I was well pleased with the sound of this. I think the sound is very good. My only negative is that because i use it for sleepsounds/music when falling asleep the lowest volume is still a bit too loud. Also the on/off sound it makes is stupidly loud and when the music has stopped and the speaker eventually turn itself off it wakes me up quite violently. However for daytime listening whilst getting ready and putting makeup on, as well as listening in the bath, it is really great.
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.
I tested this against the anker soundcore motion q – similar size and power, but £20 cheaper than the wonderboom. I tested them side by side to get a true comparison. The result: the wonderboom lives up to its name. Deeper bass, brighter treble, more presence, detail and sparkle. By comparison, the motion q was flatter and a bit muddier. Just not as lively and without the bass depth of the wonderboom. In this case, you get what you pay for. But if you’re willing to pay a little extra for the wonderboom, you get the jump in performance. It won’t shake your fillings out, but for its size (slightly stubbier than a can of soup) the bass has plenty of oomph.
The best portable speaker i’ve ever owned. It’s not cheap, but it sounds amazing. Deep clear bass and genuine encompassing sound field. It’s plenty loud enough for most occasions. It’s not that small, or light so it’s possibly not suited for all travelling needs, but it’s built in hanging loop would allow it to easily be clipped onto a rucksack. Only downside is it’s bluetooth only, there is no aux input for connecting non bluetooth devices. Not sure why they didn’t add that.
A very clever little box, it’s not hi-fi quality sound, but what would you expect for the size. It’s certainly loud, and sounds surprisingly unforced at high volumes. The only downside i’ve noticed is that (on several ios devices at least) you have to go into bluetooth settings to connect it to your device, as for some reason it doesn’t appear in the airplay output list. This is a minor gripe, given that you usually have to turn it on before each use (it turns off automatically after ?15 mins idle time). By the way, we have dunked it in water a few times to test its ip rating, leading to much time at bath time as our children try to hear it playing underwater.
Reviews from purchasers :
- Boom! Shake The (Small) Room.
- Build quality amazing, sound quality better.
- Great sound
I’m a bit of a music junky and like a full ‘traditional’ sound – so i hate tiney speakrs that sound tinny. I have two and can pair them so i can have in kitchen and garden. Battery life is brillian – had them both on all day at the weekend, and still had battery for the next day. Can’t fault these at all for the price.
Love this little speakeramazing sound and surprisingly good bass considering it’s size. Bought with the intention of joining four of them together to place in each corner or the court whilst training but i’ve since discovered that joining more than two might not be possible based on other reviews so i’ve just stuck with one for now. Disappointed that you can’t skip back to the beginning of a track from the speaker and the play/forward button and also when two devices are connected, it can be very temperamental so i keep my phone handy and just avoid having two devices connected. Other than that, it’s a great little speaker and provided you don’t play at maximum volume the battery isn’t too bad but i keep a charger handy just in case as it drains quickly when turned up to max.
Wow, what a great sound from such a small speaker. Not only does this speaker look good but sounds fantastic. It’s easy to use, has simple instructions and is good to go on delivery. Not only is it party portable, but you can actually chuck into the bath water with you. I got as our bathroom gets really steamy on showering and previous water resistant speakers just don’t cut it. Get one now before they run out at christmas.
Looks cool, sound packs a punch, easy to connect to various devices (phone, laptop etc). If you have more than one you can connect them to each other. Both our teen and his grandfather get immense pleasure from theirs (my dad is hard of hearing and this can go loud) and i can borrow the teen’s for kitchen dancing or grown-up parties. Son wants to test the waterproofing. I’d rather he didn’t submerge it, just in case, but it survived a dofe trip dangling from the outside of his rucksack. Brilliant wee speaker which belies its size.
Not really tech minded so it was a bit of pain setting it up, but this was more my fault than the speaker. . Wish i had bought one before, sound is really impressive as is the volume, i have had it on every day since i got it, and i cant wait to take it out in the summer into the garden. Can’t believe that such a small box can give such an impressive performance. Would certainly recommend it if you were thinking of buying one.
I bought it as a gift – but kept it. The sound quality is really good, i can’t fault it, and certainly not at this price. I play it a lot while in the bath and have discovered it really is waterproof – i knocked it in a bath of water by accident and it kept playing. If i had to find fault, i might say it’s hard to adjust the volume using my feet as the controls are fairly flush to the sides of the wonderboom, but that’s nothing. And if i were to add a button, it would be a button to skip to the next track. But these are minor matters, i think it’s both tough and high quality, comparable to the bose bluetooth speaker i have that cost nearly 3x as much. The wonderboom is simple to use, easy to connect using bluetooth and i’d certainly buy another if gave away this one.
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.
The relatively small package, certainly belies its punch; the sound from this unit is very impressive providing a very decent bass without neglecting vocals (and even more impressive given both the size and relative low cost). While i haven’t tested the promises surrounding its waterproof capability (), its a sturdy little speaker and superb for taking on the move and using outdoors. A particularly notable quality is the speaker’s ability to maintain its bluetooth connectivity despite being some distance from the unit. I find this very handy indeed. After using a whole variety of wired and bluetooth alternatives, unreservedly so. After two months of use, the only negative i can think of – and its a tenuous one at that – is that’s appearance is a little ‘knights templar’ and i wish they’d designed the volume buttons a little differently. Still, this is a very minor gripe, certainly doesn’t affect performance and in every other respect, the speaker is well worth the money.
This badboy really does the job. The sound quality is amazing when you consider the price. I chose one of these after reviewing several review sites. For me the most important thing was to have a waterproof speaker, with sound quality being a second criteria. The ue wonderboom exells in both categories. I’ve had this in a chlorinated hotub, fully submerged and as soon as it surfaced the music resumed and there was no noticeable change in sound quality at all, so is very waterproof, the sound is much better than i’d expect from any speaker at this price and probably is easily as good as some that are twice the price. The whole speaker fits easily in the hand, the only thing i’d change would be to make the loop larger, or to bring back the bungee cord that apparently came with the earlier versions (but given the size, it’s not exactly hard to carry). This is great for taking with you to hotels or when visiting friends and families as it hardly takes up any space. The battery life is amazing, the only downside being that if you manage to completely drain it that it’ll take a long time to charge back to full.
Wow, this speaker is really amazing. The battery life is excellent. The quality of the music is outstanding for the size of the speaker. It has a deep bass and clear tops. It’s very durable and easy to wipe clean if used outside and gets dirty. It is waterproof tested it in the bath speaker continued to play. Wiped it dry again on speaker played perfectly again. Would definitely recommend in fact i have been. Order it you won’t be disappointed.
By far the best speaker i’ve ever used, and for a very decent price. Top quality sound and appearance, would recommend to anyone looking for a convenient yet surprisingly loud and high quality speaker. The fabric texture is very unique and feels good to touch.
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.
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.
I was worried that it would under perform in terms of bass and volume. It’s more than up to the job. Easily loud enough for a hotel room; also used it in the garden at a bbq and it was fine for that too. Very easy to connect to, charge and use. All in all a cracking little speaker. It’s no sonos play 1, but as a temporary/portable unit it’s ideal. Would have been even more pleased if it came in a protective case, or even a little bag but for this money you can’t really go wrong.
I bought this as a replacement for my ks hive 2+ bluetooth speaker which suddenly stopped producing sound after a year :(i was initially impressed by the many positive reviews on amazon and the rave reviews on notable tech websites. It’s packaged in a really great box, although i almost missed the usb charging cable which is tucked neatly away beneath the speaker — don’t accidentally throw it awayi really like the look of the speaker, it’s compact, tactile and modern. I bought mine in a light grey colour with yellow buttons. It comes with some charge so you can test it out straight away. I was a little apprehensive about the power-up noise it makes; in other reviews people had complained it was quite loud and obtrusive. I actually like the noise and i don’t think it’s ridiculously loud either. I never play music to get to sleep so i wouldn’t be worried about the volume of the power-down noise either as it switches off automatically after a period of inactivity. The speaker connected very quickly to my android smartphone and i later found out that two phones can connect at the same time. A minor negative is the lack of aux input, which for some people is a must if their device isn’t bluetooth enabled. On first impressions the sound quality for such a small, neat device is really impressive.
Brilliant little speaker, and when you have two and pair them, they will fill a very large area with great sound for such a small speaker. Well made, string and waterproof. I like ue products, their high end headphones are so good, i have the triple fi 10s which is what made me choose these speakers.