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  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Good luck with applying any updates

    Posted
    nkemp15
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Let me start by saying these speakers sound AMAZING! BUT they are the WORST if you regularly use more than one, or when you update them. Also, be prepared to return them at least once, the quality control at UE must be pretty terrible. I'm on number 5, yes, FIVE<<----!!! Having to return a faulty item every once in a while is a fact of life, but having to go through 5 of these is unacceptable. The first time I returned the device then went to Best Buy and bought another one. The second time I had an issue, I addressed it with UE directly. That is a HUGE mistake. UE took almost 6 months of my life that I will never get back. After writing multiple emails, then formal letters through U.S. mail, UE determined my speakers were non-fixable and had me ship them to their warehouse to be replaced. I have my new set, and I'm terrified whenever I see an update for them. If you've read this far, you're probably wondering why I'm on my 5th set. The batteries in these units are not very good quality. My very first Megaboom was exciting! I turned it on, played my first bit of music and was blown away by the quality of the sound. Then, the battery died. No problem, right? Wrong! The device didn't charge!! I don't know if it was a faulty USB connection, or a faulty battery. I replaced the cable first, but then determined it was the device. Fast forward to my second replacement, I bought an extra one to make a stereo pair. They worked very well together, albeit with lots of crackling if you play them around any other type of electronic device or anything with lots of metal (different issue that I've learned to live with). I got an update, so I updated both speakers. After updating, NEITHER speaker would connect to my phone! I did a factory reset of both speakers, repaired them multiple times, and I could never get them to connect to one another, nor my phone. This is where the 6 months of back and forth with UE came into play. After multiple support emails, phone calls, and a very nasty letter sent to Logitech (parent company of UE) I finally got authorization to send them back to be looked at. They had the speakers for a month. A MONTH! The techs at Logitech couldn't figure out the problem either, so they shipped two new speakers to me. My most recent problem with the speakers is that they will not update at all. I attempted three times to update one of them, and it wouldn't take. It kept telling me to plug into my computer and update manually. I don't have a PC, so I can't do that. Now I'm afraid to update them, so I'm going to keep the speakers running on outdated firmware. To back-track to UE's quality control, one of my speakers doesn't keep a charge. I have to charge it roughly three times longer than the other one, and I only use them together. I don't have enough patience to deal with UE, so I deal with it. (At least this one actually charges). So if you want to buy a Megaboom, don't attempt to update the firmware or you'll have a headache. Also, make sure you keep an eye on the performance of the batteries.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A solid thourough review with helpful hints...

    Posted
    Whiteflcon
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Bigger than it looks

    Posted
    RyanGreatly

    The Megaboom sounds good and big enough that, rather than other bluetooth speakers, it may be better to compare it to full-sized speakers. I have many bookshelf and tower speakers I've spent a lot of listening hours with, and I hoped to buy a wireless speaker with sound resembling a full-sized speaker. And that it does! I planned to use the Megaboom mostly for podcasts and occasionally music, but it sounds so good that I'm enjoying music on it far more than I dared to hope. It fills up a room, and its wide sound dispersion makes it far less location dependent than most all speakers. The bass is incredibly full for its size and works for the vast majority of music I listen to (maybe 90-95%), but there are limits. It can muddle and distort when taken too far--avoid dubstep! For podcasts, it mostly sounds very good, but I'm surprised by coloration it gives to some male vocals. They can sound overly raspy or bassy, to the point of sounding muddled or distorted. This American Life may be the most popular podcast; it generally has very good sound quality (or so I thought), but Ira Glass' and some other men's voices seem to have some distortion like the speaker cannot clearly and accurately recreate their voices. This could be an issue with the recording or compression or certain frequencies; I've not noticed this in music or most other 'lesser' podcasts, even with bassier males. This is probably nitpicking, and the podcasts may be to blame, but it can be jarring. The sound did seem to improve from burn-in with use. I'd liken the Megaboom to a really good modern day boombox. It's far smaller than a boombox, and its bluetooth makes it a wonderful mate with smartphones, tablets, etc. With 20 hours' battery life, tough build quality, water resistance, small size, wide dispersion, and impressive sound quality and power, it's very easy and compelling to bring it wherever you go. I find myself taking it throughout my home and my world. $300 may seem like a lot for a mere bluetooth speaker; but it seems like it should have good longevity, and its features are so compelling that you may want to take it with you to a great many places. Even if you only left it at home, I'd see it being a sound companion (pun) to lovingly produce the sounds of your life.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Keep looking- heed the negative reviews

    Posted
    nwkent25

    I purchased this speaker on 7/10/18. I received in 4 days later and straight out of the box, it would not charge. So I googled a fix to do a manufacturer reset and it worked ok for a few days. Then the app (which you must download to pair) wanted to update the speaker. And that was all she wrote. It would no longer pair or charge, no matter how many resets I did. This happened just one day after Best Buy's 15 day return policy. Of course, right? So I called ultimate ears and they did all of the stuff I already did and pronounced it defective and that they would send me a new one. That was on 8/3. Today is 8/16 and I have gotten nothing but the runaround from them . At first UE said they would send me a replacement and then I could send my old one back. A week goes by and I hadn't received anything from them so I emailed them back and they said that something had changed and I must first mail the speaker back and then they would issue a replacement and in 48 hours I would receive a return label. That was a week ago and I have yet to receive a label. I have emailed twice and heard nothing back. This speaker is awesome when it works but once it doesn't, you're pretty much on your own. I only got to use this speaker for one week before it went south. So I spent $200 on something that doesn't work and the company won't remedy. I knew I should have gone with BOSE. You should too.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Speaker

    Posted
    BenP
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    UA Megaboom This is a great sounding speaker. This is being used in an Operating Room. Lots of other very loud equipment and this has no problem being heard over all that background noise. In fact where you put the speaker can affect the max volume (see below). Waterproof: This is being used in a surgical setting and it is wiped down 5-6 times a day without any effect to how the speaker sounds. Sound: The treble is great and the bass is good. The closer you put it to a wall the better the bass gets. A corner wall is even better. The 360 degree speakers bounce and the sound is even better. Battery: After 1 month the battery life is fantastic. My 1st charge lasted for over 30 hours. Not sure if it will keep that up. When battery needs to be charged it will actually tell you. You will hear a female voice say "battery critical". Nice touch that. I have not tried it with another UA speaker for the " 1 touch" stereo affect. If it as good as this one it will be fantastic though. It has a hook on the bottom that just screws in to the base on the speaker. That is my only concern. If it comes unscrewed while hanging from something at the beach or pool, ect ect. A better way to attach a D-ring to hang it would take that worry away. I see that there are cases that will also remedy this issue. Not sure if those cases will effect the sound though. Though the price $299 is expensive it feels to me well worth the money. It is well built and lives up to all of its descriptions and specifications. I highly recommend this speaker. You will not be disappointed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    UE Surpasses Expectations Again

    Posted
    syuan
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    After owning the smaller UE Boom for a year, I saw that UE released another version of the product that was bigger, louder, more durable, and had better battery life. The second I saw the differences, I immediately got in my car and drove to best buy to buy myself what was labeled as the UE Megaboom. Right out of the box, I noticed the differences immediately. The bass is improved significantly over the smaller Boom, the volume was reasonably louder, and the software was much better. The ability to turn the speaker on and off without having to touch the physical speaker is much more useful than one would think. I should also note that I was able to pair my new UE Megaboom with my UE Boom for a stereo L and R setup without a problem. I've taken this speaker everywhere with me and it's durability has been tested at the beach, in the pool (yes, I literally put it on a float in the pool and it was sitting in water), and under the burning hot sun. This speaker has never had any overheating issues and truly is waterproof. The UE Megaboom has produced enough volume everywhere I have used it. The battery life is also fantastic; if it's charged overnight, there shouldn't be too much of a problem with the speaker getting through the whole day unless you're blasting it at 100% the whole time. Another amazing feature is the 360 degree sound which allows me to put it in places such as kitchen island and hear the same sound from anywhere around it. Overall, this is the very best speaker you can get for the money.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great sound in a tough, small package

    Posted
    JeffBDVS
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    First, $300 is a lot of money. I thought long and hard about spending it on my Klipsch ear buds, and again before purchasing my Megaboom. I've had the Klipsch ear buds for a few years now, and every day I'm glad I bought them. I've had the Megaboom for only 2 days, but things are starting off the same way -- I'm glad I decided to buy it. I agree with the description of the sound quality from almost all of the other reviewers. It's bass isn't as deep or as strong as the Klipsch KMC-1 I purchased (and returned), but it is still very satisfying. I don't think you'll be disappointed in the bass output at all. The mids and highs are clear and clean with a very open sound and a surprisingly large stereo sound stage. I've listened to rock, pop, singer/songwriter, country,a little rap and a little classical. I'm quite pleased overall with what I've heard from the Megaboom. I also *really* like the extra features of this speaker -- it's extremely portable and suitcase-friendly (I travel a lot). I like the iOS app and the alarm feature. As a point of reference, I don't use any equalization on my iPhone, and I keep this unit set to "Standard", which seems to my ears to be identical to a flat custom EQ setting (all sliders at zero). It pairs easily with any of my Bluetooth devices, and it automatically re-pairs with the last device used. If you can justify the expense, this is a great portable Bluetooth speaker.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Boom

    Posted
    DdoubleM

    I have had the Mega Boom for a few days and continue to be amazed by the sound quality. It's truly magnificent. At low or high volume, there is no distortion...just great, pure sound. That's the most important feature in a wireless speaker for me. I have had the regular Boom for a few years and have really enjoyed it. I will continue to enjoy it while using the Mega Boom for occasions when I want bigger sound, for example, while outside on my patio. For use in a bigger area, Mega Boom blows away the already stellar Boom. There are some other upgrades with the Mega Boom. It's completely waterproof. I don't have to worry if it accidently gets dropped in the pool. It has an app that can be used to turn it off and on from a distance, adjust levels of bass and treble, etc and there's even an alarm clock. I can wake up to awesome sound to start my day off right! If you want even bigger sound, or music in different rooms, you can link multiple Booms together. No need for super expensive speakers permanently mounted on walls inside or outside your home. Mega Boom takes care of this with ease. Thanks, Logitech, for this first class product. I always turn to you when I need quality, whether it's a computer mouse, keyboard or wireless speaker. I wouldn't look elsewhere. Mega Boom is worth every penny!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I Seldom Give 5-Star Ratings...

    Posted
    ENDenCo
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I must say that, even though I seldom give 5-star ratings to goods or services, I can absolutely give the UE Megaboom this rating with absolutely no reservations! This beast can really bring it, as many of the reviews I read previous to my purchase stated, and it's nice to have that power, but if your use case is not a 24/7 party, you'll be happy to know that the performance in the 25% - 75% volume range is excellent! I like to listen to music that had some depth, layers and good separation, and the Megaboom really delivers nicely! This speaker has a great form factor, it is very portable and delivers great sound wherever you are. I haven't tested the waterproof factor yet, but I can say that it has been rained on and used in steamy situations without a hitch. Some great places to use this are around the house; kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, garage and back yard. Or, charge it up and take it to the pool, to the park for a picnic, On the trail for a hike or bike ride or use it on your boat or in your camper. Also great for job sites, dorm rooms or music at the office. I've used mine for presentations and also know someone who has one built into his costume that he wears to ComocConn. I bought my girlfriend one of these for christmas as well, and using the app, I have used both, and that configuration sounds REALLY good! I have also recommended this to friends, one of whom went with a different product and wasn't satisfied. He ended up returning the unsatisfactory device and going with the Megaboom and has been happy since. I haven't seen the Megaboom 2 yet, but I'm in NO hurry to upgrade...this device is solid and likely won't be going anywhere for a good long time! If you're in the market, give this some serious consideration, you'll be glad you did!

    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 MemberElite 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: 2 out of 5 stars

    Horrible speaker with a horrible design

    Posted
    Eclipse83
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great BT Speaker!!!!!!

    Posted
    ffmedic

    So after apple recalled the Beats Pill XL, I was in search for something comparable. I first tried the Bose Soundlink III and returned it in less than 24hrs. It just didn't have the bass or volume I was use to with the Beats Pill XL. Friends of mine had the UE Boom and really liked it, so they recommended that I check out the UE Megaboom since it was suppose to be slightly bigger with better bass and volume than the Boom. Even the sales guy at Best Buy recommended the Megaboom. Well they were right, this speaker exceeded my expectations. The sound quality is great. No distortion, good bass, and plenty of volume. This speaker can be placed anywhere, whether it's in the middle of a room, in a corner of the room, or outside on the patio, this speaker sounds good. It truly has the 360 sound to it so no matter what direction you are from the speaker, it's going to sound good. Then there is the app for it. What a great feature. It has an equalizer with some preset and an open spot for your own customization. You can set an alarm, see battery life, and turn the speaker on and off all from the app. Add in this speaker is water proof with a battery that can last 20+ hrs (depending on what volume you listen to your music at) & you have one of the beat BT speakers out right now. If you're on the fence with which BT speaker to go with or you're a Beats Pill XL recall victim like I was, the UE Megaboom should satisfy what you're looking for.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A very excellent Bluetooth speaker.

    Posted
    ThermoKing460
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    If you're looking for a really good Bluetooth speaker and still on the fence about which one to buy don't be. Get off of that fence and buy this one. When you buy a speaker this small you have to give up a little of something or in some cases a lot of something. This speaker will not shake the walls. Don't even shop for small Bluetooth speakers if you need that kind of performance. They make Bluetooth speakers that will shake the walls but you're moving up to a much bigger speaker set and about $500 just to join the club. The MegaBoom is well worth the money compared to similarly priced units that don't sound anywhere as good. I did some pretty intensive comparison shopping. I looked at Harmon kardon, Bose, fugoo, monster and a few other brands. I kept coming back to the MegaBoom. So one day I just bought it. I bought it from bestbuy and they only had a demo display that wouldn't allow me to connect to,it to test drive it for real. So I just bought it to play with it since I couldn't do it in the store. It was the only unit that was like that. All the others I could connect to and play my personal library through them. Lucky for Best Buy I enjoyed the performance of it and I didn't return it 30 minutes later. It's small footprint takes up little space and can also be hung on a hook. It fills the room with rich sound and quite a bit of bass. A suprising amount of bass from such a compact package. So buy the MegaBoom with confidence

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    BEST outdoor speaker there is!

    Posted
    Cook
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    First off, I love Bose. I have many Bose items, but Bose Speakers are not made to be outdoors. They do not have 360° sound, they are not water proof and they are not shock proof. So many times I would put my SoundLink on my patio table and it would appear dusty at the bottom, even though my table is pretty clear. I would also CONSTANTLY have to move it for better placement. Bose Soundlink's are made for indoors where they are 2nd to NONE! They sound phenomenal.... But for outdoor use, I AM OBSESSED WITH MY MEGABOOM!! I set in on the ground near the leg of my gazebo and forget all about it. I don't have to worry about my 2 dogs running into it and breaking it since it is VERY durable. I don't have to worry about re-positioning it depending on where I am at in the yard due to it's 360° design. The bluetooth signal strength is A LOT better than my Bose, so I don't have to worry about walking too far off and the speaker going out until I come back. I don't have to worry about sudden rainfall ruining it since it is COMPLETELY water proof. It also sounds very good (not as good as Bose) and gets even louder than my Bose. I don't have to worry about battery life (much better than the Bose). If you want an indoor, stationary speaker that sounds amazing, get the Bose. If you want something made for the outdoors, get the Megaboom!

    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: 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: 5 out of 5 stars

    BUY IT!!!!

    Posted
    Pleatherman

    Ok. Bottom line. This is the best Bluetooth speaker I have ever heard or tried. Sound is amazing. Of course that should be the first concern. Volume is really good. Great for any outdoor gathering. More on that in a moment. Let's talk battery life. AMAZING! It says 19 hours. I just got back from a four day vacation. I used it every morning for an hour and two hours at night. I never had to charge it. I had purchased a Sony-SRS-X7. 2 hours tops. Way too short. I returned it. Plus the bass on this blows it away. Of course there's a 100 dollar difference. Worth every penny. I contemplated the beats xl, however it had been recalled due to a fire hazard. Ok, back to the volume. It's loud by itself, but you can double up speakers. I snagged a 99 dollar ue roll and together you can get stereo fun like crazy. I did have a little trouble getting them to double up. Now that they are locked together it happens automatically. The app is fun and easy to use. I know the options out there. The Bose version does sound great too, but you can't add speakers. The Harmon battery life is 5 hours and again you can't add speakers. Yeah the price is a bit on the high side, but trust me it's worth it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Little Package With Some Mega Boom

    Posted
    ManWhoHasAll
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    The market team didn't develop the name Megaboom for no reason. This little guy packs some major power that is clear and loud! This at it's max setting still delivers. Other speakers units tend to distort at a certain high level but this little guy will leave you impressed. With the MegaBoom being water resistant and shock resistant you can take it anywhere and not have to worry. I personally added a D ring that I keep in the case When I need to hang it. UE put some major thought into developing this. Don't let the price tag scare you to a cheaper brand, you'll regret it later with all the functionalities this thing brings. More than once this little guy has been the topic of conversion leaving the party goers as impressed as I was. Then the 20 hr battery life has kept the party going night after night one the same charge. Don't forget to add their app to your phone for the ultimate experience. You can control the whole unit from your phone and see the battery life. The app also gives you the option to use it as an alarm clock. Now you can't tell your boss that you slept through your alarm with the power of this thing going off across the room. Once again UE thought of everything in developing this. So don't let the price tag scare you off because this thing is in a league of its own and won't leave you disappointed!

    I would 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

    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