Marshall Stockwell II Review

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Marshall Stockwell ii Review – Short words

Marshall Stockwell ii review: This is a portable Bluetooth speaker with a retro and classic design according to the style of the Marshall speaker. Convenient for portable with a carrying strap. This Bluetooth speaker offers more than 20 hours of playtime. Furthermore, there is fast charging that is very impressive (20 minutes get 6 hours). Its provide sound is good for general genres of music and 360-degree sound. Marshall Stockwell ii lets you easily adjust bass and treble with dial controls. Easy to fine-tune as your need. Stockwell 2 also comes with an IPX4 water-resistant, which can prevent splashes.


Marshall Stockwell ii review

Marshall Stockwell ii – Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Bluetooth 5.0, playtime: >20 hours, fast charge: 20 minutes get 6 hours, water-resistant: IPX4 rating, multi-host: connect & switch between 2 Bluetooth devices, top-panel features analog control knobs: volume/bass/treble, multi-direction sound

 

Marshall, have reputable in sound gadgets like headphones and speakers for a long time. Especially, wireless Bluetooth speakers, many items are successful and quite popular in the market. I have reviewed many Marshall products like Marshall Stanmore ii, Marshall Kilburn ii, and Marshall Woburn ii. Another Marshall’s Bluetooth speaker that I have never written a review and I just test it for the last few days. Marshall Stockwell ii is one of the best Bluetooth speakers under 200 USD that I would like to recommend and review for you. This item is not the newest. And also it has reduced price in the last a few years. How about this Bluetooth speaker, let’s go to see it in this Marshall Stockwell ii review right now.

Marshall Stockwell II Review – The Design

Key Design: Easy carrying by carrying strap, IPX4 water-resistant, retro design

Marshall Stockwell ii review

Marshall Stockwell ii is not modern design, it’s quite retro. Available in black and black/brass colorway. It’s designed with a carry strap easy handle that feels solid and firm. There is a Marshall logo at the front of the speaker, which looks striking against the color of the steel metal grille of the speaker. Although the Marshall ii is designed to easy carrying with its handle. But its weight is 1.4kg, which is twice as heavy as Marshall Emberton. This weight is not too heavy if we’re going to carry it along on a long trip. But that depends on individual feelings as well.

Even though it is 1.4kg, but comes with solidity and durability. The company uses quality materials in its structure. They come with an IPX4 water-resistant rating, that can against splashes of water. However; the IPX4 has not protected them from hard rain. So if you want to take it outdoors, please check the weather before. Unlike Marshall Emberton, which is an IPX7 waterproof rating and is much better than Stockwell ii in this field.

If you need a lightweight portable speaker and prefer a modern design, look over to the Doss SoundBox Touch or OontZ Angle 3 portable speaker. I’m quite confident that Marshall Stockwell is not your answer.

There are features analog control knobs on the top of the speaker. Three dial controls knobs are volume (which also be the power on/off too), bass, and treble control. Allowing you to fine-tune the bass and treble as you desire. Nearby the volume control knob is the Bluetooth pairing button and volume LED which light up red when turn on. And Nearby the treble control knob is the battery level indicator to let you conveniently check the remaining battery level of the speaker. All three control knobs feel a great tactile experience and are solid like many other Marshall speakers.

On the side of the speaker, there are the power input socket and AUX ports.

Marshall Stockwell II Portable Bluetooth Speaker – Battery Life (Playtime)

Marshall Stockwell ii portable Bluetooth speaker

The Marshall claims that the Stockwell II offers more than twenty hours of playtime on a single charge and also has a super fast charge feature, just 20 minutes of top-up power to get up to 6 hours of battery life. That’s very good in terms of fast charging. The Marshall doesn’t exaggerate. They offer playtime of up to 6 hours when 20 minutes of charging. But everything depends on the volume level too. Louder volume, lesser playtime, this is regular for all wireless sound devices whether it’s headphones, speakers, or whatever that uses battery. It takes approximately 5 hours to fully charge. Another great and convenient is that you can quickly check the battery level at the top panel of the speaker. There is a battery level indicator light on the top.

Bluetooth and Connectivity

Where to buy Marshall Stockwell ii portable Bluetooth speaker

The good thing is Marshall Stockwell ii utilized Bluetooth 5.0 which provides an operation range is up to 30 feet. It supports only standard codecs like SBC. Unfortunately, Marshall Stockwell ii is missing the aptX codec, which you can see this features in the higher price of Marshall such as Stanmore ii, Kilburn ii, and Woburn ii.

You can use a 3.5mm input for a direct AUX connection to your device if you desire. Marshall Stockwell also has multi-host features, which means you can easily connect and switch between two Bluetooth devices.

Marshall Stockwell II review – Performance and Sound Quality

Marshall Stockwell ii - best portable Bluetooth speaker under $200

Thank the StereoPhonic sound technology, which makes the Stockwell ii can broadcast sound from every angle. Or the other words, you will get to experience absolute 360° sound where every spot is a sweet spot.

The sound output can reach the listener from any angle. Marshall Stockwell ii’s sound is not so big and doesn’t not too small as well. It delivers a good dynamic. The treble is very good, clear, and adjustable. The mids are just decent. Bass is adjustable but with a low limit of 60Hz, so you will not feel strenuous and thumping through your bone. You will not hear any very low bass. It’s not a giant bass due to its size, but the depth and richness of the bass are amazing. The Stockwell ii is decent for general listening but not for those who are like super-strong bass.

Overall in the sound performance, Marshall Stockwell ii is good decent. It’s a bit weak on the bass but adjustable. The highs are good and give all details. The mids are just decent and well-balanced. It also has amazing surround effects and is basically a 360-degree speaker.

Compare Marshall Stockwell ii to Other Marshall Bluetooth Speaker

Marshall Stockwell ii Vs Marshall Kilburn ii Vs Marshall Woburn ii Vs Marshall Stanmore ii

Marshall Stockwell ii review

Marshall Stockwell ii

Specs: dimension: 7.09″ x 6.34″ x 2.76″, weight: 3.04 pounds/1.38 kg, driver type: dynamic, frequency response: 60Hz – 20kHz, maximum sound pressure level: 80dB @1m, cabinet principle: bass-reflex, power amplifies: 1 x 10W class D amp for the woofer/2 x W class D amp for the tweeters,
Features: portable design (removable strap), Bluetooth 5.0 (range up to 30 feet), support codec: SBC, playtime: 20+ hours, fast charge: 20 minutes get 6 hours, 3 class D amplifiers power its subwoofer, front & rear-facing tweeters, multi-directional stereo sound (360-degree sound), multi-host functionality, adjustable bass & treble controls, quick Bluetooth connect
In the box: Stockwell II speaker, USB-C cable, quick start guide, legal and safety information

 


Marshall kilburn ii portable Bluetooth speaker - specs

Marshall Kilburn ii

Specs: dimension: 9.57″ x 6.42″ x 5.51″, weight: 5.5 pounds/ 2.5 kg, connectivity: wired (3.5 mm input)/wireless (Bluetooth 5.0 aptX), full charge: 2.5 hours, frequency response: 52 – 20kHz, maximum sound pressure level: 100.4 dB SPL @ 1m, cabinet principle: bass-reflex, power amplifiers: 1 x 20W class D amplifier (woofer)/ 2 x 8W class D amplifier (tweeters)
Features: maximum playtime: 20 hours, quick charge: 20 minutes get 3 hours, multi-directional sound, Bluetooth 5.0 aptX, water-resistant: IPX2, multi-host functionality: easily connect & switch between 2 Bluetooth devices, top panel control: treble/bass/volume/Bluetooth/power/battery indicator
What’s in the box: Kilburn II portable stereo loudspeaker, power cord, quick start guide, legal and safety information

 


Marshall Emberton Portable Bluetooth Speaker Under $200

Marshall Emberton

Colors: black, black & bass
Specs: dimension: 2.99″ x 6.3″ x 2.68″, weight: 1.54 pounds, charge time: 3-hours, frequency response: 60 – 20kHz, material: silicone (exterior)/solid metal grille, power amplifiers: 2 x 10W class D amplifiers
Features: easily portable, wireless, Bluetooth 5.0 (BT range: 30 feet/10 meters), battery life: 20 hours, water-resistant: IPX7 rating, 360˚ surround sound, superior signature sound: rich/clear/loud, tough & resilient, top panel control: multi-directional control knob (play/pause/skip track/volume/power on-off)/Bluetooth pairing/battery indicator, 1-year warranty

 


Marshall Stanmore ii review

Marshall Stanmore ii

Specs: dimension: 13.78″ x 7.68″ x 7.28″, weight: 10.25 pounds/4.62 kg, connectivity: RCA input/3.5mm input/Bluetooth, frequency response: 50 – 20kHz, maximum SPL: 101 dB @ 1m, app: Marshall Bluetooth app, cabinet principle: bass-reflex,  power amplifies: 1 x 50W class D amplifier (woofer)/2 x 15W class D amplifiers (tweeters)
Features: Bluetooth 5.0 with Qualcomm aptX, Bluetooth range: 33 feet, aptX technology provide lossless wireless audio, analog control knob – customizable sound (bass and treble), multi-host funcatinality: easily connect & switch between 2 Bluetooth devices, top panel controls: source/volume/bass/treble/play/pause/power level
In the box: Stanmore ii Bluetooth speaker, manual guide, legal and safety information, mains lead

 

Marshall Stockwell II review – Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Bluetooth 5.0 with an operation range is up to 30 feet or almost 10 meters
  • Portable design with strong carrying strap and removable
  • Super fast charge: 20 minutes get additional 6 hours of battery life
  • Multi-Directional stereo sound

Cons

  • There is no app via the smartphones ( just analog control knobs to control sound and volume)
  • Should improve water-resistant rating, If the company focuses on portability, the Bluetooth speaker should be at least IPX5
  • rating to take on the go and using them outdoors with peace of mind.

Marshall Stockwell ii Best Bluetooth speaker under $200 – Final Verdict

It’s a good Bluetooth speaker for under 200 USD. The design is quite retro but classic. The sound quality is good in general genres of music. You can fine-tune the bass and treble via the physical control knobs on the top. This is not the loudest speaker that I had ever for its price, but it is very loud for casual listening. The playtime of this item is quite good, 20+ hours that enough for all day while working. The most impressive thing is the fast charging feature. Marshall Stockwell ii gives up to 6 hours of playtime for charging only 20 minutes, wow!

Finally, till the end of Marshall Stockwell ii, I hope this review will give good and useful information about this Bluetooth speaker, thank you for reading.

Where to buy Marshall Stockwell II

Marshall Stockwell ii review

Marshall Stockwell ii – Bluetooth Portable Speaker

Bluetooth 5.0, playtime: >20 hours, fast charge: 20 minutes get 6 hours, water-resistant: IPX4 rating, multi-host: connect & switch between 2 Bluetooth devices, top-panel features analog control knobs: volume/bass/treble, multi-direction sound

 

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