UE Megaboom - Reviews, Prices, Specs and Alternatives

UE Megaboom

$179.80 View deals
Price updated 18 hours ago

Compare UE Megaboom with:

Bose Soundlink Mini
Bose Soundlink Mini
JBL Flip 4
JBL Flip 4
Anker SoundCore
Anker SoundCore
Other Bluetooth Speaker
Review by Sophia 0 0
The UE Megaboom offers a lot more after the success of its predecessor, the Boom 2, which was launched a few years back in 2012. It has an improved 360-degree sound firing capability and it can handle... Read full review
Avg. review
Physical Features
Color Mouse over a color for a picture
Lava Red
Electric blue
Charcoal Black
Dimensions Length x Width x Height
3.3 x 3.3 x 8.9 inches
Size Variations Mouse over a size variation for a picture

2 lbs
Water Resistance

Speakers range from not being able to handle even a drop of water to being able to be fully submerged in water for several minutes. Do you plan to take your speaker outside? To the beach? To the pool? In the shower? Then you definitely need to verify the level of water resistance before purchasing. You can tell the water resistance by the IP rating—the higher the rating, the more resistant the speaker is to the elements. For reference, the first digit refers to dust protection and the second digit refers to water protection. It reads as: IP68. Anything higher than IP66 will be dust- and splash-proof, meaning it can handle some contact with water, but cannot be fully submerged or soaked.

Water Resistant IPX rating if applicable
IPX7 - Immersion up to 1m
Rugged Design Bluetooth speakers can be durable, rugged, shockproof, dustproof, armored, splash-proof, water resistant and waterproof - all of which can be overwhelming and confusing. In order for a speaker to be c ... Show more
Dustproof Dust is a difficult element to combat, since it accumulates naturally and you have very little control over its ability to clog up your speaker. Dust and electronics just don’t get along very well. A ... Show more

Battery life for Bluetooth speakers is measured in milliampere hours (mAh). Manufacturers will report the battery life of a speaker in the average number of hours it takes to empty from a full charge. Keep in mind this number is based on medium levels of usage. If you play the speaker on full volume, it will drain the battery faster. Some specialty features like using the speaker to charge your phone or casting an LED light show will also drain the battery faster. The manufacturer reported number is just an estimate, and may be slightly different based on your usage.

It’s also important to consider is the type of battery. Rechargeable lithium-ion (LI-ion) batters are ideal, but some speakers only take standard or rechargeable AA/AAA/C/D batteries. You may even find Bluetooth speakers that recharge via solar power—great for outdoor use!

Battery Life
20 hours
Charging Time How long it takes to charge the battery
2.5 hours
battery_charging_full Power Bank This refers to the speaker’s ability to act as a charging station for your device. In addition to input power (which charges the speaker), some speakers also come with output power, meaning it can cha ... Show more
Sound Quality
speaker_group Sound System A speaker’s sound system is described as either mono or stereo. Mono speakers play audio from a single channel, giving the impression that the sound is coming from one direction. Stereo uses two or mo ... Show more
speaker_group Number of Drivers To understand the inner-workings of a Bluetooth speaker, look first at the number and type of drivers. Drivers are the cones or horn-shaped objects inside the speaker box. The number of drivers tells ... Show more
wifi_tethering Subwoofer Having a separate speaker driver dedicated to the lower frequency tones gives your speaker a more robust, rounded out sound. It allows the other drivers to focus on the sounds that they’re best equipp ... Show more
Speaker Breakdown Use the speaker breakdown to better understand sound quality based on the makeup of the speaker. Manufacturers will often report additional details on the speaker drivers, such as the shape (cone or d ... Show more
2 full range driver
graphic_eq Frequency Range Measured in Hertz (Hz), frequency response range describes how high and low a speaker can play. The larger the range, the better the speaker will be at reproducing the audio being played. As a frame o ... Show more
65Hz–20 kHz
wifi_tethering Connectivity
Bluetooth Range If you can find it, you should always check the Bluetooth range of your speaker. You won’t realize it isn’t long enough until it stops working for you! Bluetooth range is important for a couple of rea ... Show more
100 ft
Hands-Free Function If you plan on using your speaker to make and take calls, it needs to come equipped with a built-in microphone and speakerphone. To make a call, you can use voice-activated dialing or key in the numbe ... Show more
device_hub Connects to Multiple Devices In most cases, your Bluetooth speaker will connect to one device at a time and your device will connect to one Bluetooth speaker at a time. Some speakers come equipped with a feature that allows you t ... Show more
settings_input_composite Aux Cable Port While Bluetooth is a quick and easy way to connect your device to a speaker, at times you may want to use a hardwired connection instead. You would do this through a 3.5mm headphone or auxiliary jack. ... Show more
phonelink_ring Remote / App Control Apart from the controls on the speaker itself, some Bluetooth speakers may come with a remote to turn the speaker on or off, activate Bluetooth scanning, turn volume up or down, or respond to calls. I ... Show more
speaker_group Connects to Other Speakers Generally speaking, Bluetooth speakers aren’t usually meant to connect to other Bluetooth speakers unless they come equipped with a hub or transmitter. In those situations, your device connects to the ... Show more
nfc NFC Near Field Communication (NFC) is a new technology that allows you to connect devices by simple tapping them together. To use it, your device (phone, tablet, computer, etc.) and your speaker must have ... Show more
AirPlay AirPlay is a feature for Apple products that offers another way to connect your devices to Bluetooth speakers. The speaker must come equipped with AirPlay in order for you to connect your Apple device ... Show more
radio FM Radio
Info at a Glance
Ultimate Ears
Model Numbers Mouse over a model for a picture
Release Date
5 Apr 2015
Popularity 0-100 scale indicating how frequently people buy the product online. Recalculated daily.
92 / 100
  • Freakishly amazing 360-degree sound with deep bass.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.
  • Waterproof (IPX7) grab n' go shape that is shockingly light-1.93 pounds
  • Connect with Echo Dot (2nd Generation) for hands-free voice control of Ultimate Ears MEGABOOM with Alexa; ask Alexa to play music from Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio and TuneIn on your MEGABOOM
  • PartyUp from Ultimate Ears allows you to wirelessly connect more than 50 Ultimate Ears speakers
  • 100 ft Bluetooth wireless range, 20-hour rechargeable battery* and ultra-fast micro USB charging (* Actual wireless range and battery life will vary with use, settings and environmental conditions)
  • Ultimate Ears MEGABOOM app for additional features and control
  • These are FCC regulated products
  • Read more
Additional Features
Accessories Chargers, cables, cases that come with the device
Micro USB cable, plug socket
Attachments Hook, clip, strap, etc
2-year Limited hardware warranty

Price Range:

Key features
  • 360-degree sound with deep bass
  • Waterproof
  • 100 ft. Bluetooth wireless range
  • 20-hour rechargeable battery

UE Megaboom is a very popular option at the top of the price range. It's in the top 3 bestselling bluetooth speakers and has dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as AYL SoundFit or JBL Xtreme .

UE Megaboom was released in 2015. There are dozens of newer bluetooth speakers on the market. Show newer Bluetooth Speakers

UE Megaboom is $119.85 more expensive than the average bluetooth speaker ($59.95).

Customer Reviews Reviews from real customers who bought the product on Amazon

Questions about UE Megaboom

User Avatar
compare the two speakers sound quality
Related: UE Megaboom, Bose SoundLink Color, Portable Bluetooth Speakers | Submitted by Karen 98 days ago

They both have fairly decent sound quality for their size, and both reach over 90 decibels. 

The Bose SoundLink Color has a bigger frequency range (the larger the range, the better the speaker will be at reproducing the audio being played), but does not come equipped with a passive radiator, thus lacks when bass is taken into higher consideration.

In the case of the UE Megaboom, it has two full range drivers, and a passive radiator, which gives it an advantage when it comes to bass, along with having an amplifier integrated within the device. So, if you're looking to go with sound quality that takes bass into higher consideration then the UE Megaboom would be a better choice.

User Avatar
I would really like something that will produce decent atmos quality without going above 300.00
Related: UE Megaboom, Harman Kardon Onyx Studio, Portable Bluetooth Speakers | Submitted by Matthew 117 days ago

For atmos quality you would need speakers with dolby 5.1, or 7.1, and an atmos receiver. This sort of sound quality cannot be achieved with simply using bluetooth speakers. Most of the atmos receivers on market are under 500 dollars, but well over 300. You may find some traditional looking (non bluetooth) speakers that are atmos compatible under that price. Speakers such as that Onkyo SKH-410 may meet your atmos needs, but these are not bluetooth speakers, just regular atmos-enabled bookshelf-sized type of speakers. Using certain bluetooth speakers like the Bose SoundLink Revolve may give you a surround sound sort of feeling, but it won't be atmos quality. The two bluetooth speakers you listed( UE Megaboom, and Harman Kardon Onyx Studio ) do not have atmos capability, but can connect to other speakers to give a mild surround sort of sound. So if a simple surround sound is what you meant by atmos quality, then the two you listed would work fine connecting to other speakers. That being said in the process of buying multiple bluetooth speakers to achieve anything close to atmos, you would exceed 300 dollars.

User Avatar
I am looking for a portable speaker that is loud for parties and yet still has a clear good sounds. What would you recommend?
Related: UE Megaboom, VAVA Voom 21, Portable Bluetooth Speakers | Submitted by Rhonda 152 days ago

It sounds like the perfect speaker for you would be the VAVA Voom 21. It has a 10W subwoofer, two 5W drivers, along with two passive radiators, which will work fantastic for parties. It is also aptX enabled, so you will have the ability to stream high-quality audio without compromising the integrity of the sound.

Questions about other Portable Bluetooth Speakers

There are 85 questions about Portable Bluetooth Speakers. Ask a question Show all

User Avatar
What is the best Bluetooth speaker Bose Soundlink Revole, UE Boom 2 or a Fugoo Sport. I want a good Bluetooth speaker and these are the three that come up the most on most reviews.
Related: UE Boom, Bose SoundLink Revolve, Portable Bluetooth Speakers | Submitted by anonymous 48 days ago

They all have their pros, and cons, so it ultimately boils down to what is right for you, and your needs.

The UE Boom is a great choice if you want a bluetooth speaker with an exceptional battery life (up to 15 hours). It features two 1.5 inch full range drivers, has a power output of 3 watts, and is IPX4 splash proof. This is not a speaker if you seek to go to loud volumes, as it only offers a 3 watt output, but definitely a great speaker if you want a relaxing volume level, and a quality durable build.

You will find the Bose SoundLink Revolve is IPX4 water resistant (splash proof), has a durable design, a 12 hour battery life, and dual passive radiators. This speaker can reach louder volumes and is a nice choice if you want something that's built to last The exact watt output is unknown because bose tend to never list the watt output (and thus they cannot be exactly compared), but it's a safe bet it will not disappoint in terms of volume and clarity, as this is what the brand is known for.

The Fugoo Go Anywhere Speaker (Fugoo Sport) is very affordable in comparison. It has an IP67 water resistant rating (meaning that it can be submerged). a 12 watt output, a 10 hour battery life (40 hours at half volume), and dual-full range drivers, along with dual bass radiators. This is an ideal choice if you wish to save some money, but still want a decent power output. It’s compact, easy to carry around, and reaches about 95 decibels. However, note that at high volumes the Fugoo speaker tends to distort the sound and will not sound as clear.

User Avatar
I am more of a bassy songs listener , i loved the design of marshall But looking at the price difference and extra feature of being as a powerbank by xtreme is very cool. which one should I buy
Related: JBL Xtreme, Marshall Kilburn, Portable Bluetooth Speakers | Submitted by anonymous 68 days ago

Both speakers have exceptional sound quality, however you’ll find that the Marshall Kilburn is able to go louder. It has a 70 watt power output in comparison to the JBL Xtreme’s 40 watts. That does not mean the JBL Xtreme can’t get very loud, it just means the Marshall can probably handle higher volume levels. That being said, the JBL certainly has a lot more features than the marshal, such as its power bank feature, water resistance, and its hands-free speakerphone functionality.

So, it’s really about what’s more important to you. Both have subwoofers, and decent drivers. The xtreme has 2 subwoofers, but they’re smaller than the kilburns 4 inch woofer. The xtreme is definitely a good choice when it comes to money value, and what you’re getting out of it. If you plan to be out, and on the go with your speaker then I believe the xtreme would be the better choice. If you want something strictly for home use then I would suggest the Marshall Kilburn.

User Avatar
Which is having more performance
Related: SoundBot SB571, JBL Flip 3, Portable Bluetooth Speakers | Submitted by Joobin 71 days ago

It ultimately depends on what type of performance you’re aiming for. Are you looking for something with better bass? Or perhaps something that has a lot of features? 

The JBL Flip 3 is a great choice if you want something that has a well-rounded assortment of features, and a larger scale of use. It's significantly more expensive than the soundbot, but with fair reason. It has dual 1.57in transducers, with a 16 watt power output. It has IPX4 water resistance (making it splash-proof, and a great pool party option), a 10 hour battery life, and a very durable design. It has the option to connect to other speakers, and multiple devices.

The SoundBot SB571 has a well-rounded sound quality. It has two 40mm premium drivers, and a passive subwoofer, with a 12 watt power output. The battery life on it is slightly better than the JBL Flip 3, but this is not an ideal device if you plan to take it to areas where it may get wet because it has no water resistance. It lacks a few of the other features the JBL Flip 3 offers, but you may find that the SoundBot SB571’s sound quality (especially its bass) will sound exceptional, and can easily match if not exceed the jbl’s sound at a much lower cost.

User Avatar
Which of these two has clearer sound at high volumes, especially when listening to pop, hip hop, and dancehall?
Related: VAVA Voom 21, Anker SoundCore, Portable Bluetooth Speakers | Submitted by Gilda 74 days ago

I believe you’ll find that the VAVA Voom 21 will have better sound quality at higher volumes. It has a 20 watt output, 2 drivers, and a subwoofer. The Anker SoundCore is also a great bluetooth speaker, but its power output is significantly lower. It has a 6 watt output, dual high-performance 3 watt speakers, and a subwoofer. This means you’ll see higher decibel levels at maximum volume on the VAVA Voom 21’s side, not to mention cleaner sound quality. The downside is that the vavavoom 21 will cost more than twice what the Anker SoundCore does.

User Avatar
Anyone recommend a good speaker under $100 ?
Related: Anker A3143, Beats Pill+, Portable Bluetooth Speakers | Submitted by Kevin 86 days ago

The VAVA Voom 21 would be a great choice to consider. It meets your price range, and has an outstanding sound quality. This speaker features two passive radiators, a 10W subwoofer, and has a 20W power output. The downside to this speaker is that it’s not an ideal choice if you plan to be around water in any sort of fashion because it has no water resistance.

The Cambridge OontZ Angle 3 Plus would be another great bluetooth speaker to take into consideration. It has an impressive 1 day 6 hour battery life, has two precision neodymium drivers, a bass radiator, and a power output of 10 watts. This would be a great choice for pool parties because it has IPX5 water resistance (protection from small water jets), but don’t put it inside the pool, it is not built for that.

The two speakers you listed are decent as well. The Anker A3143 is very affordable considering it has a 20W output, and has a decent battery life of 10 hours. This bluetooth speaker is equipped with dual 10W drivers, and 2 passive subwoofers. Its downside is that it has no water resistance, nor does it have NFC capability (near field communication).

The Beats Pill+ is another great choice that you listed. It has a cool design, a 12 hour battery life, and a 12W output. Its volume may not go as loud as the others mentioned, but it has a lot of features, such as being able to connect to other speakers, and has hands-free functionality.

Latest blog posts

Why You Should Buy a Portable Swimming Pool for Your Family

Why You Should Buy a Portable Swimming Pool for Your Family

Top Qualities to Look For in a Baby Stroller

Top Qualities to Look For in a Baby Stroller

How Do You Know if You Have the Right Blender?

How Do You Know if You Have the Right Blender?

This website displays data from third party public sources. We do not endorse or disapprove of any products presented here. The data presented is for information purposes only. All Trademarks and Copyrights belong to their respective owners. This website is an Amazon Affiliate.

Copyright © 2018