Not long ago, I reviewed the UE BOOM speaker and it is still my favorite wireless speaker so far. It is water and stain resistant, it has a portable design that you can bring anywhere, its battery life is almost the longest one and its sound quality is better than all wireless speakers at the price range.
In the review, I mentioned an interesting feature that I didn’t have a chance to try. That is the Double Up feature which allows wirelessly connecting two BOOM units to double the sound.
Basically, you will need two BOOM speakers to try the feature. I connected the first speaker via Bluetooth and it acts as a master speaker. Then I installed the UE BOOM app which can be found on Google Play or App Store. The app is very clean and easy to use, you can also use this app to change Equalizer settings and set alarm. Here we will just use the Double Up feature. The app will require you to connect to the second speaker by pressing twice on its Bluetooth button. That’s the whole setup process. You just need to set up once, it will remember each other and automatically double up your sound next time.
You can check out the video below for more details.
The app offers 2 modes in the Double Up feature, which are Double and Stereo. In the Double mode, two speakers will play the same sound, so it will be suitable for large environments like party or outdoor use. The Stereo mode is where you can enjoy stereo sound as two speakers will act as left and right channels. I really love the Stereo mode as it really unleashes power of the wireless speaker. It makes the bass more powerful and the sound stage becomes much wider.
However, you will have to reconsider because of its high price tag. The UE BOOM speaker is available on Amazon for nearly $200 each, so the pair will cost $400. UE BOOM will have to face many better competitions at this price range.
Besides, the UE BOOM app has a lot of limitations at this time. There is no option to change master volume, therefore, you have to manually set volume level for each speaker. Another disadvantage is that you can only see battery level of the master speaker (the first speaker you connected), so you will never know when the other one will get out of juice.
Having said that, the pair of UE BOOM speakers is a high-quality product with the best audio quality you can find in the portable design. We are still recommending the product and hopefully its price will decrease soon.