Marshall is sticking with its strengths on this project, which means design and audio. For the design, Marshall took cues from its popular amps, including the power-on light, brass accents and texture of the case.
The London also includes an actual volume wheel, rather than the usual volume buttons.
The "M" button on the top instantly launches your music and lets you control it no matter what else is going on.
On the audio side, it has two front-facing speakers backed by a dedicated Wolfson WM8281 Audio Hub soundcard. In addition to MP3, it also handles uncompressed audio formats like FLAC, and there's a global equalizer that applies to any music app you use.
The London includes two headphone jacks so more than one person can listen at a time, and there are two built-in noise-canceling microphones for stereo recording.
It also comes with audio apps like the LoopStack 4-channel recorder and DJApp.