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Ultimate Ears - BOOM 2 LE Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Phantom-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 5132 reviews

97%
would recommend to a friend

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Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 12 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Speaker, "Tap" controls aren't great

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    Schleicherkb
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    The speaker gets pretty loud and remains crystal clear. Being able to power it up remotely is pretty convenient. I like everything about it with one exception... There is a feature that allows you to tap the speaker once to pause whatever you're listening to and tap twice to skip to the next track. In theory, it would be very useful. However, "tapping" is not how I would describe it. You have to hit the thing pretty hard in a rather specific manner in order for it to work and because of this, you end up pausing it 90% of the time while trying to skip tracks. Maybe I was doing it wrong but I mostly just tried to forget the feature existed. The speaker is much more enjoyable that way.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Bluetooth Speaker on the Market

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    RyPay
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    i purchased this for my mother as a mother's day gift. This speaker exceeded all expectations. It sounds fantastic. It has true 360 degree sound. We use it on vacation, at the pool, and around the house. The audio fidelity is great. It doesn't have the lows or highs of a more expensive Bose unit. However, you would be hard-pressed to care. It is extremely portable and loud. It has replaced the cheap soundbar in my garage due to its convenience. What's even better is the ability to "upgrade" it down the line with the purchase of a second one for stereo sound. It's hard for me to resist buying one for myself!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Bluetooth Speaker

    Posted
    Greg
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    I purchased the UE Boom 2 about a month ago and I could not be happier with it. I was in need of a small, portable speaker that would easily pair with my Mac Book Pro and fill a room with 50 students. I researched and tested several of the products on the market in this category and kept coming back to the Boom 2. I picked one up and used it the following morning for the class and was amazed with its volume, clarity, and separation between channels in the mix. If you need a portable speaker for use anywhere with easy pairing at a great price, this is it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Could have been great

    Posted
    KingeLA
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    I should start out by saying that the UE2 has the best sound by far when it comes to its competitors. Very crisp high tones and enough bass to round out an overall great sound. Yet, I ended up returning mine, why? lack of button functionality. The tap feature to pause and advance tracks is real spotty (yes, I know you have to hold the speaker for it to work). The mic feature is cumbersome as well when calls would come in during music tracks. I opted for a Bose which I will admit does not sound as well, but has all of the right push buttons that work with ease.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Little speaker with a robust sound

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    KTBH
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    My husband purchased this online on Black Friday at a great deal. He had been considering the MegaBoom, but eventually decided to try out the Boom 2 after reading the reviews and considering portability. When we opened this little guy up, we were not disappointed! It is noticeably smaller than its big brother, but the sound is incredible and has a lot of power! It easily connected to our devices using bluetooth and made our little apartment transform into what seemed like a live studio performance. If you are looking for a speaker that looks classy, is portable, and has an awesome sound, look no further!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Good item-incomplete package?

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    Eeal
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    Opened the box and item looked exactly how I thought it would. After opening all contents I noticed I had a charging cord but with no wall charger. Is this right? It seems everything online pointed to it being a content of the box but I had none. Called support and they said they could not send me a different speaker because this version was out of stock so now I am stuck having to go buy my own wall charger instead of having best buy send me one, which should have been the case. Great item but the incompletion of the box really put a damper on the experience. Check the box, if possible, before you buy it

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Both sound quality and battery life are good!

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    LakeRat
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    This the first Bluetooth speaker we've purchased. It has been used with our old non-Bluetooth iPod with a wired connection, and with multiple phones and a tablet using Bluetooth. Bluetooth connections are easily made, and remembered by the speaker. Battery life for our usage goes multiple days. The only problem we're having with it, or better said I'm having with it, is that my wife likes it enough that she always carries it with her-it is quite portable. Looking like we'll pick up another one so that I've got one to use when I want it. Also opens up the possibility of connecting them for stereo. Not only would buy again, we will buy again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    No A/C wall adapter, but excellent sound

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    FootballWidow
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    I purchased the UE Boom 2 Holiday Edition Panther color scheme as a Black Friday special. It seems to be the same as the other UE Boom 2 speakers, but it didn’t come with the wall adapter like the other Boom 2 products do. Not for sure if the lack of the all adapter was a way to skim the price down, but it charged just fine with my Samsung phone wall adapter. Other than that, I haven’t had any problems with it. Some reviewers from other websites have speculated that these models are factory refurbished, but they come with the same 2 year warranty, so I don’t mind if they are. Great buy for the price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    outstanding performance and quality

    Posted
    DrBob
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    This speaker is the bomb! I also bought the B@5E to compare the two side by side in my home The UE Boom won hands down. While both had excellent bass, only the UE had the cleanliness and accuracy ( is that a trumpet or a sax?) throughout the frequency spectrum from lowest to highest notes....the other speaker had a "muddled" quality, IMHO.The free app allows use of an equalizer (sorta) and allows use of 2 speakers, either as a true stereo, or stacked for more volume and presence. Waterproof, dustproof, and feels well made. I'm genuinely impressed with this small, yet powerful, speaker. Oh yeah, returned the other speaker that day...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Bad Sound Quality

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    MonkeyToes
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    Bad sound quality. All the music I tried sounded flat. There was no way on the device to turn the volume up or down. It barely filled a single room with enough sound and this was through my PC with the volume set to 100 for this device and the same problem with streaming through my phone at 100 volume. I listen to music all the time, I am not a TV person so I was very disappointed in the sound. I could not believe that anyone would listen to any music this way especially their favorite music so flat and lifeless. I returned it the same day and got a BOSE. I could not be happier with the BOSE.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Speaker!

    Posted
    ctapia04
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    Initially I came home with a Bose Speaker that was slightly cheaper than the UE Boom & of course was a trusted name. I was very disappointed with the Bose speaker, returning it for the UE Boom 2. I couldn't be happier that I did!! This is an awesome speaker with great sound quality. I like the additional features the UE Boom offers that are unique, such as the speaker being waterproof, the ability to pair the speaker to another UE Boom speaker within your home, and the UE Boom app that comes along with the speaker purchase in which you can change settings to the equilizer based on the song you are listening to. I couldn't be happier with this purchase!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Improved over the first generation UE Boom

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    Jeff
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    This is one of the best choices for a feature packed bluetooth speaker on the market. Clear highs, decent mids, and punchy mid-bass well suited for hip-hop/rap, R&B, rock, EDM, and general pop. This new speaker is also waterproof (IP67 rating), drop proof, and NFC for pairing to Android devices. There is also an app to enable the equalizer, remote on/off function, and Double Up - two UE Boom devices can connect together to play stereo. Overall, a worthy speaker, but maybe not too worth it for current 1st generation UE Boom owners. The sound quality is very good for it's size, and I would recommend it to anyone looking to buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best sound for price

    Posted
    Madman
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    After a few bad purchases I found myself looking at the UE Boom 2 for it's waterproof and outdoorsy features. Then I noticed the 2.1 channels and the reviews praised the bass, battery life, and 100 foot bluetooth range outdoors. I downloaded the app for the speaker on my phone and I can turn it on and play music from 50 ft away(as far as I've had to test). This speaker is here to stay for me and even fits in my kayak cupholder. The one thing I wish carried over from the original UE Boom was the red/black color theme but white/black(phantom) isn't so bad. Also, very, very, VERY loud without distortion!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Solid

    Posted
    DMas
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    I bought the boom2 on a whim because it was on sale. Friends had other speakers from Ultimate Ears so it was a highly recommend brand. I was surprised immediately out the box at it's weight and overall sturdy feel. For it's small size, it's pretty loud. I ended up buying 4 more as gifts! Regular price is relatively high and I wouldn't have gifted as many at $199. The gifted speakers got high remarks from those who received them (my brother and close friends don't hesitate to give their true opinion). One huge feature that sells is the waterproof rating. They will be great for pool time!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Clear, Loud Sound

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    stephlikesblue
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    I’ve been using this product DAILY since I purchased it back in February 2017. The sound quality is excellent and clear, even on the loudest volume. After several drops, there is minimal to no damage to the speaker. Damage includes minor scuff marks. It does as it says, including being waterproof. I’m a fan of the UE app which allows multiple speakers to connect at once. I intend to purchase more of this same speaker for party purposes.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent bluetooth speaker

    Posted
    GeorgeTree
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    Was looking for a bluetooth speaker for lifes soundtrack. Something to play in the kitchen, mood music for dinner parties, sitting on the porch waving to the neighbor/s, etc. Needed something that would play off of our smart phones, easy to use, good sound and durable. Exceeded all expectations. Ez to use. A little clunky if you change who or what is paiired but still simple. Durable. Forgot the device in a snowfall. Oops. Brought the unit inside and bam, music. Not cheap but it sounds great and can stand up to lifes little mistakes.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    There are better options for the price

    Posted
    Temporarium
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    I purchased this wanting to stay away from bluetooth speakers that emphasized bass (as most of my music is weak on that front) and opted for the Boom 2; it doesn't hold together well at higher volumes (sounds "rattly" so to speak) and even though I thought I had wanted to steer clear of bass-boosting, this thing had 0 bass, so even rock songs sounded flat af. All in all definitely try it in store with your music I thought it sounded good but I guess once you throw down the 150 you become way more critical lol. I went and jumped to the JBL charge 3 for almost half the price of the boom 2. now that one i like.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Incredible Sound and battery lasting !

    Posted
    Tixomatik
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    I purchased this last year, and was really impressed by the sound this thing produces.. it really packs some punch !! But when we took it to the beach on vacation, that´s when this bad boy proved it self. The long battery lasted more than the entire day at the beach, It fell into the sand and even got all splashed from sea water, it really does what is advertised,... I love this speaker, I will purchase another so I can have two working in stereo mode...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for summer fun

    Posted
    NewbieReviewer
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    This speaker is definitely loud enough to fill up an average to large sized room. The sound is very clear. The bass isn't too crazy, but that's not it's main purpose. I love that it's portable (you can fit it in a cup holder in your car). I've even dropped it a few times and it still works great. There's an app that you can download to access the equalizer where you can raise or lower the bass, treble and other presets. Overall if you want something very portable, pretty loud, water proof, shock resistant, and 15 hour battery life, then this is for you!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great

    Posted
    Emily
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    I was thinking about getting the larger version of this speaker, but I liked the colors and it was obviously a bit cheaper. I had problems with other Bluetooth speakers not connecting if you went into the other room, etc. but this has no problem. I've taken it out in the lake and the couple times it was accidentally dropped the water for a few seconds and still works great. I also love the '360 sound' its much better, but maybe that's because I was using a $80 one. If your looking for something for a small get together a or just a jam session while your cooking this is perfect.

    I would recommend this to a friend