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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 3922 reviews

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Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 18 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A solid thourough review with helpful hints...

    Posted
    Whiteflcon
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Has these great features - Auto shut off 1n 15 minutes, only device on market that has this, why waist power or not be able to listen to music while charging. I returned a competitive unit because it was dead when I wnt to use it. Auto shut off prevents this. - able to listen to music while charging. - fool proof charge plug-in there is only one way in, you can plug this in with eyes closed. - iPhone app auto shut off auto turn on from !00 feet - love the power voice telling you exactly how much power is left when simultaneously pushing the plus and minus buttons. Most other competitive choices on the market just have LED lights that are confusing, another reason to buy this. - secret features: {on power on side here are three hidden features, } - one tap - pause tap again play - Double tap - go to next song - Triple tap - go to previous song - Very durable - Can hide under car seat and turn on/off and contoll remotely via app. Good for anti theft of device. The long range blue tooth makes this possoble, other brands dont do this, forget JVS, Bose or other for this. - Case is best in market to store the device. Hands down impressive durable case, 20 foot drop test will protect unit, great for travel, in suitcase - sound is great but not excellent but other choices listed here make this the best overall choice to other competitive choices - base is okay but not as strong as others marketd device choices, blame waterproofing for this. - best choice for listening to audio books with enhanced antena 100ft range hide the device and listen from anywhere hidden in the car -can hid speaker and listen in a friends car to audio books or music, - gray model is best choice for anti theft bright colors attract thieves - test sound quality with Bourne soundtrack or other soundtrack, this unit does well on soundtracks. - plays stereo with one speaker when facing forward, you dont need two to hear stereo, but if you must use two speakers, two speaker stereo are supported in the App. - long last on charge, use daily all week vharge on weekends - can be used as an alarm clock Cons -who cares when was the last time you dropped you music player in the pool... 'Really?' However may be good for the rain - color versions very bright, should have label, steal me, steal me. - water proof seal limits base from working through seal - does not include handle in box - Charger does not match color of device - equalizer on application not helpfull, best sound is no changes, should be called mess up sound feature - if two devices re hooked up 1 must be turned off to add another bluetooth connection - customer support number not on manual or web? If one needs to return if the player is defective, one is left wondering how? - Expensive but you get what you pay for.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Amazing speaker with no real drawbacks

    Posted
    BiDu
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    If your budget can support a 300 dollar bluetooth speaker, i can't recommend this enough. 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 only wish it cost a little less, but thats the price you pay for awesome.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A little expensive, but it's worth it

    Posted
    Chico
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    Sound is good for a Bluetooth speaker. I like the fact that's a cylinder and the music flows through every direction and I don't have to be facing it in any direction to get the desired results. I wanted to buy the smaller version, but after testing this one, I could really hear the difference so I went for it. Range is great. I put it down in the basement and go up to the second floor with my phone connected without loosing connection. It feels sturdy and the fact that's waterproof is a plus. Battery life it's great, although I have not tested how long it actually lasts, but it serves my purposes because I don't listen to music all the time. I hesitated before buying this product because of the price, but after reading other reviews I was convinced it was worth it, and after owning this product for a few weeks now, it hasn't disappointed. You could probably get a wired speaker as good or better than this one, but the key difference is that it would be wired, while this one isn't. I can't wait to take it outside this summer! As a tip, look for the bright yellow charger before throwing out the box. It's almost hidden and, even though it would not happen to me because I tend to be careful, I could see happening to someone else where they throw out the box without getting out all the content.

    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: 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: 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: 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
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Sound

    Posted
    Rick
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    Easy to pair, great sound but not quite as loud as I expected for the price I paid. However, that's not the main reason I end up returning the Megaboom. The megaboom didn't look new when I opened the box but I thought that maybe due to the color, finish and rough shipping. After a couple days of handeling I realized that some of the markings must be left by the previous owner. So I decided to return it. The store at first didn't let me because the serial number didn't match what's on the box... this confirmed my suspicion that the speaker was pre-owned. After the manager showed up and looked up my purchase history he did graciously let me return. Thanks, Bestbuy and I will be more careful next time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great portable speakers

    Posted
    Queenv93
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    It has really great sound quality & I love that you can connect to other megaboom speakers. The only cons I have are with the battery life (which seems to decrease a lot faster than I expected), the charging port (the position of it is slanted & is sometimes hard to plug in on the first try), and lastly the connectibility between multiple speakers using the app. I have synched mine with another but only by using the opposing persons app. Not sure if there is something wrong with my app but mine is usually up to date so idk. With that being said they are pretty good speakers especially for the price that was paid for them.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great sound, not disappointing

    Posted
    Katie
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    This speaker is made for the outdoors or large spaces, but is still great for an intimate setting. We used it over the holidays for entertaining, keeping the Christmas music flowing. Love being able to control it via the app on my phone. Can turn it on and off and adjust volume. Can also pause/play and skip songs using a tap feature on the speaker. I have tried playing an Adele song on the highest volume to see if it would crack (sound scratchy) and it took everything I thew at it. If you're a stickler for the bass, this isn't the same as a larger entertainment system speaker, but if that's what you're looking for you don't want a portable speaker to begin with. I haven't found a thing to complain about yet. Only reason for 4 stars is the price, but I got a great deal using best buy's price match.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Best boom for the buck

    Posted
    Daddio
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    I have another, smaller, Bluetooth speaker that is best in class, so it was difficult to find a better speaker to meet my needs. I went to BB for another speaker, but the sales lady suggested that I listen to this one as well. She was spot on. I use this to fill a cafeteria size room for singalongs. It works great at filling the room - not just in decibels, bass full, vocals clear, no lag or static as I move around the room with my phone. The Bluetooth performance is better than any I've experienced. The app is nifty, but doesn't add much for my use. Holds a charge longer than I know - days. I love the carrying case and accessory stash. Overall, simple, well made and performs better than expected - best at that price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great speaker for great price.

    Posted
    THEHULK
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    I purchased this speaker as part of the "Deal of the Day". As part of this promotion I purchased this speaker for half the price. Not sure if I would have paid full price for the speaker. The main reason I purchased this speaker as opposed to other leading brand Bluetooth speakers is because this speaker is waterproof. I've always wanted a speaker that I would be able to take with me when I go camping or go swimming & not worry about breaking it because of potential water damage. So far, so good no complaints other than the speaker doesn't sit laying down, only up-right. The only reason why I don't give it 5 stars is because I haven't tried it in wet conditions. So, I don't know how well it will operate under those conditions.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great quality and sound!

    Posted
    Mattzx11
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    i purchased my EU Megaboom back in June. I had done a lot of research looking for a speaker that had great sound and also one that I didn't have to worry about if it was to get wet. The design of this speaker is awesome! Even though it is not tiny, the shape makes it easy to carry around. I was a little concerned about spending $300 for a Bluetooth speaker. But once I turned it on and heard the full quality sound I was hooked. The only issue I have had is occasionally the speaker will not sync correctly with my phone as far as the volume level goes. There have been a couple instances where my phone would show it is playing at 100% and the speaker can barely be heard. This is more of a software problem and not a quality of the speaker problem.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not Bad for Water Resistant

    Posted
    Ptechie
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    These are not booming but they offer a decent 360 reach for small groups or days at the beach. It reminds me of your basic boom box that you would take out at the picnic with 6D batteries. I noticed that the audio levels were louder from a computer bluetooth vs a smartphone. It was easy to setup and get going in minutes and because it's splash proof it would be good outdoors for fun of groups 10-15 people. I bought two since they were on sale for $220 each and have them mounted on photo light stands since the bottoms have your basic camera threads.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Vertical Speaker

    Posted
    ProStudent25
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    This looks like one of the original Amazon Alexa speakers. I use this for a small one bedroom apartment to listen to music while I am doing work. Syncing with my phone was painless and I have used it for up to three days of mild use before needing to charge. I know this is loud as I only have volume 1/3 of the way up as to not bother my neighbors. I would recommend this speaker. I only deducted one star because I feel for the price the sound quality is not much better than any other portable speaker I have bought at a lower price point (i.e Sony or Beats)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Budget Speaker !

    Posted
    Boomer
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    This may not be the best bluetooth speakers out there compared to Bose or some High end sets. I have a soundbar which packs a punch but I needed a handy speaker when I don't want to shake the whole room. so I bought this one at a deal ($99 during New year). IT is worth the bucks spent on it. Pretty clear after I adjusted the equalizer in the app. Out of the box sound is flat. So make sure you change it to your liking ! It makes a lot of difference. I'd suggest to buy if your budget is <100bucks and looking for a good speaker than JBLs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great speaker! Took it to float the river.

    Posted
    Jciadams
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    Loud, clear sound quality. No harsh sound and good bass quality as well. Didn't even have to use the full volume on the packed river. The speaker never fell in the water but, it was attached to the yeti and likely had more than, a lot of water dropping on it from fiddling to get drinks. Worth the money! Careful when Bluetooth is connected. We left the phone connected to the speaker in the hotel room and had to go get it halfway down the river which was a trek, to disconnect it from the speaker. No way to manually disconnect Bluetooth from a device on the speaker and it wouldn't allow another phone to kick the other connection out or connect more than one device at a time.

    I would recommend this to a friend