Marshall has taken the first steps into the wireless headphone world with a brand new version of its Major II, with very long battery life and amazing sound in a compact set of on-ear headphones that won’t break the bank.
Marshall Headphones has carved out it’s own identity by crafting solid cans and Bluetooth speakers that not only bring Marshall’s iconic style to bear, but also provide good sound and clever design elements to boot.
Marshall headphones have a pretty distinctive style, referencing the amplifier stacks for that the company is famed: square, black ear cups with Marshall’s textured pattern, white logo and a basic, retro look. I think that they are quite attractive as headphones go, and are much more subtle and slim than most others, but the vintage feel won’t suit everyone.
For charging you have a micro USB-port on the right cup, with the 3.5mm connector, a status LED (for pairing, confirming on and off) and the actual power button. To pair you can click the button twice and wait for a blinking blue light.
One interesting feature of the Major II Bluetooth is the ability to share the music with a friend by having him or her plug their headphones into the Major II’s 3.5 mm headphone jack. Volume for both the listeners is controlled via the Major II.
The specs on these headphones are impressive to say the least. Marshall promise 30 hours on a full charge. The Marshall Major II Bluetooth headphones cost $150, which puts them at the low end of premium wireless headphones.