Ultimate Ears BOOM 2
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From Logitech: UE Boom 2.0 Portable Bluetooth Speaker
“It totally rocks,” “This thing is awesome,” and “Great sounds from such a small speaker!” That's what our customers had to say about the original Ultimate Ears BOOM. We can only imagine their reaction to the improved Ultimate Ears BOOM 2. This portable Bluetooth speaker still has the original's 100-foot Bluetooth range and a built-in rechargeable battery that delivers up to 15 hours of operation. But now there's more.
The BOOM 2 isn't just water-resistant — it's waterproof. It can be submerged down to a meter for up to a half an hour, and still rock the party when you fish it out of the pool. And that protective covering is dirt-proof, too, so you can use the BOOM 2 at the beach. And it's also shockproof, so if it takes a tumble with you off your BMX bike, your tunes will keep playing.
Two 1-5/8" full-range drivers give you full-bodied sound, with two 2" passive radiators to kick out the bass. And the system delivers a full 360° soundfield. So no matter where you stand, your music will sound good.
The app also lets you pair two BOOM 2 speakers for two-channel stereo. It also lets you adjust your speaker's EQ settings, and even use the BOOM 2 as your wake-up alarm. You can download the free app at the Apple® iTunes® Store or Google Play.
When your smartphone or tablet isn't close by, you can use the super simple control buttons on the BOOM 2. Those big plus and minus signs on the side aren't decorative – they're the volume controllers. Tap the top of the BOOM 2 to play, tap twice to skip the song. It's that easy.
Janet, Charles Town, WV
Average Customer Review(s):
This is a great little speaker. Wonderful sound, easy to set up, easy to transport, and holds its charge well. I've had no problems with this unit so far.
As good as our original one which burned in the Carr Fire.
so far, so good. only 4 stars for now, we've had it 2 weeks. Does everything they say, we use it on our back porch in the evenings. Easy to use, simple. Hope to add another soon.
Pros: simple and easy to use Great sound
I bought one for myself and one for my daughter. The battery life is great and the sound is powerful. My daughter rocks out so hard with it that I have to go bang on her upstairs bedroom door to get her to turn it down. Really impressed with the sound quality and the volume. I carry it all over my house so I have music with me.
Pros: Battery life, sound, volume, portability
Cons: None so far.
The Boom 2 Exceeded all expectations, great value!!
Good quality, and clear. Battery life is decent
I got this speaker in the Cherry Bomb design - love the color! Very easy to set up with multiple devices. Overall great sound quality for reasonable price.
Love this speaker! My friend has the bigger one (MegaBoom I believe) but I think the sound quality is the same and I love the size of this speaker. We have been taking it with us to the pool, outside in the backyard, even in the bathroom for tub time for the kids. I'm definitely bringing it with me when we go on vacation as well. I'm so happy I bought this speaker, it was well worth the money! Crutchfield also delivered quickly and I wil order from this company again.
Pros: Sound quality, size, wireless, waterproof
Easy set up. Easy operation and great sound. Love this product
Bought this based on reviews, and somewhat disappointed. I don't know where the 15 hours of battery time comes from. We took this to the beach and even on full charges on 3 different days never got more than about 5-6 hours before it was complaining about "critical battery level" and shut down, and we weren't even running it at full volume, AND this thing is brand new!!! I hate to see what it does after a year of use and the batteries start losing capacity. If you're depending on it for battery duration, better carry a spare USB charging battery. The sound was good, but really lost it's punch at any more than about 30 feet away, so the 100' bluetooth range is useless if it can't drive enough volume to be heard that far away.
Pros: Nice sound while you have it.
Cons: Terrible battery life (only about 5-6 hours); bluetooth range may be great, but you can't hear it at that distance anyway, so really doesn't matter.
Third UE Boom. I live on the road and this is the best speaker for travel and great sound.....
Great product, received very quickly
terrific sound. helps make the south texas summers bearable while working in the garden. great service from you folks.
I am loving my new product. I just leave it in my office as my main computer speaker. Then, I just grab it and go when I want something outside ... Works great!
Pros: No wires.
Cons: None so far.
This speaker rocks and is waterproof!!!
Pros: Loud, rich bass, waterproof
Love it... Use it all the time on my back patio. No problem with Bluetooth setup. Does lack bass but that is trivial to the overall sound.. great buy
Pros: Portability, sound quality
Cons: Bass.. but definitely not a deal breaker
Great sound for a reasonable price. We take it everywhere.
This speaker is durable and very portable. For what it is, it sounds pretty decent (at least compared to its direct competition). The sound is pretty well balanced and not overly boomy like most of the speakers in this class. The bluetooth range is the best I've seen. Battery life is very good and lasts me around 10 hours at moderate volumes.
I really like the sound and water proof feature. I bought 2 to pair for outdoor coverage. They dont pair to each other very well.
Pros: Portabiliry. Water proof
Cons: Dont pair together very well
The UE BOOM 2 was very easy to program and the sound is very good.
Awesom speaker. Sounds great and very easy to pair. I will have to purchase another one. A must have for summer trip to the beach, picnics and even jaunts o some island hideaway; I reside in the state of Washington and we have islands galore.
Pros: Waterproof, great sound.
Amazing product at an amazing price! Crystal clear sound!
Pros: Immediate Bluetooth connectivity! Incredible sound quality!
Cons: Wish it was a touch louder...especially when sitting on the beach on a windy day
Haven't had the opportunity to run this speaker through it's paces yet. But my first impression is a good one audio wise. Though I have seemed to find a major negative when played like I do. LOUD!! Sound is crisp for a speaker this size. And with its 360° sound it stays that way no matter where you are at the time. Plenty of volume/loudness to be had also. Already owned the JBL Flip4 and the UE Boom sounds cleaner to me. However, the battery life did not impress me at all! My JBL most definitely outlasts in that category. May have gotten 3.5HRS out of the UE playing music at max volume. Which is my norm. Will give it the benefit of the doubt as to whether its battery was fully charged. Will see in future listenings.
Pros: Great sound and easy layout.
Cons: Battery life per charge was way shorter than expected.
Very happy with the speaker. Solid, portable, sounds great. Excellent customer service from Crutchfield.
I've had an assortment of Bluetooth portable speakers, some costing 3 times as much. This speaker outperforms them all sonically, and connects quickly without issue. I'll buy another one.
Pros: Sound, connectivity, multiple speakers can synch together.
Exactly what I was looking for when gifting a Bluetooth speaker. I was also very thrilled when I received my package in less than 24 hours of ordering it! Great quality of speaker, even better company to order from. Thanks Crutchfield!
While waiting on a new cell phone to be programmed in the Mobile store, I became aware of awesome sounding music that was filling the entire store. I discovered it was coming from a UE Boom 2. I knew I had to get one. It is hard to believe just how good music sounds coming from this relatively small device. I connected Amazon Alexa to it for Prime Music, Pandora, etc. It all sounds great. I am very pleased with this purchase.
Pros: Connects easily to any blue tooth device. The app makes controlling this speaker very easy. Awesome sound.
Cons: Dropped blue tooth connection 2 or 3 times when I first got it.
Great sound from a small package. The durability is also very impressive.
Great speaker. Solidly built. Connects with my iPad and phone without a problem.
Excellent product. I found it easy to pair with my Samsung Galaxy 7.Great sound. Truly an amazing product.
The value is strong. Crisp sound. Can fill a room well. The phone app is a nice value add. Recommended.
Pros: Does jazz well. Crisp
Cons: A bit more bottom needed
Great product. Simple to use. Sound is very good for "mono" and the speakerphone capability is very nice!
Speaker living up to its hype. Arrived on time. Good quality for the price.
Pros: Sounds good. Looks good. Easy to use.
Cons: Could us a little more bass.
Great Bluetooth speaker. Solidly built. Connects with my iPad and phone without a problem. Plenty of volume and bass response is acceptable . Would recommend it without any reservations.
Pros: Solidly built. Great sound. Connects to my devices quickly.
Purchased speaker for by the pool. Build quality is good, disappointed with the bass. Purchased on sale, it's a little pricey for what you get. You will definitely need 2 for stereo sound.
Pros: Easy set up. All around descent sound.
Cons: If you want a lot of bass don't by this speaker. Over priced for what you get.
Good speaker for outdoor activities. Great to listen to music in the shower. Completely waterproof, drop proof, sand proof. Easy to clean very nice in touch. Easily connects to any bluetooth device and other UE speakers. But it lacks sound quality compared to ther portable speakers, just doesnt have that bass.
Pros: Good for outdoor use. Water proof, drop proof , dirt proof. No worries about it when you take it ousside.
Cons: Sound quality. No bass.
I have another UE Boom and bought another to connect and have "stereo" buyer beware - you do not get stereo. You must add second speaker each time you use it and it is not that easy I have trouble Everytime I try to connect them
Pros: Sounds great, size, battery life
Cons: Connecting speakers must be done Everytime you turn them on...Not as easy as advertized
The UE Boom 2 is one of the greatest sounding bluetooth speakers I've ever heard. Excellent high's and tremendous bass covers the whole sound experience. Seriously thinking about purchasing a second one for some kick "A" stereo sound. Holds a charge very well, cannot think of a single complaint about this little butt kicker. Rock n Roll' Baby!!!
Pros: Absolutely Excellent!!!
Awesome sound ! Easy to connect. I use both singular and pair two together for stereo !
This is a great little speaker for the money. So far it's been very reliable. Battery life is wonderfully long. Very easy to use. Seems rugged and the fact that it's waterproof is a real plus. If you're look for the best sound you probably need to spend more money, but for a convenient, portable, decent sounding little bluetooth speaker, I don't think you can go wrong.
Works very well. I purchased this for my daughter, who uses it at the pool and loves it.
We were looking for a speaker we could pack for traveling. Not only is this speaker compact and easily put in a suitcase but has terrific sound as well. Ideal for our travel needs
Pros: Compact. Great sounds for its size
So, this is my second bluetooth speaker with my first being the Big Jambox. What I most like about the JamBox is the great sound that fills my large backyard with tunes. What I most dislike is the fact that it is really for indoors and has taken some dings moving it around. The UE Boom 2 while having a smaller footprint has every bit the sound quality of the JamBox. It is a easier to transport, takes a bit of a beating, and is both dust and water resistant. If you are looking for a great bluetooth speaker in the middle/premium price range, this is it. Buy this with confidence and enjoy!
Pros: Great Sound, Portability, Dust/Waterproof, Battery Life
Cons: Lack of track controls on speaker
I have bought & owned numerous wireless speakers but the UE BOOM 2 is AWESOME. I put it outside while I was washing my truck and one of my neighbors couldn't believe the sound coming from this speaker. He thought I had put a speaker outside from my home stereo. You can download the app and customize the sound to your own personal taste. I'm so glad I made my purchase while it was still on sale. I was a little skeptical at first and waited until the last day of the sale before I decided to get it. I'll probably get another one and pair them for stereo sound, but if I don't I'm more than satisfied with the one speaker.
LOVE IT! Great sound and so simple to use. This is my second one after my first got lost in a move. I bought one for my daughter and she loves us too for use by the pool. My husband bought other brands that don't even come close to sound and ease of use. The battery lasts for hours.
Pros: Great sound, volume, battery life
Great sound for its size, fits perfect in my newly remodeled bathroom and shower.
Pros: Easy set up and simple to use.
Have already used it for a couple of "porch parties" and everyone was impressed with the sound quality. Yes, it doesn't have major bass, but when everyone is chatting and this is used as "background" to help set the mood of the gathering, it does a great job. Only slam would be I would have preferred a paper manual for the set up, but after downloading the app, I was able to get the speaker up and running without difficulty.
Pros: Good sound Long play time
Cons: Bass quality is good -- No paper manual; app a bit unclear
This is an impressive little speaker and very versatile. It has a great sound for its size. wish it had more bass but it just cant for something this size. My only complaint as with most electronics is the lack of proper operating instructions. As with most products you have to use the web for information.
Pros: Lots of features..waterproofing and durable..Pretty good sound for its size
Cons: A little pricey and lack of proper operating instructions...had it for a couple weeks,no issues so far
It is loud and just what I needed for my bathroom
These speakers are absolutely great! They hold a charge really well, charge quickly when you do run out, and sound great. The bass on the speakers is strong but not overwhelming. The sound really fills the room and is also perfect for outdoors since it's waterproof. It comes with an app so you can turn the speaker on/off with the app and see the battery level right from your phone. If you're looking for a bluetooth speaker that you can use anywhere with great sound, then this is the one I'd recommend for you!
I bought two of these, red one for my wife and blue one for my son. They both love the speaker, surprisingly the speaker put out very good sound, deep bass and when we pair both of them together in the spa, the sound is even more awesome. I highly recommend it!
LOVE THE BOOMS! They double up and are small and portable which we needed. They also put out great sound, couldn't be happier-
Pros: Small, portable, good sound quality, loud, sleek, easy to use once you get them going, plenty of battery life for day to day
Cons: Setting up the Double up feature was difficult at first but once we sorted it outcome it's been a breeze. No complaints at all otherwise.
UE Boom 2 is fantastic. A solid piece of equipment, easy to use, easier to set up. Waterproof and the clarity is GREAT!
Pros: Easy, solid, clear.
Cons: Absolutely none! I'd buy again and recommend to anyone.
I would give a 4.9. The only problem is since it's Bluetooth through your phone or i-pad, if you get an email. It disrupts the music for a second..other than that, I LOVE the speakers. I bought two of them and paired them so I could play music in multiple rooms.
Pros: Good sound, portable, outdoor use, pair with another speaker
Cons: Incoming email notifications disrupt music.
Overall great product. Have recommended to friends. Room filling sound with no distortion. Exactly what I wanted. Primary use in the bathroom.
Pros: Great battery life. Use the app to remotely turn on and off multiple speakers. Really good sound considering the size. Waterproof is perfect for the bathroom. When 2 speakers are in a Party they work very well in stereo sound!
Cons: When using 2 at once, even though I have "Sticky Party" or whatever the settings called Enabled, only 1 speaker turns on, then I need to add the second to the Party. Sometimes twice if it doesn't react quick enough.
Quality craftsmanship and sound - solid purchase.
Pros: Craftsmanship and sound
Cons: Tap feature to skip tracks a little finicky but overall great BT speaker.
Nice speaker. Very easy to set up, decent sound with nice volume.
Pros: Ease of setup
Great speaker! It's so good it's my 2nd one I've bought. Great to bring anywhere, waterproof and rugged enough to handle campsites, hikes and even when I paddleboard. Bass is good and sounds clear all the time. Def recommend
While the sound is great, we have experienced distortion and connection issues when paired with an LG G4 (the phone of the person the Boom 2 was purchased for), however it works well with an LG G5, iPad, and Mac book pro. Setup is very easy, and volume is very good for such a small device.
Pros: Good, full sound Easy setup Holds charge well
Cons: Connection issue with older Android device (LG G4)
I LOVE this speaker. I take it to the beach and you can easily hear it over the wind and waves.
Pros: Waterproof, Loud, easy connectivity.
Cons: None so far.
There is a lot of technology packed into this little sound machine. There are some notable improvements over the original. Paring is simple, app control is easy and the speaker phone feature has made this my new office tool. But the truly amazing thing is the quality of the sound that comes out of this little cylinder!
Pros: Love the size and the features and the sound quality
Cons: Haven't identified on yet
This is an amazing little Bluetooth speaker. You can take it anywhere and only be worried about the device you are streaming from; will play underwater. It is very loud and compact in size. I bought one for everybody in the house and we can sink them together to all play from the same source. When all four of us get together, we are a force to be reckoned with!
Pros: Capable to sink with up to 100 other Booms to play from a single source Long battery life from single charge Small but loud Durable Waterproof
Cons: Not cheap
I've had this unit for 3weeks and it works great and sounds great . I see it at home and work mainly off of my Samsung s6active .being we live in hilo Hawaii it's come in handy that it's waterproof the out of nowhere rain showers that pop up are no problem it works great even in the rain .
Great sound for its size. Easy to use.
Connected to iMac via bluetooth. After playing consistently for a few minutes, connection became bad and was intermittent with skipping. Contacted UE service via phone. Spoke to person who told me that when connecting with a desktop, I needed to manually download software updates. I did this, but had no improvement. Connected via bluetooth to an iPad to make sure it was not a bluetooth issue with my desktop. Same unacceptable result. Began slow back and forth correspondence via e-mail with UE service who made suggestions to try things I had already tried. I gave up and was pleased with Crutchfield service allowing me to exchange the speaker for a different product. Would rate this zero stars if possible. Bad product; bad service from manufacturer.
Very pleased with the sound quality and it's structure. Am definitely recommending it to my friends and how great my service from Crutchfield was!
Great product, great sound!
Pros: Great sound, easy to use.
Cons: Carton storage box, I wish it comes in a hard opening storage box, like the ones my nephew bought at a T-mobile store.
Very good sound. Price was right too.
I really like these little speakers! I initially bought two, and ended up adding a couple more. My family makes fun of me because I carry them around the house with me so that I can listen to music while I wash the dishes, brush my teeth, shave, etc. I took them outside for a New Year's barbecue, and everyone enjoyed the music from four directions. I also plan to regularly use these around the pool when the weather warms up since they're waterproof. The Android app can be a little finicky when connecting to all speakers in PartyUp mode (remember, I have four), but I'm always able to get it working. UE regularly pushes out app and firmware updates, so I'm satisfied that they are actively working on any bugs and even adding new capabilities. Don't expect to get big bass out of such small speakers, but they do sound good and get plenty loud. Battery like is awesome. And using my phone to remotely turn them on and off and control the volume is incredibly nice. Yeah, you can get cheap bluetooth speakers for a lot cheaper, but you won't be able to control more than one and you won't have all the wonderful features.
Pros: Pretty good sound for such small speakers - they get plenty loud Excellent battery life Remote on/off and volume from your phone Keep adding more speakers in PartyUp mode for bigger sound Good vendor support with app and firmware updates
Cons: Lack of bass - as if you could get much bass out of these tiny things Apps requires some patience to get all speakers going in PartyUp mode I wish I could use four speakers in a dual-stereo configuration I need a six-pack beer bottle carton to carry them around conveniently. ;-)
Impressive sound for a small speaker. More boom in smaller rooms. Not sure yet it will be what I'm looking for in boom outdoors. Very solid build. Im pretty sure a second one is in the near future for left, right speaker sound. I'm pleased! Also love free shipping and dealing with crutchfield. My LGflat screen is next.
Customer service was great in helping me use my Gift Card and helping me place my order. The UE boom is great and has a great sound. I love using it in every room. Can't wait to use it this summer outside..
I have three Windows 10 computers and two Android phones. This speaker has beautiful tone for its size but works only with one of the phones. Windows10 computers, even with a plug-in Bluetooth device, are not able to pair with it. I went through all the instructions and documentation as well as several troubleshooting guides, all to no avail. I will not return it since I'm sure that someday I'll figure it out, but I am not an electronics wizard and I have neither time nor the inclination to spend any more hours trying to solve the problem. I will be able to use it in my 20 year old truck along with the phone. So it's not a total loss.
Pros: Fantastic sound, portable. Great for casual use.
Cons: Will not work with my Windows 10 computers which was my main purpose in buying this speaker.
I received the UE BOOM 2 about a week ago and have used it pretty much every day. It was a replacement for a Klipsch KMC 1 that has good sound and volume, but was just too bulky for my use. The BOOM 2 has an app that makes powering on and off a breeze and connecting to my iPhone easy, it also tells you the battery percentage. The micro USB charging port is much more convenient than the Klipsch non USB charging port. After 10 hours today, the battery died for me on the BOOM 2. The Klipsch must have a massive battery as it has never died on me. I will have to watch the Battery meter and recharge as necessary. The bluetooth has very good range. The sound quality and volume surprised me for a speaker this small. I run and drive mobile cranes and they are loud when driving and volume is essential. I was concerned that I wouldn't be able to hear it but that is definitely not a problem. So far the UE BOOM 2 is an impressive small speaker with some great added features.
Pros: small size good volume and sound UE app micro USB charging port
For the size of these speakers, the sound is amazing. I have zero complaints with the sound generated from my phone. But even more amazing is the sound I get with two connected UE Boom 2 speakers in stereo mode using the UE Boom app. That combination deliveries an extremely nice portable stereo system that I can quickly setup in any room, allowing me to listen to my music without headphones. And because of the extended Bluetooth range, the "stereo" controls are next to me no matter where I'm located in the room. I never thought I'd get that from Bluetooth speakers, but the UE Boom 2 really does deliver.
Great sound, very impressive for size. Have it hooked to echo dot and it's automatic when I turn it on. Maybe it's not for the 1% audiophile, but works great for my needs. Only complaint is the 100 ft supposed range. Loses connection at far end of house. Like the red collar- also have boom 1.
Great sound. Rugged. Reasonably priced (when on sale).
Love it! Easy to use and setup. Nice size for portability. Great sound plus equalizer settings. Alarm clock function is nice (use the App). Received this for Christmas and haven't charged it since. Using it a bit every day. "Tap" controls are a little harder (like "hits"). Don't really like that part. Otherwise, impressive!
Pros: Size Ease of use/Setup Blends in with decor
Cons: Shape is nice & good size but might not be stable on moving objects (round) but very nice on solid/still surfaces.
Awesome for the beach. Good sound.
Pros: Good sound. Great for outdoors.
The battery life is not longer than the product said
I got this for my daughter for Christmas she loves it. great little speaker. sounds really good might get one more for my shop
Pros: great speaker, nice sound and portable
Great sounding speaker. The bass is not that great but is expected from a speaker of that size. It is super loud and can fill a whole room with your music. I use it in the shower without any problems.
Pros: Portable, loud, long lasting battery, able to skip and pause music just by tapping the to of speaker
Cons: Lacks deep full bass
I had been using a JBL charge and the UE Boom is a big step up. It's sound clarity is excellent for a small light weight Bluetooth speaker. Having the ability to equalize based on musical type is a big plus. This was an excellent purchase!
Pros: Sound quality and equalizer.
Great speaker. I bought it for our float trips and to have around work.... It is so good that my fiancé has now taken it over and I haven't seen it much since. I guess we will have to buy another one.
Pros: Small and portable
Cons: Not as much bass as the Megaboom
I love this little speaker. I picked up a UE Roll this spring and took it everywhere so when the Boom 2 went on sale over black Friday picking one up was a no brainer. It's got a nice big sound in a relatively small package. The charge lasts for a long time and it fits into most water bottle pockets (and the bottle holder on my bike). The sound quality is surprisingly good out of such a small speaker and it gets really loud if you need to hear it over a lot of noise. The customizable EQ via the UE Boom app is a great feature, too.
Pros: Battery life, sound quality, custom EQ, waterproof
Great Sound! Internal battery runs and runs and runs without recharging. Very happy with this purchase.
Pros: Great sound, very portable, battery last for hours and hours at higher volume. UE interface app works well.
The UE Boom 2 is amazing for such a small size. absolutely no distortion but mega boom does have better sound over the boom 2.
Pros: loud and clear sound, great price.
Cons: lacks some bass if you like super heavy bass. mega boom would be your better option
Pros: Big sound!!!!
Compact, rugged, easy to use -- all with crisp , loud as you want sound! Glad Santa brought me one!
I used this all day while fall gardening. Simple to use and sounds great. I liked it so much I bought an additional unit to pair. I love this unit.
Pros: Very Portable. Solid bluetooth connectivity. Long life on charge.
*I'll preface this review by saying, I haven't spent much time with the equalizer and it may help my sound quality* This thing is loud. Really loud. The only downfall I have found is sound quality starts to get pretty distorted at full volume. Now, when do you need to listen at full volume? I honestly couldn't tell you when that would be needed. At about 75% it is enough to fill about 600 square feet of our house (open kitchen/living room). I've also watched some Netflix on it and the "surround sound" quality is pretty spectacular. You can hear conversations great and rainfall in the background is crystal clear. Again, at 75% volume this thing is a 5* plus. However, one of it's "calling cards" is volume and at max volume, it's more of a toy than musical brilliance. Would I buy it again? I would. I think with some playing around and maybe even adding a 2nd one, it will be nearly perfect.
Got the blue. Love it so much, I'm going to add the red one. The designers and sound engineers hit the Boom 2 out of the park. Easy set up and playback plus brilliant sound..
Great sound quality, gets loud, good portability, easy to use, great battery life, solid device! I drive a forklift all day outside and it's rugged enough to handle all day.
Love the stand up 360 degree design. Excellent for a golf cart cup holder. App is very easy to use. Great volume, not a ton of bass, so unless you are listening to hip hop or techno it really does a great job. Battery life is great so far. Haven't had to test waterproof functionality yet. Bluetooth has been very good, passing thru multiple walls in my home.
Pros: Great size and cylinder design very useful. Nice volume and range on Bluetooth
Cons: not much bass
Great sounding blue tooth speakers. I am still learning how to use these speakers. I bought two thinking about pairing them together. I had problems getting the two paired but figured out the issue. Best things out these speakers are size, portability, battery rechargeable. I like the control features and the colors (cherry bomb and brain freeze)
Pros: Size, portability, rechargeable, control features and colors.
Cons: Pairing can be difficult even with the lock up option in settings.
Bought this to use in my home office, primarily for a speakerphone, but also to listen to music. The sound quality is good and it works well as a speakerphone. I will be buying a second unit to create stereo sound at my desk.
Pros: Compact, great battery life and excellent as a speakerphone.
Cons: Charging port is on bottom, so you must turn upside down or lay on its side to charge the battery.
Love, Love this wireless speaker. Traveled to visit family on its 1st use and played it for three evenings with a minimum use of 12 hours without ever having to charge it. Quality of the sound is terrific. Would definitely recommend this.
Pros: All great so far, have been using this speaker on and off for several weeks now.
Cons: None so far.
It has been a great speaker all around. Easy to connect. Fun color. Great sound. Love the water and shock resistance aspect. Battery life has been impressive. There are improvements to be made on the app, but that is minor and not the reason to not buy the speaker.
Cons: The pause/play and skip tap is very nice but only works if you pick up the speaker. If you have the speaker standing on it's own this does not work. Truly not a big deal.
Pretty solid speaker in this class. I like the thought of pairing and would probably do 2 or these before buying the Mega in my opinion. My only con is the 360 sound claim. There is a very definite sounds difference if you move around the speaker, the obvious spot being the side with the volume control. All in all a good speaker, I will most likely grab another fairly soon.
This thing is awesome..! Fits my needs for a truly "beefy" Bluetooth speaker..!????????
Cons: None yet..!
Great easy to use ,load sounds good. Use it on the beach and my sailboat that dos'nt have a stereo. No need to cut holes and run wires just bring the UE Boom 2. Thinking about getting a second one and using them together.
Fantastic portable bluetooth speaker. Was able to sync with my Samsung smartphone in about 2 seconds, fantastic sound for its size, lots of bass, very little distortion at even loud listening levels. Sounds better than speakers costing twice as much. Great value, especially since I got it on sale.
Pros: Can't say enough about how good this speaker sounds. Very portable, everything is well thought out. Could not be happier about the purchase.
Cons: None at all
Truly Great Speker
There is no other portable speaker at this price point that I would recommend. It is portable enough to take with you in the water bottle holder of a backpack making it a true lifestyle speaker. On top of that, you do not have to worry too much about the speaker because of its solid build quality as well as its water resistant properties. As an audiophile, very few things impress me. Although a Bluetooth speaker will not ever match the capability of a mutli-component stereo, the sound is impressive coming from such a small package. The highs are not tinny and the bass is relatively punchy. There is very little I can complain about besides the set-up. The app that you must download in order to adjust settings and update speaker firmware is not as simple to use as I would like, but you do not have to use it in order to operate the speaker. Overall, I can not think of a portable speaker better than this one in all of the above categories. You will not be disappointed.
Pros: Great sound from something so small. Capability to link to another speaker for stereo sound. Water resistance. Priced competitively.
Cons: The required app needs touching up. No paper copy of instructions included.
Great speaker! I've owned several Bluetooth speakers and this is the best one by far. Good range- I can place my phone in the house and stream to the Boom 2 out in my yard with no problem. Great to take to the pool or party, can really crank with no distortion!
Great sounding speaker that fills my small backyard with music. Another one may be in order to drown the noise of a/c unit and pool pump.
Pros: Portability, great sound for what it is, ease of connectivity
My husband and I have the earlier version and love it. My dad always asked to borrow ours so we got him a new one for Father's Day. He LOVES it! Thinks it's the greatest thing ever. We had it at the pool the other day when it started raining and we didn't worry because it's waterproof. He also loves loud music- I'm talking loud- and this speaker sounds great loud (his neighbors must hate him). No complaints here- batter life is good- easy to connect and use, great volume, durable and nice design.
Pros: All good!
Took a little time to figure out how to double-up speakers but once I did I love the speakers. Called UE support and they were great, helped me with my issue and then some.
Pros: Bluetooth range and sound quality are beyond my expectations.
Cons: Instructions on doubling up speakers are a bit vague.
Bought this after reading reviews. Learned a valuble lesson go to a store and listen. Waterproof great. Battery life great. Portability great. Sound even cranked up base and loudness disapointing clarity with no distortion but my bravia pro is a much better speaker for less money. Replaced it with riva turbo x which is best bluetooth speaker out there for $100 more its worth it. If you want a waterproof speaker with just average volume with very little base for less money buy this one. Went to best buy your better off with the bose in the same price range
Pros: Waterproof and portability
Cons: No strap like bravia pro Mediocre volume and bass
I am totally pleased with the performance of UE Boom 2, both indoors and outside. For a small portable speaker, it delivers sound quality, loudness and richness of a much larger speaker system. And the design is honest - simple and elegant - yet cool too!
Pros: Set-up was a breeze, app is simple and intuitive.
I have only used it a couple of times but so far so good. Took it to the beach and it was loud enough that we all could hear it and it sounded great. It is small enough to put in luggage (I kept the container to carry it in as well).
Pros: Quality, sound and ease of set up.
Cons: None so far
I bought this for use on my Hobie Tandem Island Kayak and is PERFECT for what I needed. This thing fits perfectly in the cup holder, is PLENTY loud and sounds great! Being waterproof and having a small d-ring for a tether make is the perfect setup for me. And to top it all off,,,, it sound really great too! While this has slightly less bass than my Bose soundlink II, it is still plenty sufficient, and is actually louder than the Bose. Highs are crisp and clear, mids are excellent, lows are good with no distortion. Excellent speaker, much better than expected!
Pros: Waterproof, long battery life, excellent sound quality, d-ring for tethering, or removable for tripod mount, fits in a cup holder, excellent bluetooth range.
Cons: Slightly less bass than a Bose, but still a solid 9 out of 10 for sound quality. It's not free.
Big sound in small package. We had a pool put in this spring and this Boom is perfect for our music at poolside.
This is a great speaker that you can take anywhere! It is great to pair with another UE Bluetooth speaker using the super easy app. Can't miss with this speaker especially since they have lowered the price!
Pros: Great to pair with another UE Boom speaker
Great room filling sound with decent bass.
Pros: well constructed pretty duable.
Cons: controls kinda hard to find
Love the product. Portable, easy to set up, great sound. Bought two and pair together. Sounds great.
I own a few bluetooth speakers and was looking for something rugged to take in the golf cart, to the beach, etc. The UE Boom was just what I was looking for. Bought a second one since they will link up and give you sterio sound.
Pros: All pros...
Cons: No Cons...
Tried many different speakers for the outside and these provide food sound to all the areas around the pool playground and basketball area. They hold up great in the weather, they have been through south texas heat amd rain (yes south texas is getting rain). It paired easily with my Samsung Galaxy. I wanted to test this speaker first before buying a second to keep the sound disbursed away from the common sitting area. Will let you know how the pairing with a second speaker goes.
Pros: Sound Long battery life Portability Easy to set up
Love this thing. Sounds terrific. Have a little trouble connecting, but I eventually get it to do so. Be sure to download the correct app from the AppStore so you can control it from your smart phone
Pros: Heft, looks really cool
Speaker sounds great
Was just blow away by the quality of the sound and volume.
Pros: Great Wi-Fi distance
I'm a sucker for quality products in cool packaging. The UE BOOM 2 sound quality exceeds my expectations.
Pros: Size, sound, cool
ordered the UE BOOM 2 for my music loving man and he is so excited about it!
Pros: great sound quality, LOUD, love the blue colors
Outstanding bluetooth speaker. Plenty loud,easy to set up and good value. Crutchfield sent this speaker to replace a UV Boom Gen 1 that UPS lost somehow. Customer service (supervisor, Ashley) was very polite and very accomadating. Thank you for great customer service. This item was billed to me at the lower price of the Gen 1 speaker.
I bought two and now I can listen to music in row rooms.
Many reviews were read before I made this purchase. Great choice. Sound quality and battery life are great.
Pros: Easily portable music to wherever I want to listen!
i was very impressed.the clear sound and plenty of volume.water proof and the shape is great,the colors are great,and perfect size for portability...However,as clear and loud as it is,it lacks bass.it has some,but for my purposes(using in my house)i prefer something less portable with more bass,witch is the trade off.i was going to trade it for the Megaboom which has more bass,but is bigger,so,for me in that case i went for the Riva Turbo X which i was told has the best balance of clear highs,loudness and bass.i"am happy with the Riva but almost want to keep the Boom2 for the beach ect.almost,because i don't want to spend that much,at least right now.
Pros: for the size,fantastic clear highs and treble.fantastic volume.Outstandin Design and colors.
Cons: Lacks on the Bass
Pros: Water proof
Great sound for such a small device. Easy to set up and use.
Pros: Compact, durable, great sound.
Cons: No instruction manual came with it, but there is one online. Had trouble downloading the app to see battery life, etc.
I love the upgrades they made to it. The protection for the cord. I loved it so much I just ordered the mega boom and gave my brother the UE Boom 1 I already had. When I link them together at party's people love it!!
Pros: Everything is better.
Cons: No negatives except I wish they would provide a travel bag instead of just the hard shell box.
This a great outdoor unit. It definitely fills a room. We have to turn it way down if we just want background music.
Pros: Compact, easy to pack, long battery life, great outdoor sound
Cons: Not as great for subtle background music
Great product! Good sound quality
I hate to have to give a review today, as I am still hoping that UE Customer Service comes through with a fix for my (their) problem, as follows: I found the setup for the UE Boom 2 to be very easy. I first installed it on my new iPad using the app found via a search at the App Store. No problem! I then installed it on my iPhone 6S using the same process and getting equally good results the first time I tried. Finally, I installed it on my new Mac. The speaker paired easily on all three devices, and it started right up. I tested the sound using music from the Pandora app on all devices. The sound was great, the volume is way plenty, and the range is surprising good. I was very happy! That afternoon, I noticed a message on my iPad saying that the UE app had a new update, so I updated it. I followed the instructions, which essentially did a firmware update to the speaker. After that...tahdah...nothing worked again. I visited the UE forums and tried everything to solve the problem, including "Factory Reset," which also didn't work. Finally, I got hold of Customer Service, and the nice lady there took me through her usual troubleshooting routine...but nada. She then had me plug my speaker in with the factory power cord. This time the factory reset process actually worked...it just didn't fix the problem. Finally, after putting me on hold and talking with some techs, she emailed me a link to the latest firmware update, and she had me install it on my Mac...nada...more later!
Pros: Sounds great...works great!
Cons: Tech glitches have spoiled the experience...but hopefully that's temporary. Do NOT do the update...at least for awhile.Crutchfield response on 1/5/2016 Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, especially a situation like this, please contact our customer service or tech support teams right away. They can help you solve the problem and get this working properly. We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.
Received as gift. Very satisfied with performance. Minor difficulty setting alarm function. Overall, great product. No trouble with battery, but have only used a few weeks.
Pros: Good bass, great overall sound
Cons: setting alarm function is tricky
Great buy. I was torn between the Bose mini 2 and the UE Boom 2. After comparing the two I have no doubt the Boom was the right choice. It fills the room with great sound.
Pros: Sound, size, shape, battery life, east of setup and use.
Cons: Non I have found
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360° Sound: The UE Boom 2 Bluetooth speaker features two 1.75" full-range drivers and dual 1.75" x 3" passive radiators wrapped around the speaker enclosure for an immersive 360° sound.
IPX7-Rated Waterproof: The UE Boom 2 is XP7-Rated waterproof. It can be immersed in liquid up to 1m for up to 30 minutes. So feel free to take it by the pool, out to the beach, or even camping.
Bluetooth Speaker: The UE Boom 2 is a self-powered, portable Bluetooth speaker that is ideal for your Bluetooth-enabled Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android smartphone/tablet, Windows Phone/PC, Mac computer/laptop and more. It supports Bluetooth A2DP/AVRCP music streaming and Bluetooth HFP hands-free communication, with wireless coverage up to 100'.
Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the UE Boom 2.
Multi-Device Pairing + NFC: Up to 8 Bluetooth enabled devices can be paired with this unit and up to 3 Bluetooth audio devices can be connected simultaneously in Block Party Mode. Block Party Mode lets you and your friends take turns wirelessly streaming and playing the music you love through the speaker. Android OS 4.0+ devices that have Near Field Communication (NFC) can pair by simply touching the Android device's NFC tag to the Boom 2 speaker's NFC tag. Once paired, the UE Boom 2 will automatically re-connect with your device when in wireless range (up to 100').
UE Boom App: You can download the UE Boom app onto your Apple iOS (6.0+) device or Android (OS 4.0.3+) smartphone/tablet for added features. The UE Boom app provides remote control, Stereo or Double Sound speaker configuration, customizable 5-band EQ, and a wake-up timer.
Voice Control: The UE Boom 2 speaker provides Siri, Google Voice, and Alexa integration through its built-in microphone and the UE Boom app.
Note: Make sure that the UE speaker is running the latest software/firmware and your smartphone has the latest version of the Boom app installed.
Auxiliary Input: In addition to built-in Bluetooth, the UE Boom 2 is fitted with a 3.5mm auxiliary input for connection of almost any portable audio player with a headphone output.
LED Indicators: LEDs indicate power, charge, and battery life; plus Bluetooth pairing and connectivity.
Rechargeable Battery: The UE Boom 2 has a built-in Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery that provides up to 15 hours of playback time on a single charge. The battery is easily recharged from the included 4' micro-USB to USB cable and AC power adapter; charging time is approximately 2.5 hours. By pressing the speaker's volume up/down buttons together, you will hear a voice prompt indicating the percentage of battery life left. To save power, the UE Boom 2 will turn off automatically after 15 minutes without music or user interaction.
D-Ring: The Bluetooth speaker has an integrated D-ring if you want to attach a lanyard (sold separately).
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