Top positive review
Good so far but...
Reviewed in the United States on October 3, 2018
After you pair the speaker it will prompt you to install the app (iOS at least) and I did. Tried out the EQ and something was off. I swiped back to Standard and the speaker came back to life. Hmm, all I did was bump the bass and treble so I reset the Custom and as soon as I made the sliders go up at all the thing threw a limiter at me and dropped the loudness instantly. It's a really aggressive limiter but if the goal is to make sure you never distort the speaker it will achieve that at the compromise of getting the sound you want at the same volume. So, if you think your speaker sounds quiet, you probably touched the EQ. Put it back to standard and listen how much louder it is.
The audio person in me says HANDS OFF UE, but as a product designer – ugh, I get it. Majority will never notice, care or think anything negative of their experience using it. I'd say that last sentence is important to remember in your decision as this speaker is extremely well built, sounds great, floats and will not disappoint.
Docking a star for the heavy handed DSP being used but if an update brings the ability to go into an advanced mode I'll change that.