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

The small and lightweight Riva S is a music-lover and audiophile’s portable dream-come-true

Riva S' Trillium design features speakers on the left, right, and front
At a Glance
  • Riva Audio Riva S Bluetooth speaker

    Macworld Rating
    $249.00 MSRP $249.00
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    on Amazon

    The Riva S is a spectacular Bluetooth speaker boasting a number of features you won't find in the competition.

At a Glance
  • Macworld Rating
    $249.00 MSRP $249.00
    View
    on Amazon

    The Riva S is a spectacular Bluetooth speaker boasting a number of features you won't find in the competition.

    Pros

    • Exceptional sound in a portable form factor
    • Superb off-axis response
    • Feature-rich functionality including turntable support and wireless stereo pairing (using two units)

    Cons

    • Apple Siri doesn’t work
    • Battery life highly varies widely, depending on which features are used
    • TrueWireless stereo mode stutters audio when starting

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