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Ultimate Ears UE Blast

Ultimate Ears UE Blast
alaScore 93

29 reviews

Aug, 2018

We have collected and analyzed 9 expert reviews and 20 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 82/100 and users rate it 91/100. The average review date is Jan 14, 2018. We have compared these reviews to 8359 reviews from other Smart Speakers. The alaScore™ for this product is 93/100 = Excellent. Last update: Aug 14, 2018.

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Expert review by : Nick Hastings (digitaltrends.com)

Ultimate Ears Blast review

 

UE's Blast speaker explodes onto the scene with clever new tricks up its sleeve.

Cool design ; Gets loud without distortion ; Solid battery life ; IPX7 life-proof

Can’t charge the speaker while it’s standing up ; Microphone doesn’t always pick up commands

We came in expecting to be impressed by the Blast, and that’s what happened. Aside from a few Alexa-related hiccups, the speaker performed wonderfully, filling rooms with sound clearly and effortlessly. It’s not the best smart speaker we’ve ever used,...

Expert review by : David Carnoy (cnet.com)

Ultimate Ears Blast review

 

In recent years, Ultimate Ears' Boom speakers have been among our favorite portable Bluetooth speakers . Compact and well-designed, they deliver big sound for their small size and are particularly well suited to outdoor use, thanks to their waterproof...

The UE Blast is a compact, fully waterproof Wi-Fi and Bluetooth speaker that has Amazon's Alexa voice assistant built in. It sounds good for its small size, is durable and offers decent battery life.

Somewhat expensive. Speakers can't be linked. There's no voice support for Spotify playback (it can only stream Spotify via Bluetooth). The USB charging port is a little bit of a pain to access, making the optional charging base more of a must-have...

While it's expensive and still a work in progress, UE's Blast speaker is one of the best sounding portable Alexa-enabled speakers.

Dec, 2017

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Expert review by : Alastair Stevenson (trustedreviews.com)

UE Blast

 

Alexa just got a whole lot louder. UE Blast.

Great sound by smart speaker standards ; Rugged design ; Decent battery life

Low end can be a little fat ; Still some issues with Alexa smart features

The UE Blast with Alexa is the one of the best portable Bluetooth speakers with Alexa money can buy.

Feb, 2018

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Ultimate Ears Blast review

 

The Blast is all-action in terms of both sound and durability.

Great portable design ; Exciting, dynamic sound ; Good detail and punchy timing ; Strong midrange ; Easy to use

Top end can get excitable at loud volumes ; Alexa features not exhaustive ; Relatively pricey

The Blast’s energetic performance and fun design makes this wireless speaker a joy to use

Dec, 2017

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Ultimate Ears Blast review

 

Alexa-powered smarts in a really rugged shell

Gets seriously loud ; Built-in Alexa support is great extra ; Water resistant rubber makes it pretty much life-proof

Can’t charge while standing up - unless you buy the dock ; Music Unlimited only at launch ; No PartyUp speaker pairing

One of our favourite rugged speakers gets Alexa support and wireless charging, but it’s missing a few features out of the box.

Dec, 2017

Expert review by : Lewis Leong (techradar.com)

Ultimate Ears Blast review

 

Portable Bluetooth speaker first. Smart speaker second.

Excellent sound quality ; Good battery life ; For home and on the go

Amazon’s walled garden ; Alexa useless without Wi-Fi ; Poor voice recognition

The Ultimate Ears Blast is really two products in one - it's primarily a portable Bluetooth speaker but with the added functionality of smart speaker like the Amazon Echo. The inclusion of Alexa makes the Blast useful in the home when paired with the...

Jul, 2018

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Ultimate Ears Blast review: The best Bluetooth smart speaker money can buy

 

The UE Blast combines Alexa support with great sound and waterproofing – it's the smartest Bluetooth speaker around

Waterproof ; Excellent design and build quality ; Fun sound signature

Alexa requires a Wi-Fi connection ; No Bluetooth aptX support

In short, the UE Blast is an excellent smart speaker. For mere £10 more than the Boom 2, you’re getting an Amazon Alexa-enabled device, and its rugged design and sheer audio power also makes it a better pick than the JBL Link 10, Sony LF-S50G, 2nd gen...

Aug, 2018

Consumer review (very.co.uk)

Easy to use but sound quality poor.

 

I brought this to play music from my iPad through it. Straight away I thought it sounded a bit tinny. My partner even mentioned that the sound quality was poor. To give you an idea of the quality I would say my Amazon Echo is a lot better an on a scale...

Jul, 2018

Consumer review (johnlewis.com)

Great speaker

 

This speaker surpassed my expectations. On receiving it I downloaded the ultimate ears app. From there all instructions are completely clear. I had to rejoin amazon to activate Alexa. But it was definitely worth doing. The sound is incredibly clear. I...

Jan, 2018

Consumer review (johnlewis.com)

Exceptional sound quality

 

This is the first Ultimate Ears product I have used and it doesn't disappoint. I found it a little tricky to set-up for wi-fi and Bluetooth due to limited instructions supplied with the unit, but once connections were established it connects...

Jan, 2018
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Product Specifications

Audio

Frequency range:90 - 20000

Design

Color of product:Black, Graphite / White
Design:Tube
International Protection (IP) code:IP67
Protection features:Water Resistant
Volume Control:Digital

Logistics data

Master carton height:8.74
Master carton length:9.61
Master carton weight:9.48
Master carton width:9.61

Loudspeakers

Driver diameter:1.38
Number of drivers:2
Number of Speakers:1

Other Features

Quantity:1

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:Micro-USB
Quick installation guide:Y

Packaging Data

Package depth:4.61
Package height:8.11
Package type:Box
Package weight:2.2
Package width:4.61

Performance

Built-in Microphone:Y
Hands-free mode:Y
Mobile operating systems supported:Android, iOS
Noise-canceling:Y
Recommended usage:Tablet / Smartphone
Remotely operated:Y

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP
Bluetooth range:1771.7
Connectivity Technology:Wireless
Frequency range:2.4 - 5
Interface:Wi-Fi/Bluetooth
USB charging port:Y
USB connectivity:Y
USB connector type:Micro-USB
Wi-Fi:Y

Power

Battery life (max):12
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:Built-In
Power source type:Battery, USB
USB charging:Y

Technical Details

Quantity:1
Wi-Fi:Y

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.68
Height:7.4
Weight:22.6
Width:2.68