There are way too many crappy Bluetooth speakers out there. Go to Best Buy and you’ll probably see 20 of them. And most likely 90% of those are terrible. I’ve been on the lookout for a worthy Bluetooth speaker for years and I think I have found one that finally lives up to the specs I would consider buy it for life BIFL.
The Logitech UE Boom 2 is the follow-up to last year’s Boom speaker. This year they added some crucial features that I believe makes this an absolute home run purchase. First off, this year the whole speaker is IPX7 waterproof. Meaning that you can take this and literally drop it in the pool and it will be fine for up to 3o minutes. It’s made of a durable polycarbonate material that make the speaker feel like a tank.
But how does it sound? Excellent actually. Bass response is amazing and the highs and mids are crisp and clean. The unit can get as loud as 90dBA with it’s two 1 3/4″ drivers. The unit features the latest Bluetooth low energy LE spec so you won’t be killing your phone’s battery when paired to it. It also features NFC (near field communication) for quickly pairing your device to the speaker by tapping it on it. For those of you that are more old-school, the Logitech UE Boom 2 also features a handy 3.5mm audio jack for connection devices. We heard of many people using this speaker as their main driver on a computer rig, just plugged into the 3.5mm jack.
Any way you slice it, the Logitech UE Boom 2 is the one to beat right now, offering a slick design, killer durability and long-lasting battery life.
Ultimate Ears BOOM 3 Portable Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker - Night Black
$101.43 in stock
8 used from $89.99
- ULTIMATE SOUND: Super portable wireless Bluetooth speaker with 360° bold, immersive, crystal clear sound and up to 15 hours of battery on a single charge. It brings your music to life wherever you take it.
- POWERED FOR ADVENTURE: Rechargeable battery stays powered and pumping tunes for 15 hours on a single charge. Add the POWER UP charging dock (sold separately) to charge Ultimate Ears BOOM 3 wirelessly so it’s always ready to go on your next musical adventure.
- SUPER PORTABLE, WATERPROOF and VIRTUALLY INDESTRUCTIBLE: Ultimate Ears BOOM 3 is seriously waterproof and floats. BOOM 3 was born to get wet and is completely waterproof with a IP67 water and dustproof rating, which means it and can be totally submerged in water up to 1m for 30 minutes. No matter how wild things get, your music will always be on point.
- ALL-NEW MAGIC BUTTON: Play, Pause, Skip and control any streaming music directly on the Bluetooth speaker with one touch of a button . Or simply set up custom one-touch playlists for Spotify on Android, Music Unlimited, Prime Music, Apple Music and Deezer Premium.
- PARTYUP: Use PARTYUP on the BOOM and MEGABOOM App to pair 2, 3, 4. . . and over 150 speakers and create the ultimate surround sound experience. You can combine multiple BOOM 3 and MEGABOOM 3 speakers or even pair them with previous generation BOOM, BOOM 2 and MEGABOOM.