Waterproof your sound with this Logitech Ultimate Ears speaker. It can be underwater for 30 minutes and still broadcast 360 degrees of tunes for a musical day by the pool without fear of water damage. This lagoon blue Ultimate Ears speaker includes the Magic Button to play, pause or skip tracks at will.
Connect wirelessly from a distance
Pair this speaker with your smartphone, tablet or other Bluetooth-enabled device.
Play your favorite tunes for up to 20 hours on a full charge.
For extra protection. IP67 rated.
Ultimate Ears MEGABOOM 3 Portable Bluetooth Speaker
I now have 4 high end BT speakers in the $200-$300 range, they all have strengths and weaknesses. The Mega Boom 3 is the lightest of the bunch at just about 3 lbs, nearly half the weight of any of the others, which weigh in between 6-11 lbs.
Then battery life, the Megaboom 3 claims 20h, this is probably true if it's running at 25% volume, as you crank it up it will decrease battery life. 20h in a 3lbs package is truly impressive, my only other speaker that has 20h weights almost 9lbs. The megaboom3 comes with a pretty good size power brick (see picture) USB to micro USB connector. The back of the speaker has a rubber door to hide and protect the micro USB connector. With the USB door closed the speaker is IP67 waterproof (submersible) not just water resistant - wow; probably the best choice for your fishing boat, or paddle board. I'm not aware of any other speaker this size that is Waterproof. The speaker can also be charged with a (sold separately) charging pad (~$40 "PowerUp"). Given the size of the included power brick this might be a nice to have, but I didn't test with it. The speaker also has a nice woven loop towards the top so you can attach it to something.
Volume; this speaker can get quite loud, easily my first or second loudest speaker, easily filling a 25'x18' room, maybe uncomfortably. But it really excels outdoors. The 360 degree sound, sounds better to me outdoors than inside. The Speaker includes an app to control it via Bluetooth, from a LONG range, I tested to over 100' no issues. The app also includes a 5 band graphic equalizer, which I found very helpful. The app can pair to with up to 150 UE Boom/Megaboom speakers, could be a lot of fun at a big beach party. Speaking of party the app also has a DJ function that allows you and 2 other friends to connect to the speaker(s) at the same time - pretty nice for a party. The app has a few pre-programed EQ curves, which I didn't find particularly useful/accurate -so they could improve these. SPeaking of improve the speaker's firmware can be updated from the app, so "things could change". The app can import play list from iTunes and Deezer, but no where else (for now). It can also show you your iTunes library/cover art - kind of nice, and it can control the volume from the app.
This speaker does not have any fancy lights, only 2 led's on the top, to let you know it's on and to let you know it's in pairing mode (no problems pairing with my iPhone or my wifes andriod phone). The speaker does not have a RCA mini jack (my only speaker without this) so your going to use it with BT.
Sound quality... not first or second of what I compared it to. The mids and vocals are not as brilliant or well pronounced as some similar BT speakers, The highs sound like other UE speakers, due to the 360 degree sound the highs are supposed to be reflected in all directions, but this, in my mind is only partially effective. The depth of the bass when cranked up, certainly over powers the mid-range. Used indoor this is particularity noticeable, moving it outdoors really improves the speakers sound. I'm not saying this speaker sounds bad, it's just not as crisp as I'd hoped to hear. When used at lower volumes, like in a dorm room the sound is pleasant but the highs won't impress you. I did some side by side listening with the first Boston album, it was punchy but not airy, I missed the preciseness of their strings throughout. Bringing the speaker outdoors, and moving away from it, it had a better balance. So like I said there are some compromises, this is not the best sounding speaker, but its not bad, and has many other features that may wow you. I missed the RCA connector but was impressed by the app, weight and battery life. It's far more portable than what I compared it to, so depending where and how you might want to use it, it may be a nice fit.
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Best Bluetooth speaker!
Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
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I got it at a great discount so I bough 2.
I use them in stereo mode and I’m happy with my purchase. I have the original one as well it it pairs up so I can play all their. The design of the new ones is also way better as well!
Purchased this because I really needed a portable waterproof speaker for the pool and beach. This is definitely a good speaker for that purpose. However the price tag they put on this would make you think it's in the same class as a comparable Bose, JBL, Sony, Sonos...etc... unfortunately it's not. The speaker will get loud but it's doesn't have the same full rich sound as those others mentioned and the low end is non existent at lower volumes. Luckily I got this on sale and had a gift card, so I didnt pay anywhere near the $200 price tag...if I had I would strongly consider replacing it with another speaker from one of the brands above. The biggest pluses, good app integration, waterproof, well built and 360 degree sound.
This is my second “Boom”. I have already used a BOOM2 for a while now and really like it. I have never used the “Party Up” feature before and was really excited to try it out. So this review will cover the MEGABOOM3, the Power Up charging dock and the Ultimate Ears app to control the two devices for Party Up.
MEGABOOM3 –Do you know this is waterproof (IP67)? This paired to my phone effortlessly (Android Oreo). The sound quality is better than my BOOM2. The bass is significantly stronger. And although it is larger (see pictures) it is not too big in my opinion. Using the volume controls on the speaker work perfectly. Of course you can also use the app to control the volume. These speakers are durable and are perfect for use outdoors. I think they also sound better outdoors compared to indoors. The sound quality is on the bassy side as expected. Many will find this appealing. I found it was a little too much and this took away from the mids and highs. You can also play this very loud. The Bluetooth connection is strong and I kept a connection to the speaker up to about 100 feet away.
Using the APP – In the Playstore (sorry do not know about the Apple experience), you will see a MEGABOOM app. DO NOT USE THIS ONE. It will not work. There is and Ultimate Ears BOOM and MEGABOOM app that works perfectly. You can control the volume, use different EQ settings (including a custom one you can configure) and PARTY UP. There is also a DJ feature that I did not use.
PARTY UP – As I now had two UE speakers I was really excited to try this out. Once I had the correct app, I was off to try this new feature. I found when I paired my BOOM2 first and then added the MEGABOOM3; I was successful most of the time. If I paired the MEGABOOM3 first and then the BOOM2, I was often unsuccessful. A little frustrating at first. But once I figured it out, this was not an issue. Using the BOOM2 and MEGABOOM3 at the same time was a perfect balance. I could place the speakers apart from each other and fill a large size room very well. Even better when you are outside around the fire. They say you can connect 150 plus UE speakers. I know two works perfectly. I cannot imagine what 150 connected speakers would sound like.
Power Up charging station – honestly, charging my Boom 2 was an inconvenience as I needed to plug it in and turn it upside down to charge it as the plug is on the bottom (the MEGABOOM3 plugs into the back near the bottom). The Power up comes with the charging base, AC adapter and charging D-Ring (for BLAST and MEGABLAST). This charging dock can be used for: BOOM3, MEGABOOM3, BLAST and MEGABLAST. You use the charging cable and AC adapter from your speaker. It works very well. I love the convenience of just placing it on the dock to charge! I wish it worked with my BOOM2.
Final thoughts – the UE MEGABOOM3 is mega-bass. Overall the sound quality is good and loud. The sound quality is good and most will be happy. The features set it apart and make it a pick over many others - you can pair it with other UE speakers; it is waterproof; and you can connect it with up to 150 other UE speakers. My BOOM2 has been abused multiple times (dropped, left in the rain, etc.) and keeps on working. I recommend this to those looking for a Bluetooth speaker.
Wow! This portable speaker is amazing fully waterproof,sound is great blew everybody on my party you could jam all day long battery easy set up with Bluetooth an one more thing everybody can connect to it also you could pair another magaboom if you have one for a extreme sound we used it as of sorround sound for our Apple TV with Bluetooth cannot said no more awesome portable speaker don’t hesitate to get its great.
I've had this speaker for a couple of days now and i've been very impressed with its performance and build quality.
This speaker was extremely easy to setup, especially with the app and I was up and playing music in a manner of minutes. It came about 20% charged, but Im not sure how accurate that was given the fact I plugged it in after it prompted me to update the latest software and after the update, it was at 72%. The update took less than five minutes, so it couldn't have charged that fast, but I will keep an eye on it.
The bass is indeed incredible for a speaker of this size and it also does a good job of not drowning out the treble and didn't really have any distortion even at louder volume levels. I found the app to be extremely useful in pairing my devices, setting up custom equalizers and probably my favorite feature of setting up one touch playlists. This feature basically allows the speaker to immediately start playing your favorite playlists when the speaker is powered on an connected to your device. You can save up to four playlists and you can skip them using the app or by pressing the magic button on the top of the speaker.
There are really only three buttons that you will use once your device is paired. The volume up and down buttons on the front of the speaker and the magic button on the top. Im still learning the commands for skipping tracks, playlists, etc, but generally the magic button is easy to use.
I found the sound to be filling and powerful overall, especially for a smaller speaker. I set it on my kitchen counter and played several different songs and they all sounded excellent with this speaker.
Before I received this speaker, my favorite unit had quickly become the JBL PK5, another ultra portable bluetooth speaker, but now I'm torn between that one and this one. The clarity is better on the JBL, but the overall blend of strong bass and quality sound are better on the MegaBoom 3.
My wife and I buy houses to renovate and rent as a second source of income, so portable speakers are great for those days spent laboring over painting, drywalling, etc. My only issue now is to decide whether I will let her use the UE or the JBL. I think for my type of music and usage, the UE is the better speaker for me. She primarily listens to podcasts so the vocal clarity in the JBL will be better for her.
If I had to complain about one thing, it would be the charging cable and brick. Most people will use this while out and about, so a white charging brick and cable isn't ideal. I would have preferred black, but all other things being equal, this is a minor complaint. This is my first UE speaker and I definitely am a fan. I would certainly recommend this speaker.
Purchased the speaker because it’s waterproof and I had a trip to the river planned. Speaker volume isn’t the greatest but maybe the 360 sound made it sound better? Content up until I purchased a second to sync the two to play in the office. The speakers turn into a receiver for the first you connect through Bluetooth but the second speaker, the “receiver” can’t be more than 20 ft from the first. Definitely would expect this from a speaker that costs $169+. I wish I would have went with BOSE.
A:AnswerMegaBoom-3 answer--There is absolutely, unequivocally, NO headphone or auxiliary jack port. In fact the only port existent is for micro USB- charging located under a rubber flap. I hope this is definitive enough for you. I own the MegaBoom 3 in question.
A:AnswerNo clip, but I attached a zip tie through the canvas loop, then looped another zip tie onto my anchor light bracket on my boat......works perfect. I just snip one of the zip ties with scissors when I take it down.