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Nice sound quality from such a small device. Easy to connect and long battery life.
Pros: Quality Battery life
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Warning: with a UE BOOM in hand, you could have a party break out almost anywhere. This compact Bluetooth speaker system delivers robust 360° sound. So whether it's sitting on a living room coffee table, or a tree stump out in the woods, you'll hear your music loud and clear.
All you need is a smartphone and a UE Boom, and you've got a party.
Want it loud? With the UE BOOM app, you can stream simultaneously to two UE BOOMs and double the volume. Or use the app control to make them a stereo pair for a more refined listening experience.
The UE BOOM lets you stream from virtually any Bluetooth-enabled device and enjoy great sound. Smartphone, tablet, portable game console, laptop — it's all good.
If a call comes in on your smartphone while you're using the UE BOOM, you can take it. The UE BOOM has a built-in microphone so you can use it as a speakerphone.
Two 1-5/8" full-range drivers give you full-bodied sound, with two 2" passive radiators to reinforce the low tones. You'll hear your music loud and clear, delivered with plenty of punch.
The UE BOOM has a tough, acoustic skin with a plasma coating. That makes it not only water resistant, but stain resistant, too. Where's the volume control? You can't miss it! Just look for the big plus and minus on the side.
You can pair two devices simultaneously with the UE BOOM app.
A sturdy D ring at the bottom of the UE BOOM makes transport easy — just clip on a carabiner and hook it to your belt loop or backpack. It even has a tripod mount so you can set it up for some hands-free partying.
A built-in rechargeable battery delivers up to 15 hours of operation, so the UE BOOM will be pumping out the party tunes as long as you can keep going.
Nice sound quality from such a small device. Easy to connect and long battery life.
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Nice sound quality from such a small device. Easy to connect and long battery life.
Pros: Quality Battery life
I was somewhat disappointed in the sound quality of the UE Boom. I expected a booming bass. The UE sounded good, but heard better sounding blue tooth speakers.
Cons: Should have better sound quality. The UE Boom does not live up to it's name-No boom.
battery life is less than advertised. charging port is at an angle and the cable is not very durable. not worth this much money.
Pros: very loud
Cons: needs charged all the timeCrutchfield response on March 27, 2017 Kenny, we're sorry you're disappointed with your speaker. Whenever you are not completely satisfied with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our Customer Support team. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days of the purchase.
Great Product! Easy to carry. Quality sound too. Could use to have better instructions on operation. First thing that is mentioned is how to discard batteries when unit is at end of life. Not A good Way To Build Confidence In Product.
Compact, but has really nice deep sound. I am however having problems downloading and installing the software update. As of today 21 Mar 2017 I still haven't been able to get the update.
Cons:Crutchfield response on March 22, 2017 Once we saw this review, our Tech Support team reached out to this customer to help with his software update. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.
Great sound and long battery life. I purchased two in order to link them and get fuller more enveloping sound. We linked 3 of them and it filled the room
easy to setup and fantastic sound...awesome
Great sound. Using the UE app makes it easy to link multiple booms together
The original UE Boom is a great way to spread the sound around. I bought my first Boom so I could lusten ti books and music while working in my garage workshop, where the WiFi signal isn't strong enough to keep my Sonos One connected. Then Sonos dropped support for Audible books and the UE Boom became my only option. I recently bought a second UE Boom to avoid having to move the speaker around so much... and anticipating Doubling Up outdoors this summer. The UE Boom 2 and Mega Boom are more advanced and might sound "better," but there is nothing missing in the UE Boom that I expect in a portable speaker. At $99 on sale from Crutchfield the UE Boom is a high value bargain!
Pros: Sounds great. Plenty loud. Small and portable. Easy to set up and use.
Cons: It won't replace my main listening system.
Great speaker. Sound is clear and plays loud without loss of sound quality
Pros: Loud ,clear sound, small size
Cons: Could use some more bass
I was amazed at the sound that came out of this small tube. I bought this for my daughter to play while she was getting ready in the bathroom and for something in her bedroom. It works great
Great Bluetooth Speaker ! I have purchased 3. SMall enough to fit in my lunch box. Loud enough to listen to outside when I am working in the yard. The battery last all day.
Pros: Small and loud with enough Bass
I needed a wireless speaker solution for audio playback during the classes I teach. The UE Boom works and sounds great! Set-up with an old Windows 7 Surface Pro was easy. I wish this speaker was available a long time ago.
Pros: Set-up was fast on an old Windows 7 Surface tablet. Affordable.
Cons: So far, I haven't discovered any. My classes never last as long as the specs indicate (up to 15 hours of battery life). So this rechargeable (but not replaceable) battery powered solution will hopefully last a long time.
Great sound and easy to use!
Exceptional sound from a compact speaker
Great sound from such a small package!
Great sound for the size.
Excellent, easy-to-use Bluetooth speaker. Could use a bit more sound scultping options and responsiveness, but can't be beat for the proce.
Pros: Essy to use and sounds pretty good.
Cons: Could use more EQ responsiveness.
Excellent, deep, rich sound from a speaker the size of a 16 oz can of beer. Amazed @ how well it covers the full range, from high treble, to mid-range middle tones, to deep bass. Great product at an incredibly competitive price.
Pros: Excellent quality, great sound, durable, inexpensive.
Cons: No cons
Hard to pair two speakers as download guide is weak, otherwise it is a good product.
Excellent sound. Easy set-up and fast response to input from iPhone.
I love this UE Boom speaker!! I'm not a big tech gadget type and was "gettin by" with my built-in speaker. This is a whole new world of rich wonderful portable sound!! Why did I wait so long????
Pros: perfect portable size, auto shut-off
Cons: haven't found any
Surprisingly good sound that disperses and fills the room. Great product for the price.
Pros: Easy to use. Good sound. Good battery life per charge.
I recently purchased my second Boom. The sound is wonderful. No hassle set up. Great quality of battery. Can't say enough about this wireless, bluetooth speaker. Score it on sale when you can.
Great sound, easy setup .
Pros: nice price
Its ok. nice size. bass quality just isn't there, compared to the Bose and Sonos speakers I also have...granted they are a little larger.
Pros: portable size. Cord is bright yellow, can't miss it!
Cons: so-so bass quality. Cord is bright yellow, can't miss it!
Great sound all around, but better appreciated at lower volumes. Excellent value for the price, easy to operate, very practical for general listening.
Very happy with this bluetooth speaker. Got to check out a friend's model on a recent trip and was highly impressed with sound quality, clarity, and portability. When the Boom came up on sale at Crutchfield I jumped at the purchase. Setup was a breeze and battery life is outstanding.
Pros: Sound quality Battery life Portability Setup ease
Cons: At this price .... none
Easy to connect to multiple devices and the sound quality is excellent.
Pros: sound is excellent
Cons: none yet
For a small, one piece mobile speaker, this is a great product. It is super easy to set up and link to any bluetooth device you want. The range seems to be over 100 feet (I have not had it cut out yet, so I don't know the limits). The battery lasts forever. Sound wise, you can fill a decent size room with sound. I have not tried these outdoors, but that seems to be the real test with ambient noise and no sound confinement. I did not opt for the waterproof version as we will only use this in different rooms in the house and garage, and the car. Surprisingly accurate sound and decent base for such a small device. Seems to me the best combo for this is bluetoothing into an iPhone and carting it around wherever you need. I have a Cambridge Audio bluetooth speaker, and the sound quality is far, far superior. I have not done an exhaustive listen to all bluetooth speakers, but this is the best I've heard thus far.
Pros: Great sound quality Great ability to fill room with sound and decent base Small and seems to be quite solid
Cons: A little pricey for a bluetooth speaker, but the best I've heard compared to others Packaging is bit kitschy, I'm sure trying to appear as a 'cool' product
Great sound out of such a little speaker. Does not distort even in high volume
Pros: Great sound small speaker no distortion easy to connect Bluetooth
Cons: Haven't found any yet
The Sound is great! Easy to use and battery power is very good. Good size and more power than expected.
Well made, nice full sound, surprising amount of detail and bass. With a software update (free) I really like the ability to turn the speaker on and off remotely. Since this is an omni directional speaker, place the speaker near a wall opposite where you're located and it sounds much "bigger" and has more bass, by reflecting the sound off the wall.
Pros: Holds a charge for a long time Water resistant Very good sound
For the price ($100), it's a great little speaker. Connected to my system quickly and effortlessly. The sound, for the small size, is very good, "not blow your socks off good," but music sounds great and voice clarity is excellent. The fact that you can unplug and take it anywhere with extended battery life is the key. A lot of technology and good looks for the money.
Pros: Price, sound, clarity, battery life, clean look
Cons: Cord is a bright yellow...what the heck! Really stands out in its "hidden" spot int he living room.
Powerful little speaker no distortion even cranked up very easy to use and sync to phone or tablet. Just what i was looking for to use on the job. Very satisfied and got it for a huge savings from crutchfield.thanks again crutchfield
Pros: Easy to set up and use and has clip for hanging
Cons: None so far
The product has great sound quality for the money. So convenient to take to my workout room and hot-tub.
I really like this thing. It rides in the 2006 (pre-bluetooth) car to listen to podcasts, music and audible.
Pros: clear and loud as I want it to be
Better than expected, great build quality!
long battery life good sound ! cant be beat for the price
Pros: size, sound, portability
Cons: no cons
Tiene un excelente sonido y la batería es duradera. Ya teníamos una y compramos otra para poder utilizar ambas a la vez y que el sonido sea mejor en lugares abiertos, como la playa!! La recomiendo 100% It has an excellent sound and durable battery. We already had one and we bought another to use the two at the same time for better sound in open areas, like at the beach!!! I recommend it 100%.
Pros: Pequeña y fácil de llevar a todas partes Small and easy to carry everywhere.
Cons:Crutchfield response on January 17, 2017 Translation provided by Crutchfield's International Sales & Support team.
This little speaker puts out a lot of quality sound. Sync's up with my iPhone 6 and the plug in 3.5mm allows me to use my older apple devices.
Pros: size, sound, flexibility of input sources
Cons: volume buttons on speaker hard to use
I love the sound
Pros: Small and sounds great
Cons: The app does not work as well
Love it, the sound is great. There are a few songs on Pandora that I have come across that sound 'tinny' but most sound great.
I first heard this speaker at work. The sound was bouncing off of the walls and I could not tell where is was coming from. I wanted a blue tooth speaker but had never heard one that I wanted until the UE BOOM!
Pros: great sound!
Sounds as good as a Bose! Thank you!
This is the 3rd UE Boom speaker I have purchased for my family. It is a compact quality product with very good sound and easy setup. We've used it in the house so far and the sound fills even a large size room.
Pros: Compact quality product with excellent sound. Ability to pair speakers for larger room or outdoors.
Nice speaker, but not enough bass
My 2nd one. They are amazing!! You can pair as many as you want together. Great battery life, They sound good!! You'll love it!
Pros: Sound, easy pairing, battery life, rugged design.
Great sound, my wife loves it.
This US speaker is pretty good. It has a good range to it. Good weight ratio. Nice taunt buttons, nothing flimsy or cheaply on this speaker unit. It pairs very nicely and quickly with my Samsung so galaxy. I'm only giving it 4 stars because I thought for sure with the shear size of this speaker that it would be a lot louder than it really is. Get this speaker. I feel you will be very happy with this purchase.
Pros: Durable quality, great sound and bass, good weight ratio, nice big buttons, decent sound however it could be a little louder.
Cons: Sound could be louder, however it is still worth the cost.
Compact size with good and easy controls and set up.
I purchased this for my husband. It was quick to pair up with his devices and he loves the sound it provides. We could not ask for more.
Love the speaker
Shipped fast! Love this speaker; easy to use, very pleased with they quality. Super loud! Gave this as a gift for my dad-- he undershoot how it worked in a pinch!
Got this as a Christmas present after hearing the UE Boom 2 that my son had. I was most impressed with my son's Boom, and I am equally impressed with this unit. Sound is clear through blue tooth and that is the most impressive part. Never thought I would hear such clarity from a cylindrical device paired with an iPhone 5 under blue tooth.. I'll use it primarily while I am outside playing with my dog. While playing with him I will enjoy the sweet music coming from my iPhone via this UE Boom. The price was right and the shipping was exceptionally fast. I would expect nothing less from Crutchfield because everything that I have bought from them has been "right on." You would not be disappointed with this device or the UE Boom 2. If you need a great sounding blue tooth outdoor/indoor speaker, get you one from Crutchfield.
Pros: Great sound. Easy to pair with my iPhone. Immediately recognized that a software update was needed before pairing.
Cons: None yet.
Love the speaker
The speaker's audio is on par with other competitive bluetooth speakers. However, this sets itself above the rest with its practicality. It's the perfect size to fit in a cup holder as well as somewhat waterproof (accidental drop in water is OK, but don't let sit in water). Its rubber and felt material leaves the speaker feeling durable as well.
Great loud speaker in small package, easy connection, and long lasting battery.
Easy to use and set up. Sound is well balanced given small and convenient size and shape. Some challenges downloading update software to use custom equilizer settings. Overall good value at sale price.
Exactly what I was looking for!! Great advice from Crutchfield rep, Mark (Sparky)!!! Thanks Mark! This woke up music in my house!!
Crutchfield shipped out the item and at the lowest price that I could find anywhere.
Great product for outdoor work. it takes away the use of headphones while outside working. I definitely enjoy having the UE Boom
Pros: Small & Portable, and also great speaker. Price also.
Cons: Not waterproof.
Cons: Limited info
Bought this for my 13 year old son. He uses it to take to baseball games for before game "pump up" music, in the bathroom when he showers, as an alarm, or anywhere else he goes. The sound is good and the power sufficient for anything he needs. A little more expensive than I was first considering, but we're happy with this price/performance ratio.
Pros: Versatility, Portability, Power.
Cons: None yet found.
Great sound Quality, Built Tough.
Pros: Sound Quality, Color Choices and Price.
Cons: Difficult to see the buttons on top of the speaker especially The Black. Would have been easier to see if they made the buttons on top a different color. The buttons are rather small.
This is a good portable speaker. I also have the Bose mini -- which I think has superior sound. But I snagged the UE Boom for a good price, and at that price it is the speaker to buy
Pros: Build quality ease of use
This is the second unit I purchased. Love it but it failed to double up as stereo pair. People have same problem as mine. Read forum on google.
Pros: Solid and robust built. Beautiful design and perfect performance. Quality sounds and useful features. Have apps on android and iphone.
Cons: Not be able to double up as advertised.
Great Bluetooth speaker it's loud great sound and portable
Pros: Sound, size, and ability to pair two are awesome
Cons: Bass with one with two it's great
Quality sound, well built unit with awesome sound
Cons: None at this time
This product is great in every way.
Pros: substantially built, attractive, powerful sound.
Cons: Wish I had a carry case.
Have read many articles and reviews of Bluetooth speakers. This one lives up to its many positive reviews. Good sound, easy to use, and a good value with Crutchfield's sale price. Audition the UE brand before choosing your speaker. I am glad I did.
Pros: Sounds great, plenty of volume, good bass for a speaker this size but still balanced. Small enough to take traveling with nice protective case that holds cords and charger.
Cons: None really. The newer model has a nicer case, but is somewhat larger.
Super product!! What great sound from such little speakers. I was so impressed I bought another one and paired then together! Now, is like a mini bluetooth stereo system. Very happy with both the product and Crutchfield! Thanks.
Pros: Sound, size, battery life
Absolutely love it so much I just order another one, sounds amazing!!!
Very happy with these speakers. Sound great in my office. Also have friends that put them in cup holder on motorcycle and use with phone. They have great sound at highway speed, last quite a while.
Pros: Perfect size for cup holder
Cons: Wish it had USB port so I could plug in my old IPod with all my old saved tunes
Portability and sound quality are great for the size speaker.
Pros: Great speaker for the size as well as being a cool look. Well built.
Cons: Could use a little more volume
Purchased this product for a portable speaker to have in the hospital for my wife during the birth of our child. We were amazed at the quality of sound and ease of set-up. I also used this to play music from the golf cart on the course, played great music and sound carried extremely well. Highly recommend.
I've tried several BT speakers and this one by far has the best sound quality and battery life
Pros: Sound quality and battery life is very good!
Cons: None that I can think of at this time and I don't think there will be any
Great product, especially for the price. We use it at the beach all the time. Just put in our beach bag and go. Holds a charge for a long time too!
Was going to purchase a Bose mini sound link but after reading reviews and comparing the two, went with UE Boom. This is my first wireless bluetooth speaker and I could not be happier! From the moment I opened the packaging I was impressed with the design, ease of operation and then the sound....wow! Very pleased with this purchase.
Pros: size, battery life, sound!, double as a phone speaker
Cons: color - I ordered white and on second thought am concerned with it getting grimmy (from handling)
Great little speaker. Nice full sound for such a portable, small speaker. It has a solid build and great battery life.
Pros: Sound, Size, Portability, Battery life
To clarify I purchased the UE Boom for my wife who wanted a portable Bluetooth speaker for the bedroom. It is simply a fantastic device. It's very stylish, great build quality and has a nice "heft" to it. Connecting it to different devices is a breeze and the sound quality is top notch. My wife really appreciates the color scheme that the bounce version offers. The only thing now is getting a second one for the full stereo experience.
Pros: Quality, color, and shape, ease of use, and its sheer awesomeness.
Cons: Need a second one to fully round out that sound.
The perfect Bluetooth speaker for the outdoors! Played half a round of disc golf in pouring rain and this speaker wasn't phased, dry as a bone and still blasting music. A friend has one as well and linking them is pretty amazing. There are other speakers in the same price range that might have a decibel or two on the Boom but the durability and water resistance was the deciding factor.
Pros: Water resistant, link multiple Booms, sounds amazing! Worth every penny.
Cons: The battery life will not last 15 hours of continuous play at high volume. However, there is plenty of battery for a full day of golf or a BBQ.
this speaker is the best portable speaker on the market.....it totally rocks out in the free world
This product is more than what I expected the sound of the speaker is loud and the battery life it lasted me like 15 hours like it said on the instructions. It is very easy to connect to bluetooth and the construction of the product is very well built. I enjoy hearing it outside while having cookouts or working in the garage.
Pros: Will built, great sound, easy to connect and it looks nice.
Cons: I really don't have no cons.
very groovy little speaker with great sound and compact. can't rate battery life yet.
Great speaker. Excellent sound, nice and portable, and the price was reasonable. Was looking for something comparable to Bose.
Pros: Long battery life, great sound, bass very good.
Cons: Don't care for the color scheme on the product
It really works. The sound is surprisingly full, volume is impressive (and more than enough for my needs), battery life excellent and it requires no fussing to use. It also feels like a solid, quality unit.
Pros: portability, power, battery life, ease of use
This speaker is awesome. I bought 2 at Christmas and just bought a third one. The battery life and sound quality is great. Since the speaker is 360 degrees it makes the volume loud. I bought all 3 for teenagers who connected them to there phones and now they can play there music anywhere with the volume that teenagers love (LOUD).
Pros: compact, battery life, sound quality
This was a great find and has been a great speaker to have for the house. I no longer have a "stereo" system and have been using a BOSE speaker designed for iPods and when that finally dies I needed something to replace it. The UE speaker has been great, easy to use and a perfect solution.
this thing is awesome, sounds fantastic. nothing to paring it up . says 50 ft connectivity range , more like 100ft , unobstructed.
Cons: need more for the rest of the family
What a great product. Reviewers were spot on - this Bluetooth speaker sounds great - with real depth in bass delivered. Easy to couple. Cool iOS app allows control from iPhone. Portable AND water resistant Great little d-ring to clip to carabiner making it even easier to take along Packaging has cool factor as well.
Very Happy with this product!!
Pros: Easy to use
A Christmas gift for my wife. She really enjoys it. Very simple design, few buttons, easy to use.
Pros: Sounds clear even at high volumes. Solid build.
Cons: Lacks good instruction manual; however, very easy to use. Any questions quickly answered with quick Google search.
Good product. Decent battery life.
Already own a Bose mini which am extremely happy with it except for portability like to a park or beach. Thus bought the UE Boom. I like it for its portability but lacks the Bose mini clarity and base. If you will use a Bluetooth speaker for very good sound and mostly indoor get the Bose. If you want portability and decent sound get the UE boom. I ended up getting both.
Pros: Portability, built quality, decent sound
Cons: Non replaceable battery which could be a non starter for some
I bought two of the UE Booms in white. I will primarily be using them on my boat to provide music when "bridged" together. I have been very pleased with the sound and loudness of them. The reason I purchased them is their ability to put two together and provide music in two different locations. I have found that when "Bridged" they will sometimes cut in and out when I was using them in my home. I thing this is primarily due to interference. I have not been able to pin point the exact type of interference but am working on that. I am also hopeful that once I use them on the boat I will not have to worry with the interference as I have read elsewhere that others think it is from their microwave.
Pros: Loud, Bridgeability (if that is a word), Build quality, compact size.
Cons: cutting in and out when bridged.
For speakers this size they sound wonderful. They'll be a great travel companion.
Great sounds from such a small speaker!
Pros: Great sound, portability, and design
Great speaker I take it to work every day
After doing a bit of research on the options for a portable bluetooth speaker in this price range, I chose the UE BOOM. I have not been disappointed. The sound is better than I expected, its design is interesting, and I haven't had any of the issues with battery life so far. I downloaded the app in anticipation of buying a second speaker and get the stereo effect. Also interested in taking it on the road as it is definitely a portable size and weight.
Pros: All pros
Cons: No cons so far.
UE Boom is a awsome speaker with plenty of volume. Sounds great outdoors and in. Battery life has been great. ( If it was a problem they must have addressed it.)
Pros: Size / battery life / sound / volume
Cons: If I had to come up with a con it would be that the storage case is to large. But it does offer good protection.
Excellent option for wireless speaker. Sounds great, has a long battery life, study build, and looks good. Large enough to sound great and small enough to take with you.
Pros: Size, upright design, audio quality, long battery life, bright / easy to locate charging cable.
This product is great - looks cool, good sound (I'm not a sound expert, but I can use this for everything from listening to music while I cook, to hosting larger gatherings), and very user friendly - so user friendly in fact, that we just bought one for my tech-illiterate parents, and they love it too. Looking forward to buying another one so we can hook up "surround sound" in the house.
Great bluetooth speaking and very loud.
Good product. I'd like to have a second one to pair so it's louder in some settings. Most settings it's plenty loud, as long as recording quality is good. Too pricey for me to get a second unit.
Pros: Micro USB charging is convenient, as is pushing both volume buttons then hearing the speaker tell you how much battery percentage is left. Loud for its size, as long as recording quality is good. Water resistance is great to have. Overall great, but a little pricey. I'm satisfied for what I expected.
Cons: Battery life at full volume is much shorter than I expected, but bearable with charging options nearby. It will charge and play at the same time.
We gave UE Booms to our 10 and 12 year old granddaughters for Christmas. They were super-excited. They hooked them up, and every adult in the room wanted one!
Pros: Awesome sound, easy to transport and fair price
Cons: Not had them long enough to find anything negative.
Awesome speaker! Glad I got this one when it was on sale, I almost got pill! The boom is where it's at!
Pros: Good battery life, loud and easy to carry around
Cons: Somewhere down the line the batteries have to be replaced, but at least you don't have to get rid of the speaker.
Great sound, battery doesn't last as long as I hoped. I tried to sync 2 speakers together, wasn't as easy as they say!
Pros: Great sound and easy to use.
Cons: Battery life not great.
You get what you pay for...have had cheaper Bluetooth speakers that were okay for small rooms. The UE Boom has great range and tone is worth the money. Fits in a golf cart drink holder so I take it on the course, to the lake, in the yard when I working etc. Love this little speaker.
Pros: Ease of set up and use, 360 directional sound, size, and quality.
Cons: None that I've found yet.
Worth every dollar!! I listened to the Mini Bose and the JBL blutooth speakers before making my purchase. I choose the UE Boom because it does bass, highs/lows and looks the best overall. So pleased that I ordered another one within a few days of my original purchase....not that I needed another one but just curious to see how 2 Booms would sound together!! Totally satisfied and pleased with this little, big speaker!!
Pros: The ideal speaker for traveling and shape makes it easy to store.
Cons: Price is alittle steep but you get what you pay for...
Bought mainly for use while on golf course, water bottle size is ideal to carry in my bag. The sound is really good and battery life so far is as described. Very durable too!
Pros: sound, toughness
This is my first review on Crutchfield so I'll make it brief. I bought the Mini first but returned it for this one. Much better overall sound. 90% of the time you'll have no problems with minor connectivity issues like one speaker fading in and out, but it might be interference or your device. Tried on both iOS and Android with the app. Most of the time I use the standard EQ setting. The Stereo with two really works and it's a fulfilling sound even at higher volumes. You'll get distortion of course at maximum levels but that's pretty much with any speaker. I like the bass as it's not boomy or overpowering unless your recording is "bassy". You'll get better sound on some genres if you use a dedicated EQ like in Google Music one in Android "Unique". It gives it a "higher fidelity". In the looks department this is a killer. I took it to work and have gotten so much compliments on it's look as well as the way it sounds. I mostly play "Vallenato" music which it's tricky to get the right sounds but so far they have performed well. Battery life has been good overall except in high volumes as expected. I try not to let it discharge past 50% as their recommendation. I haven't gotten them wet therefore I can't speak on their waterproofness. Overall I rate this a 5 star. Just wish their next version has "lossless codecs". Pamper yourself and don't hesitate to get these.... You can't go wrong.
Pros: Awesome sound for these "bottle speakers". NFC connectivity, Stereo (true) when two are connected, battery life at lower volumes, design, color options, USB cable and charger included, well designed case, alarm feature
Cons: Few... Some connectivity issues while using two, shorter battery life at higher volumes, no "lossless" codecs, no "stereo" when connecting via AUX (only through bluetooth), high price for pair.
Works well. Sound is excellent, and the battery last forever.
more bass please. 'ree-locate' charging terminal on the unit so on/off button would be more conveniently accessible when unit is being charged while playing.
My grandson got a UE BOOM speaker for Christmas last year and I decided it was time for me to get one too. My son was in town and helped me choose the one I wanted. He also set it up for me with my iPad. It's been super having the music I want to hear all over my house and yard.
Pros: Love the sound quality and versatility of the speaker!
Cons: None so far...
It sounds boast its size exponentially! Good product, best sound. Honestly does not expect that quality from Logitech but the guys exceed the quality and easy compare with Bose, Harman Kardon and the rest. Good job!
Pros: Architectural design and engineering sound
Cons: Battery does not lasts as advertised.
I love this thing. As others have stated, stays charged a long time, gets loud, and is simple to use. Since I travel for work, I use this in rental cars streaming from Pandora. Sometimes the rental car has such a cheap sound system, this is a better solution. Inside the hotel room, it gives me a false sense of being at home, which may sound a bit odd.
Pros: Long battery life. Simple. Appears to be rugged. Dual unit use for stereo, I'll buy another!
Cons: Not too fond of the blue color, but I see they have other colors.
I am a Spin Instructor and I have to say I love this product. I used to lug around electrical extensions to an overweight and outdated speaker where I used a wire to connect to my iPad that would lose connection way too often. Along comes UE Boom. Such a lifesaver and it's so portable. No wires. Easy connection through Bluetooth and the sound quality is excellent. So worth the money. Most likely buy a second one so can have it as stereo sound.
Pros: Portable, wireless, great sound, light
Very pleased with the UE Boom. Great speakers. After watching several bluetooth speakers reviews on YouTube, I opted for the UE Boom. I purchased one speaker first to try it. I paired the speaker with my iPhone 5 and iPod. Played Latin music (tropical). I was impressed with sound and that convinced me to order another speaker in order to double the output and enjoy true stereo sound. I would the bass is OK, can ask more from a small device. I use the speakers outside in the lanai, when grilling and enjoying a cold beer. Kind of pricey, but I saved some money when ordered from Crutchfield, free shipping. Other retailers would have been $200 plus shipping.
Very nice Bluetooth speaker. Does all it claims to do. We use it under the dodger during settled weather aboard our sailboat. What a great way to bring music outside the cabin without having to run wires. Made the Bluetooth connection with my iPhone 5s immediately - no problems at all. I would definitely recommend this to a friend.
Pros: Very nice audio for the size and intended use. Solid construction. Water resistant.
Cons: Bass is not that strong, but this is to be expected for a speaker this size.
Crutchfield did everything they said they would. Have bought from them before iwth no problems. Read many reviews and did my homework. I like everything about this speaker. It is a great product.
Pros: built sturdy, control with phone, slim feature standing up
Cons: some songs seem to missing part of the track when I hook up to Ipod.
Fast shipping! Product was exactly as described. Works wonderful indoors - didn't give it 5 stars only because I have not used it outdoors yet. Rich sound - bass is good for a Bluetooth speaker. Crystal clear audio; worth every penny!
Pros: Rich 360 sound. Very loud. Durable design. Good bass for a portable speaker.
Cons: None yet but have not tested it outdoors.
Very good speaker. Loud as heck, well built and so far the battery has been fantastic. Not too big, not too small. I'd recommend it.
Pros: See above review.
Cons: A bit pricey but you get what you pay for in life.
Great. Lots of sound for this little tube. Great for outdoors. Considering getting another one.
Pros: Rugged Water resistant Dust resistant Compact Loud!!!!!
I use the UE Boom to listen to music from my iPhone. It works really well and sounds very good, considering the small cabinet ! I use it also with the iReal Pro app and find the sound and volume to be far superior to JBL Flip which I also use. I also occasionally plug in a guitar to my iPhone and use a guitar amp app with UE Boom. You need a cable for that though, as Bluetooth will not work for that. There again, great results, and much louder than JBL Flip.
Pros: No problems with battery life so far. Perfect for all my needs as related to iPhone Loud.
Cons: Carrying box is very sturdy, but maybe a little too large for my taste. A good padded case would have been preferred. Heavier than JBL Flip.
Great speaker that has amazing sound.
Nice portable speaker for when you are outdoors. Works fairly decently indoors as well. Surprised that such a nice sound comes out of such a small unit. Only reason for not giving it a 5 star was distance -- would be nice if the iPhone could be farther away. Much better sound than BEATS
Pros: Good sound quality; attractive; compact; portable; can go pretty loud with it; battery life started out good when brand new but went downhill; can use to answer your iPhone
Cons: a bit expensive; would like farther distance from iPhone; battery got worse as it was used.
Awesome blue tooth speaker love it!!!!!
Pros: Sound, easy to pair Bluetooth or nfc battery life is great
Ok I've had it about a month now and tested it against my friends bose mini. The thing is loud! I mean hurt ur ears in a smaller room kinda loud and stays clear sound at full volume. Will drowned out the bose no problem. Does have a pretty clean clear sound but up close clarity compared to the bose mini... Hands down the bose has that one in the bag. Have not synced it to two yet but love mine for out side. It rather durable as well. Accidently droped mine off my balcony. Hardly a scratch. Worth the 175$ I payed for it!( not sure id by one for any more then that )
Pros: This product is amazing, I don't need nothing else.
This is an amazing little speaker. Very loud for the size, very portable, resistant to anything you can throw at it. Sounds great not only for listening to music inside or outside, but sounds wonderful for netflix/amazon prime if you're watching on a laptop or tablet. highly recommend.
Pros: Portable, sturdy, loud for its size, great battery life
Cons: Sometimes I wish i knew which direction the internal drivers face, but sounds good in all directions.
We compared this to the JBL bluetooth speaker and found it to provide superior sound.
Pros: Great Sound, Good battery life
Cons: More Expensive
Excellent 360 sound. Heart pounding bass. For a portable and small speaker, this thing rocks! I use it in my office and connect to my windows laptop, blast it at night and weekends when there's no one around.
Pros: Small, durable, light, one piece, Bluetooth. Excellent sound quality. Great looking too.
Cons: Nothing that I can think of. Although I've been using it for less than a month.
With several thousand $ tied up in three listening areas of my house I've been extremely critical of any bluetooth speakers I've tried to date. The UE Boom is without a doubt the best I've heard, and worthy of the price. It pairs quickly and easily and the sound from such a small speaker is fantastic. It accompanies me on my landscaping and yard maintenance chores and has delivered excellent quality audio for its small package. I've only owned mine for about 6 weeks or so, purchased at the Crutchfield store in Charlottesville. The first couple of uses I was pleased, it lasted longer than I needed it for. Things quickly went downhill from there, the charge is now less than 2 hours, and this if it charges at all - left overnight to charge, the next morning it still indicates critical battery. I've just contacted Logitech for a replacement, which they are always good for. However, in researching the problem and talking with the Logitech customer support representative they have a 'canned' set of responses that, had I seen them prior to purchase, might have led me to another product. Throughout their support forums you will see the same message posted, largely frivolous excuses why we might not be seeing 15 hours of usage. The problem I have is apparently not isolated, it's well known. Bottom line, great speaker. Buy with enthusiasm & the knowledge that battery performance may be over-inflated and that you may need a replacement unit sooner than you may expect.
Pros: Form factor Portability Bluetooth Pairing Sound quality Ruggedness
Cons: Possible battery issues
Needed a bluetooth speaker primarily for our two teenagers. They can take it outside, use it at the pool, play it when friends come over for get-togethers. At some point I will hopefully get to use it myself. The sound is good for such a portable speaker and plenty loud as far as I'm concerned. If you are used to non-portable high end audio this may disappoint, but for it's purpose in our life, it's perfect.
Pros: size, ease of use, good sound
Cons: none so far
Best sound product since the IPOD.
Pros: Sounds great by itself or paired if you have two. Long battery life. Rugged.
Excellent on the go speaker, for the beach, the pool or the bbq.
Pros: - super portable - size and weight - super loud for the size - nice look and feel - the app
Cons: Nothing so far.
Great speaker.. a bit pricy however it does what it says.. its a great speaker you can take from the home office to garage to outside even in the shower... Very impressive sound. Speaker phone works good, just a little feedback but overall a great speaker and very durable... i enjoy this speaker the more i use it..
Pros: Durability, sound, waterproof
Excellent sound with two speakers synced together playing stereo. The App is a little awkward but once you are used to setting it up, it works. So far I am very happy with the battery life, their battery will outlast my phone battery using Pandora.
Pros: Great size, excellent sound, syncs with two speakers for stereo surround sound.
Cons: The App works to sync two speakers together, but must be set each time when they are turned on.
Good sound out of a small portable speaker. Bass seemed to be lacking out in the open but when possible placing it closer to a wall or flat surface seemed to improve quality. Since I have had the UE Boom I haven't had the chance to test out the battery life at high volumes. After downloading the Boom app. had a little difficulty pairing it with a second Boom (It took 3-4 attempts). Overall good sound quality for it's size but it should for the price.
Pros: Good sound for the size
Cons: A lacking in bass when out in the open and price
I purchaesd this for use on construction jobs. The need for verbal communication eliminated the possibility of head phones. Need to be able to recieve phone calls with hands free.
Pros: Great sound Easy to connect to Bluetooth
Cons: Hard to hear on both sides of speaker phone (caller and receiver) Battery life is terrible have to keep plugged in for moderate volume rock and roll music
Sound quality is much better than expected.
Pros: Easy set up. Good sound from such a small unit.
Cons: Range is as advertised, but may cut out if something (i.e., person or other object) gets within line of sight).
I wanted a speaker for two purposes: music and speakerphone. This severly limits the field...fortunately the Boom is in a class by itself. Speakerphone performs flawlessly. The speaker system and sound play is great. My friend with a new Jambox said it doesn't compare to the Boom. I bought the Mini-Boom initially and, while i loved the size, form and function, it was a little under powered. I'm very happy with the Boom.
Pros: Speakerphone, sound, form factor, colors
Cons: not as much bass as the Bose mini...if you don't need the speakerphone go with the Bose.
This little speaker is OK. Although is looks great, has some fun features, and is built like a tank, from a sound quality perspective, it just didn't stand up for me. First of all, I realize I'm reviewing a combination speaker/amplifier/bluetooth device, so I shouldn't expect it to be the greatest sound reproduction I've ever heard. And I didn't. But so many reviews commented on clarity and natural sound that when I first heard it I was a bit taken aback. It has the sound of FM compression with an added mid range bump that makes playback very aggressive and in your face. Of the 4 EQ settings on the app, only "Intimate" sounded OK. The voice enhancer sounded like a high quality cell phone call. When you put it in a corner, the bass was much more apparent (as it is with any speaker), but out in the open there is a hard roll off at about 200 - 250 Hz. I guess the best way I could describe the sound to my ears is "congested". And again, this is not meant to be some gorgeous hi-fi system. It's to have fun listening to music and portability. But I ended up sending mine back and bought a Bose Soundlink Mini. Not as many features and a battery with about half the time that can't be charged via USB (seriously, Bose?), but there is an actual sound stage, depth and some remarkably low bass for such a small setup. For the same price, if audio quality is what you are most concerned about, I really wouldn't recommend the UE Boom.
Pros: Design is my favorite of any small Bluetooth speaker Very good battery Stereo mode is super cool, though you have to buy 2, and that money could go a long way towards a hi-end Bluetooth/WiFi system. Can get very loud with no distortion. Very easy to connect.
Cons: Sound quality is less than great, even for a speaker this size. No real useable EQ settings on app. Bass pretty much non existent unless it is placed in a corner.
Surprising bass response out a small convenient package. Clean sound at high volume. UE really put a nice package together from the unique retsil packaging, to the flat high flex USB cable that is included. Easy to set up, easy to pair. Made to last.
Pros: Clean highs. Great bass response. Durable
Cons: A bit pricey
I looked and listened to many of this class (very portable, bluetooth) - it is among the best. The sound quality does not disappoint, and can be very loud..wish it had more base, but none of this class do - it has personality in its functionality, which often makes me smile. Feels solid.
Pros: Solid sound quality Can get loud Very Portable, flawless bluetooth Wifi system updates Sync another for stereo Heavy, solid build Long charge for playtime Comes with hard case
Cons: No USB charge port No mic for true speakerphone capability (listen only)
i mulled over speaker after speaker before finally deciding on the u e booms... almost got the bose mini but the one thing i just could not get used to was all the sound coming from one space...i guess too many years listening to a stereo...i just need "separation" i guess...the u e boom fits the bill....i bought two and it really makes a big difference....the speaker itself is also "upgradeable"...the speakers i got did not have the "extended base" available with the u e boom app for i pods and such....plugged them into my computer....downloaded the new software and ...poof....brand new fuctionallity....they come in great packaging...but NO INFO on how to unpack....broke the first container trying to get into it but was able to glue it back together so no harm done....overall love the sound quality for such a small foot print....would recommend to anyone wanting portability !!!!
Pros: overall awesome features....operates with one...MORE and much better sound with TWO...
Cons: none so far...but a little pricy...
Bought this for my octogenarian parents for use with their iPad. My Dad was able to get it working without too much explaining. They love it and use it all the time.
Pros: Well built. Sounds very good for such a small speaker. Sound in all directions.
Cons: A bit expensive.
I love this product. It has good battery life. The sound is really good for such a small speaker. The portability of the speaker is great. It's light and small and I can pretty much take it anywhere I want to. I can take it with me when I ride by bike and blast 80s music all day long. I liked it so much, I brought another. I put one in each of my kid's rooms at night and I blast 80s music to wake them up for school in the morning. If your car doesn't have Bluetooth, you can put one of these in the car. So much utility with these little speakers. It also has a 3.5mm input for none Bluetooth devices. I use it for computer speakers sometimes. You can pair the speakers so one is left and the other right or you can play the same thing on both speakers.
Pros: Small and lightweight. Good sound. Good battery life.
Cons: A little on the expensive side.
Easy to set up and use with multiple devices, excellent sound quality, great battery life, cool design that is both portable and water resistant. I also use it as a speakerphone. Would definitely recommend.
Bought for my husband for Christmas. Absolutely LOVES this product
I've owned both the Soundlink Mini and UE Boom for several months now. Why both devices? Because I couldn't decide between the two even side by side. Each excelled in desirable areas: sound and features. What I wouldn't give for a Boom that had the bass fullness & depth of the Mini, or a Mini that I could use as a bluetooth speakerphone. But alas, the universe decided there fwould not be such a device in 2013. And I decided it was time to replace my old clunker of a 5 CD-changer bedroom stereo I'd had since college with the Mini (which btw cost more way back then than the Mini does now!). As a bonus the Mini can also safely accompany me to the bathroom, kitchen, and maybe the porch if there wasn't much dirt or dust blowing around that day (the Mini looks and feels like a tank, but a tank with modernist architectural lines and a really, really nice metallic paint job that you wouldn't ever want to scratch). I also decided there was a need in my life for a super-portable bluetooth speaker/speakerphone that I could toss in my backpack and take to the beach, or the mountain, or the trail (it has a clip for your backpack!), and just wipe it off after and not worry (the Boom has some kind of rubber/plasma paint job that repels dirt and moisture). For sure, the Mini wins on sound (so much so that once you hear it, it's hard to listen to anything else), but if you need portable bluetooth speakerphone with *top-notch features*, a slick phone-integrated (Android and iPhone)
Pros: Everything (except bass)
Cons: No bass
Absolutely amazing how they can get such a big sound in such a small package. The sound is full, clear and hear-able from anywhere in a room, due to it's 360° design. This blue tooth speaker was a Christmas gift from my two adult stepchildren who know a bit about these things. I am very happy with my UE-Boom. Great product.
Pros: Full, crisp, clear sound. Small, but very powerful. Very portable. USB cable for charge through computer, and USB wall charger too. Haven't had it long enough to comment on battery life, but I'll assume it's very good, based on quality of product.
Cons: None yet
The sound is really good and I like the ability to do the stereo function with two. I got them for my teenage boys and they love them. There were no problems connecting with them via Bluetooth with their IPhones. I would recommend them to anyone
Currently I believe this is the best portable Bluetooth speaker on the market. The only reason I give it 4 stars instead of 5, is because I am worried that the battery will die in a few years, and there does not appear to be a way to replace it. Otherwise I am a happy camper. The sound quality is excellent, it has good volume output, the battery lasts for a long time, and the speaker is very durable. I almost bought the Bose Soundlink Mini, but it has too many disadvantages compared to the UE Boom (1. You can't use it as a speakerphone, 2. It needs an EXPENSIVE case to protect it since it's not as durable as the UE Boom, 3. It doesn't use a standard cable for charging, and 4. It doesn't have an iPhone app with the great features you get with the UE Boom). I really can't think of any negatives except possible issues down the road with the battery that can't be replaced. I think it's really cool that you can change the language used to give the battery level with the iPhone app.
Pros: Sound quality, durability, portability, extra features provided by iPhone app
Cons: Internal battery can't be replaced, high cost
Great sound from a small, portable speaker. Definitely worth the price.
This is a great little gizmo- easy to travel with, great sound. Easy to sync with phone. Only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is that it doesn't catch deeper and more subtle tones of music- but really great to travel with.
Great product! Fantastic range, good sound.
Great speaker, sounds amazing with silly long battery life. Also very sharp looking and extremely durable feeling.
It took me a little time to warm up to this product. Overall the sound is good but could use a bit more ummph. I love that it connects to whatever blu-tooth device I'm using in a second or two. It is extremely convenient to transport; fits in a man's pants pocket. I conduct a church choir and it has been invaluable as a rehearsal tool I would buy it again.
Pros: Charges fast, keeps charge longer than I thought it would ,based on other reviews, and is extremely portable.
Cons: Would like a hotter more intense sound.
Great sound! Easy to use app. I am happy with the purchase I made. The speaker clearly lacks bass but that was expected in a small Bluetooth system.
Pros: Very good looking and portable, great sound. Easy pairing to device.
for the money has to be in the top 3 of all that iv ever heard
Pros: good volume, clears highs, fills up the room with speakers on both sides
Cons: maybe more bass
Great quality and sound! It seems very durable. I primarily bought it to use by the pool, but have found that we are using it throughout the house all of the time!
Pros: Great for indoor and outdoor use, good sound
This Bluetooth speaker is excellent. It has great sound quality and amplification for such a compact unit compared to others I tested. I already recommended this product to friends who also love it. The storage bad is a little hard to open.
Great product. Lightweight and compact with fantastic sound. Great for travel or anywhere in the house. Would recommend to anyone. Ordered the product late on a Monday afternoon and it was on my desk Tuesday morning.
Very convenient wireless speaker option. The sound quality is surprisingly bold and crisp. I needed an external speaker for my mobile devices ( iPad, iPhone, & iPod Touch) to listen my music, podcasts, and more importantly to online radio. The UE Boom size & shape fits securely my cars cup holders and allows me to listen seamlessly from house to car. The unit is extremely easy to pair, and the speaker phone option works perfectly with my iPhone. Great value and performance.
Pros: Shape & Size Sound Quality Quality Craftmanship Good Value