RANK #5

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

Product Details

Date First Available:
Aug. 4 2020

Overall Rating

92.1%
The overall rating was calculated based on 17060 customer and expert reviews from 31 review sites and 12 stores.
We analyzed the sentiments related to these top topics for Bluetooth Speakers:
  • 95.3%
    Sound Quality
  • 96.9%
    Durability / Build Quality
  • 97.7%
    Design
  • 92.1%
    Portability
  • 95.5%
    Battery Life
  • 92.1%
    Features
  • 94.3%
    Outdoor use
  • 94.4%
    Connectivity
  • 95.2%
    Controls

Expert Reviews Rating

Excellent
16
Good
13
Fair
0
Poor
0
Bad
0

Customer reviews by store

Price Comparison

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    £129.00
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    ARGOS.CO.UK
    55 reviews
    £129.99
  • Marshall Emberton Portable Wireless Speaker - Black

    ARGOS.CO.UK
    55 reviews
    £129.99
  • Marshall Emberton Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Black

    AMAZON.IN
    406 reviews
    ₹15,999.00
  • Marshall Emberton Portable Bluetooth Speaker, Black

    AMAZON.CA
    48 reviews
    $219.99
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Expert Reviews

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.

Read more on soundguys.com

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

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.

Read more on rtings.com

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.

Read more on techradar.com

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

Read more on pcmag.com

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

Read more on techadvisor.com

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.

Read more on digitaltrends.com

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

Read more on trustedreviews.com

Pros

  • Rugged design
  • Entertaining sound
  • Nice control interface
  • Stylish looks

Cons

  • Other speakers deliver more precision and clarity
  • Slightly soft bass

The Marshall Emberton is a very good, waterproof, portable, battery-powered speaker with Marshall’s usual pleasing sound and rock’n’roll design flourishes.

Read more on t3.com

Pros

  • Powerful sound from a small speaker
  • Rugged and waterproof
  • Long lasting battery

Cons

  • No mic
  • No EQ control

The Marshall Emberton is a very good, waterproof, portable, battery-powered speaker with Marshall’s usual pleasing sound and rock’n’roll design flourishes.

Read more on t3.com

Pros

  • Powerful sound from a small speaker
  • Rugged and waterproof
  • Long lasting battery

Cons

  • No mic
  • No EQ control

As a Bluetooth speaker this little banger delivers sound well beyond its small frame. But the real appeal is the classic Marshall styling - not only does it sound good, it's got distinction to stand out among the crowd of boring suit-n-ties speakers.Read full verdict

Read more on pocket-lint.com

Pros

  • Classic design in a small package
  • Great audio quality - bolder than size would suggest
  • Easy-to-use controls and indicators
  • 20-hour battery life
  • Water-resistant too

Cons

  • Some random disconnects
  • No 3.5mm input
  • No mic for smart assistants

If there’s one thing Marshall does exceptionally well, it’s making beautiful devices. Speaking exclusively to aesthetics, a lot of speakers—and more specifically, Bluetooth speakers—are decidedly clunky and weird-looking. Sure, the most important thing about the function of a speaker is obviously to make your music…

Read more on gizmodo.com

Pros

  • It packs a lot of sound for such a tiny unit, can stand up to wear and tear, but looks great on a shelf

Cons

  • Its power on sound is god awful, and it lacks speakerphone support

The unmistakable Marshall design will appeal to many rock lovers. But the sound of Emberton is rather tame.

Read more on lbtechreviews.com

The Marshall speaker presents itself as a practical and good-sounding companion in the medium to lower price range. Also, its small size makes it suitable for everyday use and portable. If you are not bothered by missing extras and have a taste for Marshall nostalgia, the Emberton is a good match for you.

Read more on reviewindetail.com

Pros

  • Great design
  • Joystick works great
  • Bluetooth 5
  • 0 connection

Cons

  • No pairing with other Marshall Emberton
  • No extras like power bank

You may not get to enjoy many pool parties this summer, but Marshall's latest speaker will come in handy once social distancing ends.

Read more on engadget.com

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