• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing!

    • Written by from New York

    Super portable, lightweight, great sound & volume, and if you buy 2 you can get surround!! Battery life is great (15hs), has a hook to hang it if needed, cool design!

    Looking forward to buy my second one!

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing

    • Written by from 抚州

    The sound coming out of this portable speaker is incredible. It almost sounds as good as my home stereo. In fact, this is the only review I have ever written. For anything. Ever. It's that good.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Blue tooth connection is horrible (my first huge let down with Apple store)

    • Written by from Indianapolis

    I am so disappointed with the blue tooth connection; is is spotty at best. When pairing two speakers, the Left and Right pairing is constantly disconnecting an in the joint speaker option, it is erratic. I do onto recommend these speakers.

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    FUN!!

    • Written by from Miami

    I bought this speaker and i think it is the best of its size, price and quality .... it's different and sounds great, just better than the others and the battery is crazy over 6 or 8 hours of fun with full volume! Buy it

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty darn good sound

    • Written by from Calgary

    just piked up one of these. At first I wasn't too impressed with the sound quality, it seems to completely filter out any sound lower than about 125Hz. For the price I could have gone Bose and got much better bang for the buck..(I am a bit of a bass junkie)

    Found out that there was "an app for that" which allowed me to tweak the EQ between 4 different pre-defined settings. They are: Out loud (best for most environments), Bass Boost, Intimate (for small rooms, hard floors/walls) and Vocals (Talk Radio, Podcasts/Movies).

    So I just had to update the speaker...that was painless (download the updater, plug in the speaker with USB to the Computer and open the updater and run it.) once I updated it the sounds was much better and the Bass Boost EQ setting is much better for the music I like to listen to (mainly dance/techno etc..). the Standard EQ setting "Out Loud" works great with Alternative/Rock etc..

    Had I not updated it I would have been returning it tomorrow and picked up a Bose for $30 more.

    The claim is up to 15hrs per charge. Well this is day 1 with it so have not had the chance to test for it yet.

    Overall much more impressed now that the firmware has been updated.


    Easily gets loud enough to fill the 1200sqft or so of my main floor at home with decent sound.

    I will now be looking for a discounted version of this so can pair two together and can't wait for Camping Season to test this over a weekend or so!!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for deployment!

    • Written by from El Paso

    The BOOM speaker is the best thing since sliced bread! Small enough to fit in a double mag pouch, battery lasts long enough for a 12 miler, and two speakers can be synced together for those long road trips in a HMMWV/MRAP. With the ability to be charged off the standard cigarette charger or wall plug in, the possibilities are endless. I have enjoyed many hours of "tactical readiness", read sitting around waiting for transportation, being able to enjoy movies on the iPad because I can hear them with the BOOM. PLEASE MAKE MORE HIGHSPEED STUFF LIKE THIS. 'MERICA!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Surprisingly amazing build quality for price

    • Written by from ST ALBERT

    I purchased the UE boom for taking on the beach and hearing some tunes. It's incredibly durable the sound quality is top notch for the size( it is the size and weight of a full water bottle) the finest sand or water simply brushes away, and the battery doesn't quit ( I have actually timed it at 14 hours at half way mark which is loud enough if you want to hear it with out people asking to turn it down) extremely surprised at in home quality and the app that comes with. Easy to use. All in all, if your comparing to Bose or jaw box, take this recommendation and buy the boom. It's miles ahead of competition in the price range.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great iPhone external speaker

    • Written by from Sherman Oaks

    I wanted to go iPhone hands free in my office. First tried the JBL but callers said it sounded like I was in a tunnel. Spent a bit more and all is good. I was concerned, at first, because it has no AC power connector, but rather a micro USB. I wanted to ensure that it was always powered. But instead I learned that I can power up (long battery life because I only use it for the phone) and untether to bring the unit next to my mouth for a great outgoing sound.

    Buying my second today..

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Sound is too good to be true. Device fails to stay connected.

    • Written by from Hackettstown

    Warning: The Ultimate Ear's website states that the "UE BOOM will turn off automatically after 15 minutes without music or user interaction."

    As such, it will disconnect when left alone so it needs to constantly be reconnected manually. If/when it does connect, it tantrums and disconnects, taking 30-60 minutes of troubleshooting to get the speaker to stop dropping audio.

    True sound, it fills the room.

    Disappointing device, fails expectations.

    Do not buy.

    3 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome! We should all buy buy one... (Or 2 for stereo)

    • Written by from LOS ANGELES

    I was really looking for a Bluetooth speaker for my bike when came upon this speaker, the UE Boom. I bought and returned three other similar designed speakers (including the Dr. Dre stuff), this was the best sound. It also fits perfect in the water bottle holder of a bike. It's water resistant, loud, long battery life, & has 360 degree sound! (No need to point the speakers)
    Also, if you've ever seen an artist on stage chances are that they are using UE ear phones... UE is a professional sound company which is why most of us have not heard of them, unless you happen to be opening up for U2.
    I recommend everyone buy one, or two for true stereo sound (you can connect 2 UE Booms via an app... Left & Right). I'm gonna buy another one.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Wow!

    • Written by from New York

    Outstanding clarity and response! Portability, design and battery life all beyond expectations. This really enhances your audio experience with your I devices! Now if I could only use them with my Apple TV ...

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best of the best

    • Written by from Mississauga

    It's too good...

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    BATTERY NOT REPLACEABLE - EVER

    • Written by from Coldstream

    Folks - please research this one online. When you spend this much for a speaker you don't want it bricked when the battery eventually loses the ability to hold a charge.

    11 of 26 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    AWESOME !!!!!

    • Written by from Richmond

    Got the UE BOOM recently and I can definitely say that this is "THE" best portable speaker hands down!! I did a blind test and comparison with the Bose soundlink mini that my brother owns and man, the UE BOOM blew the Bose soundlink mini away !!
    The UE BOOM is amazingly loud, and let's not forget the clarity and the out of this world bass response , even with the volume at 100%, as opposed to the Bose soundlink mini that gets muffled after the volume hits 60% .
    If you're mobile and love the outdoors, camping and etc, you'll love the UE BOOM !!!

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Buy two and play BOTH as a Stereo

    • Written by from Honolulu

    So the neat thing about this speaker is that there is a FREE app you can download called UE Boom. If you have two of these, it allows you to play both speakers SIMULTANEOUSLY!! AND you can choose if both speakers play L&R or one speaker plays left and the other right.

    Sound the pretty good too. Not so much on bass, but good enough

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best of them all !!

    • Written by from MILL VALLEY

    I tried Bose and it had rich bass and regrettably devoid of decent treble.

    Clean, clear, rich all around.

    I like it so much, I will buy a 2nd speaker for stereo ... which others do not offer.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    WOW! Fantastic

    • Written by from New York

    This beautiful little speaker is clean, crisp, and delivers a booming sound. This is the one to get after hearing all the others in the Apple Store, regardless of price.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unimpressed

    • Written by from Seattle

    I bought this because it was rated well but when I got it home and played it it sounded terrible. You are very limited by the three pre-determined EQ settings and they all sound like you are listening to AM radio in an old car. I tried it with compressed and uncompressed music from a variety of sources. Volume is good, packaging and set up are good / easy but if you want good fidelity you should look elsewhere. And for the price of getting a secone one to make a true stereo pair -- you might as well by the Bose unit. I'm taking this back today. Glad Apple has a good return policy(!).

    29 of 65 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great sound and amazing design

    • Written by from West Bloomfield

    I bought this little gem as an impulse purchase at our local Apple Store. Our Bose SoundDock Series 1 is a little dated, won't charge our iphone 4's and certainly NOT portable. I was intrigued by the design at first and now I'm thrilled with the sound. Pairing was easy! I enjoy taking the speaker all over the house and outside, without fear that a little rain will stop the fun. The charge lasts for hours and hours. I couldn't be more pleased with this purchase.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    INCREDIBLE Sound!!!

    • Written by from San Mateo

    This small Bluetooth speaker packs quite a punch! If you get a pair, it's surround sound. We had a party and it was the only speaker in the garden. I was even worried that the neighbors might come knocking on the door. The sound is quite solid and delivers a crisp sound. Bonus - it fits in the bottle holder of your bike and you can take it to the beach because it's water and stain resistant. Win win!

    14 of 15 people found this useful