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Ultimate Ears Roll 2 (2016)
Beats Pill+ (2015)
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Ultimate Ears Roll (2016) vs Beats Pill (2015)

Analysis:

While the Ultimate Ears Roll 2 (2016) wasn't able to make it to the very top of any roundups from sources that perform quality hands-on testing, it still got featured in a large number of them. TechGearLab, What Hi-Fi?, SoundGuys, CNET, Tom's Guide, TrustedReviews, Techradar, PCmag, Reviewed, and iMore have all deemed it worthy of a place on their respective shortlists.

Moving on to the Beats Pill+ (2015): it was unable to reach the very top of any roundups from sources that conduct reliable and unbiased testing. Nonetheless, it still managed to impress reviewers from a number of such sites, like TechGearLab, Rtings, PCmag, Laptop Mag, CNET, TrustedReviews, Techradar, What Hi-Fi?, and inews.co.uk, enough for them to include them on those lists.

Our direct Ultimate Ears Roll 2 (2016) vs. Beats Pill+ (2015) comparison of their review scores has shown that, out of sources that tested both Portable Bluetooth Speakers, What Hi-Fi?, CNET, TrustedReviews, and Techradar preferred the Ultimate Ears Roll 2 (2016), whereas TechGearLab and PCmag seemed to like both equally.

We also looked at which sources liked these products best and found that the Ultimate Ears Roll 2 (2016) got its highest, 10, review score from TechGearLab, while the Beats Pill+ (2015) most impressed reviewers at TechGearLab, which gave it a score of 10.

Finally, we compared their average scores to all other Portable Bluetooth Speakers on the market. We found that the Ultimate Ears Roll 2 (2016) got reviewed considerably better than most of its competitors - it earned an average of 8.5, compared to the 7.6 out of 10 overall rating of other Portable Bluetooth Speakers - while the Beats Pill+ (2015) performed worse than most of its competition, with an average score of 6.4.

Comparison of expert ratings
Highly Recommended
Recommended
Mentioned
Not Mentioned
TechGearLab
SoundGuys
CNET
Tom's Guide
PCmag
Laptop Mag
Rtings
What Hi-Fi?
Techradar
TrustedReviews
Tech. Specs Comparison
Ultimate Ears Roll 2 (2016)
$237
Beats Pill+ (2015)
$175
Built-in Microphone
No
Yes
Water-resistant
Yes
No
Waterproof
Yes
No
Higher than average expert review score
7.7
Overall Avg. for Portable Bluetooth Speakers
8.5
Avg. Review Score
Score
Below average expert review score
7.7
Overall Avg. for Portable Bluetooth Speakers
6.4
Avg. Review Score
Score
Recommended by trusted experts
Reviewed
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Mentioned
in “The Best Waterproof Bluetooth Speakers of 2022” 
Last updated: 25 days ago
Techradar
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Mentioned
in “Holiday Gift Guide 2016: TechRadar’s best tech gifts you can actually afford” 
Last updated: 14 Nov 2016
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