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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 3920 reviews

96%
would recommend to a friend

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Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 18 reviews

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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Horrible speaker with a horrible design

    Posted
    Eclipse83
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    First the good, when this speaker “works” the sound is great! now onto the problems i had with this speaker. First and foremost, the design of this speaker is really dumb, according to all the pictures and based on the overall sound quality being better this way, the speaker appears to be meant to stand vertical. The problem with this is you cannot charge and stand it vertical at the same time as the charging port (and aux port) are on the bottom of the speaker. I ended up getting around this by using an Oculus rift stand to prop it up higher (you can actually use any “tripod like” stand as it has the standard input port for using those. After the updates i was off to use this for the only thing i wanted to use this for, a speaker for my echo dot. For 2 days it worked and sounded great (hence the 2 stars and not 1) then the speaker would just cut out every other second while doing anything. Only way i could fix this was to disconnect bluetooth and reconnect which bought me another few days. By the way, side note...before this speaker I had a Bose soundlink hooked up to my echo dot for almost a year with no issues (its not the echo Dot) Anyway I eventually brought the speaker back after many different troubleshooting ideas i tried. Long story short the 2nd one did the exact same thing. Customer service was clueless of the issue and every response took about 2-3 days, I gave up and returned it for a whole different product all together. Pass on this one if you plan on using it with an Echo Dot, because clearly it wasn’t meant for that.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Awesome sound, but lost connection with two paired

    Posted
    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: 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: 2 out of 5 stars

    Over rated speaker

    Posted
    Scott

    What a disappointment this speaker was. I purchased it specifically for a party we were having and could not get it to sync with our I phones, I pads or I pods. It did sync with my laptop so I know the speaker worked, but that didn't help us on the day of the party. Seriously, for a speaker that is sold specifically for wireless use how is it that they can't make it work properly without needing to contact customer service. It would get a 1 star if not for the fact that it did sound OK when paired with the laptop. Also, the speaker comes with no instructions or owners manual which didn't help matters...

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Jury is still out on this one!

    Posted
    nabunny1
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    We bought it for the awesome bass in the sound. We compared it to all of the ones in the store and felt like this one was the one for us. We wanted a bluetooth speaker that we could use by our pool. This one is water resistant which was another reason we went with it. HOWEVER, after about 3 weeks, the first one we had just died. Wouldn't turn on, charge, connect, nothing....Best Buy exchanged it on the spot, without any problems. We are now on our second one and have had it maybe 2 weeks and it is still working fine. But only time will tell if this is a glitch in the product itself, or just the first one we had. (Fingers crossed!)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not worth the Money

    Posted
    B1ggguy
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    Overall it is an average speaker but nothing worth bragging to my buddies about. The app you have to download in order to connect the Bluetooth for the first time is a basic joke. They advertised this speaker as having a 20 hour battery life - not even close. After three hours of use the power button turns from white to red indicating it is low. The speakers get very distorted quickly when you raise the volume. Will not buy another one.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced, Overrated

    Posted
    tommytunes
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I bought two of these on sale for 249.00 and was not satisfied with my purchase....these aren't even worth the sale price so I took them back.and bought 2 regular booms. There really is no difference in the sound quality between them after you set the equalizer to your liking....95.00 on e-bay for the regular boom or if you want the upgraded boom 2 go to BestBuy. The only difference between the ue boom 1 and 2 is that the boom 2 is waterproof and the boom1 is discontinued but. you can find them.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    If only the Battery Life were better...

    Posted
    JohnnyUtahNmbr9

    Great sound, love the form factor of this speaker. But the battery performance is unpredictable, when using outside and around the pool we like to play it loud, unfortunately this drains the battery in no more than 3.5 hours. Tried using it for a golf tournament this weekend and might have gotten 3 hours of usage, well below the advertised 15 hours. And for this reason it's retting returned...

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    Posted
    JoeH
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    $249 speaker on sale for $99! 20 hour battery at half volume! Ok I’ll bite. After completely charging I used it one time and within 3 hours battery was already dead. Recharged again and used the next day, lasted about 4 hours. Sound was decent but not what I was hoping. I will most likely be returning this and choosing something different.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Just average..

    Posted
    Kenny
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    Sound quality was just average. Nothing great about it other than being splash proof. WILL NOT keep charge while plugged in and still using it at a moderate volume... Asked specifically for a bluetooth speaker that would charge in the vehicle while using it due to going on a 19 hr trip in a company vehicle that had no aux cord. Was disappointed so the speaker was returned.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not what I expected from UE

    Posted
    TCNC910
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    I have the original UE boom and have purchased a couple of UE Boom 2s as gifts. I must say the sound quality on my original UE boom, which is several years old now, is equal to the MEGABoom. I do regret this purchase. The UE Boom 2 has much better sound quality and clarity. If I had my time back I would have definitely purchased the Boom 2 over the Mega for myself.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Faulty and Horrible Customer Service

    Posted
    Bread
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    • My Best Buy® Member

    I started getting a loud hissing/hum noise whenever the volume was over 50%. Contacted UE. Have spent an insane amount of time just trying to get the thing replaced. Now it's been shipped back and I have no idea whether or not I will receive a replacement. Very disappointing customer service and quality for a 300$ speaker.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    A MEGA disappointment...

    Posted
    TacosRule
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    Very disappointing product. The sound was not a loud as I had hoped, at least not as loud as cheaper options. It’s nice that it’s waterproof and has a long battery life, but for being called the MEGABOOM, you’d expect it to be much louder than it is.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    expected better for its size

    Posted
    TKOHA
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    i already own the UE boom 2 and bought this thinking it would be an upgrade. unfortunately i did not find much of a difference in the volume.sound quality was just slightly better. over-all wasn't a great upgrade so eventually returned the product

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Mediocre sound for on the go.

    Posted
    SenMarq
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    Sound was very forced, bass was almost non existent. Sounds quality isn’t worth the full MSRP. Great for those that just want something louder than the speaker of mobile device. Ended up returning device.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Bad battery

    Posted
    Sfguy2018
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    Do not get this model. The battery is terrible. I have other models that are smaller, louder, with a way better battery. With full charge, I can check a day or two later and it will be 75%. Battery lasts maybe an hour. Junk

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    fair to poor blue tooth connection

    Posted
    buzzcop
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    difficult time pairing with smart phone. would pair then drop. I took it into Best Buy Geek Squad four different times after it wouldn't pair. They weren't sure why it kept dropping. I tried it three different smart phones, all the same problem.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    not that great

    Posted
    Pzmannn
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    Rugged and connects well. BUT music playing is subpar compared to JBL and Bose. My old soundlink II plays better. I replaced it wit JBL charge 2 so when I travel I would have something rugged. Plays much better and has base. For the price, not worth it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Good speaker, doesn't sync with my other mega boom

    Posted
    Ronnie
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    We bought this mega boom to sync with our other one. Wife and I both have iPhone 6's. I can't connect with new one, she can't connect with old one. They don't sync together. I get interference with the Bluetooth signal when my phone is right next to. Kind of disappointing.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Battery life dropped quickly

    Posted
    Robert
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    Sound is good and it’s very loud. Being water resistant is a nice feature to have living close to the beach. But in under a year the battery went from hour of play to barely lasting an hour.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend