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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 3908 reviews

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would recommend to a friend

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Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 18 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Bluetooth Speaker with HUGE Sound

    Posted
    IamJosh
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    Upside: The UE Megaboom is even louder and has fuller bass than its earlier version. It is waterproof, has upgraded Bluetooth range, better battery life. It is a super solid choice if you are looking for a great option for portable, great sounding audio. The tap to play feature is super convenient, you can skip songs by tapping the button vs. searching for your phone. The UE app is easy to use it really compliments the functionality of the speaker and all the features packed into this speaker. Downside: I honestly can’t think of one! So…The UE Megaboom Bluetooth speaker is a great sounding, durable Bluetooth speaker. Compared to the previous version, this one has a larger size, bigger sound (particularly on bass), far better waterproofing and a longer battery life.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Performs comparable to a Bose "Soundlink"

    Posted
    Karl
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    My first impression was that this is a HEAVY speaker! I suspect that part of the weight was due to the 20-hour battery duration, but the rest was certainly the heavy magnets in the awesome-sounding speakers. It arrived partially charged, so a total charge didn't take much time to complete.I gave it a "life test" and indeed the internal battery lasted for 21 (spec was only 20) hours listening at a moderate level. Cranking it up to ear-hurting levels did not result in expected distortion -- quite the opposite: it just got REALLY LOUD! An excellent match for a Bose wireless speaker at a much lower cost and with longer battery life. My only "con" is that the included instruction manual was next to useless; not even a telephone number to contact Logitech customer support in case of technical questions. Charging and operation is wholly intuitive, though, so a large manual isn't required. It paired quickly with my bluetooth Android phone as well as with my desktop computer at home.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Bad ash portable speaker

    Posted
    Dirkdiggler
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    This thing is loud, I mean... We go to the beach a lot. And there is always some oh gosh tourist trying to blare that country Nonsense, NONSTOP. WHAT?! Right?!? But then you remember! A couple of my friends have a UE as well... Call'em up, grab some more beers, sync the speakers, and place them around your seating area. You can't hear their annoying music anymore! Then rest of the beach goers usual turn their DG speakers down, and party with us. And yes, even the tourist group came over for a beer. The battery life is ridiculous. All day and all night, this will keep on going! Right past that lazy energizer bunny. This puppy is freakin waterproof too! You drop it in the pool?!? Oh no!!! Pfft, f it bro. The UE BOOM is a lil scuba diver brah! Not even BOSE can touch a BOOM. You want "No Worries". Get this little party in a can. Heck, get 3!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good sound, reasonable price.

    Posted
    Dave53045
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    I purchased the Megaboom LE "Limited Edition" from Best Buy. I could not find the LE version on the Megaboom web site; leads me to believe perhaps this is some sort of promotional model of the regular Megaboom. I also purchased the charging dock that the Best Buy site stated as often purchased together. However, the charging dock does not work on this speaker. I returned the dock to my local Best Buy with no hassle. The Megaboom pretty much matches the sound of my JBL Charge. A little boomy at times, but easy to use and easy to listen to. Good volume. At full retail of something like $150-$180, there is a lot of competition and some trial listening would be in order before purchasing. At my purchase price of $99 I found it to be a good value.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great speaker

    Posted
    crow
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    I had two of the first gen small ones for almost a year and then I heard just one mega and was sold right there. I've bought 3 over the last 7 months (you can link up to 50 of them now using the app) and plan on getting one more. The other reviews say enough about how great they are. the only thing I strongly recomend to people, is buy the geek squad protection plan. I had one of mine stop charging after a few months. It has a one year manufactures warranty, but its worth the peace of mind having the extra time and covrage on something you're literally gonna toss in your car, on the couch, in a bag, to a buddy so they can look at it. "it's cool they are durable". I've got all of mine while on sale, so that way the protection plan is free and I still save a few bucks. You won't regret the speaker or the plan.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    It's ok....but not great

    Posted
    HasToBeWorthIt
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    it's ok but there's better wireless speakers for the 299 price tag. The bass wasn't as deep and voice wasn't as clear as I thought it would be. I tried it for a day and wasn't happy so I returned it for the Bose soundink 3 and that one is worth the 299 price tag I listen to a lot of hip hop and rap and the bass on both of this ain't what you get with a car subwoofer or anything close to it but the Bose sound link 3 has clear sound for those who hear Tejano music or anything with out too much bass. Don't get me wrong you can listen to heavy bass music on this but don't expect it to shake your walls or anything like that. And the charging plug in is not place right if I remember right it's on the bottom so you would have to flip it upside down do charge it me then the volume bottoms are upside down also the volume button don't have the best clicking or response over all I would get his speaker if it was 150-180 dollars tops not worth the 299 to me

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Worth it

    Posted
    Krop
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    You have to be realistic with your expectations of this speaker. This speaker is waterproof and rugged with no exposed components. I purchased it for use at the beach. I have zero worries about sand and water harming this speaker. It's size is also very portable. It's battery life is long enough to get a couple days worth of use out of it. The speaker does have it's limits. Anything at the very top end of the max volume output will basically diminish the base. But that is only at the top end. That's about the only negative thing I could find with this speaker. If you're searching for great sound at high volume, you can find it in other speakers. But you'll be sacrificing portability, waterproofing, Bluetooth range, wireless power, small footprint, and overall toughness to drops/all elements. The downloaded app also allows you to turn on and off the speaker from your phone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good overall

    Posted
    DanielleSki
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    I have several. They're durable and waterproof. They sound really good, especially when more than one are on at a time. They do NOT sound as good as my Harmon Kardon, but I wanted to be able to connect multiple speakers at a time which you can't do with the HK. BIG downside for me is the difficulty I have with the party up app. Has been EXTREMELY difficult getting all the speakers to connect and play. Very frustrating. Usually I eventually get them all to play, but it takes a LONG time, every time I try. For the price (I bought before recent price drop), they should work MUCH better than they do. If you need durable, waterproof, portable and want to (in theory, if it works...) connect multiple speakers at a time, these are you best bet. If you need a single bt speaker or even 2, without the other bells and whistles , look at the Harmon Kardon.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Really good speaker

    Posted
    Soulscreamer
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    I was walking in NYC last month and i heard some loud music coming up from behind me and it sounded really good. I was really surprised to see this couple dancing down the sidewalk holding this little speaker. I stopped them and asked what that was and it was of course the UE Megaboom. I bought it the next day and took it for a test drive. Overall the sound is extremely good in all ranges except low end. I was a little disappointed in that but not enough so it was a deal breaker. If your looking for thump go somewhere else but if your music is diverse this is an incredible little speaker. It is a bit pricey but then again Sonos does not have a wireless speaker that's waterproof yet. There really missing the boat here. If they made the Play1 wireless and waterproof that would be a winner for me but I take this speaker with me everywhere. I feel its worth the investment for what your getting.... So i'm a happy camper

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Great sound till battery fails

    Posted
    DirtyBirdDora
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    UE Megaboom Bluetooth speaker was bought on September 2016. The speaker alerted that the battery was critically low and was not holding charge by July 2017. I bought the product replacement for $39.99. This is a known issue based on internet reviews and because product replacement price went up to $69.99 for the new replacement speaker. Maybe, I should have had Best Buy replace the bad battery for free with the original protection plan and not pay for the new speaker replacement protection plan? Also, make sure you check the prices of the speaker and warranty for that day of return. I was overcharged $40. I went back with online price printouts to reclaim the $40.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for me

    Posted
    Hometheaterjunkie
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    I originally purchased the JBL flip 4. I bought it to use on my mountain bike. It was a great size, like a soda can. Very clear and clean but not enough bass for me. I returned it and purchased the Megaboom. Although it is larger and more expensive it still has the right shape, like an Arizona Iced Tea Can, it was just what I needed. Strong bass and volume. I don't hit the bike trails without it! The battery lasts forever. Keeps charge when you're not using it. Used it one day for a few hours and a week later it still had 80 percent with no charging while at the same time being left in a hot car. I don't have buyers remorse like I do have with other expensive products that I've bought. If you want this for a bike ride the sound will keep you motivated. Don't hesitate if you're on the fence.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great sound

    Posted
    Noble25
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    I bought this speaker after finding it on a competitors site for much less than what BB was selling it for. They were able to price match which is why I made the purchase. I had researched the smaller version but couldn't pass up the deal when BB said they would price match. I used this speaker for a family gathering and it worked well. The music was loud enough and clear. It played continuously for about 6 hours at max volume before the battery went dead. I wasn't upset recognizing the higher the volume the faster the battery drains. I use this regularly in my office at a much lower volume and can go for several days without having to recharge. No complaints thus far. The bluetooth easily connected to my phone. Have not had any issues with the app.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome sounding speaker

    Posted
    favre4
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    OK. I've had this thing for over a year now. Just logged on thinking of buying another. For giggles, I had to click on the 1,2 and 3 star reviews. Many of them say they were expecting louder sound. I don't get it. This thing is every bit as loud if not louder than anything in its price range and things beyond its price range. I'm one of the main music guys in the neighborhood. The speaker goes everywhere with me. All I hear is how awesome the speaker sounds. How much did it cost? 250...thats a great price, etc. Best speaker on the market at that price and probably best speaker for the next price up....meaning Bose....and I like Bose...they just happen to be the Nike of Speakers..paying a lot of the name.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Does not last!

    Posted
    David
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    Purchased this less than 3 years ago. Have used it a total of 5 or 6 times and it now no longer holds a charge. When I plug it in now, the charging light goes on for a few seconds then stops. When I plug it into the wall and turn it on, I get a critical battery error. I have tried multiple adapters and cables with no luck. I contacted Ultimate Ears but was told it only has a 2 year warranty and they would do nothing. This thing cost $200 a few years ago but is now a worthless paperweight. Save your money and buy from a company that cares about their products.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    You have to buy 2 and double up!!! Amazing!

    Posted
    Jacimi

    Just buy 2 of these and double up, you will be totally amazed at the sound quality. I've had these for a couple of days now and I still cannot believe how outstanding these speakers sound. Put them on opposite corners of your room and stand in the middle and it sounds like you are listening to headphones (maybe even better!# To setup automatic double up: Connect to 1 speaker, Use the "more" on bottom right of app and select Settings then double up lock = yes. Then go to the double up icon on bottom left and follow the instructions to double them up. From then on, they double up automatically when powered on #cool!) Just power one, wait a second, then power the other. Warning: Once you double up you will never go back to single speaker! NOTE: Don't power both on at the exact same time or they wont double up. .

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Doesn’t hold charge

    Posted
    Ceej
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    Don’t get me wrong, the sound quality of this is great and it’s a great purchase (if yours works correctly). However, mine which I got just a few weeks ago only holds charge for about 4 hours max. I charged it all day today and It dropped from 100% to 80% charged in less than an hour. I think mine might just be malfunctioning because everyone else says the battery life seems to be even greater than the expected 22 hours. Just know that this is a possibility because it happened to me. I’m really disappointed in the particular one I got because I planned to use it on long hikes this summer but it’s just going to die after a short time. Hopefully I can get this sorted out

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The sound! Plus long battery life, intuitive use

    Posted
    ODH3
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    This speaker became so much more useful than I expected— the sound is really great, it needs charging so rarely that I occasionally run it dead because I forget that it ever needs to be plugged in. I don't use it at high volumes, but if I need it to, it amazes everyone for it's clarity, bass, and lack of distortion. My favorite surprise was that it has a microphone, so I regularly use it as a speakerphone with my laptop and/or iphone. Highly recommended— and very durable so far. Looks great with my space gray MacBook pro.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Customer Service!!!!!!

    Posted
    TheBone
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    Bought this speaker for our cottage - unfortunately ours showed up missing the USB cable - Ive read this to be an issue with a handfull of people - No big deal, i thought i would just contact UE direct to get an replacement rather than take it back to best buy - HOLY MACKERAL you would think that cable is made of gold!!!! After about 2.5 weeks of going back and forth with their so called "customer service" dept i gave up and just returned (but to be fair it takes them 3-5 days to reply to each email) - The sound and battery were great from what we tested but for the price range the customer service leaves a lot to be desired.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    AWESOME- very happy!!

    Posted
    nmjtay
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    My husband and I already owned an original UE boom, and were considering purchasing a second for increased volume and ability to "double up" and pair two speakers together for a stereo experience. We instead opted to purchase a Megaboom mainly in hopes of increased bass performance, and it delivers!! Excellent sound, and pairs with our original UE boom so that the two can play together. UE is releasing an update this summer that will allow users to connect more than 10 UE Boom or Megaboom speakers to play together- how crazy! The waterproof feature paired with the speaker's ability to withstand some "rough" moments was important to us as well, as we have toddlers in the home. The only thing that bugs me thus far is we have to have separate apps for the UE boom and UE Megaboom. Hoping that changes in the near future.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great at first...

    Posted
    Hissytri

    I purchased the electric blue UE Megaboom in July 1 of this year. First I was in awe of how great the sound on this speaker was. The battery life and range was amazing too. I was seriously looking into a second so I could pair them. Then today... I went to listen to music in my garage like normal and something was just off on the sound quality. I listened closer and it has that tinny sound when speakers are blown. I have never turned the volume up on the speaker past 75% so I thought this was strange. Maybe this was a problem with just one unit, but it left a sour taste in my mouth after splurging on this speaker. Best Buy was fantastic though and returned the speaker to store credit so I could purchase either another one or something different. I think I will wait on another UE product for a little while.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend