Speakers have recently taken on a more cylindrical shape compared to those of times past. Whatever the reason for the change may be, it appears to be working where aesthetics are concerned. The UE MEGABOOM is large for a Bluetooth speaker, and follows that latest trend where shape is concerned. Most of the speaker is covered with speaker grills, which provide 360 degree sound, except for the front, where there is a straight line that gores from top to bottom where the volume buttons are located and the UE logo.
The power button is located on the top of the device, right below where the Bluetooth paring button is also located. Moving south, you have the aux port and USB charging port, which are both covered with a waterproof flap. Which brings us to one of the greatest features about the UE MEGABOOM.
The UE MEGABOOM has a waterproof rating of IPX7, which makes it almost completely waterproof. Now the party never has to end, come torrential downpour, you accidentally drop it in the pool, or you drop it while you are fishing out in the middle of nowhere. All of buttons are made in such a way that water cannot enter, the aux and USB ports come with a tight flap that prevents water entering, and the grills themselves are made of a cloth material that keeps everything inside dry. Definitely one of the greatest features about the UE MEGABOOM.
The UE MEGABOOM can have a hundred features and then some, but if it fails in its primary role as a speaker, then it still comes up last. Thankfully, the UE MEGABOOM does not have that shortfalling, as it sounds as good as it looks. Sounds was powerful and rich, and I never had to strain to be able to hear my favorite artists. The bass was deep and full and it always guaranteed a powerful bass drop for those that enjoy dubstep. One thing that I did notice though, was that the bass could become very prevalent and at times too much. While it was rare and in between, it was still noticeable that I was able to detect it. Also, while it is more than capable of being a great speaker for those that enjoy softer music tones, such as classical music, it was not really created for that. It was made more for those that wanted a loud speaker for which to have jamming parties with. With all that being said, the UE MEGABOOM is a fantastic Bluetooth speaker with great sound.
One of the really neat features about the UE MEGABOOM is the ability to sync two of them together for even more spectacular sound. Using the app that can be downloaded from the Play Store, you are able to sync them up and use them as dual speakers. We unfortunately were not able to test it, due to us only having one review unit, but from what others are saying, it works flawlessly and really delivers a unique experience.
The UE MEGABOOM speaker is one of the best speakers that we have reviewed in a while, and it is simple to see why. With great sound, awesome features, and rugged protection, what is not to like about the UE MEGABOOM? If you feel the need to purchase one for yourself, or just want more information about the device, make sure to use the links on the bottom to do so.
UE MEGABOOM Wireless Bluetooth Speaker