Product Comparison: Ultimate Ears BOOM 2 vs Bose SoundLink Mini


General Specifications
Brand
Ultimate Ears
Bose
Model
Boom 2
SoundLink
Origin
China
Mexico
About the product
UE BOOM 2 is the 360-degree wireless Bluetooth speaker that blasts loud, insanely great sound with deep, powerful bass. Everywhere you go.
Just because it’s small doesn’t mean it has to sound that way. The SoundLink Mini Bluetooth speaker II delivers full sound with dramatically deeper lows than you’d expect from a speaker that fits in the palm of your hand. And because it’s wireless and ultra-compact, it’s easy to take Bose sound anywhere. The built-in speakerphone lets you take calls out loud with clear sound. And voice prompts make Bluetooth pairing easy. Plays unplugged for hours and can be charged from most USB power sources.
Key Specs
Power output
20 W
50 W
Connection Type
Bluetooth version 4.0
Bluetooth
Range
100 ft.
30 ft.
Battery Life
15 hour(s)
10 hour(s)
Dynamic Configuration
2 drivers
3 drivers

Ultimate Ears BOOM 2

Bose SoundLink Mini

What customers say about "Key Specs"
Ultimate Ears BOOM 2 Wireless Mobile Bluetooth Speaker
  • I use it on my computer, when I camp, when I go literally anywhere. Even with constant use I’ve got about two to three days use.
  • The audio quality is great, it gets nice and loud, never have any issues with a seamless bluetooth connection, and I really like the graphic design of the speaker grille.
  • The best feature about this speaker is the endless battery life. It seems like I almost never charge it and it has 100 ft Bluetooth connectivity.
  • The product itself is great, but there are some firmware bugs. For example, it cannot connect to two devices simultaneously as advertised.
  • It will disconnect one device to connect to another one. Also, the tap control to pause and skip songs is not the best.
Bose SoundLink Mini Mini Bluetooth Speaker II
  • I am very disappointed in the battery life of Bose products. In the 1 1/2 years I have had this Speaker I have taken very good care of it and used it very little. At this point, it will not charge over 50 percent.
  • This is my first BOSE product - I love the sound clarity and battery life.
  • The battery life is awesome. The unit itself cosmetically looks a little dated, but the sound makes it worth it.
  • The Bluetooth connects immediately upon turning on the device. Most take at least a couple seconds, but not the SoundLink.
  • Good battery life - charge level was still 100% after watching the first movie.
Size & Weight
Color
Black (also available in 6 colors)
Black
Height
7.1 in.
2 in.
Width
2.6 in.
7.1 in.
Depth
2.6 in.
2.3 in.
Weight
1.2 lbs.
1.5 lbs.

Ultimate Ears BOOM 2

Bose SoundLink Mini

What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Ultimate Ears BOOM 2 Wireless Mobile Bluetooth Speaker
  • It's not too big and not too heavy making it very portable.
  • It’s amazing to carry into different rooms at home and it’s perfect for anytime. It's size fits any design and home interior.
  • A very convenient speaker, you can easily take with you on trips.
  • It’s too heavy for me to throw into a bag for daily use.
  • As for me it is big and uncomfortable and it requires a lot of space in the bag.
Bose SoundLink Mini Mini Bluetooth Speaker II
  • I wanted a well made, good sounding, small portable speaker for the home and I don't think I could have made a better choice.
  • The sound from this small speaker is spectacular. It produces great bass with well balances treble and is made with precision quality- it is surprisingly heavy.
  • I enjoy the excellent battery life, sounds, tones, and volume range from this small speaker.
  • The bass is absolutely astounding from such a small unit.
  • Great little speaker; very big sound for its size. I'm also really surprised by the BT range - much better than the JBL flip I've used in the past.
Features
Controls
Buttons
Buttons
Material
Plastic / Metal
Carbon
Display Type
No
No
Battery Type
Lithium-ion polymer
Li-ion battery
Supported Systems
Windows Mobile, MacOS, Android, Windows, iOS
Windows Mobile, Android, MacOS, iOS, Windows
Hand Strap
No
No
Protection
IPX7 waterproof
Water-resistant
Accessories Included
Micro USB cable
Charging cradle, Wall charger, Cable
Extras
Pair up to 8 Bluetooth ® enabled devices – Connect up to two source devices at the same time., 360° Sound, connect 150+ speakers
Built-in speakerphone, allows you to enjoy hands-free calling, Easy pairing, Charges easily
What customers say about "Features"
Ultimate Ears BOOM 2 Wireless Mobile Bluetooth Speaker
  • However, the 360 sound is great, and it is really loud. Even at low volume the sound is clear and the bass is strong.
  • Very impressed with the amount of sound that comes from this speaker.
  • It also is Alexa compatible. Apparently, it is supposed to work with Siri and Google Assistant but I haven't figured out how to make either of those work yet. Very happy with this speaker.
  • I've had it plugged into the wall, playing music and the UE Boom app on my phone shows the battery is charging. I really like that I can turn the speaker on and off remotely with the app.
  • I just hope they update the firmware soon and maybe add actual buttons instead of unreliable tap controls.
Bose SoundLink Mini Mini Bluetooth Speaker II
  • The ability to use it as a speakerphone is a handy feature. Callers have noted that my voice sounds clear. An incoming call can be answered (or refused) with a tap of a button on top of the unit.
  • Just push the button on the speaker and you can speak through it. I can hear others well through it, and they tell me they hear me normally.
  • Connecting is also a breeze, after your initial set up. Its as easy as pushing a button.
  • The action button is a really cool way to let you pause and change tracks without fussing with your phone.
  • I like the multifunction button to pause and skip songs.
Interfaces
AUX In
Yes
Yes
Ethernet Port
No
No
Micro USB
Yes
Yes
USB
No
No
Lightning Port
No
No
NFC
No
No
Card Slot
No
No
What customers say about "Interfaces"
Ultimate Ears BOOM 2 Wireless Mobile Bluetooth Speaker
  • Third one and I love it this is an amazing product that can handle any situation. Highly recommending these.
  • Overall very impressed by how easy the functions are, the quality of the sound, the size of the speaker, and the design.
  • Great interface is very simple and beautiful. There is nothing superfluous.
  • It's a shame that it can not be used as powerbank. This function would be needed.
  • Usb connector broke after a month of use. Charging may fall from the connector.
Bose SoundLink Mini Mini Bluetooth Speaker II
  • They have also increased the battery life and changed from a proprietary charging connector to a standard mini-USB port.
  • I really appreciate that it can charge through the included proprietary base or through micro-USB.
  • I use it with phone and desktop computer via bluetooth and now have it working via the aux input as sound system for my TV.
  • Everything great except it buzz really loud connecting with aux when nothing is played.
  • The AUX jack, thru which music plays fine, shuts off after 15 minutes.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
FCC
CE
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
179.99 $
179.95 $

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