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Marshall Monitor Bluetooth Headphones - Black

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I'm wondering if Brent has some commentary on headphones he's had for a long time and how long he thinks they should last. And while the Monitor II ANC does have a great battery life of about 30 hours, it’s not enough to set it apart.

Dramatic, revolutionary, and cosmic - coupled with those crisp spoken lyrics that feel timeless - the Monitor II capably handles the pulsing beats and exciting mystical ambience of We Come 1, but seemingly dials back on the heaviness of the bass in favour of vocal clarity. As you'd expect they look good thanks to the iconic Marshall design and with 30 hours of battery life it's nice to have a piece of tech that won't require charging every evening. The Monitor II ANC are an over-ear model that offers up to 30 hours of playtime with the active noise cancelling activated while the Mid ANC are an on-ear model that offers up to 20 hours of wireless playtime with the active noise cancelling activated. Even though I'm a freelancer now, PCMag has been my home for well over a decade, and audio gear reviews are still my primary focus.

It's worth bearing in mind that though they offer good sound and design, for those who like to wear their headphones a few hours at a time, there is a chance that you could experience some discomfort and although it offers clear and crisp sound it's still not perfectly balanced. Marshall has a long legacy as perhaps the most iconic manufacturer of guitar amplifiers, but in recent years it has also made a strong push into consumer audio as well. And then, in come the midrange vocals with Lindsay Buckingham's calm, soft tone backed by both Christine McVie and Stevie Nicks, lulling you into a blissful, melodic groove that's never sounded better. I don't have M4U 2s (loaned my pair to another reviewer, and I can't remember who) but they are notoriously un-durable.

Would you say these are comparable to the bluetooth (non-ANC) Monitors, and/or the original (wired) Monitors? The only thing I’d wish for was a little more self-confidence from the treble in favour of transparency.True, it has some active noise canceling, but so do some of the other top active noise canceling headphones, and those do a better job of filtering noise. To prevent the headphones from using unnecessary power in standby mode, the app offers an adjustable timer for switching off. On orchestral tracks, like the opening scene in John Adams' The Gospel According to the Other Mary, the lower register instrumentation receives plenty of added bass depth—again, bass lovers will enjoy what happens to the double basses and lower percussion. A convenient additional function of the cable is that when you’re listening to music via Bluetooth, someone else can plug their headphone into your the Monitor’s 3. With a collapsible design, you can take the Monitor II ANC anywhere on the go with their compact size.

Another annoyance is that despite the fact that it looks great, the cable that you use to connect your phone when the headphones run out of battery doesn't have volume control. Engineered for an all-day listening experience, they boast up to 30 hours of wireless playtime with active noise cancelling and up to 45 hours without, meaning you’ll never miss a beat. A warning on the durability from a user perspective: If you are interested in Marshall headphones, check user reviews on durability issues.s sounding good, but I’m baffled as to why they made the default setting so weird-sounding, and “burned” that setting permanently into the first option on the EQ button. Honestly, I'm just trying to find a good set of monitors that have a bluetooth option, and paying a few bucks extra for ANC seems like a bonus. The second iteration of the Monitor headphones are wireless and feature a dvanced active noise cancelling technology.

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