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HYPERBOOM Review Rundown

Ultimate EarsPublished on 21 Mar 2021Last Edited on 27 Sep 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*

Overview

Photo of Ultimate Ears HYPERBOOM Wireless Party Speaker
Neoscore* 82%
  • Powerful bass
  • Water-resistant build
  • Excellent battery life
  • Compatible with multiple Hyperbooms
  • Nothing in particular

Summary

Ultimate Ears' Hyperboom is a massive Bluetooth speaker, and a departure from everything Ultimate Ears has produced so far. It's three times as loud and has six-and-a-half times the bass of Megaboom 3. The speaker has a built-in adaptive EQ enabled by default, intelligently tweaking the input depending on the environment.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

cnet[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 75%
Reviewers from cnet have found the following[***]:
Ultimate Ears' Hyperboom is three times as loud and has six-and-a-half times the bass of the Megaboom 3. The speaker supports four input sources -- two Bluetooth wireless, one 3.5mm auxiliary and even an optical input. With a press of a button you can switch between the sources and have two phones connected via Bluetooth at the same time.
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Pros[**]
  • Powerful sound with deep bass
  • Works with Alexa and Google Assistant
  • Waterproof and splashproof
Cons[**]
  • Lacks wake-word voice control

digitaltrends[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 73%
Reviewers from digitaltrends have found the following[***]:
Ultimate Ears' Hyperboom is a massive Bluetooth speaker. It has 4.5-inch woofers, a pair of 1-inch tweeters, and two passive radiators. The speaker shined brightest when playing tracks with a considerable low end. The Sonos Move is more refined, but the UE Hyperbooms is better for larger spaces.
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Pros[**]
  • Impressive sound quality
  • Excellent battery life
  • Easy to place in a room and not worry about it all day
Cons[**]
  • Doesn't have Wi-Fi

pcmag[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 84%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following[***]:
Ultimate Ears Hyperboom is one big hunk of Bluetooth speaker. It's a perfect party speaker and earns our Editors' Choice in the big-but-portable Bluetooth speaker category. At $399.99, the speaker also needs to pack some serious power and deliver a compelling audio experience.
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Pros[**]
  • Powerful audio performance with rich bass depth and bright highs
  • EQ adjusts sound signature according to your environment
  • Optical input for gaming consoles and media streamers
Cons[**]
  • EQ can be difficult to adjust

rtings[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 79%
Reviewers from rtings have found the following[***]:
The Ultimate Ears HYPERBOOM is a portable Bluetooth speaker with a built-in carrying strap to make it easier to bring on-the-go. It has a neutral, balanced sound profile suitable for listening to lots of audio content, though it really struggles to reproduce low-bass. It gets loud, too, and its long battery life makes it suitable for multiple long listening sessions without a recharge. However, the weatherproof door for the input ports doesn't have a very tight seal.
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Pros[**]
  • Powerful audio performance with balanced mid and treble ranges
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • Can get loud without a lot of compression
  • Can't reproduce low-bass

techadvisor[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 85%
Reviewers from techadvisor have found the following[***]:
The Hyperboom is the first in the UE collection to break away from the cylindrical design. It's more serious than the rest of the colourful, fun-looking UE speaker collection, but given the price, that's understandable. The speaker has a built-in adaptive EQ enabled by default, intelligently tweaking the input depending on the environment the speaker is in with impressive results. Despite all that power, it doesn't really have any knock-on effects on the mids and highs.
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Pros[**]
  • Powerful bass output
  • Easy to use
  • Built-in EQ
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

techradar[6]

Sentiment Score[*] 84%
Reviewers from techradar have found the following[***]:
Ultimate Ears Hyperboom is a powerful party speaker that allows you to easily take your music from inside your home to the great outdoors. It delivers a very well-balanced soundstage with powerful bass, it can reach high volumes without distorting the sound. We also liked the multi-point pairing feature, and in practice it allowing you to seamlessly switch between DJs at a party without your party being plagued by awkward silences.
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Pros[**]
  • Powerful sound
  • Multi-point pairing allows you to seamlessly switch between two Bluetooth devices at once
  • Easy to use
Cons[**]
  • Pricey for a party speaker

theverge[7]

Sentiment Score[*] 82%
Reviewers from theverge have found the following[***]:
The $399 Ultimate Ears HyperBoom Bluetooth speaker is one of my favorite gadgets of 2020. It has great sound quality, near-360-degree sound delivery, long-lasting battery life, and elegant design. In this diamond-shaped speaker, the two 4.5-inch subwoofers face the rear.
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Pros[**]
  • Excellent sound quality
  • Long-lasting battery life
  • Easy-to-use companion app
Cons[**]
  • Doesn't support Wi-Fi

tomsguide[8]

Sentiment Score[*] 87%
Reviewers from tomsguide have found the following[***]:
UE Hyperboom is one of the best sounding portable speakers available. Its big bass is balanced nicely with treble and midrange. Only the Sonos Move, with slightly better bass and vocal performance, beats it in sound quality for portable speakers. It has good battery life, a convenient handle so you can take it with you.
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Pros[**]
  • Great sound quality
  • IPX4 water resistance rating
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • Volume controls can be too sensitive

wired[9]

Sentiment Score[*] 83%
Reviewers from wired have found the following[***]:
Ultimate Ears' Hyperboom Bluetooth speaker has 24 hours of battery life, 100 decibels of volume, and an IPX4 water-resistant rating. To achieve such volume and battery life in a compact form factor, the team had to solve some expected problems, and also a lot of unexpected ones.
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Pros[**]
  • Impressive volume and battery life
  • Built-in silicone handle
  • Easy to use with multiple mobile DJs
Cons[**]
  • Boring design

references

2. ^ Ultimate Ears Hyperboom review: Big bass in a Bluetooth speaker. digitaltrends. 2020-02-25 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
3. ^ Ultimate Ears Hyperboom Review. pcmag. 2020-02-27 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
4. ^ Ultimate Ears HYPERBOOM Speaker Review. rtings. 2021-02-05 Retrieved 2021-10-14.
5. ^ UE Hyperboom review. techadvisor. 2020-11-24 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
6. ^ Ultimate Ears Hyperboom review. techradar. 2020-10-01 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
7. ^ Ultimate Ears’ HyperBoom is my desert island Bluetooth speaker. theverge. 2020-06-03 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
8. ^ UE Hyperboom review. tomsguide. 2021-02-04 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
9. ^ Review: Ultimate Ears Hyperboom. wired. 2020-03-11 Retrieved 2021-10-14.
*. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher\'s own rating, if available, as a result.
**. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher\'s own bullets points, if available, as a result.
***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher\'s own, if available.

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