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Marshall Emberton II Review

True Score

83
81
10

Experts

93
9,304

Consumers

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Editors were impressed by the Marshall Emberton II, endorsing it for music, podcasts, and the outdoors. They loved its balanced sound, amazing soundstage performance, and loud output. Testers also liked its 22.1-hour battery life and negligible Bluetooth latency. However, they were disappointed that it lacks voice assistants or speakerphone functions.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The Marshall Emberton II is a 2022-model mid-range portable Bluetooth speaker that promises excellent battery life and a stack mode for home and on-the-go users. This device has an IP67-rated waterproof, dustproof design similar to the top speakers on the market today. It has a delightful 301.8-foot Bluetooth range and supports dual-device pairing. Check out our Marshall Emberton II review and see how it measures up against the best-rated Bluetooth speakers today.

Consensus

our Verdict

Product pundits love the Marshall Emberton II, and they endorsed it for music, podcast, and the outdoors. Testers at Tech Advisor were delighted with its IP67-rated submersible waterproof and dustproof design. Reviewers at Tech Hive hailed its remarkably portable 1.5 lbs construction. However, if you need a more portable device with RGB lights, see our Limitless Innovations Tiki Tunes review. They lauded its decent 59.1 Hz to 14.3 kHz frequency response range and 3.04 dB standard error that shows a well-balanced sound profile. This model has EQ presets. Editors praised its Bluetooth 5.1 tech and super-low 1 ms iOS Bluetooth latency and 33 ms Android latency. It supports stereo, and analysts recorded a 1.54 dB directivity index, praising its wide and immersive soundstage. With an 87.6 dB maximum SPL, this device gets loud, although its 6.53 dB DRX shows significant sound deterioration at the maximum volume. Testers were delighted by its 22.1-hour battery. However, it doesn’t support any voice assistants and lacks speakerphone functions.

Reason to Buy

  • Rugged IP67-rated submersible waterproof construction
  • Outstanding battery life
  • Remarkably lightweight, portable design
  • App-based EQ presets
  • Loud output

Reason to Avoid

  • No voice assistant or speakerphone features

Marshall Emberton II Specs

Battery LifeBattery Life30 hrs
Built In MicrophoneBuilt In Microphonen/a
Charge TimeCharge Time3 hrs
SizeSize2.75" (w) x 6.25" (h) x 2.75" (d)
Smart AppSmart AppYes
Speaker PairingSpeaker PairingYes
Water ResistantWater ResistantYes
WattageWattage10W
Wireless RangeWireless Range10 m

All Specs

Test Results

Battery Life (Hours)27.275
Volume Output (dB)87.3
Low End Roll Off (Hz)89.797
High End Roll Off (Hz)12,716.624

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Marshall Emberton II Review

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Market Context

The Marshall Emberton II is a 2022-model mid-range portable Bluetooth speaker that promises excellent battery life and a stack mode for home and on-the-go users….

The Marshall Emberton II is a 2022-model mid-range portable Bluetooth speaker that promises excellent battery life and a stack mode for home and on-the-go users. This device has an IP67-rated waterproof, dustproof design similar to the top speakers on the market today. It has a delightful 301.8-foot Bluetooth range and supports dual-device pairing. Check out our Marshall Emberton II review and see how it measures up against the best-rated Bluetooth speakers today.

Producing more extended low-bass, the Marshall Emberton II is better for music and movies than the JBL Flip 6. The Emberton also supports stereo, unlike…

Producing more extended low-bass, the Marshall Emberton II is better for music and movies than the JBL Flip 6. The Emberton also supports stereo, unlike the Flip 6, which downmixes stereo to audio. However, the Flip has a graphic EQ for fine-tuning music, unlike the Marshall Emberton II, which only has EQ presets.

Unlike the Marshall Emberton II, the Bose SoundLink Flex boasts speakerphone functions and supports smartphone voice assistants. However, the Marshall Emberton II supports stereo, but…

Unlike the Marshall Emberton II, the Bose SoundLink Flex boasts speakerphone functions and supports smartphone voice assistants. However, the Marshall Emberton II supports stereo, but the Bose speaker downmixes stereo to mono. The Marshall speaker also has EQ presets, unlike the Bose device.

Unlike its predecessor, the Marshall Emberton, the Marshall Emberton II (this review) has EQ presets via a mobile app. The newer speaker also produces more…

Unlike its predecessor, the Marshall Emberton, the Marshall Emberton II (this review) has EQ presets via a mobile app. The newer speaker also produces more extended low bass. Featuring an IP67-rated submersible waterproof and dustproof design, this device boasts better build quality than the Emberton, which doesn’t have an IP67 rating. Browse our Marshall Emberton review for details about the older model.

Both the Marshall Emberton II and Marshall Stanmore II speakers have a lightweight IP67-rated submersible waterproof design. Additionally, both speakers have app-based EQ presets. However,…

Both the Marshall Emberton II and Marshall Stanmore II speakers have a lightweight IP67-rated submersible waterproof design. Additionally, both speakers have app-based EQ presets. However, the Stanmore II has a better 30-hour battery life than the 22.1-hour runtime of the Emberton II.

Battery Life

30 hrs

12 hrs

12 hrs

20+ hrs

Built In Microphone

n/a

n/a

Yes

n/a

Charge Time

3 hrs

2 hrs

4 hrs

3 hrs

Size

2.75" (w) x 6.25" (h) x 2.75" (d)

7" (w) x 2.7" (h) x 2.9" (d)

2.68" (w) x 6.30" (h) x 2.99" (d)

Smart App

Yes

JBL Portable

Yes

Yes

Speaker Pairing

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Water Resistant

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Wattage

10W

30W

7W

20W

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Score Card

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Expert Score

81

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Customer Score

93

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True Score

83

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Expert Score Breakdown

  • Rtings
    102.6

    Category Trust Rating

    72
    The Marshall Emberton II is a stylish waterproof Bluetooth speaker that sounds solid at moderate… read more

    By:

    Kob Monney
  • PC Mag
    54.9

    Category Trust Rating

    70
    The Marshall Emberton II is a stylish speaker that builds on the positive reputation of… read more

    By:

    Andrew O’Hara
  • Trusted Reviews
    48.27

    Category Trust Rating

    90
    The Emberton II boasts the same stylish looks as the original model, but benefits from… read more

    By:

    John Panoryios
  • Which?
    62.66

    Category Trust Rating

    NR
    The Marshall Emberton II Bluetooth portable speaker claims to pack a bigger punch than its… read more

    By:

    Unknown
  • Techradar
    46.31

    Category Trust Rating

    70
    Given how they look and sound, it was easy to like both the $170 Emberton… read more

    By:

    Luke Baker
  • Digital Trends
    63.88

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    The Marshall Emberton II is a great sounding, stylish and compact speaker that we’re sure… read more

    By:

    Ted Kritsonis

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