"Riva Arena is among the very best-sounding speakers of this size. Its tonal faithfulness is truly unusual, making vocals – in particular – sound more realistic than rivals."
7/11/2017 / Trusted Reviews
“The Arena produces genuine stereo (most rivals are mono), with a room-filling sound that's surprising from such a small enclosure.”
"The Bose SoundLink III sounds good, but we think the Riva Turbo X is well worth an extra $50.” and "The Bowers & Wilkins T7 sounds clear and looks nice, but the Riva Turbo X sounds fuller and more satisfying for about the same price."
"...the Riva Audio Turbo X is one of the loudest and best sounding compact Bluetooth speakers available."
"The RIVA Turbo X gets my strong recommendation for anyone who is longing for a real high performance portable speaker that is still compact but without having to make any compromises on sound or loudness."
"In terms of its sound, the Riva Turbo X has the most extended (especially in terms of bass), most even-keeled, most audiophile-friendly spectral balance of any portable, battery-powered Bluetooth loudspeaker I've yet heard."
"The Turbo X delivers rich bass with surprisingly deep extension, clear midrange that adds realism to vocals and instrumentation, and the kind of treble that high-end home audio speaker manufacturers chase after for years."
"For one, it has seven drivers in it, which is unparalleled in a portable speaker, wireless or otherwise. This translates into full sound, powerful bass and plenty of detail, not only on music, but also while watching movies in its surround sound mode."
"Once you pair it up with your source and hit Play – you’re no longer hearing the music, but actually feeling it! I don’t think I can say the same about any other Bluetooth wireless speaker I have tested so far."
"If you’re looking for a portable wireless speaker that doesn’t skimp on sound – in quantity and quality – the RIVA Turbo X is a great choice."
"The Turbo X looks like an ordinary large Bluetooth speaker, but it offers more features and better sound quality than practically anything else on the market."
"The ‘Eureka!’ moment came when North handed us a Riva Turbo X that was playing and we discovered that, even when held at not quite arm’s length, the little Riva box still continued to produce uncanny, 3D soundstages."
“What I like about these speakers is the reasonable compromise between size and weight, the quality of the sound and the fact that a power plug is optional. I tested them throughout my house and they even held up well outside.”
“The RIVA Turbo X has really impressed me and is the first Bluetooth speaker that I’ve heard that really nails it in terms of stereo separation and clean imaging.”
“The Turbo X is a nice surprise for the ears. It delivers a very balanced sound for almost all styles of music...Riva Turbo X is distinguished by its excellent sound quality and long battery life.”
"The coolest feature by far, is their custom audio processing techniques, called Trillium Surround .. They’ve actually built in seven distinct drivers, four for bass alone, into the Riva Turbo X."
“The Riva Turbo X consistently sounded way better than it’s competition. It had a way of filling the room with sound as opposed to sound limited to a specific area near the speaker."
“…boxy Bluetooth speakers are uninspiring at best, but that’s until we come across this little monster called RIVA Turbo X Bluetooth Mobile Speaker.”
“At top level, Turbo X will rock the socks off your party guests, and your neighbors will soon be pounding on your door. They will want either to join the fun or have you arrested.”
“What could be so interesting about yet another Bluetooth speaker, you ask? Mainly, the Turbo X didn't sound like a Bluetooth speaker”
“When does a Bluetooth speaker cease to be a Bluetooth speaker? Actually, it never does cease to be Bluetooth, but maybe it can cease to sound like Bluetooth. Anyway, that's the idea behind RIVA's Turbo X Bluetooth speaker”
“One of the most impressive qualities of the Turbo X is its ability to create clarity in the low end in ways you would not expect a ‘plastic box’ to do”
“RIVA Turbo X creates a dynamic, live, believable sound no matter where it’s placed, and no matter to which medium it’s connected - computer, tablet, laptop or gaming console”
“The Riva Turbo X is one of the best-sounding models I've auditioned this year. It's able to fill a large room with music thanks to three built-in speakers and 45 watts of power.”
“There are a million Bluetooth speakers in the naked city, but damned few of them that sound good from more than 3 feet away”
"Riva X's "Turbo" mode option boosts music up to 100 decibels (the bass on this thing is insane), plus it has a +26 hour battery life, and can charge your phone and tablet"
"Build quality is exceptional for a portable Bluetooth speaker, with a sturdy metal grille that wraps fully around the speaker, and high-gloss top and bottom plates in either white or black."