Marshall, the headphone firm and no longer the loudspeaker firm of the identical traditional, at the present time launched two unique portable speakers. Treasure the firm’s previous choices, these speaks ooze a retro vibe. The 2 unique speakers, the Stockwell II and Tufton,join the Kilburn IIbut stand sizable, literally and figuratively, as an alternative of the the rest of Marshall’s speakers as portable devices with a vertical orientation, inside of batteries, wireless capabilities, and a rugged casing that ought to outlive a outing outside.
The sizable Tufton impresses with definite, worthy sound even when on battery. The highs raise over an actual low-pause. It’s heavy. This isn’t a speaker you would possibly possibly well must buy backpacking, but, within the event you did, the casing has an IPX4 water-resistant ranking so it’s worthy enough to address most climate. Marshall says the battery lasts as much as six hours.
The smaller Stockwell II is diagram smaller. The limited speaker is set the scale of an iPad Mini though as thick as a phonebook. The inside of battery is suitable for four hours and the casing is restful worthy, though sports an IPX2 ranking so it’s no longer as durable because the Tufton. The speaker is moderately smaller and the song quality is as effectively. The Stockwell II is a super non-public speaker, but it no doubt doesn’t originate a pounding sound love the Tufton. Expend the Stockwell II for a silent campfire and the Tufton for a backwood bonfire.
Sadly, these speakers lack Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa integration. Customers either must join a instrument by a 3.5mm port or Bluetooth.
I’ve been partial to each Marshall speaker I’ve tried. For my money, they characteristic a super balance of sound and traditional form. Each and each I’ve tried lives as much as the Marshall identify and these two unique speakers ought to now not any varied. Portability doesn’t reach low-label. These speakers label reasonably extra than their stationary counterparts. The tiny Stockwell II retails for $249 whereas the sizable Tufton is $399.