Audio is important to my life. I only listen to music like all day. And I’ve been on a podcast kick lately. Hence, I’m a headphone and speaker collector. I don’t mean to be, it just happens. I’m always on the lookout for the best audio tech. Stuff like the UE Boom 2 portable Bluetooth speaker. Actually I’m convinced anything made by UE at the moment might as well come off the line with a big stamp that says “The Best.” That’s how much I like these products (and no, this is not a paid placement — I’m really just gushing).
I’ve previously tested the UE MegaBoom — that’d be the big brother of the Boom 2 — and I loved it. But the Boom 2 was calling my name saying, “Chris, check me out.” And I’m glad I did. In many ways, I almost prefer it to the larger MegaBoom.
Of course, the bigger the speaker the better, more thunderous the sound. Duh. But I’m going to go out on a limb and call the Boom 2 the best portable Bluetooth speaker you can buy right now. Why?
The Boom 2 is the perfect size for the average person. It fits right into your hand. It’s so satisfying. And it fits easier into your backpack (or whatever bag you carry with you). And it’s less noticeable when it’s hanging out on your shelf, counter, desk or hanging from a biner off your messenger.
Now don’t get me wrong: the MegaBoom is insanely awesome. But it’s significantly bigger. It’s portable, yes, but it takes up more room in your bag. If you’re like me, you need every square inch (ya, I carry a lot of gear with me places: for writing, vlogging, and more). So I’d call the MegaBoom an upgrade — but still for the average person, I’d totally recommend the Boom 2 first.
That’s because on top of the size, the sound is still incredible. It gets LOUD. And it sounds GOOD. If you want something more concrete than that, the highs and mids are clear and the lows are decent (but hey, you can only get so much bass from something this size — take that into account). All-in-all, it’s what I’d want from a portable Bluetooth speaker. I’m in no way disappointed with it’s audio performance.
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