Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM Bluetooth Speaker Waterproof, Good sound for the price

Bought this on recommendation of my son and daughter-in-law for a garden barbecue. Small and portable, the sound quality is incredible – deep basses and clear tones – and remains connected to bluetooth several metres away from my ipad.

I’ve had this device since for 10 months now and overall i’m really impressed with their battery life and the durability of them. Admittedly the sound quality isn’t those of a higher end speaker (i. Bose/sonnos) but there’s honestly nothing wrong with it for someone after a robust speaker to take to the beach or have in the shower. My only disliking is the control of sound isn’t amazing but this shouldn’t put you off.

I use this paired to my laptop. Easy to pair with my chromebook and my windows laptop. Not so easy to pair with debian desktop; but that is not ue’s fault. Could do with more instructions. (why is the ‘reduce volume’ minus sign vertical. Make it look a it like a urn for someone’s ashes).

Comments from buyers

“Boom! Shake The (Small) Room., A rugged and compact speaker, Great sound, great value”

Bought this speaker to go on holiday and because it was waterproof. Definitely waterproof as i threw it in the pool to test and it passed. Although struggled to listen to it underwater :p. Sound quality is good considering the size and it gets to a decent volume. The fact that you can double up speakers is a nice touch. I think the bigger speakers will have better sound but obviously there’s added size and expense. Charging via usb is handy and convenient. Battery life is pretty good seems a good 6 hours at leastoverall a nice speaker and good value.

Considering the size of this small device, it certainly kicks out some serious sound.

This is the best investment i have ever done in my entire life. At the beginning i was a bit skeptical concerning the sound or battery life and all but it has proven me the contrary. The sound is amazing, it is rather sturdy but elegant and modern, the battery life is also suprisingly good. I totally recommend this product as it is a good investment for the quality-price reasoning.

But the sound output is impressive. The hook bit is almost entirely pointless, as you can just about get a finger through it. Anyway, i bought it for my dad’s boat in croatia, but i may buy myself one. I’d be very surprised if it floats. A couple of people said it does. We haven’t tried it, but it’s quite a heavy little thing, so i’d be very surprised.

Great sounds (for rock and dance type music), not so great with other types but still good. Reasonably loud for what it is, pretty clear sound, dropped it once about a metre and still works.

Great loud fantastic soundbuttons are not hard to push – ( as many suggest, but then i am male. )battery life exceptionalyes it’s waterproofdoes not connect to chromebook, not my toshiba one anywaydoes not connect to phones via bluetooth for phone callsis it a worthy buy?. It is very expensive for its capabilities, but i like it.

Amazing, ive used a bunch of speakers, these are by far some of the best pair you can have, i wish they would support stereo sound, but even in mono, have each one in opposite corners and it will fill up your area with sound. Can get extremely loud, for the size its amazing.

Excellent sound for holiday tunes. A bit heavier than expected but not an issue for me. Sound was excellent and extremely easy to connect to my bluetooth devices.

Really great speaker which has been properly tested in the swimming pool. Provides great sound and volume for the size. Bought for teenage kids who are very happy with the purchase.

One of the best products i have ever purchased. This speaker performs incredibly at any volume with brilliant bass, mid-range and treble. It floats without fail and although the sound quality is compromised it is to be expected. This speaker is great for sailing as it can be attached to a cleat/carabiner in the boat and you need not fear for your speaker when you capsize or gybe, it is also great for rowing. The sound quality as previously stated is incredible and the speaker can go loud enough to cater for any regular environment. Easy to connect to with bluetooth but unfortunately no aux jack is present in the speaker so some older mp3 players/ipods may not be compatible. The charger works well – not especially fast but sufficient to charge the speaker to 100% in less than 2 hours (for me 1. The fabric covering is prone to stains but otherwise is appealing. The buttons are not particularly tactile but when pressed function – just do not expect a click.

Omghow can this powerful huge sound can come out of this small thing . I bought this for bathroom and i’m totally in love with it now. It would be waste to use it in bathroom only as it is great for living room toogreat quality great design.

I am so pleased with this little bomb. It sounds great, is so hardy, and so compact and user friendly. Our house would be lost without it. We took it on holiday, on a boating holiday etc, and it was great for us all to listen to some music, the children to listen to audible book etc. My son tested in the water and that seemed to work, but i will not be trying to replicate that. But it is good to know that if i use it in the bathroom and it gets a little wet, it will still go on. The sound quality is great for me, and my husband agrees, especially for the money, but then we are not huge sound fanatics.

I bought this pair during an amazon lightning deal, and so was a great price. The speakers sound nice, and are well made. The only reason they get 4 stars and not 5, is because they don’t play in stereo when you connect the pair together.

Brilliant sound from a relatively compact speaker. It connects really easily to iphone. Be aware that it can only connect to other wonderboom speakers and nothing else from the ultimate ears range – this is a limitation and why it only gets 4 stars.

Work well together once you manage to pair them – not the most intuitive instructions but worth the effort.

Love my new portable speaker. Has been using it ever since bought. Maybe sound quality could be a bit better but overall it is enough for my needs. It’s relatively small so can take it anywhere with me, so use it everywhere i can also during holidays. My friend bought also one so we can connect both for greater sound effects.

Good: it’s very stable and loud. It looks good but i was surprised how much sound this little speaker can deliver. Even more impressive is its range, i can walk around the house with this speaker while my phone is charging and signal is strong no matter how far i go. It works great with android and ios, no problem with switching between two devices. Easy to set up, plays 360 so it can stand virtually anywhere. It’s loud, i know that i mentioned that already, but it is much more than i expected. Bad: it doesn’t support phone calls, only media, so if you leave your phone further away and someone call you, there is no other way than run for your phone. No true stereo in two sets of speakers, if you connect another wonderboom speaker, each of them will play exactly the same sound. I was disappointed that i can’t connect a cable and use that speaker with my mp3 player. The sound is a bit annoying. There is a lot of bass but it’s not deep and rather muddy. Mid range is almost gone and heights are ok, not razor sharp, but fine. It sounds spacious and reminds me ‘incredible surround’ from my boom box in 90’s. I compared this speaker with ue boom 2 lite and wonderboom is much louder and with better bass but everything else is worse, not that clear.

I’ve bought bluetooth speakers before and always gone for small portable units and the sound quality and battery life seem to have always reflected the sizethis wonderboom is in a different league. I have no idea how they get so much rich deep reverberant and (if you want) loud sound from such a small unit. I love the design, the small size and the battery life. I love the fact that you can have more than one device registered to the bluetooth connection, so either i or my partner can just start playing music without having to change anything. I haven’t tested the waterproofing or shock proofing but both specs would indicate this is an ideal speaker to take with you outdoors or in the wet. My only negatives would be that it’s not quite so good at very low volumes (eg background music whilst reading)well worth the price.

Love the bright cute colours and design. Just perfect for going on holiday, picnics, pools. Sound is mighty for it’s size. I like the bass on the ue boom and wonderboom, very rounded sound. I also own a bose link mini ii which is also great but i find this one more versatile for carrying around and having fun, it doesn’t seem as fragile. Very happy with my purchase.

5 stars as the bluetooth connection dropped a few times, connecting to the yaufey projector. Its certainly possible that its all the projector’s fault, and seems fine after the first couple of disconnects. Sound quality for a speaker of this size is excellent, and the dimensions are perfect for travel.

Bought as a present so limited checking of product. Sound is good and clear with decent volume – i always wonder why ue don’t publish speaker output wattages. Product seems robust and operation and pairing was easy.

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Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM Bluetooth Speaker Waterproof with Double-Up Connection, Lilac/Purple
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5.0 of 5 stars, based on 449 reviews

One thought on “Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM Bluetooth Speaker Waterproof, Good sound for the price

  1. This review is from : Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM Bluetooth Speaker Waterproof with Double-Up Connection, Lilac/Purple

    This little gem of a speaker is amazing. Wonderful sound quality and works for all genres. Much better than the bose speaker which i tried and sent back. And to top it all it’s waterproof so fabulous for the garden and the bathroom. What more can you ask for :).
  2. This review is from : Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM Bluetooth Speaker Waterproof with Double-Up Connection, Lilac/Purple

    This little gem of a speaker is amazing. Wonderful sound quality and works for all genres. Much better than the bose speaker which i tried and sent back. And to top it all it’s waterproof so fabulous for the garden and the bathroom. What more can you ask for :).
  3. 5.0 out of 5 stars It’s similar width as 2nd generation echo ! Great sound and noticible On equaliser on my iPhone XR on said:

    This review is from : Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM Bluetooth Speaker Waterproof with Double-Up Connection, Lilac/Purple

    It is very good for a small speaker . Ideal for factory or office use .
    • It is very good for a small speaker . Ideal for factory or office use .
      • Makes such a difference to sound from ipad when watching netflix and other online streaming. No more slightly muffled sound.
  4. Makes such a difference to sound from ipad when watching netflix and other online streaming. No more slightly muffled sound.
  5. This review is from : Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM Bluetooth Speaker Waterproof with Double-Up Connection, Lilac/Purple

    That was a present fot my daughter and she seems very pleased.
    • The main complaint is sound quality. Yes, it goes loud, but uses old sbc code, hence compressed sound. Dynamic eq results in thin bass at moderate and high volume. The main issue is distortion at 70%+ volume. By comparison, b&o p2 sounds so much more musical.
  6. This review is from : Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM Bluetooth Speaker Waterproof with Double-Up Connection, Lilac/Purple

    The main complaint is sound quality. Yes, it goes loud, but uses old sbc code, hence compressed sound. Dynamic eq results in thin bass at moderate and high volume. The main issue is distortion at 70%+ volume. By comparison, b&o p2 sounds so much more musical.
  7. This review is from : Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM Bluetooth Speaker Waterproof with Double-Up Connection, Lilac/Purple

    Fantastic item for the price bracket, you would think it was more expensive.
  8. This review is from : Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM Bluetooth Speaker Waterproof with Double-Up Connection, Lilac/Purple

    Fantastic item for the price bracket, you would think it was more expensive.
  9. This review is from : Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM Bluetooth Speaker Waterproof with Double-Up Connection, Lilac/Purple

    Have the larger one so knew what to expect and the smaller one packs similar punches. Only difference is the lack of app which i really like on the bigger one i have.
  10. This review is from : Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM Bluetooth Speaker Waterproof with Double-Up Connection, Lilac/Purple

    Have the larger one so knew what to expect and the smaller one packs similar punches. Only difference is the lack of app which i really like on the bigger one i have.
    • Great product, better than i was expecting. Sounds good and has a good battery life.
      • Great product, better than i was expecting. Sounds good and has a good battery life.
  11. This review is from : Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM Bluetooth Speaker Waterproof with Double-Up Connection, Lilac/Purple

    Not working properly, bluetooth keeps cutting out every few seconds. Can’t work out how to contact the seller for replacement.
  12. This review is from : Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM Bluetooth Speaker Waterproof with Double-Up Connection, Lilac/Purple

    Not working properly, bluetooth keeps cutting out every few seconds. Can’t work out how to contact the seller for replacement.
    • Almost indestructible within reason and high build quality with a great 360 sound.
  13. This review is from : Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM Bluetooth Speaker Waterproof with Double-Up Connection, Lilac/Purple

    Almost indestructible within reason and high build quality with a great 360 sound.
    • After two weeks, it just started making a clicking noise and just wouldn’t stop, obviously a deffective unit but with not water, no shock , no tampering whatsoever it failed which gives you an idea of the manufacturing quality. Also to be honest the sound isn’t that great, especially in the low end, no bass line and very dry kick, not tinny but just not very dynamic sound. After trying a few different low end price range ones, i can confirm you are better off buying a more expensive one and have the sound you want.
      • After two weeks, it just started making a clicking noise and just wouldn’t stop, obviously a deffective unit but with not water, no shock , no tampering whatsoever it failed which gives you an idea of the manufacturing quality. Also to be honest the sound isn’t that great, especially in the low end, no bass line and very dry kick, not tinny but just not very dynamic sound. After trying a few different low end price range ones, i can confirm you are better off buying a more expensive one and have the sound you want.
  14. This review is from : Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM Bluetooth Speaker Waterproof with Double-Up Connection, Lilac/Purple

    Good: it’s very stable and loud. It looks good but i was surprised how much sound this little speaker can deliver. Even more impressive is its range, i can walk around the house with this speaker while my phone is charging and signal is strong no matter how far i go. It works great with android and ios, no problem with switching between two devices. Easy to set up, plays 360 so it can stand virtually anywhere. It’s loud, i know that i mentioned that already, but it is much more than i expected. Bad: it doesn’t support phone calls, only media, so if you leave your phone further away and someone call you, there is no other way than run for your phone. No true stereo in two sets of speakers, if you connect another wonderboom speaker, each of them will play exactly the same sound. I was disappointed that i can’t connect a cable and use that speaker with my mp3 player. The sound is a bit annoying. There is a lot of bass but it’s not deep and rather muddy. Mid range is almost gone and heights are ok, not razor sharp, but fine. It sounds spacious and reminds me “incredible surround” from my boom box in 90’s. I compared this speaker with ue boom 2 lite and wonderboom is much louder and with better bass but everything else is worse, not that clear.
    • Good: it’s very stable and loud. It looks good but i was surprised how much sound this little speaker can deliver. Even more impressive is its range, i can walk around the house with this speaker while my phone is charging and signal is strong no matter how far i go. It works great with android and ios, no problem with switching between two devices. Easy to set up, plays 360 so it can stand virtually anywhere. It’s loud, i know that i mentioned that already, but it is much more than i expected. Bad: it doesn’t support phone calls, only media, so if you leave your phone further away and someone call you, there is no other way than run for your phone. No true stereo in two sets of speakers, if you connect another wonderboom speaker, each of them will play exactly the same sound. I was disappointed that i can’t connect a cable and use that speaker with my mp3 player. The sound is a bit annoying. There is a lot of bass but it’s not deep and rather muddy. Mid range is almost gone and heights are ok, not razor sharp, but fine. It sounds spacious and reminds me “incredible surround” from my boom box in 90’s. I compared this speaker with ue boom 2 lite and wonderboom is much louder and with better bass but everything else is worse, not that clear.
      • Absolutely love the sound of the speakers, so clear and loud. I love that you can press the top of the speakers to connect the bluetooth to your phone and skip to the next song. I can’t wait to use them on holiday and bring it with me in the pool.
  15. Absolutely love the sound of the speakers, so clear and loud. I love that you can press the top of the speakers to connect the bluetooth to your phone and skip to the next song. I can’t wait to use them on holiday and bring it with me in the pool.
    • To make it short, if you listen to the mainstream pop music you should be fine, but give it some hans zimmer or something alike and you will be offered a crackled and distorted sound that you would expect from a £25 portable speaker, not from a £90 one. Now, maybe the product was slightly faulty, i don’t know.
  16. This review is from : Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM Bluetooth Speaker Waterproof with Double-Up Connection, Lilac/Purple

    To make it short, if you listen to the mainstream pop music you should be fine, but give it some hans zimmer or something alike and you will be offered a crackled and distorted sound that you would expect from a £25 portable speaker, not from a £90 one. Now, maybe the product was slightly faulty, i don’t know.
    • Really great sound with good battery life. I didn’t realise it didn’t come with a charger so that was a bit of a bummer, but i still love my speaker.
  17. This review is from : Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM Bluetooth Speaker Waterproof with Double-Up Connection, Lilac/Purple

    Really great sound with good battery life. I didn’t realise it didn’t come with a charger so that was a bit of a bummer, but i still love my speaker.
    • High sound quality, battery life enough for playing songs for the whole daydefinitely worth buying.
  18. This review is from : Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM Bluetooth Speaker Waterproof with Double-Up Connection, Lilac/Purple

    High sound quality, battery life enough for playing songs for the whole daydefinitely worth buying.
  19. This review is from : Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM Bluetooth Speaker Waterproof with Double-Up Connection, Lilac/Purple

    Connects quickly amazing bass and rich crisp sound for such a small speaker battery lasts for ages and charges quickly too – what’s not to like.
    • Connects quickly amazing bass and rich crisp sound for such a small speaker battery lasts for ages and charges quickly too – what’s not to like.
  20. This review is from : Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM Bluetooth Speaker Waterproof with Double-Up Connection, Lilac/Purple

    Love this little sound system. It has great sound to it and having a bose bluetooth speaker i wasn’t sure it’d live up to that based on the good reviews however i actually prefer the sound from this little guy. It was a xmas gift to my husband and he too loves it.Great that it’s waterproof and it goes everywhere with him. Work, weekend trips, the shower/bath.
  21. This review is from : Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM Bluetooth Speaker Waterproof with Double-Up Connection, Lilac/Purple

    Love this little sound system. It has great sound to it and having a bose bluetooth speaker i wasn’t sure it’d live up to that based on the good reviews however i actually prefer the sound from this little guy. It was a xmas gift to my husband and he too loves it.Great that it’s waterproof and it goes everywhere with him. Work, weekend trips, the shower/bath.
    • Excellent spacial sound from this small speak. Well built, god value for money.
      • Excellent spacial sound from this small speak. Well built, god value for money.
  22. This review is from : Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM Bluetooth Speaker Waterproof with Double-Up Connection, Lilac/Purple

    Absolutely love my wonderboom speaker. I take it all over the house to listen to my music- brilliant sound quality and goes very loud if you were to use it at an outdoor party/bbq.
  23. This review is from : Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM Bluetooth Speaker Waterproof with Double-Up Connection, Lilac/Purple

    Absolutely love my wonderboom speaker. I take it all over the house to listen to my music- brilliant sound quality and goes very loud if you were to use it at an outdoor party/bbq.

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