The new UE Epicboom is a beefy $350 Bluetooth speaker

Where do you go subsequent after branding your audio system with names just like the Boom, Megaboom, Hyperboom, and Wonderboom? Well, apparently the pure development has led Ultimate Ears to none aside from “Epicboom.” That’s the new speaker that the company just announced today. It’s a chunky gadget that provides off extra of a Sonos Move aura versus UE’s signature cylindrical Bluetooth audio system. Priced at $349.99, the 4.36-pound Epicboom guarantees 360-degree audio output from its 4.6-inch woofer and two high-frequency 45mm transductors.

This speaker is rated IP67 towards mud and water — that’s a win over the Move’s IP56 ranking and means you may submerge it for as much as half-hour — and it’ll final for 17 hours of playback on a cost, the corporate claims.

Fundamentally this is nonetheless simply a Bluetooth speaker; there’s no Wi-Fi factor for richer audio high quality, nor any sensible voice assistant performance. But UE does promote an adaptive EQ perform that tailors the sound efficiency primarily based on the speaker’s atmosphere. And like all the time, you need to use celebration mode to hyperlink it up with different UE audio system you personal to blanket your house in music.

The Epicboom can final for as much as 17 hours on a cost.
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UE additionally consists of NFC pairing for you Android customers, and the Epicboom can join to 2 audio supply units on the similar time. It has quite a few preset sound modes together with Signature Bass Boost, Game/Cinema, Podcast/Vocal, and Deep Relaxation. (Consider me interested by that final one.) There’s even an Outdoor Boost button that tacks on an additional 1dB of sound, in accordance with the product’s web site. And sure, Ultimate Ears’ customizable “Magic Button” is nonetheless current as effectively for one-tap entry to your favourite playlist in your chosen music subscription service.

The Epicboom is available in black (with yellow quantity button accents) or white (with crimson accents), and it’s out there for fast transport. $349.99 is positively up there for a Bluetooth-only speaker nowadays. But Ultimate Ears has constructed sufficient model energy with its Boom lineup that individuals in search of beefier sound will inevitably splurge on this because it’ll be simply discovered at Best Buy and different retailers beginning on September twenty second. The UE method could be shedding its sheen for sure folks in gentle of smarter alternate options, however as ever, there’s one thing to be mentioned for the simple, handy, and reliable choice.

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