Product Comparison: Sony SRS-XB41 vs Ultimate Ears Megaboom 3
Ultimate Ears Megaboom 3
- This is the best sounding Bluetooth battery speaker at its price Point that I’ve heard.
- Battery life is astonishing! How ever it can take take all night and some to charge from flat.
- Love the added lights which change colour, and the bluetooth range seems really good.
- Battery lasts ages too and I love that I can use it to charge my phone if I need to.
- Connecting to Bluetooth can be a bit fussy sometimes with my phone.
- The single speaker has more than enough power and its lightweight too.
- If you are new to Ultimate ears speakers I think the app is fantastic and the party up feature that allows you to connect to multiple Boom speakers is amazing.
- I'd connected to my Samsung phone, then easily connected to my MacBook. Connection is very fast and doesn't take much time.
- Haven’t managed a reliable pairing with my boom 3 speaker either. It’s like playing vinyl that jumps on the turntable.
- It looks like it stands ok on 30% volume but when i put volume around 60-70% the battery goes on critical immediately!
Ultimate Ears Megaboom 3
- This is my go to speaker to throw into my bag most of the time. I wouldn't want anything bigger for a portable speaker.
- The size is not too big and is comfy to carry.
- The sound quality is amazing and despite its smaller size can get very loud and volume goes up a lot.
- Great speaker, with a lovely sound and amazing bass for its size.
- What I like best though is the size, weight and feel of it. It feels so robust and modern.
- The sound is very loud, it's rich and for its size packs some bass. It's so good I use it outside when having a barbecue.
- It's fairly weighty but not excessively heavy and feels reassuringly solid to hold, as you'd hope given that it's designed to be used outside.
- It's not too big and not too heavy making it very portable.
- It’s amazing to carry into different rooms at home and it’s perfect for anytime. It's size fits any design and home interior.
- It’s too heavy for me to throw into a bag for daily use because it adds extra weight and the bag gets a couple pounds heavier.
- The water proofing is great, sits in my bathroom most of the time if I'm not packing it away.
- The lights are fantastic, initially, I thought these were going to be gimmicky and just a clever marketing ploy, but after having them i found myself staring at them more often than not!
- Love the sound, really quite loud and plenty of bass for a smallish speaker.
- The App allow you to set the equalisation as you like it.
- Lights are a great effect but do seem a little... chaotic. They respond very well to music but they do seem to respond to every sound, including lyrics, rather than just following a beat.
- Don’t bother getting the power up dock as battery life is excellent and the charge port is now on the side.
- The controls are pretty straightforward, with a multi-function button on the top, and a large plus and minus button on the front face.
- The speaker is supposed to be drop-proof from a height of three feet. I didn't dare try it from that height, but I did drop it on a wooden floor from around two feet and it was fine.
- It’s waterproof too so you don’t have to worry if the rain catches you by surprise during a barbecue.
- Doesn't have voice control Alexa which the more expensive does Megablast have.
- You can charge with USB now in addition to the propritory Sony connector which saves on space if you take this around with you.
- The thing I appreciate most of it, is that is recharged by usb as well as the AC power which is very important for me.
- It has a USB on the back so you can plug your phone into it and it charges.
- It too in turn can charge a device ie, your phone from it’s full size usb socket!
- Doubles as a USB charging device, which is handy. Also no issues with it connecting to my Android phone, a consistently quick connection - quicker than other bluetooth speakers I own.
- The UE3 Megaboom is well over what I expected. Firstly, download the app, pair your phone, select your music and off you go.
- The charging socket is a micro-USB so no need to worry about losing a cable.
- A nice long USB cable for charging and looks very classy and sleek.
- They removed the audio jack so now the only way to connect to the speaker is via bluetooth.
- My one issue is that there is no aux in cable, so only Bluetooth can be used to play music.