44

Marshall Woburn II Review

True Score

83
80
5

Experts

92
1,818

Consumers

Product Awards

GR Certified

Customer Favorite

Expert Rankings

The Marshall Woburn II is a wireless Bluetooth speaker that gets loud enough to deliver a strong bass output and maintains high sound clarity even at high volume. The speaker also offers impressive Bluetooth connectivity but doesn’t have any smart features or water/dust resistance.

SAVE $181
$549.99
$368.86

We’re reader-supported. Commissions finance our mission. Our ‘True Score‘ system independently powers ratings. Learn more

Table of Contents

Product Snapshot

Overview

The Marshall Woburn II is a premium Bluetooth speaker first announced in late 2018. The speaker’s design heavily borrows from Marshall’s line of guitar amplifiers, with an array of control knobs on its top panel. The speaker has a volume, bass, and treble knob next to a play/pause button and a power lever.

The speaker is 40cm wide and 30cm high, but its portability is quite poor compared to the best speakers on the market, as the Woburn II takes up a decent amount of space. The Bluetooth 5.0 speaker is mains-powered and can be connected to devices up to 10m away. However, it does not have WiFi support or any note-worthy smart features. For that, you can check out the best Bluetooth speakers.

Consensus

our Verdict

The Marshall Woburn II Bluetooth speaker is an excellent pick for buyers focussed on sound quality and design, as it offers a room-filling sound that has a strong bass output and a companion app that allows users to fine-tune its sound quality to their preference. The speaker also gets quite loud, and both mids and highs remain very clear throughout. It has a frequency response range of 50-20,000 Hz and a max sound output of 110 dB, and uses Bluetooth 5.0 for wireless connectivity.

The speaker’s Bluetooth connection allows owners to connect devices from up to 10m away, but it only has an RCA input and a 3.5mm AUX input. The speaker is also mains-powered, so it’s not as portable as speakers that are battery-powered. Additionally, the speaker misses out on any smart features, and it’s not water or dust-resistant.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Good quality sound
    • The Marshall Woburn II offers a robust low-end bass output. It also has a companion app for fine-tuning its sound.

    • The Woburn II hits a max sound output of 110 dB, which ranks it in the top 10% of speakers in its category.

  • Wide frequency range
    • The Marshall Woburn II also has a wide frequency range of 50-20,000 Hz.

Reason to Avoid

  • Poor portability
    • The Marshall Woburn II is not designed with portability, as it is pretty large and weighs about 18.85 lbs.

Marshall Woburn II Specs

Battery Charge TimeBattery Charge Timen/a
Battery LifeBattery Lifen/a
Built In MicrophoneBuilt In Microphonen/a
DepthDepth12.2"
HeightHeight7.9"
IPX RatingIPX Ratingn/a
SizeSize15.7"(w) x 12.2"(h) x 7.9"(d)
Smart AppSmart Appn/a
Speaker PairingSpeaker Pairingn/a
Water ResistantWater ResistantNo
WattageWattage110W
WidthWidth15.7"
Wireless RangeWireless Range10 m

All Specs

Test Results

Battery Life (Hours)0
Volume Output (dB)0
Low End Roll Off (Hz)0
High End Roll Off (Hz)0

Get the Winner of the Day Direct to Your Inbox

Join 1+ million monthly users and become an instant expert with our daily download of reviews, tips and guides.

Product Comparison

Marshall Woburn II Review

Marshall Woburn III

Marshall Woburn III Review

True Score

83
NR
82
84

Ranking

#

44

/

109

#

/

#

58

/

109

#

41

/

109

Market Context

The Marshall Woburn II is a premium Bluetooth speaker first announced in late 2018. The speaker’s design heavily borrows from Marshall’s line of guitar amplifiers,…

The Marshall Woburn II is a premium Bluetooth speaker first announced in late 2018. The speaker’s design heavily borrows from Marshall’s line of guitar amplifiers, with an array of control knobs on its top panel. The speaker has a volume, bass, and treble knob next to a play/pause button and a power lever.

The speaker is 40cm wide and 30cm high, but its portability is quite poor compared to the best speakers on the market, as the Woburn II takes up a decent amount of space. The Bluetooth 5.0 speaker is mains-powered and can be connected to devices up to 10m away. However, it does not have WiFi support or any note-worthy smart features. For that, you can check out the best Bluetooth speakers.

The Marshall Woburn II speaker relies on a main power connection for it to work, while the the Marshall Woburn III is powered by a…

The Marshall Woburn II speaker relies on a main power connection for it to work, while the the Marshall Woburn III is powered by a rechargeable battery. This makes the Woburn III a lot more portable. Additionally, the Marshall Woburn III also supports the use of voice commands when paired with a smart device, and it also has a mute function. The Woburn III is also slightly more expensive than the Woburn II, and it sets itself apart with the inclusion of a HDMI ARC port as part of its physical connections. The Woburn II lacks such a port.

The Marshall Woburn II is large in size, and even though it is battery-powered, it isn’t quite as portable as the smaller and similarly battery-powered…

The Marshall Woburn II is large in size, and even though it is battery-powered, it isn’t quite as portable as the smaller and similarly battery-powered Marshall Willen. The Willen has a more formidable build than the Woburn II, as it is both waterproof and dustproof and a lot less expensive. However, the Woburn II offers a better quality sound output, as it has a stereo channel instead of the Willen’s mono channel. Overall, the Woburn II delivers better sound quality, while the Willen is better for portability. Check it out in our Marshall Willen review, but if you’re only looking for something that would enhance your bass output, then the Dayton Audio BST 1 might work out for you.

In terms of wired connectivity, the Marshal Woburn II fares slightly better than the Morel Hogtalare, as the Woburn II has a 3.5mm connector and…

In terms of wired connectivity, the Marshal Woburn II fares slightly better than the Morel Hogtalare, as the Woburn II has a 3.5mm connector and a stereo RCA port for connecting it to a broader Hi-Fi system. The two also have different designs, as the slightly more expensive Woburn II is made to resemble a guitar amplifier, while the Hogtalare is meant to discreetly fit into your bookshelf. For more information on what else it offers, check out our Morel Hogtalare review, but if you’d rather have a Bluetooth speaker, then the TaoTronics TT-SK026 might be worth a look.

Battery Charge Time

n/a

3 hrs

n/a

Battery Life

n/a

15 hrs

n/a

Built In Microphone

n/a

Yes

n/a

Depth

12.2"

4"

12.9"

Height

7.9"

4"

6.69"

IPX Rating

n/a

IP67

n/a

Size

15.7"(w) x 12.2"(h) x 7.9"(d)

1.6"(w) x 4"(h) x 4"(d)

12.9"(w) x 12.9"(h) x 6.69"(d)

Smart App

n/a

Yes

n/a

Dig Deeper

Marshall Willen Review →

Morel Hogtalare Review →

All Stores

Updated every 24 hours

  • Save $181
    $549.99
    $368.86

    Availability

    In Stock

    Free Shipping

    Yes
  • $549.99

    Availability

    Free Shipping

    Yes

Score Card

E

Expert Score

80

*.75

We place a 75% weighted value on Expert Test Scores

C

Customer Score

92

*.25

We place a 25% weighted value on Customer Scores

True Score

83

Expert Scores

  • PC Mag
    54.9

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    The Marshall Woburn II Bluetooth speaker delivers rich, powerful audio befitting its size and price. Read More

    By:

    Tim Gideon
  • Trusted Reviews
    48.27

    Category Trust Rating

    60
    This speaker has bags of charm, but the price is high considering its features and… Read More

    By:

    Andrew Williams
  • Techradar
    46.31

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    The Marshall Woburn II is a beast of a speaker, with room shaking sound and… Read More

    By:

    Gerald Lynch
  • Consumer Reports
    46.86

    Category Trust Rating

    NR

    By:

    Unknown
  • Tech Crunch
    44.99

    Category Trust Rating

    NR
    The Woburn II is a fantastic speaker with a timeless look. At $499 it’s pricy… Read More

    By:

    Kirsten Korosec

Customer Scores