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Ultimate Ears MEGABLAST

Ultimate Ears MEGABLAST
alaScore 90

25 reviews

Aug, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 reviews of Ultimate Ears MEGABLAST. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.5/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the reliability and size are on the whole positive. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some negative reviews about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Ultimate Ears MEGABLAST is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

Ultimate Ears UE Megablast

 

If you want to take Alexa on the go, the UE Megablast is one of the biggest, most powerful smart speakers you can tote and expose to the elements without worry.

Powerful sound. Rugged, portable design. Integrates Amazon Alexa voice control.

Can distort on deep sub-bass. Lacks some voice control features. No speakerphone.

The UE Megablast is a powerful portable speaker that takes the solid performance and rugged design of the Megaboom and adds Alexa voice control to the mix. It easily overpowers the smaller and less expensive Amazon Tap, as well as the Echo itself.

Jan, 2018

Expert review by : Chris Davies (slashgear.com)

Ultimate Ears Megablast and Blast Review: Alexa cuts the cord

 

Bluetooth speakers may be a commodity at this point, but Ultimate Ears wants to set the new Blast and Megablast apart with Amazon's Alexa. Joining Bluetooth is WiFi, and the ability to speak to Amazon's virtual assistant: whether that be for requesting...

Loud, rugged speakers withstand rough treatment ; Alexa without the power cord is great ; Megablast lives up to its name in volume ; Charging dock is convenient

Services like Spotify over WiFi are missing ; Both speakers are expensive, and the dock costs extra ; Bluetooth and WiFi don't always coexist well ; Many familiar UE features are missing

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Jon L. Jacobi (techhive.com)

Ultimate Ears Megablast Bluetooth speaker review: This Alexa-enabled speaker is loud and proud

 

Amazon's Alexa is inside the Ultimate Ears Megablast, but you'll never mistake this speaker for an Echo.

Plenty loud, with good bass response ; Amazon Alexa integration ; IP67 weather protection

Pricey ; Can't charge other mobile devices ; No speakerphone feature

The MegaBlast sounds better than many Bluetooth speakers, but I wouldn’t call it best of breed—at least when listened to on axis from short distances. It pumps bass, and is clear overall, but it might not cut through the background noise at a loud...

Dec, 2017

Expert review by : Alastair Stevenson (trustedreviews.com)

UE Megablast

 

UE Megablast review: Big, loud and now armed with Amazon Alexa – what's not to love?

Stupidly loud ; Decent sound for the money ; Long battery life

Bass can be overpowering ; Alexa smart functions are a little hit and miss

The Megablast is a bodaciously loud Bluetooth speaker with some tagged-on smart functionality.

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Emma Boyle (techradar.com)

Ultimate Ears Megablast Alexa smart speaker review

 

Alexa is on the move

Waterproof and robust ; Portable ; Great sound ; Convenient Alexa integration ; Good updates coming

Still awaiting some key features ; Expensive ; Charging dock sold separately

With the Megablast, Ultimate Ears has created one of the best looking and sounding portable speakers around. Thanks to its Amazon Alexa integration, it's one of the smartest too. Unfortunately, it's lacking some key features at launch and for those...

Dec, 2017

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Ultimate Ears Megablast review: The best multi-purpose Amazon Alexa smart speaker

 

The Megablast is waterproof, robust and sounds great; it's one of the most versatile smart speakers money can buy

Waterproof ; Beautiful design and build quality ; Overall sound quality

Expensive ; Lacks Alexa calling abilities ; No Spotify streaming over Wi-Fi

It’s not quite perfect, though, as Spotify streaming over Wi-Fi is missing but even with that taken into account, this is the best multi-purpose, waterproof smart speaker on the market. I’d recommend it to anyone looking for a fun sounding...

Jan, 2018

Consumer review (very.co.uk)

Quality...

 

Not too heavy, great sound. Quick delivery... very loud!

Apr, 2018

Consumer review (johnlewis.com)

Dissapointed

 

My Megablast was my Christmas present. I have just tried to set it up. The app is useless! the instructions or help if you have a problem is extremely poor. There are many complaints on their forum of trouble setting up this product. The app cannot...

Jan, 2018

Consumer review (johnlewis.com)

Great portable speaker with Alexa (if you want her)

 

Firstly the speaker itself. I've had a UE Roll which has given great sound on the beach; this Megablast takes things to a new level. It sounds great but I was expecting it to have a better bass considering its name. It sounds great but is not...

Jan, 2018

Consumer review (johnlewis.com)

Excellent Portable Speaker with Impressive Sound Quality

 

Received this just before a Christmas road trip, so was able to test out this product in various locations. It did not disappoint! Easy to use, easy to connect to and a great surround sound. The Alexa function is a bonus, although doesn't contend well...

Jan, 2018

Product Specifications

Audio

Frequency range:60 - 20000

Design

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

Logistics data

Master carton height:10.7
Master carton length:11.3
Master carton weight:7.5
Master carton width:5.98

Loudspeakers

Driver diameter:2.17
Number of drivers:2
Number of Speakers:1
Tweeter:Y
Tweeter diameter:0.984

Packaging Content

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

Packaging Data

Package depth:5.59
Package height:10
Package type:Box
Package weight:2.23
Package width:5.43

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

Power

Battery life (max):16
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:3.46
Height:9.33
Width:3.46