Marshall Headphones, the audio equipment arm of the famed guitar amplifier maker, has announced a new pair of Bluetooth headphones called Marshall Mid Bluetooth. Mid is Marshall’s second audio cans to cut the cord and the latest to join the ever-growing Marshall headphone family. Billed as a premium Bluetooth headphone, Mid promised to deliver “a robust sound that balances clarity with just the right amount of bass” through 40mm dynamic drivers offering 10Hz-20kHz frequency range while wireless audio transmission quality is guaranteed by Bluetooth aptX technology that has a range of up to 30 feet (about 9 meters).
Aesthetically, the Mid inherited the familiar guitar amp-inspired design language, featuring black leather vinyl, signature Marshall script logo, solid metal hinges and the ever-green and god-knows-why-it-is-so-alluring brass details. There’s, of course, a plush headband to keep this beautiful pair of on-ear cans snuggly on your head without causing discomfort. Though I must admit, on-ear audio cans isn’t quite my cuppa, but I may possibly look past that for the sake of its uber-long battery life which happens to come in at a whopping 30 plus hours per charge – just like the Major II did.
But the juice will still conk out eventually and when it does, there’s always a detachable 3.5mm cord to fall back on if you want to continue using it, or you don’t have access to a charging point. Also, like the Major II, it only has one neat analog control knob – in brass finish, naturally – offering access to music control, volume adjustment, power the headphones on or off, and answer, reject or end a call. Last but not the least, it has not one, but two passive noise reduction mics to enable conversations.
Images courtesy of Marshall Headphones.