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Marshall Emberton

"The Marshall Speaker really has nothing wrong with it but it also isn't going to blow you away in any one category. There are plenty of other great Bluetooth speakers that will save you some cash, but if we're being honest only the Marshall Emberton looks like an amp. If you really like the design of this thing then you won't be disappointed picking one up for yourself. "
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Pros
  • Good size
  • USB-C input for charging
  • IPX7 waterproof
  • Stylish
Cons
  • No microphone
  • Lacks low-bass
  • No aux input

Overall Rating

90.6%
The overall rating was calculated based on 10032 customer and expert reviews from 17 review sites and 32 stores.
We analyzed the sentiments related to these top topics for Bluetooth Speakers:
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    Sound Quality
  • 96.1%
    Durability / Build Quality
  • 96.9%
    Design
  • 90.6%
    Portability
  • 95.1%
    Battery Life
  • 90.6%
    Features
  • 94.3%
    Outdoor use
  • 93.4%
    Connectivity
  • 92.8%
    Controls

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What experts are saying

The Marshall Speaker really has nothing wrong with it but it also isn't going to blow you away in any one category. There are plenty of other great Bluetooth speakers that will save you some cash, but if we're being honest only the Marshall Emberton looks like an amp. If you really like the design of this thing then you won't be disappointed picking one up for yourself.

Pros
  • Good size
  • Sounds good
  • IPX7 build
  • The golden knob for playback works perfectly
  • Bluetooth 5 and connection strength is solid
  • USB-C input for charging
Cons
  • No microphone
  • Battery life is just fine
  • Only compatible with SBC, not other Bluetooth codecs here
  • Price makes it harder to choose this over the competition

This small speaker boasts delightful sound

Pros
  • Elegant, nearly foolproof controls
  • USB-C charging
  • IPX7 waterproof
Cons
  • No microphone
  • Cringe-inducting startup sound

The Marshall Emberton is fair for music. This speaker has an amazing soundstage, so you really feel immersed in your favorite songs. Its balanced mid and treble ranges help reproduce clear and present vocals and lead instruments. Unfortunately, it struggles to reproduce low-bass, so you don't feel the deep thump in bass-heavy music. There aren't any sound customization options, and it doesn't get very loud, either.

Pros
  • Amazing soundstage.
Cons
  • Lacks low-bass.

The Marshall Emberton almost looks like a novelty piece but it's a surprisingly sturdy mini-Bluetooth speaker, even if it lacks some oomph.

The attractive Marshall Emberton speaker is on the small side for the price, but it delivers a bigger sound than its dimensions suggest.

Pros
  • Powerful audio performance for the size
  • Cool, compact design
  • Waterproof
Cons
  • No speakerphone functionality
  • No aux input

Marshall's smallest and cheapest Bluetooth speaker yet isn't perfect but those wanting a long-lasting pocket rocket have found it here

Pros
  • Stylish & portable
  • Great sound
  • Durable
  • Long battery life
Cons
  • No aux input
  • Can't stereo pair two speakers

It's tough to stand out in the Bluetooth speaker crowd, but the Marshall Emberton's iconic guitar-amp design gives it an edge. Its huge battery also helps.

Pros
  • 20-hour battery
  • Warm and rich stereo sound
  • Iconic design
  • 360-degree sound pattern
  • IPX7 water-resistant
Cons
  • Expensive
  • No aux line-in
  • No speakerphone
  • Can’t stereo or multi-speaker pair

With its rugged build, stylish looks and entertaining sound, the Marshall Emberton is another well-executed wireless speaker from the brand

Pros
  • Rugged design
  • Entertaining sound
  • Nice control interface
  • Stylish looks
Cons
  • Other speakers deliver more precision and clarity
  • Slightly soft bass

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