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  • Pros mentioned:
    Bass, Design, Size

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Stunning attention to detail! Solid bass!

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    Posted .

    When I received my Marshall Acton II Bluetooth Speaker, I just loved how it looks. The design is almost identical to Marshall's world renowned guitar amp/speaker sets. It really looks the part. The quality and attention to detail are fantastic. From the rough elephant hide style textured cover, to the heavy-duty switches and knobs, everything looks and feels 100% authentic. Such a great piece of kit to have almost anywhere, but looks fantastic in our somewhat steampunk inspired dining room. But you don't just look at speakers, you listen to them. And here, the Marshall Acton II also faithfully represents the type of sound you can expect from a Marshall amp/speaker set up, sounding unlike any other Bluetooth speaker I've owned in the past. Powering on the speaker is a delightfully tactile spring loaded toggle switch. With power comes a satisfying guitar riff, when you turn on the speaker, when you turn it off and when you are connected. Really nice touches that add to it's authenticity. Download the Marshall Bluetooth App to get started. The speaker pairs pretty much like any other speaker does on the market, but the App gives you more control over the speaker, including a nice equalizer which really enhances the sound, options to turn on and off the guitar licks (sounds) and the LED brightness of the dials on the speaker. You can also register the speaker, sign up for updates, amongst other things. Be forewarned, if you are using an iPhone, at this time, there is a software issue causing the '...' (dot menu) to show for the additional functionality. The button is still there, to the right of the speaker's name within the app, but you have to blindly tap on the right to get to it in order to access the equalizer, led brightness etc. I ended up having a quick chat with tech support in order to figure this out. Aside from that glitch in the app at this time (which is in the process of being rectified) the app works reasonably well. It's responsive, quick to adjust the settings on the speaker remotely. The sound, as mentioned, gives you a real feel of being at a concert, the way that the speaker delivers the sound is truly impressive. And this speaker needs to be cranked up, to deliver its best, at a lower volume, it sounds like a Bluetooth speaker, but between 8, 9 or 10, it sounds like a Marshall. The bass is incredible the louder it gets, whereas typical Bluetooth speakers, the bass drops off the louder they get, leaving tinny, high end sound and a hollow bass. NOT THE MARSHALL! The bass is deep and room filling the louder you get. And with physical 'BASS' and 'TREBLE' controls on the speaker, coupled with the 5 band equalizer built within the app, you have a wide gamut of frequencies to choose from to really dial in the sound to your personal liking. My father in law was blown away by the speaker, and I had to agree with him, apart from one thing... to me, it didn't sound loud enough. I felt that is should be able to be turned up to 11 (without a physical 11 on the dial!!). The sound is really superb from this speaker, but I did just expect it to be a little louder. I found myself listening to the speaker most of the time on 7 or 8, when I'd typically have a regular Bluetooth speaker at 5 or 6, meaning that it came across as a little quieter than other speakers. Overall, I am thoroughly impressed with the speaker, the build quality is above and beyond, you feel like you are buying a professional piece of equipment, the bass is incredible for it's size, especially as the volume increases. My only cons would be that I felt it should have been just a little louder, and that the app needs to be tweaked to really make this an all round package, but the latter is a simple software update. I'd highly recommend this speaker to a friend!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Bass, Design, Size

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Small & Simple with Quality Sound & Build

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    Marshall has been making amplifiers and speakers for more than 50 years and their expertise truly shines in the Bluetooth speakers they have begun making in recent years. The company has done an exceptional job at combining their classic styling with current technology to produce Bluetooth & Wi-Fi speakers that truly stand out for all of the right reasons. The Action 2 is my 3rd Marshall speaker - and while it is the smallest, it still truly holds it own. Like all Marshall speakers, the Action 2 is beautiful, but still produces crisp, clear audio that gets quite loud (without becoming distorted). Though it is about half the size of my Stanmore 2, I have still been quite impressed by the solid bass! The Action 2 is excellent for single rooms (or any room if you decide to pair it with a 2nd Marshall speaker for stereo sound). It is absolutely worth the investment as it is a quality speaker that will absolutely delight your ears for many years. I personally appreciate that the Action 2 maintains simplicity while keeping the same impressive build quality as the other speakers it produces. It is a speaker that just works. Either use Bluetooth, or manually plug into the 3.5 mm auxiliary port. This speaker cannot be used to answer your phone. It does not connect to Wi-FI. And, it does not have any voice assistant built in. It is a beautiful speaker that produces excellent sound - period. My main complaint with the 2nd generation of Marshall speakers is in the controls. Instead of the metal mechanical power switch of its original speakers, the updated versions have a metal lever that feels soft and gummy. No more flipping the switch up for on and down for off, you simply squish the lever downward until the unit powers up – which has no tactile feedback. The dials now have rubber grips and they rotate indefinitely. The original had traditional speaker knobs that you could turn up from 1 through 10. Now there is no way to know what the volume is until the unit is powered on. Instead of having an arrow on the knob (which points at the numerical volume level), the Action 2 has multiple red LEDs that illuminate as you rotate the knob. It works, but it feels very digital – which is not what is expected from a classic style Marshall Speaker. (But, I do appreciate that the companion app allows the user to adjust the brightness of the LEDs.) While I appreciate that Marshall is trying to take their classic design and move it into the future, I believe that adding digital functionality cheapens the experience. As the Action 2 seems to focus on simplicity, I would have preferred the same manual (non digital) knobs and switches of Marshall’s original speakers and amps. Marshall’s speakers are absolutely worth purchasing as their build quality and audio quality far surpasses the majority of Bluetooth speakers on the market – but, it may take some time to research and figure out what size will truly suit you best. If you have an open floor plan, or simply like your music extra loud, you will want to purchase one of Marshall’s larger speakers (my Stanmore 2 works great for virtually any room). If you want Wi-Fi, or a voice assistant built in - you will need to move up to a larger option and pay quite a bit more. The Action 2 does not disappoint and is a great way to introduce yourself to the impressive build and sound quality that Marshall has maintained throughout its half century. PROS: + Excellent Audio Quality + Prominent Bass (uses One 30 Watt Class D amplifier for the woofer) + Beautiful Design + Superb Build Quality + Can be paired to a 2nd Marshall Speaker for stereo sound + Equalizer options available within the app + Updates can be installed via the Marshall App and the Bluetooth connection + The brightness of LED lights can be controlled within the app + Easy to connect via Bluetooth + Bluetooth 5.0 allows a true indoor range of over 30 feet – even through walls + Easily connects to two audio sources + Can be pulled out of hibernate/sleep mode via phone CONS: - High Price - No longer comes with matching 3.5 mm audio cable - Does not have NFC (Near Field Communication) to help set up Bluetooth connection - Does not have any optical input - Does not have Fast Forward/Rewind or Track Forward/Back buttons on the physical speaker. - Does not have Wi-Fi, Amazon Alexa, & Google Assistant options - No option to answer phone calls with the speaker - Knobs and dials are controlled digitally/electronically which deviates from the classic feel. These functions lead me to believe that the functions could theoretically malfunction (unlike a manual dial).

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Bass, Design, Volume
    Cons mentioned:
    Battery

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Yeah baby, Hendrix gave me this!

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    I jumped at the chance to test the Acton II Bluetooth speaker. It looks just like a Marshall Amp. Well, it IS a Marshall amp- just not for guitars, and it is gorgeous to behold. It is on the smaller side of several such Bluetooth speaker models offered by Marshall, but the concept is the same: Marshall speaker grill and logo on the front, tough grain covering for the sides (Mine was black. White and Brown are also available), and sturdy, practical switches and controls. Bring this one home and you will be asked about it. It is an instant conversation starter. The Acton II is just plain cute and wait until you turn it on! Let's differentiate this model from its Marshall siblings. It does not have a battery or a handle. You plug it in to the wall. It is designed to be placed on a table or a shelf, and it is small enough (about 6 inches high, 10 inches wide and 6 inches deep) to afford many placement options. It is not heavy, but very solid. The connection to this speaker is via its Bluetooth radio or through a 3.5mm RCA plug (supplied). It does not operate over Wi-Fi. There is no built in Alexa or Google, but you could use the Marshall as the speaker for an Echo or Google device. It allows a tiny Echo Dot, for example, to completely fill a room with sound, via the RCA plug or Bluetooth. The sound. Turn it up! That's clearly what the designers intended, and the Marshall delivered as expected. This speaker throws the sound forward- it's a Marshall amp, after all. There is plenty of bass, enhanced by design with a port on the back of the speaker. There is a bass driver and two tweeters, but both tweeters cover the same frequency range in the two-way design. Stereo? Not unless you buy two of these and use them for your left and right channels. You could do it, but why would you? This speaker is clearly not intended for that purpose. The typical user will connect it with a smartphone or other Bluetooth device to share the sound from the device over a much larger area and potentially to many more than two ears. The instructions are sparse, but you won't need much help setting up this speaker. You must first install the Marshall app on your smartphone which will allow you to connect with and control the speaker. You then pair the speaker with your device, and you are done. All the audio from your device is routed to the speaker. I accessed the mp3 files from my smartphone and used the Napster app on the phone to stream that service’s music to the Marshall. Through your device, Spotify and any music service you may have subscribed to are at your beck and call. So is Alexa or the Google assistant if you have those services installed on your device. I have listened for hours to diverse types of music on the Marshall and have not been disappointed once. It can certainly pump out the bass. There are also bass and treble controls, but I have kept them at their mid positions. Male and female voices are fine. The bass is not boomy at all. This speaker plays loud, if you want it loud. I listened to a wide variety of music, played at full volume, and I failed to make the speaker distort. Nor did I get tired or fatigued after listening for extended periods at high volume. I had fun using it. The Acton II has some interesting controls. There is a single button that can be used to pause, fast forward or rewind the file you are listening to on your digital device, depending on the number of presses on the button. I don't think I have ever seen that feature in a device before. LED's on the panel indicate the status of the function switches and illuminate in segments to show the position of the bass, treble and volume controls. I very much liked this Marshall. If you think you'll be attracted to it based on the pictures- yes, you certainly will. And be prepared to demonstrate its audio acumen to your friends and family. It has the potential to bring many years of musical pleasure and be the life of more than a few parties. I am headed back to listen to mine now!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Bass, Size, Sound quality

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent speaker

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    I love to listen to a variety of music genres, and this Marshal Acton speaker performs exceptionally well. The unit comes with two types of power cables, standard type A (North America/Japan) and type C (Europe/Asia), and it supports a variant power supply (100-240V, 50/60 Hz, 36 W). The unit size is perfect for any size room; the dimensions are as follows: 26 cm length x 15 cm width x 15.5 cm height. Four premium rubberized feet are high quality, the rubber incases a metal part, it doesn’t feel like a rubber sticker feet, and these are tight in place with a screw. The top plate with the control buttons, dial knobs, and power lever has gold color metal. All three adjusting knobs, bass, treble, and volume, don’t have a start and end positions, they continuously turn. When the unit is turned on, the adjustment starts at a certain point, and the user will use this point as a reference to adjust the settings. The sound source connection can come from Bluetooth or 3.5 mm AUX. Switching from a source, one must press a button next to the AUX port; it does not change automatically. To experience the most of wireless Bluetooth connection, I highly recommend using the Marshall App. This a great feature because it allows the user(s) not only to adjust the volume, bass, and treble with easy but also pause and play (with some media players, skip and the previous song is controllable). The unit does have a click button to pause and play that works with both Aux and Bluetooth sound sources. With a wireless connection, the unit can get music from multiple hosts, which is excellent for any gettogether event. To power on/off the unit, the power lever must be press and hold for a few seconds, a small LED light next to the lever will indicate the unit is either on or off. When turning the unit on/off, it will make a light guitar jingle sound. The unit box feels extraordinarily sturdy and tight built; it feels like the casing is made from high-quality hardwood. I mostly use this unit in my bedroom, which is a medium-size room and does an excellent job of filling the room. What I like most about the speaker is that it is hard to break the sound in terms of setting the volume at the max level. I find minimal distortion in the music, which is a good thing. The volume cranked at max, there is no perceptible distortion, and since it is high quality having at this setting for hours, the speaker would continue to work perfectly fine. What is most impressive about the sound is the low distortion, smooth mid-range, and musical base. Everything from the low to the high is tight and controlled. I listen to many types of music, and I feel that this unit successfully handles a wide variety of genres, from electronic to Jazz and from classical to rap. The base is above average for this type of speaker, and it is impressive how much bass is produced from such a small speaker. You can feel the airflow coming in through the speaker. Although it is not able to shake the walls like a complete sound system, the kick sound still comes through with plenty of force and

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Design, Sound quality, Volume
    Cons mentioned:
    Use with app

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    "These go to eleven..."

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    The Marshall Acton II Bluetooth speaker reminds me of the Marshall Origin Series amps. These speakers look very much like their bigger brothers. From the moment you turn it on, your senses are tuned to the fact there is something special here. The beautiful leather-covered wood box, the rubberized knobs on a polished bronze plate, to the knurled power switch. There is a distinct lineage that reverberates from the moment it's turned on, the grunt that it's ready to rock and roll. The Acton II series has three versions, I am reviewing the Bluetooth only version. Marshall also sells versions that have wifi integration that works with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. Regardless of the version, all versions include a 3.5mm audio input and a 60W three discrete Class-D amplifiers, powering a 4-inch woofer (30W) and two ¾-inch tweeters (15W each). The Marshall companion app is recommended to get the most of the speaker's full abilities. You can pair your phone to the speaker without the app, but you miss out on some critical features that the app provides. The first reason is that this app allows for the update of the Digital Signal Processing (DSP) firmware (which takes about 20 minutes). The app also allows you to set the brightness of the LED and adjust sound profiles. Advanced options include the ability to add second speaker to allow for “stereo” or “ambient” sound profiles. The app is functional but does have some quirks, including the location of the “equaliser” settings. On first turn-on, the default factory sound profile is “flat”, which is very balanced and perfect for a broad range of listening. The Bass & Treble controls only affect the 160Hz and 6250Hz frequencies on the equalizer, leaving the 400Hz, 1Khz, and 2.5Khz at the middle of the range. However, if you change the sound profiles to anything other than “flat” within the app, and then change of the Bass & Treble controls, it could adversely affect the sound quality based on what you are listening to. For example, if your equalizer is set to “electronic” and you listen to “hip hop”, the audio may not be your liking. For this reason, having the app paired is helpful to keep on hand. The ability to pair to phones at the same time is unique but requires pairing both units and manually switching the phone to override the pairing with the speaker. Good thing is that the speaker mutes when there is an incoming call. Talking of sound quality. The overall sound is very good, barring some distortion at higher volumes (where you may have to tone down the bass or treble). Depending on what you are listening to, the sound quality varies. The speaker does not support AptX format but it does support Bluetooth 5.0. I found that sound quality varies based on the source for audio between Amazon Music, Pandora and Spotify, the audio quality differences were very distinct even for the same songs. For testing, I used “Scumbag” (Lounie Reyes), “Baba O’riley” (The Who), “China Grove” (Doobie Brothers), “Jukebox Hero” (Foreigner), “The Metro” (Berlin), “Winelight” (Grover Washington Jr). The differences have to do with the encoding and individual app sound optimizations. The sound quality is very good regardless of where it's coming from. It's loud and clear, and has plenty of power left when you need to go to eleven. The design of these speakers are strangely familiar to someone exposed to high-end audio design. Zound Industries, which has licensed Marshall branding, also owns AudioPro, which makes a set of speakers of similar design. However, that’s where the design similarities end with the Marshall specific DSP and discrete amplification of a higher wattage over the AudioPro units. Overall this speaker is a very good value for the price. I wish it was a bit more portable as it does need a power plug to operate. The universal power (110/220v 50-60hz) is nice to have, and you could travel with it to another part of the world.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Bass, Design, Sound quality
    Cons mentioned:
    Portable

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    5 stars for style-4 stars for sound

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    This little Marshall Bluetooth speaker is beautiful. Such thought was put into the design and I love it. Now the sound is something different. Not bad at all. Balanced and clean. Just a bit heavy in the highs. Bass is great and vocal are solid. I just don’t enjoy the overly done highs. But not a big deal as you can turn down the treble and bass to your liking with the old school dials which are very nicely made. Bluetooth is strong. Only downside is that this speaker is not portable. If it had that option this would be even better. But it’s fine. Overall a trendy and with while investment. And at this price point everyone will compliment you in its looks.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Bass, Design, Sound quality

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Man Cave or She Shed ready!

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    If you are already looking for a speaker and made it to this page to check it out. The pictures are not enough to justify how much you need this Marshall Speaker. It has style in spades. Looks cool. Excellent big room (small house) filling sound. Has enough bass to satisfy most listeners. Once you dial in your apps equalizer and if using high quality mp3 or source music(streaming service of choice). This and your air guitar will make your inner rock star come out. Classic amp looks and textures(real fabric speaker grill), modern sound that is very clean sounding all the way up to 10 on the volume knob, which btw is when the bass shines. I know I enjoy music just a bit more when chosing this speaker for playback. Just make sure you are using high quality music. I noticed I had a few lower bitrate songs and this speaker let me know it right away. When you buy this speaker, be ready to play it loud! And don't be afraid to slide around the house in your socks( aka Tom Cruise Risky Business slide).

    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Pros mentioned:
    Bass, Sound quality

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    My Humble Opinion

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    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    This speaker connects quickly and easily to my Bluetooth and my sons (two users). Great build quality and looks sharp. I am not a audiophile perfectionist but I am picky about sound quality and own a Marshall guitar amp and Bose speakers. That said, I am very happy with the sound quality. It is pricey but I was willing to pay for the classy looks and reputation. I had the smaller one first which sounds good too but this one sounds significantly better with more bass and midrange capabilities. No surprise.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 1 out of 5 stars

    Not what is advertised on the website

    Posted .

    First it was shipped with a European plug, no US power cord. Second it was listed on the web site as a 60 Watt RMS speaker while the power demand listed on the speaker is 36 Watts.

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    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from Customer Service
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      Hello, we are sorry to hear that you received an EU-version of the speaker. Our Support Team can send you a US power cable, reach out to them through marshallheadphones.com. Power demand refers to how much energy the speaker is using when it is working, the RMS is a means of measuring how loud the speaker is. These are 2 different numbers / measurements.

  • Pros mentioned:
    Size, Sound quality

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Big sound from a little package

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    When I picked up the Marshall Action II I was expecting big sound. I wasn't let down. The unit easily connects to Bluetooth and also provides the you with a mini jack for external devices. Out of the box you need to download the Marshall app to your Iphone and you are prompted to update the Action II firmware. Once updated and connected to your Iphone Bluetooth you are off to enjoy. The Marshall has a rich full sound and It will fill a small to medium sized room with great sound. It has the look of a vintage Marshall Amp.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Features

    Ease of Use
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    Sound quality

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    So, do you like guitars?

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    If you answered YESSSSS this is the speaker for you. It's built in the same way a guitar amp is and therefore the thing that sounds the best on it is ...well... music that prioritizes the electric guitar. I predominately listen to rock/metal/etc so this is objectively the perfect speaker for me, but if you're into idk, choral chanting or really complex vocals the slight tinny(?hard to describe) edge will get on your last nerve. But if you just want something that looks cute, can't beat the midcentury mod look. Setup is easy, and I don't have any other bluetooth products in the house so there hasn't been an issue.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Pros mentioned:
    Design, Sound quality

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Pull the trigger

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    Posted .
    Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.

    What a pleasure to own one of these. Absolutely brilliant sound, aesthetically stunning too! 10/10

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Features

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    Pros mentioned:
    Design, Sound quality

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice speaker

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    Owned for 1 week when reviewed.

    This speaker has excellent design and sound. The delivery was also very fast.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Bass, Design, Sound quality
    Cons mentioned:
    Battery, Portable

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great speaker but update the firmware first

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    Marshall Acton II Bluetooth speaker is a speaker that brings you the iconic design of Marshall product. The look and feel of the speaker are just nice. Classic and elegant design. Put it somewhere against the wall and you are set to have a nice decoration that says yeah you’re someone who’s either been in the band or you know audio products. Aside of the aesthetics, how would the speaker position itself against many other products out there? Well, I find it a bit curious that the Acton II does not come with built-in rechargeable batteries, which means that this is not the kind of speaker that you would want to move around. The speaker itself is not that heavy but at 4.53 lbs it is not exactly portable. So what’s the deal with the speaker’s weight? Instead of getting portability, you’re getting raw speaker power. That’s a total of 60W of power, and Marshall claims that the speaker is able to produce sound 98 db at 1 meter. That is loud enough for living room use and I don’t even need to use sound level meter to test it. This speaker is loud enough for living room use. Spec wise, though its lacking AptX, Marshall uses its proprietary Digital Signal Processing tech, which works well. The speaker provides you with two connectivity option, line in with cable and Bluetooth 5.0. I would have liked it more if it offers digital optical input or HDMI. Direct connection by cable should bring better audio performance when compare it with Bluetooth. The speaker can connect to two Bluetooth devices at the same time. There is an analogue knob to adjust volume, bass and treble. Setting up is easy. I strongly suggest that you download the Marshall app and setup your connections through the app. The first thing that the app will do is downloading updated firmware. It is always recommended to update the firmware first before you do anything else when you set up a digital device for the first time; it will likely save you some disappointment. Now on to audio performance. If you’re using Bluetooth to connect the speaker with your audio player (mobile, tablet, etc.), it works just like any other Bluetooth speaker. The app lets you control the speaker and utilizes its DSP capabilities. I test the speaker with FLAC music file and my Note 10+ phone. The track that I test the speaker with is Prince Ali from Aladdin (2019). I use the track because it has a prominent bass section at the opening of the track and there are a variety of instruments played in the track. The sound that the speaker produce is nice, the bass is sufficient and the high is clear. The DSP is playing its part in shaping the sound that the speaker produces. The analogue knob works great in adjusting the basic bass and treble setting. Overall, this is a great speaker.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Features

    Ease of Use
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    Sound quality

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Hands down - the best I’ve used thus far!

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    So superior! I love this speaker with all my heart. Using this with a record player is also superb- the sound is so rich

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Bass, Design, Sound quality
    Cons mentioned:
    Portable, Use with app

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Sound

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    I’ve tested the Marshall Action II for about 15 hours and here are some of my reactions. First, the Marshall Action II Bluetooth speaker is NOT a portable speaker. You have to have the speaker plugged into a power source. If you’re looking for a portable Bluetooth speaker, than this is not the product for you. If portability is not a concern for you, then you’re going to LOVE this speaker. It looks incredibly sleek, just like a miniature version of a speaker you would see at a concert. Marshall has an app that you have to download to control volume from you phone (I’m not a fan of requiring an app download to control volume). Let’s talk about the sound. The most important feature of any speaker is sound and this speaker delivers. The Marshall Action II gets REALLY loud. It will fill your room with sound no problem. Rock music comes through really clean. I was most impressed by how much bass their is. For a small speaker, you can actually feel some thumping at middle range bass. Which leads to another cool feature. You can manually control bass and treble directly on the speaker. Want to feel thumping? Crank the bass to 10. It’s nice to have options based on your sound preference. Overall, if you’re looking for a speaker to fill up a room with sound, I would highly recommend the Marshall Action II.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Features

    Ease of Use
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    Volume

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    EXCELLENT

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    Posted .
    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    It may be best in this category. Even you can’t listen in full loud if you don’t have so big room. It’s giving you taste of big 5+1 sound system. I wish i bought it before.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Bass, Design, Size

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Bluetooth Speaker

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    I love this new speaker! First of all, I think these are cool looking speakers. They look just like a mini version of the big Marshall Amps & Speakers you would see on stage at a rock concert. It's a very nice looking speaker. However, more importantly than how it looks is how it sounds. The sound is very impressive, especially for a speaker of this size. I ran it through the paces by playing a variety of genres and types of music - rock, acoustic, loud, soft, female and male singers, instrumental, etc. It sounded great for everything I played. I am especially partial to heavy bass. For the size of speaker this is, I was very impressed by the bass I get out of it. Don't get me wrong, the bass isn't going to compete with a large speaker system or subwoofer, but for a small Bluetooth bookshelf sized speaker, this has some of the best bass I've heard, at high or low volumes. There is a Marshall App that you download to complete walking you through the setup. Connection to Bluetooth was very quick and easy and it maintains a good connection around my house. The App allows you to automatically download the latest updates to the speaker. The App is also where you pull up the manual and you can do things like connect multiple Marshall speakers for stereo sound, and dim or brighten the LED lights. However, my favorite part of the App is the equalizer. There is a 5 band equalizer that allows you to select a number of preset settings for various genres of music or you can also set up your own custom settings. I love to play with the equalizer as that is where you can adjust things to the way you like to listen to music. One thing to note is how to find these settings. When you first connect, the App shows you all Marshall speakers you have connected. I looked in all the menus and clicked on everything I could see and I could not find the additional settings such as the equalizer and LED controls anywhere. I finally went back to the App store and read a review that said the App used to show some dots to the far right side of the screen next to each speaker connected, but apparently the last App update removed those dots. However, just click on the far right side of the screen next to your speaker and it still pulls up the extra settings. That solved my problem and causes no ongoing issue, but they need to fix that piece of the App as you wouldn't know this if you didn't read about it somewhere. Aside from using the App, one other nice feature of these speakers is the manual control knobs on the actual speakers. If you don't want to mess with the App or the phone to control the speaker, there are manual controls that allow you to control volume, bass level, treble level, power on/off, play & pause, skip tracks, fast forward and reverse and switch between Bluetooth and the auxiliary jack. I will probably tend to control most of these things with my phone via a Bluetooth connection, but it is a nice feature you don't always find on Bluetooth speakers, especially the bass and treble controls. It could come in more handy if I have connected a device via the auxiliary jack. Overall I am very happy with the sound, look and functionality of this speaker!

    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great deal

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    Excellent Product, great sound and quality, looks amazing with the vintage decor

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Ease of Use
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for Me

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    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    Perfect for me, just what I was looking for. Great look, excellent sound.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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