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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 5116 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Bluetooth Speaker

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    H3PCAT
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    I bought an original UE Boom a couple of years ago and loved the design and sound of it. But recently it went missing. After searching the house we decided it had accidentally fallen into a waste basket near where we kept it and we didn't realize it till after we had emptied the basket. (I think I also lost one of my daughter's first shoes that way but I haven't told her that). Anyway, our first BBQ of the season was coming up and I had to get a new one. That's the UE Boom 2. It's the same size as the old one but the sound is even better and I can control the volume thru the UE Boom mobile app and the unit itself has upgradeable software which just recently added the ability to control the speaker by voice command. I had a minor problem with the speaker after the last update (trouble pairing another phone to the speaker ) and their support was great, fixed the problem in 5 minutes (Just had to reset the speaker by pressing the power and volume down buttons at the same time) and they even followed up twice to make sure everything was ok. All in all, great looking speaker, great sound, great service. And not expensive (Best Buy has it on sale once in a while but it's a bargain even @ $200)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good sound quality

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    Shocker
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    I went to Best Buy 3 times and tried different Bluetooth speakers. They all sound amazing in demo mode at the store but sound less than acceptable when you try it at home. I wanted a speaker with clear sound and loud enough without distortion. I tried a Sony portable speaker and also a Jam portable speaker. They were ok but sounded terrible. I finally decided to pay a bit more and tried several speakers at the store including $200 + expensive speakers. This one outperformed all others. When I connected the speaker to Bluetooth at home, it was amazing. We use it when we play music videos and the kids enjoy it as they play their favorite songs on Alexa or YouTube. Our living room is fairly large and the speaker does an amazing job. No regrets. If you are in the market for a speaker, go for this one. The portables just don’t perform.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    2 Hour Battery Life? NOT

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    HBJSP
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    I was hesitant on this item because of the reports of a two hour battery life. Then I read contradictions to that and was stumped. Well I bit the bullet and purchased this unit. I could not be more satisfied with this purchase. I have no idea what people are doing to get such low hours. Perhaps not charging them? We used this unit outside at the pool for at least 12 hours over the course of two days, without plugging it in and had NO issues. In fact, the firmware update was flawless, the sound superior to anything in the price range and I could not be happier. We have our entire home loaded with Sonos, but if we did not I can 100% assure you we would carry this thing around and join two together to create true stereo sound. Oh AND its water proof for up to 30 minutes. Very very happy customer. Friends and family all ask, what is that thing? It sounds great from every angle.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Didn't work for me

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    Sergiazo
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    I bought two of them to use them with my 13" Dell i7 laptop. To be honest they both worked and sounded loud and clear, the bass is not as good like Bose but the price makes up for the difference. I got them both neatly packed and I'm going to send them back tomorrow. Why? I bought two of them because I wanted to enjoy portable stereo sound. They never worked as a pair with my dell. We got at home two Galaxy S7 Edge, one S8 and one S8Plus. We downloaded the app on all those cells, and nobody was able to make them work together. They both showed up on the Bluetooth but you could only get them to work one at a time. I bought them precisely because some people on their review said that they work beautifully together. For some reason they never worked for us, to be honest I don't see why I need to download an app just to be able to listen to them working together, they should be able to link smoothly just like my pair of Behringer B115W. I don't care how good they sound. I bought them to enjoy portable stereo sound. Still to be fair I'm giving them 3 stars

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Size is ideal...great sound!

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    MiamiO
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    I read an article about the UE Boom speaker and thought it was an interesting product, especially it's water proof features. I personally had no intention of purchasing it since I own a Bose Bluetooth Speaker. When it came time to buy our daughter a birthday present, she informed us she wanted a speaker for herself and I immediately remembered the UE Boom I had read about. The water proof feature was the main selling point for me, and the fact it was on sale also helped. I felt uncomfortable with the thought of spending the amount of money it would have cost to buy her a Bose, especially for a 10 year old. I thought.. "not a Bose, but should be more than enough for a 10 year old". Well to my surprise, the quality of this speaker's sound was just as good as the sound from the Bose I use, and the size is much more convenient for me. As it turns out, I am now the one constantly asking my daughter to borrow her Bluetooth speaker.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best portable speaker

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    DCKC
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    The UE Boom 2 is the best speaker. My husband and I listened to several top speakers in the store before deciding on this one. This speaker had the best sound quality even over the Bose portable option. We originally purchased the UE MegaBoom two years ago and loved it. We loved it so much that we bought a second one two weeks later. A few months later we also bought a UE Boom 2. The UE Boom 2 packs enough sound for the size that the MegaBoom is not really necessary especially if you have more than one. Several of our friends and family have purchased the UE Boom 2 based on our recommendation. Also, we love the speakers so much that, this year, we purchased five UE Boom 2 speakers to give as Christmas gifts. About a year and a half into owning our MegaBoom speakers, One of our MegaBoom speakers started sounding a bit off. It had a slight cracking sound when you turned it up too loud. We contacted customer support and they mailed us a new speaker with no problem. Great company to deal with who stands behind their product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Purchase with caution

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    Zach
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    I did countless hours of research, before I actually purchased the UE Boom 2, only for countless websites rating it as THE best portable bluetooth speaker. I bought it confident that it would blow my mind, but it did anything but that. The speaker was decently loud as far as portable speakers go, but had little to no bass. It would shut itself off and turn back on multiple times in a row, randomly while I was using it. I was still satisfied with it, until after charging and using it for a third time, it died after 3 hours of usage. It was fully charged, not sitting in the sun, and not even on full volume. This is coming from a speaker that is supposed to have "15 hours of life" (realistically it would be 9 to 10) but I couldn't get it to stay alive for longer than 3 or 4. Overall the speaker seems to have some sort of manufacturing issue, and I think there are better ones out there with better quality for the price than the UE Boom 2.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great portable speaker!

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    Nick
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    I was hesitant to pay this much for a bluetooth speaker, but am glad that I did. The sound is crystal clear even at high volumes. The bass is deep and rich and it is hard to believe it comes from such a small speaker. The battery lasts for hours even at high volume. The included charger is very nice. It is durable and waterproof allowing me to use it anywhere without worrying about damaging it. The speaker updates it software wirelessly through your phone. The app allows you to adjust the EQ, set alarms, and pair with a second speaker for stereo sound. This speaker provides enough sound to fill a gymnasium with 20 people playing basketball and actually needed turned down so we could hear each other. I carry this thing with me every where. It is a little pricey, but worth it if you enjoy good sound and will use it frequently. I compared to much more expensive speakers that were not as loud, not as portable, and did not sound as good. I'm happy with this purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Money Ever Spent for Sound

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    Bevgal3
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    I needed an outdoor speaker, a portable speaker, a Bluetooth speaker and I needed it under $200. So I started researching. At the time I didn't even know what a UE Boom was. Kind of had my mind set on the Bose Bluetooth speaker the ones that run about $129. But each and every website where they compared portable Bluetooth speakers again and again kept saying UE boom 2 was top choice. So I start searching for one to buy. And there was Best Buy offering it for $169 for the black UE Boom 2. Normally priced at $199 I was already ahead of the game by $30 so I ordered it online for pick up at the store and I've been rocking ever since. I do outdoor events so I paired with my iPod touch and turned on my favorite dance tunes. The sound was amazing not drowned out by all the other noises around it. It was clear, it was balanced and it was well noticed. Very very happy. Be warned though, people just might break out and dance as a result of you playing your favorite tunes on this speaker. I do!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Prety Awesome speaker

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    Prudhvi
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    Let's get down to it. The UE Boom 2 has a lot going for it. It's a loud compact speaker that withstands a lot of punishment. Connecting to it and controls are fairly simple. My only gripe with this speaker is the battery life for my purposes. I work at a car factory and use this speaker to listen to my music which is mostly Country,Rap,Rock and EDM. For what this speaker is its amazing as stated earlier and I have dropped this speaker multiple times on concrete and while outdoors. It's battery life on full blast will last roughly 2 hours. On medium with lots of bass you can expect 4-6 and with low volume you will see the 10 hours or so of battery life. I don't think many people will need to have this maxed out but some of us do. I compensated this by hooking up my speaker with a Jackery external battery bank. TLDR: Pros Withstands brutal punishment Loud Doesn't "crackle" on high volume Cons. Battery life is on the weak side.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Unbelievable Sound For Its Size!

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    RiskTaker101
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    I just bought the UE Boom 2 after hearing my friends at his Christmas party. I couldn't believe the sound quality of this little speaker! When I asked him about it on Christmas Eve night, he took it into the kitchen while telling me about its features, held it over his kitchen sink and soaked it with his sink water sprayer. I thought he was just really drunk and about to totally ruin his speaker...BUT THE THING JUST KEPT ON PLAYING MUSIC WITHOUT ANY TROUBLE AT ALL. He sprayed this speaker for a good full minute or so and the Boom 2 didn't miss a beat! It continued to sound great for the rest of the night and still plays without any problems whatsoever after being sprayed with pretty hard water pressure. I'm going to get another one so I can use the "Double Up" feature as well as putting them on camera tripods because that's how his are setup and they sound even greater that way. Then you have a right and left stereo setup that filled his 1300 square foot living room.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great speaker(s) for the price

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    leahcim
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    had heard the speaker and liked it but wanted to do more research on them on line i seen that they could be paired to play in stereo that picked up my ears. I was almost sold on another brand till i found out you can pair them as speakers or connect several of them together. I think went and listened to the one i was interested in and the UE boom 2 and seemed to think the sound was getter then the brand i thought should be better and was only going to buy one and get one later but they were on sale so i bought two of them and its amazing to here them in stereo and the sound is very good much better then the one i was going to originally by (which everyone one assumes is the best). I bought them to use on my patio and around the house and a few other places Although I just bought them only a few days ago i think there great. One of the best purchased i made. I would love a few more to have music in every room of my house.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    LOVE

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    JBethea
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    I was looking for a wireless/bluetooth speaker and didn't have a clue which one was best. I talked to a girl also looking for a speaker. She said she bought this one and loved it but someone stole it so she was coming to get another one. Based on her and the fact that I liked the way it sounded in the store and the way it looked I went ahead and purchased it. The volume and sound quality is better than I ever imagined. I can take it anywhere in my house and it will work, regardless of where my phone is. It puts out so much sound that when I'm in my basement I can still hear it clearly. The next time I went to the store I saw a lady looking at the wireless speakers. I told her the story of the girl I met, told her I loved the speaker and she ended up buying it too! I had never heard of UE so I was leery to buy it but it is one of my best purchases ever. I love music and this has allowed me to listen to it anywhere in my house! LOVE!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very good wireless speaker

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    Korbulo
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    I was looking for a small speaker to use at work and this one was by far the best one. I was looking at JBL and Bose speakers as well but in the end I went with the UE. One thing I really like is the alarm feature built into the speaker. You need to download the app to use the alarm feature. Once the alarm is set and it goes off you can either choose a music from your device it’s connected to otherwise you’ll just hear a regular alarm go off. If you decide to use your music the song will gradually get louder as the alarm goes off and this is really good for me. As for the speaker itself I feel it could be louder but for the size I thinks it’s ok. But then I tried the larger version and there wasn’t much of a difference. I’ve thrown this speaker in the shower with me and this is really waterproof.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Speaker

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    Ranger
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    I bought this speaker about a year ago now, principally for camping trips, since it was supposed to be water-resistant, shock-resistant, freeze-resistant, and boasted a 13 hour battery life. Well, it's been rained on twice (water-resistant does not mean you can drop it in the pool, but that it can take a brief shower), dropped three or four times, and frozen a dozen times. It has survived all of that with flying colors. One thing I've noticed is that if you play it at it's loudest levels, the battery only lasts about two hours. But that is very loud. In camp, I run it at about 3 or 4, and it lasts pretty close to the advertised 13 hours. It's been so impressive, that three of my buddies have bought the Boom as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding sound, small speaker that sounds BIG..

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    DrBob1
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    I expected a lot for a speaker this price, and even bought it's chief competitor, the BQ$E model which is similarly priced, to compare them in my home side by side. In my opinion, while the B*** had remarkable bass, I found the clarity suffered in both the mid and high range, much as though it had a towel thrown on it. The UE offered outstanding clarity, smooth and clean bass, and accuracy of reproduction ( is that a trumpet or a sax?) throughout the audio spectrum of low, mid, and high range frequencies. I genuinely enjoy listening to music played through it, and returned the other speaker immediately. In addition, it is waterproof and sturdily built, has a long battery life (depends hugely on the volume level you use), and is easy to use. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a high quality bluetooth speaker at a reasonable price, often on sale of some sort. I was not disappointed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Top Rated Bluetooth Speaker

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    Javi
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    Before I purchased my UE Boom 2, I made sure to do my research. I have to say that everything I read about it was spot-on. First, the sound for the size is awesome. Wherever I use it, whether indoors or outdoors, the sound is full and clear at any volume. The companion app is well made and required for full functionality. The app gives you the options to update firmware, change EQ settings, connect with another UE Boom or Roll and even give your Boom 2 a name of it's own. The build is of high quality, using durable materials that also make it waterproof (3 feet for up to 30 minutes). The Boom 2 can even be used to take calls as it has an answer button and a built in mic. Battery life is also great, although a full recharge does last a few hours. Overall, I am very satisfied with my UE Boom 2 and highly recommend it to anyone shopping for a bluetooth speaker.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Sound

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    JMiami
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    The sounds great. I have a Bose Soundlink color (original version) as well, and I believe that this one sounds better overall, though I must also say that from my in-store test the Soundlink color 2 appears to have even better sound. The battery lasts a long time, though I haven't measure it yet (neither have I run out of juice for that matter), and the design is really appealing. I would like to try the function of combining it with other Boom devices and spread them around, but I was not able to do it in-store, and I don't own other devices to test it so I can't comment on that. Most importantly, at the time of purchase it was less expensive than the soundlink color 2, but if it had not been the case I would probably had gone for that one so check your prices. If you do choose this one, I'm confident that you won't be dissapointed!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Spectacular

    Posted
    DanielG
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    I love music, not necessarily lyrics but sound. I researched a lot. I just wanted sound smaller, portable and water resistant to a point so I could use in my bathroom. I checked out Bose, Monster, Jvc and Sony. The UE Boom by Logitech was a guess because I could not find it anywhere to listen too like the others above. I took a chance based on tons of reviews prepared to be really disappointed and ready to return to BBY... but no. This speaker is AWESOME. The hertz range is surprising. Little to no distortions on base, unlike the Bose and JVC. I cannot say enough. AND it has an aux. jack which many do not. I have had it over a month. I listen about 5 to 10 minutes a night and still have yet to charge it again. This is a 10 star rating if it allowed for small portable bluetooth speakers.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Legit

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    ANTNY
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    So, I've had this speaker for a while now and it is above par in sound and convenience. I’ve used it for indoor and outdoor activities. Size of this specific speaker is perfect when I go on bike rides and put it in my bottle holder and control everything from the app on my phone that is positioned on my handle bars. The double up feature is cool when two of these speakers are involved. Battery life is decent compared to some other products, but it really depends on my total use. When I’m really active I would say I charge every two to three days. Overall worth the buy especially when I bought on sale.

    I would recommend this to a friend