Summer is here, and the time is right for
dancing in the street a new Bluetooth speaker. But what if Sonos Roam is a little too rich for your blood, given the current cost-of-living situation? Earfun understands.
Meet the new Earfun UBoom L. It won’t officially launch on Amazon until July 11th (and will start shipping on July 12th), but the company just put up an early offer (opens in new tab) live: sign up for the email list in advance and you will receive a 25% discount code, bringing the price down from $80 to just $60 (opens in new tab) (about £67 or AU$116).
And it won’t be a case of clicking ‘buy’ and hoping for the best when it comes to how it sounds. That’s because, in addition to the dual 55mm dynamic drivers, 16 hours of playback (for quick reference, you’ll only get 12 hours of the JBL Flip 6, still one of the best Bluetooth speakers you can buy today), stereo pairing, viva -voice functionality and three sound modes for indoor, outdoor or video tasks, there is good proof that the thing is really good.
To explain: the sound was tweaked by Olaf Lubanski, a producer with over 10 years of experience in the music industry, and he released a 45-minute YouTube video detailing how Earfun tops the best of the rest of the likes of JBL, Bose, Denon, Sonos and more.
But don’t just take his word for it! Lubanski isn’t afraid to show you – and yes, he does I think its performance is far superior to Sonos Roam. In the video we share below, he pits the Earfun UBoom L squarely against the Bose Soundlink Flex, the JBL Flip 6, and the Anker Soundcore Motion+. Got 45 minutes left? Let Lubanski take you through your comparative tests, in various environments.
Review: Earfun is now an audio-proven name, and for that money, its UBoom L speaker is a no-brainer
At this point, Earfun (a little-known brand until 2019) has proven its worth – see our Earfun Air and Earfun Air Pro reviews for reference. Lubanski also makes some points in the video above; why pay $200 for something when $60 can get you a product that (he argues) is actually better?
Did we mention that the thing is IPX7 rated, which means it can be submerged in water to a depth of up to one meter for 30 minutes and survive? That puts it right up there with some of the best waterproof speakers on the market.
Perhaps the most interesting feature of the Earfun UBoom L is the option to select between three different sound modes, something we first saw in the splendid old-time Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 2, released in summer 2019. Indeed, where is Ultimate Ears? ? days? In its apparent absence, other audio manufacturers are certainly taking advantage of the slack…
Keep in mind, though, that on the EU mug-sized speaker, you only had one external boost mode (a little tree button at the bottom), while here there is also the option of a boost mode. of video.
Naturally, the bass weight of any portable Bluetooth speaker will be limited given its relatively jewel-like dimensions, but Lubanski doesn’t hide this and even asks for feedback from buyers. Refreshing.
Given what I’ve seen and heard, for that money I’ll be first in line to buy one, but we’ll bring you a full review whenever we can.