Bravo Audio Ocean Tube Headphone Amplifier Review

When I first saw the Bravo Audio Ocean Mini Class A Tube Headphone Amplifier I scoffed – there is no way such a tiny unit at that price will be good for anything besides looking pretty.  Man, was I wrong!  What I quickly found out was that its’ small dimensions contain power enough to match the performance that other larger, more expensive products can provide.

I could just put this unit on the table and stare at its teal aluminum casing, which it turns out does serve a specific purpose, but I’m getting ahead of myself.  Let’s take a closer look at this unit with this Bravo Audio Ocean review.

Specifications of the Bravo Audio Ocean

  • 5.7 x 5.4 x 4.5 inches
  • Weighs about 1.5 pounds
  • Features an upscale and pleasing exterior appearance
  • Comes with a simple and straightforward construction
  • Has a very functional design
  • Marketed as a Class A headphone amplifier
  • Allows different types of audio players to produce powerful tube sounds
  • Comes with 2 input ports and 3 output ports
  • Makes use of 3.5mm RCA jacks to connect to an audio source
  • Makes use of 3.5mm or 6.35mm RCA jacks to connect to a headphone or power amp
  • Works well with the latest audio sources such as iPhone, iPod and laptop
  • Equipped with a 12AU7 tube

Pros

Like the GemTune X-1, the Bravo Audio Ocean Mini Class A Tube Headphone Amplifier remains a popular alternative for many audiophiles and individuals who are fond of listening to high-quality music since it is capable of producing high-fidelity sounds. It is lauded for its relatively smaller dimensions, lightweight construction and power similar to that of larger tube amplifiers.

It is also admired for its durable components and high-grade aluminum casing that effectively dissipates heat and allows the device to work well even for longer hours without overheating.

The Bravo Audio Ocean Mini Class A Tube Headphone Amplifier is famous among sound engineers and high-quality sound enthusiasts since it is equipped with 2 input ports that enable the device to be connected to audio sources like an iPhone, iPod or laptop.  Like the Loxjie P20, this unit is great for use with turntables.

It is also equipped with 3 output ports that make use of either a 3.5mm or 6.35mm RCA jack to connect to a power amplifier or headphones. On top of that it is sold at a reasonable price.

Cons

The Bravo Audio Ocean Class A  Headphone Amplifier, despite the abundance of useful and desirable features is usually criticized for it easily goes out of stock. The aluminum casing used in its design usually becomes hot and might cause burns. In addition to that, the product is not eligible for shipping in some countries and not backed by an applicable warranty.