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5.0 out of 5 stars Can't believe only so few reviews!, 8 Mar. 2014
This review is from: UE BOOM Bluetooth Wireless Speaker - Black Night (Electronics)
I guess like most people looking for a Bluetooth speaker the choices for this price range £120 to £200 will be down to just 2 at this present time (March 2014) The Ultimate Ears UE Boom or the Bose Soundlink Mini - both retailing at about £160 each,

I've been looking for a few years for the ideal portable companion, and for many years many were out but all were just not good enough and i gave in and for the last couple years bought a pair of XMI X-MI X-mini MAX v1.1 Capsule which did me fine on holidays, park parties etc etc etc - but quality wise was not there at all nor was the volume.

For the last 6 months - traveling a lot through airports - I listened to both the UE and the Bose - and they are very close contenders.

Bose: amazing sound quality - design great - good build quality, but for me i did not feel it was a portable enough to bring out and about... the design of Bose seems to be more in home, room portable - with great sound quality, maybe slightly deeper in sound base. great product!!

UE Boom: Again, always comparing both - but due to portability, volume is great, sound quality compared to other portable products is amazing and i opted to buy the UE Boom, and I so don't regret it!

Saying that - in this price range - comparing is important - and i urge all to compare both the Bose and the UE! everyone will have their preference and they are in my opinion the only two competitors in this price range.

Why the UE? despite negative remarks on battery life online - mine goes on forever - on product specs says 15 hours, compared to 7 on the Bose, its so much more portable and rugged to bring out with you and party wherever you are as it goes louder than the Bose. that was my choice and I love it! No regrets - I bought mine at the airport, but using Amazon regularly i thought to add my experience as bought many products thanking other peoples reviews...

listen to both if you are in this market and ready to spend £150 ish
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Initial post: 27 Apr 2014 12:06:50 BDT
bear claw says:
You say your battery life goes on forever..............have you timed if "forever" exceeds 15 hrs?
Mine certainly doesn't go for much more than 4 hrs at near full level, not quite the length of time that "forever" would suggest I'm afraid.

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Jun 2014 19:19:39 BDT
B. Panissie says:
Hi there,

albeit late reply i am sorry -

I had the first test from full charge to dead batt the other weekend. I started playing both UEs in Stereo mode at 13:00 in the afternoon at mid ish volume - it went on before i had to plug the mains in till about 2am non stop with louder increase in th evolume by night time.

This means it lasted around 13 hours more or less...

Playing at full volume will mean max power output - ao i am not surprised you get less than 15 hours - 15 hours is subjective to how you use it... i am sorry my word "Forever" was mis interpreted but for a battery operated bluetooth player - find me another device with this quality which runs that long - yours might have a dud battery maybe... send it back.
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