It is both louder and crisper at higher volumes as well. It is another class…to quote Spinal Tap, they’ve gone to 11 and further. As you can see in the video – the sound of the Boom at 1/3 is what the Box didn’t hit until 2/3rd of the way.
The accompanying iOS/Android app provides firmware updates, EQ customization and even doubling up settings to pair multiple speakers. Check out our full review of Mini Boom in the YouTube video below. Spoiler alert! We found it to be an incredible value. Early Amazon reviewers agree and rate it 4.5 out of 5 stars. The red version is available for $91, and yellow at $92.
Amazon has also dropped $20 off the mini’s big brother, the Ultimate Ears BOOM. Available in several colors, it is now just $180 with free shipping. The BOOM features a 360-degree speaker design, water/stain resistant exterior, and 15 hours of playback on a single charge. 190 Amazon reviewers rate it 4.5 out of 5 stars.