UE ROLL 2 is far better than the original model with great enhancement on sound performance and price is cut to make it affordable for all of people. The bluetooth speaker is very small and it even fits to your pocket. You might be familiar with cylindrical design you might be want to try disc shaped design that the company put on ROLL. It looks so catchy and fun on the outside. From the first time it’s out of the box, I always keep wondering what the thing that they improve here. I am so worried that the price cut would make the effect on feature and performance. Well, we are going to find it soon. To make it easier for you to decide, here the full review about this audio gadget. So we hope you enjoy it.
Ultra-Portable And Catchy Design
If you already have the previous version, you would notice that there is no difference in term of design in comparable with the older version. They put the same IPX7 waterproof protection that covers the front and the back. For me it is still good because there is nothing wrong with the old concept. On the front there is only volume button and you are going to find anything there. On the back its different, there are few buttons that you are going to find. You would find power button, and Bluetooth pairing button. I also love the buttons placement because it’s perfectly matched with the design. They put the charging port at the bottom and it is also covered with rubber.
The connectivity I think is the only thing that makes it different from the older version. The company claims that the product is able to stream the music without any audio cut for more than 100 feet. I don’t really trust and prove that it is only capable for around 70 feet. That is the outdoor test and for the indoor test is much different. The indoor range is probably only 30 feet with two walls covering on my test. I don’t find it bad because 30 feet with two walls covering is great. You will get better result if you put it on larger space.
The smaller size means better battery life? Well it can be true or wrong in some cases. For this case, I can say that it’s true. The battery is last longer than what I expect. I get the result for more than 9 hours with serious usage. It might be different if you put the volume on the highest where it lead to significant different on the battery life. For me the batter life, great design and small size are the key that makes the product is shiny and perfect as the ultra-portable device.
|Ultimate Ears ROLL 2 Volcano Main Specifications|
|Item Weight: 11.7 ounces|
|Product Dimension: 5.3 x 1.6 x 5.3 inches|
My Impression On The Sound
I have placed the original speaker and this Bluetooth speaker side by side to see how different the volume is. Fact, the ROLL 2 is not louder than the original model, there are huge improvements on the details and the sounds feel more dynamic and wider. I guess that the newer one is appeared to be not a true successor, but it’s appeared as the mature version of it. It has the same taste, but has different colors.
One thing that you need to know from the smaller speaker is the bass power. Don’t expect that it would fill your room because that’s not going to happen. The bass power is mediocore and pretty normal for the size. What you can expect is the lows sounds. The low is pretty solid and vocals are clear and dynamic. The rhythm is controlled and feels so snappy. I need to give big compliment for the low end sound. It makes me surprise by how the design could make so big different in term of performance and value.
|Up to 1m liquid protection.||Only two available control buttons.|
|Up to 9 hours audio playback.||There are not too many improvements with the previous model.|
|108 Hz – 20 kHz frequency range.||-|
There is not much improvement in comparable with original version. They decided not to depart from their characteristic and put keep the one that they think it worth. But sometimes what they think is worth is not worth for us. I cannot make any complaint since the prize is already cheap with their cut off. This is not what you are looking if you are looking for loudness; this one is made specifically for people who want extra portability for their music enjoyment. At last, please make any comment if you have any question.