MARSHALL MAJOR III

Design & Construction

The Marshall Major III is Marshall's third iteration to legacy of Marshall line of Major headphones. Encompassing Marshall rock-and-roll tradition, the Major III is wrapped in vinyl covering all around. Similar to the previous generations, the metallic hinges are still exposed but have improved in terms of fit and durability. The headphone not a fingerprint magnet and has a premium feel to it. Marshall is also trying their hand at targeting consumers of the mass population with 3 colours; black, brown and white. The headphones feels durable and do not creak when stretched and the cord is detachable when required. However, as with all on-ear headphones, the Major III causes wearing fatigue after an hour of usage. The pressure is usually felt on the ears itself and sometimes even at the sides of my head where the hinges are. On the bright side, if you have someone you would like to share music with, yiu may use the spare 3.5mm port to do so or the other side of your Major III.

Sound Quality

Unfortunately, the 40mm drivers produces a sound signature that is rather disappointing. The highs are bright and clear. Mids are slightly recessed but still reasonable and bass is basically too weak and underwhelming. The soundstage is a little narrow and instrument separation is weak in my opinion. Passive noise isolation is also pretty weak as ambient noises do leaking in considerably when used during commutes.

Connectivity & Portability

It connects via a 3.5mm audio jack and has a remote to control your playback. It does fold inwards for easy storage but does not comes with any case to protect it from unwanted scratches and drops

 

PROS

  • Iconic, Historic Design

  • A Range Of Colours

  • Collapsible for easy storage

  • Detachable Wire

  • Music Sharing Capability

 

CONS

  • Disappointing Sound

  • No Carrying Case/Pouch

  • Weak Noise Isolation

  • Wearing Fatigue

 

The Bottom Line

The Marshall Major III is a portable in-ear headphone that is simply underwhelming in today's competitive audio market. The sound quality is not on par with its competitors and the noise isolation is weak. However, it has a range of colours that will allow you to express yourself. Wearing it during your daily commute will certainly stand out from the crowd.

WE RATE IT!

7/10

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