One of the best-sounding waterproof speakers you can buy.
The UE Wonderboom 2 features a somewhat tweaked design, better bass response, longer battery life, and Outdoor Boost make it a better superior companion when you’re outside. Its ruggedness, sound quality, and features set the Wonderboom 2 as an extraordinary portable Bluetooth speaker compared to other speakers you can purchase.
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There are many small Bluetooth speakers in light of current circumstances: People like taking their music with them, any place they go. Sadly, most mini Bluetooth speakers sound little and lacking bass. Be that as it may, Ultimate Ears’ $100 Wonderboom 2 is a special case. As the best Bluetooth speaker for its structure, it’s small enough to be easily portable and large enough to produce a big sound, the Wonderboom 2 offers an appealing combo of features at the cost.
On the off chance that you put the first Wonderboom close to the Wonderboom 2, you’d be hard-pressed to point out the newer ones. The only visual cues are the Wonderboom’s stylish color combinations, and new elastic strap – speaker chassis, buttons, and MicroUSB charging port all remain unchanged.
On top of the speaker are controls for power, pairing, and playback. On the front, you’ll find big buttons for volume control. You’ll locate the Outdoor Boost button on the base of the speaker, which dials up the volume considerably higher for noisy situations. All buttons are a membrane type for water resistance, which means they feel a bit squishy but aren’t difficult to operate.
You’ll locate a plastic door that seals the speaker’s micro USB charging port around the back. In 2019, you’d anticipate that a speaker should accompany USB-C to charge, but alas, Ultimate Ears skipped it. It is anything but a major issue, yet it’s somewhat irritating that you can’t bring a single cable to charge every one of your gadgets.
UE says the Wonderboom 2 can play for 13 hours on a full charge, improving the previous model. After I tuned in for over 6 hours, the Wonderboom, despite everything, had a lot of juice left — more than half of its capacity.
Getting the battery status is tougher than it should be, though. You have to hold the volume buttons up and down at the same time, and the speaker will play a sound that corresponds to one of three levels: high, medium, or low. I would have preferred a visual indicator, as many Bluetooth speakers have.
AVAILABILITY AND COST
The small portable speaker is accessible to purchase in the US, UK, and Australia at a reasonable price of $99.99/£89.99/AU$129, equivalent to the first Wonderboom.
You’ll still have the option to get your hands on the first Wonderboom for quite a while, and, as per an organization representative, the original will be sold at a discount while it’s in stock.
The UE Wonderboom Bluetooth speaker produces a shockingly full sound for a little speaker, with great bass and treble. It offers more bass than the original model. It’s outstanding amongst other sounding versatile speakers you’ll discover for $100; the JBL Flip bests it marginally in sound quality — predominantly because the Flip is bigger, which permits it to deliver a more extensive sound field.
After listening to Lizzo’s “Truth Hurts” on the Wonderboom 2, the bass had good resonance, and depth and vocals were clear and easy to hear. The unit had enough bass to vibrate my desk on Billie Eilish’s “bad guy.” The acoustic guitar on Wilco’s “Love Is Everywhere” sounded crisp.
The Wonderboom has great power. On the off chance that you press the Outdoor Boost button on the bottom, it clanks to right around 100 decibels, and even without that, it goes to 94 decibels. However, it gets twisted at max volume, and it sounded better at about 85 decibels, which is sufficient to be heard under most conditions.
It’s a repeat performance for the UE Wonderboom, with this subsequent iteration being every inch on a par with the first model. It’s a simple speaker to suggest if you’re after a smaller Bluetooth speaker who will do everything, offer all-around protection, and a bassy 360-degree sound.
That is a lot of similar features as the older model – which sounds equally the same – so this is truly where the choice lies. Take the newer speaker since you need sound system pairing or because you need to usee it for outdoor party time, or save yourself a little money by deciding for the older model.
Overall, the Wonderboom 2 delivers by the bucketload. If you want explosive sound from a compact form-factor, then look no further.