House of Marley Liberate XL Over-Ear Sound Isolating Bluetooth Headphones (EM-FH041-MI) - Midnight

  • Model #: EM-FH041-MI
  • Web Code: 10303222
$179.99
Sold and shipped by: Best Buy
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Overview

Free yourself from cables and enjoy a wireless listening experience with these Marley Liberate XL Bluetooth Midnight over-ear headphones. They deliver superior sound quality and performance that's packaged in a durable design with a soft ear cushions that make for a comfortable listening experience.

More Information

  • Bluetooth A2DP/APTX high-quality audio means you won't be tied down by cables
  • 50mm dynamic moving coil driver with neodymium magnet
  • Made with FSC certified wood
  • Power, volume, tracking, and multi-function controls
  • Play/pause/answer/end controls on right ear cup
  • In-line microphone allows you to make and take calls
  • Collapsible design makes these headphones easy to take with you
  • 10 hours wireless talk time
  • 48 hours wireless standby time
  • 2 hours charging time

What's in the Box?

  • Manual
  • Warranty Booklet
  • Carrying Case
  • Micro-USB Charging Cable
  • Auxillary Cord with 3-Button Controller

Manufacturer's Warranty:

  • Parts - 2 Year(s)

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  • Headphone Style
    Over-Ear
  • Band Style
    Over-the-Head
  • Sports & Fitness Ear Clip
    No
  • Sound Isolating
    Yes
  • Noise Cancelling
    No
  • Echo Reduction
    No
  • Wireless
    Yes
  • RF Wireless
    No
  • NFC Ready
    No
  • Wireless Talk Time
    10 h
  • Wireless Standby Time
    48 h
  • Charge Time
    2 Hours
  • Effective Wireless Range
    20 m
  • Designed for Sports
    No
  • Designed for Kids
    No
  • DJ Style
    Yes
  • Professional Grade
    No
  • Water/Sweat Resistant
    No
  • Inline Volume Control
    Yes
  • iPod/iPhone Control
    Yes
  • Built-in Mic
    Yes
  • Folding
    Yes
  • Cord Length
    1.2 m
  • Plug Material
    Nickel
  • Plug Size
    3.5 mm
  • Plug Shape
    Straight
  • Ear Cushion Material
    Leather
  • Driver Unit Size
    50 mm
  • Power Source
    Rechargable Lithium-Ion
  • Frequency Response
    15 Hz - 20 kHz
  • Impedance
    36 Ohm
  • Magnet Type
    Neodymium
  • Sensitivity
    108 dBm
  • Colour
    Black; Brown
  • Weight
    300 g
  • What's in the Box
  • Warranty Parts
    2 Year(s)


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4.2 / 5
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Positive 85%

12 Reviews

Critical 14%

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  • from Montreal, Qc
1.0

Worst headphone i've bought/received

Received those from my wife as a christmas present. After 2 months of light use, the screws are all getting loose... Lost 2 already, unusable right now, tried to contact customer service, never got a reply. Stay away from those crap.


  • from Edmonton, AB
5.0

Great Sound!!!

I love these headphones! the battery last at least 10 hours. I listen to them for 8 hours at work and then a few more hours the next day before i need to charge them. they do take about 2 hours to charge but you can listen as you charge with the mini usb cable. I have listened to everything from heavy metal to classical and everything in between. seems that all music sounds great. the bass is deep and the highs are clear and crisp. I would definitely recommend these!!!


  • from Halifax, NS
5.0

Marley Liberate XL Over-Ear Headphones

They are excellent Headphones. I just happened to be there and decided to buy these. Too bad I purchased them from Best Buy, because their customer service is downright dispicable here in NS Canada. They give you a Price and try to charge you something else more. The customer is never right, only their associates who tell untruths. But then again it's mostly part time high school kids who don't care anyway.


  • from Richmond, BC
4.0

Impressive

I have tried the the smile Jamaica ear buds and thought they were pretty good. So I decided to go in on the Bluetooth Liberate XL headphone to replace my SonyMDR-V500's. I have been using them for a couple of weeks now and I must say they are very impressive. The sound is rich and plenty of bass. I have found that as the headphones "break in" the sound becomes richer and almost more realistic. The blue tooth feature is great as I use it for watching TV late at night so I dont wake the family up and my daily music fix. Having the option of being wired is great when i need to use it with devices that do not have Bluetooth or the battery dies. The batter life is pretty good so far. I have gone 6 hours no issues. still plenty of life left at that point. the battery life indicator is handy. Pairing is easy. Overall Im happy with this product. Oh and the build quality is outstanding compared to other brands like Sony.


  • from Regina, SK
2.0

The sound quality and battery life is not good

One thing I satisfy with this headphone is it's quite comfortable, you can wear it for a long time although it's not over-ear at all. At the beginning when I bought it, the sound is good and the wireless feature worked well. But after couple months, the battery drains quickly. I charged it fully but because I didn't go outside so I used wire to plug it to my computer but on the next day, the battery was empty although I turned the bluetooth off. One more thing, now when I use the wireless function, I just can hear the sound on ONE SIDE of the headphone. So if you like House of Marley, you should buy the wired version, avoid this one because it just wastes your money for a feature which is suck after couple months.


  • from Dartmouth, NS
5.0

Liberate Xl Headphones

I looked at all the top brands of headphones. In the end I chose these. The sound quality is excellent. They are comfortable to wear and the Bluetooth range is excellent with no interference . They Also come with the audio cord. They are very comfortable. I am very picky with sound quality. These are awesome! I highly recommend the Marley product line. I have the Chant as well and it is also has great sound quality. Canada Post delivery was fast and delivered before the promised date.


  • from Woodbridge, ON
4.0

Good overall

I like the Liberate XLs overall, but there are some shortcomings -Comfortable enough, but not really "over the ear". They fit on your ears, unless you have small, child-sized ears. So you'll have the soft pleather/vinyl cushion sitting on your ear all the time, which will get uncomfortable after a while. -The Bluetooth pairs easily but on some devices it is a bit finicky to get it to reconnect. It could be the fault of those devices since most reconnect really quickly. -Sound is a bit bass-centric, which doesn't surprise me based on the brand's music style. If you want something more neutral sounding look elsewhere. I don't know where you'd look though, it seems that everyone pushes bass-centric sound by default. Vox Populi I suppose... -Buttons are advertised as working with Apple products but I can't use the buttons to FF or Rewind a track I'm listening to on my iPod. Holding down Play button to hear the track name just confuses the XLs since it is also the BT connect button. I'm thinking you can only get full functionality using the included cable? What I like -Nice design, and it feels like it was made with quality materials in mind. It doesn't feel cheap, and some design thought was put into the button placement and foldability for storage in the included bag. Even the audio cable and bag are very nice. -Built-in mic works great. I've used it with my PC and no complaints from those hearing me. Get these on sale and you be jammin'


  • from Brampton, ON
4.0

Great sound, not so good on comfort.

My main reason to get these headphones was to replace my wired Pioneer On Ear headphones which, although premium, had a few shortcomings. 1. I have sent my Pioneer's flying across the run when I accidentally yanked on the cord, hence I wanted to get a bluetooth headphones. The connectivity of the Marley headphones is pretty quick with any device and maintains it without any problems or loss of signals. The range is pretty decent as well, through walls, floors and doors. 2. The Pioneer's had been the cause of a lot of ear cartilage and lobe pains due to their On-Ear design. Although the Marley Liberate XLBT are posted as Over-Ear headphones, they don't tend to cover the entire ear. Compared to my Bose QC15 Over-Ear headphones, which I can go for hours over my head, the Marley's begin to cause some discomfort around the cartilage and lobe area after them being over my head for about 45 minutes, which is an upgrade from 20 minutes with my Pioneer's. 3. The sound quality of the Pioneer was supposed to be high end sector, however I found the base to be lacking quite a bit. I'm not a heavy, Beat's type base in my ears, kinda person but I do like to feel it every now and then, especially when my Bose will rumble and my Pioneer's will just show a hint of base for the same audio clip. The Marley's are good on base, they will rumble, they will go low, but its not as boomy as Beat's, and not as shy as Pioneer. It's just what I had expected from a pair of headphones. 4. The only drawback that my Bose QC15 has is the fact that if the battery goes dead (AAA battery), there is no sound. Also, there's no way of listening to music with the noise cancelling feature turned off on the Bose. The Marley battery has lasted me well over 12 hours of bluetooth music playback since it's first charge and it still has around 50% life left. Luckily, when the battery does deplete, the supplied wire can take over and handle the playback. The wire is typical Marley design with fabric wrapped, anti-tangle wire. Unfortunately, the cord has a built-in mic, which is a great feature, and the added ring on the 3.5mm jack does not work properly with my laptop. Tablet and phone music playback is not affected. I got the Marley's on boxing day sale and they were my second choice after a Sony bluetooth headphones which I couldn't locate online or in store. I love the sound quality, the bluetooth feature and the style (I would prefer the steel silver color, but not available at BB) of these headphones. But, I would recommend doing a field test at the store before you purchase them and realize your ears are bigger than what the cups can accommodate as this will cause a lot of discomfort.


  • from Toronto, ON
5.0

Very comfortable

These headphones are very comfortable and can fit any size head. They also live up to the price tag having great sound quality. Highly recommend these.


  • from Ontario, Canada
4.0

Almost a 5, but fails on comfort

House of Marley markets this headphone as over-the-ear, but it is an on-the-ear, and that's where it loses a point (Best Buy markets it correctly as on-the-ear). On-ear is not as comfortable as over-the-ear, and you'll notice it after an hour of wearing these headphones. For the price, this should really be an over-the-ear headphone. Sound equality is excellent for the price in both wired and wireless modes. This headphone is suited for Rap, RnB and Reggae. Of course it will perform listening to anything, but its suited for those who appreciate bass, but not the insane kind. Build quality falls in-line with the price, and it uses recyclable materials, so if you care about Mother Earth you'll feel good about spending your money with House of Marley. The buttons are a concern. My first pair had a non functioning up-volume button. My current pair has an on-button that you have to really push deeply for it to turn on/off. It wasn't like that on the first pair. The style is pleasing, and I do recommend this product, as long as the buyer is okay with on-the-ear levels of comfort.


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