English extraordinaire Marshall is back with another pair of headphones: the Major III Bluetooth. While the modifications are slight over the last model, they are nevertheless a winning combination of look, sound and battery life.
Incorporating current technology with a classical aesthetic, the Marshall Major III Bluetooth On-Ear Headphones features Marshall’s iconic vinyl touch on the surface of the headdress, earcup, and ear cushion sides, along with the trademark Marshall script logo embellished on each earcup.
Issues with thin plastic adjustment sliders on early designs have been focused on with metal hardware, sensing the headphones feel rather stiff. They’re still perfectly foldable, which is great for listening on the move and gather tidily and carefully into a bag.
Inside, the Major III boasts dynamic drivers of 40mm that are pieced and created for smooth mids, enhanced bass, and clean highs With support for Bluetooth aptX. With many mobile devices ditching the 3.5mm headphone port, it’s likely Bluetooth that you’re going to want for your tunes.
The Marshall Major III aren’t solid-noted but are typically less smooth than rivals that don’t voluntarily whack up the higher mids. Clarity is excellent, but the Marshall Major III doesn’t offer quite the sound scale of the very best at a price.
The Marshall Major IIIs are stylish rock-inspired on-ear headphones, with a well-balanced sound and a sturdy design. We liked the sparkly detail in the top range and the smooth mids but felt let down by slightly feeble bass frequencies. Perfect for those who prefer the music of crunchy guitars, but you can spot better sound and build quality.