Ultimate Ears MEGABOOM Obsidian tooth/Wireless Speaker, All around brilliant speaker

Wonderful sound, i use it on my boat, after using i just wash it under the tap to remove the salt water, now over a year off using it this way, still works very well as new. Ps it gets very wet when out on the boat. A great sound and is very loud. Great bass at the same time sounds very clear.

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.

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.

Key specs for Ultimate Ears MEGABOOM Obsidian Bluetooth/Wireless Speaker:

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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, to play music from Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio

Comments from buyers

“Great in every aspect. Read review for details., Loud but not that punchy for the size as it distorts at high volume, forget pairing 2 for stereo with video but good for music., Ridiculously good sound”

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.

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.

Brilliant sound, easily to pair, had it up and running in seconds and booming across the office. Sound is clear with great depth and clarity.

Excellent sound and clear quite impressed what comes out of that box classical to rok piano anything comes out great. I am impressed so far got 2 months now works perfect.

Brilliant sound from this little speaker. Shockingly good quality and capable of being very loud – with no distortion. Build quality is also superb. The app also works great – in fact everything works greatunfortunately my unit became faulty after a few months, however. I contacted ue who guided me through some reset procedures, but after this failed was advised to send it back for a replacement. Amazon did so with absolutely no quibble. I was seriously impressed by this – especially as the replacement arrived the next day – before i’d even sent the faulty one backvery minimal inconvenience.

Bought for a choir to play backing tracks to rehearse with, plus possibly the occasional performance. Did my research and am pleased it ticks all the boxes. If anything i’d like it to be louder. Purple colour is awesome as matches our choir branding :-).

Has served me well for a good while now, always sounds great. I use it everywhere, even in the shower and it’s never had any issues due to the steam. The battery life of 20 hours seems pretty accurate, maybe slightly less at higher volumes. If you’re on the fence about spending a little extra for a better speaker it’s definitely worth it. Considering buying another to link together.

The sound this baby can produce is just great. Wasnt expecting it to be that big hehe, but i grew to love it. Hate that they brought alexa to it. Looking to buy second one to break the house in pair ^_^.

I absolutely love this speaker. It’s waterproof, shockproof, has excellent battery life and sounds great. Yes, it’s more expensive than other bluetooth speakers, but it offers so much more – you get what you pay for. Wait for it to reduce in price (it fluctuates wildly) then buy it.

Have had this product for a few weeks now and i am loving it. It’s got a great sound stage, clear vocalls, good highs and mids and an above average lows ( bass ). Huge battery, water proof, long bluetooth connection range. Works amazingly well with the ue megaboom app and and all round brilliant speaker .

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.

Just received the product today. It’s great when it s paired to a phone. However when it s paired to my pc (w7), the volume is much lower. I cant reach the same volume with my pc. I ve reinstalled the bluetooth driver, put to 100% , still the volume is lower than when it s paired to a phone. I ve tested on others pc, same issue. Does anybody encounter this problem ?.

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.

Great looking speaker, it worked really well for around a week then the charging cable broke and then the sound quality started to deteriorate. It’s going back, hopefully i just had a rogue one.

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.

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.

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.

The ue megaboom is a fantastic speaker. Our original smaller ue boom has been in constant use for 3 years and has been great. So we could not resist adding a megaboom when amazon had a bargain pre-christmas offer. The depth & quality of sound is so much better than other budget speakers we also own. Don’t hesitate, you won’t be disappointed with this speaker. The other bonus is that booms & megaboom can be linked, via phone app, to play together. Can be stereo in same room, or use as multi room set up.

Feels hefty and solidly made. This is the first i’ve had of this type of speaker: so can’t make a comparative assessment.

Sound is fantastic and loud. If you use the ue app, you can hook up a bunch of these for even better sound.

Be warned logitech customer support is terrible. Had an issue with mine for and for months trying to get a replacement. Being ignored, being sent copy pasted emails. Worst customer support i have ever encountered to be honest.

Summary
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Ultimate Ears MEGABOOM Obsidian Bluetooth/Wireless Speaker
Rating
5.0 of 5 stars, based on 490 reviews
Price
£169.00

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  1. Bought to use paired in stereo. It can be a little tricky to get the two to pair up via the app. Otherwise very happy with the sound quality and performance of both speakers.
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    Bought to use paired in stereo. It can be a little tricky to get the two to pair up via the app. Otherwise very happy with the sound quality and performance of both speakers.
    • Even better when they link up. I can play music through the weekend even if in the outdoors. Perfect in most environments.
      • Even better when they link up. I can play music through the weekend even if in the outdoors. Perfect in most environments.
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    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.
  4. This review is from : Ultimate Ears MEGABOOM Obsidian Bluetooth/Wireless Speaker

    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.
    • This is a great speaker – i bought a second one it was so good.
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    This is a great speaker – i bought a second one it was so good.
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    I love this so muchdon’t be fooled by the newer model meant to replace this.
    • I love this so muchdon’t be fooled by the newer model meant to replace this.
      • Awesome – have music in the back of my flat now, took it away to teach a yoga retreat, sounds great, sturdy, looks good and is overall a fantastic speaker.
  7. Awesome – have music in the back of my flat now, took it away to teach a yoga retreat, sounds great, sturdy, looks good and is overall a fantastic speaker.
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    I appreciate sound quality and volumei have owned numerous previous bluetooth speakers. I own a pair of bose qc35 headphones which i rate. I also use shure in ear headphones again which i rate. . I therefore feel reasonably qualified to give an opinion. It’s not a sonos play one – (by only a couple if step points down) – but considering the price point and that you can take it anywhere regardless of internet connection – it’s great. The general volume far exceeded my expectations for its size. Overall – as a quite critical user,this speaker far exceeded my expectations.
    • I appreciate sound quality and volumei have owned numerous previous bluetooth speakers. I own a pair of bose qc35 headphones which i rate. I also use shure in ear headphones again which i rate. . I therefore feel reasonably qualified to give an opinion. It’s not a sonos play one – (by only a couple if step points down) – but considering the price point and that you can take it anywhere regardless of internet connection – it’s great. The general volume far exceeded my expectations for its size. Overall – as a quite critical user,this speaker far exceeded my expectations.
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    Great product that i can’t fault on quality or price in this range.
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    Great product that i can’t fault on quality or price in this range.
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    This is an incredible speaker. Easily fills a room and excellent customer support too. I had a problem with charging the device then i got in contact with ultimate ears and they just sent me a brand new one.
    • This is an incredible speaker. Easily fills a room and excellent customer support too. I had a problem with charging the device then i got in contact with ultimate ears and they just sent me a brand new one.
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    Im in love, the sound of this product is incredible. I use it almost every day, have had it for 3 weeks and have only charged it 3 times.
    • Im in love, the sound of this product is incredible. I use it almost every day, have had it for 3 weeks and have only charged it 3 times.
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    Great sound for such a small, neat contraption. Would definitely buy another one.
  14. This review is from : Ultimate Ears MEGABOOM Obsidian Bluetooth/Wireless Speaker

    Great sound for such a small, neat contraption. Would definitely buy another one.
    • I love this speaker, i ordered it in july 2017 and i do not regret it. Everytime i come to use it i forget how clear the sound is and how good the bass is, i definitely recommend this product.
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    I love this speaker, i ordered it in july 2017 and i do not regret it. Everytime i come to use it i forget how clear the sound is and how good the bass is, i definitely recommend this product.
    • Not a fan of bluetooth ones, but to be honest the sound is ok. Not impeccable but it works fine if you’re having a party and need some boost or a little background. The shape is a little weird but suppose that’s more of a subjective opinion. Issues i’ve encountered so far is that the speaker has a slight delay on starting when aux mini jack input is used. The overall sound isn’t as crisp as you’d really expect. Regardless of using their app. It makes a very small difference. Easy and super fast to charge. But don’t get me wrong, it’s only because i need to use it aux in and that damn second delay makes it not worth the money. Nice assorted colours and buying a violet version, it’s now safely in he hands if my daughter.
  16. This review is from : Ultimate Ears MEGABOOM Obsidian Bluetooth/Wireless Speaker

    Not a fan of bluetooth ones, but to be honest the sound is ok. Not impeccable but it works fine if you’re having a party and need some boost or a little background. The shape is a little weird but suppose that’s more of a subjective opinion. Issues i’ve encountered so far is that the speaker has a slight delay on starting when aux mini jack input is used. The overall sound isn’t as crisp as you’d really expect. Regardless of using their app. It makes a very small difference. Easy and super fast to charge. But don’t get me wrong, it’s only because i need to use it aux in and that damn second delay makes it not worth the money. Nice assorted colours and buying a violet version, it’s now safely in he hands if my daughter.
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    An excellent bit of kit – high quality sound, very easy to use. Fortunately haven’t had to check the waterproof feature yet. You can link multiple units, so i will probably buy another.
    • An excellent bit of kit – high quality sound, very easy to use. Fortunately haven’t had to check the waterproof feature yet. You can link multiple units, so i will probably buy another.
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    Bought this mainly for a family holiday to play around the pool and be robust enough to handle a 2 & 6 year old. The design is fantastic and it really excels playing music at a mid/loud volume outside. It definitely does sound like it’s coming from a much bigger speaker than it actually is. The quality is definitely there however if you’re buying this solely to stick in your house and for nothing else then there is probably better sounding speakers on the market, all be it you’ll have to splash a little extra cash. Bluetooth performance is fantastic, as is the battery life, we went in holiday with full batter and only had to charge it once with it being used for probably 3-4 hours a day on mid/high volume for 11 days. The 360 projection of sound really does make a difference, especially for a speaker that is marketed as outdoor/durable. We stuck it by the side of the pool and everyone no matter where they were got great sound and the kids also thought it was a game trying the soak it through. Other people have moaned about the thin opening for the cable to get through to charge it, however i’ve had no problems what so ever and providing you don’t loose the charging cable it’s a complete non issue. The tap gestures to skip song are a little unpredictable and probably work around 75% of the time, and to be fair when they don’t work you just try it again, so again a non issue for me. Overall if your looking for a durable, portable bluetooth speaker with awesome battery life that genuinely sounds like it’s coming out of something 3 times as big, i would definitely recommend this.
    • Bought this mainly for a family holiday to play around the pool and be robust enough to handle a 2 & 6 year old. The design is fantastic and it really excels playing music at a mid/loud volume outside. It definitely does sound like it’s coming from a much bigger speaker than it actually is. The quality is definitely there however if you’re buying this solely to stick in your house and for nothing else then there is probably better sounding speakers on the market, all be it you’ll have to splash a little extra cash. Bluetooth performance is fantastic, as is the battery life, we went in holiday with full batter and only had to charge it once with it being used for probably 3-4 hours a day on mid/high volume for 11 days. The 360 projection of sound really does make a difference, especially for a speaker that is marketed as outdoor/durable. We stuck it by the side of the pool and everyone no matter where they were got great sound and the kids also thought it was a game trying the soak it through. Other people have moaned about the thin opening for the cable to get through to charge it, however i’ve had no problems what so ever and providing you don’t loose the charging cable it’s a complete non issue. The tap gestures to skip song are a little unpredictable and probably work around 75% of the time, and to be fair when they don’t work you just try it again, so again a non issue for me. Overall if your looking for a durable, portable bluetooth speaker with awesome battery life that genuinely sounds like it’s coming out of something 3 times as big, i would definitely recommend this.

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