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Riva S Bluetooth speaker review: A portable, wireless speaker for music lovers

Theo Nicolakis | March 8, 2016
The small and lightweight Riva S is a music-lover and audiophile’s portable dream-come-true.

During all my listening sessions with the Riva S, my sole complaint is a split-second quirk in TrueWireless mode which, according to Riva President Don North, is a result of how CSR's Bluetooth chipset works with TrueWireless. When I would start playing a song, it would engage in stages. First, there was a bit of lag as the left (master) speaker would start. Then, the left speaker would mute for a micro-second delay, stutter, and then the right (slave) speaker would kick in. After that, all was fine.

Audiophiles and music-lovers take note

If you’re an audiophile, you likely rue the mere thought of being parted from your high-end two-channel gear or headphones. The Riva S won’t take the place of your most treasured critical-listening gear, but it is a music-lover's portable dream come true. It’s small, lightweight, feature-rich, and it sounds oh so right. Highly recommended.

 

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