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Ultimate Ears - WONDERBOOM Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Concrete-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 3602 reviews

97%
would recommend to a friend

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 12 reviews

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Rugged and Durable but Lacking in Sound Quality

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    EXWOLF
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    The UE Wonderboom Ultimate Ears Bluetooth Speaker is a good speaker but it does lack in sound quality on music with higher pitches and certain genres of music such as rock and ska. The speaker will sound distorted at full volume with these genres but it sounds great on pop, hip hop, rap, and other genres with the bass as the driving force. It is really durable and can stand a beating so if you're panning on taking this on a hike and don't want to worry about it falling and getting damaged then this speaker is a great choice. It is also water resistant which is a great feature to have especially if you like listening to music in the shower and don't have a water resistant phone. I kept my phone in my room and the Bluetooth connection never cut out despite the fact that the bathroom was not located near my room. The range is incredible and it was still connected to my phone when I went inside the garage while my phone was in my house and they are two separate buildings that aren't connected to each other. There is no aux port so you have to rely on Bluetooth so it's a good thing that it is really strong. The speaker has about 10 hours of battery life and easily charged via micro usb. It is small and compact so taking it around with you shouldn't be a problem. Despite the small size it does pack a punch and can get really loud but like I said before it does impact the sound quality. Overall, it is a good speaker for the average person such as myself and I am very satisfied with it. There are a few issues that make it only worthy of 3 stars but I would still recommend it to friends based on the durability, battery life, and compactness.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Small and cute with issues

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    KAME
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    I bought this to replace an ancient boombox a while back. While the sound is pretty alright for it's size and it keeps a charge like a beast, there is an issue if you're in a dual OS household. Boyfriend has an iPhone/Windows laptop combo, I have a Samsung/Macbook one. There's something about bluetooth audio devices and Apple products straight up hating each other, because the UE was the second time we experienced pairing issues due to a Windows/Android device being connected first. There's an easy workaround for it, but we found it kind of unnecessary to do all of the time. Ended up going with a JBL Flip 4 instead, which ended up having a way bigger sound and pairs to our phones perfectly (still won't connect to my Macbook though.)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great Looking, Meh Sound/Features

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    Shibbishibbi
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    I really wanted to love this. I read the reviews and even though they stated the sound wasn't amazing I loved the looks, size, and waterproof feature enough to give it a try. The sound was OK but not great, and for the $80 I spent should have been much better. I returned it and will be getting the JBL Flip 4 (I currently own a Flip 2 but want something waterproof). The Flip 4's sound is in another league, its waterproof, has a longer Bluetooth range and the ability to skip fwd/rew, etc. Bummer. Still prefer the looks but sound needs to win.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good sound, but

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    Dennis01
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    Incredible sound for a small unit, but I had two problems. First, the salesman told me they can be linked to play stereo like the Bose soundlinks. Wrong. They play mono twice as loud. Second - I have the Bluetooth transmitter inside maybe two yards from the Lanai where they are used. The sound had dropouts frequently and was unacceptable. I have another device (Ankar) which works perfectly in that same location. The Ankar also works when I close the glass door to the Lanai.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good product, but didn't do what I wanted

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    LTee
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    I was looking for a pair of speakers that would do stereo output (L+R). I was told by the BestBuy sales person that this product would do that, but when I took it home and tried it out, I realized that was not accurate, so I returned the product and bought something else online that did what I wanted for less than BestBuy would sell to me. As long as stereo output is not needed or desired, this product is very solid and works great, and that is why I'm recommending it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Battery Not as advertized

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    Sunshine
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    I bought this so I could listen to music by the pool or by the bonfire and it cuts off after approximately three and a half to 4 hours. This is the second one I have gotten from them because I took the last one back the next day because that one didn't last 3 hours. That was after I charged them for 12 hours and then a full 24 on the second one. The sound is great just wish it could go a little louder. Not my best purchase for the money but certainly not my worst.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Doesn’t float = not waterproof

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    Sheila
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    I love this little speaker box. It’s everything I require in a speaker. After 6 months of fun, it took a surprise fall into fresh water... it sunk 3ft under water and I immediately retrieved it. Unfortunately, it hasn’t worked since. I’ll buy it again; I’ll try harder to not to expose it to water. Definitely, not submergible as advertised.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Nice little speaker

    Posted
    NolaBMV
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    I gave this one as a gift to my daughter and she likes it, though I have the UE BOOM 2 and notice a huge difference in sound quality. Also, she has been unable to (figure out how to?) pair the two, which we expected to be an option. The durability is nice but for the price you could probably easily be able to find a better sounding option.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great sound, but battery life is not as expected

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    Aaron
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    It does say 8 hours of battery life but it honestly depends how loud you play it. I had mine at max volume and it died maybe a couple hours short. But I'm pretty sure if i don't have it at max volume it will last the 8 hours but I like my music or movies loud to hear better. Overall great speaker and gets an A+ for sound, better than most nowadays.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good but not Great

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    Clooney16
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    Liked a lot of things about this except the battery life. Have it up loud during golf rounds due to cart noise and when on the green away from the cart. Only lasted 3 hours, not quite a whole round of golf. Took it back to return it to Best Buy but apparently their return policy is now only 14 days. Guess I'll buy my electronics elsewhere.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Cute and sound good speaker

    Posted
    Donna
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    The reason this gets 3 stars instead of 4, is because it takes a while to connect to it with my iPhone. All other speakers I have, easy connect, this takes a few attempts, frustrating. The looks is cute, I like it, not light but ok, and sounds is good for a small speaker

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Just ok

    Posted
    Rbartz
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    This speaker looks cool and is very rugged. The JBL Flip 4 sounds better and is about the same price. I returned this and kept the JBL. The JBL has crisper treble and better bass. I would only recommend this if you need a speaker that will take a lot of physical abuse. The 360 degree sound is a cool feature.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Bass is Popped

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    nicotobon
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    Although my experience with the rest of my UE products has been excellent, my product was likely damaged, as the bass doesn’t not seem to respond very well to high volumes. Have used UE BOOM and WONDERBOOM in the past with no bass problems.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    It sounds good, but

    Posted
    Alicia302
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    I could not get it to work with Google home as flawlessly as I would have liked. It also did not communicate well with each other in "Party" mode. Had to return it. Bought the Sonos system instead.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    FANTASTIC SOUND, Poor Battery Life

    Posted
    Michael
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    Took this speaker to the river. It sounds Incredible! But our river ride lasted about 5 1/2 hours each day and the speaker died within about 4 hours of use each day. They advertise a 10 hour battery life but I guess that is only if you don't have it cranked up the entire time.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great value

    Posted
    Realbuyer
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    I decided on this one after listening to about 15 other speakers under $100. This one was the least "tinny" sounding and had good bass. It connects to my phone faster than the last speaker I had. I recommend this speaker.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great for smaller spaces.

    Posted
    Anie
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    This is a great speaker for smaller spaces. It did not deliver as much sound as I wanted for a room that could seat 500 people. It has great sound, but I definitely need a bigger speaker for a convention setting.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Nothing Special

    Posted
    YaBoyDarian
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    sound quality not bad but also not impressive. well built and durable. sounds a little louder than a cheaper speaker but i wouldn't say its $40 louder. the 360 degree speaker is cool if you're in a closed space. Step outside and its very quiet

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Returned.

    Posted
    Cisco
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    Purchased this for a river rafting trip. It sounds great, but after about 4 hours the battery died. Tried it again the next day and it was dead in 3 hours. Returned because I wanted something that could last longer.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Ok speaker

    Posted
    Tyler
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    Its an alright speaker. There is a lot of distortion at full volume which isn't saying much because it isn't very loud. Not bad for the money but not great either.

    I would recommend this to a friend