An update to Marshall’s Major III range of on-ear headphones sees new Major III Voice iteration gain both Google Assistant added and a huge battery boost.Sitting above the Major III and Major III Bluetooth models in terms of both price (£149.99) and specification, the newest version, the Major III Voice, features 40mm dynamic drivers. These have been optimised and tuned to give a ‘clear and distinctive sound’ without losing any power in the lower frequencies.
Like its predecessors, the design is ‘modern classic’ with a straight fit headband, slim foldable hinges and soft ear cushions, important for added comfort in an on-ear design.
Making things tick along with ease is the addition of Google Assistant which can be summoned using a press of the Voice button and which can allow you to control aspects of your musical experience such playback, pause and selection of the next track/playlist/podcast, all with a simple vocal command. Of course, all this can be replicated using the headphone’s multidirectional control knob too but where Google has the advantage is in being able to provide up to date information on news, weather, traffic and daily schedule reminders. It can also offer directions if you are truly ‘lost’ in your music!
The previous Major III Bluetooth model had an impressive 30 hours of playback and this has now been amped up to 60 hours of wireless playback time which means you could almost get through an entire weekend of non-stop partying without recharging, if you were so inclined.
There’s no active noise cancelling though, which would kick the headphone up into a higher price bracket and also impact on battery life.
The Major III Voice will be available from October 16th and online preorders are available now at a cost of £149.99 (UK), $169 (US) or €169 (Europe)
Do you need more oomph from your Bluetooth headphones in terms of battery life? Does 60 hours sound good to you? Let us know if you are tempted by the Marshall Major III Voice headphone.
Source: Press release
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