• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Speaker

    So many bad reviews here & they all concern Bluetooth connection. There is nothing wrong with your Marshall Stanmore, it is clearly a software glitch with OSX. Not a problem just pair up the speaker when you want to use it. In my humble opinion I think the sound is absolutely amazing! I am very happy with the speaker. As usual with computers etc it is the user who has the connectivity issue & not the device. Major makers don't produce thousands of duds.. humans however.. just think problems through.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Gread sound but not working!

    Great sound.... but within 1 year of buying it blue tooth and all connections to the speaker dead!
    I am very frustrated.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Yes, looks good and sounds great. But, after a few months it stop working. I had two replacements in a year and both fails. This is the worst product ever made. Period.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great design, and sound...limited lifetime.

    The good: I purchased the Stanmore based on the amazing sound it produced in our demos at the Apple Store, The design and construction is synonomous with the quality expected of a Marshall speaker. The unit has that solid overbuilt feel and looks amazing just about anywhere, the knobs have a solid response and attention to detail in the various input/output options. The bad: sometime after purchase the Stanmore began having issues with dropping the bluetooth signal or intermittant loss of signal, eventually not connecting at all. This was overcome by using the line in, as the speakers performance was still perfect, until one day it just stopped. I am working with Zound industries for a repair/repalcement and was impressed by their prompt follow up reponse. Looking forward to contiuing to enjoy the Marshal Stanmore... I have given it 3 stars based on the limited lifetime of the speaker... for the price I had expected more longevity... understandably with as many speakers that are shipped sometimes there is a bad unit...aside from that this powered speaker rocks and I would definitely recommend it.


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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Great sound, great looks & then...stops working!

    Tolerated the annoying having to turn off & on to re-pair with my iphone (having to wait a minute for the power light to go off in order to reconnect) - had to also unplug & plug in the lead to connect that way when I got tired of the bluetooth issues.

    Given the price & only being 9 months old, this is not on!

    Lets see how they perform on the warranty claim.

    Back to my very trusty Bose sound dock!

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    bluetooth - broken after 6 months

    The bluetooth had just stopped working suddenly after 6 months. So as the others said before this product isn't worth it until Marshall want to produce a perfect one.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing sound, better than anything else

    The sound is better than anything and if this matters to you then you should buy. Worried it won't hold up over time but for now it's great.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great sound...

    ...but the Bluetooth is unreliable and requires my IPad / iPhone to constantly "re-"pair with the speaker. The lack of reliability makes these speakers overpriced.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Who said, "There are bad times just around the corner?"

    I've had my Marshall Stanmore for a year and five months. Mine is still running (knock on wood). I have mine at work and I use it everyday. I sometime forget to turn it off and leave it turned on overnight. I've given it plenty if reasons to quit on me, and it hasn't! I MUST be in the minority of customers whose Marshall Stanmore has survived the average 3-month mark (and sometimes less) as others who have professed. I love da bass! I have Bose in my bedroom and that one's nice, but the Marshall has powerful, thumping bass over the Bose. I recently went to the Bang & Olufsen store 'round the corner from where I live. I checked out their Bluetooth speaker, the one that looks like a picnic basket. It looks beautiful, BUT it has VERY LITTLE bass, I twas very disappointed. The Marshall Stanmore is NOT portable, but to me, that's OK. I can live with that. It has clear, rich, powerful sound even when turned up full blast, without ever sounding distorted. I'm very happy with it. I fear, though, with the many reviews that declared theirs died within a very short time span, my days are numbered with my Marshall Stanmore. For now, it is still going strong. VIVA LA MUSICA!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Faulty Bluetooth

    I've had the speaker for just a bit over a year, and the Bluetooth just stopped working completely. I live in Australia, and bought the speaker from the US. Cost me $500 and now it's stuffed. It looks and sounds great, but don't waste your hard earned money on something that is not going to last. It's obvious that there are major problems with this speaker from all the reviews I've read. Anyway DO NOT BUY THIS SPEAKER!!!! I'm so @%#king p@#%ed off about it still. Marshall, your a bunch of theives.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What Happened?? 3 Months and Then No Sound

    I had this speaker for less than three months. For a stand-alone blue tooth speaker, I was in love with its sound and its vintage look. But the blue tooth connection was spotty and regularly had to restart the speaker to finally sync. Recently it just died. My computer says it is synced but no sound comes out. None. I was going to pursue getting it replaced by Marshall as I've now missed the return window, but based on the thread below it doesn't seem like that's going to get me anywhere either. Apple, please encourage Marshall to fix this issue - especially for the price being charged.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Please do not buy

    Although I absolutely loved this speaker for a full year, and used it weekly. We had no issues with it except for some odd pairing issues on the Bluetooth, but we chalked that up to it somehow liking to pair with a dominant device so if that device was nearby and it's Bluetooth capability was turned on, you had a hard time pairing anything else to the speaker. Like many others it has now stopped working entirely. It won't output sound from either the Bluetooth functionality nor via a direct cable input. It is really disappointing to invest so much money into something that doesn't even last in the short-term. Currently i'm in contact with Zound Industries to determine what can be done to fix it. Based on the reviews I'm guessing this is a frequent problem. Apple should consider no longer carrying this product given the numerous issues people are having with it. I would not recommend purchasing this speaker.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    So sad my Stanmore died!!!

    Apple should not carry this speaker. I had mine for a year and it just died. Bluetooth or plugged in just doesn't work. Apple says I have to contact Marshall directly and from the looks of this thread I am not going to have much luck. For $500 I am done buying Marshall products. So sad :(

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Worked for literally a couple of days. While it sounded good it didn't get as loud as you'd expect.


    As reported in a dozen reviews. Won't pair. Mac just says "can't pair with the device".

    And you now have a really pretty box that makes no sound.

    Don't waste your money. Mine was a gift and it feels so odd to throw it away. But it is useless.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing sound and looks BUT...

    As the title, it does sound amazing and it does look great. The finish is extremely good and again, looks incredible. The problem is as experienced by many owners, the speaker dies after only a couple months. No sound from any input. DEAD. I can understand electronics breaking but then you have to deal with their customer support. TERRIBLE. In this day and age they do not even have a proper twitter account. They are simply not responsive.
    To top it off, if you are in Canada you are in for a treat. They have NO REPAIR FACILITY ANYWHERE in Canada so you have to ship it to Syracuse. Another hassle to the list. Get a Bose. Does not look as good but it just works and they do have decent after sales support.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bluetooth wont work in 2 months

    Great looking and great sound, but the bluetooth just suddenly stopped working, for no apparent reason, in just 2 months. Absolutely ridiculous. For a $500 speaker this is terrible. I wouldn't ever buy one again.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    Love the look off this unit and the sound is great - when it works!
    Bought in October '14, packed up two days ago after what I can only describe as light use.
    Seems there's an inherent problem with these - I've read about so many failing on forums.
    Buy for sound and looks but be prepared for a trip back to the store...c'mon Marshall, you're better than this!

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome looks and sound - poor bluetooth

    This speaker is pretty stellar I have to say, it looks and sounds awesome. However, do not plan to use a macbook pro for bluetooth. Perhaps this is a complaint of my macbook pro but it just cannot seem to handle it, versus my iPAD and iPHONE that do quite well with the speaker.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't buy!!!!

    I never write reviews but I am so upset with spending $400 on a speaker that will last you about a year (or even less it seems for some), and having it go out on me for no reason. DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY ON SHINY THINGS UNLESS THEY ARE BACKED WITH GOOD REVIEWS. Apple should stop carrying this brand unless they get their act together. LAME!

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great while it lasted

    I had the speaker for about a week and it sounded really nice, but then it stopped working properly and it couldn't handle the bass of any song (even at lower volumes). I had to return it.

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