I think this is quite a fair comparison because they are both Bluetooth speakers, they are at the same price point ($400), both from big premium sound companies (Sonos & Marshall).
I’m currently testing between those 2 to decide which one will be my main Bluetooth speaker.
I’m leaning toward the Sonos Move because…
- It has the Sonos ecosystem and WiFi. I’m currently studying aboard, so when I go back to my country (VN), I can use the Sonos Move as a Sonos speaker with my existing speakers that I have in VN
- It has WiFi so I can use Airplay 2, Spotify Connect, it can work independently without having to use a phone or laptop to stream music to it through Bluetooth. And also the music quality on WiFi is better than Bluetooth
- The WiFi range on here is pretty strong, I haven’t test the bluetooth range yet so I can’t confirm the range about that. But I’ve test watching video with Bluetooth, everything seems pretty good, there is almost no latency at all even though it doesn’t have 5.0 or aptX.
- It also very rugged and water resistant, a good bonus compared to the Tufton.
- It's significantly smaller and lighter (even though it's 6.6 lbs) than the Tufton (10 lbs)
- It has Alexa and Google Assistant built in, and also a play/pause button.
- I have read some review saying that the Tufton misses some of the mid, I’m not an audiophile so it’s very hard for me to identify the mid so I’m not quite sure about this.
I'm leaning toward the Marshall Tufton because….
- It seems like the Marshall Tufton has quite a lot more bass than the Sonos Move, it makes sense because the Tufton is both bigger and heavier.
- I really like the bass and treble knobs, which I can control “On the go” while listen to music. This is hard to do on the Move because if I’m using the Move in Bluetooth mode, I can’t control the EQ of it, I have to use the WiFi mode then go to the app then change and then go back to Bluetooth, which is not very flexible compared to Tufton.
- This thing has Bluetooth 5.0 and aptX which can help a lot which range and latency. I haven’t notice any latency issue on this one.
- I think the Tufton is significantly louder than the Move, I’ve never turn the Tufton above 4, and Marshall brand is known for their crazy loud amps so loudness is kind of their specialty here.
- I actually like the design of Marshall Tufton because it looks very classic and it looks timeless. And a lot of my friends also prefer the design of Marshall too.
- Finally this also have a 3.5 mm headphone jack, this could be helpful when I need to connect to a device without bluetooth.
Sorry for writing a super long comparison. Please let me know your opinion about these 2 speakers! Any opinion would be appreciated