Ultimate Ears MEGABOOM tooth/Wireless Speaker – Fantastic bit of kit.

I did almost a month research before buying this product. Crystal clear sound, fabulous battery backup, shockproof, well designed.

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 .

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 :-). Here are the specifications for the Ultimate Ears MEGABOOM tooth/Wireless Speaker:

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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

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.

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.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • 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.
  • For the three months I was away the speaker was really great, very loud

Very recently bought the monitor audio, which is good but doesn’t mooooove me. Read some reviews, took a punt. This device is another league. Equally happy with scarlatti or electroswing.

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.

Amazing sound quality and just about indestructible.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Long range bluetooth excellent sound. Bought for my daughter , i have a bose speaker which was a lot more expensive – the sound quality is comparable.

Fast delivery and an amazing product. Charges very fast, belts out bass and clear mid-high range tones without loss, and best of all it’s portable.

Sound quality is great, it’s durability is undeniable and the app is a great feature. Recommend for anyone wanting a high quality, durable speaker for taking out and about. I use it at home a lot too to watch tv through my laptop, works a treat and improves the sound quality endlessly.

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.

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.

Not as loud as i wanted for outdoors. Has about a 20 foot range of sound outdoor. Great sound and easy link up.

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.

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Ultimate Ears MEGABOOM Bluetooth/Wireless Speaker (Waterproof and Shockproof) - Lava Red
Rating
5.0 of 5 stars, based on 492 reviews
Price
£159.50

One thought on “Ultimate Ears MEGABOOM tooth/Wireless Speaker – Fantastic bit of kit.

  1. Amazing sound quality logitech always seems to delivers with all its products.
    • Amazing sound quality logitech always seems to delivers with all its products.
  2. I like that the sound is good. I do not like that sometimes, it skips and even though it is switched off, the battery still drains.
    • I like that the sound is good. I do not like that sometimes, it skips and even though it is switched off, the battery still drains.
  3. This review is from : Ultimate Ears MEGABOOM Bluetooth/Wireless Speaker (Waterproof and Shockproof) – Lava Red

    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.
    • 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.
  4. This review is from : Ultimate Ears MEGABOOM Bluetooth/Wireless Speaker (Waterproof and Shockproof) – Lava Red

    Even better when they link up. I can play music through the weekend even if in the outdoors. Perfect in most environments.
  5. This review is from : Ultimate Ears MEGABOOM Bluetooth/Wireless Speaker (Waterproof and Shockproof) – Lava Red

    This is a great speaker – i bought a second one it was so good.
  6. This review is from : Ultimate Ears MEGABOOM Bluetooth/Wireless Speaker (Waterproof and Shockproof) – Lava Red

    This is a great speaker – i bought a second one it was so good.
  7. This review is from : Ultimate Ears MEGABOOM Bluetooth/Wireless Speaker (Waterproof and Shockproof) – Lava Red

    I love this so muchdon’t be fooled by the newer model meant to replace this.
  8. This review is from : Ultimate Ears MEGABOOM Bluetooth/Wireless Speaker (Waterproof and Shockproof) – Lava Red

    I love this so muchdon’t be fooled by the newer model meant to replace this.
  9. This review is from : Ultimate Ears MEGABOOM Bluetooth/Wireless Speaker (Waterproof and Shockproof) – Lava Red

    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.
    • 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.
      • 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 ^_^.
  10. This review is from : Ultimate Ears MEGABOOM Bluetooth/Wireless Speaker (Waterproof and Shockproof) – Lava Red

    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 ^_^.
  11. This review is from : Ultimate Ears MEGABOOM Bluetooth/Wireless Speaker (Waterproof and Shockproof) – Lava Red

    Great product that i can’t fault on quality or price in this range.
    • Great product that i can’t fault on quality or price in this range.
  12. This review is from : Ultimate Ears MEGABOOM Bluetooth/Wireless Speaker (Waterproof and Shockproof) – Lava Red

    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.
      • 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.
  13. 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.
  14. This review is from : Ultimate Ears MEGABOOM Bluetooth/Wireless Speaker (Waterproof and Shockproof) – Lava Red

    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.
  15. This review is from : Ultimate Ears MEGABOOM Bluetooth/Wireless Speaker (Waterproof and Shockproof) – Lava Red

    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.
    • Great sound for such a small, neat contraption. Would definitely buy another one.
      • Great sound for such a small, neat contraption. Would definitely buy another one.
  16. 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.
  17. This review is from : Ultimate Ears MEGABOOM Bluetooth/Wireless Speaker (Waterproof and Shockproof) – Lava Red

    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.
  18. This review is from : Ultimate Ears MEGABOOM Bluetooth/Wireless Speaker (Waterproof and Shockproof) – Lava Red

    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.
  19. This review is from : Ultimate Ears MEGABOOM Bluetooth/Wireless Speaker (Waterproof and Shockproof) – Lava Red

    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.
    • 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.
  20. This review is from : Ultimate Ears MEGABOOM Bluetooth/Wireless Speaker (Waterproof and Shockproof) – Lava Red

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

    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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