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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
Our Wireless speaker system with dual performance drivers that pump out clear midst and vibrant highs
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.