UE Megaboom 3: Is This the Go-To Portable Speaker?

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Ultimate Ears sent their Megaboom 3 for an honest review on one of their staple speakers.

The most intriguing feature is the impressive spatial 360° sound design, as it allows an ultimate music listening experience during every use. But is it worth a $199.99 price point?

Playing music with a speaker instead of headphones is an entirely different experience. You’re able to share music with the people around you or make the room full of sound. At times, it sets the tone for an environment without isolating yourself to personal earbuds.

I’ve owned many wireless speakers throughout the years. For the most part, it’s always one-directional, and if you were standing behind the speaker or to the speaker’s side, you wouldn’t get the best experience that you would be standing directly in front of the speaker. 


The UE Megaboom 3 completely combats that issue. It has a cylindrical design that supports 360° sound, which means that the speaker plays all around the product. No matter where you’re standing in a room, you’re going to hear the same quality as you would be if you were “in front” of the speaker.

The UE Megaboom 3 notably features a powerful and riveting sound with its spatial 360° sound design.

It has a sleek monochromatic design with two massive plus and minus buttons on the side of the speaker to control your volume settings. A plus here is that you can manage your volume through any device you have connected to the speaker. If you want to take it on the go, there’s a little hook on the back of the speaker that you can hang it anywhere with a keychain.

The acoustic fabric used on the UE Megaboom 3 also makes it accessible to have the speaker chill in a pool with you without compromising the sound or deteriorating your speaker. 

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Sound Quality and Customizations

Ultimate Ears has an app for you to control the speaker without physically interacting with it. You can also adjust the Equalization when listening to different genres of music. With the special 360 design, the quality of the sound radiates that much more power. 

If you’re a fan of music genres containing heavy bass — this would blow your mind just as it did mine. I even tested the bass capacity with a purely deep bass song, and it hadn’t distorted the sound quality at all. 

My album choice for the UE Megaboom 3: Glass Animal’s latest album, Dreamland.

Final Thoughts

All in all, this speaker makes the listening experience more immersive no matter what environment you use it in. 

The battery life on this goes for 20 hours, and it’s one of the largest batteries for portable speakers that I’ve experienced, so that was a big plus too because you won’t have to worry about recharging it if you take it with you on the go for the whole day. This has been great for long beach days or even just hanging out with a group of people and wanting to play out some music on a solid speaker rather than our phone speakers. 

The UE Megaboom 3 is a great option for your summer speaker needs, priced at $199.99 in various color options.

Alternatives to a lower price point

  • Bose SoundLink Micro at $99.00
  • Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 2 at $99.99
  • Harman Kardon Mini Esquire 2 at $149.95