GADGET REVIEW: Marshall Acton II Voice Bluetooth Speaker

Marshall Acton II Voice Wireless Speaker with Amazon Alexa

Marshall Acton II Voice Bluetooth Speaker Review

When I see the brand Marshall, It often leads me to hear the music from the 80’s such as Gun’s N Roses, and all the rock and roll goddess. But don’t blame me because whether it may be a live sound or a studio-recorded track, you will easily identify the pure sound of Marshall. Marshall has been reliable to a lot of musicians, it is one of the most popular brands that you’ll end up wanting to have. That’s why when they produced their first collection of speakers, everyone had the idea that Marshall will blow up. And it did.

Marshall Acton II Voice Bluetooth Speaker
Marshall Acton II Voice Bluetooth Speaker

Now, 2019 has been a big year for Marshall Speakers. They recently released their speakers with Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity, and that is a huge set huge for the brand because they were able to raise the bar higher than their competitors. Marshall Speakers is as simple as plug n? play just like their famous amplifiers. Why Marshall? Marshall is known for sound quality, vintage design with a modern touch, and not to mention the name, the name itself is a reason for you to own one.

In other news, I’ve been bonding with the (New) Marshall Acton II Voice Bluetooth Speaker for a month now, and I must say that I’m really impressed. Overall, I will freely tell you that it’s a 9 out of 10 for me.

Design (10 out of 10)

I’ve been always impressed with the design of Marshall. The gold classic knobs that gives you that Marshall feel, it also has a Pause/ Play button which is very convenient especially if you don’t know who’s device is connected to the speakers. The silver grill cloth that covers the speakers to make it look like a Marshall guitar amplifier, and the gold details that makes it look modern and stylish.

Size (10 out of 10)

I live in a loft type condo, and I don’t need a speaker that will wake up my neighbors, do you know what I mean? With Marshall Acton II Voice – Alexa voice-controlled speaker, you’ll feel the portability because the size is right. It’s not too big and not too small.

Marshall Acton II Voice Bluetooth Speaker
Marshall Acton II Voice Bluetooth Speaker

Sound (9 out of 10)

I like the way it sounds, it’s easy to adjust because it has knobs for Bass and Treble control. But sometimes, you can’t really take out the bass, and that’s not an issue for me because I’m a bass guy and for me, it’s not music if I can’t feel or hear the bass. But for others who prefer a low bass level, this can be an issue, but an issue you can fix. Especially now that all our gadgets has built-in EQ (equalizer)

Battery (8 out of 10)

Actually, there’s no battery. Like what I said, Marshall Acton II Voice Bluetooth Speaker is a plug n play type of speakers. You cannot bring it elsewhere without the power plug. Yeah, it can be a bummer if you’re planning to bring it to places without electric outlets, but if you’re only planning to use it at home, Marshall Acton II Voice Bluetooth Speaker will be your best option.

Connectivity (10 out of 10)

I love the connectivity of this speaker, it’s quick and easy to connect. Not to mention that if you put your device on sleep mode, as soon as you open your device, it will automatically connect in seconds (You’ll know because you’ll hear a notification sound from the speakers). Also, I feel like they really invested in perfecting the connectivity issues because it’s unlike any other speakers. You’ll have 0% interruptions.

Marshall Acton II Voice - Alexa voice controlled speaker
Marshall Acton II Voice – Alexa voice controlled speaker

Amazon Alexa Feature (10 out of 10)

Guess What? Amazon Alexa voice recognition is available on the Acton II Voice Speaker. Using an app, you’ll be able to select between input sources (WiFi, Bluetooth, Aux); between EQ presets and adjust a 5-Band EQ; and playback functions like the Play/Pause & Previous/Next Track.

And in case you forgot the song title, just sing the lyrics and let Alexa play it for you! With Acton II Voice, you can use the analog controls on your speaker’s top panel to customize your sound according to the room you’re in.

If you’re living in a smart home, you can now use Alexa to control Alexa-enabled interfaces such as TVs, lights, locks, thermostats and more. You’ll know when it’s connected when the LEDs across its front panel illuminates.

Acton II Voice Bluetooth Speaker
Acton II Voice Bluetooth Speaker
Acton II Voice Bluetooth Speaker by Marshall
Acton II Voice Bluetooth Speaker by Marshall

Price (10 out of 10)

You’ll get exactly what you paid for. Trust me.

I’m not a sound enthusiast but I do know when something sounds good, and in my opinion, Marshall knows what’s up when it comes to perfecting their sound quality. They have more speakers in the Bluetooth series, they have Wooburn II Bluetooth Speakers (Largest) and Stanmore series. I haven’t tried the others but I’m sure that they also have amazing features just like the Acton II Voice Bluetooth Speaker. If you’re looking to own one but you don’t know what type of speakers you wanna get, I’m pushing you guys to visit Digital Walker (One Bonifacio High Street Mall, or Podium Branch) because they have a Marshall room inside the store where you can test all the Marshall speakers. BLAST IT AND GET TO KNOW WHO MARSHALL IS.

Marshall Acton II Voice Wireless Speaker with Amazon Alexa
Marshall Acton II Voice Wireless Speaker with Amazon Alexa

Why buy the Marshall Acton II Voice?

In this fast-paced life, we need something sturdy and convenient. As for this case, hands-free listening makes this a wholly different experience. I’ve even tried maxing its volume and surprisingly retains its decent base and rhythm. The sound can even reach up to 30 feet in the distance!

The best thing about any Alexa enabled speakers? You can cook and do chores, and ask Alexa to change your music for you. How cool is that, right?!

The Marshall Acton II Voice is priced at PHP 19,990. It is available at your nearest Digital Walker branch.

Marshall Acton II Bluetooth Speaker
Marshall Acton II Bluetooth Speaker

Final Verdict

There is no doubt that Marshall is tough to beat when it comes to amps, speakers, and other audio equipment.

I’ve owned impressive Bluetooth speakers for a while now and I could say that Acton II Voice is above average. It connects easily as it’s said to keep up with the latest Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity.

However, this isn’t battery-powered compared to other speakers. As for the Acton II Voice, just take note that it uses a standard-length cable.

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Also read: JBL Clip 2 Review: Small Speakers, Big Sounds Fit For Travelers

Written by Mikyle Quizon

Mikyle Quizon is a lifestyle blogger and a content creator. He believes that his creativity through his skills has pushed him to reach greater heights in his career and personal life. Mikyle has landed coverage in print and broadcast outlets in the Philippines, including Garage Magazine, Manila Bulletin, and CNN.

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