UE Boom 3 Review SPEAKER

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • UE Boom 3 price in India is Rs. 15,995
  • The speaker is IP67 rated for water resistance and it also floats
  • Bluetooth is the only connectivity option on the UE Boom 3

Ultimate Ears has been around for some time now, but got a significant visibility boost when the company was acquired by Logitech in 2008. Founded by renowned sound engineer Jerry Harvey as a manufacturer of custom in-ear monitors, the acquisition has seen the brand move away from its traditional expertise to products that are more mass-market in nature. The result is a brand that now focuses almost exclusively on portable wireless speakers.

The latest product in Ultimate Ears’ range is the UE Boom 3. Priced at Rs. 15,995, this speaker is the successor to the Boom 2, which was released in 2015 and has since been a popular option in the high-end wireless speaker category. There are some design and feature improvements here, but the positioning remains largely the same — it’s a loud, exciting speaker that can take more than a few splashes of water. Let’s review the UE Boom 3.

UE Boom 3 design and features

There are a few significant changes in the way the speaker looks, but the UE Boom 3 largely retains the design and form of its predecessor. The cylindrical shape and fabric-wrapped exterior reminded us of the Boom 2, as did the large rubber volume controls in the shape of ‘plus’ and ‘minus’ symbols — only the middles of both buttons are actually clickable. However, the speaker is a bit taller than its predecessor when placed upright, and is also a fair bit heavier, although this doesn’t make a big difference to the portability of the speaker.

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