Marshall has recently launched a new pair of wireless headphones, the Marshall Mid Bluetooth model. This new offering looks very similar to the Major II headphones the company released a while ago, but with some other notable differences, namely a new hinge and also ear cup design. The previous model’s best feature is here, though: crazy long battery life. Marshall says you will get at least 30 hours of playback per charge with the Mid Bluetooth.
Aside from the new design, the internal hardware is extremely similar between the two Bluetooth models. Like the Major II Bluetooth, the Marshall Mid Bluetooth offers Bluetooth AptX audio, 40mm dynamic drivers, and claims of 30-plus hours of battery life. And both the Major II Bluetooth and the Mid Bluetooth are on-ear headphones and use the same multidirectional brass control knob.
While the style was certainly welcome, one of the most impressive features of Major II Bluetooth was the 30h battery life. Thankfully, Marshall has just kept that feature with the Mid Bluetooth, means that listeners can easily cruise through an entire day without having to reach for the included Micro USB cable. In case you do run out of battery — or if you simply do not want to go wireless — a 3.5mm cable is included and headphones will work passively.
This headphones feature aptX for improved sound quality and lip sync when watching movies and offer the standard range of up to 30 feet. The analog control knob featured on the company’s previous wireless headphones is also here, it offering control over volume, playback, and power via a single button. A microphone is even built in to enable users to make and take calls.
The headphones boast 40mm dynamic drivers and a frequency range of 10Hz to 20kHz, as well as 21ohm impedance and 95dB SPL sensitivity. Battery charging is done via a micro USB. Unlike Major II, Marshall’s website shows the Mid Bluetooth as only available in Black color. The price is also higher at $199 USD versus the Major II’s $119 USD price tag.