As expected (and anticipated), Marshall has finally unveiled their first two pairs of headphones: The Major and Minor. The Major is a pair of over-ear cans that features a foldable design for portability, “super soft cushions” for comfort. Not necessarily features that would make anyone rush out to pick up a pair, but the headband’s made out of the same textured vinyl used on Marshall’s amplifiers, so that could make for a strong selling point for rockers who actually know what Marshall’s all about. Of course, for everyone else, it just looks like plain black textured leather, but hey, you get a pair of quality cans for $99 from an established brand, so it’s all good.
As for the Major’s spec, it features a 0.6-inch moving coil dynamic speakers for a 115dB signal-to-noise ratio and a frequency range of 20Hz to 20kHz, and comes with an optional adapter that’ll let you plug it into a guitar amp.
The Minor in-ear set looks pretty hot, and comes with an “EarClick feature” that helps secure the earphone into your ear, and a tangle-resistant fabric cord that looks pretty robust. It’s also mobile phone-friendly, with an in-line microphone and remote that for making calls on phones that support the 3.5mm two-way standard. The Minor costs $59, which sounds like a good deal for what it brings to the table (quality in-ears with a durable cord? We’re sold!). Unfortunately, it looks like the deal sounded too good—it’s currently listed as “sold out” on Marshall’s page.