There aren’t a lot of great Bluetooth speakers out there. There are a lot of Bluetooth speakers, but not a lot of them are great. Then there’s the UE Boom. This is one of the few Bluetooth speakers that really does sound excellent, and guess what?
It just got better. Ultimate Ears has just released a new speaker that actually outdoes the old one (if you can believe that). The new UE Boom 2 is every bit as great as its predecessor and more.
Sound Has It
The new UE Boom 2 comes with 25% more sound (read: 25% louder), it’s now water and dust proof, and this speaker can reach double the original Boom’s range. It’s basically the Boom speaker that you really wanted in one neat and tight package. The UE Boom 2 is still the same compact size, it’s still entirely portable, and it’s still one of the best Bluetooth speakers on the market.
The UE Boom 2 also comes with a longer battery life - you’ll get 15 hours on one charge. As far as the fabric and shape and size of the speaker goes, this version is a bit tighter when it comes to the fabric and design of the speaker. But what about the sound? No speaker is worth its salt unless great sound comes with it, right?
The UE Boom 2 Sound
UE got the sound on the Boom 2 right. This speaker does come with 25% more volume, but sounds are also richer through the Boom 2. This speaker also comes with an app (Android or iOS), and it can be connected to other UE speakers through either app. This connectivity option makes it incredibly handy to set up an entire speaker system in a home or elsewhere, so if you already have a UE speaker or two it’s a lot of fun to pair the speakers for a full surround sound experience.
Like any Bluetooth speaker, the UE Boom 2 wasn’t meant to completely take over your living room sound system. Instead, it’s a Bluetooth speaker with a lot of sound, great portability, and a nice design. In other words, this is a good speaker to bring with you if you want to go to the beach or the cabin or some other place where you don’t have any music.
Price and Availability
The new Boom 2 will be available at the end of September this year. As far as the price goes, you don’t have to pay a lot to get great portable sound. The new Boom will sell for the same price as the older model at $199. As far as the design of the speaker goes, it’s really up to you to pick the color that you want. This speaker comes in a ton of different colors and all are equally as brilliant.
If you are doing some holiday shopping early, the UE Boom 2 might be a great gift to consider. It’s a portable speaker with great sound, the price is right for a great gift, and it would make anyone that likes to travel with music happy. Plus, the UE Boom and Boom 2 are the best Bluetooth speakers on the market in this writer’s opinion. You can pick one up at retailers in just a few weeks.