Ultimate Ears Blast vs Boom 2: Which to Buy?

Ultimate Ears Boom 2

This is the review of the comparison between two Bluetooth speakers from the Ultimate Ears. The comparison here is between the Ultimate Ears Blast and Ultimate Ears Boom 2 speakers. There is around eighty dollars difference in their price range currently and also, because of the price there is a difference in their features. To know which one is good for you to buy for the price, go to the detailed review.

Ultimate Ears BlastUltimate Ears Boom 2
Ultimate Ears BlastUltimate Ears Boom 2
Excellent sound quality.
Good battery life.
For home and on the go.
Full-sounding bass.
More robust feature set. Waterproof.
Great Android and iOS app.
Amazon’s walled garden.
Alexa useless without Wi-Fi.
Poor voice recognition.
No playback controls besides tapping.
Battery life isn’t improved. Distorts at high volumes.
High price.


BrandUltimate EarsUltimate Ears
ModelBlastBoom 2
Amplification Typeactiveactive
Frequency Response60 – 20000 Hz90 – 20000 Hz
Output Level (SPL)93 dBA90 dBA
Audio Amplifierintegratedintegrated
Connectivity TechnologyWirelessWired, Wireless
Rechargeable Batteryrechargeablerechargeable
Run Time (Up To)12 hour(s)15 hour(s)
Power SourceBatteryBattery
OptionsUSB Charging
Connectivity InterfacesBluetooth, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/nBluetooth, Near Field Communication (NFC)
Internet Streaming ServicesAmazon Alexa Voice Service
Speaker TypeSpeakerSpeaker
Speaker Channel Qty
Speaker Channel Type
Driver Typefull-range driver, passive radiator, tweeter driverfull-range driver, passive radiator
Driver Qty22
Driver Diameter1 m, 2.15 m, 3.35 m1.7 m
Typeaudio line-in
Height9.3 in7.1 in
Weight2.65 lbs19.33 oz
FeaturesBluetooth; WiFi; 360° sound.

Stream music up to 330 feet away; hands-free speakerphone.

Amazon Alexa enabled; Waterproof and virtually indestructible; IP67 rated.
It’s the waterproof wireless speaker that blasts loud, immersive 360-degree sound. Rain or shine, Ultimate Ears BOOM 2 instigates spontaneous adventures anywhere.

BOOM 2 has big, bold 360-degree sound that energizes any adventure.

BOOM 2 was designed to live. To see the world. To get wet, muddy, covered in snow and beat up — but always to be awesome.

BOOM 2 is crafted from the sexiest and most uninhibited premium materials in the known universe. Tough, resilient and absolutely stunning.

Amplify the party! Use the UE BOOM app to wirelessly connect 150+ BOOM, BOOM 2 and MEGABOOM speakers.

Use your BOOM 2 App to unlock features like Block Party, Remove On/Off, Customizable EQ, Musical Alarm, Tap Controls and more.

Detail Review:


Ultimate Ears Blast

The Ultimate Ears Blast is one of the great Bluetooth speakers from the Ultimate Ears as this supports Amazon Alexa as a Voice assistant. This speaker is also retailing for a budget-friendly price of around ninety dollars currently. This speaker also features a water-proof and 12 hours of battery life.

Ultimate Ears Boom 2

Boom 2 from the Ultimate Ears by Logitech is the updated version speaker of the Boom speaker from the Ultimate Ears. This speaker is IPX7 water-proof and dust-proof which means you can wash this speaker to clean it if it gets dirty and this features 15 hours of battery life which is really great. This speaker is retailing for around a hundred and seventy dollars currently.

Ultimate Ears Blast


Ultimate Ears Blast

The Blast Bluetooth speaker from the Ultimate Ears is made of rubber and plastic material but it looks quite hard and very durable. As far as the button controls, there is a huge plus and minus button on the side of the speaker which is for volume up and down. Also, on the top of the speaker, you have got two buttons one is the power button with the LED, so when you turn it on it the LED will turn on and another button is the Bluetooth button, so when you press it the speaker will turn into Bluetooth pairing mode. At the bottom of the speaker is where you have got your micro USB charging port and the metal tip which supports wireless charging but for that, you need to buy the charging dock separately.

Ultimate Ears Boom 2

In terms of control, you only got the volume controls in the front of it, that is the plus button for volume up and the minus button for volume down. There are no controls all around the speakers are around it and you got the mesh material all around it which means you gonna get the sound come from all 360-degrees. On top of the speaker, you have got the power on and off button, and on the top of it, you have got a Bluetooth pairing button. At the bottom of the speaker, you have got two input ports one for charging this Bluetooth speaker which is micro USB, and a 3.5 mm auxiliary cable for non-Bluetooth supporting devices are available in the base of this Bluetooth speaker along with the lash to hook this speaker with your backpack.

Ultimate Ears Boom 2


Ultimate Ears Blast

It comes with some pretty artwork all around the box as like all other Ultimate Ears boxes. I really do like this packaging and I love it when people put good thought into the boxing experience. Inside the box, we’ve got the power-up section which says the basics, short press power on and off, voice control with Alexa, to install the Ultimate Ears app to get more features. Also, in the box, you have got your power brick which is very nice, and also they gave you a pretty lengthy cord which is a micro USB for charging.

The Ultimate Ears app is actually very nice and it hooks up through Amazon Alexa. The app shows which speaker you have got and you can connect it, you can see the status of the battery, which Wi-Fi it’s connected to, which Bluetooth device it is connected to, and also Alexa signed in. Also, you can create a group here with other Blast speakers and get a party Blast sound. You can also adjust your EQ settings for bass, mid, treble, all that good stuff, and also they have a few presets for you, and also, you can hit the mic in the app and talk to it.

Ultimate Ears Boom 2

The Ultimate Ears Boom 2 by Logitech is a limited edition fantastic and a party Bluetooth speaker. If you have got a really good budget this is the speaker you would love to have. This speaker also comes with all fantastic features like waterproof, drop-proof, 360-degree sound, and a battery life of 15 hours. The main and fantastic feature is a party up, so you can connect up to 150 plus Boom and Boom 2 as well as the Megaboom speakers together which is fantastic.

The box comes in a nice presentation and included with this speaker in the box, you get 2 meters long stylish USB charging cable, a box with a bit of information about your Bluetooth speaker, and the app you need to download on your mobile phone which is available in Google Play Store as well as Apple Store and in last but not least we have our Ultimate Ears Boom 2 Bluetooth speaker.

Pairing this Bluetooth speaker with your smartphone device is very easy and straightforward first thing you gotta do is the power it up, and once powered up, press and hold the Bluetooth button and the speaker will go into the pairing mode with the notification sound as well. Open up your mobile phone, straight away go down into the Bluetooth settings, and within the available devices, you should be able to locate UE Boom 2, click on it, and click pair. This Bluetooth speaker comes with Bluetooth version 5.0 which will also show you the battery notification as well that how much of the charge left in your Bluetooth speaker. You need an app to control this Bluetooth speaker which can be downloaded from Google Play Store and it’s called UE Boom.

Once you install it up and open up that app, it will automatically detect what Bluetooth speaker you have and what is the battery life on it. From the app, you can also control the volume, power of the Bluetooth speaker as well as you can go into the equalizer settings, where you have a base jump and so many other settings. Also, you can customize everything you wanted to know within this app for your Bluetooth speaker. Using this app you can also upgrade the firmware of your Bluetooth speaker but you’re simply going into this system call get in here, and going down into the base right in there where it says speaker update, when you click on it, it will show you what version is available.

Ultimate Ears Blast


Ultimate Ears Blast

This speaker sounds really loud enough and also these sound really great. This sounds better than the Amazon Echo range speakers and also better than the Sonos range speakers. This sounds incredibly loud and also gives equal sound quality everywhere with the 360-degree spatial sounding feature. I tested out these with different genres of music and it sounds good and there is no distortion even at the maximum volume.

Ultimate Ears Boom 2

The Ultimate Ears Boom 2 definitely sounds better than its predecessor the Boom. There is not really much change in this compared to its predecessor but the sound quality is definitely a great change or update using the equalizer in the app. It sounds really great even if you are not satisfied with the sound quality on this, you can also adjust the sound using the EQ settings in the app. By using the auxiliary port also this speaker sounds as you expect from a high-quality Bluetooth speaker.

Ultimate Ears Boom 2


In my opinion, buying any of the products depends on what you prefer the most like a particular feature you need the most or your budgeted price level. If you want a good Bluetooth speaker for under a hundred dollars then the Ultimate Ears Blast is definitely good for you to buy for the price with the voice assistant. If you can afford more price then you can buy the Ultimate Ears Boom 2 speaker it definitely sounds better for the price than the Blast speakers and also has better battery life.

Expert Reviews of Ultimate Ears Blast:

By PC Mag
The Ultimate Ears UE Blast puts Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant in a portable, rugged, waterproof Bluetooth speaker.

By Tech Radar
The Ultimate Ears Blast is really two products in one – it’s primarily a portable Bluetooth speaker but with the added functionality of a smart speaker like the Amazon Echo. The inclusion of Alexa makes the Blast useful in the home when paired with the optional Power Up dock – and, when it comes time to leave the house and head to the beach, you have an excellent-sounding Bluetooth speaker.

By Trusted Reviews
With Alexa integration coupled with ear-splittingly loud volumes and pretty decent battery life, the UE Blast is one of the best smart portable speakers on the market.

By cnet
While the Blast and Megablast join an increasingly crowded Alexa smart speaker market, the fact that they’re battery-powered and water-resistant set them apart from AC-powered, indoor-only competitors such as the new…

By Expert Reviews
At £109, the UE Blast is the cheapest, most versatile smart speaker on the market. No other speaker is this rugged and waterproof, has Bluetooth and Alexa compatibility. It’s compact, too, and although it doesn’t sound as good as its bigger sibling, the UE Megablast, sound quality isn’t bad at all.

Expert Reviews of Ultimate Ears Boom 2:

By techPowerUp!
The UE BOOM 2 sells for $199! Great design – Reka One artwork! Lots of color and graphics options Good sound quality Portable and lightweight Rugged Long playtime (15 hours) IPX7 rated Expensive at $199 9.0 UE’s many color and design options…

By Wired
For the last few years, our favorite Bluetooth speaker here at WIRED—really, one of our top tech products overall—has been the UE Boom. The compact $200 speaker sounds amazing and goes more than 15 hours on a charge. It stands vertically, spreading…

By GoodHouseKeeping
The Ultimate Ears Boom 2 packs a lot of punch into a small package. It’s about the size of a water bottle (significantly smaller than the Ultimate Ears Megaboom), but still produces a lot of sounds. You can access the UE added features like “Block…

By SoundGuys
The UE Boom 2 is slightly better sounding than the original but is still not impressive us to turn us into…

By AndroidGuys
UE has a fabulous Bluetooth speaker here. In my opinion, this one is gonna be hard to beat. I love how ruggedized the build is. A portable speaker should be able to withstand life’s perils. The 360-degree sound output is also well-thought; it just makes…