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Ultimate Ears BOOM 2

Waterproof portable Bluetooth® speaker (Phantom)

Item # 596UBOOM2P

“It totally rocks,” “This thing is awesome,” and “Great sounds from such a small...

“It totally rocks,” “This thing is awesome,” and “Great sounds from such a small...

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Item # 596UBOOM2P

About the Ultimate Ears BOOM 2

Kick it up a notch

“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.

Kick it up a notch

“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.


Get wet, go boom

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.

High-energy sound

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.

App control

The UE BOOM app lets you stream simultaneously to multiple Ultimate Ears speakers. Mix and match BOOM 2s, ROLLs, MEGABOOMs, and so on. It's all good. Good and loud.

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.

Tap to 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.


Product highlights:

  • powered wireless speaker for use with smartphones, tablets, and other portable devices with built-in Bluetooth
  • 100 foot Bluetooth range
  • two 1-5/8" full-range drivers and two 2" passive radiators for 360° sound
  • built-in microphone for hands-free wireless speakerphone operation
  • IPX7-rated waterproof, dirt-proof, and shockproof
  • tap controls for play and skip
  • Ultimate Ears BOOM app
    • available from iTunes App Store® and Google Play
    • lets you link two BOOM 2s for stereo
    • lets you simultaneously stream to 2 or more UE speakers
    • lets you adjust EQ settings
    • lets you set alarm to play music
  • built-in rechargeable battery lasts up to 15 hours
  • stereo minijack auxiliary input
  • USB charging cable
  • 2-1/2" W x 7-1/8"H x 2-5/8"D
  • weight: 19 oz.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # 984-000551

What's in the box:

  • Bluetooth portable speaker
  • AC/USB power adapter
  • 4' micro-USB to USB cable
  • Important Information

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Features & specs

Weather-resistant Yes
Waterproof Yes
Speakerphone Mic Yes
NFC Touch Pairing Yes

Product Research


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'.

  • Wireless Music Streaming: The UE Boom 2 streams stereo music wirelessly from your Bluetooth-enabled device such as your smartphone, tablet, computer, or laptop. You'll be able to listen to stored music and music apps on your Bluetooth-enabled device through the UE Boom 2. You can even control basic playback functions such a Play/Pause and Previous/Next Track from the UE Boom 2 speaker. You will continue to view song/artist information from your Bluetooth device.
  • Hands-Free Communication: The UE Boom 2 features Bluetooth HFP and an integrated dual microphone so you can use the UE Boom 2 as a wireless speakerphone for your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone (iPhone & Android compatible). The UE Boom 2 will automatically pause the music to let you take your phone call. You can even use Siri (for Apple iPhone) or Google Voice (for Android smartphones) to make a call. You will continue to use your Bluetooth-enabled device to view video calls, manually enter phone number, and control advanced phone functions.
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.

  • Remote Control: Use the app as a remote control to adjust the volume and power on and off the UE Boom 2 Bluetooth speaker.
  • Link Speakers: Setup up playback of two UE Boom 2 speakers simultaneously from one device. The two speakers can be set up so each speaker plays back both left and right channels (Double Sound), or setup so one speaker acts as the left channel and the other plays the right channel (Stereo). You can even choose Party Mode to link up to 150 UE  Boom 2, MegaBoom, or Boom speakers together.
  • Customizable 5-Band EQ: Use the fully customizable 5-band equalizer to custom-tune the sound of the UE Boom 2 Bluetooth speaker to your listening preference.
  • Wake Up Timer: The UE Boom 2 can be set to wake you up with your favorite song from your Blueooth-enabled device's stored music library, configured Spotify playlist, a created Pandora station, and more. Snooze function also available.

Voice Control: The UE Boom 2 speaker provides Siri, Google Voice, and Alexa integration through its built-in microphone and the UE Boom app.

  • Siri:  To activate Siri, simply press the Bluetooth button on the speaker and you'll hear a tone while the button will blink on/off indicating that Siri is listening. You can then say a command to play your music, dial a phone number, check the weather, etc (commands are based on those supported by Siri). Music services which support Siri include iTunes, Apple Music, and any music stored on your Apple iOS device. You do not need to have the UE speaker app running in the background.
  • Google Voice: To activate Google Voice, simply press the Bluetooth button on the speaker and you'll hear a tone while the button will blink on/off indicating that Google Voice is listening. You can then say a command to play your music, dial a phone number, check the weather, etc (commands are based on those supported by Google Voice). Music services which support Google Voice include Google Play Music, Spotify, and any music stored on your Android device. The UE app must be running in the background on your Android device for this feature to work.
  • Alexa: You can use the Amazon Alexa tap-to-talk feature if you have an Android smartphone running Lollipop 5.0 or higher (will not work with Google Pixel or any Bixby enabled Samsung device). To use Alexa, simply tap (short press) the Bluetooth button on the speaker. You can use Alexa to listen to music from Amazon Music, iHeartRadio and TuneIn as well as get web search results such as sports scores, weather, reports, jokes and Flash Briefings (Click here for the latest Alexa skills). You will need to already have or setup an Amazon Alexa account. If you've previously used Google Voice, activating the Alexa will disable this feature.
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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Customer Q&A

8 questions already asked

Will this speaker communicate via Bluetook direct with a Grace Digital Mondo+ Internet radio?
[ Michael  Feb 02, 2018 ]
2 answers
the speaker works with bluetooth
[ Daniel  Feb 02, 2018 ]
I don't know about that.
[ Iulian  Feb 02, 2018 ]
Would this fit in a water bottle cage on a bike?
[ Chris  May 30, 2016 ]
4 answers
yes,most water bottles are thicker than the speaker
[ WESLEY D  May 31, 2016 ]
It definitely fits in the water bottle cage, but you may want to bend the cage or secure it with something so it does not fall out if you are on trails or rough terrain.
[ Leslie  May 31, 2016 ]
Yes it will fit.
[ Wayne  May 31, 2016 ]
It fits the water bottle pocket on my backpack
[ John  May 30, 2016 ]
Does the UE Boom 2 stream AAC over Bluetooth from Apple devices?
[ joseph  Mar 29, 2017 ]
2 answers
Yes it does. I use it with my iPad.
[ LEONARD E  Nov 16, 2017 ]
I am not familiar with the term AAC. However I can't tell you that we use this boom box with our iPhones without any problem. My husband travels frequently and always takes this with him so that he has music that he can stream wherever he is. The sound quality for a box this size is awesome. I hope that helps
[ Martha  Mar 31, 2017 ]
how do you pair 2 speakers to play?
[ Diana  Sep 17, 2016 ]
4 answers
To pair 2 speakers you need to get the app. It should walk you through it from there. It can be a little tricky sometimes and you won't be able to do it if one of the speakers needs an update,so make sure they both have all the current updates before you get started.good luck
[ BRAD M  Sep 18, 2016 ]
Download the UEBoom app from the Apple App Store (not sure if Google Play store has it). Open the app in your phone and press the "Double Up" button.
[ IMRAN  Sep 18, 2016 ]
Use the android or IOS app
[ Jamestown Klall  Sep 17, 2016 ]
A: If you have two UE BOOM speakers, you can use them together to amplify your sound. Here's how: Connect your first UE BOOM to your Bluetooth device. Open the UE BOOM app and tap the "Double Up" icon. Turn on your second UE BOOM. Tap Start in the UE BOOM app. Press the Bluetooth connect button on your second UE BOOM twice quickly. The two UE BOOMs will now be connected to your Bluetooth device. "Double Up" modes The UE BOOM app lets you choose between these two "Double Up" modes: Double - Expands the audio to the two UE BOOM speakers for double the sound. Stereo - Turns the two UE BOOM speakers into Left and Right speakers (you can also swap left and right assignments using the app). NOTE: The "Double Up" feature can only be used with one connected Bluetooth device at a time. Also, there're videos in YouTube
[ Stephen  Sep 17, 2016 ]
I'm deciding between the UE Boom 2 and the Bose Soundlink Mini II. Waterproof and pairing multiple units does not matter to me. What is important is sound. I want one that can sound good inside a room in my house as well as outside on my deck. Which one would you recommend?
[ Joe  Apr 07, 2016 ]
7 answers
I use the UE Boom2 and I'm happy with it. It has lots of volume and the battery lasts incredibly long. The sound quality is fine for what it is, namely a very portable speaker
[ Guenter  Aug 07, 2016 ]
I own both and prefer the sound of the UE Boom 2. Although some feel that the Soundlink has more bass I find the bass on the Soundlink makes the sound slightly unclear to my ear. The nice thing about the UE is you have adjustment with the EQ if you choose. Both are good choices, I prefer the UE ,for the sound quality, the many features and its ease of use
[ Stephen  Aug 07, 2016 ]
I can't say I would recommend one or the other because I'm not familiar with the Bose sound link mini. All I can say is the UE boom2 is a good speaker, The 360 sound sounds great!
[ BRAD M  Apr 09, 2016 ]
HaVing used both units, I found the UE Boom 2 to sound bettER overall. The pairing to the UE was always easier than the Bose, the app is very good and allows you to adjust the sound through the EQ. The waterproofing is add bonus for when you are caught outside Ina fast rain storm and there are many things to get under cover.
[ JOSEPH C.  Apr 08, 2016 ]
UE Boom sound quality indoors and out is so good that I have bought four. One for myself and three as gifts.
[ Peter  Apr 08, 2016 ]
I spent a lot of time comparing and listing to the same two units and purchased the Ue boom. My son has the Bose and we compar them often. The boom is louder and sounds great. The Bose does have more base but I still like the boom overall. I use it often. In my garage when working and it more then fills the three car room with great sound. Hope this helps
[ Robert  Apr 08, 2016 ]
UE BOOM 2 its just perfect
[ Stephen  Apr 07, 2016 ]
Does the UE have the capability to charge the IPhone?
[ David  Nov 29, 2015 ]
3 answers
[ Female Mechanic  Jul 09, 2017 ]
It does not have the ability to charge an iPhone or any other device.
[ Paul  Dec 03, 2015 ]  Staff
This speaker does not have a charge port of an external device.
[ Jeff  Dec 01, 2015 ]  Staff

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