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Marshall - Kilburn II Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 51 reviews

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Rating 4.1 out of 5 stars with 13 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Bluetooth speaker but

    Posted
    Neal
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    It sounds amazing with virtually no distortion at any level. Why 4-star? Here are few things that annoyed me- 1. Bluetooth connection It frequently disconnected from my iPhone/Laptop when I was watching videos or listening to music. It suddenly disconnect for no reason. And its Bluetooth 5.0 but there's tiny delay in voice or notifications sounds from phone while watching videos. 2. Loudness This is loud but not very much. It depends where you play but for me it could have been more loud compared to its price and competitors. I returned this product within a week because of frequent disconnection. But if you not having any similar issues then this is the best Bluetooth speaker I heard so far.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great quality speaker!

    Posted
    Ace254687
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    The first thing you'll notice about the Kilburn 2, is the quality. This speaker is one of the nicest bluetooth speakers that I've seen yet. The Kilburn 2 is made out of high quality material, all throughout the entire box. From the metal grill in the front, to the leather casing around the speaker. It really gives that look and feel of the classic Marshal brand, plus, its packed with some of the latest technology. With that being said, I'm not sure I would agree with the way they designed some of the parts of the speaker. Such as, the volume knob and the placement of the bass, but I will get more in depth with that later on. The Sound of the Kilburn 2 is good, it tends to sound a little muddy at times, but nothing major. The Kilburn 2 reaches extremely loud volumes, as well as pack some heavy bass. The only problem with the bass is, (depending on where you place it) you either hear way too much bass, or not enough bass. I found that the Kilburn 2 sounds best, when it's placed on a bookshelf near a wall. This creates a good position to bounce off some of the bass. The Kilburn 2 is loaded with many great features. One of the best features, is the 20+ hrs of battery life for long play times (which it really does last that long). Another great feature, is bluetooth 5.0, which lets you stream wirelessly over longer distances, as well as stream to multiple sources at once. Then there's the knobs, the volume, bass and treble. While the bass and treble knobs are very welcome, the volume knob is more of an inconvenience. I do see why they added this, but trying to combine nostalgia with modern technology, takes away from the portability factor of bluetooth. This becomes an issue, when you turn the knob all the way up and plan to control the volume with your phone - the volume becomes distorted. Therefore, you must fine tune the knob to your liking, which in my case, requires walking over to the bookshelf. Overall, the Kilburn 2 if a great bluetooth speaker with only a few minor flaws. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a high quality bluetooth speaker.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Sound, Great Battery Life, Cool Retro Design

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    gadgeTT
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    Pros: * Clear sound that gets loud yet stays clear. @@@@@ Great battery life. @@@@@ Convenient and useful analog sound control knobs. @@@@@ Compact yet powerful. Cons: * Volume knob is independent of volume on music device (phone, etc.). @@@@@ No local playback controls (play/pause, skip, etc.. @@@@@@@ * No microphone for voice calls/voice assistant. @@@@@ Charging via provided AC power cord and not the more standard USB charging. This compact, portable speaker has a TON going for it. It's definitely designed to be a portable music speaker and not a general-purpose speaker in that it doesn't have a microphone and there are no local controls for play/pause, voice assistant, etc. What it does do, it does exceedingly well. First and foremost, it sounds great! Clear highs and powerful bass. There are even analog knobs on the top to adjust the bass and treble to your liking. The battery life is excellent, too, with a really nice LED battery level display. This speaker has a good weight to it; heavy enough to imply quality construction and solid innards, yet light enough to carry around by the swanky (and removable) black/red leather carrying strap. There are rubber feet ensure that it won't mar any surface its on and keep the shaking bass from rattling anything but your ears. The cool retro styling is a hallmark of the Marshall line of music equipment. The analog knobs, the corner bumpers and the Marshall logo all say "Music-focused." There's a 3.5mm aux in jack for those who want a wired connection instead of Bluetooth. My few complaints are really minor in an otherwise great speaker. Most speakers of this type have local volume buttons that essentially control the output volume of the device that is playing the music (phone, tablet, etc.). The knob on this speaker is fully independent, though. It adjust the volume of the speaker regardless of the volume of the music device. Since most bluetooth devices send a variable rather than line-out volume, you'll most likely just max out the volume of the phone and adjust the speaker's volume as you like. This can be a tad confusing and maybe even a bit of an issue if you do end up setting your phone's volume high and then disconnecting the speaker. Anyway - it's not a big deal, but something to keep in mind. Also, most speakers of this type have a standard USB cable for charging. Probably due to this speaker's large battery, there's a built-in AC adapter and a provided AC power cord instead. The cord is removable and the power socket on the speaker is normally covered by a rubber flap to keep moisture out. At least there's no power adapter (rug bump or wall wart) so it's just the AC cord. If you're traveling and want to charge on-the-go, just remember to carry along the provided AC cord and don't expect to charge from a car unless you have a suitable power inverter handy. Overall, this is a really great sounding and great looking portable music speaker.

    I would recommend this to a friend