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Marshall - Kilburn Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Black

Marshall Kilburn Portable Bluetooth Speaker: Listen to your favorite music on the go with this portable speaker, which features a Bluetooth interface with aptX technology for simple wireless pairing with most Bluetooth-enabled devices. Experience rich cross-spectrum sound with a bass-reflex system that creates booming low-end tones.Portable Speaker Buying Guide
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    What's Included

    • Kilburn Portable Bluetooth Speaker
    • Power cord, double-ended coil cord, dust bag
    • Owner's manual

    Ratings & Reviews

    Overall Customer Rating:
    95% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (384 out of 404)


    Connect wirelessly up to 30’ away

    Pair with virtually any Bluetooth-enabled device.

    Rechargeable Battery delivers up to 20 hours of playtime

    Allows you to enjoy long-lasting listening sessions on the go.

    Bass-reflex system

    Delivers thunderous low-end audio.

    Enjoy robust sound

    The Class D amplifier delivers 40W of power (5W x 2 + 15W x 2). A 4200Hz crossover enables custom sound.

    Separate Bass and Treble controls

    Customize your sound.

    Take the speaker on the go

    A guitar-influenced leather strap allows comfortable carrying while providing a touch of style.

    3.5 mm Aux Input

    Easy wired connectivity.

    Customer rating

    Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 404 reviews

    would recommend to a friend

    Expert rating

    Rating 4.1 out of 5 stars with 10 reviews



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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Outstanding value with even more outstanding sound

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      Let's get this out of the way--the style of the Marshall is either a love-it or hate-it affair. If you're keen to the Marshall amp motif or have live music in your blood, the physical appearance of this speaker should fit your needs; and let's face it, style points typically do count for purchases like these. In this case, you really do get something special beyond the spate of all-plastic futuristic-looking cylinders, boxes, spheres and pillboxes that seem to typify most Bluetooth speakers today. But how does it perform? I've got the Bose SoundLink Mini and Klipsch KMC-3 and KMC-1 Bluetooth speakers at home and work for comparison. Say what you will about Bose, but they DO know how to squeeze an amazing amount of sound out of tiny enclosures. Does the Marshall do better than the Bose at filling a room with a pleasant, snappy, punchy sound--well, sure it does, but it's got acres more driver and juice in the amp to do so; as such, it's hardly surprising that the Marshall seems to be able to fill larger spaces without sounding as strained as the Bose starts to at higher volumes. But would you be unhappy with the Bose over the Marshall, not at all--especially if a small form factor was your goal. The Klipsch KMC series speakers are no slouches either--I'd put sound quality of the KMC-1 below the Bose, but the KMC-3 above them both in terms of liveliness and punch and ability to fill medium to larger rooms with less effort. The KMC-3 is probably the most direct competitor to the Marshall in terms of size and total output capability. So how do those two stack up...honestly, it's a bit of a toss-up. The Marshall probably sounds a tad more "full bodied" at louder volumes, but each seems to resolve vocals and instruments with equal aplomb. Both the Klipsch and Marshall lines support the aptX Bluetooth codec so overall sound quality is maybe just a hair more refined/revealing on the Klipsch KMC-3 and Marshall speakers than the Bose. Personally, I kind of prefer the Marshall's actual knobs and switches to either the Klipsch or Bose touch-sensitive panels or soft membrane buttons--but again, that's more a matter of personal taste though. I did find that Bluetooth pairing was much easier with the Marshall and Bose than the Klispch units. All that said, frankly, critical listening comparisons and flowery descriptions of a single-speaker system using a Bluetooth connection to listen to streaming audio or even high quality MP3 files isn't necessarily a "high fidelity" experience in the first place. Others may disagree, but I find you can't really talk in depth about, or expect to talk about, all those things/terms you read about in stereo magazines and hifi websites with any real authority--transparency this, imaging that, transient highs...blah blah blah. Not that those things aren't legitimate issues to talk about, but music consumption/listening is so subjective anyway; you're likely going to hear something completely different than I would even when listening to the exact same setup. Sure, some speakers might empirically sound like the bass is a bit "muddy" or "over-emphasized" or the highs a little "too bright" or maybe "de-emphasized" and that might all be part of the unit’s “signature sound”. For the Marshall, it’s not as easy to pin that signature down, and a big part of that is being able to adjust both bass and treble to your liking with the Marshall's adjustment can do neither with the Klispch or Bose units. In my book, that alone makes the Marshall slightly more versatile than any of the other units…again, at least in my opinion. In the, the Marshall is no substitute for a great set of bookshelf speakers and a fantastic amp, but that's not what it's designed for in the first place. All that said, the Marshall has a heck of a lot going for it…would I recommend the Marshall—absolutely, it kicks butt!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Very average sound

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I was looking for a portable speaker with bluetooth capabilities to use outdoor. I already had the small Boss speaker which has been okay for indoor music purposes. I was slightly familiar with the Marshall brand and I believe I did a quick online search on my phone to quickly read a few reviews. One of the reps at Best Buy saw me holding it and sang its praises, stating that he also had that same exact one and that it reminded him of the Marshall guitar amplifiers. Well, I decided to give it a try and purchase it. It seemed promising. GOOD: - The packaging was beautiful and it was easy to set the speaker up, though I still read through the manual first. - The handle was cute and nifty and felt sturdy. - The sound was definitely louder than my Boss bluetooth speaker. NOT SO GOOD: - The sound was very hollow, like I was hearing the music from really far away. - The bass was not strong at all. I like to 'feel' my music when I play it. This device lacked the strong amps it would need to play strong base lines from the music. - The bluetooth was extremely hard to connect. Even with the speaker sitting right next to my laptop, it was very hard to get connection. Many times, I had to disconnect my wifi to connect the bluetooth. But sometimes that didn't work. - I was able to turn the volume knob all the way up which made me wonder why the volume progression was so minimal. It didn't sound like a huge difference in volume between the halfway turn and the very end of the knob turn. - The sound lost quality when turning the volume knob up. It wasn't a week before I decided to finally return this speaker. It didn't do the job I needed it for. I have a new appreciation for my little mighty Boss portable speaker and for the purpose of outdoor music I opted for the ION brand of outdoor speakers which I'm extremely happy with (the Outdoor Explorer to be exact--that should give you an idea of just how much volume and bass I was looking for). For anyone who doesn't plan on playing their music too loud or just want something a little better than those smaller bluetooth portable speakers, then this may still be a good option for you.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent Bluetooth , Fantastic Volume and Depth..

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      Far superior product in comparison to the Beats Pill +, while almost double the price-it has far more battery power and volume. i have owned almost all the higher end bluetooth speakers or at least read up on them extensively and the original large Beats Pill XL which was made of metal Best Buy sold for around 300-350 before Apple discontinued it a year ago was by far the best Bluetooth unit I had used with about 2X the battery and Volume, Bass of the current weak Pill + (hence the new reduced price as 260 was far too much for a very minor upgrade over the base 160 Stock Pill), this unit is the closest to mimic that Original Pill XL's long 10 hour battery and this has almost more Bass and Volume with 4 analog Dials allowing you to alter the treble, Bass and equilibrium in an old school presentation that is cool. The unit is not so portable just know this-it is quite large with about a one foot wide footprint by 8 inches deep and it is quite heavy-also no waterproof feature and at 300-400 you will not want to drag this around and risk damage so consider pricing it more against the SONOS since you will most likely keep it it one spot. Still very much worth the high price-the sound is great and it has phenomenal Blue tooth range-it will pick up my iPhone almost 50 feet away THROUGH my condo walls when I come out of the elevator-I have never seen anything with that kind of range I have to say that is the BEST feature by far...It stays connected to my phone through numerous walls and almost 60 feet or more away with no break in signal-absolutely HIGH QUALITY. You won't be disappointed.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Best I’ve Heard

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I love the looks of this speaker far beyond most Bluetooth or powered speakers. Build quality is superb. Solid, sturdy. I expect it last. It’s heavy for its size but light enough to easily carry it around. It’s reasonably versatile with both Bluetooth and aux input. I’ve wired it to both my iPhone and FireHD tab as well as Bluetooth and it performs flawlessly. Most importantly it sounds fantastic. This is audiophile grade sound quality. The separate treble and bass controls legitimately alter the sound without ruining it. The Kilburn has genuine bass and crisp highs without being loose or boomy or too bright. In a small to medium room it will sound like a full blown high-end audio system. Files that may sound like crap on your phone will be dramatically improved. Plus it goes loud. Be sure to keep the volume on your source maxed or nearly maxed for high volume. Complaints are minor and picky. It gets loud, much louder than most portable speakers, and without breaking up or distorting. However, I still wish it went louder. I also wish it had a solid level of weather/water resistance like the new Kilburn II has. I feel any portable speaker around $200 or higher should do so. That said im thrilled with this speaker and highly recommend it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Best speaker with sound controls

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      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Bought speaker because of the sound and battery replacement. Love treble and bass controls. Marshall is the speaker that all the great guitar players from my era used.Love high guitar treble Loved that sound all my life.And this speaker does everything I want in a Bluetooth portable speaker.No speakers l have heard can compare with the sound quality of this speaker.This speaker is not the loudest speaker but it ranks very high.. Plus battery replacement was very high on my list.Every Bluetooth speaker on the market needs to have battery replacement And Marshall lead the way for all other manufacturers to follow this move.I like my music on high all the time and the speakers I have owned UE boom lasted two months battery would hold a charge for about two and one half hours.Jbl extreme took one back because of battery issues.Got a brand new one in replacement. Still use it daily love the sound because it is loud. I got ten portable Bluetooth speakers if you like clarity than the Marshall speaker is the one to get.If you like real loud xtreme is good.Remember jimi Hendrix used Marshall and I love the sound of Marshall amps.The only thing lacking is waterproof Ing this speaker.If it had that it would be the best Bluetooth speaker on the market hands down.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Marshall Kilburb Amp Kicks It!

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      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I have several smaller Bluetooth speakers that I’ve generally been happy with but mostly dissatisfied when louder or outdoor playing required volume heft. The Marshall Kilburn Bluetooth speaker provides both impressive looks, weight, hours of play, and volume to satisfy the need for a true music loudspeaker. The multiple switches and control knobs helps the at heart audiophile feel like they are simply taking one of their favorite stereo equipment pieces with them in portable fashion. Sitting open and visible on display on ones kitchen counter, the Marshall Kilburn Amp commands attention to which one responds with a simple “listen to this!” I have recommended this to a number of friends with a “must have” recommendation! You won’t be dissatisfied if you simply love audio gear.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Best Portable I've found

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      This is my 4th portable blutooth unit. My last one still works but the battery has gone dead. JBL wants $20.00 less than the unit cost 4 years ago to replace the battery. Replaceable battery was a big part of the decision to buy this. Portability was a must. While larger than my previous units, still a very acceptable size. Battery life is exceptional. After initial charge we ran this for 12 hours straight at 1/2 to 3/4 volume. Volume is really good on this unit. Like all portables, it has more volume if direct wired vs. blutooth. Now the big question. How does it sound? UN-FRICKEN-BELIEVABLE! Right up there with my home stereo. Everyone at work came to see where all the great sound was coming from. Excellent highs, mids, & most of all BASS! The tone controls really let you shape the sound to the room or outdoors. Most devices don't give you tonal controls. Buy this! You will be AMAZED & SATISFIED!!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      The best sounding speaker I've had so far!

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      I've had a Bose Soundlink Mini, Mini 2, Soundlink III, JBL Charge 3, Bose Soundlink Revolve + and a Marshall Kilburn speakers so far. By far, the Marshall Kilburn speakers are the best sounding ones I've had. If you listen to music that is not always bass heavy - this speaker is for you. It just blew my mind away when I played my rock music collection. There is are two negatives that I found. The first one ( which might be a deal-breaker for some ) - when I used the bluetooth connectivity as opposed to the 3.5mm aux input, there was significant loss in the music quality. I bought a Aluratek Bluetooth transceiver and used the bluetooth from that and set the speaker always in aux input mode. Works like a charm. The second negative is, to charge the speakers you have to plug it in to the wall unit and turn the speaker on (no idea why!) - but that's not the problem. There's no indication of low battery on the speaker until you're down to 20%. But those two things aside, man are these speakers awesome! I keep going back to these speakers in spite of them being bulky.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    What experts are saying

    Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars with 10 reviews

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    The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about design, reliability, size and usability. Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 97/100 = Excellent quality.
    • AndroidPITOctober 5, 2018
      Marshall Kilburn II: not smart at all, but plenty loud
      Marshall: the sound of guitars, the humming of bass and the sound of rock'n'roll. But that sound is no longer reserved for musicians, since for some time now there have also been speakers and headphones manufactured by Marshall. The newest memberFull Review
    • TechRadar (UK)Rating, 4 out of 5Olivia Tambini on October 1, 2018
      Marshall Kilburn II review
      Small and mightyFull Review
    • techhive.comRating, 4 out of 5Jon L. Jacobi on September 28, 2018
      Marshall Kilburn II Bluetooth speaker review: Great sound and nostalgic design
      You'll pay extra for the branding, but this is a strong and well-designed speaker, even it it isn't built by the company famous for its "Marshall stack."Full Review
    • Trusted Reviews (UK)Rating, 4 out of 5Trusted Reviews on September 5, 2018
      Marshall Kilburn II
      Marshall Kilburn II: Rocky in appearance rocky in nature. This gorgeous Bluetooth speaker looks great and is also a fun listenFull Review
    • Stuff (UK)Rating, 4 out of 5August 31, 2018
      Marshall Kilburn II review
      A rocking little speaker that can be surprisingly polite tooFull Review
    • Expert Reviews (UK)Rating, 4 out of 5August 30, 2018
      Marshall Kilburn II review: The best vintage speaker
      Marshall's second iteration of the Kilburn speaker is a real rock ‘n' roll star – everything its predecessor should have beenFull Review
    • T3 (UK)Duncan Bell on August 30, 2018
      Marshall Kilburn II review
      Marshall's best speaker to date simplifies the features, tones down the look but tunes up the soundFull Review
    • Expert Reviews (UK)Rating, 4 out of 5August 7, 2018
      Marshall Kilburn review: The kickass retro speaker that turns the style all the way up to 11
      Stunning looks, plenty of power and a tempting price tag, but the Marshall Kilburn isn't the most feature-packed speakerFull Review

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