Everybody has their opinion about headphones. In ear, versus on-ear, versus over ear. Wired, or wireless. Which are the most comfortable, which ones sound the best, which brands are the most worth the money. I’ve tried a LOT of headphones in my years as a tech blogger, and I an tell you which ones are my top 3 or top 5, but that’s a video for another day… I’m always excited when I get a pair for review that look different and sound great too. Today, that’s the Marshall Monitor wireless headphones.
Marshall Monitor Bluetooth headphones review
I got a major download of a bunch of near gear from Marshall recently including three of their portable Bluetooth speakers, and you can check out those reviews of the Tufton, Stockwell II and Kilburn II on the Blog too. The other product I got to try out was the Marshall Monitor over-ear wireless headphones.
Here’s what I found after spending a couple of weeks with them.
Design, styling & comfort: Marshall Monitor Bluetooth headphones
Marshall Monitor headphones are what I’d call retro-minimalist. There’s just one button on the side, and this copper coloured multi-function button will do it all; power, pairing, skip tracks and volume control.
The Marshall Monitor headphones feel really solidly built and tough. The ear cups are rigid and firm, but not in an uncomfortable way. There’s plenty of padding and they feel spongy. The band is well padded and it holds the headphones tightly to my head.
There’s cool brass accents on the headphones and retro-looking coiled wire. Overall, I like their looks. They also fold up quite small for their size so you can pack them too.
Set up & Pairing Marshall Monitor Bluetooth headphones
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 until you hear another sound; this indicates pairing mode is active. Once you hear that second sound, go to your phone’s Settings Menu, then to Bluetooth and click to connect.
Marshall Monitor Bluetooth headphones: What’s in the box?
Inside the package you’ll get the headphones, a charging cord, a detachable 3.5mm auxiliary cable and a canvas carrying bag.
Marshall Monitor Bluetooth headphones: Sound quality
Straight to the reason you’re all here; how do these sound. In short; really, really good.
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