Ultimate Ears MEGABOOM Bluetooth/Wireless Speaker : My Megaboom

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.

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.

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.

£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.

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

Ultimate Ears MEGABOOM Bluetooth/Wireless Speaker (Waterproof and Shockproof) – Purple

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  • UE MEGABOOM is the 360 degrees 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 (2nd generation) for hands-free voice control of UE MEGABOOM with Alexa, to play music from Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio and TuneIn

As far as bluetooth speakers go this isn’t bad. It’s very versatile and rigid. The sound is pretty decent and gets loud. It’s no hifi equivalent but it’s not meant to be. Bluetooth coverage is really good as well. I would recommend this product for every day listening.

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.

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.

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.

Battery is great and the speaker is extremely well built so can just be thrown in a bag. One critisism is the software and widespread battery problems which seem to be fixed with software updates.

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.

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.

Bought this is as a gift for my property developing parents who are often outside with work so needed something with great sound and waterproofing. Bought this after hearing a friends ue boom at a party and being blown away at the sound quality and volume from such a little device. Great charge on battery, looks slick with the maclaren designing and just as good as it’s boom counterpart.Easy to use, haven’t had a call from the parents on how to use new tech10/10 would recommend.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 .

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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  1. Amazing quality music and nice and loud. Great for using whilst walking.
    • Amazing quality music and nice and loud. Great for using whilst walking.
  2. This review is from : Ultimate Ears MEGABOOM Bluetooth/Wireless Speaker (Waterproof and Shockproof) – Purple

    Got this to replace a sonos play 5 – although it didn’t have the same power and range as the sonos it really is an awesome speaker for such a small size with great portability. Easy to use and connects to multiple devices.
  3. This review is from : Ultimate Ears MEGABOOM Bluetooth/Wireless Speaker (Waterproof and Shockproof) – Purple

    Got this to replace a sonos play 5 – although it didn’t have the same power and range as the sonos it really is an awesome speaker for such a small size with great portability. Easy to use and connects to multiple devices.
    • Just as expected and had seen in the shops, but £18 cheaper than anywhere else i had seen this producti thought i was purchasing the smaller version, but that’s my fault for not checking my stats fully, but i am not disappointed that it is the larger versionlook forward to taking this away with me on my next holiday for some beach party times with friends.
  4. This review is from : Ultimate Ears MEGABOOM Bluetooth/Wireless Speaker (Waterproof and Shockproof) – Purple

    Just as expected and had seen in the shops, but £18 cheaper than anywhere else i had seen this producti thought i was purchasing the smaller version, but that’s my fault for not checking my stats fully, but i am not disappointed that it is the larger versionlook forward to taking this away with me on my next holiday for some beach party times with friends.
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    Bought in addition to one bought previously. Unfortunately this had an issue charging so it was returned.
    • Bought in addition to one bought previously. Unfortunately this had an issue charging so it was returned.
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    Would highly recommend this speaker, brilliant sound quality.
  7. This review is from : Ultimate Ears MEGABOOM Bluetooth/Wireless Speaker (Waterproof and Shockproof) – Purple

    Would highly recommend this speaker, brilliant sound quality.
  8. This review is from : Ultimate Ears MEGABOOM Bluetooth/Wireless Speaker (Waterproof and Shockproof) – Purple

    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.
  9. This review is from : Ultimate Ears MEGABOOM Bluetooth/Wireless Speaker (Waterproof and Shockproof) – Purple

    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.
    • Bought the speaker in december, and returning it in march. Even the slightest bass is causing radio-static levels of distortion, at 30% volume, and it’s getting progressively worse. I had friends recommend the speaker as it was apparently a bulletproof all-rounder. Mine didn’t leave my bedside table and still broke, so maybe i just got a lemon?.If you manage not to get a lemon, it’s a good speaker if you enjoy loud. But the volume is a tradeoff for actual sound quality: even when fresh out the box, the sound clarity was nothing exceptional, and the bass never felt as warm as my old anker soundcore boost (which was 1/4 the rrp of this speaker). Bit disappointed, as everybody praised this speaker so highly. The pairing app worked well 80% of the time – when pairing more than one speaker, it could be a little buggy, but once you had it going there was zero lag between the speakers. Ability to set two speakers up in stereo to make a dynamic surround sound was also very cool, but could only work it over bluetooth. So more gimmicky than useful.
  10. This review is from : Ultimate Ears MEGABOOM Bluetooth/Wireless Speaker (Waterproof and Shockproof) – Purple

    Bought the speaker in december, and returning it in march. Even the slightest bass is causing radio-static levels of distortion, at 30% volume, and it’s getting progressively worse. I had friends recommend the speaker as it was apparently a bulletproof all-rounder. Mine didn’t leave my bedside table and still broke, so maybe i just got a lemon?.If you manage not to get a lemon, it’s a good speaker if you enjoy loud. But the volume is a tradeoff for actual sound quality: even when fresh out the box, the sound clarity was nothing exceptional, and the bass never felt as warm as my old anker soundcore boost (which was 1/4 the rrp of this speaker). Bit disappointed, as everybody praised this speaker so highly. The pairing app worked well 80% of the time – when pairing more than one speaker, it could be a little buggy, but once you had it going there was zero lag between the speakers. Ability to set two speakers up in stereo to make a dynamic surround sound was also very cool, but could only work it over bluetooth. So more gimmicky than useful.
    • All good in the sound department. However, i can’t believe they couldn’t build a reliable skip/pause tap or just add dedicated buttons. The taps just don’t work, maybe 20% of the time.
      • All good in the sound department. However, i can’t believe they couldn’t build a reliable skip/pause tap or just add dedicated buttons. The taps just don’t work, maybe 20% of the time.
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    Great price fast delivery excellent sound a bit heavy for taking on plane but well worth it.
  12. This review is from : Ultimate Ears MEGABOOM Bluetooth/Wireless Speaker (Waterproof and Shockproof) – Purple

    Great price fast delivery excellent sound a bit heavy for taking on plane but well worth it.
  13. I use mine in a loud warehouse and can hear it over all machinery.
    • I use mine in a loud warehouse and can hear it over all machinery.
      • I caught this on the boxing day discount and bought for £79. Not very small and light , definitely wouldn’t pay the original price which was more than £250 but happy to have purchased this quality with a good price.
  14. I caught this on the boxing day discount and bought for £79. Not very small and light , definitely wouldn’t pay the original price which was more than £250 but happy to have purchased this quality with a good price.
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    Stunning speaker , very easy to pair. Sound great and features very easy to navigate through.
    • Stunning speaker , very easy to pair. Sound great and features very easy to navigate through.
      • This is a brilliant product for the price, i couldn’t ask for better.
  16. This is a brilliant product for the price, i couldn’t ask for better.
    • For a small speaker, it has a seriously good sound. It fills a 400 seater auditorium very nicely when on full volume. The sound quality is also very good with a deep bass. Not sure it it’s “heart pounding” (you can’t feel it that much except from when you turn on/off the power with the little noise it makes), but it’s definitely consistent and produces a fantastic balance of sound.
  17. This review is from : Ultimate Ears MEGABOOM Bluetooth/Wireless Speaker (Waterproof and Shockproof) – Purple

    For a small speaker, it has a seriously good sound. It fills a 400 seater auditorium very nicely when on full volume. The sound quality is also very good with a deep bass. Not sure it it’s “heart pounding” (you can’t feel it that much except from when you turn on/off the power with the little noise it makes), but it’s definitely consistent and produces a fantastic balance of sound.
    • A very happy teenager and he has put it to the test on all levels.
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    A very happy teenager and he has put it to the test on all levels.
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    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.
  20. This review is from : Ultimate Ears MEGABOOM Bluetooth/Wireless Speaker (Waterproof and Shockproof) – Purple

    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.
  21. This review is from : Ultimate Ears MEGABOOM Bluetooth/Wireless Speaker (Waterproof and Shockproof) – Purple

    Looks great but was a little quieter than expected as i have the ue wonderboom and it is louder and more powerful but not as much as i was expecting as it is more than double the price great app though.
  22. This review is from : Ultimate Ears MEGABOOM Bluetooth/Wireless Speaker (Waterproof and Shockproof) – Purple

    Looks great but was a little quieter than expected as i have the ue wonderboom and it is louder and more powerful but not as much as i was expecting as it is more than double the price great app though.
    • Well, maybe there is something better out there but worth buying them at sales. I wouldn’t pay full price and if i would, next day was asking for refund. The sound is fair, battery life for me lasts 8-9hrs max, 20hrs?.
  23. This review is from : Ultimate Ears MEGABOOM Bluetooth/Wireless Speaker (Waterproof and Shockproof) – Purple

    Well, maybe there is something better out there but worth buying them at sales. I wouldn’t pay full price and if i would, next day was asking for refund. The sound is fair, battery life for me lasts 8-9hrs max, 20hrs?.
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    One of the best speakers i’ve had. Used only couple of times but great so far.
  25. This review is from : Ultimate Ears MEGABOOM Bluetooth/Wireless Speaker (Waterproof and Shockproof) – Purple

    One of the best speakers i’ve had. Used only couple of times but great so far.
  26. This review is from : Ultimate Ears MEGABOOM Bluetooth/Wireless Speaker (Waterproof and Shockproof) – Purple

    I have windsurfed with this thing strapped to my back and it’s still going like the day i bought it.
  27. This review is from : Ultimate Ears MEGABOOM Bluetooth/Wireless Speaker (Waterproof and Shockproof) – Purple

    I have windsurfed with this thing strapped to my back and it’s still going like the day i bought it.
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    Got this for a bargain and use it all the time on the beach.
    • Got this for a bargain and use it all the time on the beach.
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    Ultimate ears megaboom mclaren bluetooth/wireless speaker (waterproof and shockproof)fantastis sound and was a great deal, arrived a day early love it.
    • Ultimate ears megaboom mclaren bluetooth/wireless speaker (waterproof and shockproof)fantastis sound and was a great deal, arrived a day early love it.
      • Great product, amazing sound and build quality, however a little buggy when connecting to a pair of speakers.
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    Great product, amazing sound and build quality, however a little buggy when connecting to a pair of speakers.

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