The new Ultimate Ears HyperBoom also supports four input sources — two Bluetooth, one 3.5mm auxiliary and one optical audio — so everyone can play music from their phones, laptop or gaming console, and easily switch between playlists with just the press of a button. When the moment comes to move the fun from the living room to the backyard, the adaptive EQ on the HyperBoom senses the environment and automatically adjusts the sound to fill any space, indoor our outdoor. The built-in microphone knows when the speaker is being moved and the adaptive EQ automatically balances the sound.
“With HyperBoom, we’re taking our signature Ultimate Ears sound and making it bigger and louder than ever to get whole rooms of people on their feet dancing,” says Mindy Fournier, head of product management at Ultimate Ears. “Starting with beautifully rich sound, thumping bass and phenomenal dynamic range at any level, we added party-ready features like easy music sharing, adaptive EQ and up to 24 hours of battery life so you can rock any party, in any room, and have the perfect soundtrack playing throughout the night.”
HyperBoom features an IPX4 rating, so it can withstand drink spills or pool splashes. And if the music source phone is running out of power, users can plug it into the USB charge-out port on the speaker itself and keep the music going. Using One-Touch Music Control, users can also play, pause and skip tracks directly on the speaker and launch their favorite playlists from Apple Music, Spotify for Android, Amazon Music and Deezer Premium with the push of a button.
But as Ultimate Ears explains, the HyperBoom was also designed to be the main speaker for daily use in modern homes. The company's portable speaker range always impressed for its large, expanding sound but the new HyperBoom model increases this multiple times with its combination of two powerful woofers, two passive radiators, and soft-dome tweeters, delivering a high-fidelity listening experience. And its solid, sleek silhouette and unique diamond form is clad in a technical fabric engineered for sound and durability. The dimensional speckling on the fabric and curved edges give it a softer finish, designed to naturally fit in the home.
HyperBoom is supported on the BOOM app, available from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. On the app, users can set up favorite playlists, remotely turn the speaker on or off, adjust volume and update the software, as well as pair the HyperBoom with other Ultimate Ears speakers using the PartyUp feature.
Ultimate Ears HYPERBOOM is available for sale beginning in early March 2020 in select countries for a suggested retail price of $399.99. Pricing varies by country.