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Ultimate Ears Hyperboom: One of the best Portable Bluetooth Speakers!


An Ultimate Ears Hyperboom is indeed an important party speaker that lets you take your music from your home to the vast outdoors with ease. Ultimate Ears is a market leader in portable Bluetooth speakers, with models such as the UE Boom 3 and UE Wonderboom 2 making our best Bluetooth speakers in 2020. Till now, Ultimate Ears speakers have already had compact designs that could fit into a bag, but it is no longer the case with the new Hyperboom. This is by far their largest speaker to date, and it’s intended to use it as a fully-featured party speaker that really can keep the party going late into the night (and into the day, if the party is very excellent).

The Hyperboom more than lives up to Ultimate Ears’ reputation as a dependable manufacturer of high-quality Bluetooth speakers; in fact, it outperforms many of them. The Hyperboom produces a well-balanced soundscape with powerful bass that can be played at high levels without distortion.

We particularly enjoyed the multi-point paring feature, which allows you to easily change between DJs at a party without having to deal with awkward silences. Aside from that, Hyperboom’s major flaw is its price, but if you’re ready to pay (and carry the 5.9kg / 12lbs speaker with you), you’ll get a lot of amazing quality, and portability, but also connectivity for your money.

Price and availability

At $399.99 / £359.99 / AU$599.95, you can get the Ultimate Ears Hyperboom.

Except for high-spec models such as the Sonos Move as well as the Bose Home Portable Speaker, it’s significantly more expensive than any of Ultimate Ears’ prior speakers, as well as any of the Bluetooth speakers we’ve reviewed this year.


Ultimate Ears Hyperboom: One of the best Portable Bluetooth Speakers!

What is the size of the Hyperboom? In its case, which measures 14.3 x 7.5 x 7.5 inches, one could put roughly 18 Ultimate Ears Boom 3 speakers. It’s the type of speaker so when you take out at a party, everyone will exclaim, “Wow, that’s a large speaker.” However, it isn’t much larger than some other large portables, such as the Marshall Tufton, which measures 13.8 x 9 x 6.4 inches.

The Hyperboom’s robust black plastic housing suggests it will survive the rigors of outdoor use. Inside, two 4.5-inch woofers, two 1-inch tweeters, and two 3.5 x 7.5-inch passive radiators are encased in black mesh fabric from Ultimate Ears. That’s making use of the speaker’s enormous size.

It weighs 13 pounds, which is three pounds more than just the Marshall Tufton. As a result, the built-in rubber band on the side is crucial for moving it about. A flap behind the strap protects the power supply (not USB; it arrives with its power brick) and 3.5mm auxiliary & digital optical audio inputs, both of which are uncommon on a portable Bluetooth speaker. A USB port is also available for charging other devices.

Button to control

The speaker’s top features a huge power button, an input selector, and a “magic” button for playing, pausing, and playing pre-selected playlists. Touch-sensitive volume controls are also available. But felt that volume controls were too delicate, and I accidentally altered the volume a few times. When I placed a can on top of a speaker, for example, it increased the volume.


  • Connectivity: AUX, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi.
  • Features: Wireless, Portable.
  • Frequency Response: 20,000 Hz.
  • Power Source: AC Power Adaptor, Battery.
  • Speaker Type: 2-way, Active.
  • Special Purpose: Passive Radiator.
  • System Components: Subwoofers.


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Its Hyperboom is among the most well-received portable speakers on the market. It has a massive sound that spreads audio far and wide. It is enough volume to hear over the din of a BBQ. Its powerful bass is beautifully balanced with treble and midrange, which even the Marshall Tufton lacked. Just the Sonos Move surpasses it in audio quality among portable speakers, with slightly stronger bass and vocal delivery.

Many portables can’t match the level of detail in the music you’ll hear. The strummed guitars are precise, as are the drums driving its beat.

Its size isn’t the only thing that makes it big. One of the loudest portable speakers you have ever experienced will be the Hyperboom. It reaches its maximum loudness of 98 decibels and remained distortion-free even when cranked. Not that I or your audiologist would advise you to listen that loud, but it’s comforting to know you have the capability.


The Hyperboom has an IPX4 water resistance certification, which means it can handle being splashed, but not submerged in water. It remained unharmed after being sprayed with a hose. The Tufton is only rated IPX2. Submersible Ultimate Ears speakers, such as the Boom and Megaboom, are available.


It Hyperboom has to last longer than you — and your phone — with a 24-hour battery capacity. Ultimate Ear’s assessment appears to be accurate; the Hyperboom has 50 percent of its battery left after nearly 12 hours of use at various volumes. The Tufton, on the other hand, rating to last 20 hours on a full charge.

Wireless and Setup

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The Hyperboom connects to any tablet, phone, or computer through Bluetooth; unlike several other speakers in this price range, it does not enable Wi-Fi. If you want to change between wireless sources, you can connect two devices simultaneously. Ultimate Ears claims a range of 150 feet. Although it had a powerful signal at much more than 100 feet indoors during testing.

An Ultimate Ears Boom app, one of the best Bluetooth speaker apps available, use to alter the settings. You have three equalizers presets to pick from Bass Boost, Game/Cinema, or Podcast. The visual equalizer can also use to manually modify the EQ. But its Adaptive EQ mode, which puts a microphone just on the speaker to alter the sound influence of the environment you’re listening to, produced the greatest quality. This is identical to the Sonos Move’s feature.

The Boom and Megaboom speakers, but not the Wonderboom, may pair with the app to spread the sound and further listen to the same music in different rooms. You may also start a playlist and set an alarm by pressing its magic button in the upper of the speaker.


The Ultimate Ears Hyperboom is a large Bluetooth speaker that provides excellent sound. It provides full vocals and shouts out the bass in a well-balanced manner. While its weight and size make it less portable than some other options, like the UE Boom 3. It boasts a long battery life, high water resistance, and a convenient handle to make it portable.

You can get the Sonos Move for the same price, which sounds somewhat better and is considerably smaller (though not small). The Move, on the other hand, isn’t as loud and has only 11-hour battery life.

The Hyperboom is the appropriate portable Bluetooth speaker for you. But if you know what you’re going to do with it and if you can afford it. An Hyperboom is ideal for use as a primary speaker in your kitchen and living area. Because of its high sound quality, so you can move it around as needed. The Hyperboom, on the other hand, isn’t for you if you require something light and compact.

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