Why people love it
  • Omni-directional audio makes it sound like you've got a surround sound system
  • Water-resistant, durable design
  • Can be inter-connected for true surround sound
Cons

Sound turns shrill on full volume.

Details

The Ultimate Ears Boom speaker projects sound in every direction with it's 360 degree design, allowing you to fill an entire room with sound. The UE Boom is water resistant, so you could carry this with you anywhere you go and not have to worry about getting it wet. If you buy a second speaker you could have them connect and play in stereo sound. You can get up to 15 hours of playback thanks to the rechargeable battery. Accompanied with the UE Booms app on your smart device you can even set an alarm so you can wake up to your favorite music.

Performance: You'd be amazed by how loud Bluetooth speakers can get, and this is no exception! Crank the volume up to full blast, and though the sound may have heavier highs and less bass, you get very loud, distortion-free sound. Turn it back down to a moderate range, and the bass punches through audibly. If you want a great balance, keep the speaker volume down.

It's the omni-directional audio that makes this speaker rock! The sound is blasted 360-degrees, reverberating all around you, making it sound like a true surround sound system. Want to turn it into actual surround sound? UE Boom speakers can be paired up to have multiple speakers in the same room.

The speaker is IPX7 water- and dust-proof, surprisingly durable, and can handle a lot of outdoor use. But it's at its best when indoors, as that's when you get the truly immersive surround sound experience, even if you only have one speaker.

Features: The speaker is designed to pair easily with your Bluetooth devices, and features a 50-foot range and 15-hour battery life--well above industry average. You can easily switch songs, take a call, or adjust the audio from your phone. All in all, it's user-friendly!

It can also be connected to Amazon Alexa using Echo Dot, offering total control over the Alexa device from the UE speaker. It's great for playing music from your Spotify, Amazon, iHeartRadio, and other online playlists using voice control.

Price: At just under $150, this is definitely one of the pricier speakers on our list, but so worth it if you want to fill your space (large or small) with quality sound that mimics a surround sound speaker system.

 

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