Ultimate Ears WonderBoom 3 – Review Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Intro

The speaker we see today is a real gem for the mid-price range, the Ultimate Ears WonderBoom 3 is one of the speakers with the best value for money. The case in question was produced by Ultimate Ears, an American company that designs and manufactures mainly headphones, earphones and speakers. This company’s production is characterized by products with excellent electronic components and a minimal and modern design.

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The Ultimate Ears WonderBoom 3differentiates itself from other speaker models with its compact, minimal and modern design, but also with its sound quality and power despite its small size. The materials are of good quality and the overall quality is very high. It has excellent audio technology that ensures high sound quality. Definitely a brilliant product for those who are looking for a robust compact speaker with high sound quality.

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It is equipped with a sound system with a woofer and a tweeter, which allows any frequency of sound to be heard optimally. Its very simple shape and size make it very durable and suitable for any environment, even wet and sandy ones.

This speaker falls in the mid-range of bluetooth speakers and thus provides very good sound performance as well as excellent value for money. In this article we will take an analytical look at the various characteristics of this product so that we can understand what are the major qualities that set it apart.

Size, Weight, Shape and Design

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This powerful case has a size of about 9.53 x 9.53 x 10.4 cm and a weight of about 570 g. It is mainly composed of durable plastic and rubber, making it impact resistant. It should be pointed out that the product is created with 31 percent post-consumer recycled plastic, which is certainly environmentally pleasing. WonderBoom 3 also features a water-repellent fabric grid on the top and bottom, which also makes it waterproof, pleasant to the touch and easy to clean. Given its weight and size it is extremely compact, but more importantly it is really very durable.

This case has small dimensions; it has the size and dimensions of a round cylinder. The water-repellent fabric grid also helps promote sound release. It is lightweight, easy to grasp, clip on, and slip into a backpack, and is very drop-resistant, we can consider it for all intents and purposes a case suitable for any situation.

The base and top plates are made of rubbery polymer, with rubberized reinforcement at both ends to cushion any blows. The top plate has the usual power, pairing, play/pause controls. There is also the Outdoor Boost button that allows us to get more powerful sound optimized for outdoor environments. The buttons of volume adjustment are tactile and are located at the front of the speaker . The charging port is located in the bottom base of the speaker to be easier to connect; there is a micro USB port for charging the battery.

This model has a very simple power button, which creates a clean and essential look that we can call modern and minimal. In fact, it is not only a portable Bluetooth speaker for use at the beach or away from home but also a small piece of furniture for the rooms of a modern home.

Technical and Additional Features

This speaker has high sound quality thanks in part to the built-in woofer and tweeter. These are speakers dedicated to reproducing the low and high frequencies of the audio range. The power output is also very good for the size, of 9 watts with 90 dBA, which thus allows for quite powerful sound with very good diffusion, also possesses 360-degree multidirectional sound. The output response is also very good with a range from 80 Hz to 20 KHz.

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In terms of connectivity, the WonderBoom 3 uses Bluetooth 5.0 that allows us to connect up to a good 33 meters away; however, it has no aptX or RCA inputs. It has a 3.5mm AUX input and also uses True Wireless Stereo (TWS) technology when connecting two speakers simultaneously.

In terms of battery life, we are on a very good level as the battery life is about 14 hours of playback. Clearly this parameter is calculated with an average volume of music, if we use the speaker at maximum volume we should expect a few hours less playback. In any case, the charging time is not too long, and we will be able to reuse it after a charge of about 2.5 hours.

This case is IP67-rated for dust and water intrusion, meaning it can survive a 30-minute immersion in fresh water to a depth of one meter. We can also use the UE Boom app, which allows us to customize EQ and all aspects related to sound. This speaker also has a stereo pairing function with other units of the same brand, such as Boom and MegaBoom. It also has a built-in microphone that allows you to use the hands-free function to answer calls conveniently and quickly.

It is usually priced between €70 and €100, but given its high quality it is still very good value even for the mid-range.

Let’s look at a brief summary on the Technical Characteristics:

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Power output:9 watts with 90dBA
Outgoing response:80 Hz – 20 KHz
Speakers1 tweeter + 1 woofer
Autonomy:About 14 h
Charging time:2,5 h
Waterproof grade:IPX67 resists immersion in water and dust
Size and weight:104 x 95 x 95 mm, 570 g
Connectivity:Bluetooth 5.0, 3.5mm aux input, no RCA input, no aptX
Price:Between 70€ and 100€
Additional features:Has a built-in microphone but no built-in voice assistant, has 360-degree multi-directional sound and built-in app with equalizer

General Benefits

This model was created by Ultimate Ears to create a powerful and durable small product with 360-degree audio. This product offers excellent performance when it comes to all-around audio quality, thanks mainly to the tweeter, woofer, and audio technology. In terms of sound power, the 90 dBA can all be heard and allows music to be heard even at a good distance, making it perfect for small impromptu parties and on evenings with friends. When we are not at a party, we are therefore unlikely to find ourselves using it at full volume since even at half power it can be heard very well. Compared with the previous model, it has a 30% better range, thus about 40 meters.

The bass is extraordinarily powerful and well handled by the multi-directional sound, sure to please bass lovers. In addition to the bass, the WonderBoom 3 can handle the entire frequency range of sounds in a well-balanced way, thanks to the tweeter even the higher sounds are very sharp and powerful. It also has a great equalizer that can be adjusted with the dedicated Ultimate Ears app.

Wonderboom 3 sounds rich and punchy, as expected from an Ultimate Ears speaker. The sound output is really great and can easily fill the surroundings. The bass is significantly better than the previous model, thanks to the addition of a dedicated radiator. Astonishing thequality of sound is the ease with which individual instruments can be heard, without overlapping and without spoiling the sound.

This speaker is really perfect for listening to almost any genre. Since this speaker excels in low tones it is very suitable for genres such as hip-hop, psy-trance and tekno. However, the performance is also very good with other genres such as pop, country, and rock. This model is also perfect for those who are looking for a bluetooth speaker model with a durable and compact design , in fact it adapts to all situations and can even be submerged in water.

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Value for money and availability

The WonderBoom 3 can be ordered from Amazon for €80 in Italy at the moment, its price usually fluctuates with deals between €70 and €100. It has a very good price for a Bluetooth speaker, particularly when compared with other models on the market. This is more than just a speaker, however, as it is produced primarily for outdoor environments with multidirectional sound and is very durable.

The price-performance ratio is therefore very good for a product in the mid-range, although very good products can also be found in the economy. As for availability, in Italy and Europe it is quite easy to find this case, both online and in electronics stores.

Conclusions and Final Judgment

Overall, the WonderBoom 3 is an excellent small speaker with a well-balanced sound, suitable mainly for parties and events with friends. The Wonderboom 3’s sound is incredibly full and really spreads out in all directions, even better when placed on a table in the middle of a room or in an outdoor setting if you want to fill the atmosphere. This speaker is primarily suited to tekno and hip-hop music, and that is where it excels most, but it does very well with most genres of music. It gives out full and rich bass without distorting the track you are listening to, keeps everything balanced and with really not bad power, the audio quality is also really good. However, this bass power makes it slightly less suitable for listening to podcasts.

This speaker is inexpensive for the mid-range compared to other Bluetooth speakers on the market, has a modern and minimalist design, and is therefore suitable for indoor as well as outdoor use. It also has great drop and dust resistance in addition to water resistancewith IPX67, resisting immersion for up to 30 minutes in water. It is an extremely durable and manageable case that combines compactness and performance. Its battery life is also very good, allowing us to use it for up to 14 hours of playback.

In the vast scenario of Bluetooth speakers, WonderBoom 3 stands out for its audio quality, rich and powerful bass, durability, range, and multidirectional sound quality. A perfect speaker for listening to outdoor music, it achieves high levels of audio quality in all songs but especially those with a lot of bass, less suitable for those who listen to a lot of podcasts.

Finaljudgments:

Design: 7.5/10

Sound Quality: 8.5/10

Sound power: 8/10

Endurance: 9/10

Autonomy: 7.5/10

Functionality: 7.5/10

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