Marshall has already proven that it can make top-notch Bluetooth speakers and noise-canceling headphones, but for its latest wireless headphones, the $149.99 Marshall Major IV, the company is focusing on a feature that isn’t sound-related: wireless charging.
The 40mm drivers and on-ear design mean that these Bluetooth headphones are definitely meant to be used on the go, and as such, Marshall wants to make the recharging process as painless as possible by allowing you to wirelessly charge them with any Qi-compatible charging pad (which you must supply yourself).
All you have to do is place the right earcup on the pad and let it sit for a few hours, and you’ll then be good to go for up to 80 hours of listening. Marshall says a mere 15 minutes of charging can provide 15 hours of listening, which is plenty for a transatlantic flight, let alone running a few errands around town.
While these may not include the active noise cancellation found in the Monitor II A.N.C. headphones, there are a few nice touches found elsewhere. For starters, you get the same retro look and feel of Marshall’s other products, which mimic the design of their iconic stacks.
A foldable design ensures that you can toss these in a bag and not worry as much about them cracking or suffering any unwanted wear and tear.
And a single brass knob handles all the controls on these cans, able to adjust volume with a twist, answer calls with a click or change tracks with a flick.
But if the wireless lifestyle isn’t for you, these are totally cable-friendly. You can recharge these with a USB-C cable and plug into any audio source that accepts a 3.5mm aux cable.
If you want to grab a pair for yourself, you can pre-order them from the Marshall site right now, and they will begin shipping on October 14 for $149.99.