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Marshall Usb Speakers. Fail.

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  1. Australian

    Australian Green Beret Silver Supporting Member VIP Member

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    I had a listen to the Stanmore for the first time in a shop today. It had a price tag of $500 marked down from about $600.

    Oh dear! :(



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  2. PU239

    PU239 Well-Known Member

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    I bought a bunch of those Stanmore's for Christmas presents last year, didn't hear any complaints. They were $299 each.

    I would like to hear the big one (Woburn)
     
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    ampmadscientist Well-Known Member

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    Marshall is moving to keep pace with a changing marketplace.

    Seen any Mesa Boogie USB speakers?:lol:

    Have you seen the Mesa Boogie smart phone?
    (just kidding)

    Manufacturers that do not evolve with a changing market - are destined to fail.

    (the Marshall phone has a guitar input, full EQ and effects.) I actually think this is pretty cool.


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  4. Australian

    Australian Green Beret Silver Supporting Member VIP Member

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    They had the Woburn there too, that is the first one I wanted to listen to, but the salesperson couldn't connect his phone to it for some reason-it was connected to a TV he said.
    I want to listen to it in another environment, but it sounded like I'd hoped it wouldn't- boxy without the definition that I expected to hear in that price range.

    Going by what I heard today I would much rather something in that price range from Denon or the likes of.
     
  5. Australian

    Australian Green Beret Silver Supporting Member VIP Member

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    Sure its a good concept. Does it sound as good as an iPhone or Galaxy through headphones though?
     
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    ampmadscientist Well-Known Member

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    I would like a Marshall Refrigerator also,
    and a case of Samuel Smith, from Tadcaster please.
     
  7. Australian

    Australian Green Beret Silver Supporting Member VIP Member

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    But I doubt anyone would complain about getting one for free.
     
  8. Ghostman

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    I've heard them all. They remind me of shitty cheap boomboxes that were all the rage in the late 80's. Not the cool ones that Hip Hop wanna be's walked around with on their shoulder and dreamed of "Breakin'" movie extra stardom, but the crappy ones Kmart had on blue-light special 24-7.

    There are so many more options that actually make you want to listen to them, than the Marshall attempt at this market.

    I haven't heard the phone yet though. I'm kind of interested in hearing one of those. I'd never buy an Android platform, but it would be interesting in hearing it.
     
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    I thought the same thing the first time I heard a set of those overpriced pos Beats headphones. kids today have no idea what music should actually sound like with those things.
     
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    well, anyone that considers mp3 as HD/HQ, has no idea of hi-fi...
     
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  11. BrentD

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    Boxy? Heavy in the mids? Did you listen to it in a mix? Sounds like it'd cut right through like a good Marshall!

    /s
     
  12. zosokun

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    i was given a Marshall bluetooth speaker as a gift a few Christmas' ago. I believe its the Acton model. Not a bad speaker. Its loud good bass and treble. I use it for party's a lot. Not portable though. I like it.
     
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    I needed a bluetooth setup for the pool, so I went with the Ecoxgear Ecoboulder. It's outdoor rated and water proof... it also pairs with another unit for true stereo. It's loud as fuck... if you space 2 units out about 20 feet in stereo is sounds absolutely KILLER. I think I paid $199 apiece.

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    Ghostman Well-Known Member

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    is that rechargeable?
     
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    SonVolt Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    Yep. I get about 15 hours of play time between charges. You can also use it to charge your mobile devices too... in addition to Bluetooth, I can just plug my iPhone directly in and it will play my music and charge my phone at the same time... all within a water-proof compartment. I was really shocked at how heavy duty these are... very solid and heavy.
     
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    That would actually work for some of my system designs. Thanks. :D
     
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    Probably not the best place to hear it? I was more disappointed with the volume for the price tag! Thought it had a decent sound though.....

     

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