Marshall Major III wireless on-ear headphones review


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I find it amazing that this may be my first ever review for a pair of on-ear headphones. They’ve never been a favourite for me, since I dislike the fit and feel, generally speaking. But this season, after I tried a whole boatload of gear including speakers and other headphones from Marshall, I found myself loving the brand, so I set aside my prejudice and clapped on the Marshall Major III on-ear wireless headphones for this review. I spent a weekend with them and here’s what I found.

Marshall Major III on-ear wireless headphones review

Marshall Major III : Looks & Styling

These headphones, much like the portable speakers and the Marshall Monitor headphones, have a definite retro look. With cushiony-looking ear cups wrapped in leather-look vinyl fabric and copper accents, like on the multi-function button, these are vintage, but modernized.

The Major III are collapsible and fold up into a fairly compact package so you can travel with them easily. There’s also a microphone built in so you can take calls.

Marshall Major III: Comfort and Fit

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The first time I tried these on, I have to admit I was quite surprised about two things. One, that they were very comfortable, even pressing on my ears they felt soft and surprisingly cushiony. Second, there was a LOT of sound isolation. Sound isolation is the blocking of outside noise using a physical barrier like cushions or padding, where noise cancelling is a digital process that cuts sound bleed. These headphones have a lot of power to stop most sound bleed, and that was a pleasant surprise.

Setting up Marshall Major III on-ear wireless headphones

Getting these headphones set up and paired was easy. To get them paired, push and hold the small copper button on the left ear cup for about five seconds; at first you’ll hear the sound of them powering up, but keep holding an extra few seconds. Then go to your phone’s Settings Menu, then to Bluetooth and look for the Marshall Monitor III in your Bluetooth devices list, then click to connect.

Sound quality of Marshall Major III on-ear wireless headphones

After my previous Marshall reviews I wasn’t at all surprised that these headphones sound very good. The bass is quite strong and really resonant. Vocals were clear and the headphones sound quite balanced. The high sound quality, combined with the sound isolation make them ideal for travel or commuting, or trying to work distraction-free.

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