Ah, the wonders of remote work! Pants-optional meetings, office pets as co-workers, and the freedom to jam out to your favourite tunes while getting stuff done.
Smooth sailing? Not quite! Fear not, as we unleash a tidal wave of tips, tricks, and laughter to level up your work from home (WFH) game. Buckle up, grab your mug (coffee or teh tarik, your fuel of productivity!), and dive into this wild WFH adventure
How To Personalise Your WFH Experience
1. Embrace the magic of “pants-optional” attire
One of the greatest joys of WFH? The fashion freedom!
- Pick any cosy PJs or chic athleisure. Embrace the awesomeness of casual coolness—no judgement here!
- BUT, but, keep a professional outfit handy for unexpected video meetings. Just so that you can transform from casual to professional in a snap. Don’t forget to impress, even if it means putting on real pants temporarily.
2. Embrace the chaos of co-worker critters
It’s about time to give more attention to your pets rather than those office gossips!
- Ok first, forget office politics and watercooler gossip. Say hello to your furry co-workers with their own unique agenda.
- Enjoy the adorable interruptions and impromptu cuddle sessions. They’re the perfect stress-relievers!
- Be cautious not to let them hit the “send” button on important emails. They may have their own ideas about company communication!
3. Unleash your inner office DJ
Now it’s time to wave goodbye to the humdrum silence of the office and welcome the world of musical magic into your work-from-home setup.
- Craft your ultimate work-from-home playlist, tailored to your personal taste and preferences.
- Let your voice soar and sing your heart out as you work. After all, nobody’s watching (or judging) in your home office!
- Feel free to adjust your playlist throughout the day to match your mood or task at hand—your choice!
Now you know how to make your WFH more productive but what if we told you that Marshall has the perfect solution for WFH peeps like you—exceptional and incredibly stylish Bluetooth speakers that will transform your home sweet home into a vibrant and inspiring oasis.
Marshall Is Celebrating The Launch Of Homeline III Brown With Iconic Malaysian Streetwear Brand PMC @ APW Bangsar
When it comes to enhancing your productivity, having a set of dope Bluetooth speakers can make all the difference. Marshall understands this, and their Homeline III series offers an unparalleled audio experience that will surround your workspace with immersive sound.
Whether you’re tuning in to important virtual meetings, working on creative projects, or simply enjoying your favourite tunes during breaks, these speakers will elevate your WFH routine to new heights
On that note, we recently had the privilege of witnessing and experiencing the captivating sound of Marshall’s Homeline III Bluetooth speakers at Pestle & Mortar Clothing (PMC), located in APW Bangsar.
Introducing the new colour drop of generation III of the Home line-up, now re-engineered with a wonder soundstage than its predecessor for a more immersive experience. Six decades of knowledge is combined with iconic design to make a loud statement in any place.
Marshall Homeline III elevates your work-from-home experience
This new generation of Acton (left), Stanmore (right) and Woburn comes with tweeters angled outwards and updated waveguides to deliver a consistently solid sound that is so wide it chases you around the room. Experience a balanced sound, with crisp, soaring treble and controlled, rumbling bass. Six decades of sound knowledge is combined with future-proof technology to completely immerse you in your music.
Homeline III is now available in Brown colour. Launching exclusively at PMC KL, APW Bangsar for the first time and will be available nationwide at the end of May 2023.
About Homeline III:
Re-engineered wider stereo soundstage
This generation of the home line-up has an even wider soundstage than before, delivering heavy Marshall signature sound that has been re-engineered for a more immersive experience. With tweeters angled outwards and updated waveguides, these speakers deliver a consistently solid sound that is so wide it chases you around the room. The all-new Placement Compensation feature corrects for any nearby reflective surfaces that may affect the sound and built-in Dynamic Loudness adjusts the tonal balance, ensuring your music sounds brilliant at every volume.
Pair, play and turn it up
These speakers are straight to business, so you can just pair and play without the hassle of a complex set-up. You’ll find everything you need right there on the unit, including the Bluetooth pairing button, power switch, bass and treble controls and the control knob so you can easily control your music without ever picking up your device.
Generation III is ready for the future of Bluetooth technology and has been built to deliver next-generation Bluetooth features the moment they are available. Over the Air (OTA) updates via the app ensure that these speakers are always up-to-date with the latest software and features. This future-proof technology will deliver the highest audio quality possible, while increasing streaming range and improving audio sync, for a noticeably better connection when you’re watching video. When this next-generation Bluetooth technology is released, you can feel secure knowing that your speaker is ready for it.
Iconic design that stands apart
Marshall has taken its signature rock ’n’ roll home speaker line-up and given it a stripped-back look that makes a loud statement. This iconic design knocks all other speakers off the shelf. Signature details such as the Marshall script and brass control knobs are featured, echoing the legacy of rock ’n’ roll, and different finishes with colour-coordinated fret mean you can choose the one that fits you. The multi- directional control knob and classic power switch adorn each unit, calling back to the amplification heritage of Marshall.
A more sustainable approach
The home line-up has music at heart and the environment in mind. This new generation takes a more sustainable approach with a PVC-free build that comprises 70% recycled plastic and only vegan materials. Marshall is dedicated to creating positive change in the world, and continues to work towards building longer-lasting, more sustainable products.
Connect and control
With next-generation Bluetooth 5.2 and the 3.5 mm input, connecting to your speaker and listening to your music has never been so effortless. Download and connect to the Marshall Bluetooth app to access advanced settings and Over-the-Air (OTA) updates.
Here’s our review for Acton III and Stanmore III
Captivating audio experience
Let’s start with the Acton III, priced at RM1,599. It delivers a captivating audio experience with a wider soundstage and re-engineered Marshall signature sound. Imagine immersing yourself in the front row of a concert, energising your work environment and keeping you motivated throughout the day.
Plus, the simple setup and convenient controls make pairing it with your devices a breeze, giving you complete command over your audio experience.
Immersive home audio
On the other hand, we have the Stanmore III, priced at RM2,199. This speaker aims to elevate your home audio experience with its immersive Marshall signature sound, enhanced technology, and wider soundstage.
It fills your workspace with rich, high-quality sound, creating a captivating ambiance for your work. Just like the Acton III, it offers simple pairing, convenient controls, and versatile connectivity options.
Without further ado, these are the key selling points of these speakers.
First, both the Acton III and Stanmore III offer a re-engineered wider stereo soundstage, providing you with a more immersive experience. The tweeters are angled outwards, and updated waveguides deliver a consistently solid sound that chases you around the room.
You’ll enjoy a balanced sound with crisp, soaring treble and controlled, rumbling bass. The speakers even come with built-in Dynamic Loudness, which adjusts the tonal balance to ensure brilliant sound quality at every volume.
Besides, the Placement Compensation features corrects for any nearby reflective surfaces that may affect the sound, giving you an optimal listening experience.
Effortless pairing and control
Pairing and playing your favourite tunes couldn’t be easier with these speakers. They’re straight to business, allowing you to pair and play without the hassle of a complex setup.
Everything you need is right there on the unit, including the Bluetooth pairing button, power switch, bass and treble controls, and a convenient control knob.
You can also effortlessly control your music without ever picking up your device. So, when the mood strikes for some music, you’re good to go.
What about future-proof technology? Both the Acton III and Stanmore III are ready for the future of Bluetooth. They’re built to deliver next-generation Bluetooth features the moment they become available.
Over-the-Air (OTA) updates via the app ensure that your speakers are always up-to-date with the latest software and features. So, you can rest assured that your speakers will provide the highest audio quality possible, increase streaming range, and improve audio sync, especially when you’re watching videos.
Exciting features like Multi-Stream and Broadcast are also on the way, allowing you to connect to multiple speakers from one device and broadcast audio to other devices.
Stylish design for your workspace
When it comes to design, both the Acton III and Stanmore III make a loud statement in your workspace.
The Acton III features the Marshall script and brass control knobs, adding sophistication and personality. Meanwhile, the Stanmore III reflects the legacy of rock ‘n’ roll, with an iconic design that demands attention.
Sustainable and durable build
But that’s not all. These speakers prioritise sustainability too.
With a PVC-free build made from 70% recycled plastic and vegan materials, they offer a more eco-friendly approach.Marshall is dedicated to creating positive change in the world, and these speakers are a testament to that commitment.
Hence, they’re built to last, comprising high-quality materials and components, ensuring durability and solid performance.
Seamless connectivity and personalised control
Connectivity and control are effortless with the Acton III and Stanmore III. Thanks to next-generation Bluetooth 5.2 and the 3.5 mm input, connecting to your speaker and enjoying your music has never been easier.
Simply download and connect to the Marshall Bluetooth app to access advanced settings and Over-the-Air (OTA) updates.
In addition to the controls on top of each speaker, you’ll find additional settings in the app for personalised audio adjustments. Just connect directly to your speaker from your device, and let the music play.
Making the choice: budget, performance, and aesthetics
To summarise, the Acton III and Stanmore III from Marshall’s HOME LINE III speakers offer impressive audio experiences, stylish designs, and convenient features.
- The wider soundstage, re-engineered Marshall signature sound, and advanced technologies ensure an immersive and captivating listening experience.
- These speakers are perfect companions for your work-from-home routine, providing a high-quality audio boost to your productivity and enjoyment.
- You should also consider your budget, desired audio performance, and aesthetics when deciding between these speakers.
- The Acton III, priced at RM1,599, provides affordability and quality, while the Stanmore III, priced at RM2,199, justifies its higher price point with enhanced technology and a wider soundstage.
Whichever speaker you choose, both will enhance your work-from-home routine, ensuring you have a high-quality audio companion to boost your productivity and enjoyment.
Where can I purchase one of these?
If you’re captivated by the Marshall Homeline III speakers that we just told you about and are eager to make them a part of your home or work-from-home setup, purchasing these products is a breeze.
Pestle & Mortar Clothing (PMC) store, located at APW Bangsar in Kuala Lumpur, offers a physical retail experience where you can personally explore and purchase the speakers.
In addition to the physical store, PMC provides the convenience of online shopping through their official website, where you can find a dedicated section for accessories, including the Marshall Homeline III speakers.
To ensure wider accessibility, the official distributor of Marshall products in Malaysia, ASH Asia Malaysia offers the opportunity to purchase the Homeline III speakers through their website as well.
If you prefer the convenience of popular online marketplaces, you can also find the Marshall Homeline III speakers on platforms such as Shopee and Lazada. These platforms offer a seamless shopping experience, allowing you to browse, compare prices, and make a purchase at your convenience.