Denon Envaya Mini Review: A Portable And Powerful Speaker

When it comes to music, no one is ready to compromise with the quality. This is the reason why good quality speakers are in such a great demand. There are many contenders in the market and Denon Envaya Mini is the latest competitor in this market. Denon is already an established name in the Bluetooth speaker market but, it is the new Envaya range which is making the buzz.

The new Envaya Mini is a small Bluetooth speaker which is slim and compact in size. Will it be able to compete against the big players like JBL, Bose or will it go down as a just another speaker in the market? Let’s see how Denon Envaya Mini performs and whether it is worth buying or not.

Denon Envaya Mini Review

Looks and Design

Let’s come straight to the point. Envaya Mini is a marvellous and stunning piece of technology. It is available in two colours variant – blue & black and white & orange. The speaker features a circular grille effect which looks beautiful. The Denon logo in the middle of the speaker grill adds to the beauty of the speaker. The speaker comes with a soft case which makes it look more premium.

The sides of the speakers are rubber coated and power, volume & play/pause buttons are on the right side of the speaker and the ports & battery indicators on the left side of the port. The rubberised feet offers a great grip and prevent speakers from vibration at high bass.

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At first site, the speakers looks light in weight but, it actually weighs 558g. It is a good thing as it doesn’t feel like a cheap light and plastic speaker and rather it feels like a premium and solid metal speaker.

The speaker boasts of IPX4 ratings which mean you don’t need to worry about rain or drink spillage as it is a water proof device.

Connectivity Features

Envaya Mini can be connected by three methods. It can be connected via Bluetooth 4.0, Aux-in and through NFC. Yes, you can actually connect Envaya Mini by NFC by simply tapping your NFC compatible phone on the NFC logo on the speaker.

Setting up the speaker by using Bluetooth is a simple walk in a park. You just need to hold down the play/pause button for 5-8 seconds and it will appear on your smartphone’s Bluetooth menu. One of the best distinct features of this speaker is its ability to connect to eight different Bluetooth connections at a same time. A feature which works like a charm in parties.

Audio Quality

Audio Quality is the most important thing which is considered while buying a speaker. Denon Envaya Mini features dual 40mm full range drivers with an impressive 40x83mm passive radiator. It delivers crisp and clear sound without compromising with the bass quality. It uses larger drivers and features advanced MaxxAudio technology to offer excellent sound quality. The advanced signal-processing technologies used in this speaker is also a major reason for such an awesome quality of sound.

Denon Envaya Mini features aptX technology so that the sound quality remains same as in CD. The speaker does not offer 360-degree sound but, you can’t complaint about this at such an affordable price range.

Battery Life

Be it a smartphone or speakers, battery life is an important parameter. The company claims that Envaya Mini can deliver up to 10 hours of playback. However, our review unit lasted for only 6.5 hours which is also a decent battery life. The device can easily be charged via a Micro-USB cable

Keys Specifications of Denon Envaya Mini

  • 20.9×5.4×5.1cm
  • 558g
  • Dual 40mm full range drivers
  • 40x83mm passive radiator
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Aux-in
  • NFC
  • Allows up to 8 Bluetooth connections at once
  • IPX4 water resistance
  • MaxxAudio technology

Final Verdict

At INR 12,500, Denon Envaya Mini is a steal deal. The compact size of the speaker makes it a portable device and it can easily be carried in a small bag. If you are looking for a good portable wireless speaker with great design and excellent sound quality, go for Denon Envaya Mini and you will love it.


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