Product Review: UE BOOM
Price Range: $199 – $209
Who Would Buy the UE BOOM: Those looking for the first ever 360° wireless speaker that allows you to share your music with everyone, whenever and wherever you want
What’s the reason behind Ultimate Ear’s BOOM? Music makes a statement about who we are and UE BOOM is the perfect way to make that statement to everyone around us. It provides 360° of immersive sound in a compact, go-anywhere body. This is UE’s latest in a line of Bluetooth speakers that is quickly becoming THE portable speaker of the year, and the last wireless speaker you’ll ever need.
Get Ready For The BOOM!
The UE BOOM was designed for you and me… the “social generation”, to give us a way to share our music with our friends and everybody else. With Bluetooth that gives this speaker the ability to connect to your smartphone or tablet, and two mobile devices at the same time, the BOOM is definitely a must-have.
Okay, it’s summer and that means it’s time to make some noise… so I got the UE BOOM. Let me tell you, the 360° degree sound is sweet. I’ve been using it a lot at the pool and no-matter where you are, the sound is full and balanced. I don’t know how they got so much sound from such a compact case but they did. There’s a pair of dual performance drivers and a set of dual passive radiators that deliver the mids, highs and deep bass lows that keep up with the Jawbone, a speaker twice its size.
The BOOM is Bluetooth, and unlike some wireless speakers I’ve used, doesn’t drop the signal. It’s also a speakerphone so when I sync it to my smartphone I can hear whoever calls as loud as I want. Just a suggestion, go ahead and turn that little feature off at the big parties, unless you want people giving you the crazy look. The calls sound great both ways, and speakerphone capability is huge by the pool.
The skin on this Monster drink-sized speaker is acoustic, so it won’t inhibit the sound. Plus it has a plasma coating, in a nice array of colors to choose from, that makes the UE BOOM water and stain resistant. It literally is a go anywhere wireless speaker. Anyway, the battery life will run about 15 hours before needing a charge and comes with a USB charger and adapter for your outlet.
The UE app allows daisy-chaining two BOOMs together in stereo for some seriously loud sounds. A friend of mine bought one too so we tested this out and I have just one word… sick. If you plan on pulling the BOOM out at parties, do yourself a favor and pick up two, you’ll definitely be glad you did. You can also sync two devices to the same speaker, so you and a friend can take turns sharing your beats.
No cons to report. I’ll keep you posted.
Ultimate Ears Provides a 1 Year Limited Warrant
Value for money?
Yes! There’s a reason why so many people give the UE BOOM 5 stars. I get tons of complements on the sound this thing puts out. It’s durable, waterproof and best of all, its wireless. Buy one today and I guarantee you’ll thank me later.
Where to buy:
Amazon.com is the best place to buy the UE BOOM. They have the best price but more than that their customer service is the best.