Product Comparison: Ultimate Ears BOOM 2 vs Ultimate Ears BOOM 3


General Specifications
Brand
Ultimate Ears
Ultimate Ears
Model
Boom 2
BOOM 3
Origin
China
China
About the product
UE BOOM 2 is the 360-degree wireless Bluetooth speaker that blasts loud, insanely great sound with deep, powerful bass. Everywhere you go.
If you enjoy pool time, spending hours at the beach or the lake, using a waterproof Bluetooth wireless connected speaker to power streaming music will enhance your experience. The Ultimate Ears BOOM 3 is a super portable wireless Bluetooth speaker that balances 360 Degree sound, deep bass and one-touch music control plus, it’s water, dust and drop proof. It’s the ultimate go anywhere speaker.
Key Specs
Power output
20 W
90 W
Connection Type
Bluetooth version 4.0
Bluetooth
Range
100 ft.
150 ft.
Battery Life
15 hour(s)
15 hour(s)
Dynamic Configuration
2 drivers
4 drivers

Ultimate Ears BOOM 2

Ultimate Ears BOOM 3

What customers say about "Key Specs"
Ultimate Ears BOOM 2 Wireless Mobile Bluetooth Speaker
  • I use it on my computer, when I camp, when I go literally anywhere. Even with constant use I’ve got about two to three days use.
  • The audio quality is great, it gets nice and loud, never have any issues with a seamless bluetooth connection, and I really like the graphic design of the speaker grille.
  • The best feature about this speaker is the endless battery life. It seems like I almost never charge it and it has 100 ft Bluetooth connectivity.
  • The product itself is great, but there are some firmware bugs. For example, it cannot connect to two devices simultaneously as advertised.
  • It will disconnect one device to connect to another one. Also, the tap control to pause and skip songs is not the best.
Ultimate Ears BOOM 3 Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker
  • I like how good the range from speaker to device is, I have been around the furthest parts of our house before the sound starts to stutter.
  • The Bluetooth range is the best of all of my devices, and it didn’t dropout whilst walking around the house even next to a powerful Wi-Fi router.
  • Sound is great and can be used for many purposes via Bluetooth.
  • Amazing!! Best bluetooth wireless portable speakers around. Great sound quality and the bass is OUTSTANDING!!
  • Connectivity could not be simpler, just put it in search mode and connect via Bluetooth.
Size & Weight
Color
Black (also available in 6 colors)
Black
Height
7.1 in.
7.2 in.
Width
2.6 in.
2.8 in.
Depth
2.6 in.
2.8 in.
Weight
1.2 lbs.
21.4 lbs.

Ultimate Ears BOOM 2

Ultimate Ears BOOM 3

What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Ultimate Ears BOOM 2 Wireless Mobile Bluetooth Speaker
  • 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.
  • A very convenient speaker, you can easily take with you on trips.
  • It’s too heavy for me to throw into a bag for daily use.
  • As for me it is big and uncomfortable and it requires a lot of space in the bag.
Ultimate Ears BOOM 3 Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker
  • Sound quality is decent for the size of the speaker and it benefits from being stood on a hard surface or upright in a corner.
  • This is a midrange speaker from ultimate ears, it’s smaller and lighter than the top of the range one.
  • Really happy with this. Decent sound quality and loud for the size.
  • It's very easy to set up and use. It's about the size of a 440ml can of beer.
  • The size of this is a fractionally bigger than a standard coke can.
Features
Controls
Buttons
Buttons
Material
Plastic / Metal
Light-shifting fabric
Display Type
No
No
Battery Type
Lithium-ion polymer
Lithium-ion polymer
Supported Systems
Windows Mobile, MacOS, Android, Windows, iOS
Windows, Android, MacOS, Windows Mobile, iOS
Hand Strap
No
No
Protection
IPX7 waterproof
IP67 waterproof, IP67 dustproof, Dropproof
Accessories Included
Micro USB cable
Micro USB cable
Extras
Pair up to 8 Bluetooth ® enabled devices – Connect up to two source devices at the same time., 360° Sound, connect 150+ speakers
Balanced 360° sound, Deep bass, One-touch music controls, Block party, App, 150+ connect speakers
What customers say about "Features"
Ultimate Ears BOOM 2 Wireless Mobile Bluetooth Speaker
  • However, the 360 sound is great, and it is really loud. Even at low volume the sound is clear and the bass is strong.
  • Very impressed with the amount of sound that comes from this speaker.
  • It also is Alexa compatible. Apparently, it is supposed to work with Siri and Google Assistant but I haven't figured out how to make either of those work yet. Very happy with this speaker.
  • I've had it plugged into the wall, playing music and the UE Boom app on my phone shows the battery is charging. I really like that I can turn the speaker on and off remotely with the app.
  • I just hope they update the firmware soon and maybe add actual buttons instead of unreliable tap controls.
Ultimate Ears BOOM 3 Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker
  • There is one large button on the top, called a magic button in the quick start guide, which allows you to skip or replay a track.
  • The speaker comes with its own app complete with graphic equaliser and the ability to connect to150 speakers whether they are are yours or your friends.
  • The equaliser is a simple five way slide but it is effective.
  • Holding the button to hear how much charge is left is useful. Very pleased.
  • The bass sounded thin, the mid range was muddy and the trable was muffled.
Interfaces
AUX In
Yes
Yes
Ethernet Port
No
No
Micro USB
Yes
Yes
USB
No
No
Lightning Port
No
No
NFC
No
No
Card Slot
No
No
What customers say about "Interfaces"
Ultimate Ears BOOM 2 Wireless Mobile Bluetooth Speaker
  • Third one and I love it this is an amazing product that can handle any situation. Highly recommending these.
  • Overall very impressed by how easy the functions are, the quality of the sound, the size of the speaker, and the design.
  • Great interface is very simple and beautiful. There is nothing superfluous.
  • It's a shame that it can not be used as powerbank. This function would be needed.
  • Usb connector broke after a month of use. Charging may fall from the connector.
Ultimate Ears BOOM 3 Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker
  • Set up is easy. Charge with the supplied micro USB cable (no actual charger in the box).
  • It is a tube shape and comes with a flat ribbon style Micro USB charging cable.
  • The speaker comes with a 1m long flat-profile USB charging cable with a micro-USB plug at the end that connects to the speaker.
  • It has a short USB micro cable which needs to be attached to a USB plug. It took a couple of hours to fully charge.
  • The speaker is ready to go out of the box and is easy to lift out of the case with the only other item being a long micro USB for charging.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year(s)
2 year(s)
Certifications
FCC
CE
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
179.99 $
119.99 $


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