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UE MEGABOOM Charcoal Black Wireless Mobile Bluetooth Speaker (Waterproof and Shockproof) + All-New Echo Dot (2nd Generation) - White
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- Freakishly amazing 360-degree sound with deep bass.For Audio Playback: Smartphones, tablets and other devices that support Bluetooth® and Bluetooth Smart® wireless audio profile [Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP)] or 3.5 mm audio output.
- Waterproof (IPX7) grab n' go shape that is shockingly light-1.93 pounds
- Say it to play it with Siri and Google Now voice integration on UE MEGABOOM
- Echo Dot (2nd Generation) is a hands-free, voice-controlled device that uses Alexa to play music, control smart home devices, provide information, read the news, set alarms, and more
- Connects to speakers or headphones through Bluetooth or 3.5 mm stereo cable to play music from Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, and TuneIn
- Controls lights, fans, switches, thermostats, garage doors, sprinklers, and more with compatible connected devices from WeMo, Philips Hue, Samsung SmartThings, Nest, ecobee, and others
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- Freakishly Amazing 360-degree sound with deep bass.
- Shockingly light go-anywhere waterproof shape**.
- Siri and Google Now voice integration—just say it to play it***.
- Tap to play, pause or skip songs***.
- 100 ft. Bluetooth wireless range and 20-hour rechargeable battery*.
- Works with Apple and Android Bluetooth-enabled devices.
- PartyUp lets you connect wirelessly to up to 150+ Ultimate Ears speakers*** and take your parties to a whole new level.
Ultimate Ears MEGABOOM
Portable Wireless Speaker with Freakishly Amazing 360-Degree Sound
Ultimate Ears MEGABOOM is a portable wireless speaker on steroids. Blast freakishly amazing 360-degree sound with deep, heart-pounding bass–everywhere you go. It has a waterproof** grab n’ go shape that is shockingly light– just 1.93 pounds. Take advantage of its long battery life and extended wireless range to start a rager wherever, whenever you need.
PartyUp from Ultimate Ears lets you connect wirelessly to up to 150+ Ultimate Ears speakers using the Ultimate Ears app***, so you can take your parties everywhere. Caves. Mountains. Lakes. Rooftops. You name it. So grab your friend’s speakers and your friend’s friend’s speakers and head to any location you can dream up to take the party to a whole new level.
And with Siri + Google Now voice integration on Ultimate Ears MEGABOOM, just say it to play it.***
Freakishly Amazing Sound
Designed to incite epic parties and minor riots, Ultimate Ears MEGABOOM blasts amazing 360-degree sound with deep, heart-pounding bass–everywhere you go.
Musical Mayhem on the Go
Go anywhere, start a rager anywhere. Ultimate Ears MEGABOOM has a waterproof (IPX7) grab n’ go shape.** Whether you’re dancing in the rain, barreling down a mountain or just causing mischief with friends, its durability and easy portability make it as spontaneous and crazy as you let it be.
**IPX7-rated waterproof (up to 30 minutes and a depth of 1 meter).
Designed for the Next Adventure
Bold, iconic design; 100 foot Bluetooth wireless range; 20-hour rechargeable battery*; ultra-fast micro USB charging. We designed Ultimate Ears MEGABOOM to make your musical adventures awesome and easy. You bring the friends, it’ll bring the music.
*Actual wireless range and battery life will vary with use, settings and environmental conditions. Rechargeable speakers have a limited number of charge cycles.
In Control with the App
You’d never walk all the way to your TV to turn it on and you shouldn’t have to with your wireless speaker either. Use the Ultimate Ears MEGABOOM app to control the party from afar and to unlock an expanding set of cool additional features like our musical alarm, fully customizable 5-band EQ, and Gesture Control*** — tap to play or pause, tap-tap to skip songs.
***Requires latest firmware and software update.
Pair Up to PartyUp
PartyUp from Ultimate Ears lets you connect wirelessly to up to 150+ Ultimate Ears speakers using the Ultimate Ears app***, so you can take your parties everywhere. So grab your friend’s speakers and your friend’s friend’s speakers and head to any location you can dream up to take the party to a whole new level.
Alexa Voice control with Amazon Echo Dot
Compatible with Amazon Echo Dot for Alexa voice control. Use hands-free voice control to ask Alexa to play music from Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio and TuneIn on your Ultimate Ears MEGABOOM.
- Platform agnostic, compatible with Android and Apple.
- For Audio Playback: Smartphones, tablets and other devices that support Bluetooth and Bluetooth Smart wireless audio profile [Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP)] or 3.5 mm audio output; NFC (passive) enabled devices—(works with active NFC enabled source devices *Android Jellybean and higher).
- For Phone Calls: Phones that support Bluetooth Hands-Free Profile (HFP1.5).
- Waterproof – IPX 7 rated: Ultimate Ears MEGABOOM can be immersed in liquid up to 1m for up to 30 minutes.
What’s in the Box?
- Ultimate Ears MEGABOOM.
- Micro USB cable.
- Power adapter.
- User guide.
|Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM||Ultimate Ears BOOM 2||Ultimate Ears MEGABOOM|
|Sound||Big ultra-portable sound||Bigger sound for any adventure||Massive sound on the go|
|Stream Music To Multiple Speakers At Same Time||DOUBLE UP 2 speakers||PARTY UP 150+ speakers||PARTY UP 150+ speakers|
|100 Ft/30 M Bluetooth Wireless Range**||✓||✓||✓|
|Rechargeable Battery Life**||10 hrs.||15 hrs.||20 hrs.|
|Compatible With Amazon Echo Dot For Alexa Voice Control||✓||✓||✓|
|Siri And Google Now Voice Control||-||✓||✓|
|Block Party (take turns playing music from 3 Bluetooth devices)||-||✓||✓|
|Wide Compatibility (works with most Bluetooth-enabled devices)||✓||✓||✓|
|*IPX7-rated waterproof (up to 30 minutes and a depth of 1 meter)||**Actual wireless range and battery life will vary with use, settings and environmental conditions. Rechargeable batteries have a limited number of charge cycles|
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With respect to sound quality the Megaboom sounds clean and remains fairly distortion free even at high volumes. The Infinity, Bose, and JBL Charge 2 all produce more low frequency bass than the Megaboom. The Megaboom produces fairly punchy upper bass, but the bass does not go very "deep". My Infinity One is very sensitive to speaker placement. Put the Infinity in a corner and it's bass response goes way up. The Megaboom is not nearly as sensitive to placement. When both speakers are in a corner the Infinity's bass response is much deeper and stronger than the Megaboom's bass response.
On the other hand, the Megaboom seems to be good at producing crisp treble. The Infinity One and Bose Mini both sound a bit muffled when compared to the Megaboom, which sounds very bright. The Pill XL has a nasal sound to it and sounds poor at low to mid volumes. I played test tones at the following link and the Megaboom was clearer and louder than the Infinity and Bose from 8k and up -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nklzAUrXSuM
The Megaboom allows you to run an app with some cool features and some limitations. You can update the speaker's firmware from the app, which is a great feature. The speaker also has a Smart Bluetooth feature that allows you to turn it on and off from the app and you can schedule an alarm to turn it on and off as well. The Smart Bluetooth feature consumes some battery power and it can be turned off if you don't need the remote on/off features. Be aware that a recharge cycle will _not_ complete successfully if Smart Bluetooth is off. If you attempt to recharge the speaker with Smart Bluetooth off the speaker will lock up and stop recharging after about 20 minutes. When that happens the LED recharge light will go out and the speaker will not turn on, you will have to unplug the speaker before you can turn it on or continue to recharge it. I strongly suggest always recharging with Smart Bluetooth on. **Edit** – The charging issue was resolved with a firmware update available June 2015.
The UE app has an EQ, but it does not work like a typical EQ does. If you attempt to boost something it just cuts other frequencies to create the "boost". For example, if you boost the lowest frequency for bass it doesn't actually boost the bass. It just cuts the other frequencies and the speaker loses volume. The end result is you turn the volume up higher with every frequency except bass cut so the bass seems "boosted". Consider the EQ as a set of filters that will only cut frequencies, it will not boost anything. I only have 1 speaker so I did not try the double-up options.
UE advertises the speaker as being able to produce 360 degree sound. The speaker has a much wider sound stage than the Infinity One, the Bose Mini, and the JBL Charge 2, but I would not call it 360 degrees. It is closer to 270 degrees because there is definitely a dead spot when the volume buttons are facing you. Frequency response is fairly uniform in all other positions, but it does sound best if one driver is facing you. With that being said, the Megaboom is certainly much less directional than the other speakers I have used.
The Megaboom is a nice speaker, but I deducted one point for the recharging issue with Smart Bluetooth off (to save battery power) and the poor EQ implementation. If you only plan to use the speaker indoors, you prefer bass over treble, and you don't need very high volumes then you will be happier with the Infinity One or the Bose Mini. If you want a speaker that you can take outdoors, you prefer treble response over bass response, you want high volumes, and you want a very long battery run time then the Megaboom might be perfect for you.
** Update 6/11/2015 **
I noticed that there was a new firmware version available in the UE app. I applied the update and the speaker now charges properly with Bluetooth Smart off. Battery life continues to impress me. 50% volume plays for over 48 hours and 1 or 2 steps down from 100% plays for over 7 hours. The Bluetooth range is more impressive than the range of my Infinity One. I can leave my iPad on the second floor of my house and walk all around the first floor of my house and in my garage without any drop outs. I was very happy to see the charging issue resolved with the firmware update so I decided to change my overall rating to 5 stars. Most manufacturers don’t even offer the ability to update a speaker’s firmware.
At home, I continued researching and I came across OontZ Angle 3XL ULTRA. One of the reviewers claimed to listen to it side by side with the JBL and wrote he and his friends picked it over the JBL for loudness and bass. I am not looking for loudness (though it can’t hurt) but I am looking for a rich and full sound. I decided to order the JBL and the Oontz. Today I was listening to the Sony, UE, JBL and Oontz side by side and here are my conclusions:
#4 Sony SRS X-33: my little Sony still have an amazing sound, it just that it’s small and so is the sound.
#3 OontZ Angle 3XL ULTRA: while louder than the Sony, the highs are not as clear as the JBL or UE and the lows are better than the UE but don’t come nearly close to the JBL (thank you dishonest reviewer with an agenda to glorify an undeserving speaker for probably personal profit)
#2 UE Megaboom: the highs and mids of this speakers are fantastic and better then the JBL by a small margin. The design, waterproof built, size, battery charge via any micro USB are far superior to the JBL but the sound is missing on lows big time. Placing the speaker in a corner helps, but still, no pronounced base. More like a ghost of a bass.
#1 JBL Extreme: while twice as heavy and large with an inferior tech in comparison to the UE, this was my speaker of choice. The sound is so rich and full, much superior to all the rest I tested. It worth noting it can get real loud and still sound fantastic. There are more features I didn’t mention like internal battery life and spec that does make a difference but I focused on what’s matters, the sound.