Marshall Major IV On-Ear Bluetooth Headphones - Black
- On-ear headphones boast an ergonomic design with ultra-soft ear cushions for a secure and comfortable fit
- Bluetooth connectivity delivers wireless freedom so you are never tethered to your device
- 40mm custom-tuned drivers ensure powerful bass, smooth mids, and bright treble for signature Marshall sound
- 3V, 680mAh battery provides over 80 hours of playback on a single charge; 15-minute quick charge gives you 15 hours of listening time so you can power back up quickly
- Wireless charging capability makes it easy to recharge the headphones without the tangle of wires
- Multi-directional control knob allows you to effortlessly control your music and phone calls
- 3.5mm socket lets a friend plug in and listen to your music alongside of you
- Marshall Major IV Headphones
- 3.5mm Audio Cord
- USB-C Charging Cable
- User Manual
- Legal and Safety Information
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Of the 47 reviewers who responded, 45 would recommend this product.
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- Amazing sound from a small package.- November 5, 2020
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I must confess that I've never liked on ear headphones. At all. I have always experienced discomfort wearing any brand of on ear headphones so for many years I never even considered buying a pair. Until now. Enter the Marshall Major IV headphones. When I received the package I was taken aback by the size of the box. The packaging is made of recyclable materials so that's a plus in my book. The reason for the small box is that the headphone are foldable and become even more compact. The package contains the headphones, instruction booklet, USB C charging cord and a 3.5mm audio cable that allows you to establish a wired connection or share your music with someone else. Pretty cool when you travel and have a companion. The padding is soft and comfortable, so much so that I have worn them for hours on end and have had no complaints at all. The setup is simple: one button does it all. But the main reason to get them is the sound. For their price they produce more accurate and enjoyable sound than headphones costing 2 times their price or more. I made it a point to listen to a variety of music genres to give a complete review. I found that Rock, Classical, Jazz, Hip Hop, Blues, ETC sounded spot on. I heard some nuances in Classical music that I had previously missed with lesser headphones. Things like the breathing of musicians and tiny background sounds during silences. Amazing. But even if you are satisfied with what I have just described, wait until you hear their party trick. Their battery lasts an incredible 80 hours! I have obviously not worn them for 80 hours straight, but I have used them for several hours each day and ended up charging them because I feared they would end up dead one day, not because I got a low battery warning. I also wanted to try the wireless charging capability, which is also a nifty feature in addition of having an USB C port. While charging the right cup has to come in contact with the wireless charger (not included) and it stayed put without sliding off. I have added a couple of photos to give you an idea of their size, since I am still amazed at the quality of build, sound and battery life. Definitely recommended!Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great sound, unique style, simple to use- October 30, 2020
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Let's start with the sound: Fantastic. It sounds on par with much more expensive headphones. It has a very crisp sound, very neutral. It has plenty of bass but it does not overwhelm the sounds. It faithfully reproduces details that I can barely notice with other headphones. Driven by a 40mm dynamic transducer. Design: It's very unique. These stand out in a good way. The headband is soft with a rich leather texture. The earcups are plush and soft. I can wear these for hours without discomfort. Note however that these are 'over the ear', which means they rest on your ears, not around them like bigger cans. Having well designed cushions makes a big difference here. The outside of the caps are smooth plastic with the Marshall logo embossed in silicone. The headphones fold in making them more compact to carry. They do not fold flat but also they're not very big. They're also very light compared to others. Charging and battery: They're rated for 80 hours, which is incredible. I've been using them all week without recharging them and the phone reports the headphones have over 65% battery left. The connector is USB-C and comes with a long USB-A to USB-C cable. USB-C is so convenient now that it's becoming the norm. And, this is great, also supports Qi wireless charging: Place the right earcup on top of a charging pad and it has a small light that indicates it's charging. Once I unpacked them they came mostly charged, but left them for a while on a portable wireless charger until full. Controls: This is perhaps the most user friendly control I've used on headphones: It has a single tiny rocker button that works like a joystick: Hold it to turn it on and off. Keep holding for pairing. Once connected, press once for play/pause. Push it up or down for volume control Push it left or right for prev/next. Hold it left or right for REV/FF (very few headphones do this). Double click: Phone's assistant. Might sound too much, but no, it's very intuitive. It comes naturally and took no time at all to start using it. To answer and hang up calls, click on the button, or double-click to reject it. There are no apps to install on the phone. It just works, and sounds great. But there is one very nice quirk, I have not seen anywhere else: It has an audio connector on the right earcup. It comes with a long and partly coiled cable that can be connected to a computer or other audio source like an amp with headphones output, and this works well. The headphones can be used without using it's battery (like traditional wired headphones), which can be a life saver in some cases. Recently had to use them with a computer by just plugging them in. The really nice quirk is that while listening to music via Bluetooth, can connect any other wired headphones to these to share the audio, like when you want to share a song with someone near you that has wired headphones. Not sure how much I'll use this personally but it's nice to have. Note that there wired cable has no mic nor phone controls, and that's OK. (There are 3rd party cables that could do that). It has no ANC, but the earcups cover up normal household noise just fine. There is a single mic on the right earcup to take phone calls or use the phone's assistant (Siri or Google). Nothing special here but it works just fine. Overall I'm very impressed how well they sound and convenience like the best controls (to me) in a headphone, they're light, ridiculously long battery life, wireless charging, they're light and they look just great.Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
- Superb Sound, Classic Look, Lightweight!- November 16, 2020
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Slip on these lightweight headphones with the classic Marshall old school look and you will love the sound they deliver! And the joy will last for hours of listening since they are so comfortable and have an amazing battery life. Founded in 1963, Marshall Amplification has become the best known designer and manufacturer of professional music amplifiers and stage speakers. Its classic “Marshall” script on the grill cloth is a guarantee that the equipment is top quality and will produce, as Pete Townshend noted, “sizzling sound with crunch!” Since 2010 Marshall has worked closely with Sweden’s top-rated Zound Industries to create consumer versions of its audio equipment. This review will focus on the latest of these collaborations, the Marshall Major IV wireless portable Bluetooth headphones, a surprisingly powerful unit with amazing sound quality and some great bonus features. After extensive testing of the new Major IV Bluetooth headphones in a wide variety of applications my conclusion is that these very compact and lightweight cans have a superb combination of features, power and sound quality which far surpass the vast majority of its competitors in its price range. First, consider that the Major IV headphones are packed with a great set of features and specifications: • Marshall Major IV Bluetooth on-ear headphones (Model 1005773) • 40mm dynamic drivers, 32 ohm impedance • Frequency response range: 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz • Total Harmonic Distortion of less than 1% • Maximum sound pressure level (SPL) 99 dB (100mV @ 1 kHz) • Bluetooth 5.0 SBC connectivity, 33 foot range • Integrated microphone in each ear cup for phone calls • Ergonomic textured vinyl cushioned ear cups, padded headband • Ear cup fold clip collapsible design for compact storage • Multi-function control knob (on/off, volume, play, pause, skip track, accept phone call) • Lithium polymer battery life: 80+ hours playtime with Bluetooth • 3 hour recharge time from full discharge; 15 minute recharge provides 15 hours playtime • Wireless charging (Qi pad required, not included) • 43” USB-C 5V-12V recharge cable included • 78” 3.5 mm audio cord included for passive listening (no power required) or connecting a second headset • Weight: 5.9 ounces • One year warranty on parts and labor For more than fifty years the iconic Marshall scrip on an amplified speaker has become emblematic of the quintessential rock concert experience. Those speakers always had old school black cabinets and big analog control knobs. When you saw them you knew that you were in for a night of rock ecstasy. The new Major IV headphones successfully combine that traditional look but are based upon modern technology. Major IV headphones come securely packaged within a shock-resistant storage box. Included is a simple illustrated getting started brochure, the usual safety warnings, a USB-C charging cable and a 78” long 3.5 mm connecting cable for passive listening or to add a second headset. When you open the box you will see how compactly the headphones can be collapsed, thanks to the ear cup fold clip. They easily fit within a 5 inch circle – just slightly larger than the diameter of a 2 liter bottle of soda. The next change you will experience is the process for charging the headphones. While a nice USB-C cable is included and could be used to recharge the headphones, Marshall has added wireless charging capability. Just place the right ear cup on any Qi charging pad and the unit will recharge. The Zounds engineers have facilitated this by putting a thin black silicone border on the outside of the ear cup and crafting the “Marshall” scrip in silicone as well to provide slip-resistance on the charging plate. Once fully charged it will be a long time before you need to recharge these headphones. They are rated for an amazing 80 hours of playtime! Even if you use them three hours every day that gives you nearly a month before they need recharging. And if you are impatient, just 15 minutes on the charger gives you 15 hours of use. The Marshall Major IV headphones are much smaller than typical over-the-ear headphones (see photo for a comparison with one of my other headphones) and are technically “on-the-ear” headphones because they do not fully enclose your ears. But unlike most on-the-ear headphones the Marshall Major IV really give an excellent seal over your ears thanks to the generous and very soft padding on each ear cup. This insures that all of the sound produced by the 40 mm drivers is delivered to your ear drums. The small physical size has another important benefit – light weight. The Marshall Major IV earphones weigh only 5.9 ounces, compared to 10.8 ounces for the over-the-ear headphones in my photos. You can wear these headphones all day in blissful comfort. The controls for these headphones is a wonderful homage to the Marshall tradition. A single gold knob on the right ear cup controls volume (push up or down), tracks (push forward or back), power (press two seconds), answer phone (one tap), etc. It is all very intuitive. And the knob looks cool. The Bluetooth connection is rock solid (what else?) well beyond the 30 foot range claimed. I would give it at least 40 feet. The codec used is the basic SBC rather than the more sophisticated aptX but the drivers are well-tuned for that codec. I have always had a feeling that on-the-ear headphones are inferior in sound quality to a good over-the-ear headphone. I have several of both types and prior to testing the Marshall Major IV my personal experience justified that feeling. But after thoroughly testing the Marshall Major IV headphones I am prepared to retract that proposition. I played some of my favorite rock, jazz, classical, country and vocal music albums through these headphones over the past week. In each case I found that the Marshall Major IV headphones have an outstanding ability to deliver a superb rendition of any musical source you may draw upon. The drivers have been tuned to provide an accurate sonic image and are very responsive to music which has rapid shifts and extensive tonal range. They capture all of Janis Joplin’s soulful, “Me & Bobbie McGee” from the deep bass to the highest guitar note and never lose a bit of her ragged, breathy voice. The full majesty of Bach’s “Concerto for 2 Violins” by Anne-Sophie Mutter and the English Chamber Orchestra comes through undiminished. You will feel that you are truly “Live at Operation Breadbasket” as Cannonball Adderly plays “Walk Tall” feeling the thump of the bass and the sweet soprano sax. Play Garth Brooks through these headphones and you are standing right in front of the stage getting sawdust kicked in your face. And rock? Please, all you need to know about their ability to drive an electric rhythm backed up by a bass that sounds like Thor pounding his hammer, is to look at that “Marshall” script proudly blazing on each ear cup! The headphones are exceptionally comfortable due to their feathery weight, the nicely padded headband and very generous earcup padding. You literally could wear these for hours and be aware of only the music they deliver to your ears. I have several pairs of over-the-ear headphones which provide stellar music reproduction, automatic noise reduction and complete isolation, all of which have a cost two or three times the Marshall Major IV’s modest price tag. When you want to be alone with your music or desire isolation from ambient noise, they are an excellent choice. But they are all heavy and you do feel that your ears are being compressed so it is really not comfortable to use them for more than a couple of hours at a time. No, the Marshall Major IV has no automatic noise reduction, but when was the last time you went to a rock concert to be isolated from your environment. The beauty of these on-the-air headphones is that you are still a bit involved in the world around you but the music dominates. It is like the difference between watching a movie alone in your home theater or going to a movie with friends. If you want to be transported back to the musical glories of the rock era but don’t want to give up any of the technologic comforts of today buy these outstanding headphones. They have my highest and unqualified endorsement and you will crank up your cool quotient to 11.Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
- Style, Bass and Days of Battery Life- October 25, 2020
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] If you want some style with your high quality audio headphones. Marshall Major 4 is the way to go. Lots of really nice textured leather like material that you see on all the Marshall products. Very comfortable on the ears and more compact than you would expect given the days of battery life and booming bass you get. And YES, they last for DAYS between charging!! It's only been 3 days for me of many listening sessions and still showing 70% on the Bluetooth of my phone. And if you want bass from your headphones. These have it. For me the audio had plenty of bass and sounded great without having to push the volume past 50%, if that makes sense to those who really like it loud. And while these are "on ear" headphones. The sound stayed mostly in your ears with minimal leak as to not disturb those near by. While I do wish there was a bag or case to hold the headphones and the 2 included cables(USB A to USB C charge cable and 3.5 to 3.5 audio cable). The headphones do have handy little hook built in to keep them ultra compact when folded up. Sadly I don't have a Qi charging pad yet. But these are able to charge wirelessly if you have the Qi pad. Overall: Marshall style. Battery for days! Comfortable. Compact. Great bass response. Microphones for calls and assistant ready.Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
- Affordable stylish headphones w/ Wireless charging- October 24, 2020
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Marshall Major IV compared to earlier generation offers comfort with its form fitting square shaped ear cups. Ear cups are made of textured black vinyl or leatherette and comes only in one color(black). It offers great comfort, wireless charging capabilities on a over the head headphones with 80 hours of playback. This headset is advertised as 20Hz to 20kHZ frequency response range, 44mm drivers and so it sounds really good. Bass on this headphone is good but may not be very good for audiophiles but is decent and competes with other high end manufacturers. Sounds very close to Bose headphone without the active noise cancellation feature. Pairing is very easy, just turn on for the first time, blue light blinks and it detects the headphone on your mobile or computer. If you need to pair to another device, just press and hold the gold control knob center button for few seconds and it enters the pairing mode. This headset is advertised at 80+hours of wireless playtime and has Bluetooth 5.0 tech. Also, 15 minute quick charge will get 15 hours of playtime which is a great improvement compared to earlier generation. Wireless charging is supported for this headset which is a great feature where very few over the head headphones are available in the market. Just fold the headphones and place the right ear down on the Qi charger(not included) for wireless charging. Since, I have Qi charger lying around my home in all rooms, wireless charging is a great added feature. It also supports wired charging using USB C cable for fast quick charging compared to micro USB on previous gen. Control knob or joystick on the right ear is a very handy and has multiple controls on one button. This multi directional joy stick is used to power on/off, pairing, volume control, rewind or forward functions. Just press and hold the center button to power on/off, double click and hold enters into pairing mode, swiping left or right skips to next song, up and down for increasing or decreasing volume. This joystick control is very intuitive and preferred for ease of use compared to touch controls that is available on Bose or Sony headphones. What’s in the box: Headset, 3.5mm coiled cable, USB-C cable for charging, manuals. Bottom line: This is a nice headset for the unique features like wireless charging, 80+hours of battery that it offers for the affordable price. Only caveat is this headset has no active noise cancellation but for the price it’s acceptable.Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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