Extreme Ears UE Boom 2


Full-sounding bass. Get astonishingly uproarious for its size. Waterproof.


Tap-based motion controls aren't extremely dependable. No playback controls other than tapping.

•Bottom Line

The new UE Boom 2 Bluetooth speaker from Ultimate Ears packs effective sound in a brilliant, rough, waterproof form.

By Will Greenwald

Extreme Ears demonstrated it can put out able Bluetooth speakers with the UE Boom$120.00 at Amazon a few years back, and its yield has become relentlessly better with the bigger UE Megaboom$199.99 at Groupon and the minor UE Roll$89.95 at Amazon. Presently the first Boom is getting an invigorate, and it's the organization's best speaker yet. The $199.99 UE Boom 2 is outwardly vague from the first, yet it's currently totally waterproof, and has a couple of little, welcome outline changes. More essential, it sounds superior to the first Boom.

The same-value Editors' Choice Bose SoundLink Mini II£154.90 at Amazon is still a phenomenal sounding speaker with more fresh top of the line, however the Boom 2 delivers a more full solid and additionally fulfilling bass. At last, your own musical tastes will figure out which speaker is the better decision for you, yet the Boom 2's rough form pushes it over the top in the usefulness office, settling on it our new Editors' Choice for compact Bluetooth speakers.


The Boom 2£119.99 at PC World looks and feels practically indistinguishable to the first Boom, with just a couple modified points of interest. It's still an elastic and-material secured barrel (accessible in an assortment of splendid shading mixes) that measures 6.9 creeps high and 2.6 crawls wide and weighs only 1.2 pounds. Despite everything it has a noticeable elastic strip down the side holding vast + and - images speaking to the volume controls. Despite everything it has Power and Bluetooth blending catches and lights toward one side of the barrel, and a D-ring sitting over a smaller scale USB power port and a 3.5mm sound information on the flip side. Nonetheless, the ports are currently secured by thick elastic entryways incorporated straightforwardly with the speaker, rather than the unbalanced elastic defender that extended around the D-ring on the first. The UE tag on the elastic strip is currently additionally elastic instead of material, and the fabric encompassing the majority of the speaker is substantially more finely woven.

Extreme Ears made the Boom 2 much more rough than the first. It's currently IPX7-appraised, which implies the speaker can take handle complete submersion in water without harm. The first Boom was equipped for taking the incidental sprinkle, however it wasn't ensured to handle a by and large drop into a pool. Like the first Boom, the Boom 2 can work as a speakerphone even without the obvious pinhole demonstrating an amplifier anyplace on its tough body.

Battery and App

A miniaturized scale USB link and divider connector are incorporated into the case. The charging port is covered in a break behind an elastic entryway on the speaker, keeping in mind the link it accompanies can associate effectively, you may experience difficulty utilizing an alternate miniaturized scale USB link with an especially thick connector. We didn't have an issue with any of our links, on the other hand. By Ears, the Boom 2 can last up to 15 hours on a charge, however that obviously relies on upon how noisy you play your music.

You can modify the speaker's EQ settings, set an alert, and even combine it with a second Boom 2 for stereo sound with the free UE Boom application for iOS and Android. The speaker additionally includes tap-based motion control, however it was conflicting in our tests. With the Boom 2 upright, you can tap the top with your hand to play or delay tracks, or tap twice to skip. This worked about a fraction of the time when I attempted it. You'll discover more steady results in the event that you essentially utilize your cell phone for playback control, and you can debilitate the signal controls from the application.

Execution and Conclusions

Like the name suggests, the Boom 2 is an intense little speaker. It's equipped for putting out a noteworthy measure of sound, keeping in mind it's not precisely divider shaking, it'll surely charge consideration at your next get-together or little gathering. It took care of our bass test track, The Knife's "Noiseless Shout," great at most extreme volume. The bass synth hits sounded just somewhat crunchy, yet the kick drum came through with fulfilling power, and the track played at most extreme volume.

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