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Ultimate Ears Hyperboom Review

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The Ultimate Ears Hyperboom is a Bluetooth speaker with an IPX4 rating and good build quality that offers a highly accurate customizable sound output. Battery life is good, but its bulky size greatly hinders portability.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The Ultimate Ears Hyperboom is a mid-range Bluetooth speaker first announced in early 2020. Available in either black or white, the speaker boasts an all-day battery life, which compares well to other highly-rated Bluetooth speakers. The Ultimate Ears Hyperboom also supports speakerphone and voice assistant functionality and boasts an IPX4 water resistance rating that makes it splashproof.

Despite its 15-pound weight, the speaker still offers impressive portability, courtesy of its built-in carrying strap. Sound output can be customized through its Ultimate Ears app, and its Bluetooth connection allows users to link up to two devices at once.

Consensus

our Verdict

The Ultimate Ears Hyperboom is a reasonably large Bluetooth speaker with balanced mid and trebles plus clear and accurate vocals and instrumentals. It also has a strong bass response, and owners will also be able to customize its sound output through the user-intuitive Ultimate Ears companion app.

The app offers a graphic EQ with presets, which can be switched to stereo pair mode. Also, with a battery that lasts up to 24 hours after charging for 2.5 hours, the speaker is great for all-day listening, and it features an AUX, optical and USB-A port. Its battery life rating places it among the top 10% of speakers in its category, but its 79.76 dB max volume output is only above average compared to other alternatives on our certified tested list. Its 5.0 Bluetooth connection has an excellent range of up to 334.6 ft, with low Bluetooth and iOS latency, averaging 25ms and 53ms.

The speaker also has an IPX4 splashproof rating, which makes it great for poolside use or under light rain. However, its bulky build and 15-pound weight may hinder portability.

Reason to Buy

  • Great sound quality
    • The Ultimate Ears Hyperboom offers impressive sound quality, with well-balanced vocals and mids, as well as clear instrumentals.

    • The speaker also has a max volume output of 79.76 dB, above average compared to other alternatives in its category.

  • Lengthy battery life
    • This Ultimate Ears Hyperboom speaker has a battery life that lasts up to 24 hours for a full day’s worth of listening. This lengthy battery life earns it a top 10% ranking on our certified, tested list.

  • Great build quality
    • The Ultimate Ears Hyperboom speaker has great build quality, as is depicted by its IPX4 water resistance rating.

Reason to Avoid

  • Poor portability
    • The Ultimate Ears Hyperboom weighs 15 pounds and is fairly large. As a result, it has poor portability.

  • Poor bass output
    • The Hyperboom’s bass output isn’t as deep as bass heads would appreciate.

Ultimate Ears Hyperboom Specs

Battery Charge TimeBattery Charge Time2.6 hrs
Battery LifeBattery Life24 hrs
Built In MicrophoneBuilt In MicrophoneYes
DepthDepth7.5"
HeightHeight14.3"
IPX RatingIPX RatingIPX4
SizeSize
Smart AppSmart AppBoom
Speaker PairingSpeaker PairingYes
Water ResistantWater ResistantYes
WattageWattage229 W
WidthWidth7.5"
Wireless RangeWireless Range150 ft

All Specs

Test Results

Min Frequency Response (Hz)55
Max Frequency Response (Hz)17,500
Battery Life (Hours)23.9
Volume Output (dB)79.76

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Market Context

The Ultimate Ears Hyperboom is a mid-range Bluetooth speaker first announced in early 2020. Available in either black or white, the speaker boasts an all-day…

The Ultimate Ears Hyperboom is a mid-range Bluetooth speaker first announced in early 2020. Available in either black or white, the speaker boasts an all-day battery life, which compares well to other highly-rated Bluetooth speakers. The Ultimate Ears Hyperboom also supports speakerphone and voice assistant functionality and boasts an IPX4 water resistance rating that makes it splashproof.

Despite its 15-pound weight, the speaker still offers impressive portability, courtesy of its built-in carrying strap. Sound output can be customized through its Ultimate Ears app, and its Bluetooth connection allows users to link up to two devices at once.

The Ultimate Ears Hyperboom Bluetooth speaker has a much longer battery life compared to the Ultimate Ears BOOM 3, and it can also connect to…

The Ultimate Ears Hyperboom Bluetooth speaker has a much longer battery life compared to the Ultimate Ears BOOM 3, and it can also connect to two devices simultaneously, while the BOOM 3 can only connect to one. The Hyperboom also has an AUX input, an optical port and a micro-USB port, all missing on the Ultimate Ears BOOM 3. However, besides being the more affordable alternative, the BOOM 3 has a better water and dust resistance rating than the Hyperboom, which is limited to water resistance.

The Ultimate Ears Hyperboom lacks speakerphone and voice assistant capabilities – features offered by the Anker Soundcore Motion X600, despite it being the cheaper alternative….

The Ultimate Ears Hyperboom lacks speakerphone and voice assistant capabilities – features offered by the Anker Soundcore Motion X600, despite it being the cheaper alternative. This means that the Anker speaker is the better pick for users who want to enjoy different functionalities that come with pairing their smartphone to a Bluetooth speaker. The Motion X600 is also submersible in water, while the Ultimate Ears Hyperboom is only water resistant. However, the Ultimate Ears Hyperboom has a longer-lasting battery life compared to the X600. Feel free to check out the Motion X600 in our Anker Soundcore Motion X600 review.

Even though the Ultimate Ears Hyperboom may not be as compact as the Tribit X Sound Go, it supports speakerphone and voice assistant functions, which…

Even though the Ultimate Ears Hyperboom may not be as compact as the Tribit X Sound Go, it supports speakerphone and voice assistant functions, which the X Sound Go does not. The Ultimate Ears Hyperboom can be paired with two devices, while the X Sound Go cannot. However, if you’re interested in the more compact option and are looking to spend much less than you would with the Hyperboom, we’ve covered it in our Tribit X Sound Go review.

Battery Charge Time

2.6 hrs

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Battery Life

24 hrs

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24 hrs

Built In Microphone

Yes

n/a

Yes

Yes

Depth

7.5"

12.2"

2.3"

Height

14.3"

6.73"

2.2"

IPX Rating

IPX4

IPX7

IPX7

Size

7.2" (h) x 2.9" (w) x 2.9" (d)

Smart App

Boom

Yes

Soundcore

Tribit

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Score Card

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Expert Score

81

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Customer Score

90

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True Score

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Expert Score Breakdown

  • Rtings
    102.6

    Category Trust Score

    76
    The Ultimate Ears HYPERBOOM is a portable Bluetooth speaker with a built-in carrying strap to… read more

    By:

    John Panoryios
  • PC Mag
    54.9

    Category Trust Score

    80
    The massive Ultimate Ears Hyperboom Bluetooth speaker is a portable sonic powerhouse with a water-resistant… read more

    By:

    Tim Gideon
  • Tom’s Guide
    68.04

    Category Trust Score

    80
    Ultimate Ears Hyperboom portable Bluetooth speaker is a big speaker that produces a big sound… read more

    By:

    Michael Gowan
  • Sound Guys
    55.87

    Category Trust Score

    70
    If you like UE but felt like its previous offerings weren’t loud enough to power… read more

    By:

    Christian Thomas
  • CNET
    42.51

    Category Trust Score

    82
    Ultimate Ears reps told me the Hyperboom was created after the company got feedback from… read more

    By:

    David Carnoy
  • Which?
    62.66

    Category Trust Score

    NR

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