Booming brilliance: New Ultimate Ears Boom speakers

Megaphone, USB-C and more.

Ultimate Ears fourth generation of boom speakers including Megaboom and the new Everboom

by David Ker |
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Ultimate Ears has announced the next generation of their Boom speakers, as well as the release of a new model – the Everboom – in a further attempt to cement their place among the best speakers out there.

The Wonderboom, Boom and Megaboom have all received updates which promise to improve sound through enhanced deep bass radiators. They are also made of more recycled materials than their predecessors and, significantly, now feature USB-C charging ports.

Meanwhile, the brand-new Everboom is designed for adventure. Jonah Staw, general manager of Ultimate Ears said, "Our users have dynamic lives that require a soundtrack as adaptable and resilient as their various activities. Everboom is our answer to their call for a portable speaker that marries robustness with superior sound quality. It's meant to be a core part of their explorations."

What's The Best has tested the Everboom and found it to offer substantial power in a robust, user-friendly unit. Read our full review here.

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Fab for the fleet of foot ©David Ker/WTB, Ultimate Ears

Best for adventurers

Ultimate Ears EverboomUltimate Ears

Waterproof, dust-proof, and floatable, Everboom owners can drop this speaker in a bag (or attach, using the provided carabiner) and take it with them wherever they go. Small enough to carry one-handed, the Ultimate Ears unit weighs only 960g and boasts a wireless range of 55 metres. Plus, with a battery life of 20 hours, you shouldn’t be left lugging a silent speaker about on your travels.

Read our full review here.

Pros

  • Immersive 360-degree sound
  • Substantial power in a tactile, portable unit
  • User-friendly and robust
  • Quick to charge and long battery life

Cons

  • Residual noise post-pause
  • Design and colourways will not be for all
  • Sound
    4.0
  • Usability
    4.5
  • Value for money
    3.5
  • Overall
    4.0
DriversTwo 2.23 x 2.21in (56.6x 56.2 mm) active full range transducers and two 49.4x87mm passive radiators
Audio power84 dBC (normal) and 85dBC (outdoor) in the anechoic chamber 3
ConnectivityFor audio playback: smartphones, tablets and other devices that support Bluetooth
Battery life20 hours
Charging timeApproximately one and a half hours
WaterproofYes
Dimensions110mm (L) x 85mm (W) x 205mm (H)
Weight960g
IP ratingIP67

Other newly announced features include a podcast mode for the Wonderboom and an updated UE Boom app for the other speakers – now with ‘megaphone’. When this is enabled, users can speak into their phone’s mic and have their voice projected through the speaker.

Ultimate Ears Wonderboom being used by two people
©Ultimate Ears

Best for travel

Ultimate Ears WonderboomUltimate Ears

The new and improved Wonderboom continues to offer 'ultraportability' with the new benefits of outdoor boost, podcast mode and a USB-C port.

Pros

  • Small but mighty
  • Floatable
  • New podcast mode

Cons

  • Not necessarily appropriate as standalone speaker

Best for small spaces

Ultimate Ears BoomUltimate Ears

Easy to pack or stay out on the side, the Boom has the 'magic button' and the new UE signature acoustic with deep bass.

Pros

  • Magic button
  • New UE signature acoustic with deep bass
  • Minimum of 52 per cent recycled plastic

Cons

  • Not all colourways currently available

Best for battery life

Ultimate Ears MegaboomUltimate Ears

With an impressive battery life and sound, the Megaboom offers an alternative to the Everboom at a lower price.

Pros

  • 360-degree sound
  • 20 hour battery life
  • Tough

Cons

  • Not as powerful as the Everboom

Everboom is available in Charcoal Black and Azure Blue (exclusive to John Lewis).

Wonderboom 4 is available in Active Black, Hyper Pink, Cobalt Blue (exclusive to John Lewis), Lilac (exclusive to Amazon) and Joyous Bright.

Ultimate Ears Everboom on boat two people
Could this be you? ©Ultimate Ears

Boom 4 and Megaboom 4 are available in Active Black, Cobalt Blue (exclusive to John Lewis), with Raspberry Red and Enchanting Lilac launching in January 2025.

Everboom and the new fourth generation speakers join the Epicboom and Hyperboom to complete the Ultimate Ears Boom range.

Ultimate Ears Megaboom in different colours
©Ultimate Ears

Best for parties

Ultimate Ears EpicboomUltimate Ears

Bigger than the Everboom – the Epicboom brings even more sound for not much more in price.

Pros

  • Big sound
  • Light for size
  • Magnetic carry strap

Cons

  • Battery life doesn't match the Everboom or Hyperboom

Best for large events

Ultimate Ears HyperboomUltimate Ears

The Hyperboom is the largest speaker in the Boom range, offering the greatest sound intensity and the longest battery life.

Pros

  • Adaptive EQ
  • Up to 24 hours battery life
  • Loudest in range

Cons

  • Not as portable

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