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Ultimate Ears - MEGABOOM Wireless Bluetooth Speaker - Electric Blue-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 3949 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great WIFI Speaker

    Posted
    Benny
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    If your budget can support a $250 dollar bluetooth speaker, I can't recommend this enough. But I waited and got it on Deal of the Day for $99 what a bargain!!!! The sound quality is amazing and very balanced across different frequencies and timbres thanks to what sounds like some clever digital signal processing, and its fully water proof up to 3 feet for 30 minutes! Battery life is also amazing, though not the highest in its class (but who cares. 20 hours. Lol). I have no complaints about the sound. Very solid and represented accross the spectrum. It feels exceedingsolid and tough as well. I have no concerns with using it in real world conditions. Rounding out the feature set is the UE app for ios and android that can turn it into an alarm, pair it with a second megaboom, and adjust the equalizer. I cannot elucidate how amazing it is to set this as an alarm because when ot goes off, you can just grab it and take it to the shower without missing a beat. All in all, an amazing level up to the UE Boom. Its a faithful upscale and if your in the market for a tough, element-proof bluetooth speaker that sounds great, this is going to be the best choice at the writing of this review. I overall awesome speaker I would recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Awesome sound, but lost connection with two paired

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    KB22
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    These speakers are awesome! Sound is amazing, they get loud, they work right - except when paired. Here's my story: I'm a group fitness instructor. I bought two speakers so I could have them play in a large room, and they hook up great. I paired them with the app no problem. But after about two weeks of use, the sound began cutting out of one speaker. It sounded like static flickering between the two, and then cutting out completely from one speaker. It was only seconds at a time, but still annoying.. So I took them back to Best Buy, they tested them, and it did the same thing at the store, so they gave me two new ones. One week later, the exact same flickering!! Also, one of the speakers stopped charging. I again took them back to the store, they tested, sure enough there was sounds flickering and no charge light.. They offered a third set, I declined. As a disgruntled buyer, Best Buy could not offer me anything since it was manufactures defects.. So, I spent more money and got the JBL Extreme speakers. I bought two, have them paired together, they work like a charm! I've had them about a month, no issues. Sound is loud, quality is great, people are very impressed by them!! They are bigger and heavier, but worth it to have them work right!!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    D.O.A. (Dead On Arrival)

    Posted
    AudioM
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    Man, UE's quality has gone downhill fast. I bought a brand new Megaboom and the first thing I noticed when I opened the package is that the front rubber strip had smudges all over it (like someone with greasy hands had packed it). If you spend $200+ on a speaker, it shouldn't look like it was already used straight out of the box. Then I tried playing it but the battery critical light immediately came on. Then it died. So I let it charge for about 5 hours (the charging light showed it was charging). I unplugged it and pressed play on my phone. It started playing fine, but then SECONDS later, the battery critical light came back on. I packed it back into it's box and returned it. Such a shame. It looked great, sounded good, but quality control is obviously a major issue as many people seem to be having similar problems. I bought a JBL Charge 3 and while it doesn't seem to be as loud as the Megaboom, its sound quality is noticeably better. Oh yeah, it's still works (unlike the Megaboom). Really disappointed in you UE.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Solid and durable

    Posted
    Garrett
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    So after batting it around in my head for quite some time, I finally took the plunge and purchased it. I was originally going to be using it for when I was out fishing, however, I use it way more than that. I use it at home, in the car, at the lake, wheverever. It withstands drops like a champ. I have dropped mine from 4 or so feet onto concrete and barely even a scratch. The waterproofing on it holds up quite well. I use it in the shower as well as right next to the lake while out fishing. I love the app remote which allows you to turn up or down the volume, turn the speaker on and off, as well as change the equalizer. Super easy to use, loud, and amazing sound quality. My one complaint though is the metal loop at the top for connecting a carabineer is not the strongest. It does tend to break. It is spring wire though so it is easy to bend and put it back on. It is also nice that if you have a party, you can connect multiple speakers to one device using the block party mode and you are able to mount them on tripods so you can fill an entire area with whatever you are listening to. Great for students, outdoorsy people and even for people who want something just for at home.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best purchase of the Holidays

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    kevvvv
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    So I'm the type person who likes to listen to music while in the shower. My previous speaker broke after like 3 years of ownership. I noticed this speaker had gone on sale as a Black Friday special and boy am I glad I bought this item. It's really loud. It isn't as huge of a speaker as other models or other brands similar product. Also the fact that this speaker stands up it also has a small footprint in comparison to my Sony XB41 which has a large footprint and if you are trying to minimize space usage you cant go wrong with speaker. Battery life is awesome typically I can get a solid 4 or 5 days from one charge listening to about 30 mins to 1 hour per day. Charging speaker can be somewhat of a pain since you have to very precise plugging in charger cord. Overall this speaker is awesome and now I'm a big fan of Ultimate Ears speakers.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great blue tooth speaker!

    Posted
    PedDok
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    I was using an inexpensive iHome system in my basement workshop, and when the RCA connector gave out I went to Best Buy to get the same Bose blue-tooth speaker I had bought for my son. While I was browsing other choices, one of the associates showed me the UE Boom, which he owned and preferred over the Bose. I was impressed to say the least. Then we both listened to the Megaboom, which they had just gotten in. I was even more impressed (and so was he), and and our preview even attracted another associate over to join us. I am more that satisfied with this speaker. It's form and function are exceptional. In particular it's features are simple, exactly what is needed, and work flawlessly. For a blue-tooth speaker, the sound is well beyond what I had expected. It is also a quality build, both attractive and solid. I use it in a dusty workshop and it cleans up nicely. In my opinion, this speaker is in all respects heads above the others I previewed in this price range. I am very happy with this purchase!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome!

    Posted
    FFMEDIC
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    So after my Beats Pill XL was recalled, I searched for a comparable replacement. First tried the Bose Sound link 3. If you only like to listen to music at half volume then this will be great for you. If you're like me and like to have the option of playing your music loud, don't even bother with the Bose Soundlink 3. Needless to say, I returned it less than 24hrs of purchasing it. Next up was the UE Mega Boom. From the moment you are taking this speaker out of the packaging to the moment you hear it playing, you can tell alot of thought and planning went into this product. The sound quality is great on this speaker. Has good highs, mids, and enough bass. This speaker can get pretty loud and all while sounding good. There is an app that allows you to adjust the sound the way you want it with a custom equalizer. You can also turn the speaker on and off with the same app. The app gives you the option to par two mega booms or even a mega boom with boom together. The battery life is really good, 20+ hrs of play time (all depends on the volume you're playing your music at of course). Factor all of those things in with the fact this thing is water proof and you have yourself one of the best portable speaker out on the market today.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great speaker, a little big

    Posted
    Will

    The speaker is beautiful. You can tell that it is built with find materials. The only downside is that the plastic can get scratched and leave Mark's. It's a soft rubber. The sound is great. It has a deep base and goes as loud as I would want to. It truly is waterproof. I have thrown into a pool and is fine. I was a little hesitant at first due to how expensive this product is, but I have no fear of throwing it into the pool again. I think the price is a little high. Hopefully in the future, it will be brought down another hundred dollars. I like to go long boarding and carry it into my backpack. It is a little bit too big, I think, to be carrying it around when you're on adventures. I would recommend the UE Roll four carry along adventures. The UE boom bay also be a good choice. I would recommend getting the Megaboom if you plan on setting in down and not caring it with you. It comes with a nice app. You can pair it up with another UE speaker. I personally wish I could pair it up with more speakers than 1. Overall, it is a GREAT speaker! I recommend it if you have the cash and are NOT balling on a budget.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My second one

    Posted
    KrazyCheeseler
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    As far as speakers go, this guy has unbeatable sound. Both frequency response and thow distance amazes me for being such a small package. Battery life is great even at full volume. It seams pretty indestructible and I can attest to them working fine after being dropped in a bucket of water. Using the app I can adjust the EQ which works pretty well. Instead of over boosting a frequency range it will lessen others to minimize distortion. With two Megabooms linked you can set one up as left and one as right to get great stereo sound for a party. When two are paired there is a small audio delay which makes watching movies a bit rough at times. As with any current Bluetooth the signal does drop out for a second here and there.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Bluetooth Speaker

    Posted
    Isaac54
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    Although this is not my first Bluetooth speaker purchase, it is by far one of my best purchases. Before, I had a Big Jambox, which eventually died out and was looking for a versatile larger multiuse speaker. This speaker offers a distinctive design and really good sound. It is rather lightweight compared to the Big Jambox, which is nice for traveling. It also is tough - I never feel like I'm going to break it. I've used it outside, in the shower, camping, and around the house. Bluetooth range is great - the best I've experienced with a Bluetooth speaker. I love that it is waterproof and it really lets you use it more carefree than other speakers. The tripod mount is a great touch, letting you stage the speaker. One thing I REALLY love is that the Bluetooth connection allows you to turn the speaker on from your phone - you don't have the physically go and do it. I also love that the audio does not have a delay if you are watching video - some Bluetooth speakers have really bad delay which does not let you watch a movie with audio over Bluetooth. One thing I wish it had was a "next" button built on the speaker, but now I am being picky. Great speaker overall and I would highly recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good but too much $$

    Posted
    Vipre77
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    We bought the UE Boom 2 first and found it wasn't loud enough for the large-ish room size we needed to fill. We returned it and upgraded to the UE Megaboom. We were surprised to find that it was louder than its smaller brother, but not drastically so. Not enough to make a difference in our needs. So we'll be returning this as well and going with a portable battery powered PA system instead for less money and greater power output. If you find the UE Boom 2 is already expensive for what it is, like I do, the Megaboom is way over the top at $250. This should be a $150 product with the Boom 2 at $100. It's not really that much more powerful than the smaller Boom 2 in our informal living room test. The biggest benefit over the Boom 2 is that the sound quality holds up better at higher volumes than the smaller Boom 2 does. Makes sense with its larger drivers in the Megaboom. Like the Boom 2 review, I'm docking one star for the price. Everything else is good or better than most other small portable Bluetooth speaker options. For the money, there's probably better options, so I'd only recommend this if you have money to burn or if you only plan to use it in smaller settings

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My daily bathroom companion

    Posted
    aVeryNiceDUDE
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    How did I survive in the bathroom everyday without UE Megaboom? Need a lift in the morning with some upbeat music? Need a beat during parties? Need a good voice for your favorite audio book? Need a speakerphone that does Stephen A. Smith's blasphemous voice justice? UE Megaboom will do it. I use this device daily. You cannot possibly be satisfied with those tiny speakers on your almost 1000 dollar cellphone. Trust me, Megaboom is one of those things that once you try it out, you can never go back. The phone app is great too. If you are a audio book person, there is a voice EQ in the app which you can select. It's great for audio book and news. The bass is surprisingly good considering how the size of the thing. Waterproof is a necessity for this type of things. Take it with you while you are showering. I mean how boring is brushing your teeth and taking shower without music/news/youtube/podcasts? For overachievers, use it to study while you are in the bathroom. The battery is great. I don't remember the last time I charged it and I use it pretty often. I am still waiting for a good deal to get another one so I can link the two together for better sound. So what are you waiting for?

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Sound and bass is good but voice is breaking

    Posted
    Sammy
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    Megaboom from UE is a nice speaker. The voice is clear and have good bass as well. The size is somewhat big when compared to Boom 2 and a bit heavy as well but still it is portable. I have been using this for a month now and the battery backup is quite good as of now, it runs for about 24 hrs with medium to low volume. But I am facing a major issue that voice from my Megaboom breaks lot when I am playing the music from smartphone via bluetooth. I am following up with UE customer care but not much progress or help from their side. Not sure if this is only me who is facing this or other people who purchased Megaboom also facing similar issue.This is completely random behavior - at time the speaker plays 3-4 songs at a stretch without any issue and at times it will play start breaking the voice as soon as the first song is started. Does anyone faced this kind of problem?

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not worth $300. 3.5 overall rating

    Posted
    WolfMcAllister
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    I was reading pretty solid reviews for this particular speaker and was excited about purchasing. Upon receiving, I was impressed with the aesthetics of the speaker and 20+ hours battery but ultimately, I have to admit that I was a bit underwhelmed in sound quality. My genre of preferences is typically Top 40, Hip-Hop, R&B, Pop, Reggae, Alternative, and a bit of Rock and Roll. In the speaker's defense, I am a bass-head, which is a huge selling point for me especially for the price of this system (300 bucks), and it sorely lacks performance in bass. Speakers struggle to capture fullness of bass at low and high volumes and average around mid-volume. Picking up deep low bass notes--very flat to say the least and also non-existent. On the brighter side of things, it's loud if nothing else. Not the most crisp and full sound pushed out, but it is loud especially around 4-6ft away. The farther away, the sound quality diminishes. Overall, in my opinion of course, you can keep all the pleasantries--the weatherproof-ness, 20+hour battery, dual bluetooth hookup, speakerphone. Give me great sound quality and clarity; this speaker just doesn't deliver that for $300. Returning UE Megaboom for either Sony SRS-S5 or S7 or Bose Soundlink Mini

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent.

    Posted
    JaredG
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    I picked up mine for $147+ tax. Worth every penny. I've had an original Boom for a few years now and have wanted one of these since they came out. Now that the Megablast is out the prices have been dropping. Sounds great, carries well outdoors, has good range with Bluetooth... Battery lasts for infinity... Unless you're pushing full blast, which is too loud if you're wanting to talk to people too, then it easily lasts all day. Original $300 asking price was a bit high in my opinion. More suited to the Megablast with the integrated wifi and Alexa. But now that you can find this one under $200 it's a steal. I bring it in the shower with me, to the pool, etc. My only complaint is that it when I pair it with my original Boom the smaller speaker cuts out a lot. My problem may not be shared by others, since I can't find much online about it, but it is a thing that happens consistently. If I could fix that it'd be perfect. But the megaboom alone is enough for most situations anyway.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Serves its' purpose!

    Posted
    SONIX
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    Based on the price point for this item, I was expecting to receive a broader frequency range on both the High and Low end.. I purchased two, so I could split the signal into a stereo format. The wireless feature, convenience and size are attractive options as well as the extended battery life. The carrying case, and all of the other features are very good.. Would like to see Best Buy carry inexpensive tripod options (just for this item, not to be used with camera). If the quality of sound was better, the rating would have deserved a higher rating. These speakers are to be used primarily in conjunction with business, not personal reasons, so served its' purpose on that.. Was disappointed that they do not offer an App for IPad yet in which to play music from. Hopefully, in the works. As the trend and demand towards wireless Bluetooth continues, I was disappointed that Best Buy did not have a demonstration area that featured both of these items to be DEMO'ed in a stereo format. The best I could do was trust the opinion of the quality/value of this latest entry to the family based on their word. Was told that this was the best of the offerings they had for now.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great sound in a small package

    Posted
    PawnX
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    I've had my Mega Boom for several weeks now and I use it all the time. Rather I'm outside BBQing or doing yardwork it works great. the bluetooth range is really good so i can also keep my phone with me as I walk around. I love that I can take this with my rafting later in the year and not have to worry about it getting wet either. Battery life has been great so far. I was charging it every day at first but it really wasn't needed 20 hours of batter life so now i just wait until it's i'm done using it and it's under 30% charge remaining. One thing I was trying to do the other day was play with the equalizer through the Mega boom software and couldn't get it to work. I didn't mess with it to much so i'm sure i'll be able to find it somewhere but the app itself had no info and when I followed to link for support and typed in equalizer nothing cam up. I'll have to look into it further but that the only issue so far.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It's worth the money.

    Posted
    Westell54
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    I bought this speaker to take on a business trip to compre it to another speaker (Fugoo XL). I think sonically, the Fugoo XL wins. However, the flexibility of this speaker gives it some very strong points against the Fugoo XL. It's much easier to place in a corner and weighs much less than the Fugoo. It's easier to transport because it fits in a backpack a lot better and it will fit in almost any location. It has a very decent battery life and the waterproofing is amazing. I've submerged it many times to test UE's claims, and it gets top marks in this department. It supports Qualcomm quick charging which is also a huge plus because you can charge it faster, and over a USB cable. The app also adds a lot of flexibility to the experiences that beats the competition. It allows you to customize the sound and functionality of the speaker. It's a great all around speaker and it's loud enough and has enough bass for most applications. I highly recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Premium product worth the premium price

    Posted
    AverageGuy
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    This is a great wireless speaker. It really sounds great, has enough oomph to fill an outdoor environment, and the product feels like a quality product should. No problems connecting and, although I haven't run a formal test, the battery seems to last a long time between charges (I've gone several hours over the course of 3 days by the pool). It feels right at home outdoors and on the go and love the camera tripod threads that comes with a metal ring that can be used to hang it from places like outdoor umbrellas. For a pure indoor play, I might have given the nod to the top-end Bose, but this felt more robust and is waterproof (not that I plan on testing it) at least to handle accidents and weather. I give little value to the ability to use two of these together -- sounds cool but I think few would spend that much money just for that. A little pricey, but well worth it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good, but worth the price???

    Posted
    DannyK
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    I also own a Jawbone Big Jambox, and I would say the Jambox has a bit better sound and deeper bass. I like the style of the Megaboom, the smaller footprint, and the fact that you can link them to eachother, but I'm not sure I'd spend that much for a second. The "360 Sound" I originally thought meant depth of sound, that it would use processing to make it fill the room. In fact, it just means you don't have to aim it, like I do for the Jambox, to get the best sound. It's a decent product though I would have liked more surface controls like track selecting or pausing... without having to pick it up and tap on it. For me, its just good, but would have preferred to pay less since there are other devices out there with equal or better sound and more convenient features. I would recommend it for the decent sound, footprint, linking feature, and design (to include mobile app features) but with the caveats of fewer surface controls and not really a lot of bang for buck.

    I would recommend this to a friend