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Marshall Kilburn

Portable Bluetooth® speaker (Black)

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Set the Marshall Kilburn down on the table, and your friends will know you've come to rock the party. This compact, portable Bluetooth speaker doesn't just look like a legendary Marshall guitar amp— it's designed to play loud and strong. Two 3/4” dome tweeters and a 4” woofer deliver clear, detailed sound. And because each driver has its own Class D amplifier, you can play your music at maximum volume with virtually no distortion.

Marshall Kilburn

Old school top-mounted control knobs let you adjust the sound.

Ready to rock

Set the Marshall Kilburn down on the table, and your friends will know you've come to rock the party. This compact, portable Bluetooth speaker doesn't just look like a legendary Marshall guitar amp— it's designed to play loud and strong. Two 3/4” dome tweeters and a 4” woofer deliver clear, detailed sound. And because each driver has its own Class D amplifier, you can play your music at maximum volume with virtually no distortion.

A vintage look and feel

The Kilburn features a top-mounted brushed-brass control panel with three smooth-motion sound adjustment knobs and a sturdy power switch that are classic Marshall. The stitched leather strap, vintage Marshall logo, and gold-colored metal trim make this one impressive portable speaker. And with a built-in rechargeable battery that can play for up to 20 hours, you can impress for most of the day.

Product Highlights:

  • portable Bluetooth speaker for use with smartphones, tablets, and laptops
  • analog volume, bass and treble control knobs
  • two 3/4" dome tweeters and one 4" woofer, driven by three independent Class D amplifiers
  • total system power 25W (5W x 2 plus 15W for woofer)
  • stereo minijack input for portable devices
  • AC charging cable
  • built-in rechargeable battery delivers up to 20 hours of operation
  • 9-1/2"W x 5-1/2"H x 5-1/2"D
  • weight: 6.6 lbs.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Bluetooth portable speaker
  • Two 6' AC power cords (US/EU)
  • Hand Strap (installed)
  • 18" Stereo minijack cable
  • User Manual

Great little product sounds plenty loud for its size

Marshal, Chaparral, NM

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Marshall Kilburn Reviews

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Marshal from Chaparral, NM on 6/21/2018

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Great little product sounds plenty loud for its size

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Kin from Roosevelt, NJ on 11/15/2017

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High Fidelity

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Gary from Bethlehem, PA on 7/16/2017

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Quality product. Great sound. Great service from Crutchfield. I

Pros: Quality sound

Cons: None

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Anonymous from Santa Clarita, CA on 6/29/2017

Fantastic speaker. It's loud and the sound is great. I love the design. I bought it mainly for listening to music outdoors so I can practice playing my acoustic bass with it. But I think I'll be using it in my home recording studio as well. The sound is very clear and distinct. I can hear things that I never heard before not even on my KR studio monitors. It has a huge amount of low end, but it's clear, not muddy. It's also heavy and very sturdy, which for me is a plus. It's exactly what I expected from Marshall. I am really glad I bought it!

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Dj from Emporia, KS on 6/12/2017

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Great sound well built!

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Anonymous from Canyon Country, CA on 6/4/2017

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I like the sturdy feel and retro look. However, I am disappointed with the sound. It plays loud enough, but even with adjusting the tone controls (reducing bass and increasing treble), the midrange sounds are recessed and muffled. The vocals and other midrange sounds are not clear. In that regard, Bose may be better. Am I keeping it? I'm not sure. I guess I shouldn't expect as much as I do from the format, but for a $300 unit, I DO expect more.

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Did not live up to expectations

Jay from Denver, CO on 5/23/2017

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What a disappointment! I read all the rave reviews about how loud this unit played. Well, my experience is quite different. When connected to my iPhone 6 the music volume was ok. It barely reached what I would consider room filling. When connected to my (albeit aged) iPod 4 the sound would barely register. When I connect this same iPod to my 4 year old SoundFreq the sound was room filling. Very disappointing in regards to the Marshall. I checked to assure the battery was charged. Maybe I have a defective unit. Either way, I am returning this Marshall Kilburn.

Pros: Was on sale

Cons: Poor sound volume. Perhaps the price drop was indicative of this poor performance.

Crutchfield response on 5/24/2017 Jay, we're sorry you're disappointed with your Bluetooth speaker. Whenever you are not completely satisfied with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our Customer Support team at 1-800-955-9091. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days of the purchase.

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Rick from Mobile, AL on 3/27/2017

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Just what I wanted. Going in I knew this was not a tiny, weak sounding speaker. This thing is a little heavy for what people think of a portable but it isn'the really any heavier than a small cooler of lunch and a few drinks. The carry handle is comfortable and makes carrying it a snap. As for why I bought it... the sound. It plays loud, very loud in fact, and the response from the multiple drivers and amplifiers is sweet. The tone controls make it easy to make broad sound adjustments, but I usually use the EQ in the app I use. The only reason I gave four stars is that it lacks a USB port for charging your devices.

Pros: Sound!

Cons: Lack of a USB charging port.

This Speaker is WONDERFUL

Katie from Pella, Iowa on 3/22/2017

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At first, when the representative I was speaking too told me about this I was surprised that Marshall made a speaker system. I used to work for Bose in Massachusetts many years ago and was kind of a Bose snob...But I didn't want to spend a lot of money, so I thought I would give this a shot, especially with Crutchfield's return policy. I am SO GLAD I purchased this - it is really, really great sound! I'm blown away and I LOVE the way it looks - very retro! It is the best money I've invested in audio in quite awhile!

Pros: Great Sound the fills a room and does not "warp" on the high notes or the low notes (I like my music loud). Tremendous clarity and sound is sincerely great. Love the Retro Marshall Dials and switches Easy set-up

Cons: Absolutely NONE

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Kevin from Scranton, PA on 3/14/2017

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Sound is great easy to set up

Pros: Easy set up

Cons: None

Room Filling Sound

Tom from Grand Rapids, MI on 1/29/2017

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Purchased as a listening option for my wife. Very impressed with the full range output. I've found myself often using it for background music rather than powering up my much larger sound system. Highly recommend if you require a bluetooth option but don't need a backpack size compact solution. I put a second one in my den and have it plugged into my iMac, thus it wakes up on demand.

Pros: Awesome sound at this price point. Great size for use at home or in an RV.

Cons: None for me, some will find it to large/heavy for travel.

Great sound

GEORGIA from Denver , CO on 1/16/2017

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Love this speaker! I really like the independent treble and bass settings which allow you to really rock out or drop the bass. The hardware that was used is also quality and looks good! The sound is crisp and clear. The only downside is the weight but I still love it!!

Pros: Sound, treble and bass knobs, retro look

Cons: Weight

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Anonymous from Sidney, NY on 1/14/2017

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Classic looks and great sound with good bass response. My wife loves that this speaker can be powered by the A/C cord if needed. A previous speaker that she had sounded good -but the battery life was pitiful and very difficult to remove or find a replacement battery for. The Kilburn seems to have solved that dilema and it is a quality piece of audio equipement. Thank you Crutchfield!

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Absolutely incredible sound

Anonymous from Chagrin Falls OH on 1/2/2017

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The sound is absolutely incredible and is unmatched by Bose, UE or JBL. Its larger and heavier than most common Bluetooth speakers but that's because all 3 speakers have their own amplifier. Having the bass and treble knobs on the unit is something all other competitors need to take notice on, forget competitor's EQ app you just reach over and tweak the sound to your liking in two seconds on the Kilburn. The battery is replaceable and the charging cord is a standard design that your can find at any electronics store if you lose it. The carry handle is a nice feature and made from a guitar strap. Its built very robust and super high quality. Crisp highs and awesome lows from the ported enclosure. Every party I have had my guests were amazed at the sound quality and loved the retro look. If the heavier weight and larger size dont bother you then dont waste your time with anything else, get the Kilburn

Pros: Awesome bass Crisp highs Volume, Treble, Bass and Power controls on top Great battery life

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Richard from Watkins Glen, NY on 1/1/2017

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I bought this as a Christmas gift for one of my boys. He used it in his kitchen during a New Years eve party and it sounds great at any volume.

Pros: Great sound, looks nice, love the controls on the top.

Cons: None

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Johnny from Griffin, GA on 12/29/2016

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Love the Marshall Amp look. The sound is excellent and I appreciate the separate knobs for the bass, treble, and volume.

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Anonymous from Roxbury, NY on 12/27/2016

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I bought this for my daughter to replace BOOM swimmer that I purchased last Xmas that no longer works. We have several other portable speakers - JBL charge: ok sound for it's size and water proof but no longer will take a charge. BOOM swimmer: o ring will not say in and battery life is short, I do not recommend. LG docking station: very good sound but little bass and not very portable. Now onto the Marshall: sound quality is clear at all levels of volume much like the LG but it has a rich bass and is easily portable. The only negative would be that I thought I was purchasing an American product but turns it's from China. I would have purchased the next size up from this one but it was sold out.

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Anonymous from Santa Maria, CA on 12/27/2016

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Fantastic sound - pure with clarity at all volumes. Plus it's super cool for older rockers like me. Love it!

Pros: Everything

Cons: None

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Mary from Greensboro, NC on 12/25/2016

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Great sound! My husband loves it!

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Anonymous from Rockford, IL on 12/25/2016

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I love this speaker! It sounds great! There is plenty of bass. It is a very nice looking speaker!

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Anonymous from Baytown, TX on 12/23/2016

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Amazing Sound....love this product!!

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Great sound, bass is booming, solid construction and cool looking!

Kenneth from Brooklyn, NY on 12/21/2016

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Excellent sound, you have separate knobs for the bass, treble, and volume. Connects wireless or you can use a plug that's supplied for the best possible sound. Looks very cool just like a Marshall amp. Pretty loud too, nice bass and leather strap supplied. I bought 2 and use a headphone splitter cable to make it really full and loud!

Pros: Quality sound Nice bass, separate knobs for adjusting treble, bass, volume Looks cool, great cord looks like a real guitar cable Leather strap

Cons: Maybe a bit heavy but I got used to it

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Anonymous from Hong Kong on 12/14/2016

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Best portable speaker ever. The sound is beyond amazing. The fabric and structure are magnificent!!!

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Anonymous from Aurora, CO on 12/12/2016

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Overall extremely satisfied with this it is good battery life great sound and the best bass of any Bluetooth speaker I've used the retro look is a nice bonus

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Who doesn't want a Marshall?

Steve from San Diego, CA on 12/12/2016

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I got it for use in the kitchen and backyard while I brew, it is perfect for me. It's a nice, heavy, great sounding Marshall quality amp. Bluetooth easily lets friends connect...or switch to the 3.5mm jack with a one-button press. I love the dials...lets me see volume and tone at a glance. No more guessing how many times I pushed the + or - sign. I can even prop my phone on top and play yutube....sound and video!

Pros: Great sound, great looks, long battery life, easy bluetooth set up and use.

Cons: None for me, but if I had to choose one...it is not as portable as a "pocket" bluetooth.

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Anonymous from West Fargo, ND on 12/10/2016

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Great sound and look

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This speaker rocks!!

David B from Kalaheo, HI on 12/9/2016

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I bought this to replace a small portable speaker I had been using - nothing wrong with it, just wanted better sound. That is exactly what I got - much better sound! Sitting about 4 feet away with the volume on 5, I can feel the music and bass! This speaker also looks completely awesome as well! Classic design. Some folks have said that they wish this speaker was louder. If you aren't looking to blast the walls down in your listening area, this speaker is fine. I didn't buy it to rattle the neighbor's window. If you want that decibel level, you might want to consider the Marshall Woburn. For portability and great sound, you can't go wrong with the Kilburn!

Pros: Looks and design (retro) Portability Great sound Customer replaceable battery (whenever it wears out) Separate volume, bass, and treble controls

Cons: A little heavy, but the carrying strap makes it easy to manage.

I love it! Worth the cost

Deanna from Christiansburg, Va on 12/8/2016

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Blown away by the power of this unit. It handles a full range of music perfectly. Great look, well made. Excellent customer service.

Pros: Great sound out of a smaller speaker.

Cons: A little heavy, but not meant for carrying around.

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Julio from Vega Baja, PR on 11/20/2016

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Awesome speaker, everyone asks about it. Other guitar straps work with the handle system. I use a gaming guitar strap that I like instead of the factory leather one.

Pros: sound quality, power, analog controls.

Cons: Heavy, expensive, won't charge on usb, only 120v. Not waterproof or shockproof. If played loud the battery won't last long.

Top Quality Sound

Andrew from Palo Alto, CA on 11/17/2016

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PROS: - Sound is best in class; amazingly clear, covering the full sound spectrum - Looks way cool on the table / desk - Separate Bass, Treble, Volume (ANALOG type) knobs - Battery powered - Bluetooth - Hand carrying strap included and already attached - 3.5mm coil cord - Solid, quality build construction CONS: - Heavy; (as compared to the likes of a JBL Charge 2/3) - Coiled cord is short SUMMARY: - If you are looking for a portable (albeit a heavy portable) Bluetooth, battery operated speaker ... this is no doubt the best in this class type. The sound is absolutely amazingly clear and hits the lows to the highs very smoothly with no distorting at high volumes. To have the separate Bass, Treble and Volume analog knobs are so appreciated ... (digital push buttons don't cut it in my opinion). And this does generate good volume power for filling your room and then some. Highly Recommend It!!!

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GREAT speaker for the PRICE

JoAnna from Sheboygan, WI on 10/31/2016

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I would give awesome little speaker a 10 star if I could. I love it in the house, I love it in the yard. What a great performing speaker. Sound is clear ad clean. YOU can not go wrong with this Marshall speaker!! It connects easily to the phone. When a call comes in it shuts down until the call is finished and picks right back up with the music . The ONLY thing I would say to improve it, it make it where is would handle calls while connected to the phone.

Pros: WELL worth the investment!

Cons: it doesn't work as an incoming call speaker for the phone

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Dolores from Alvin, TX on 10/24/2016

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This speakers is just such a classic look! It has the best sound! I cannot rave about this product enough. It totally exceeds my expectations!

Pros: Stylish, classic look

Cons: I don't feel like it is a con, but some may as it is heavier than some others on the market.

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Yitzchak from Long Beach, NY on 10/18/2016

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Love the look. love the sound. Exactly what I was looking for

Pros: Great sound great look comfortable size

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crystal clear powerful sound.

Anand from Charlotte NC on 10/14/2016

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I can only say unbelievable product. What a powerful , clear sound . The product looks rugged . Listening to old pop rock music was a treat. Cannot wait to hear more variety of music to explore the speakers. Amplifier inside the box has to be a highest quality electronics design to produce such a powerful audio. Not to mention unsurpassed customer service in terms of delivery and packaging. Overall I am blown away with it.

Pros: great product , features, powerful. I have yet to explore battery life.

Cons: none

Best portable Bluetooth speaker now

William from Las vegas, NV on 10/12/2016

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Battery lasts almost the whole school hours. Great quality and volume of the sound. Small and light enough to carry around easily.

Pros: Portability, sound quality, battery life, stylish look, great range of Bluetooth

Cons: Absence of high pitch volume control.

The speaker I always wanted

Anonymous from Syracuse, NY on 10/11/2016

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1. Wonderful product. A perfect combination of appearance and sound quality. 2. Delivery is fast.

Pros: everything

Cons: none

Beautiful, great sound

Joe from Williamsburg Brooklyn NY on 10/4/2016

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The Marshall Kilburn is a great little Bluetooth speaker. I have been looking at a portable Bluetooth speaker and I have several WiFi / Bluetooth speakers but this little box has great sound. I wish it had a little more volume. Bluetooth connection was quick and painless with my iPhone 6+. Overall great sound quality and an awesome looking speaker. Don't hide this one, keep it highly visible because it looks great, feels great, and sounds really good. Now if it were only WiFi compatible so you can use two or more simutaneously that would be a home run.

Pros: Great sound, battery life, connectivity, portability, great looking retro Marshall looks.

Cons: No WiFi connectivity, could use more volume.

Wonderful

Adrian from Miami, FL on 10/1/2016

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The best speakers Ever

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Great Portable Speaker

Joe P from Los Angeles, CA on 9/27/2016

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Sounds amazing and looks great. Very pleased with purchase. Loud for the size but definitely sounds better indoors.

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Shawn from Bath, NY on 9/25/2016

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I like this speaker because it is loud enough to hear of the hood system in the kitchen, at the restaurant that I work at. It sounds great and has a good bass response however, it tends to become brighter as you turn it up. That is to say the treble response increases rather dramatically as you increase volume. Overall I'm quite satisfied with this product and would recommend it to anyone who needs a good, loud, clear sounding speaker with good bass.

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Pricey,...worth it.

Stephen from Winchester, VA on 9/20/2016

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Bought this to take to the beach house for vacation. This thing rocks! Paired quickly to both my PC and my android smart phone listened to Pandora and internet radio.... Battery lasts a long time even at medium volume. Could have better bass...but that could be from the location I used it in.....Previously used a Bose Sound Link Color. Bottom line: Pricey but probably worth the money.

Pros: Volume, appearance, feel of the controls.

Cons: Price, bass could be better for size..

Awesome Sound & Great Retro Look

Dan from Duxbury, MA on 9/19/2016

Set up and played our new wireless speaker over the weekend, and very happy! Very simple set up, easy to sync with iPhone, and we had Pandora streaming in less than 10 minutes. Sound quality is excellent, and treble and bass adjustments allow tuning to your own personal preferences. High end volume is adequate for most situations, but not excessive. Good for home, porch, patio, beach and campsite type settings, but not enough sound if you're looking to use for a large dance party. In summary, perfect wireless speaker for what we intend to use it for, and we all love the retro look of the product!

Pros: Sound quality, easy setup, design and appearance

Cons: Not loud enough for large dance parties

Great for Rock & Roll!

Brian from Erie, Pa. on 9/16/2016

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The speaker is pretty awesome when you realize that you can take it with you anywhere. The charge lasts like the brochure says and I bought it for my who just loves it. I own the bigger Marshall which is louder and deeper but is not portable. It is a little heavy but you definitely get what you paid for and it really sounds good in the garages. God Bless the USA!

Pros: Sound quality and portability.

Cons: None as of this review.

Worth the money

Zach from New Orleans, LA on 8/28/2016

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Sounds great, looks great, works well.

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Ellie from Beverly Hills, CA on 8/23/2016

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Even better than I had expected. Actually so good that I have bought two, have just ordered one for a friend. The sound is great quality and the unit robust, I feel it will last forever. Did much research and Crutchfield the best price anywhere and very fast delivery

Pros: Perfect

Cons: None

Powerful sound from a trusted company

Paul from Doylestown, PA on 8/23/2016

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Bought this mainly for the grandkids to use in the basement playroom. They totally love it. We had an outdoor dinner party this past weekend, where we used the Marshall at about 1/2 volume for a crowd of about 15 people. Just about everyone commented on the clear and powerful sound coming out of this small box. Move over Sonos, the Marshall has great bang for the buck.

Pros: Powerful, very clean bass (no boom), battery lasts forever, easy to charge and use.

Cons: none noticed

100% satisfied

Sally from Harrison, NJ on 8/22/2016

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Great sound, easy to work with. I can carry it around the house and it looks so pretty anywhere. I have used it outdoors also and the sound definitely carries through. The battery also lasts forever.

Pros: Design Sound Compact size

Cons: Lacks the "surround sound" feel you can achieve from setting up multiple speakers instead

Great sound quality and styling!

Anonymous from Buffalo, NY on 8/17/2016

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Great speakers! Not quite as loud as our Bose, but better quality -- and so great looking! Love the vintage controls, just like a Marshall speaker of years ago...

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Robert from Bishop, tx on 8/14/2016

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Great sound and look. But I am sending back because lack of power for outdoors and that was main use for it . If it's used mainly for indoors then it's a fantastic speaker. Read other reviews were Bluetooth problems came up mine paired with iPhone 6 with no problems

Pros: Beautiful speaker excellent quality and fantastic sound indoors

Cons: Under powered ,outdoors drowns out the sound

Accurate and Pleasing Sound Quality

Tom from Sandusky, OH on 8/13/2016

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I've been an audiophile for quite a few years and most of the portable bluetooth speakers do not fill my need for accurate music reproduction. This speaker is quite the opposite. It is, of course, not perfect but given the challenge of trying to create a portable with decent sound, size, and battery life, this speaker is in a class of it's own. The battery life is very good at 20 hours (and I find it better than that). Sound quality is great - it has very good detail and solid, accurate, non-bloated bass. The separate bass and treble dials give you superb control in multiple room and area environments. It's size is larger compared to it's competition but I find that to be a non-issue compared to it's fantastic sonic attributes. Like with most speakers, it just gets better as it's breaking in! The Marshall Kilburn is the speaker to buy!

Pros: Sound Quality Battery Life Cool Appearance Controls

Cons: Size

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Anonymous from Milwaukee, WI on 8/12/2016

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This was A gift for my son he loves it.He likes the Bluetooth and that you can take it from room to room,he said it sounds great.

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D.O from Eules Tx on 8/8/2016

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Best sound as Bluetooth speaker Need to try to believe

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Looks and Sounds Great

Jellyfish from Los Angeles, CA on 8/8/2016

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So glad I decided to order the Kilburn from Crutchfield. Best price I could find and fast shipping. My order arrived ahead of schedule, well-packaged and factory fresh. Out of the box, the first thing that struck me was the build quality, fit-and-finish; all excellent. Its reassuringly substantial, some might say heavy - but that's a good thing in my book - and with cosmetics (right down to the knobs and piping) exactly like a 1970's Marshall guitar amp, this little box has plenty of rock-and-roll attitude. The sound doesn't disappoint either - full and musical - makes the typical small plastic Bluetooth speakers sound like toys. Treble and bass controls are well-voiced and fun to use. There's enough volume on tap for anything less than a full-blown dance party, but its not as loud as the Marshall blurb would have you believe. Its also noticeably quieter (and a little thinner sounding) using Bluetooth input, so I've been using the 1/8" input (and included mini-guitar cord) exclusively. All in all, a great product that works exactly as it should and looks great doing it. Recommended!

Pros: Sound, looks, fit-and-finish, actual control knobs, battery life.

Cons: None - honestly.

Big sound in a small package

Tara L. from Charleston, SC on 8/8/2016

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Really impressed with the sound and clarity! It is extremely easy to 'pair' and the charge lasts all day. I spend a lot of time outside on the patio, and this gorgeous speaker comes along with me. I appreciate that I can pick it up and move it and I don't have to worry about keeping it plugged in/finding an outlet, etc. Did I mention it is GORGEOUS?! I have the 'cream' color with red and gold accents, the attention to detail from the sound to the 'look' is second to none that I have come across. I have already recommended this product to several friends!

Pros: Sound clarity, volume, 'fine-tuning' ability, look

Cons: There is a small 'space' where the leather ends are to 'meet', the only minute flaw I've noticed.

Good Purchase

William V from Jacksonville, NC on 8/6/2016

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Great sound! Really nice highs and lows. Easy to connect. Plenty of battery power. And I love the look. Wish it was a little louder, but not a big problem. Very satisfied.

Pros: Easy to connect. Looks great. Set-up was a snap. The sound is very, very nice. Love the large strap for carrying anywhere. And the Base/Treble controls.

Cons: Could be a little louder.

Awesome product

Docrecruiter from Puyallup, WA on 8/2/2016

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Great product, awesome sound. Best Bluetooth speaker I have owned to date. I have purchased many and this one is by far the best. No distortion, great sound and quality build. Feels and looks expensive. Crutchfield is by far the lowest price I found as well.

Pros: Quality, Bluetooth is great, sound, mobility

Cons: Could be louder but homestly it's pretty loud and the quality of sound makes up for that

Best Bluetooth Speaker

John L. from Newark, DE on 7/18/2016

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This is one very cool and well constructed speaker. My wife put it on display in our foyer. Must mean she likes it too!

Pros: We "Boomers" love devices that look like this. Looks like it was beamed up from the 1970s.

Cons: None. Well worth the price.

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Cutter from Madison, WI on 7/15/2016

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Excellent speaker with great sound for the size. The tone quality is great, the base is great, and the operation is gratifyingly simple, with a retrospective style that is visually and mechanically pleasing. It's an all around great speaker with a size for easy mobility. Very good volume, but at that price, I was hoping for a little more.

Pros: SOUND. Size. Simply controls. Even the volume/loudness is a pro.

Cons: None really, although I could say that I was hoping for a slight bit more volume at the price. However, Crutchfield's price was less than anywhere else that I've seen this speaker.

Awesome

Rene G. from Casa Grande, AZ on 7/13/2016

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Looks very cool and gets loud! Nice base that you can control....

Pros: Looks Cool, Loud,

Cons: None at this time..

Great amp, great value

MG from Berkeley, CA on 7/11/2016

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Looks and sounds great! I wouldn't even consider getting a different amp!

Pros: Looks good Sounds Good Very convenient

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Joey M from Durham, NC on 7/11/2016

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Great speaker! I like that it has separate bass and treble controls! A nice-to-have would be pairing capability.

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Excellent personal portable speaker

Scott from Richmond, VA on 7/7/2016

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I was looking for a portable bluetooth speaker for a number of different uses---most notably camping, going to the beach, etc. After researching for about a month, I landed on the Kilburn. A view things that caught my eye (and ear!): I went to a local store and tried out the Marshall Stanmore (larger and not portable). Ultimately returned it and purchased the Woburn for my garage. Knowing how well the Stanmore sounded, the Kilburn was a no brainer. I listed to the UE Megaboom and most of the smaller Bose stuff and they frankly sounded "fake." I don't like my music to sound "digital" with fake bass, etc. That's what it sounded like through other speakers. With the Kilburn, the sound is true and smacks you--it doesn't dance around and give you fake bass. It is not a subwoofer, but the bass rings true and you can definitely tell its there.

Pros: --20 hour battery life--the longest I was able to find. --Love the ability to tweak the music with the bass and treble dials.--basic I know. I don't need a 10-band EQ for music I'm listening to on a personal speaker. Other speakers this size have nothing. --Power--this baby is loud --Portable --Bluetooth --Retro looks

Cons: --It a wee-bit heavy, but with that you know you're getting a quality speaker that can jam some tunes!

Just right! Sound, Size, Look, and Feel

sgmburke from Philadelphia, PA on 7/3/2016

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Just right! Sound, Size, Look, and Feel.. Love the actual knobs and switches, that give it a great retro look, but also make it very easy to use. BLUETOOTH sync up has been flawless

Pros: Great size, look and sound. Great battery life. Very clear and rich sound

Cons: Could be a little louder, but thats a good trade-off for the clarity and battery life..

Marshall Kilburn

Anonymous from Michigan on 6/23/2016

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Wow it's that awsome

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Simply AWESOME!!!

CDW from Bloomfield, IN on 6/21/2016

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I just received this speaker today and it is an awesome little speaker! I love the retro style and it looks and feels very heavy duty! It was so simple to pair with my iPhone 6plus. At first the volume was very low even with the knob all the way up but then I realized I had the volume on my phone turned way down. Once I figured that out boy did it sound great! I had a hard time spending that much on a speaker but I do believe it was well worth the extra dollars. If you are looking for a portable speaker buy this one. You will love it!

Pros: Well made Style Great sound

Cons: None yet.

Awesome!

Vasil from Burbank, CA on 6/17/2016

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Let's start like this: My wife saw the Kilburn in one of these brochure ads with really small picture - inch by inch and she said - this one looks really good. So the Coolness Factor is high not only in her opinion especially if you like vintage style of Marshall! She doesn't care about the technical specifications but I do! Well - they are pretty good too. I was wondering between the Kilburn and JBL Xtreme - they are about the same price right now but I chose the real sound - not that plastic one that is coming from every speaker on the market these days. And with the knobs you can change the volume, treble and bass as well - really nice! The 3.5 mm stereo input is really good - you have better and louder sound in that way! 20 hours of battery life?! And you can change it if something goes wrong with it - not to throw the hole speaker in the garbage! Build quality - awesome. The strap is really handy! Crutchfield rocks!

Pros: - Great sound - Knobs to adjust the sound and input for 3.5 mm stereo plug - Big battery - Great build quality - Vintage and cool looking - Easy portable

Cons: - Heavy - no USB port

Outstanding

Rob from Wilmington, NC on 6/3/2016

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I have only had a few days so keep that in mind. I have a Sonos Play 5 and a TDK A33 but I saw this and just had to try it. I will used it for front porch listening. The build quality is excellent and the sound quality is as well. I love the knobs and the fact that I can adjust the bass and treble. I also like the handle for transporting. The battery last forever and its really nice that you can run directly into the system without bluetooth if you so desire. This is really nice if bluetooth is giving you trouble or battery is dying (although I have not had that problems as of yet) This is just a really well thought out speaker and Crutchfield was less than another online retailer at the time of my order

Pros: Sound, Knobs, Battery Life, Looks, Portability and Flexibility.

Cons: None

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Features
Weather-resistant No
Waterproof No
Speakerphone Mic Yes
NFC Touch Pairing No

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Features

Classic Marshall Design: The Kilburn features a classic Marshall design, with a vintage-looking front fret, gold-colored metal details, and the iconic script "Marshall" logo.

Two-Way Stereo Speaker: The Marshall Kilburn portable Bluetooth speaker houses two 0.75" dome tweeters and one 4" woofer, powered by a 3-channel Class D amplifier rated at 5W x 2ch + 15W x 1ch. The Kilburn boasts well-balanced audio with clear midrange and extended highs for a sound that is both articulate and pronounced.

Bass Port: The Marshall Kilburn portable Bluetooth speaker features a Bass Reflex enclosure with a rear-firing port for higher efficiency and deep bass response.

Built-In Bluetooth: The Marshall Kilburn features built-in Bluetooth (version 4.0) with support for wireless music streaming (A2DP) and multi-device pairing (SSP). The Kilburn can be paired with a variety of Bluetooth-enable devices; including Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android smartphone/tablet, Windows Phone/PC, Mac computer/laptop, and more. The Bluetooth wireless range is approximately 33'.

  • Wireless Music Streaming: You are able to wirelessly stream stored music and music apps from your Bluetooth-enabled device to the Marshall Kilburn Bluetooth speaker. Playback control, search functions, and song/artist information will still need to be done from your Bluetooth source device.
  • Multi-Device SSP: Simple Secure Pairing (SSP) allows devices to be paired without entering PIN codes. The Kilburn remembers the last 6 paired devices and connects automatically to the last paired device when turned on again.
Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the Marshall Kilburn.

Aux Input: In addition to wireless Bluetooth connectivity, the Kilburn is fitted with a top-panel stereo minijack (3.5mm) input for connecting practically any portable audio device with an analog output or headphone jack.

Top-Panel Controls: Volume (0-10), Bass (-12 to +6dB @ 180Hz), & Treble (-12 to +6dB @ 3kHz) can be adjusted quickly and easily with the analog control knobs located on the top-panel of the speaker, allowing you fine tune the speaker system to your personal preference. There are also Source/Wake & Pair push-button controls, as well as an On/Off toggle switch.

Power Requirements: The Marshall Kilburn portable Bluetooth speaker is powered by a replaceable lithium-ion battery that can last up to 20 hours. It can also be powered via AC power thanks to its built-in power supply and detachable 6' AC power cord. The speaker's battery is charged when the unit is plugged into an AC outlet and turned On. You can continue to listen to music while the speaker's battery is charging. A full charged takes approximately 3-4 hours.

Note: The speaker automatically turns off after 20 minutes of inactivity.

Carry Strap: The Marshall Kilburn portable Bluetooth speaker features a guitar-influenced leather hand-strap that enables easy and stylish travel.

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Why did you buy this?

A gift for my husband [ ANDREA  Dec 12, 2017 ]
Chose this one because I like the first one I bought. Recommended by Ziggy. Asked him for a Bluetooth speaker that was quality and LOUD. [ C  Oct 09, 2017 ]
Reviews. [ John  Jul 19, 2017 ]
I've heard great things about this product! Can't wait to try it! [ S  Mar 07, 2017 ]
This was a holiday gift for my teenage son - he is very happy with the speaker connectivity and sound. He uses is in his bedroom, while he is showering and when he is outside. I've had to ask him to turn it down a few times...but it sounds great! [ Jeffery  Feb 22, 2017 ]
I'm in the need for a system and with the technology of today a good Bluetooth speaker is all that's required. Besides it looks so cool. Just an old rocker from the sixties. [ KEITH H  Feb 22, 2017 ]
Love the look of these speakers. Knowing Marshall amps sound great, this was bound to sound just as good for portable speakers. This is great if you're looking for great-sounding, easy to operate Bluetooth speakers. [ Samuel  Jan 05, 2017 ]
Great sound and features for the price. [ Michael  Dec 22, 2016 ]
Prefer the control style on this speaker to touch-pad style. Also, excellent reviews. [ JIM  Dec 21, 2016 ]
After reading multiple consumer reviews and 2 professional reviews i decided to make the purchase from Crutchfield because they are a certified and trusted dealer which i have purchased from in the past and have had no problems with. [ Basil  Dec 21, 2016 ]
Listened to one last night and was blown away. [ MARK S  Dec 19, 2016 ]
Like the looks ,reviews were great [ Peter  Dec 19, 2016 ]
read many reviews, Have a JBL already. This one is much better. Let ya know when I get it... [ james  Dec 19, 2016 ]
I love the look and I know that Marshal is good quality. Also, the Youtube site gave it a really good rating and said it was good and loud. [ Heidi Virginia  Dec 16, 2016 ]
great reviews and retro look to pair with a turntable [ Brian  Dec 15, 2016 ]
Sound quality mentioned in reviews, battery life, analog controls [ Louis  Dec 12, 2016 ]
Reviews and research [ Ronnie  Nov 29, 2016 ]
I chose a Marshall Bluetooth portable speaker for two reasons. First, I learned about Crutchfield in 1982. Since that time, their first rate customer service, great price to value ratio and wide product offering keep me coming back again and again. Have you tried dealing with customer service at a big box store lately? Comparatively, Crutchfield's customer support will shock you in the best possible way. The second reason I bought this product is because I trust Crutchfield without question. [ Gregory  Nov 27, 2016 ]
Marshall is a well renowned maker of guitar amps. I had an opportunity to hear the Kilburn recently and it sounded great. I may use it to provide back up to my tenor sax solos at small gatherings. Looking forward to using it with my i pad full of rock and blues. [ Arthur  Oct 24, 2016 ]
BECAUSE it is a groovy awesome little speaker and IT should rock my kitchen and studio :) with no problem [ joanna  Oct 15, 2016 ]
Good reviews and we liked the retro look. [ Peggy  Oct 08, 2016 ]
Good reviews on other sites. [ Robert  Oct 04, 2016 ]
Need something portable and battery-powered that I can hook my Hi-Fi Man into that looks good and has long battery life. [ M  Sep 29, 2016 ]
I heard this speaker at a friends house and liked the sound and the separate bass and treble adjustments. I purchased it from Crutchfield because of price and reputation for good service. [ RANDALL  Sep 27, 2016 ]
Awesome sound and rechargeable battery [ Tracey  Sep 19, 2016 ]
Killer sounds, any questions? :-) [ Robert Layne  Sep 16, 2016 ]
It was in stock and a great price with free shipping!! [ Shaun  Sep 04, 2016 ]
The reviews were all positive, and I like to ROCK! [ Randy  Sep 01, 2016 ]
I have a Marshall Acton, similar to this model but needs to plug to the AC. I bought this for my portable needs. [ Tu  Aug 30, 2016 ]
scored high in the reviews I read. CR [ john  Aug 30, 2016 ]
Went to couple stores where they had different speaker displayed. Marshalls definitely had the best sound when compared to Bose,Sony and Beats Pill. [ Pablo  Aug 24, 2016 ]
Portable, loud, looks great, and reviews are satisfactory for my needs. [ Charles  Aug 07, 2016 ]
is cordless and sound amazing! [ bruno  Aug 03, 2016 ]
good reviews [ John  Aug 02, 2016 ]
I wanted a Bluetooth speaker that could pair up with my smartphone, that could also deliver great sound! [ James  Jul 06, 2016 ]
I had previously purchased one last week. needed another one. excellent product so far [ Rita  Jun 16, 2016 ]
Best sounding bluetooth speaker in its class and Crutchfield has the best price. They currently beat Amazon and even eBay. [ Adam  Jun 01, 2016 ]
Not too happy with this. Good sound but for the price you can get a better speaker which also supports wifi. Nice design though. [ GEORGE  Jul 05, 2017 ]
Great sound, killer retro looks, nice build quality. [ Lee  Jun 17, 2017 ]
I needed a bluetooth speaker and like this one because it looks like a Marshall amp, and I like the fact that it is substantial and not a cheap plastic speaker. This will also serve as a practice amp for my basses as well as for listening to music. [ Kim  Jun 16, 2017 ]
Needed a good portable speaker - this one seems to fill the role and looks beautiful. [ Kimberly  May 18, 2017 ]
Best reviews, best sound quality for the price [ Christian  May 09, 2017 ]
Gift for my wife and she loves it [ STEPHEN  May 08, 2017 ]
Classic design and a good sound. The customer service support in shopping was great and helped me make the decision [ STEPHEN  Jan 29, 2017 ]
Great reviews [ Richard  Dec 22, 2016 ]
Great brand name and user reviews [ Mindaugas  Dec 21, 2016 ]
High ratings in PC Mag. Cool design and adjustable bass/treble. Old school and new school. Hope he likes it. [ Amy  Dec 15, 2016 ]
I love its deep sound with attractive design :) [ Jiin  Nov 28, 2016 ]

5 questions already asked

No [ LOGAN  Jun 22, 2017 ]
Not really, it's not designed for that. However, the sound quality is fantastic and it looks really cool. [ JOHN  Jun 22, 2017 ]
I think you would need an adapter. You can't connect 2 via Bluetooth [ Deborah  Jun 22, 2017 ]
Yes, there's and 1/8" jack on the top panel and a source selection button. [ JOHN  Mar 16, 2017 ]
Yes. It sounds great. We have one and bought one for our son. (The Marshall) [ Sherry  Mar 16, 2017 ]
Of course via the headphone jack on the top of the unit. [ James  Mar 16, 2017 ]
Yes, an iPod can be used with this speaker. You can use the bluetooth feature or use the DOUBLE-ENDED COIL CORD WITH 3.5MM STEREO PLUGS TO CONNECT TO YOUR MUSIC PLAYER. Included.. [ Veco G  Mar 16, 2017 ]
Yes [ A  Mar 16, 2017 ]
Certainly. It has an audio (headphone jack AKA "AUX") input right on top and even comes with the cable.....a nice quality one. [ Adam  Mar 16, 2017 ]
Yes. With a 1/8th inch phono cable. Male to male [ Eddie  Mar 16, 2017 ]
Yes, it has an aux input [ Deborah  Mar 15, 2017 ]
absolutely! [ Hobart  Mar 15, 2017 ]
I use Bluetooth but there is an input plug that will work with an iPod [ JIM  Mar 15, 2017 ]
Yes it pairs with my Samsung Galaxy no problem. Should connect to any bluetooth phone/ audio player. [ Adam  Mar 16, 2017 ]
It should. We have I-phones and pairing was no problem [ Raj  Jul 04, 2016 ]
Sure does, no problem pairing with my Android (Galaxy S7). It's been a great little speaker also....super long battery life and good output for its size. [ Adam  Jul 04, 2016 ]
Yes [ Michael  Dec 07, 2016 ]
Yes [ Esias Engelbert  Dec 02, 2016 ]
Yes, it's removable. [ Aya  Nov 29, 2016 ]
Yes. Has a tight fit, but comes apart like a button shirt [ Austen  Nov 29, 2016 ]
The strap sure is removable. It's a nice speaker, not cheap but worth the price if you like quality. I have the cream and a black one too. [ James  Nov 29, 2016 ]
Go with the Kilburn. Sound quality is excellent, crisp, and midrange is great. Only heard the Bose one in the store, but from what I heard, not even close to sounding as good as the Kilburn. Hope this helps. [ Kyle  Jun 14, 2016 ]
I have the Bose and love it. It is small yet quality of sound is superior. It connects easily with my iPhone. [ Rhea  Jun 13, 2016 ]
I have no experience with the Marshall Kilburn. I have enjoyed the Bose for the past year. I too was interested in clear sound. Doesn't need to be loud. And it sounds great. I enjoy the portability and find the removable cradle design very handy. I just pick it up and take it with me into the shed if I'm working on a project, or a kids room, or a patio. When finished I can quickly set it back in the cradle with no fuss. [ JEFF  Jun 13, 2016 ]
Scot, I bought two of the Bose soundlink minis last October for my adult children. This was after i had purchased one for myself. The clear crisp sound is wonderful. I have not had any problems and enjoy the portability of the little speaker. I teach elementary PE and use the speaker in classrooms when I don't want to transport my entire music cart. It is so easy to operate and sound is phenomenal. I use with my Ipad so I don't have experience with Spotify, but I would think that would be the same. Wendy [ Wendy  Jun 13, 2016 ]
I own the Bose and it's the perfect stow and go poryable device for vacations, tailgates, etc. Sound quality is excellent for all music except for perhaps those looking for extreme base for hip-hop, etc... Great battery life as well. No complaints at all. [ Stephen  Jun 13, 2016 ]
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