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Marshall Mid A.N.C.

On-ear Bluetooth® wireless noise-canceling headphones

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Overview

Our take on the Marshall Mid A.N.C.

I showed the Marshall Mid A.N.C. wireless noise-canceling headphones to some gigging musicians working here at Crutchfield, and they really got a kick out of them. It's easy to see why. These headphones are ALL Marshall — from the classic gold logo, to the solid feel of the earcups, to the design touches that pay homage to the company's iconic guitar amps.

Marshall MID ANC headphones

The Marshall Mid A.N.C. noise-canceling wireless headphones were designed for life on the road.

Wireless noise-cancelers give a nod to Marshall's legacy

I showed the Marshall Mid A.N.C. wireless noise-canceling headphones to some gigging musicians working here at Crutchfield, and they really got a kick out of them. It's easy to see why. These headphones are ALL Marshall — from the classic gold logo, to the solid feel of the earcups, to the design touches that pay homage to the company's iconic guitar amps.

And these lightweight on-ears were made with the traveling musician in mind. The Mid A.N.C. 'phones fit firmly and offer generous cushioning around the headband and earcups. Music or podcasts play wirelessly from your smartphone via Bluetooth, while active noise-canceling technology knocks out extraneous sounds around you.

A killer unboxing experience

When I first opened these headphones, I had to pause a moment to admire the carrying case. The exterior is covered in soft, leather-look vinyl and the interior is lined with beautiful red velvet that's pleasant to the touch. I found the headphones packed in a neat bundle inside, folded up at their heavy-duty metal hinges.

MID ANC headphones with carrying case

The included carrying case has the same "Marshall" look and feel as the headphones.

Cut out the noise, and crank it up

The Marshall Mid A.N.C. 'phones did a good job of canceling the constant humming of my home's furnace. And they sounded true to their name: the mids really stood out in an exciting way. There was a slight boost to the low-end, but it was more complementary than "boomy" — it adds muscle for sure, but the huge bass heads will want to look elsewhere. 

Not surprisingly, guitar-fueled tracks fared best. Warren Zevon's "Lawyers, Guns, and, Money" came through with appropriate energy. Vocals sat front-and-center, and the instruments had a welcome edginess. And on more laid-back tracks, these headphones were versatile enough to take on the personality of the music.  

On-ear, one-button control over music and calls

I thought the small brass button on the earcup was pretty neat and unique. I could push that button in, but also move it around with my thumb like an analog joystick. That's how you play and pause music, skip tracks, adjust the volume, and answer phone calls.

Product Highlights:

  • closed-back, on-ear design
  • active noise-canceling circuitry to minimize external noise
  • Bluetooth connectivity for wireless music listening and phone calls with compatible smartphones
    • aptX® decoding provides high-quality music streaming from compatible devices
  • vintage Marshall logo and design
  • 40mm drivers tuned for powerful mids
  • built-in rechargeable battery offers up to 20 hours of wireless listening with noise cancellation
    • up to 30 hours of wireless listening without noise cancellation
  • built-in microphone lets you make wireless calls with your smartphone
  • one-button, analog earcup control over music and calls
  • detachable coiled cable with miniplug connector for wired listening
    • styled after a guitar cable
  • durable, lightweight design with vinyl finish
  • collapsible design for easy storage
  • frequency response: 20-20,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 98 dB
  • impedance: 32 ohms
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • On-ear headphones
  • 50" Audio cable with in-line mic/remote (right-angled 3.5mm plug)
  • 40" USB cable (Type A USB on one end and Micro-B USB on other end)
  • User Manual
  • Legal Notice
  • Controls diagram
Reviews

Marshall Mid A.N.C. Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(2 Reviews)

The Marshalls kick butt!

Chuck from Crested Butte, CO on 12/16/2018

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I took advantage of Black Friday sales to buy and compared three models, the Marshall Mid A.N.C, Sony WH-CH700N and Sennheiser HD 4.50 SE. I ended up keeping the Marshalls and returning the others. I am not sure why Crutchfield limits the number of characters for reviews, so I will have to make this short and sweet. I liked the Sony's the least. The sound was thin, the headband/ear pad was not very comfortable and the controls were a pain in the butt, especially the hair trigger toggle button for volume, track selection, etc. I found that the slightest inadvertent touch would cause them to change tracks on me. No bueno. The Senns were nice, more comfortable but the sound did not compare with the Marshalls, also too many controls and a pain to locate when wearing them. In short, the sound from the Marshall's kick ass. Much fuller sound. If anything, they lack in the high end. Even though they are on ear and the other two are over the ear, I find them to be plush and comfy and superior to the other two over the ears. The only drawback is they clamp my head pretty hard and I do not have a large noggin. I found if I flex the headband outward it eases off the pressure. I don't think that is a permanent solution, but I haven't used them enough to determine that. I love the simple toggle control. Way too many hard-to-locate controls on the other two. Simple is much better! I am out of characters, so get the Marshalls! and Crutchfield - why do you limit the review characters?

Pros: - Super comfy headband and ear pads - Full, rich sound - Easy to use - They look awesome!

Cons: - Too tight on the head - A bit lacking in the high end

Solid product

Blake from Ogden, UT on 12/9/2018

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The functionality, quality, and ease of use are great. I really like the retro style, Marshall is known for great sound and these are no exception. There are superior noise canceling headphones available, but not in the same price range; these are definitely the best bang for the buck. The greatest part is you won't look like a clone; these are unique.

Pros: Sound, noise reduction, and quality. These headphones or not bulky; they grip your head and you can use them while running, doing yardwork, doing housework, they won't slip off. They are wireless, they charge fast, and the charge lasts for a long time.

Cons: Noise reduction could be better, but is great for the price range.

Details

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Features and Specs

General
Fit Style On-ear
Earcup Type Closed
Earcup Width x Height 2.738" x 2.769"
Noise-canceling Yes
Mic For Taking Calls Yes
iPhone Control Yes
Lightning Connector No
Android Control Yes
Frequency Response 20-20k Hz
Sensitivity 98 dB
Impedance 32 Ohms
Weight 7.4 ounces
Cord Length 50"
1/4-inch Adapter Included No
Storage Case
Charging Case No
Volume Control Yes
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year

Product Research

Features

Overview: The Marshall Mid A.N.C. on-ear wireless headphones are solidly built, using handmade custom drivers, and soft ear cushions. The headphones have Bluetooth and Active Noise Cancelling (A.N.C.) so you can listen wirelessly without distractions from external noise. The Mid A.N.C. comes with a straight/coiled cord with an in-line microphone and remote for those times you can't go wireless. A handsome red velvet-lined Marshall padded storage case is included.

Drivers: The Mid A.N.C. headphones are equipped with large custom-tuned 40mm dynamic drivers that feature a wide frequency response. The headphones deliver a perfect balance of bass and clarity for a superior sound.

Bluetooth: The headphones feature Bluetooth wireless technology with aptX for exceptional sound quality. The Bluetooth listening range is approximately 30 feet.

Active Noise Cancelling (A.N.C.): The Mid A.N.C. on-ear headphones have Active Noise Cancelling which can be turned off, if desired, to save battery power, or if it's not needed.

Cable/Remote/Mic: The headphones come with a 50" straight/coiled cable with an in-line microphone and 1-button remote control, and spring-reinforced stress relief on the right-angled 3.5mm plug. The remote is compatible with select Apple iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch), and can control your music (play, pause, skip tracks forward/backward, fast forward/reverse) and phone calls (answer/hang up). The remote has limited functionality with Android devices. In addition to listening to music using the supplied cable, you can also share your music with someone else, even while listening wirelessly, by plugging in a pair of wired headphones to the empty 3.5mm jack.

Battery: The Bluetooth and A.N.C. functions are powered by a built-in rechargeable battery. The battery charges in approximately 3 hours via the supplied USB charging cable. A fully charged battery provides up to 20 hours of playback time using Bluetooth and A.N.C. For Bluetooth playback only, or A.N.C. only, battery life is over 30 hours.

Specifications:

  • Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz
  • Impedance: 32 ohms
  • Driver Sensitivity: 98dB (Bluetooth only); 99.3dB (Bluetooth + A.N.C.)
  • Weight: 7.4 ounces w/o cable; 8.5 ounces with cable

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