Marshall Kilburn Review

If you are used to seeing modern and sleek looking bluetooth portable speakers, then don’t get disappointed by this vintage looking portable speaker called – Kilburn By Marshall. Kilburn bluetooth speaker features the iconic design style of the Marshall’s guitar amplifiers. I must say, Marshall Kilburn standout not just by looks but also by sound.

KEY FEATURES:

  • Bluetooth Connectivity
  • Classic Marshall Design Details
  • 20 hours of battery life

Marshall Kilburn is currently carrying a price tag of $299.99.

Marshall Kilburn Review

Marshall Kilburn Review?

Kilburn is no doubt a Marshall Headphones’ masterpiece. Just by the looks alone, it already embodies Marshall’s.

This vintage creation weighs around 3 kilograms. Yes, it is quite heavy, to be classified as a portable speaker but you will be amazed how handy and portable this speaker is. Besides, this Vintage portable speaker sets the bar as one of the best and loudest portable bluetooth speakers in its class.

Marshall Kilburn is not only a head turner by its looks, but it is also capable of delivering clear midrange and highs. It also offers you the freedom to choose whether to connect your device via bluetooth or via its 3.5mm audio port, and giving you 20 hours of uninterrupted music playback.

Marshall Kilburn – Performance

I bet you will have hard time finding a portable speaker this small, yet giving you better and bigger sound. Kilburn can easily fills a small house, or a big room with a pleasing sound. If you have read our UE Boom review, Kilburn produces a warmer sound with better fuller vocals and better bass.
Vintage portable speaker
With all the music genres that we tested, Kilburn was able to handle them with so sharp treble and rich bass. Just like other portable speakers, its treble and bass bass balance is more evident at low volume. If you wanted more bass, you just need to turn the knob.

Marshall Kilburn
Marshall Kilburn is also awesome in handling recordings, and I can say it’s better that other bluetooth speakers.

Marshall Kilburn – Design

Marshall Kilburn carries the Marshall Headphone’s iconic design, with a vintage-looking front fret, a gold colored metal details, as well as an iconic script logo. Following a vinatge looks, you will find three control knobs on the top – the volume, bass, and treble. These knobs are twist friendly. Still on the top, you will find the power button which is literally a type of a classic on/off switch. And lastly, the 3.5mm auxiliary input.
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Moreover, there are three indicator lights between the 3.5mm port and volume knob – for bluetooth connections, input, and for battery. On the other end, you will find the Wake/Source and Pair buttons between the Treble knob and On/Off Switch.

Kilburn measures 9.5 x 5.5 x 5.5 inches, and weighs around 6.6 pounds. I heard you, it’s quite heavy that won’t want to carry when you go hiking, but it is still portable and comfortable to carry with the help of its stylish leather strap.

Vintage speakers

On its technical specs, Kilburn was built with 4 inches woofer plus two 0.75 inch tweeters. Sadly, it doesn’t have speakerphone capability. It’s not waterproof and don’t have a companion application. I must say, Kilburn pays attention and focuses on sound quality.

Kilburn is available in two color options – black and white.

 

Marshall Kilburn – Connectivity

This vintage portable speaker offers both wireless and analog connectivity. It allows you to pair and connect your smartphone and other devices via it’s 4.0 Bluetooth Technology, or to use its 3.5mm auxilary input port.

Marshall Kilburn Review

Pairing is super easy with both Android and iOS devices. Simply press the pairing button, and you should now see Kilburn on your device.

Marshall Kilburn: Conclusion

Kilburn is an epitome of a vintage look with modern capabilities. Capable of producing big sound, rich bass, and sharp treble, these features are enough for hard core music lovers. At the price of $299.00, I must say that you are not just throwing your hard earned cash to nothing.

Style freaks will definitely love this – and we gave it a spot on our Top 10 Best Portable Speakers of 2016.

Summary

 PROS  CONS
  Sharp Treble and Rich Bass   Bit heavy
  Completely Wireless, yet offers Analog connection
  Produces BIG sound
  Outstanding battery life (replaceability)

 

Verdict

Marshall’s Kilburn may seem quite expensive, because you are not only paying for quality sound, but also aesthetic. Not all people will appreciate it, but I am sure that hard core music lovers and collectors will love it.