Ultimate Ears speakers are no stranger to waterproof speakers because there are lots of speakers which are waterproof and have a good features manufactured by UE. Just look at the mostly popular Boom speakers which are the even oddly shaped Roll, both of which we’ve reviewed in the past. The newest speaker launched is the Wonderboom. I have searched a lot about this products before posting this full review because I really wanted to see how it’d hold up over time instead of just after a few days. So here i compare between the BOOM 2 And WONDERBOOM and at the end of review i will suggest you which one is good among this two.
Thehas been a mainstay at the top of best portable Bluetooth speakers list in the past couple of years. The UE Boom 2 allows you to stream audio from nearly any smartphone or tablet, regardless of the source app or operating system.
The new model of UE, which comes in six color options at launch, which has a tighter weave on the fabric cover, making it more durable. Also, the flap is now better integrated into the unit with a groove in the top of the speaker that makes everything flush.
UE Boom 2:
What is the UE Boom 2?
The UE Boom 2 is the Bluetooth speaker to Ultimate Ears in 2013. A waterproof speaker that made a splash with its insane maximum volume and stellar battery life.
The new Boom box target is to fix the problems of the original Boom and comes with improved software and hardware. By and large it achieves this goal and earns itself a place on the list of 2015’s best Bluetooth speakers.
Design and Features
The UE Boom 2 and predecessor is similar nature in design. The 67 x 180 mm, 548g tube features a 360 speaker grille that’s divided by a rubber strip running up it’s long side and along the top and bottom faces.
The speaker is available in a number of vibrant colour options – which may put off some buyers. I, however, found the green, blue and yellow model on review a welcome change to the horde of monotone Bluetooth units currently on the market.
- The UE Boom 2 offer an improved version of the “360 degree” audio that debuted on the original Boom.
- Sound quality is a key of bluetooth speakers. UE Boom 2 has a good sound quality than its predecessor versions. While the speaker had great maximum volume, its loudness was a double-edged sword.
- Ultimate Ears always attempted to rectify the each and every issue related to its product by loading the UE Boom 2 with larger, 1.75in active drivers and 3in passive radiators.
- Sound quality on the UE Boom 2 is impressive, at least by Bluetooth speaker standards.
- Compatible with iOS and Android, the app offers a variety of services – at its most basic level it lets you control the speaker volume and skip tracks.
- It has full controls for the speaker’s audio settings, so you can manually reduce its bass.
- The UE Boom 2’s batter is made up of non-removable Lithium-Ion battery, which Ultimate Ears quotes as having a 15-hour life.
- It is possible for the UE Boom 2 is last up to 15 hours, it’s only if the speaker is constantly playing music at a low volume. Generally, the UE Boom 2 lasted between 8 and 11 hours at louder volumes.This is still fairly impressive.
By overall research of UE Bom2, it is a great Bluetooth speaker that fixes many of the issues that plagued its 2013 predecessor. It offers great audio quality and many advanced controls via its iOS and Android applications. However, it’s prices is not much more. it is starting at £170 the UE Boom 2’s perks come with a premium price tag.
- (can be immersed in water up to 1 meter for up to 30 minutes) and able to float on its own
- 10 hours of battery life at moderate volume levels
- Connect two Wonderboom speakers together to augment the sound
- On the top of the speaker, UE button lets you play, pause and skip your music.
- Drop-tested to 5 feet
- Up to 100-foot wireless range
- Height: 102mm
- Diameter: 93.5mm
- Weight: 15 ounces (425 grams)
- Two-year limited hardware warranty
Features Of Waterboom:
The first thing you’re likely to notice about the Wonderboom is its odd shape. It is actually cute looking which I’m pretty sure is what UE was going for. Up top you will find three buttons (one of which is the UE logo) and a small elastic loop. At first I was not sure what the look would be good or bad after searching about it for a weeks I’m surely tell you that it is good in look.
So here we will get into the actual quality in a second, but at first you will really impress with just how loud this little speaker got. Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM gives huge sound quality into a pint-sized speaker. The only use I can find for it is to hang it from a towel rack. it seems a little too bulky but also comfortable way to carry it. But I digress, on the bottom of the speaker you’ll get a small plastic flap that covers the micro USB input.
Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM has 10 hours of battery power life which gives you a full day or night of musical ecstasy. You can take this speakers with u picnic in the park for picnic. Binge-watching shows from bed with furry friends. It will give you a 10 hours of non-stop entertainment with brilliant, immersive sound.
‘If you press the volume up and down buttons at the same time, it will play a specific tone based on how much battery is left’. Isn’t it cute idea? Thats why i think it is the good speaker for this amazing idea.
It’s the greatest thing to use it in water, because Waterboom is purely waterproof in nature. You can use it in water easily without any fear. It will not get damage. The speaker is completely waterproof and floats. And it is also great for showers, pools, beaches, waterfalls, muddy fields and rainy days. If it gets dirty, just rinse it off.
- Pretty much unbreakable
- Solid battery life
- Very loud
- Doesn’t handle mid-range well
WHICH SHOULD I BUY, THE BOOM 2 OR WONDERBOOM?
The Ultimate Ears Boom 2 was came in September 2015, as an upgrade to the UE Boom. When it came it brought waterproofing and sound improvement among other benefits. The UE WonderBoom came in April 2017. It is a smaller size speaker at a lower price point. The WonderBoom has new and updated features. Its lower price and smaller size means that it has had to make some sacrifices. This comparison will help you to make the best decision you can on which one to buy.
Let’s have a look of Some important points for it’s better comparison
UE BOOM 2 AND WONDERBOOM FOR TRAVELING
These speakers are ideal to travel with, and each have their own benefits. The WonderBoom is in the small size compared to the Boom 2 however it is quite a bit wider diameter. Which is probably not an issue for most of you, it’s worth considering if you plan on carrying it in the water bottle section of your backpack. Packed inside a bag the WonderBoom has a smaller overall size.
The Boom 2 is understandably heavier as it is bigger and has a larger battery capacity. That battery size allows for a 15 hour life for the Boom 2 compared to 10 for the WonderBoom.
CONNECTIVITY FOR THE WONDERBOOM COMPARED TO THE BOOM 2
As their primary function both portable speakers connect through bluetooth. The WonderBoom only connects with bluetooth, whereas the Boom 2 has an aux connector. This is a big consideration if you are planning on connecting to devices that do not have bluetooth. While the bluetooth on both are supposedly the same range of 100Ft, the indoor range on the WonderBoom is significantly better.
UE Boom 2 has a Ultimate Ears Boom App for the android and iOS devices, but it is not supported to WonderBoom. This is not an issue if you do not need to mess around with the EQ.
|Product||Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM||Ultimate Ears BOOM2|
|Price||Best Buy USA, UK||Best Buy USA, UK|
SUPPORTS BLUETOOTH PAIRING USING NFC
|Item Dimention||4.6 x 4.2 x 5.24 in||2.5 x 2.5 x 7 inches|
|Item weight||1.32 lbs||1.2 lbs|
|Stream Music To Multiple Speakers At Same Time||Double Up 2 speakers||Party Up 150+ speakers|
|Rechargeable Battery Life||10 hrs.||15 hrs.|
|Siri And Google Now Voice Control||Not Available||Available|
|Sound||Big ultra-portable sound||Bigger sound for any adventure|
These are the two great speakers and the differences are small. If you have read all the above main comparisions. You will get to know that which one is most likely speakers at all like most audio critics, you’ll probably prefer the more even and detailed sound of the UE Roll 2. And if you’re planning on using it in a pool, that’s definitely the one to get.
The UE Wonderboom sounds quality is almost good, but it has a bit more emphasis on the bass, and sometimes it just goes a bit louder. You know if that fits your taste. The Wonderboom is also a better choice for those who need a speaker for camping or otherwise expect it to suffer a bit of abuse. So here i will recommend you to buy updated version of Ultimate ears, because it comes with extra features. It’s size and weight is small and you can take it with you anywhere in your small bag and purse.