Major has been Marshall’s best selling headphone since it was released in 2010. Now the manufacturer reveals the third edition of the model, the Major III. New additions to the dynamic on-ear headphone include new 40mm drivers designed to deliver enhanced sound performance.
Like the Major II before it, the Major III is available in both wired and Bluetooth versions, and, at least visually, it’s pretty similar to the previous generation. The wired and wireless versions are virtually identical. The Bluetooth version features an extra button for controlling music playback, similar to other Marshall headphones, and a little extra weight due to the inclusion of a battery (which Marshall says gets around 30 hours of listening time).
The design also gets a slight overhaul and is simpler and more elegant. Part of it is slimmer folding hinges and a custom bracket and details such as thicker cable loops and reinforced rubber sliders. In addition, revised ear cushions are to offer a higher wearing comfort.
The two headphones are available today. The wired version will cost $79, and the Bluetooth model will run for $150.