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Just in time for summer, Ultimate Ears announced new updates for MEGABLAST and BLAST portable speakers (found at Best Buy) to help them get smarter and better over time.
With a husband who is a drummer and children who are aspiring musicians, you could definitely call my family music lovers. And as music lovers we can be a bit of “music snobs” as well, meaning we look for quality devices to play our music from. I will even take it a step further, we demand quality sound no matter WHERE we are, even when using portable devices. So we are exploring the new featuresof the Ultimate Ears MEGABLAST and BLAST Portable Speakers found at Best Buy.
The BLAST gives you 360° intensely rich sound with stunning clarity and deep, heart-pounding bass, bringing music to life. It is water-resistant and has a dust proof design, in fact the speaker can be immersed in liquid for up to 1m for up to 30 minutes. With two 35mm active drivers alongside two 81mm x 39mm passive radiators, it provides crisp and clear sound. And the multiple microphones with beam forming technology and noise cancellation enable a smooth far field voice recognition and control experience.
Check out more of the features of the BLAST & MEGABLAST
- Enhanced controls on the Ultimate Ears app: You can now control volume remotely from the app, which is especially useful if you have your music cranked up loud and want to use Alexa. You can also check battery status in two ways – either through the app, or right from the speaker by pressing the “+/-” volume buttons simultaneously. Starting in May, you can personalize your sound for any artist or music genre with the custom equalizer (EQ).
- Voice control on Spotify and more (coming soon): Just ask “Alexa, play my Discover Weekly” or any music from Spotify on MEGABLAST and BLAST. Spotify will soon join other Amazon Alexa supported music services such as Amazon Music, Deezer and TuneIn globally; and Pandora, iHeartRadio and SiriusXM in the U.S. — use your voice to control music from these streaming services over Wi-Fi. On Bluetooth, you can enjoy music from any of your favorite music services.
- A better way to listen with Spotify Connect (coming soon): MEGABLAST and BLAST will be the first Ultimate Ears speakers to integrate Spotify Connect. When on Wi-Fi, open the Spotify app on your phone and play music directly to our speakers (under “Devices Available”) without the need to pair through Bluetooth. Music fans can also stream the highest quality sound possible from Spotify. With Spotify Connect, text message or make calls without interrupting the music and save your phone’s battery.
- New grouping experience for smart speakers (coming soon): You can group up to eight MEGABLAST and BLAST speakers on Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. Stereo mode is supported when you connect two MEGABLAST or BLAST speakers. Optimized to take advantage of the speakers’ built-in Wi-Fi capability, you will experience greater range for grouped speakers and improved connection reliability. Grouping is expected to be available later this year.