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Marshall Major Headphones Review
23 November 2014
Summary: Marshall's largest headphone offering represents a well-constructed, compact set of on-the-ear cans. The attention to detail in the packaging, branding, and materials will not go unnoticed. Rock and alternative sounded best, but they work equally well for most genres. Overall, we think most users will find the Marshall Major headphones to be a comfortable, good sounding set of headphones. However, if value is what your after, you may want to look elsewhere.
Excerpt: Go to just about any rock concert and you’re bound to see a stack of Marshall amplifiers onstage. Due to their sound and reliability, countless musicians have relied on them for nearly 50 years. And while Marshall continues to comfortably dominate the guitar amp world, the company recently set its sights on shaking up in the mainstream headphone market.
Marshall Major 50 FX headphones celebrate rock icon
7 June 2013
Summary: The Marshall Major 50 FX headphones may look a little gaudy, but the company's rock tradition is safe with a premium build and exciting sound.
Pros: The, headphones feature a sturdy build and authentic Marshall details; they fold up neatly and store in a cloth bag; has integrated mic and three button remote; sound is exciting and suits rock music but are also capable of playing other genres.
Cons: At $170 the headphones may be too rich for some people's blood -- especially given the $50 premium over the standard model; they're not the last word in hi-fi, as they're lacking some finesse; not as comfortable as the Bowers and Wilkins P3.
Excerpt: Every rock guitarist knows the name “ Marshall .” Every rock guitarist. The name is legendary and carries a certain allure for rock ‘n roll musicians the world over. Now Marshall offers that same rock legend status to a broader market with their headphone line. Our pair, the Major, are the flagship headphones for Marshall’s solid entry into the crowded on-ear category.
Excerpt: Every rock guitarist knows the name “Marshall.” Every rock guitarist. The name is legendary and carries a certain allure for rock ‘n roll musicians the world over. Now Marshall offers that same rock legend status to a broader market with their headphone line.
Excerpt: Marshall has been a force to reckon with in audio for half a century, with luminaries like Pete Townsend and others using their amps and gea
Pros: Old-fashioned, retro design, Well-built, with a thick cord and great padded headband, Fully-functional remote/mic, Nice straight gold-plated 3.5mm plug, with full-sized adaptor included, Great, sturdily-built canvas pouch for carrying the headset around included, Wonderful, fantastic audio reproduction
Excerpt: Famous amp maker Marshall shook up the audio world when they released the Marshal Major and Minor headphones. A little over a year later, they’ve now added some phone-friendly additions to their flagship Major ($120) cans in the form of an integrated mic and remote. Both features function as you’d expect, allowing users to answer calls and flip through playlists with compatible phones such as the iPhone.
Conclusion: The Marshall Major headphones offer an aesthetic appeal that is uniquely Marshall and bring with that look a very live sound that we think many listeners will appreciate. However, their tendency to compress sound when driven with lower quality sources and the long-term comfort problems we experienced hold us back from making them a recommended product.
Pros: Brilliant, live sound, Accurate bass, Unique aesthetic, Well built
Cons: Uncomfortable for long term use, Upper mids compress at high volumes
Excerpt: Marshall Major Review I’ve been using the Marshall Major for over 6 months now and it’s one of my favorite portable headphones (my all time favorite is the ATH-M50 but it’s a bit big to carry around all the time). First the classic, vintage, and old school design just appeals to me. They attention to detail that they also poured ...