For quite some time, the UE BOOM Wireless Bluetooth Speaker has been at the top of the best Bluetooth speakers. Retailing at around $175, you can use it to stream audio from any tablet or Smartphone irrespective of the kind of app that you are using. At first glance, you will realize that nothing has changed much because the newly released model closely resembles its past model, with some minor artificial changes, but some nice improvements on the spec list. The new design with six colors has a tighter fabric content allowing it to last longer. Also, the cover for the ports is now joined into one unit making everything flush.
Some of the visible changes are to allow for a waterproof casing. Although the original was water-resistant, UE BOOM 2 Wireless Bluetooth Speaker is completely waterproof. This means you can immerse it in water for 30 minutes without any bad effect. According to the manufacturer, even if you do not close the little flab that covers the audio input and the USB port, you do not have to fret that it will get damaged.
Inside – Its interior has been completely redesigned such that it not only sounds better but it can also play more loudly than the original. However, just like the entire Bluetooth speakers, if you tune it at higher volume, it can still distort certain tracks of music. The good thing is that most users are very impressed with its volume for its size. Basically, it can deliver a full sound making it one of the most looked after speakers.
Weight – Although this model has a heavier driver, it has taken a hidden weight that helps in balancing the weight of the original model when lying down horizontally. One unique feature about this model is that to pause your music you simply tap the top and double tap it if you want to skip a particular track. It also has the ability to update the firmware itself instead of connecting to the computer. This app can allow you to turn the speaker on and off instead of going over to the power button.
Battery life – The battery can last for up to 15 hours when you tune it at moderate volume. This actually resembles the original Boom battery life. The speaker also gives you an extended range of Bluetooth if you pair it with many Smartphones.
Performance – As compared to the original boom, one thing that you will notice is that Boom 2 not only plays louder but also offers an overall improved sound quality and a much better bass.
Durability and portability – If you love a strong gadget, then this speaker looks pretty strong even if you decide to use it outdoors.
Although UE BOOM 2 Wireless Bluetooth Speaker is a little bit expensive, just like the original, it is still one of the top speakers among the portable Bluetooth speakers category. This means if you are looking for performance with the best rugged speaker then this one is a good one to choose. According to customers, its only disadvantage is that it might slightly resemble the original speaker.