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Ultimate Ears UE Blast

Ultimate Ears UE Blast
alaScore 98

26 reviews

Apr, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 reviews of Ultimate Ears UE Blast. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the Ultimate Ears UE Blast is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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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 : David Carnoy (cnet.co.uk)

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.

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

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

While it's expensive and still a work in progress, UE's Megablast speaker is the best-sounding portable Alexa-enabled speaker out there right now.

Dec, 2017

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

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

DT Recommended Product

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 : Maurice Ballein (netzwelt.de)

Ein Schritt nach vorne, ein großer Sprung zurück.

 

Es mag sein, dass Ultimate Ears im (Mega)Blast kein echtes Nachfolgemodell verstanden haben möchte, dennoch muss sich das neue Modell den Vergleich zur älteren Gerätegeneration gefallen lassen. Und diese fällt in vielerlei Hinsicht ernüchternd aus....

Verarbeitung; Wasserdicht nach IP67; Akkulaufzeit; Kabelloses Laden

Keine Multiroom-Option; Keine Tap Control-Funktion; Kein Spotify-Support mit Alexa; Keine Telefoniefunktion via Alexa

Dec, 2017

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

Consumer review (johnlewis.com)

Good looking and good sound.

 

The speaker comes packaged in an attractive, bright coloured box that houses the speaker and charging cables. The box worth keeping for packing up for travelling but as the speaker is designed to be drop proof, should be fine without. I have it in the...

Dec, 2017