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Ultimate Ears MEGABOOM

Waterproof portable Bluetooth® speaker (Blue)

Item # 596UEMGBML

True to its name, the Ultimate Ears MEGABOOM packs a powerful punch.

True to its name, the Ultimate Ears MEGABOOM packs a powerful punch.

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Item # 596UEMGBML

About the Ultimate Ears MEGABOOM

Bring BIG sound everywhere

True to its name, the Ultimate Ears MEGABOOM packs a powerful punch. Your phone or tablet supplies the tunes wirelessly as the speaker pumps out party-fueling 360° sound. It goes all night long with up to 20 hours of battery life. But this beast of a Bluetooth speaker can also travel anywhere.

Bring BIG sound everywhere

MEGABOOM in blue

The UE MEGABOOM (pictured in blue) is IXP7-certified waterproof, delivers 360° sound, and keeps the party going with 20 hours of battery life.

True to its name, the Ultimate Ears MEGABOOM packs a powerful punch. Your phone or tablet supplies the tunes wirelessly as the speaker pumps out party-fueling 360° sound. It goes all night long with up to 20 hours of battery life. But this beast of a Bluetooth speaker can also travel anywhere.

First off, it weighs less than two pounds. It's also cleverly designed — you can grab and carry the speaker as easily as your favorite beverage. And the UE MEGABOOM is stain-resistant and IPX7-certified waterproof. That means you can enjoy it at the beach, the pool, or even while relaxing in the tub or shower.

Pair up and party with 100 feet of Bluetooth range

While the UE MEGABOOM excels on bass-heavy tracks, this speaker can handle your whole playlist. Just press play. Two 2" full-range drivers cover the highs and mids, while two passive radiators reinforce the low frequencies. Meanwhile, you can just set the speaker down, then move around and mingle. With up to 100 feet of wireless Bluetooth range, you're not tethered to the speaker with your phone.

Listen in stereo or double the volume

Still not enough boom? Wait, really? Okay. With the Ultimate Ears MEGABOOM app for iOS® and Android™, you can stream simultaneously to two MEGABOOMs and nearly double the volume. Or use the app to make them a stereo pair for a really fun listening experience. The app also lets you adjust EQ or set an alarm.

You gonna answer that call?

If someone calls and interrupts the music, you can answer it right on the MEGABOOM. It doubles as a speakerphone. Give your friends directions, ask them to bring more ice, and get back to the tunes. You'll hear the person on the other end clearly, and the MEGABOOM's built-in microphone lets you talk to them with ease.

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Product highlights:

  • built-in Bluetooth streams music wirelessly from your smartphone, tablet, or other compatible device
  • wireless range: 100'
  • omnidirectional 360° sound dispersion
  • two 2" full-range drivers and two 2" x 4" passive radiators
  • waterproof down to 3 feet, while submerged for up to 30 minutes
  • stain-resistant
  • NFC (Near Field Communication) one-touch pairing with compatible device
  • tap controls for play and skip
  • built-in microphone for hands-free wireless speakerphone operation
  • pair 2 devices simultaneously
  • play 2 MEGABOOMs from a single source with free Ultimate Ears MEGABOOM app (available at iTunes® app store and Google Play store)
  • built-in rechargeable battery lasts up to 20 hours
  • stereo minijack auxiliary input
  • micro USB charging cable
  • 3-5/16" diameter x 8-15/16"H
  • weight: 1.93 lbs.
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # 984-000478

What's in the box:

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

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Features & specs

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

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Features

Bluetooth Technology: The UE MegaBoom is a self-powered, portable Bluetooth speaker that is ideal for your Bluetooth-enabled Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android smartphone/tablet, Windows PC, Mac computer, and more. It supports Bluetooth A2DP (1.2) music streaming and Bluetooth HFP (1.5) hands-free communication.

  • Wireless Audio Streaming: Stream stored music and music apps wirelessly from your Bluetooth-enabled Apple iOS device, Android smartphone/tablet, Blackberry, computer/laptop, and more to the MegaBoom speaker. You will continue to use your Bluetooth-enabled device to navigate your music and to view song/artist information.
  • Hands-Free Communication: The UE MegaBoom features an integrated dual microphone so you can use the UE MegaBoom as a wireless speakerphone for your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone; such as iPhone, Android, Blackberry, Windows Phone, and more. The UE MeagBoom 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 MegaBoom.

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 MegaBoom speaker's NFC tag. Once paired, the UE MegaBoom will automatically re-connect with your device when in wireless range (up to 100').

360-Degree Sound: The UE MegaBoom Bluetooth speaker is equipped with two 2" drivers and two 2" x 4" passive radiators wrapped around the speaker enclosure for an immersive 360-degree sound.

IPX7-Rated Waterproof: The UE MegaBoom 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.

MegaBoom App (for Apple iOS or Android): You can download the MegaBoom app onto your Apple iOS 6.0+ device (from the App Store) or Android OS 4.0.3 device (from Google Play) for added features. The MegaBoom 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 MegaBoom Bluetooth speaker.
  • Link Speakers: Setup up playback of two UE MegaBoom 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 MegaBoom, Boom, or Boom 2 speakers together.
  • Customizable 5-Band EQ: Use the fully customizable 5-band equalizer to custom-tune the sound of the MegaBoom Bluetooth speaker to your listening preference.
  • Wake Up Timer: The UE MegaBoom can be set to wake you up with your favorite song from your Bluetooth-enabled device's stored music library, configured Spotify playlist, a created Pandora station, and more. Snooze function also available.

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

Auxiliary Input: In addition to built-in Bluetooth, the UE MegaBoom is fitted with a 3.5mm auxiliary input for connection of almost any audio device with a headphone jack or analog audio output.

LED Indicators: LEDs indicate power, charge, and battery life; plus Bluetooth pairing and connectivity.

Rechargeable Battery: The UE MegaBoom has a built-in rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery that provides up to 20 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 (charge 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 MegaBoom 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

18 questions already asked

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Can anyone compare the amount of sound coming from the Boom 2 versus the MegaBoom?
[ Lynn  Sep 05, 2017 ]
2 answers
A
I've the version before the 2 along with Mega, there is quite a difference. Holds more bass and volume
[ GLENWOOD  Sep 05, 2017 ]
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I have the original UE Boom (not the 2 version) and the MegaBoom. MegaBoom has more bass, and a fuller sound, but I don't know that it is significantly louder (if volume is what you refer to as amount of sound). I prefer listening to the MegaBoom, but actually use the original Boom more since I carry it with me when I travel (doesn't take up much room in suitcase)
[ David  Sep 05, 2017 ]
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how do you know when it is charged completely?
[ Missbee  Aug 31, 2017 ]
1 answer
A
It stops blinking green on the top.
[ AMY  Aug 31, 2017 ]
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Can this be used in a sauna?
[ Mike  Feb 08, 2017 ]
1 answer
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I don't see why not. It's water proof/resistant. I've used it outside in Chicago during the summer when it's 100% humidity. Haha hope this helps.
[ Mario  Feb 08, 2017 ]
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CAN I USE TWO DEVICES AT THE SAME TIME FOR MY IPOD?
[ Clare  Aug 24, 2016 ]
3 answers
A
Yes. Up to 10 of these speakers can be connected.
[ Allen  Aug 28, 2016 ]
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Yes, but the speaker seems to crackle and go in and out at times. You definitely lose some distance when they are both connected. The crazy thing about it is there are times when it connects together real easy and sounds great and others it is horrible. I use mine with an iPhone 6.
[ DARRIN  Aug 24, 2016 ]
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Here is some helpful information from the product page. If you click the blue box that says keep reading you will find this info: With the UE MEGABOOM app for iOS® and AndroidT, you can stream simultaneously to two UE MEGABOOMs and nearly double the volume. Or use the app to make them a stereo pair for a really fun listening experience. The app also lets you adjust EQ or set an alarm. Hope that helps.
[ Kenny  Aug 24, 2016 ]  Staff
Q
What is the best way to point the UE megaboom to listen to music, should you point the +- Panel toward the audience and should you have the +- be at the top or the bottom. So I guess I am asking for Orientation?
[ Faust  Jul 14, 2016 ]
4 answers
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I always point the +- at the top towards the audience, but I have not experimented with other orientations. It is multidirectional and fills a large room nicely. An excellent speaker.
[ William  Jul 16, 2016 ]
A
IOM anyway you position it it will work just fine
[ Mario  Jul 15, 2016 ]
A
Point it at the audience. It has great sound but it will sound differently in different rooms due to acoustics. I've had it up as a tall speaker and on its side. Either way is fine. Experiment with it until you like the sound the most.
[ Angela  Jul 15, 2016 ]
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Doesn't make to big of a difference. I like the - + on The top and the volume away from your audience
[ James  Jul 15, 2016 ]
Q
can the UE megaboom speaker be used with a iPod?
[ Paul  Apr 21, 2016 ]
5 answers
A
Yes, either wirelessly via Bluetooth or through wired connection: "Auxiliary Input: In addition to built-in Bluetooth, the UE MegaBoom is fitted with a 3.5mm auxiliary input for connection of almost any audio device with a headphone jack or analog audio output"
[ Randy  Dec 22, 2016 ]
A
I have a friend who uses it with iPod and iPhone.
[ William  Aug 24, 2016 ]
A
It can be used with any bluetooth device. My teacher has one and uses it with an iPhone and iPad.
[ William  Jul 16, 2016 ]
A
If the iPod is wifi compatible it should haven't tried it though
[ Victoria  Apr 22, 2016 ]
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As long as your iPod has Bluetooth
[ joseph  Apr 22, 2016 ]
Q
Can this speaker be charged from a cigarette lighter socket? If so, does it come with the charger and cord?
[ Jim  Apr 20, 2016 ]
5 answers
A
it comes with a standard usb cord with a wall plug. So I would say yes as long as you buy a separate cigarette plug.
[ Mario  Apr 20, 2016 ]
A
It comes with a USB chord and wall adapter. You could charge it from a lighter, but you would need to buy that separately.
[ DARRIN  Apr 20, 2016 ]
A
It comes with a cord that connects via USB to a wall socket charger like an iPhone/iPad. You would have to purchase a cigarette charger to connect via USB to the cord.
[ Duane Wren  Apr 20, 2016 ]
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It has a standard USB charger and cord included. If you use a USB adapter in the cigarette lighter, it will charge. This is an excellent speaker.
[ William  Apr 20, 2016 ]
A
I don't think so it has a cord and adapter you have to use.
[ James  Apr 20, 2016 ]
Q
I know the megaboom is waterproof, but can it float?
[ Chris  Sep 14, 2015 ]
3 answers
A
I really don't think it was designed to float or be submerged in water.
[ William  Sep 15, 2015 ]
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Not sure I would immerse this speaker in water to try it. I will tell you it fell out of my golf cart twice last week going 20 mph and it still works great.
[ DARRIN  Sep 15, 2015 ]
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No it won't float
[ James  Sep 15, 2015 ]
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Can the UE Megaboom charge my phone from its internal battery?
[ Mike  May 21, 2015 ]
5 answers
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No, it can't charge devices.
[ Taylor  May 22, 2015 ]
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It will not charge your phone.
[ DARRIN  May 22, 2015 ]
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No the adapter is for charging it wont charge a phone with the mega boom battery
[ James  May 21, 2015 ]
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Yes
[ ELAINE  May 21, 2015 ]
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Unfortunately, no. The UE Megaboom uses a micro USB port for charging, and charging is very quick, but you cannot charge other devices from the UE Megaboom battery. Well, you could, but you'd have to drill some holes and get creative. Oh, and you'd have to void your warranty. ;)
[ Dana  May 21, 2015 ]
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Does it have speakerphone capabilities?
[ Jay-Lynn  Feb 07, 2015 ]
5 answers
A
Yes, that is something that can be turned on and off.
[ William  Aug 24, 2016 ]
A
Yes, it does. The speakerphone can be turned on or off.
[ William  Jul 16, 2016 ]
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Yes, once your phone is connected via bluetooth, you can use it as a speakerphone.
[ William  Sep 15, 2015 ]
A
the UE MEGABOOM does have a speaker phone
[ Michael  Feb 20, 2015 ]
A
The UE MegaBoom features an integrated dual microphone so you can use the UE MegaBoom as a wireless speakerphone for your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone. The UE MegaBoom will automatically pause the music to let you take your phone call. You will continue to use your Bluetooth-enabled device to view video calls, manually enter phone number, and control advanced phone functions.
[ Jeff  Feb 10, 2015 ]  Staff
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Does it have a carry case?
[ FRANK C  Jun 11, 2017 ]
5 answers
A
The plastic case it comes in for shipping is a pretty good carrying case. It probably could use a better carrying case. I've had good luck carrying it for weekend trips in the plastic case it is shipped in
[ Jacob  Jun 12, 2017 ]
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No, a carry case is not included with the UE MEGABOOM..
[ James  Jun 11, 2017 ]
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Yes, there is a carry case with a handle on one end. However, I only keep the Megaboom in the case for protection. I would not advise 'carrying' the case, as its closure is flimsy and doesn't close properly. I bring the speaker back and forth to our pool, so I put it all in a small gym bag.
[ DEMETER S  Jun 11, 2017 ]
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No, you buy separately.
[ STUART  Jun 11, 2017 ]
A
it comes in a circular box that can be used as a carrying case.
[ Roy  Jun 11, 2017 ]
Q
Does this work with the echo dot?
[ MICHAEL  May 10, 2017 ]
1 answer
A
I don't have an Echo Dot so I can't answer to that but I can say it has not had any problems connecting to different Bluetooth devices. It is a great speaker.
[ LINDA T  May 11, 2017 ]
Q
What is weight and dimensions?
[ Whitney  Sep 24, 2016 ]
1 answer
A
Thanks for your question. 3-5/16" diameter x 8-15/16"H and weight: 1.93 lbs.You'll find this information on the product page under "Product Highlights". Hope that helps.
[ Kenny  Sep 24, 2016 ]  Staff
Q
Can you use one UE Boom and one UE Megaboom together?
[ wildaggie202  Jun 21, 2015 ]
1 answer
A
Yes, and it works great. you just need to update the older boom's firmware and download the megaboom app from the app store.
[ Alessandro  Jun 22, 2015 ]
Q
How does this compare to the jbl Bluetooth the msrp $299 one?
[ Lacey  Oct 13, 2017 ]
1 answer
A
Thanks for your question. For information on comparing two or more models I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences and help you make the best choice for your system and your budget.
[ Krissy  Oct 17, 2017 ]  Staff
Q
Is there anyway to replace the battery?
[ Jamie  Mar 19, 2017 ]
2 answers
A
I didn't have to replace it. However, it seems it is no possible because it is sealed for waterproofing.
[ Jose E Reyes  Mar 20, 2017 ]
A
Don't think so
[ Scott  Mar 20, 2017 ]
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