Ultimate Ears Blast Bluetooth Speaker : Cuts out a lot

If you like alexa you will love this speaker. I got already alexa at home but the fact that this speaker has alexa built in is just amazing, you can now bring alexa on holidays with you without limits considering that the speaker is powered by battery and also waterproof. You will never need your phone again to play music cause the speaker will connect straight to the wifi and play the music from your favorite music provider such as spotify. (no more music interruption if somebody call you on your phone while music is playing). I’ve also notice since i’ve purchased the device that they integrated new funcions in the system such as spotify music and they also fixed some small bugs, this means that they are always improving the software. Really like this speakerno blast no party.

I am rating this four stars because of sound quality. The size and weight are what i expected. The volume can go up really high. The quality and depth of sound is adequate and it’ll be fine for the holidays we have this year, in a cottage, on the beach, etc. But it’s far from hi fidelity. The alexa support is actually quite good and did what i expected (i also have echo products) so i’m not sure what other reviewers expected. Lovely product design and easy to use, hold, carry around, and charge.

My nephew took one of these speakers (without alexa) on holiday with us – and we were all blown away with the sound around the pool. I bought this one with alexa to use in the bathroom so i could skip through songs and change playlists without having to touch it while showering or in bath. When it connects with wifi, so i’m guessing anything you ask alexa to do – it constantly drops playback – sometimes it will resume – almost as though it is buffering. Sometimes it wont – it just stops like it forget what it was doing. This is the same with spotify, or tunein radio stations. The help says move your router – isolate it from electrical interference – but i must have 20 things in this house using the wifi – and this is the only thing that has connection problems. Anyway using through bluetooth seems to be fine – and it was less than £100 in the sale – so i am keeping it – hopefully ue will do something with firmware or software and sort it out.

Sound is fantastic, alexa so easy, use app on phone too.

  • Sounds great – Wifi and/or Alexa isn’t
  • Love it. Great size and sound quality is good
  • Exceptionally good speaker!

Ultimate Ears Blast Bluetooth Speaker, Portable Wi-Fi/Loud Waterproof Wireless Speaker with Amazon Alexa Voice Control – Yellow

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  • With Amazon Alexa hands-free voice control: Just ask Alexa to blast tunes from Amazon music*, Spotify or* TuneIn, change tracks, check the weather or try any of Alexa’s skills
  • Seriously waterproof and virtually indestructible
  • Minimum OS requirements : iOS 10.2 or Android 5.0.

Whilst the sound and volume are really good, it constantly disconnects from bluetooth and no matter what ive tried to do, i cant get it to keep a sustained connection.

I ordered the ue blast last night on amazon prime as an impulse purchase as i already own 2 of the ue boom2. It wasn’t until after completing the order that i looked at the reviews which seemed to highlight a number of issues mainly around using the alexa function. The blast arrived by lunchtime the next day which i still think is great considering the order was placed the previous evening which was a bank holiday monday. Before trying out the speaker i connected it to my phone via bluetooth, downloaded the app (different to the app for ue boom) then connected it to my internet and immediately updated the firmware. Once this was completed i linked the device to my amazon account and so far no issues whatsoever. The blast plays my amazon music just by using the alexa wake word and works for the smart plugs i have in the house. All the voice commands have been picked up and actioned so far. I will need to look into changing the wake word for my echo devices though so i can use this speaker throughout the house without activating them when i want to use the speaker (would be nice if i could change the wake word on the ue instead)my only complaint so far is that you cannot link the boom 2 to the blast, as stated previously i own 2 of the booms and would really like to have been able to connect them all. I am happy to be corrected but i see this as being a deliberate firmware lock down rather than restrictions on the hardware. This is the only reason why i would give 4 rather than 5 stars.

Just ask for a selection from an artist or era and it plays as well as repeating your favourites. It goes around the house with me and we now have a carrier so we can take it on holiday with us.

The sound quality of this speaker is great, it is also quite loud when at full volume. At full charge the battery life is good, however it seems to take quite a while to charge the speaker once it goes flat. You also need to keep your phone relatively close to it when playing music, as the bluetooth connection can struggle (especially between thick walls) and therefore sometime the music can skip or pause. Not used in or around water yet so can’t comment on that, but looking forward to throwing in the carry on bag next time we go on holidays, as it will be perfect to use in the apartment or around the pool.

The sound quality from such small package is very impressive all my music sounds brilliant & its so handy to be able to use it in the garden in the nice weather highly recommended.

At the standard price, this is expensive; but bought at a discount then is a very good buy. Sound quality & volume is excellent, and omnidirectional, so ideal for outdoor use. Being waterproof is also a bonusyou need to be in the alexa camp to make the most of it though, although it can be used as a normal bluetooth speaker if notthe alexa experience is not quite up to echo standard, but acceptable; and, given a strong wi-fi signal, can work in the some distance away from the houseif you don’t want to fiddle with charging the speaker with a micro usb socket (hidden beneath the rubber base plug), i would recommend the optional charging dock; but it is way too expensive at £35, (and really should be included as standard. )shop around – currys had a half price offer on recently.

I bought this primarily to provide good quality sound for my mobile devices (phone and tablet). For this task, it works very well and sound quality is great. However, documentation for connecting to wifi was not brilliant and it took some time to resolve. I tried using ipad, iphone, laptop running ubuntu and finally had to reboot an old laptop running win 7 before the s/w worked. The original unit stopped working after a few days. It kept turning itself off despite being housed on the charging unit – so therefore not an obvious loss of power. This was resolved by amazon’s excellent returns system. A new speaker arrived 2 days after i had an online chat with amazon customer services. ***** for amazon cust servsall seems ok now apart from alexa has a tendency to drop the wifi connection when playing direct through the internet. I resolve this by connecting via tablet or phone rather than directly using alexa.

Great speaker lovely deep bass sound guality great , i’ve been using it in the garden for several weeks. I love it alexa players all the music i want. I wanted a rugged speaker as we have two large dog ,chances of it being knocked over are high ,plus we have a lot of water in the garden with 2 ponds and a large paddling pool for the dogs to play in. So loving the fact it’s waterproof.

Nice unit and connection easy and constant.

Good value for money and connectivity is great. I’ve bought four of these and they are easy to use.

I prefer the wonderboom – this one cuts out a lot.

Setup was great if not perfectly straightforward. However on looking closer the ue blast shipped without a bottom cap so the micro usb port is exposed to water which means it won’t be fully waterproof. This is seriously dissapointing as i was just starting to enjoy using alexa with spotify but now i’m going to have to return the device.

Love the look of this speaker. It is very sturdy and robust. Volume and sound quality is great. However, i am mainly bluetoothing from my phone to it. When i’ve tried spotify and the radio directly, wirelessly to the internet it kept cutting out. The alexa feature is ok if you’re into that sort of thing; i rarely use it.

Love it and a great price too.

Super loud while keeping great quality, the app lets you fine tune settings of the speaker or just use their regular settings and it still sounds great.

Superb quality, but slightly smaller than i expected. The speaker when turned up loud was very loud in comparison to the size. Great speaker for the price, but would recommend buying the charging dock if using it often at home. If you want something smaller and less expensive than the megaboom then i would recommend it, but much smaller than what the images show above.

The main concern people have with this speaker is the ultimate ears app, which is not very good. However you only need to use the app for initial setup, which i found to be quick and straightforward. After that you can control the alexa functions using amazon’s alexa app. This allows you to learn about new skills, change your preferences, and so on. I use amazon prime music, so found it easy to play stuff from my library. Once the speaker is set up, alexa works very well on this. I find the microphone picks up male voices better than female, and you have to yell a bit if you want it to hear you while it is playing music. But as it learns your voice, it gets better. It responds to commands quite quickly, and i have had no problems with the software, or the wifi connectivity. The speaker itself is excellent- which is just as well considering the price.

Ue booms are far superior to any other speaker i have had, the quality is out of this world puts dr dre to shame and the more expensive boos and the likes.

Ultimate Ears UE MEGABOOM Marina Bluetooth/Wireless Speaker – Blown away

I work in a noisy industry but the megaboom is up to it, it ticks all of my requirements and sounds better than some of my fellow workers players, who prefer to listen to my player with it’s lovely sound range. It doesn’t meet the battery life when played at full power, i got about 8 hours. If you download the app to your mobile you also get ‘alexa’ thrown in which can be a bonus. It beats most competition for size price power.

This thing is rock solid and performs like s total beast. The pairing mode is awesome as it instantly turns a pair into a true stereo setup and if you use the aux jack, a recent update means there’s now zero latency which is real good for musicians. Ue have made another outstanding quality product. Always impressed with their stuff.

Firstly i loved the description, i love my music everywhere and something delicate and pretty was just not going to cut the mustard. Also being able to wash it is a big plusi ordered this beast on wednesday and it arrived 48 hours later. You know the sticky, pain in the face, security stickers?.Yeah well, it has them but they put none sticky tabs on them so it’s easier to open than grabbing the closest knife or scissors. Pull the tab, sticky label just pulls off. Not delicate pretty but durable pretty. All the cables are luminous green /yellow so you will know exactly who stole your charger and they are sturdy too, no flimsy rubbish here. Turning it on, your gran who can’t change the channel?. She will be able to turn it on, it’s that easy. Then the wonderful sound of jungle drums indicates that its on. Honestly, it’s like rolling the dice in a game of jumanji, you know you are in for a wild timebluetooth?.

There are not many words to describe how good this speaker really is but i’ll try to explain. I never leave the house with out this speaker now as it seems to be able to bring a party anywhere with more than enough sound and amazing bass. The waterproofing is faultless and i have taken this speaker in a pool and shower multiple times with no problems. The app is also genius, my favourite feature being that i can turn the speaker on and off from the app alone with no need to touch the speaker itself. People always fight over who’s going to connect to this when i’m out because it’s that good sound. The battery is more than good enough to last 15 hours on full blast before i have to charge it. Definitely recommend if you have the cash, you will not be disappointed.

I spent a good few days reading reviews as they are quite expensive and i wanted 2 of them. I would compare them with a midi stereo system sound/volume so £180 for a pair puts it in the same pricing as said systems. The one downside is the only instructions are h&s and battery disposal with no user manual so everything has to be web searched. Not had them long enough to comment on battery life or durability.

Ordered one of these last month and had a few issues, the sound was crackling on one side and it also wouldn’t charge. Messaged the seller and they told me to return it and order a new one, which i done. Old one gone, refunded the same day and new one ordered. Very next day i had a new speaker. Also the speaker had gone up by 6 quid which i was refunded by the seller. Now a month in it’s still impressive, when friends and family hear it they’re shocked at how good it sounds. Great speaker is a understatement, would highly recommend. Just so people know if you want your music loud you do have to turn the equalizer on the down further than you think.

  • Exceptional !
  • Wow! This was the bargain of the year!
  • For the three months I was away the speaker was really great, very loud

I paid £89 for this rather than £140 full price and i would have been very disappointed at £140. It isn’t that bad and the app is a nice touch but i bought a logitech x300 for £50 four years ago and i reckon it sounds better. Better in that it’s nicer to listen to. Also i was suprised how quiet it is – i was expecting quite a lot from something that had good reviews and ‘megaboom’ in it’s title. The final disappointment was that the supplied, oddly shaped microusb cable wouldn’t fit in the poorly placed charging port of the speaker. In the end i found a ps4 charging cable that would fit throught the waterproofing.

For the price, getting a waterproof, shockproof speaker that produces great sound at all ranges and produces great volume even in a packed room. The function that you can pair with other devices is fa tasting for parties and the app is easy to use. Only down side is that when high volume the bass struggles to keep up. However this happens with most sub £300 speakers.

Ue megaboom, 2 speakers, lag present ( on ios ) when in stereo mode bluetooth with 2 speakers with latest firmware as of dec 2017 ( tried older firmware 1. 71 and lag was reduced i think but still too annoying, but it had other issues and bugs and features missing ), it feels a tiny bit laggy with just one speaker but two is impossible to watch video, i think i’ll have to wait for portable airplay 2. 0 devices to come out for this to really work, does any brand support 2 wireless portable speakers in stereo without lag in video?.I mean i expect lag but airplay does a sync so the video delays itself by the same amount making it all appear in sync. So don’t expect to play video with 2 speakers in sync, but then i don’t think any wireless solution exists for this at this time. Sound quality, good but not great but then are any at this size?. They handle 50% volume fine but higher and it distorts – sure to have weaker bass i can accept but to distort so badly is a flaw imo and it should be calibrated to tail off the bass if it cannot handle it, maybe you like your music distorted and just loud though??, maybe that is expecting too much but even with 2 devices they don’t quite get where i want them for music with any kind of punch, the bass at lower volumes doesn’t distort but then is relatively weak unless the speakers are strategically placed in echoey locations say corners of rooms. Design, nice style and soft touch material, cannot plug in external audio or charger without turning device upside down though.

Love this bluetooth speaker, love amazon. The original purchase was faulty, amazon replaced it before i could pack and return the original. Leans towards the bass end of the eq spectrum which can be tamed by the user app. I’m not complaining, it’s just an onservation.

This is only my first impressions but this is amazing it sounds great and the bass did surprise me. The battery lasts around 17 hours at 50% volume which is very good. I am overall impressed with this speaker especially for 89 pounds can’t fault it.


From the manufacturer

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Bold, yet beautiful

UE Megaboom is a wireless portable speaker on steroids. Blast freakishly amazing 360-degree sound with deep, heart-pounding bass–everywhere you go. Designed for spontaneity. It is bold, beautiful and unbelievably light. Crafted from the most premium materials, UE Megaboom is gorgeous but tough. Looking good was never this easy.

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Get wet. Get dirty. Get wild.

Go anywhere, start a rage anywhere. UE Megaboom outdoor wireless speakers have a waterproof (IPX7) grab and go shape that is shockingly light – 1.7 pounds. Whether you’re dancing in the rain, barrelling down a mountain or just causing mischief with friends, its durability and easy portability make it right for you.

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Party up

PartyUp app allows you to wirelessly connect more than 50 speakers using the UE app. You’d never walk all the way to your TV to turn it on/off and you shouldn’t have to with your wireless speaker either. Use the UE Megaboom app to control the party from afar and to unlock an expanding set of additional features like the musical alarm and fully customisable five-band EQ. So grab your friend’s speakers and your friend’s friend’s speakers, and head to any location you can dream up to take the party to a new level.

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Music everywhere

UE Megaboom blasts 360-degree sound with deep, heart-pounding bass – everywhere you go. Designed to incite epic parties and minor riots, UE Megaboom is a portable Bluetooth speaker on steroids.

Designed for you

UE Megaboom waterproof Bluetooth speaker is the life of any party. It rocks any beach or house party with its intense sound and vibrant colour. This is no wallflower.

Compatibility and wireless capabilities

Smartphone, tablet, any other device that supports wireless Bluetooth speaker audio profile – Grab it, connect it, rock it. No Bluetooth? No sweat, the 3.5 mm audio output has you covered. Got a call to make? Phones that support Bluetooth Hands-Free Profile seamlessly connect. And wander on you, walk-talker, your mobile range of play is up to 33 m.

Easy setup

Four buttons. That’s all it takes. Connection through Bluetooth or NFC is a breeze. With 100-feet / 30 m Bluetooth wireless speaker range, 20-hours rechargeable battery and the perfect design, it will bring the music anywhere. Portability knows no bounds.

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Dimensions 4.0 x 13.5 cm 6.4 x 18 cm 8.4 x 22.6 cm
Weight 330 g 548 g 877 g
IPX rating IPX 7 IPX 7 IPX 7
Wireless 20 m 30 m 30 m
Battery life 9 hours 15 hours 20 hours
Power Micro USB rechargeable Micro USB rechargeable Micro USB rechargeable
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The reviews were so promising. I really want to like this speaker but its just not that great. If i had paid the £140 – £250 price that some colours seem to go for i would be seriously miffed. I chose the rather garish mclaren one at £89, i don’t really care what colour it is. The build quality seems good an its easy to connect and use. The sound however is less than stellar. The sound is just not as rich as i would have thought. The bass is too thin and the mid tones are down right muddy at higher volumes. Maybe im expecting too much from what is a portable speaker?.

Sound better than expected, battery life better than expected looks better than expected. Did not test the water resistance. Box that comes with it is poorly made only thing they could improve, also the app could have battery percentage and time remaining for the battery depletion.

Bought two ue boom 2’s two years ago and still absolutely love them. Sound quality and battery life are still as good as the day i got them. Now with the megaboom at £89 i had to buy two of these (even though i only needed one). I cannot believe just how good these speakers are.In house i can connect them both to my turntable via 3. 5mm jack and splitter and use them as a soundbar for the tv using the same method from the earphone out. Summer bbq’s i have one in the kitchen, one in the living room, one in the conservatory and one in the garden. All link perfectly through the app with no drop out thanks to the great bluetooth range. I don’t see the need for the alexa addition to the new model as i always control my music through my phone or tablet which are usually in easier reach than the speakers. I cannot recommend these enough.

I have two of these now and i think they’re amazing. One can fill a large garden alone but paired up you can either get a stereo sound or get them both playing mono, they perform well either way. The battery life is amazing, can last for a full days bbq’ing. Every time someone sees them for the first time they want to know more about them. Expensive but totally worth it, especially if you can catch them when they’re under £150.

I bought this so that i could pair it (party up) with my smaller boom3 but when i paired my phone i noticed that the megoboom was much quieter than the smaller boom2 (even on full volume) i will admit the bass is more noticeable on the mega boom. But it’s far from impressive. I’m very happy with the build quality. When used over nye the speaker did last all night. (which it should considering it boasts something like a 20 hour battery life) but the next morning i checked the battery life and it reported 1% whilst the boom3 was on 60%this leaves me slightly disappointed with my purchase but it was at a good price and works.

This is the most expensive speaker i’ve ever bought. I love this speaker, from the look of it to the sound it is really nice. The app is a really nice touch giving the ability to turn the speaker on and off and change equalizers. This speaker fills up my (large) kitchen with loud sound. I can hear music even on the other end of the house clearly. This thing also *feels* tough, like it would take some work to damage or break it. It’s also much lighter than i expected but still has a good heft to itvery good buy i am really happy with my purchase.

UE Megaboom is the 360 degrees wireless Bluetooth speaker that drops bold, immersive sound in every direction

I bought the megaboom (mclaren version) for just under £90 over the black friday sale season and it’s fantastic. The sound quality is pretty awesome, and it gets loudone function that i’d forgotten about, is the ability to pair 2 or more ue speakers, using the ue app, to form a play party. Basically, the music plays from all linked speakers at once. Just open the app, link the speakers and play your music via an app such as spotify or deezer and you’re awayhaving used the speaker for just a couple of hours, i can’t report how long the battery lasts, however i’ve got the smaller ue blast and it’s great. If you’re still able to pick up this speaker for £90, don’t even give it a 2nd thought, it’s a genuine bargain.

It is large compared to other bluetooth speakers and produces a good quality sound however i would not reccommend paying the price its listed at as its slightly overpriced. Yes its durable but i found the battery life runs out alot quicker than listed and takes a long time to charge. Overall though i was pleased with the product so i rated it 3 out of 5 stars.

Love the portability, sound quality and general look of this funky speaker. Used extensively outside at an event we recently attended where i wanted loud music at a feed station (a running event). Would recommend this product and its baby brother, my son has the smaller one which is obviously much more portable and lighter.

It’s volume is really impressive, it’s pretty dam strong, it’s not too big, the base is pretty good, the ue app is useful and you can change the equaliser. Had it for 8 months now and the battery problem other people have had occurred, but after leaving it on charge using the original charger that came with the speaker for a few hours it was fine again. Also, a couple hours to charge and the speaker literally does last up to 20 hours.

I got this for £100 on the black friday sale. I replaced my speaker system with this after it broke down. It takes up very little space and portable when need be – which is exactly what i need. I don’t worry about throwing it in the bag – it’s durable and i never ran out of battery (for my casual use) good enough for me. It is loud enough to be used in pubs/loud environments when my phone speakers fail. However, it is quite heavy and big though so may not be the most portable solution you’re looking for. I would double-check the weight and the dimensions. I was surprised when i first held it in my hands.

Works well indoors but better outdoors. Can also pair with other ue speakers and the remote app is genuinely useful (turn speaker on/off and fiddle with the equaliser settings). Goes surprisingly loud but bass can tail off.

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Awesome sound,ended up purchasing two to pair up through the app (panther and red white mclaren). Bass signature is great but lacks slightly compared to say the bose soundlink mini 2 but overall an excellent balanced sound and the trade off between portability,durability,pairing,battery life is well worth it. So far i have encountered no issues with battery problems. Perfect for holidays,poolside,beach,bbq’s etc especially with two paired together. Couldn’t be happier & i am seriously considering adding a couple more whilst they’re cheap.

Bought this as a speaker for work. I work with a bunch of guys that could pass gorilla’s half the time, nothing lasts. Doesn’t matter where we have taken it, still going strong. Beach, pool, climbing, cycling, all night party. Very robust and the sound is brilliant. It takes probably 10 – 20 hours to break the speaker in before the bass gets going. Once it does it’s awesome, especially considering the size of the thing. It’s obviously the largest boom speaker, but it’s still very portable.

I love this speaker, it has great sound at low and high volume, so easy to use, the battery lasts for ages (i was playing it in my car for 5 hours at 50% charge and it didnt go down to 40%). The only minor complaint is that once it is charged, it doesnt hold the charge as well as i would like, nothing major, but it does lose a significant amount of power over a week or 2. But i read the reviews of this, some people complained about the charger cable not working, not had any issues there with mine. I was originally thinking of buying a bose soundlink as my mum has one and i really liked the sound from it, i dont notice any difference between her speaker and this, its very good.

My son bought one of these and i was impressed with his so bought my own. He had done heaps of research on blue tooth speakers. The sound quality is just awesome, i have heard details in songs i know well that i have not heard beforeput two speakers together and you have some amazing sound. The app is good too so you can adjust the sound. Apart from that it looks fab, does not take too much room and so easily mobile. One of the best things i have bought for a long time.

I bought this speaker before summer 2017. For the three months i was away the speaker was really great, very loud, had a long battery life, resisted any water it came into contact with well and did not take long to charge. However as soon as i got home, in mid september it stopped working. I googled the problem and many others seem to have the same issue. No matter how long i charged it for it would say ‘low charge’ or make a sad beeping sound. Eventually i got it to work once or twice at random after charging it for hours, keeping it plugged in charging and pressing buttons at the same time while trying again and again to connect it with my phone. It won’t work at all if it isn’t charging which defeats the purpose of a long battery life as i can’t bring it places. Now that it’s coming up to summer once more i would really like to use it again, and i am quite disappointed after spending a fair amount of money on this item that it didn’t really last long enough at all and isn’t working now. I enjoyed it while it lasted but it really did not work for a long enough time at all so for that reason i am disappointed in the product and will be looking to other brands in the future when purchasing portable speakers.

Awesome, piece of equipment. I am a bit of audio freek and like good quality music. The megaboom is absolutely fantastic, from the design to the actual sound quality ultimate ears have certainly done a good job. The design is very robust and that is good because i do not have to worry about it getting damaged or wet. The sound quality for exceeded my expectations along with the volume (for a portable speaker this is very loud). The battery is very good as well. I have been using the speaker for around 4-5 hours most days and i only charge it every few days. I would highly recommend this speaker to anyone.

I bought this to use with a macbook before the apple homepod was available. It’s a very powerful speaker giving clear sound for movies and music. Links easily to apple products. Battery life is excellent and the time to full recharge is quite quick. You can also link more than one speaker together. If you don’t need a smart speaker like the homepod or alex, the ue megaboom is a relatively inexpensive alternative. I had one snag when the speaker simply would not connect – took me a while to figure out that it needed an update – this has to be done via the mobile app.

Colourful acoustic skin with plasma coating makes the UE Megaboom outdoor speakers water and stain resistant

£89 for the quality this speaker offers is great. I bought jbl charge 3 before and was so dissapointed with its miffled sound it went straight back. Considered new version of megaboom but i dont care about dust proofing, usb at side so saved a fortune and bought this one. Sounds brilliant and i am really pleased with it. Jbl looks quite cool but the sound is dreadfull in comparison. If you are considering both, buy this.

It’s my first portable speaker purchase ever. Only flaw is the charging process. You have to flip the item upside down and take off a cover to charge it. Not convenient if this is to be used permanently for indoors in one room. The yellow cable makes a charcoal coloured speaker look very untidy (see pics)anyway, else i am happy with my purchase.

I’ve been through so many portable speakers and they’re never loud enough, there’s never enough bass and they never last very long. I gave up after a while with portable speakers and then ultimate ears came along. Everything about it – the sound, the design, the shape and size. I really do love my ue speaker. I was reluctant because of the price but it’s truly worth every penny. Side note – i’ve dropped my speaker on the beach before and all i had to do was brush the sand off wth my hand and it was like it never happened. Very robusti can’t think of any downsides to the speaker. Can’t wait to see what the future holds for this brand as it is always good to have a brand you can rely on.

My expectations for the ue megaboom 1 was set high having listened to the ue boom 1 in various settings, from small rooms to outdoor parks. Sadly, the megaboom did not meet my expectations for its price. The flat sound stood out the most with a very weak bass. Powerful mid range exceeded the low and high ranges, affecting the overall sound quality. Taking into account the different genre’s of music, equaliser settings (for the speaker) and spotify’s equaliser and sound quality- the speaker was not able to create the dynamic atmosphere that i was looking for. I will be returning the product in search for a speaker more set to my specifications. Other than the sound quality, i was not able to fully test the battery life, however, the high quality materials used on the product ensures significant durability and a sturdy build.

This seems a well made, robust speaker and it certainly gets loud. The sound quality is pretty good for something this size but it can seem a bit harsh at high volumes and the bass a little boomy. But, that said, in most situations you wouldn’t need the volume anywhere near maximum. Using the megaboom app i was able to do a firmware update when i first got the speaker but the app seems a little flaky. It won’t always turn the speaker on and the volume controls are sometimes a little slow to work. But it’s not the end of the world and you can obviously use the speaker without the app. I’ve not encountered the charging problems some people have had. I charged it when i first got it and several hours’ use have reduced the battery to about 75%. I would imagine it will last somewhere around 14/15 hours on a charge. For the money this cost me, £89 on a deal, this is a more than decent speaker and worth buying but i’m not sure it’s worth the high price some versions of it are being sold for.

I bought this for going to bbq contests, i like music in my cook area but need something durable and water proof, preferrably with a bit of poke too. The megaboom is great, it sounds generally fab for a portable speaker. Ok it’s a bit lacking in bass for my taste, but it does well for it’s size. In terms of audio clarity for my needs though, i love it. Added bonus of being waterproof, thus i can clean it and all-day battery life for when we are at events with unreliable power. So much so, i’m going to buy a second so that i can run a stereo pair.

The Portable speaker’s 20 hour rechargeable battery gives you non-stop music

Managed to get this for £85 . Bought this as a gift for my 16 year old brother as i am crazy over him haha. He could easily tell the difference in sound and quality.The colours are great, especially coz blue and orange have a special meaning between me and my brother so it was just so perfect in every way . He couldn’t stop thanking me. And i can’t stop thanking ue for this wonderful speaker .

This year i have bought 2 things that i consider value for money, the 1st being spotify and this is the second , it’s packaged beautify and comes with a luminous yellow charge cable. At first i thought it was broken until i downloaded the app to go with it then i was amazed by how loud and bassey it was. The sound fills my house i’m astounded at how well it performs and how crisp the sound is and the build quality is brilliant it’s heavy and nothing feels flimsy about it the buttons are easy to use i will admit it took me a minute to find the volume buttons but once linked to my phone it was a doddle to use. I cannot recommend this speaker enough the battery lasted from full charge for just over 16hours which is plenty , as for being waterproof i don’t intend on getting it wet but i will take the manufacturers word for it as everything they claim it does it has excelled at. If you’re looking for a decent wireless speaker buy one you won’t be disappointed.

I bough this speaker as it had nice battery life and value to the price was also very good in compare to other products. It’s quite loud but louder it gets sound quality is much worse in compare to bose revolvel link however is three times cheaper and i need it at work in noisy environment so that didn’t bother me. My only issue was battery life. First use it died after four hours from full charge but i used that few day after charging so though fair enough. Second time i took it straight off the charger long two days charge and again 4 hours and died. I think it was a faulty model which amazon is going to replace however blaming customer that overcharged its quite poor experience at it means that speaker doesn’t have any safety features to cut off charging while its full.

Great sound, nearly all the frequencies are there and nicely balanced. The sound only falters at super high volumes, but if you keep it below these levels (still plenty loud enough) you will be most impressed with the sound from these. Battery life is great, you won’t get 20 hours if you’re pushing them hard, maybe 8 or 9, but that’s still pretty good. And best of all they come with a no-quibble 2 year warranty. Mine developed a charging fault where it wouldn’t accept charge, a known issue on early models, but they sent a new one out very quickly, didn’t even want the old one back. Great purchase, mate of mine has two and i might do the same one day. Can’t go wrong with these, awesome speakers.

Ultimate Ears BOOM 2 Wireless/Bluetooth Speaker – Beautiful Rich Sound, Plenty of Bass

We got this to use in a large warehouse environment so the guys working in there could have decent sound wherever they were in the warehouse. It sounds pretty good, is pretty loud, reliable and built like a tank and it goes wherever they go – so excellent in that regard. The fidelity is good, but not exactly hi-fi (i find the treble lacking). I would have gone for the bang & olufsen p2 at a similar price (the p2 sound quality is incredible) but the p2 is more fragile and is plagued by reliability issues (the bluetooth just stops working after a few months) and we needed something reliable that wouldn’t break under constant use and abuse. We’re pretty satisfied with this. But if b&o ever get their act together regarding the reliability of the p2, i’d go for that if looking for something where sound quality rather than indestructability is the key requirement.

I live on a boat so the waterproof feature was a huge selling point for me. I haven’t dropped it in yet but have cruised in heavy rain and not had any problems. The sound quality is great and the battery lasts a very long time. The bluetooth works a treat i hook it up to both my phone, and laptop when i’m watching movies. People have mentioned that it’s a bit chunky, and it is. It has a feeling of real quality to it. It’s clearly very well made. I’ve had my ue boom for quite a few months now and it’s been bashed around a fair bit and carried around in backpacks many times and it still looks great.

Sound: quality, good bass with a nice, enriched sound. I’ve heard speakers that can get louder, but really this gets as loud as you need to it be. Granted, i use this mainly for indoor use and less so for outdoor parties. Design: while it has a stripped back, simplistic design, it has clearly been made with a ‘function over aesthetic’ mindset. As a result, expect a barely noticeable cylinder of a speaker that performs well and is as durable as such a simple design implies; this speaker, as well as having waterproof capabilities, can endure more than a few tumbles down the stairs. App: the app compliments the speaker well, while it doesn’t add much to the speaker in terms of functionality, it is useful to be able to turn on the speaker without actually having to go up to it and pressing the on button, and it is also useful for showing the battery percentage. Battery life: the battery lasts a decent amount of time, though a little longer wouldn’t have hurt. One gripe i have, though minor, is that while you can play the speaker while charging, you cannot if you begin charging it from dead, and it seems quite a long while until you pass this point. Wanting to belt some music and hearing, ‘charging, please wait,’ in the voice of a robotic female that is trying her best, is a little anti-climactic. Overall, a great purchase, and one that i am very glad i made. Here are the specifications for the Ultimate Ears BOOM 2 Wireless/Bluetooth Speaker:

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  • Ultimate Ears wireless Bluetooth speaker provides 360 degree surround sound for a rich, crisp and powerful audio experience
  • This portable speaker pairs with up to eight Bluetooth devices at the same time, with a mobile range up to 33 m/100 ft and NFC enabled
  • Ultimate Ears Bluetooth speakers are multi-award winning including 2016 IF Design Awards and What Hi-Fi 5 star awards across the whole range
  • Ultimate Ears waterproof speaker can be immersed in water up to 1 m for 30 minutes
  • Connect your portable Bluetooth speakers with echo dot (2nd generation) for hands-free voice control of UE BOOM 2 with Alexa, to play music from Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio and TuneIn

For a single, standalone speaker, the sound quality of this speaker is surprisingly good. Volume can be turned up so that it is very loud, without ‘vibrating’, which is ideal for certain outdoor situations. I haven’t had it out when it is raining as it doesn’t look like it would resist a lot of water, so i can’t comment on its water resistance. A fully recharged battery lasts for up to ~6 hours. You can download an app so you can control it from your phone. I don’t think that you can control it in a similar way from your computer although i stand to be corrected.

Cheaper than the special edition ones being sold in john lewis on black friday for £95. Quick delivery, great sound for all of the types of music i have. Sleek design though you have to lay the speaker on its side to charge it via cable and wall plug. Comes 40% charged and charges up fully very quickly. App is a bit rubbish though that isn’t the seller’s responsibility, however, something buyers should be aware of. My main speakers are bose and this is a fantastic travel speaker.

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  • Great value, durable, well made, waterproof speaker with excellent battery life.
  • what a dissapointment

I’ve tried loads of portable speakers over the years ie bose jambox sony etc but none are remotely as good as these. . Superb soundloud ( not distorted )easy to charge with the bright yellow charger includedvery quick and efficient bluetooth pairingwater resistant so ok fo the bathroomgreat build qualitygreat colorscan form a stereo pair if you have 2.

I bought this boom 2 product together with a tronsmart t6, also from amazon. The boom 2 costs twice as much as the t6. The boom 2 is smaller and waterproof but the tronsmart has more and easier-to-use controls. The boom 2 is also more robust. Ultimately what it comes down to, and the main purpose of the device is sound. It’s hugely different – both devices seem clear to my ear, though i’m not an expert on fidelity ( ed : too right. Just ask his wife) but the tronsmart t6 produces much more bass without obliterating the treble and mid range. The boom 2 is good – nice and loud but the bass on the t6 is just so much more satisfyinglarger room.

Like all the reviews below say. . I’ve had 2 really good bluetooth speakers and they’ve finally expired. Read the reviews on amazon and online, all of which pointed to the boom2. I’ve learned that running your speaker in for a couple of hours isn’t a myth and it really does improve the range and especially the bass. 4 hours in, it’s everything the other reviews said it was. Amazing volume without distortion. Uncanny 360 degree sound which is hard to believe. Dithering and second guessing about a purchase is fault of mine.

Recently attended a retreat where more than half the teachers were using ultimate ears speakers, with the boom 2 leading the way. Perfect for background music for work place or classes, as well as for social events – especially in party mode. The concept of having up to 150 of these units all synced together is incredible, and i’d love to see how it would work in a real world situation. Once you update the firmware on the speaker, you get great battery life, great sound and easy use with multiple devices. People keep asking me about it and where they can get one, so it sells itself. The waterproof feature is ideal for poolside, or for outdoor work. Mine has been rained on and covered in mud, and still works perfectly.

After reading all the reviews i have to say i am somewhat disappointed with this speaker. Yes it has good clarity of sound but the bass is non existent. I have sonos speakers in the house so i compared it to the sonos 1. Unfortunately the sonos 1 blew it out water, there was no comparrison to be had, the sonos was superior in every way, clarity, bass, volume. These two speakers are similarly priced. I also compared it to the bose soundlink and again i felt i had the inferior product, there is just so much more bass with the bose. If i could, i would have returned it and bought the bose. I have no idea why other reviewers think this is so good. I bought this speaker at half its rrp and still feel disappointed, i’d have been gutted if id paid full price.

Ultimate Ears Blast Bluetooth Speaker – Great build quality, volume and sound quality

The main concern people have with this speaker is the ultimate ears app, which is not very good. However you only need to use the app for initial setup, which i found to be quick and straightforward. After that you can control the alexa functions using amazon’s alexa app. This allows you to learn about new skills, change your preferences, and so on. I use amazon prime music, so found it easy to play stuff from my library. Once the speaker is set up, alexa works very well on this. I find the microphone picks up male voices better than female, and you have to yell a bit if you want it to hear you while it is playing music. But as it learns your voice, it gets better. It responds to commands quite quickly, and i have had no problems with the software, or the wifi connectivity. The speaker itself is excellent- which is just as well considering the price.

This is perhaps one of the best portable speakers i’ve used in terms of build quality, connectivity and sound quality (for its size). It features lots of connectivity options including bluetooth and wi-fi. The built-in amazon alexa works very well, although it’s very slightly slower at responding compared to amazon’s own alexa speakers – this is the speaker that actually introduced me to the amazing world of alexa and the sole reason i now have 1 echo spot and 3 echo dots. I initially disregarded voice control as a gimmick but didn’t realise how useful it would especially for home automation such as controlling lights with lightwave rf and controlling the heating with tado. Sound quality is excellent for the size of the speaker. It’s crisp and clear with a decent amount of bass (just don’t expect it to shake anything). It can go extremely loud without any distortion, outperforming every speaker i’ve tried (of a similar size). This isn’t the most lightweight speaker you’ll find but the build quality is exceptional and seems like it will withstand heavy abuse. It’s also completely waterproof so it’s perfect for using in the shower, bath, hot tub or pool. Battery life is very good at 12 hours – long enough to not have to worry about charging it.

Ue booms are far superior to any other speaker i have had, the quality is out of this world puts dr dre to shame and the more expensive boos and the likes.

I bought this speaker to take on the road with me as i work away from home the majority of the time. The sound quality is excellent whether listening to an audio book or some power metal and the waterproofing appears to be flawless. I’ve not used the alexa integration much as it’s not compatible with captive hotel wi-fi portals but when i have used it, it has been adequate if a little unresponsive unless i issue commands from very close. The biggest gripe i have with this speaker is the battery longevity. At first, the battery life was excellent and i only needed to charge it every couple of weeks with occasional use (mostly i just used it for 30-45 minutes in the morning to listen to a bbc iplayer episode or similar). I’ve owned it for about a year now and the battery life has fallen to less than an hour (and it won’t work at all while the battery is low even if it’s plugged in. I also bought the ‘power up’ dock about 3 months ago and found that it’s extremely unreliable and will often stop charging the speaker unexpectedly which really doesn’t help.

Love the look of this speaker. It is very sturdy and robust. Volume and sound quality is great. However, i am mainly bluetoothing from my phone to it. When i’ve tried spotify and the radio directly, wirelessly to the internet it kept cutting out. The alexa feature is ok if you’re into that sort of thing; i rarely use it.

Excellent design, sound quality was exceptional. Looked white on amazon pics. Similar colour to a school eraser. It looks as though it would get dirty easier than one of the other colours esp. If you use it as supposed to be. Returned reordered the speaker in blue.

  • Sounds great – Wifi and/or Alexa isn’t
  • Love it. Great size and sound quality is good
  • Exceptionally good speaker!

Absolutely amazing sound for the price so loud it’s act unbelievable that much noise could come out of a small speaker not so great on the alexa bit but i didn’t buy it for that and it works ok for me great piece of kit aaaaaaaaa+.

I like the sound quality and the fact it fills a room. I purchased this for being a good quality bluetooth speaker with added amazon alexa and on that basis its great. It can connect to the amazon tv thingy and easily connects to my mobile phone (i have downloaded the devices app think that helps a lot). The only negative for me is its in the kitchen and sometimes it seems to have difficulty reaching the house wifi signal where our mobile phones or other devices have no problem in the same spot. However i know where to position it so this is not an issue, but it might be for some. My annoyance with amazon is that its alexa software should connect to a spotify free account and not just a paid account. However alexa does connect to tunein radio which is great.

Whilst the sound and volume are really good, it constantly disconnects from bluetooth and no matter what ive tried to do, i cant get it to keep a sustained connection.

Setup was great if not perfectly straightforward. However on looking closer the ue blast shipped without a bottom cap so the micro usb port is exposed to water which means it won’t be fully waterproof. This is seriously dissapointing as i was just starting to enjoy using alexa with spotify but now i’m going to have to return the device.

Superb quality, but slightly smaller than i expected. The speaker when turned up loud was very loud in comparison to the size. Great speaker for the price, but would recommend buying the charging dock if using it often at home. If you want something smaller and less expensive than the megaboom then i would recommend it, but much smaller than what the images show above.

Features of Ultimate Ears Blast Bluetooth Speaker, Portable Wi-Fi/Loud Waterproof Wireless Speaker with Amazon Alexa Voice Control – Red

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  • Ultimate Sound: Ultimate Ears most powerful speaker with 360 degrees intensely rich sound, elegant clarity and heart-pounding bass; with up to 12 hours of battery, it brings your music to life wherever you take it
  • With Amazon Alexa hands-free voice control: Just ask Alexa to blast tunes from Amazon music*, Spotify or* TuneIn, change tracks, check the weather or try any of Alexa’s skills
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth enabled: Use the Alexa voice service at home or on the go whenever connected to Wi-Fi or a mobile hotspot or stream music via Bluetooth from your phone
  • Waterproof and virtually indestructible: Never worry about going easy on it, your music will always be on point; the speaker is IP67 rated and can be immersed in water up to 1 m for 30 minutes
  • Update your speaker with the Ultimate Ears app as new features become available; requires a Wi-Fi router with 802.11 a,b,g, or n for first time setup

From the manufacturer

Ultimate Ears BLAST

Ultimate Ears

Meet Ultimate Ears BLAST, the super-portable Wi-Fi/Bluetooth speaker with bold, immersive 360° sound and Amazon Alexa hands-free voice control built-in. Now with Wi-Fi, stream high audio quality, blast tunes, crank the volume, order takeout, and more, with just the power of your voice.

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  1. ULTIMATE SOUND

    Ultimate Sound

    Slim, super portable, and super stylin’, BLAST brings your music to life in its full glory wherever you take it. Blast 360° of insanely powerful, bold, immersive, crystal clear sound.

  2. GET YOUR MUSIC WET

    GET YOUR MUSIC WET

    BLAST is seriously rugged, completely waterproof, and ready-to-rock any adventure. From the pool to the all-night party and winter slopes—your is always on point no matter how wild things get.

  3. 12-HOUR PARTY POWER

    It’s one mean endurance machine—rugged, portable, and unreal battery life that goes as long as you do. Blast tunes from the sunset beach party to the sunrise after party, all on a single charge.

  4. POWER-UP CHARGING DOCK (SOLD SEPARATELY)

    POWER-UP CHARGING DOCK (SOLD SEPARATELY)

    Ultimate Ears POWER UP makes charging BLAST super easy. Crank tunes or access any of Alexa’s crazy skills, all while charging. POWER UP’s sleek design looks awesome with any BLAST color.

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  1. ALEXA, TURN IT UP
  2. ALEXA, SET A TIMER FOR 15 MIN.
  3. ALEXA, FIND A RESTAURANT NEARBY
  4. ALEXA, TURN ON THE LIGHTS
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  1. Services

    Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Compatibility

    BLAST brings Wi-Fi to the portable speaker party for fast streaming and a big range to roam. Use Alexa with these music services and stream any music service from your phone via Bluetooth.

  2. THE APP IS AWE-SOME

    SIMPLE SETUP

    With the Ultimate Ears APP, you’ll be asking Alexa to blast tunes in no time. Just download the app to your mobile device and follow the prompts to enable all the amazing Alexa and speaker features.

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BLAST

BLAST

MEGABLAST

MEGABLAST

BOOM 2

BOOM 2

MEGABOOM

MEGABOOM

WONDERBOOM

WONDERBOOM

Hands-Free Voice Control
Connectivity And Range
Wi-Fi 330ft, Bluetooth 150ft Wi-Fi 330ft, Bluetooth 150ft Bluetooth 100 ft Bluetooth 100 ft Bluetooth 100 ft
Waterproof+ Rugged Design
Battery Life
Up to 12 Hrs Up to 16 Hrs Up to 15 Hrs Up to 20 Hrs Up to 10 Hrs
Updates via App
Charging Dock Compatibility

Do I need an Echo / Dot to control BLAST?

No, you don’t need another Alexa device. Alexa is already built into BLAST.

Does BLAST support all Alexa commands/features?

BLAST supports nearly all Alexa commands and skills. Features that are not supported include Alexa voice or video calling, Drop-in, notifications and messaging.

What music services are supported through Wi-Fi/voice versus Bluetooth?

.Connect to Wi-Fi or a mobile hotspot to control music with your voice from Spotify, Amazon Music, Deezer or TuneIn or use the Spotify app to play music to our speaker. Stream any music service through Bluetooth.

Can I pair multiple speakers?

Support will be added later this year for pairing multiple BLAST and MEGABLAST speakers. Please note: BLAST cannot be paired with other Ultimate Ears speaker such as BOOM, MEGABOOM, ROLL or WONDERBOOM.

Does the Ultimate Ears app for BLAST and MEGABLAST support all the same features as the BOOM and MEGABOOM apps?

No. Volume control and EQ are already supported, remote ON/OFF will follow soon. Grouping will be supported later this year, but works differently than Party-Up. MEGABLAST and BLAST will only group with each other, not other Ultimate Ears speakers.

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Sound is fantastic, alexa so easy, use app on phone too.

I ordered the ue blast last night on amazon prime as an impulse purchase as i already own 2 of the ue boom2. It wasn’t until after completing the order that i looked at the reviews which seemed to highlight a number of issues mainly around using the alexa function. The blast arrived by lunchtime the next day which i still think is great considering the order was placed the previous evening which was a bank holiday monday. Before trying out the speaker i connected it to my phone via bluetooth, downloaded the app (different to the app for ue boom) then connected it to my internet and immediately updated the firmware. Once this was completed i linked the device to my amazon account and so far no issues whatsoever. The blast plays my amazon music just by using the alexa wake word and works for the smart plugs i have in the house. All the voice commands have been picked up and actioned so far. I will need to look into changing the wake word for my echo devices though so i can use this speaker throughout the house without activating them when i want to use the speaker (would be nice if i could change the wake word on the ue instead)my only complaint so far is that you cannot link the boom 2 to the blast, as stated previously i own 2 of the booms and would really like to have been able to connect them all. I am happy to be corrected but i see this as being a deliberate firmware lock down rather than restrictions on the hardware. This is the only reason why i would give 4 rather than 5 stars.

I am rating this four stars because of sound quality. The size and weight are what i expected. The volume can go up really high. The quality and depth of sound is adequate and it’ll be fine for the holidays we have this year, in a cottage, on the beach, etc. But it’s far from hi fidelity. The alexa support is actually quite good and did what i expected (i also have echo products) so i’m not sure what other reviewers expected. Lovely product design and easy to use, hold, carry around, and charge.

Very versatile and excellent sound. Very high quality for the price.

At the standard price, this is expensive; but bought at a discount then is a very good buy. Sound quality & volume is excellent, and omnidirectional, so ideal for outdoor use. Being waterproof is also a bonusyou need to be in the alexa camp to make the most of it though, although it can be used as a normal bluetooth speaker if notthe alexa experience is not quite up to echo standard, but acceptable; and, given a strong wi-fi signal, can work in the some distance away from the houseif you don’t want to fiddle with charging the speaker with a micro usb socket (hidden beneath the rubber base plug), i would recommend the optional charging dock; but it is way too expensive at £35, (and really should be included as standard. )shop around – currys had a half price offer on recently.

I own other ue products and brought this to enable me to take alexa around the house and garden. I can listen to music and audiobooks, in the bathroom, in the garage and out in the garden. I have had not had any reliability issues. Sound is very good for the price and has a slightly different balance to an echo, which some may prefer. Overall a well thought out and good value product that should give years of service. Just look out for a good deal and buy with confidence.

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The sound quality of this speaker is great, it is also quite loud when at full volume. At full charge the battery life is good, however it seems to take quite a while to charge the speaker once it goes flat. You also need to keep your phone relatively close to it when playing music, as the bluetooth connection can struggle (especially between thick walls) and therefore sometime the music can skip or pause. Not used in or around water yet so can’t comment on that, but looking forward to throwing in the carry on bag next time we go on holidays, as it will be perfect to use in the apartment or around the pool.

I am familiar with the boom 2 already and i would say this is a refined version with the added benefit of alexa voice control.

Bought a ue blast as was reduced on amazon prime day and liked how could stream spotify onto it without having to use phone or tablet so great to use in garden and generally round the house without having to mess around with plugging it in as rechargeable. Unfortunately the first one i had lasted only about a week before it started to play up – won’t connect to wi-fi and kept dropping out on bluetooth before it finally would only power up for brief time before shutting off again. Amazon were great – organised replacement that arrived next day. Unfortunately the replacement lasted less than a day before it died completely, won’t power up even when plugged into the charger so amazon are refunding it now which is a shame. Considering the rest of logitech’s build quality – i have g series keyboard and mouse now as well as harmony remote and well as in the past and all have been excellent in terms of reliability it’s a shame that their ultimate ears stuff doesn’t seem to be able to last. Will have to look into some other portable speaker instead.

Very nice and neat, love the fact i don’t need my phone around the house to play music any more. Although wish it had a sim car to use data when i was out and about but never mind. Excellant speaker for only £99.

Got this for teenager for christmas. Absolutely loves it, purchased amazon prime also so she can use prime music through the ultimate ears blast. Cannot keep her off it, music playing all the time, even in bathroom as it’s waterproof. Really sturdy and strong looking. Sound is amazing and cannot believe how loud it will go. Had no issues in setting up. Did lots of research before buying this.

Love it and a great price too.

With Amazon Alexa hands-free voice control: Just ask Alexa to blast tunes from Amazon music*, Spotify or* TuneIn, change tracks, check the weather or try any of Alexa’s skills

I bought this primarily to provide good quality sound for my mobile devices (phone and tablet). For this task, it works very well and sound quality is great. However, documentation for connecting to wifi was not brilliant and it took some time to resolve. I tried using ipad, iphone, laptop running ubuntu and finally had to reboot an old laptop running win 7 before the s/w worked. The original unit stopped working after a few days. It kept turning itself off despite being housed on the charging unit – so therefore not an obvious loss of power. This was resolved by amazon’s excellent returns system. A new speaker arrived 2 days after i had an online chat with amazon customer services. ***** for amazon cust servsall seems ok now apart from alexa has a tendency to drop the wifi connection when playing direct through the internet. I resolve this by connecting via tablet or phone rather than directly using alexa.

Nice unit and connection easy and constant.

I prefer the wonderboom – this one cuts out a lot.

Good value for money and connectivity is great. I’ve bought four of these and they are easy to use.

Just ask for a selection from an artist or era and it plays as well as repeating your favourites. It goes around the house with me and we now have a carrier so we can take it on holiday with us.

My nephew took one of these speakers (without alexa) on holiday with us – and we were all blown away with the sound around the pool. I bought this one with alexa to use in the bathroom so i could skip through songs and change playlists without having to touch it while showering or in bath. When it connects with wifi, so i’m guessing anything you ask alexa to do – it constantly drops playback – sometimes it will resume – almost as though it is buffering. Sometimes it wont – it just stops like it forget what it was doing. This is the same with spotify, or tunein radio stations. The help says move your router – isolate it from electrical interference – but i must have 20 things in this house using the wifi – and this is the only thing that has connection problems. Anyway using through bluetooth seems to be fine – and it was less than £100 in the sale – so i am keeping it – hopefully ue will do something with firmware or software and sort it out.

If you like alexa you will love this speaker. I got already alexa at home but the fact that this speaker has alexa built in is just amazing, you can now bring alexa on holidays with you without limits considering that the speaker is powered by battery and also waterproof. You will never need your phone again to play music cause the speaker will connect straight to the wifi and play the music from your favorite music provider such as spotify. (no more music interruption if somebody call you on your phone while music is playing). I’ve also notice since i’ve purchased the device that they integrated new funcions in the system such as spotify music and they also fixed some small bugs, this means that they are always improving the software. Really like this speakerno blast no party.

Wi-Fi and Bluetooth enabled: Use the Alexa voice service at home or on the go whenever connected to Wi-Fi or a mobile hotspot or stream music via Bluetooth from your phone

Great speaker lovely deep bass sound guality great , i’ve been using it in the garden for several weeks. I love it alexa players all the music i want. I wanted a rugged speaker as we have two large dog ,chances of it being knocked over are high ,plus we have a lot of water in the garden with 2 ponds and a large paddling pool for the dogs to play in. So loving the fact it’s waterproof.

The sound quality from such small package is very impressive all my music sounds brilliant & its so handy to be able to use it in the garden in the nice weather highly recommended.

Waterproof and virtually indestructible: Never worry about going easy on it, your music will always be on point; the speaker is IP67 rated and can be immersed in water up to 1 m for 30 minutes

Ultimate Ears BOOM 2 Wireless/Bluetooth Speaker : Best bluetooth speakers you can buy!

Great products and were at a solid price for the pair. Not sure about the mixed colour choice but hey-ho.

Get the app and pair up all your ue speakers together. The neighbours will love you ;).

Great speakers but this dual pack did not come with chargers (just cables).

Bought as a gift for our son, and it was a great buy, he loves it and uses them all the time.

  • Whats not to like?
  • Best bluetooth speakers you can buy!
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Ultimate Ears BOOM 2 Wireless/Bluetooth Speaker, Waterproof and Shockproof – Two Speaker Bundle (Black and Blue)

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  • Pair two BOOM 2 speakers for bold stereo sound or use the BOOM 2 app to wirelessly connect up to 150 Ultimate Ears speakers at any one time
  • Ultimate Ears wireless Bluetooth speaker provides 360 degrees surround sound for a rich, crisp and powerful audio experience
  • Ultimate Ears Bluetooth speakers are multi-award winning including 2016 IF Design Awards and What Hi-Fi 5 star awards across the whole range
  • Ultimate ears waterproof speaker can be immersed in water up to 1m for 30 minutes
  • Connect your portable Bluetooth speakers with echo dot (2nd generation) for hands-free voice control of UE BOOM 2 with Alexa, to play music from Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio and TuneIn

Very nice deal offered on amazon, the speakers were approx 20% cheaper than normal price. The speakers themselves are great quality, and the sound is superb. Syncing both speakers takes a little getting used to, but when you do work it out works really well. The only downside is having a weird mix of colours, ideally, i would have preferred 2 x black speakers.

The speakers work just fine. Great sound and no cutting out on the music. The only stupid thing: no charger included.

I am very happy with the purchase and the price (two speakers worth the price of one). Delivery was very fast ( standard free delivery), i got them the next day. It’s very easy to use and connect to the phone, also i never knew they had an app which allows you to control volume, personal sound adaptation and turn it on/off from the app, amazing for a lazy person or like me 🙂 or if you can’t find the speaker you could just turn it on from your phone and it makes a funny beep sound. Sound quality also good no complains so far.

I’ve been through over 10 portable bluetooth speakers and these are by far the best. They sound amazing and the battery lasts days with heavy use. I use it everywhere including the shower. They can get pretty loud too without compromising on sound quality. They are also rebust, i’ve dropped mine so many times and it’s still working as well as it did when i bought it a year ago. I bought a pair for my brother as a christmas present and he abaloutly loves them too.

Great sound and loud enough in stereo, what more do you need?.

Glad i got a pair as it made two of us happy at the same time.

Would like it better if both speakers turned on automatically so that i could have stereo instead of just one and having to use the app for the other.

They were intended to fill my large conservatory with music and did this admirably. Darent go any where near max volume and clarity is great.

Setting up “2 up” is tricky. But had great help from their customer services.

At first i wasn’t impressed because i love having a deep bass sub woofer. After a while i kinda like them , very clear & very loud. But still missing that extra bass.

Sounds very clear and they look good too.

Sublime sound quality for the price.

Sound great, built well and come in a nice box with 2 high quality cables. Highly recommend especially at the price i got them on sale for £140.

Son delighted with this item. Arrived quickly and i am pleased with the price and quality.

I use them for around the house and when i go out with friends and they are nice and loud and very clear. Battery is alright could be better. Good purchase and nice and quick delivery.

Great product and a good bargain bought as a pair. Easy to connect and the sound, even off one is great, connected as a pair you can really fill a space with the sound off these speakers.

Unbelievable speaker for the size and price. Can fill a large room with great sound. So portable and sturdy and easy to connect to. Regularly kills off bose speakers at parties that are twice the size.Looking to get another one to link (as are all my mates) and add a megaboom for extra bassrecommend using a different usb charger, the wire is ok but the actual plug is flimsy and doesn’t always charge it?.

These are in constant use and excelent.

Ultimate Ears MEGABOOM Bluetooth/Wireless Speaker – Easy to use.

The base and clarity of the megaboom is much better than the boom 2. I purchased this speaker to compliment and link up to my noom 2 to use as a stereo sound system at parties and bbqs. They work very well both inside a large room filling the space and also outside in the open. Great bluetooth connectivity for a fair distance and waterproof witch always helps when you have drunk clumsy friends. Great product and would recommend.

An absolutely brilliant speaker . Fantastic sound, easy set up, and a big plus is the long lasting battery. I play this at least 6/7 hrs a day, and charge it every 8/9 days or so. Definitely recommend, you won’t be disappointed.

I love the colour/ design and the ease of use, however when teaching a class of tap dancing, sometimes i reach to turn up the volume and it’s already at its maximum. The sound quality at maximum though is great. Here are the specifications for the Ultimate Ears MEGABOOM Bluetooth/Wireless Speaker:

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  • UE MEGABOOM is the 360 degree wireless Bluetooth speaker that drops bold, immersive sound in every direction
  • Ultimate Ears wireless speaker system with dual performance drivers that pump out clear mids and vibrant highs
  • Colourful acoustic skin with plasma coating makes the UE MEGABOOM outdoor speakers water and stain resistant
  • The portable speaker’s 20 hours rechargeable battery gives you non-stop music
  • Connect your portable Bluetooth speakers with echo dot (second generation) for hands-free voice control of UE MEGABOOM with Alexa, to play music from Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio and TuneIn

I already own a ue megablast and have owned a boom 2 in the past. Obviously i’m biased so when my mother said she wanted a speaker for her birthday for around the house, the garden etc. The ability to link up several speakers in sync or stereo, the combination of looks, durability, build quality, shock and water proofing, portability, battery life and just great audio quality make it the best product out there in my opinion. Products by bose, sonos, harman etc are slightly better sounding purist audio products but don’t come anywhere close to the ue when taking into account all the above factors as a package. The twilight/magenta and black colour is perfect for a non tech-minded female user (doesn’t look like an intimidating masculine boy’s toy) and the price on amazon made it a no-brainer. The beautiful packaging of ue products makes a great gift. 5mm input is great for those who still like a wired connection over bluetooth, and the possibility to connect this to an amazon input to turn it into a wi-fi enabled alexa device takes the megaboom to the next level. The only way to make ue speakers any better would be to add aptx bluetooth but on small, portable devices the difference isn’t really audible.

I bought one a month ago and it has reignited my passion for listening to music. It’s stylish and doesn’t half kick out quality sound. I ended up carrying it all over the house so have ended up buying another.It’s rare for me to fall in love with tech but i can see myself getting another one at some point. The designs and colours are great too.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • As a total package It’s the best.
  • I am in love with this!
  • Megaboom mega quality

Ultimate Ears Blast Bluetooth Speaker – Sound Quality is Insane and the Bass is much better than the UE Boom 2

Sound is fantastic, alexa so easy, use app on phone too.

If you like alexa you will love this speaker. I got already alexa at home but the fact that this speaker has alexa built in is just amazing, you can now bring alexa on holidays with you without limits considering that the speaker is powered by battery and also waterproof. You will never need your phone again to play music cause the speaker will connect straight to the wifi and play the music from your favorite music provider such as spotify. (no more music interruption if somebody call you on your phone while music is playing). I’ve also notice since i’ve purchased the device that they integrated new funcions in the system such as spotify music and they also fixed some small bugs, this means that they are always improving the software. Really like this speakerno blast no party.

Good value for money and connectivity is great. I’ve bought four of these and they are easy to use. Here are the specifications for the Ultimate Ears Blast Bluetooth Speaker:

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  • Ultimate Sound: Ultimate Ears most powerful speaker with 360 degrees intensely rich sound, elegant clarity and heart-pounding bass; with up to 12 hours of battery, it brings your music to life wherever you take it. Frequency Range: 60Hz – 20kHz
  • With Amazon Alexa hands-free voice control: Just ask Alexa to blast tunes from Amazon music*, Spotify or* TuneIn, change tracks, check the weather or try any of Alexa’s skills
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth enabled: Use the Alexa voice service at home or on the go whenever connected to Wi-Fi or a mobile hotspot or stream music via Bluetooth from your phone
  • Waterproof and virtually indestructible: Never worry about going easy on it, your music will always be on point; the speaker is IP67 rated and can be immersed in water up to 1 m for 30 minutes
  • Update your speaker with the Ultimate Ears app as new features become available

I like the sound quality and the fact it fills a room. I purchased this for being a good quality bluetooth speaker with added amazon alexa and on that basis its great. It can connect to the amazon tv thingy and easily connects to my mobile phone (i have downloaded the devices app think that helps a lot). The only negative for me is its in the kitchen and sometimes it seems to have difficulty reaching the house wifi signal where our mobile phones or other devices have no problem in the same spot. However i know where to position it so this is not an issue, but it might be for some. My annoyance with amazon is that its alexa software should connect to a spotify free account and not just a paid account. However alexa does connect to tunein radio which is great.

Ue booms are far superior to any other speaker i have had, the quality is out of this world puts dr dre to shame and the more expensive boos and the likes.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Sounds great – Wifi and/or Alexa isn’t
  • Love it. Great size and sound quality is good
  • Exceptionally good speaker!

My nephew took one of these speakers (without alexa) on holiday with us – and we were all blown away with the sound around the pool. I bought this one with alexa to use in the bathroom so i could skip through songs and change playlists without having to touch it while showering or in bath. When it connects with wifi, so i’m guessing anything you ask alexa to do – it constantly drops playback – sometimes it will resume – almost as though it is buffering. Sometimes it wont – it just stops like it forget what it was doing. This is the same with spotify, or tunein radio stations. The help says move your router – isolate it from electrical interference – but i must have 20 things in this house using the wifi – and this is the only thing that has connection problems. Anyway using through bluetooth seems to be fine – and it was less than £100 in the sale – so i am keeping it – hopefully ue will do something with firmware or software and sort it out.

Great speaker lovely deep bass sound guality great , i’ve been using it in the garden for several weeks. I love it alexa players all the music i want. I wanted a rugged speaker as we have two large dog ,chances of it being knocked over are high ,plus we have a lot of water in the garden with 2 ponds and a large paddling pool for the dogs to play in. So loving the fact it’s waterproof.

I am rating this four stars because of sound quality. The size and weight are what i expected. The volume can go up really high. The quality and depth of sound is adequate and it’ll be fine for the holidays we have this year, in a cottage, on the beach, etc. But it’s far from hi fidelity. The alexa support is actually quite good and did what i expected (i also have echo products) so i’m not sure what other reviewers expected. Lovely product design and easy to use, hold, carry around, and charge.

I own other ue products and brought this to enable me to take alexa around the house and garden. I can listen to music and audiobooks, in the bathroom, in the garage and out in the garden. I have had not had any reliability issues. Sound is very good for the price and has a slightly different balance to an echo, which some may prefer. Overall a well thought out and good value product that should give years of service. Just look out for a good deal and buy with confidence.

The sound quality from such small package is very impressive all my music sounds brilliant & its so handy to be able to use it in the garden in the nice weather highly recommended.

I bought this speaker to take on the road with me as i work away from home the majority of the time. The sound quality is excellent whether listening to an audio book or some power metal and the waterproofing appears to be flawless. I’ve not used the alexa integration much as it’s not compatible with captive hotel wi-fi portals but when i have used it, it has been adequate if a little unresponsive unless i issue commands from very close. The biggest gripe i have with this speaker is the battery longevity. At first, the battery life was excellent and i only needed to charge it every couple of weeks with occasional use (mostly i just used it for 30-45 minutes in the morning to listen to a bbc iplayer episode or similar). I’ve owned it for about a year now and the battery life has fallen to less than an hour (and it won’t work at all while the battery is low even if it’s plugged in. I also bought the ‘power up’ dock about 3 months ago and found that it’s extremely unreliable and will often stop charging the speaker unexpectedly which really doesn’t help.

Very nice and neat, love the fact i don’t need my phone around the house to play music any more. Although wish it had a sim car to use data when i was out and about but never mind. Excellant speaker for only £99.

The main concern people have with this speaker is the ultimate ears app, which is not very good. However you only need to use the app for initial setup, which i found to be quick and straightforward. After that you can control the alexa functions using amazon’s alexa app. This allows you to learn about new skills, change your preferences, and so on. I use amazon prime music, so found it easy to play stuff from my library. Once the speaker is set up, alexa works very well on this. I find the microphone picks up male voices better than female, and you have to yell a bit if you want it to hear you while it is playing music. But as it learns your voice, it gets better. It responds to commands quite quickly, and i have had no problems with the software, or the wifi connectivity. The speaker itself is excellent- which is just as well considering the price.

Whilst the sound and volume are really good, it constantly disconnects from bluetooth and no matter what ive tried to do, i cant get it to keep a sustained connection.

Superb quality, but slightly smaller than i expected. The speaker when turned up loud was very loud in comparison to the size. Great speaker for the price, but would recommend buying the charging dock if using it often at home. If you want something smaller and less expensive than the megaboom then i would recommend it, but much smaller than what the images show above.

This is perhaps one of the best portable speakers i’ve used in terms of build quality, connectivity and sound quality (for its size). It features lots of connectivity options including bluetooth and wi-fi. The built-in amazon alexa works very well, although it’s very slightly slower at responding compared to amazon’s own alexa speakers – this is the speaker that actually introduced me to the amazing world of alexa and the sole reason i now have 1 echo spot and 3 echo dots. I initially disregarded voice control as a gimmick but didn’t realise how useful it would especially for home automation such as controlling lights with lightwave rf and controlling the heating with tado. Sound quality is excellent for the size of the speaker. It’s crisp and clear with a decent amount of bass (just don’t expect it to shake anything). It can go extremely loud without any distortion, outperforming every speaker i’ve tried (of a similar size). This isn’t the most lightweight speaker you’ll find but the build quality is exceptional and seems like it will withstand heavy abuse. It’s also completely waterproof so it’s perfect for using in the shower, bath, hot tub or pool. Battery life is very good at 12 hours – long enough to not have to worry about charging it.

Absolutely amazing sound for the price so loud it’s act unbelievable that much noise could come out of a small speaker not so great on the alexa bit but i didn’t buy it for that and it works ok for me great piece of kit aaaaaaaaa+.

I prefer the wonderboom – this one cuts out a lot.

I am familiar with the boom 2 already and i would say this is a refined version with the added benefit of alexa voice control.

I ordered the ue blast last night on amazon prime as an impulse purchase as i already own 2 of the ue boom2. It wasn’t until after completing the order that i looked at the reviews which seemed to highlight a number of issues mainly around using the alexa function. The blast arrived by lunchtime the next day which i still think is great considering the order was placed the previous evening which was a bank holiday monday. Before trying out the speaker i connected it to my phone via bluetooth, downloaded the app (different to the app for ue boom) then connected it to my internet and immediately updated the firmware. Once this was completed i linked the device to my amazon account and so far no issues whatsoever. The blast plays my amazon music just by using the alexa wake word and works for the smart plugs i have in the house. All the voice commands have been picked up and actioned so far. I will need to look into changing the wake word for my echo devices though so i can use this speaker throughout the house without activating them when i want to use the speaker (would be nice if i could change the wake word on the ue instead)my only complaint so far is that you cannot link the boom 2 to the blast, as stated previously i own 2 of the booms and would really like to have been able to connect them all. I am happy to be corrected but i see this as being a deliberate firmware lock down rather than restrictions on the hardware. This is the only reason why i would give 4 rather than 5 stars.

Just ask for a selection from an artist or era and it plays as well as repeating your favourites. It goes around the house with me and we now have a carrier so we can take it on holiday with us.

Ultimate Ears ROLL 2 Bluetooth Speaker Ultraportable – Five Star product

Ue roll 2 speakerheard on of these speakers while on holiday in canada, and thought wow . . The sound was amazing and so robust – perfect for outdoors. Once home i decided to order one. Saw a good offer on amazon warehouse deals – like new and thought go for it. . I returned the item within an hour of receipt. . Condition of what i was sent was an absolute disgrace. . As a long term customer, i was annoyed and will now not buy electronics via amazon warehouse deals again. . I then immediately ordered the speaker again at full price. And it is brilliant, so pleased i did.

Bought when my car speakers stopped working, was so handy in carextremely loud for the size off it, surprises everyone when i show them the size off speaker the sounds coming fromgreat build quality and survives drops well and spillages.

I keep this in my room and i can still hear it in the kitchen which is some distance away. Good for personal use but i can see it being drowned out with a large number of guests.

I have been very happy with this speaker. I bought this as i couldn’t afford a mini rig but still wanted a decent speaker. I did a lot of research and found multiple sites review it as the top portable bluetooth speaker in its price range. Absolutely agree that it was the best choice for my money, great sound quality and surprisingly loud.I haven’t dropped it in water yet but have spilt several drink on it with no issues. Am now trying to convince my friends to buy them so we can connect them, have convinced 1 already with 2 others thinking about it.

The sound is ok for medium volume but not good enough for higher volume (or a party). I would definitely go for a bigger boom speaker like the wonderboom or boom 2. However all booms have a bit off sound quality issues when it comes to trebles.

Honestly a little disappointed with it. When it works, it works great, however moving it around will cause some loosing signal at a certain distance. Getting it to connect to my computer and what is plays is also a little annoying as i have to close itunes and re-open it after connecting so that it’ll play what’s playing on itunes (this seems more of an itunes issue than the speaker though). It’s also annoying not to include a pause/skip/back buttons on the speaker too. Otherwise, it’s ok and the sound quality is decent though.

  • Excellent – if you don’t mind controlling music from your phone
  • Outstanding Speaker for Size and Price
  • LOVE IT !!!!!!!

Great sounds quality – louder than i can ever see us needing, plays super quiet too which is handy, looks fantastic, but it is much heavier than anticipating. You can find out the charge by pressing both the plus and minus sound buttons which is nice.

I just received this to use in the garden. Clear and loud and so easy to set up and use. Seriously considering ordering a second one as you can link them up,.

Bought this for my son to improve the audio from his phone & laptop. Surprised at how loud and clear the output is from such a small speaker. Feels quite robust, and i’m sure my son will test that quality over time. More expensive than some other speakers, but for the size, bluetooth range and sound quality it’s worth paying a bit more.

The sound is good but there is no way to play or pause from the device, only to turn the volume up or down. For a device that is meant to allow you complete freedom from 100 metres away how annoying is it to then have to keep going back to your phone to change a track, pause or play.

From such a small speaker comes an amazing quality, depth and volume of sound. Used it with an iphone in a presentation in a large hall – everyone could hear clearly and were initially surprised by the volume from such a small speaker.


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5 Stars Across The Board

One of the leaders in tech advice – whathifi – has rated all of our Ultimate Ears products with 5 stars. Unsurprising to us, reassuring for you. Our products really are that good.

Bold, Yet Beautiful

The big, bold, beautiful sound of UE ROLL 2 gives adventure a soundtrack. Sound so loud you’ll have to shout to be heard. It’s an ultra-portable wireless Bluetooth speaker that goes where you go with a stretchy, attachable bungee. Looking good was never this easy.

Double Up

More friends crash the party? Wirelessly double up with a second UE portable speaker and take your sound to a whole new level.

Waterproof. Shockproof.

Like, you can completely submerge it in water and it will be totally cool. Or you can bungee it to the front of your kayak as you go over a waterfall in a monsoon with tunes blasting. No problem. Needless to say, it’s just the right waterproof Bluetooth speaker for shower parties.

We understand the incredible importance of pool floats – that’s why every UE ROLL 2 comes with a free inflatable floatie. Now while you’re lounging on your giant inflatable unicorn, your UE ROLL 2 can float right beside you.

Music everywhere

UE ROLL 2 is the 360-degree portable Bluetooth speaker that blasts loud, insanely great sound with deep, powerful bass. Everywhere you go.

Strap it to your bike, your board, your backpack or wherever else you want to take your music. It’ll still be there.

Lighter than a can of soda

Whether you’re biking, running trails or just going to the beach to drink fun drinks all day, you don’t want to carry a heavy speaker. Nobody does. UE ROLL 2 Bluetooth speaker weighs 330 g. That’s lighter than a can of soda. So light you’ll forget that you’re even carrying it.

Compatibility and wireless capabilities

Smartphone, tablet, any other device that supports Bluetooth wireless speaker audio profile (A2DP)– Grab it, connect it, rock it. No Bluetooth? No sweat, the 3.5 mm audio output has you covered.

Easy setup

4 buttons. That’s all it takes. Connection through Bluetooth or NFC is a breeze. With 100-feet / 30 metres Bluetooth wireless speaker system range, 9-hour rechargeable battery.

UE ROLL 2 UE BOOM 2 UE MEGABOOM
Dimension 4.0 x 13.5cm 6.4 x 18cm 8.4 x 22.6cm
Weight 330g 548g 877g
IPX rating IPX 7 IPX 7 IPX 7
Wireless range 30 metres (100ft) 31 metres (100ft) 32 metres (100ft)
Battery life 9 hours 15 hours 20 hours
Power Micro USB rechargeable Micro USB rechargeable Micro USB rechargeable
Multihost 2 mobile devices 2 mobile devices 2 mobile devices
Software App-enabled (double-up, alarm eq, update over the air etc.) App enabled (PartyUp, alarm, update over the air, Block Party, tap to play, tap-tap to skip etc.) App enabled (PartyUp, alarm, update over the air, Block Party, tap to play, tap-tap to skip etc.)

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Bought as a gift and enthusiastically received. I understand that it’s a great accessory for a walk, cycle ride or just to sit beside you while fishing. Excellent quality sound for such a small product.

Good producttip: hold volume up and down at the same time for a few secs and the speaker will tell u the remaining battery.

Originally bought one for each of my children and we were really impressed with both the volume produced by such a compact speaker and the quality of the sound. When my mother-in-law was visiting us recently she loved the sound and portability so much that we got one for her as well. So far no one has been brave enough to test the water resistance.

Brilliant speaker and perfect sound quality. The remote control from my phone is ideal as i can turn it on it the bathroom from my bed in time for my shower. The only downside for me is this doesn’t link with the boom 2 and i thought it might after reading reviews.

Simply brilliant sound quality. Bought with a set of ue wonderbooms and ended up returning this roll 2 (because wonderbooms can pair each other but not with the roll 2). It didn’t feel right to return.

Easy to use and sync to your devices. Easy to charge and get decent life out of each charge. Utilised mostly in the shower and has taken well to being used in steamed up shower and to the occasional bit of water splash. It can be a pain to take over when someone else is using their device synced to it but aside from that i’d say its a good product. It can also be very loud and i don’t think i use even 40% of the volume capacity.

Stretchy, attachable marine-grade bungee: Strap the wireless speaker to your bike, backpack, kayak or wherever else you want to take your music

Perfect: sound quality, look, construction, pairing. Only minus (but not worth removing a star) is that they should come with a travel pouch.

This was bought based on the recommendation of several review sites on-line who raved about its quality and durability. The sound is amazing for such a small and flat device. The range on the bluetooth is very good, the battery life impresses. I dropped it on to a hard floor on the last day of our holiday.

Good sound quality for the money, decent battery life as well so overall quite happy until it broke quite suddenly after about 15 months – it would still connect to phone via bluetooth but the sound level was very very quiet to the point of being almost silent, you could only hear it if you held it right up to your ear and even then it was almost impossible to hear. In fairness though, i contacted the manufacturer (logitech) who suggested resetting and also pairing to another phone and when neither of these worked they suggested i contact the reseller (amazon in this case) for a refund. Again, all credit is due to amazon customer service who immediately issued a refund (since the speaker is no longer sold by them). I’ve ordered a ue wonderboom for the same price and hoping it will last a little bit longer.

I still cannot believe the sound that comes from such a small device. The whole package has been thought out so that it is really easy to use all the features. I was so impressed with the first one i bought that i ordered another so that they could be linked together using the double up facility. Now i am lost for words to describe just how good they are. People that i show them to can’t believe what they are hearing either.

So easy to set up – ready to go right out of the package, paired with my laptop in seconds, and the sound fills the room. Absolutely love this little thing. It even comes with a floaty so you can use it.

For a small size speaker (smaller than a hand span), the quality of sound is excellent. Have listened to all genres: current hits with fab bass, classical, choral, big band, jazz, piano and organ music (amazing) and quality is clear, surrounding and not tinny. It comes with a clip to attach to handle or curtains. Volume is high enough to fill a room with loudness without distortion. Quality good when volume is lower. It’s excellent for travel or time away from home speakers, in the garden/park etc.

Waterproof: You can submerge UE ROLL 2 outdoor speaker in water, waterproof for up to 30 minutes and a depth of 1 m

Looking good and a really good sound in small to medium sized rooms. I tested it in our bigger living-room (open kitchen, 3. 5 meter high ceilings), and there i would need at least a second one for a good sound experience. Time until recharging battery is good.

I was supprised by the quality of sound coming from this. It’s little loop of string is more useful than you would first think. I mostly use this speaker whilst in the shower. I travel a lot for work and this speaker has put up with being trawled about in my suitcase for a couple of months at a time.

A great little speaker – i use it in the bathroom every day. It’s hung in the shower, but not in a place to get particularly wet, so i can’t judge it on that, but it’s robust and made of good quality materials, giving a good sound.

Plenty of punch with the sound – and the graphic equaliser app lets you tweak to your hearts content. Some players have a better battery life, but this kept going for hours as i was decorating large areas of the house (about 7 hours non stop). Great – i just kept hooking it over the nearest door handle as i went. Picked up on it after a very favourable review on a certain hi-fi website – and they were quite correct. Most importantly, for a small speaker thingy, the sound quality is surprisingly good – the main reason for my purchase.

After seeing all the positive reviews i. What hi-fi, i went with the speaker. The sound quality is superb and can get very loud, the battery life at 9hrs although may sound not as great compared to the ue boom 2 it will last the day which is all you need it to do. The design is rugged and durable with an ipx7 rating and a handy strap at the back with allows it to be strapped/hooked to pretty much anything. Although the app is pretty poor it has no effect on the speaker or its experience as you don’t even need to download it to start using. However the price of £70 cannot be fully justified and there are better options such as the jbl clip.

Incredible sound from such a small and relatively cheap speaker. I bought this to use inside my shower cubicle and it doesn’t disappoint. Took seconds to pair and work out how to use it. If you want a speaker that allows you to skip tracks then this isn’t for you, but if you’ve got your playlists preset then what are you waiting for?.

Had this a few months now and thoroughly impressed. Great sound, long battery life, easy to use, robust and funky looking. It does indeed work in the pool (in the inflatable ring provided, i didn’t test the claim that it can survive for 30mins underwater). Genuinely great piece of kit and, inexpensive compared to many.

Lighter than a can of soda: Ultra-portable speaker and so light you will forget you are even carrying it

Got it to listen to music at work when on down time. Its a loud environment but the speaker is loud enough that it can be heard if you are within 20 meters at least, maybe more but i didnt measure. The only downside is the battery life. I was under the impression you could get up to 10 hours, however after about 4 and a half it died. This was after a 10-12 hour overnight charge. Luckily you can still play it while it’s plugged in to the mains as long as it has a little juice in it to get it started so i did this, however myself or other may not always have access to socket so it might be worth picking up a cheap battery bank and keeping that along side it, which is what i may do if i find a decent waterproof one.

Easy to set up with a long battery life. Waterproof and practical with a sound which is way beyond my expectations- and i’m a hifi buffit’s fun and easy to use, great for the kitchen and on the boat.

Amazing speaker, great for vacation or to have it in your shower. Would buy another to have stereo. Cons: can’t skip songs, only change volume.

I bought this just over a year ago, based on all the rave reviews. It looks good, the sound is fine and it is reasonably priced (although the inflatable rubber ring that came with it seemed a bit gimmicky). A month ago (just outside its 12-month warranty) it stopped charging, so no more bluetooth. Then, tonight, it packed up altogether. I won’t be buying any more ue products.

Great sound quality, battery life, durability and mobility make this the ultimate all round small form-factor speaker. The ability to double up two speakers using the ue app for stereo audio has amazing results and gives the sound a surprisingly good upgrade over just one of them.

Nothing i can say here that hasn’t already been said on hundreds of proffesional review websites and the many reviews here on amazon. All i’ll say is believe what you’ve heard, this speaker is fantastic. If you’re happy to spend this much and considering it, buy it.

Go farther: 100 feet wireless bluetooth speaker range and nine hour rechargeable battery life go as long as you can

I love this speaker, it is easy to use and looks great. I use it for spa music when doing massage treatments and it never fails. Battery life is very good and it connects to devices easily. The sound is of very good quality and so is the body of the product. Always a must when having people over for a bbq or a few drinks.

Very impressed with the sound that comes from such a small speaker, very clear and loud. Great and a really cool design. I’ve tried this out in the shower and in the car and i can say it works perfectly. Connection to my iphone was instant and the app is great, yet to try some of the app features. Will recommend this to all my friends, very, very pleased with this.

Was looking for a little portable speaker for our little gym. Also use it on my bike and rick sack. Really is a very good speaker. Easy to use and great sound for such a small thing.

Ok you’re not gonna get any amazing bassy tones simply due to the size of this thing but everything else about it is brilliant. I couldn’t believe how loud it can go for such a small device.

I bought this as was looking for decent bluetooth speaker that was not huge and easily portable. This fits the bill perfectly. I bought the orange with blue as was most appealing to me visually. My existing speakers are a dr dre boombox but not being bluetooth meant i was unable to synch my amazon echo and spotify to it and my old ipod had broken. Buy a new ipod for a few hundred at same capacity as i had or buy bluetooth speakers?. Well when i saw the reviews of this in whathifi then on here, i decided to give it a go as the price was great and if they turned out just to be ok, i was going to give it to my kids. The sound on this is absolutely unreal for the size of the speaker. I listen to music every day and all different genres including rap, hip-hop, rnb, house, techno, indie, rock, disco and all eras classics. I have tried out all my tunes on this and cannot believe it. My husband was mocking me for this purchase due to the cost and size, but he is here sitting listening to malcom mclaren’s double dutch eating crow as we speak.

Bought two, one for each of my twenty something boys (no, they won’t leave the parental home). They use them when having a shower and getting ready to go out. The quality is great, i know because they have it blasting out, but good feedback from both guysas well. I got them at a discount price as well. I also got my soundbar back.

Bought one for my daughter in august 2016 (23 months ago) it has been around the world with her. Australia, thailand, cambodia and new zealand and it still works perfectly. I asked her if she wanted a new one as she goes back to nz in a few weeks and she just asked ‘why?.Someone who doesn’t want something for free. So she loves her roll, it goes everywhere with her and works as perfectly today as the day she got it and it has done about 30,000 miles. . It has covered dozens of ad hoc parties that i’d rather not know about along with hiking, camping and long drives into the back of beyond. It just looks a little grubby, but that is hardly anybody else’s fault.

This is a great and versatile little speaker. It sounds excellent and clear and has so many nice features. I bought this for the purpose of listening to podcasts in a shower or music. The good thing about this particular speaker is that it’s clear. The spoken word comes out well and you get a surprising amount of detail when listening to music. I’m by no means an audiophile, but, i enjoy good sound. I actually think this sounds much better than the ue wonderboom. The ue wonderboom is too bass-y (some may love that) but the sound isn’t clear as a result. I also think it’s built well but this doesn’t deserve a full five 5 starts because of one huge flaw: you cannot control tracks.

After much searching of the internet i settled on this. I wanted a bluetooth speaker, simples. Out of the box and set up in a couple of minutes ( it took longer to remove the wrapping , etc. Than to actually set the speaker up on my ipad. Sound wise – for a 5 inch round speaker it’s ludicrously good. Install the ipad app and you can set it up as alarm. Very happy with the purchase, very happy.

So not one to write reviews, but this little beauty deserves it. I checked which reviews and this one had the highest rating of any protable / bluetooth speaker. This and the price tempted me to get one to try and wow. . Firstly the ‘setup’ is ridiculously easy. I purchased other more expensive bluetooth speakers and had problems. I was so impressed with one that i bought a second as i saw the option to pair them both via the mobile app. It’s a double wow for the second one in ease of use in getting them paired up and the sound from both of them in the room is great.

We were going to buy a sound system for our boat, but instead we bought a 2nd eu roll to pair up for better stereo sound. They are neat, funky colours and portable & give very good sound, especially if placed on a wooden surface. It is so handy to just control all your music from your iphone. The eu app is great for adjusting balance & bass too. Once charged from the usb the battery lasts about 7 hours.

Ultimate Ears Megaboom Bluetooth/Wireless Speaker : Five Stars

The only reason i am not giving this five stars is due to the slight lack of deep bass but that was kind of expected. It can get pretty loud and the battery seems to be endless.

The speaker has good sound and can be used anywhere that can be linked with bluetooth. It can therefore be used in any room of the house and is easily portable.

Ultimate Ears Megaboom Bluetooth/Wireless Speaker (Waterproof and Shockproof) – Cityscape

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  • UE Megaboom is the 360 degrees wireless Bluetooth speaker that drops bold, immersive sound in every direction
  • Our Wireless speaker system with dual performance drivers that pump out clear midst and vibrant highs
  • Colourful acoustic skin with plasma coating makes the UE Megaboom outdoor speakers water and stain resistant
  • The Portable speaker’s 20 hour rechargeable battery gives you non-stop music
  • Connect your portable Bluetooth speakers with Echo Dot (2nd Generation) for hands-free voice control of UE MEGABOOM with Alexa and to play music from Amazon Music, Spotify

Amazing doing for the money.

I have had it for a few months now and have used in almost every day, it has good sound quality and decent battery life. It is also very rugged, i have dropped it countless time on land and in water.

Ultimate Ears Megaboom Bluetooth/Wireless Speaker (Waterproof and Shockproof) – Cityscape : The best speaker i think i can buy, absolutely love it.

I must say, this speaker is rather wonderful. As a music lover, and someone who requires use of a speaker for delivering training, this speaker has been an absolute dreamthe sound quality is brilliant, the volume can fill fairly large spaces, but it’s bluetooth connectivity means it can connect up with other ue boom speakers if not sufficient (although i have not had to do this to date). It’s size, although slightly bigger than other ue speakers is still perfect for travellingoverall a wonderful product, if only more speakers were like this.

Brilliant quality and sound, highly recommend.

Very crisp sound quality, quite loud (can fill up a room quite easily). Battery life is decent and quite a sturdy design.

This is the second megaboom i got and have to say the offer great sound quality and are fairly robust. I use in in the shower everyday and has never let me down. I am having some slight issues when pairing them up but will hopefully resolve it soon. (one speaker crackles when paired together).

Ideal for outdoors, barbecues, camping.

Words cant describe how much i love this speaker. Bloody hell its loud and amazing quality. There is absolute minimal distortion in higher volumes and i’ve dropped it a lot and its still in amazing shape. Highly recommend, if you cant afford the newer one.

The sound quality is superb. Some reviews have mentioned disappointment regarding the bass, but i’ve found the bass to be great; it wouldn’t be adequate for a warehouse rave – but in your house , it’s more than adequate. I take this on holiday, on picnics, and camping etc. It’s easily controlled using the megaboom/ultimate ears app on my phone, which comes with various sound equaliser presets (but you can adjust manually). I’ve dropped it and got it soaked and it still works fine. I reckon you could throw it off a cliff and it’d survive the ordeal. The voice interaction fictions (taking calls\tapping a button and saying ‘skip track during playback) leave much to be desired and fall far below the standards set by amazon echo – but it more than competes, if not overshadows the echo on sound quality alone.

Stunning sound amazing speaker – don’t hesitate you’ll be glad you brought it 👍.

Excellent product, would definitely recommend. Great sound quality and a very sturdy, quality design.

Overpriced on here compared to competitors, but a good product nontheless. The speaker is really, really, bombproof. I take it to work on the mountain all the time, leave it in sub zero temps for long periods of time, dropped it a few times, lost it on the van floor, loads of rolling around down there under peoples feet, not a scratch. Almost a waste of money to buy a carry case, as its really hardy on its own.

Not sure what to say, this product is absolutely great. Purchased it after a few reviews to temporarily replace an old mifa speaker that was given to me. Instantly the quality was different, rich, full of range, great bass if you want it and loud enough to enjoy music without damaging your ears. Nice ui and friendly enough but i feel like it needs a bit more ironing out, especially when communicating between phones and laptops.

Good quality speaker system. When working with youtube playlists sometimes the music does not come through.

Good solid sound and easy to use.

Excellent product great value for the money.

Ultimate Ears ultimate ears UE BOOM 2 : amazing sound and battery life

Sound quality is excellent and it is really loud too.

First item faulty, wouldnt connect to phone. Replacement quickly delivered and works as expected.

ultimate ears UE BOOM 2

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  • Ultimate Ears wireless bluetooth speaker provides 360 degrees surround sound for a rich, crisp and powerful audio experience
  • This portable speaker pairs with up to eight bluetooth devices at the same time, with a mobile range up to 33 m/100 feet and NFC enabled
  • Ultimate Ears bluetooth speakers are multi-award winning including 2016 IF Design Awards and What Hi-Fi 5 star awards across the whole range
  • Ultimate ears waterproof speaker can be immersed in water up to 1 m for 30 minutes. For NFC-enabled devices hold your device directly against the UE BOOM 2, to pair and connect
  • Connect your portable bluetooth speakers with echo dot (2nd generation) for hands-free voice control of UE BOOM 2 with Alexa, to play music from Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio and TuneIn

Great quality and sounds awesome. Bluetooth has good distance to as it works fine in my detached garage at the end of my drive, about 20m from the house.

Amazing speaker – no need to go for the mega boom (lots of bass version) as this has great bass and is smaller. A little bulky but sounds amazing and very powerful – and you can pair the speakers too.

Surprisingly good sound in a small, portable and power-durable package.

ultimate ears UE BOOM 2 : Well built (always been impressed by logitech products), charges fast, easy to set up and sounds better than others i have tried. Yes they cost a few quid but find one on a deal and i think it probably is worth the price i paid. At retail there’s a lot of fashion tax. * tap controls are a bit fussy and you often hit the power button, pick up the speaker and hit the whole top of the speaker with a flat palm and it works fine.

Came very quickly in great condition. Havent tested it outside or with water but as a speaker its very loud indoors and sounds great.

I was looking for a good quality loud bluetooth speaker and this product is exactly that. I’d previously read some reviews on this product which mentioned charging issues but i decided to go ahead and purchase it anyways and so far so good no issues. I do not regret purchasing this product at all. Absolutely amazing speaker the battery lasts long and the sound quality is excellent. Overall, if your looking for a decent good looking speaker and you’ve got a spare £100 its definitely worth it.

Amazing sound for a fairly small speaker. Loud volume and no distortion.