Logitech UE BOOM Review
Bass is in full force with this one, but mids and highs become fainter in tone as the volume increases.
So, how does its audio quality fair? First and foremost, it performs at its best at the middle volume range, where lows tend to have more emphasis than the mids and highs. Using the UE Boom app and setting it to the “bass boost” equalizer option, it’s able to muster up a decent level of bass – even at the loudest volume. However, highs and mids become faint and indistinct at that level. In any event, we have to say that this compact speaker definitely puts out a commanding level of audio loud enough to fill larger rooms in the house.
With its 360-degree audio experience, it’s the kind of speaker that’s best enjoyed when it’s placed directly in the middle area of where you intend to use it. Unlike traditional speakers that project audio towards us, the UE Boom is able to encompass a wider radius with its 360-degree experience.
During our usage, the UE Boom is able to achieve approximately 12 to 13 hours of play time from a full charge, which is a little less than the 15 hours it’s claimed to offer. Nevertheless, we can imagine that playing songs at louder volumes attributed to the lower results, but we’re still pleased by what it fulfills. Naturally, lower volumes will extend the battery longer, so regulating that will increase its usage.
Logitech’s UE Boom speaker is an interesting prospect in the world of portable Bluetooth speakers. Visually, it’s a step up from most others in the space with its catchy and kickass design – one that’s also water-resistant. Perfect for the house or at the beach, it’s surely something that’ll play nicely in a variety of conditions and environments. However, its sticker price of $200 is a bit tough to swallow. Indeed, it’s a pricey investment, but if you’re the kind of person that spends a great deal of time outdoors, this will surely get the job done with its audio quality and durable form. Conversely, you’ll probably want to invest the money in some other kind of dedicated home Bluetooth speaker if you’re primarily listening to tunes indoors.