Ultimate Ears BOOM 2 Portable Waterproof & Shockproof Bluetooth Speaker - Patches
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|Model Name||BOOM 2|
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It’s the waterproof wireless speaker that blasts loud, immersive 360-degree sound. Rain or shine, Ultimate Ears BOOM 2 instigates spontaneous adventures anywhere.
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|Connectivity Technology||Bluetooth, wireless||Bluetooth||Bluetooth||Bluetooth||bluetooth||wireless|
|Item Dimensions||2.50 x 2.50 x 7.00 inches||2.87 x 2.87 x 7.24 inches||9.10 x 3.50 x 3.50 inches||4.20 x 4.60 x 5.30 inches||8.80 x 3.30 x 3.30 inches||2.75 x 2.75 x 7.08 inches|
|Item Weight||1.20 lbs||1.34 lbs||1.80 lbs||1.32 lbs||1.20 lbs||1.20 lbs|
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Ultimate Ears BOOM 2 is the 360 degree wireless speaker that blasts loud, insanely great sound with deep, powerful bass in every direction–everywhere you go. It was designed to get wet, muddy, and beat up. PartyUp allows you to wirelessly connect to up to 50 Ultimate Ears speakers and takes your party where no other sound system can go. Caves. Mountains. Lakes. Rooftops. You name it. It's waterproof*, shockproof and crafted from the sexiest and most uninhibited premium materials in the known universe. And with Siri + Google Now voice integration***, you just open your mouth and use your words — so instead of reaching for your phone, you can pick up BOOM 2 so nothing comes between you and the music. *IPX7 rated waterproof (up to 30 minutes and a depth of 1 meter). ** Requires latest firmware & software update.
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UPDATE: Unfortunately my Boom 2 stopped connecting via Bluetooth after 6 months of service. I received excellent customer service from Amazon and received my replacement yesterday. I did miss my speaker. Good to have one again. It works great with my Tablet when I don't feel like earbuds. Dilly.
Update 2: 4/14/18: The replacement speaker I received never worked properly. The on/off and connection/disconnection sound the speaker is supposed to make never worked. This concerned me but because the Bluetooth function worked I let it slide. That was a mistake. I don't know if I received a remanufactured Boom 2 speaker or what but 40 days after getting it (10 days past my return date) the Bluetooth feature failed to connect on this one too. I tried all of my Bluetooth devices with no joy. That makes me 0 for 2 with these speakers. Strange because my cousin's Boom 2 is still going strong. Not only that but he has two Mega Boom speakers that are working well. They did drastically reduce the price of both the Boom 2 and especially the Mega Boom speakers at many audio/video stores a couple of months ago. Maybe it was just my turn to get "screwed in the drive thru." My speaker still works by an audio cable but that sorta defeats the purpose don't it. It also cancels the extra features that come with the Boom Ultra Ears app. It sucks to be me.
What first sold me was being in a Verizon store, waiting to have my new work phone cloned and thought the music playing through their PA system was really good sounding. Thinking they must have had a BOSE sound system, then I found out it was one of these (just one) sitting on top of a display rack in the middle of the showroom filling the room with what I thought were high-end ceiling speakers.
Though that wasn't enough, I needed resilience due to my filthy work environment. Even in the office, magic black carbonated filth makes it's way in and ruins everything, and I'm not a big fan of cloth mesh.
What closed the deal was when I watched a couple YouTube video reviews. One in particular where a guy tossed his model in a mud puddle while it was playing, then washed it off in the kitchen sink. That sold me on it's use at my work. I can clean it periodically with a soft dish brush and mild soap.
Sound is subjective to people. I don't think anyone's gonna be satisfied when it comes to speakers of this size. You're not gonna get the best of all worlds in something the size of a 22-ounce beer can. One company puts such an emphasis on bass, but it causes a drop in mids. Another is good for vocals, but bass is muddy and muffled. I prefer a clarity where I know the bass is there, but it doesn't mean I have to feel it to be satisfied. The downloaded app will allow a user to tweak the settings to their liking with the EQ feature. I keep mine on "Confined Space" and it does well in my office, which isn't confined.
The build is rock solid feeling. I didn't think I was gonna use the *slap* feature for pausing music. But low and behold, an incoming call comes in and it's quicker to pick up the speaker and smack it than it is for my iPad to keep trying to read my fingerprint in order to pause through whatever streaming app is being used. About my streaming app, I subscribed to their monthly paid service so I can get a full 320Kbs quality to do this speaker it's well-deserved justice.
Something I noticed when doing my homework is a stronger marketing on the feature where one can link many of these together for a full-out house party, rather than it's better features. Don't know about most people, but there's not many (if any) people in my circle that would see justification in spending this kind of money on a Bluetooth speaker. Must be a generational thing where someone has a three-digit priced speaker but can't make their car payment. To each is own.
This little treasure contributes to my favorite part of the work day. That's when business is closed, I'm the only one left in the building when I can be uninterrupted, get into my zone and bang out three hours of administrative paperwork in 45-minutes. All while listening to my choice of music in really good quality.
Three weeks into having it, average 1-2 hours a day, five days a week and it's only at fifty percent. I read where some people haven't been as lucky with battery life.
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I fought the urge to hang up the call, I knew that would bring emergency services out to my home. I told them I was so sorry, I phoned by accident. They still had to take my info and asked, "do you know how you mistakenly called 911?" I frantically told them what happened, they did not seem very impressed. "So there is no emergency?" She asked, I could hear her eyes rolling. After hanging up, realizing how frantic I must have sounded, I spend the next 15 minutes wondering if police were still going to show up, guns-a-blazing. They didn't, thank God. Anyway, it did give me my adrenaline rush for the day.
Update July 2018: Device no longer charges. Very disappointed with this product. The premium price can't really be justified for me at this point. My Anker speaker is still going strong at a fraction of the price.
I like to keep one in the shower for bathroom parties, and the other one in my office, to annoy fellow co-workers with Christmas music in July.
Cons: mine, like apparently many other reviewers' on here, didn't hold a charge. I could not charge the product, despite everything implying that it was working. I could keep the product plugged in and playing but even then it appeared to be draining the battery (there is a battery indicator on the app).
I returned it as, after having read other reviews, I decided that this charging problem is too common an issue. I'll be looking for another speaker and it could still be an Ultimate Ears one, but not this particular model.
Very loud speaker. The sound quality is extremely sharp and clear , the bass is very good but have to admit not as deep as a Bose. It can fill a large room with high quality sound with very little distortion at the very top of it's limit.
The body of this speaker is very rugged and is made of high quality rubber (I accidentally dropped it from the top of a 5ft shelf to the cement floor and the is no damage what so ever...really) I really doubt any Bose speaker can take that or any speaker in this category for that matter.
If you want a good quality speaker and can take a beating then this is the one you should get. Highly recommend (this is my third bluetooth speaker..the others are from Bose and Sony)
Lastly....the battery is also surprisingly undrainable (I meant it lasts a long time)
Bottom line. Very portable combine with great sound and ruggedness are qualities that cannot be ignored when shopping for a blue tooth speaker.
My review is never biased.
The packaging is really good and comes with three adaptors to charge it with international power sockets.
If you don't won't water resistance then you should go with the Ue boom 1 and save some money as the sound quality is pretty much the same. With the boom 2 you can tap the top side of it to pause and play music which you couldn't with the earlier boom 1 and can also access Siri or google assistant with the boom 2.
But seriously lacks bass, which was so disappointing after spending about a 10k that I had to return it and buy the other better alternatives for the same price, without the alarm feature, but amazing bass.
The sound is decent for a Bluetooth speaker, it certainly fills a room or an outdoor picnic. The in-app equalizer allows you to get better control over the sound output. Battery lasts close to 15 hours, but as expected varies depending on how loud you play it. The speaker is loud, and will not distort at the loudest setting. Which is important.
Fairly poor low-end reponse.
All in all, a good speaker and I'm happy with my purchase.