Riva Audio Turbo X review

A portable speaker with a heavyweight price tag

  • £299

MusicRadar Verdict

It's not cheap, but it is worth trying if you want a quality portable speaker.


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At £300 Riva Audio's Turbo X certainly isn't one of the cheaper bluetooth speakers on the market, yet it definitely offers power and quality for the price.

It's one of the loudest portable speakers we've tried, and offers a surprisingly full sound, bearing in mind its relatively portable size and weight.

There's a handy USB port on the rear too, which allows you to charge a smartphone or tablet on the go.

It's splashproof, which is reassuring if you want to take it out and take advantage of the 26-hour battery life.

Si Truss

I'm Editor-in-Chief of Music Technology, working with Future Music, Computer Music, Electronic Musician and MusicRadar. I've been messing around with music tech in various forms for over two decades. I've also spent the last 10 years forgetting how to play guitar. Find me in the chillout room at raves complaining that it's past my bedtime.