The Ultimate Ears Megaboom is one of the best Bluetooth speaker in the market today that comes with great portability, 360° sound and is also a water-resistant device.
Given its most notable and popular features, you are sure that the Ultimate Ears Megaboom is specifically designed for you to take on harsh conditions while listening to your favourite tunes with loud, clear, and crisp sounds with deep bass. We’d say that it is the perfect party speaker and is made to produce excellent 360° sounds that go well with the deep bass that isn’t muffled in any way.
You know that this is a high-quality speaker just by looking at its build – IPX-7 waterproof and shockproof with outstanding battery life and a body that weighs only 1.94 pounds. Surprisingly, it’s lightweight for its build and appearance which makes it an even better speaker.
For even more convenience, the speaker also has the UE Megaboom application for voice control and extra features by utilising Siri integration on your smartphone.
If this has piqued your interest when it comes to durable and cool-looking speakers, let’s go and check out the features, specifications, performance, and all the other important details about the Ultimate Ears Megaboom.
Ultimate Ears Megaboom Review – Whats in the Box?
The Ultimate Ears comes packaged in a fantastic looking box. The box packs a heap of bright and vibrant colours and really helps give the Megaboom that party feeling. On the front of the box you will see a large product shot of the speaker as well as the Ultimate ears branding. Turning to the rear of the box you will find some information highlighting some of the Megabooms key features and specifications as well as warranty information and website details.
Taking the outer sleeve of the packaging reveals a very bright and fun design that looks absolutely killer. The Ultimate Ears design department has really done a great job here to give the product a fun and premium look.
Inside the box you will see that the speaker and its accessories are safely stored which will keep your item in perfect condition whilst in transit with the ever heavy handed delivery drivers.
The Megaboom packaging contains 1x ULtimate Ears Megaboom speaker, 1x USB cable and 1x USB wall charger.
As you’d expect, the Ultimate Ears Megaboom dwarfs the company’s Boom 2 even when it is already categorised as a large portable speaker. It measures a total of nine inches and is basically an inch thicker and two inches taller than the UE Boom 2; and aside from its hefty and chunky dimensions, the Ultimate Ears Megaboom is still a cylindrical and compact charm.
Compared to the first-generation devices, Ultimate Ears became a great hit with the design of the original Boom, so with that, you can definitely see hints of the Boom’s design on this speaker: the usual – and + volume buttons are still positioned at the front while the power button rests in the middle of its concaved top.
If you’re worried about the size of the Ultimate Ears Megaboom, it is large enough to be able to deliver you some kickin’ beats but not too large that it is bulky to carry around. It has a combination of design elements that are found both on the original Boom speaker and its successor.
The Ultimate Ears Megaboom that we have is a stylish black speaker with a fabric stitching that wraps around the Ultimate Ears’ body; the stitching has a sparse button design and thread count that imitates the look found on the Ultimate Ears Boom2. Once you flip it over, you’ll see that the port flap that helps the speaker’s waterproofing has become flatter – something that you’ll also see on their Boom 2.
The Ultimate Ears Megaboom features a very useful waterproof feature that is IPX7-rated which means that the device can readily be immersed in water for up to thirty minutes in total. The UE Megaboom speaker is also powered using a rechargeable Lithium-ion battery, giving the device up to twenty hours of battery life. When it comes to its sound level, the Ultimate Ears speaker has a maximum volume that reaches up to 90 dBA while its frequency range goes from 65-Hz to 20-kHz; also, the speaker features two 2 x 4 inch Passive Radiators and two 2-inch drivers.
We actually like that the Ultimate Ears Megaboom can be paired with up to eight Bluetooth-enabled source devices, as well as combine a total of two source devices simultaneously – you can wirelessly stream to two Megabooms from a single source. Additionally, the Ultimate Ears Megaboom also offers a two-year hardware warranty for your convenience.
We’d call this something like a party starter since anywhere you go, you can play all of your favourite and good music. This is because of its wireless feature and the intensely rich sounds that the Ultimate Ears Megaboom produces – bring this device to a party and you’ll have clear and crisp sounds dominating the whole area.
The speaker also features a bold, hefty, and cool-looking body but don’t be deceived by its exterior since the Ultimate Ears Megaboom is incredibly a light device. The speaker also features the Google Now and Siri voice integration to keep you always in the moment without having anything interfering between you and your favourite tunes.
Other features that the Ultimate Ears Megaboom has includes the speaker’s app that you can use to download various features such as Remove On / Off, Block Party, Musical Alarm, Customisable EQ, Tap Controls, and a whole lot more. We also liked its Tap to Play function where you can simply tap the Ultimate Ears Megaboom once for pause or play, and you can also press twice to skip your songs. The Ultimate Ears Megaboom app can also help you connect wirelessly to any of the Megaboom, 150+ BOOM, and the BOOM 2 speakers; lastly, you can take your speakers with you anywhere you want: to the beach, pool area, or even the waterfalls.
You won’t have to worry about breaking the speaker since it is water resistant and you can even submerge this in water for thirty minutes and up to a depth of one meter.
The Ultimate Ears Megaboom follows the performance set by the successful the Boom and Boom 2 with the main difference between the Megaboom and the other two speakers is that it is definitely bigger and packs a bigger punch.
We were surprised with its weight since it was lighter than what we expected, considering its rather hefty appearance.
When we tried the Ultimate Ears Megaboom, it had a really clear and powerful sound that’s full of heavy bass and adequate crisp which makes listening extremely enjoyable. We also really liked the improved 360° audio effect since it was obviously better with the Ultimate Ears Megaboom compared to the one for the Boom 2.
If you’re someone who considers that a speaker’s worth is all based on its features, well you’re definitely going to be in for a treat with the Ultimate Ears Megaboom. Just like the rest of the Ultimate Ears lineup, the Megaboom’s capabilities are present in its companion app which carries a lot of advantages from using.
The larger speaker of the Ultimate Ears Megaboom is also a great performer because of its more practical and efficient features: you can simply pick up or hang up from a call just by pressing the Bluetooth pairing button while answering your calls will just be a cinch. When it comes to the sound quality of your calls and also the speaker’s microphone pickup is just as excellent as the sounds produced when you’re playing your favourite music.
Earlier, we already mentioned about its battery life, but let’s talk a bit more about its effectiveness: it actually has a five-hour boost compared to its smaller Ultimate Ears counterparts, giving it a maximum of twenty hours of battery time.
Lastly, the waterproofing measures of the Ultimate Ears Megaboom do excellently when it comes to safeguarding the speaker’s inner parts, so even if you submerge the device in water for up to thirty minutes, the Ultimate Ears Megaboom will still be up and running.
We used the Ultimate Ears Megaboom to listen to a large range of music genres and it didn’t matter what we played, the results that the speakers produced were outstanding.
IPX7 rated: Ultimate Ears MEGABOOM can be immersed in water up to 1m for up to 30 minutes.
Connect two MEGABOOMs together for bigger sound. With Double Up Lock the speakers will automatically Double Up the next time they are both powered on together.
You and up to 2 friends can join Block Party in the UE App and see who’s the better DJ with MEGABOOM.
When a call comes in to your connected smartphone, MEGABOOM will automatically pause the music. You can answer the call from either the smartphone or by pressing the Bluetooth button on the MEGABOOM.
Select the best Sound for different occasions with 4 different presets and a customized tuner.
You can use MEGABOOM as an alarm to wake up to your favorite songs, playlists and more.
Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery for up to 20 hours of battery life between Micro USB charges.Actual battery life will vary with use, settings and environmental conditions.
Maximum Sound Level: 90dBA. Frequency Range: 65Hz – 20kHz. Drivers: Two 2” drivers and two 2” x 4” Passive Radiators. Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery for up to 20 hours of battery life between Micro USB charges.
Pair up to 8 Bluetooth® enabled source devices – Connect up to two source devices at the same time. Wirelessly play (stream) to 2 MEGABOOMs from one source. Mobile range of play is up to 30m (100 ft). NFC (passive) enabled – (works with active NFC enabled source devices * Android Jellybean and higher).
For Audio Playback: Smartphones, tablets and other devices that support Bluetooth® and Bluetooth Smart® wireless audio profile [Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP)] or 3.5 mm audio output. For Phone Calls: Phones that support Bluetooth® Hands-Free Profile (HFP1.5)
Diameter: 8.3cm (3.3”). Height: 22.6 cm (8.9”). Weight: 877 g
2-YEAR Limited Hardware Warranty
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The Ultimate Ears Megaboom app lets you unlock even more features that you can use to further enjoy the speaker, and a single tap on the app is the only thing you’ll need to access these new features.
The Ultimate Ears Megaboom makes use of the Bluetooth Smart feature which lets you easily turn your speakers on and off remotely via the free Ultimate Ears app; it also lets you instantly pause music whenever you receive a call from anyone. You can either answer your call via smartphone or by simply pressing the Bluetooth button on the speaker.
The app also lets you pair two speakers like the Ultimate Ears Megaboom with the original Boom and you can also make use of the included equalisation features to tweak the sounds based on your tastes and preferences.
The other application features include the following: Tap Controls, Musical Alarm, Remote On/Off, and the customisable EQ.
The Ultimate Ears Megaboom is one of the best Bluetooth speakers available today and is designed specifically for anyone who needs an intense sound performance in outdoor environments. The speaker is designed to be just right for rugged environments, plus it is also water resistant and can easily be transported anywhere. The Ultimate Ears Megaboom is definitely an outstanding speaker that delivers superb and crisp audio performance while also producing crisp and clear sounds without any type of distortion or noise.
So if you’re searching for a great-looking speaker that is durable and performs excellently, then your best option is the Ultimate Ears Megaboom which we highly recommend.
Where to Buy
If you want to get your hands on the Ultimate Ears Megaboom you can visit the official website where you can pick one up for $349AUD.