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Marshall Major II

On-ear headphones with in-line remote and microphone (Black)

Overview

Our take on the Marshall Major II

How did Marshall became an institution in the world of live music? By building guitar amps that last, travel well, and play LOUD. The Marshall Major II headphones live up to the family name. I was able to fold these durable on-ears at their sturdy plastic sliders and palm the 'phones with one hand. They felt light to carry and wear. Yet when I put on guitar virtuoso Gary Clark Jr.'s live album, the Major II's bass- and mids-driven sound was super heavyweight.

Road-worthy and reliable

The Marshall Major II headphones fold into an easy to carry bundle

The Marshall Major II headphones (pictured in black) fold into a tight, travel-friendly bundle.

How did Marshall became an institution in the world of live music? By building guitar amps that last, travel well, and play LOUD. The Marshall Major II headphones live up to the family name. I was able to fold these durable on-ears at their sturdy plastic sliders and palm the 'phones with one hand. They felt light to carry and wear. Yet when I put on guitar virtuoso Gary Clark Jr.'s live album, the Major II's bass- and mids-driven sound was super heavyweight.

Exciting and well-balanced sound

As I listened to the live version of "Catfish Blues," I jotted down, "man, these headphones bring the bass."  But the lows weren't at the expense of the mids or highs. In fact, the hefty undercurrent of bass and percussion was a solid launching pad for Clark's soulful voice and soaring, next-level guitar riffs. The Major II headphones have an aggressive, "front-row" sound, for sure, but they were never muffled or distorted.

Classic Marshall looks, comfortable fit

The Major II headphones feature iconic Marshall trappings. You can see it from a distance, but I really noticed them up close. Even the detachable coiled cable features minplug connectors that are modeled after guitar plugs. And the famous logo is molded in raised, textured type on each earcup.

I'll be honest, I worried the design might have gone too far with the square-shaped earpads. However, they were extra-soft and easy to get used to. Very little sound escaped thanks to the tight seal. Plus, once I got them situated, I didn't have to move them around or adjust at all during listening.

Control tunes and answer calls

Near the top of the cable, there's an in-line remote with a built-in microphone. It features a single button you can push to skip tracks and play and pause music. It works with an iPhone® as well as most models of Android™ phones. If a call comes through, leave the headphones on and just punch the button on the remote to take the call.

Product Highlights:

  • closed-back, on-ear design helps block out external noise
  • vintage Marshall logo and design
  • 40mm drivers tuned for powerful bass and mids
  • detachable coiled cable with right-angled, gold-plated miniplug connector
    • one-button in-line remote and microphone for taking calls on a smartphone
  • durable, lightweight design with vinyl finish
  • collapsible design for easy storage
  • sensitivity: 99 dB
  • impedance: 64 ohms
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • On-ear headphones (black)
  • 48" Coiled cord with in-line microphone/1-button remote (right angled 3.5mm plug)
  • User Manual
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Features and Specs

General
Earcup Type Closed
Earcup Width x Height 2.575" x 2.653"
Noise-canceling No
Bluetooth No
Mic For Taking Calls Yes
iPhone Control Yes
Lightning Connector No
Android Control Yes
Frequency Response 10-20k Hz
Sensitivity 99 dB
Impedance 64 Ohms
Weight 6.1 ounces
Cord Length 48" to 72"
1/4-inch Adapter Included No
Volume Control No
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year

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Features

Overview: The Marshall Major II on-ear headphones are solidly built, using handmade custom drivers, and soft ear cushions. It has a detachable coiled cord with an in-line microphone and remote for controlling your music and phone calls. The ear cups are hinged and fold in for storage or transporting.

Drivers: The Major II headphones are equipped with large 40mm handmade drivers that feature a wide frequency response. The headphones deliver deep bass and extended highs.

Cable/Remote/Mic: The Major II headphones have a detachable 48" coiled cable (that stretches to 72") with spring-reinforced stress relief where it terminates into a right-angled 3.5mm plug. The plug is narrow enough to be used with many smartphone cases. The cable features an in-line microphone and 1-button remote control. 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.

Dual 3.5mm Jacks: The Major II has a 3.5mm jack on both ear cups. This allows you to choose which side to plug in the cable. It also lets you plug in a second headphone to share your music with someone else.

Specifications:

  • Frequency Response: 10Hz - 20kHz
  • Impedance: 64 ohms
  • Sensitivity: 99dB (100mV @ 1 kHz)
  • Weight: 6.1 ounces

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I have dealt with you in the past and was always more than satisfied. Free 2 day shipping to PA was a nice incentive plus free headphones. Thank you very much !! [ Harry  Jul 26, 2017 ]
Did lots of reviewing, and this was one of the best set of headphones performance-wise and design-wise at the price of $100, so at $75, i couldnt pass on them [ Brenton  Jun 11, 2017 ]
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