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Marshall Audio Major On-Ear Stereo Headphones with Mic and Remote

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Marshall Audio Major On-Ear Stereo Headphones with Mic and Remote

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Product Highlights

  • Classic Textured Vinyl
  • 40mm Moving Coil Dynamic Speakers
  • Collapsible Design
  • Adjustable, Padded Headband
  • On-Ear Cushions
  • Closed-Back Earcups
  • Coiled Cable
  • Inline Mic and 1-Button Remote
  • 3.5mm Plug with 1/4" Adapter
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Price: $79.00

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The Major On-Ear Stereo Headphones with Mic and Remote bring the classic looks and sound quality of Marshall guitar amps to a compact and portable design. The headphones have 40mm moving coil dynamic speakers to deliver high-quality audio with a wide frequency response. The exteriors of the earcups and headband have the same textured vinyl as Marshall amps for an authentic look. The headphones also have a collapsible design that's foldable for easy storage and transportation.

The adjustable, padded headband and soft on-ear cushions provide lasting comfort, while the closed-back design blocks out unwanted ambient noise. The coiled cable provides an adjustable amount of slack and references vintage-style guitar cables. An inline microphone and single-button remote allow you to make phone calls, take voice notes, and control music playback on compatible smartphones and MP3 players, such as the iPhone and iPod touch. The standard 3.5mm plug is a miniature replica of a classic tele plug, and has a 1/4" adapter to provide wide compatibility with a variety of consumer and professional audio devices.

The housings and headband have the same textured vinyl as Marshall amps for an authentic, classic look
Lightweight and collapsible construction folds down for terrific portability
Large 40mm moving coil dynamic speakers deliver high-quality audio with a wide frequency response
The adjustable, padded headband and soft on-ear cushions provide long-lasting comfort
The closed-back earcup design blocks out unwanted ambient noise and prevents sound leakage
The coiled cable provides an adjustable amount of slack and references vintage-style guitar cables
An inline microphone and single-button remote allow you to make phone calls, take voice notes, and control music playback on compatible smartphones and MP3 players, such as the iPhone and iPod touch
The standard 3.5mm plug is a miniature replica of a classic tele plug, and has a 1/4" adapter to provide wide compatibility with a variety of consumer and professional audio devices
Type On-Ear, Closed-Back, Dynamic
Frequency Range 20Hz - 20kHz
Impedance 32 Ohms (±15% @ 1kHz)
Sensitivity 121dB (±3dB @ 1kHz 1mW, Single Speaker)
Maximum Input Power 15mW Rated, 20mW Max
Connectors 3.5mm Stereo Mini Plug with 1/4" Adapter
Cable Length Variable, Coiled Design
Weight Not Specified by Manufacturer
Marshall Audio Major On-Ear Stereo Headphones with Mic and Remote
  • 1/4" Adapter
  • 1-Year Premium Replacement Warranty
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    Marshall AudioMajor On-Ear Stereo Headphones with Mic and Remote
     
    4.4

    (based on 24 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    95%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Great sound (17)
    • Stylish (14)
    • Good value (13)
    • Comfortable (12)
    • Good bass (11)

    Cons

    • Uncomfortable (3)

    Best Uses

    • Music (18)
    • Portable devices (17)
    • Travel (16)
    • With my computer (13)
    • Home audio (9)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Traveler (8), Audiophile (7), Gear head (6), School (4)
      • Primary Use:
      • Listening to ipod (14), Travel (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (20)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great headphones if ....

    Great headphones if ...
    - you are prepared to break them in for 40 hours - play your entire collection on them while you are asleep or at work at normal volume until...Read complete review

    Great headphones if ...
    - you are prepared to break them in for 40 hours - play your entire collection on them while you are asleep or at work at normal volume until they have racked up the hours. This will fill out the bass and enhance resolution in the mids to highs for loud complex sounds.
    - You prefer rock to classical. These headphones have been somewhat tuned to salute the live band Marshall amp sound. They will work for classical, but you gotta prefer rock.
    - You either like a tight fit (won't fall off when you pogo) or you are prepared to put them on your bike helmet at night to get them to open up. The head clamp errs on the tight / small head size. Also the way these fold small will further tighten the clamp so you wont want to fold small if you have a big head / delicate ears. I will wear for 3 or so hours but not all day.
    - Like a distinctive set of cans. These look great!!! ... and not everyone is prepared to do all the above, so they are not going to be on every Tom, Dick or Mary.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Marshall Major

    I love the look of the headphones, and the sound quality is good but not phenomenal. The headphones are not noise very noise canceling. The treble is very high. In terms of...Read complete review

    I love the look of the headphones, and the sound quality is good but not phenomenal. The headphones are not noise very noise canceling. The treble is very high. In terms of comfort, they do get a bit uncomfortable if you are wearing them for long time because they are a little tight around the ears. I have only had them for a month so not sure about the durability. A plus is that they are foldable, but it doesn't come with a carrying case.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Marshall Major

    By Bee

    from Brooklyn, NY

    About Me College Student

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Bass
    • Good Value
    • Stylish

    Cons

    • Too Much Ambient Noise

    Best Uses

    • Home Audio
    • Portable Devices
    • Traveling

    Comments about Marshall Audio Major On-Ear Stereo Headphones with Mic and Remote:

    I love the look of the headphones, and the sound quality is good but not phenomenal. The headphones are not noise very noise canceling. The treble is very high. In terms of comfort, they do get a bit uncomfortable if you are wearing them for long time because they are a little tight around the ears. I have only had them for a month so not sure about the durability. A plus is that they are foldable, but it doesn't come with a carrying case.

    • Primary Use:
    • Listening to iPod
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    Snug fit, great sound

    By Hellie

    from Hell's Kitchen

    Comments about Marshall Audio Major On-Ear Stereo Headphones with Mic and Remote:

    These headphones sound great and look cool. I love the higher quality gold tipped probe and curly telephone wire. My only possible issue with them is that I have a big head and they sort of squeeze the sides of my head. No headaches though, and they stay on even while I'm power walking/ bopping and weaving through Penn station at rush hour.

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    4.0

    Comment

    By Juan

    from Mexico

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Marshall Audio Major On-Ear Stereo Headphones with Mic and Remote:

          Very good sound but they are a little tight.

          • Primary Use:
          • Listening to iPod
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Headphones for Professional/Audiophile

          By Pat the Video Producer

          from New York

          About Me Frequent Traveler, Video Producer Editor

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Ambient Noise Ok
          • Comfortable
          • Compact
          • Good Bass
          • Good Value
          • Great Sound
          • Lightweight
          • Stylish

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Audio
            • Music
            • Portable Devices
            • Professional Editing
            • Relaxing
            • Traveling
            • With My Computer

            Comments about Marshall Audio Major On-Ear Stereo Headphones with Mic and Remote:

            I am a video producer/editor, so really needed to replace my aging pair. I had two requirements: (1) great sound, and (2) comfort. There were a lot of headphones to choose from with #1, but #2 was much more difficult. I went into B&H and spent an hour trying them on. One sales person was really helpful and understood my dilemma. I have a small head, and the top piece of most headphones (especially the professional ones), were really uncomfortable.

            I did stumble on the Marshall Major On-Ear Stereo Headphones, but wasn't sure how they compared with the sound of the professional ones, as they seemed great to me! Independently, the B&H salesman guided me to the Marshalls, which I bought immediately.

            As one other reviewer said, you really do have to break them in, as they fit tight on your head. For two days, I stretched them using a basketball (really!), and then I bent them slightly to make final adjustments. And honestly, they are fantastic, both sound-wise and for comfort!! I can wear them for hours without any ear-burn (sound), or pain at the top of my head!

            • Primary Use:
            • Traveling
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Best for me

            By Mario

            from Montevideo

            About Me 40's With A Baby At Home, I'm Not An Expert, Not An Expert

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Value
            • Stylish

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Audio
              • Music
              • Relaxing
              • With My Computer

              Comments about Marshall Audio Major On-Ear Stereo Headphones with Mic and Remote:

              I often use headphones to listen to music in my house [p. The design is very good. The sound also.

              • Primary Use:
              • Listening to iPod
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              A Perfect Guitar Practice Headphones!

              By Philip

              from Philippines

              About Me Frequent Traveler

              Pros

              • Good Value
              • Great Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Audio
                • Traveling

                Comments about Marshall Audio Major On-Ear Stereo Headphones with Mic and Remote:

                Besides what I had mentioned earlier about this headphones, I just dicovered that's it's the best headphones I'ver used when practicing my guitar music, especially with the attached guitar effects. The sounds that I hear are pretty much the same with what come out of the guitar amps that I used. This is great when fine-tuning the effects without disturbing my neighbor.

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                5.0

                fresh

                By brooklynrob

                from brooklyn, ny

                About Me Gear Head

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Bass
                • Great Sound
                • Stylish

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Portable Devices

                  Comments about Marshall Audio Major On-Ear Stereo Headphones with Mic and Remote:

                  switched from in-ear buds to these on-ear style headphones and have been happy with the move. these have a low profile appearance, won't fall of off your head during commuting, and slip on and off with ease. sound wise they have a big dynamic range with plenty of low end. the little remote on the cord is pretty handy for skipping forward or backwards a song. and they're good looking to boot. no complaints!

                  • Primary Use:
                  • Listening to iPod
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Amazing design, great sound

                  By RodPC

                  from Camden, ME

                  About Me Audiophile, College Student, Frequent Traveler

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Built-in Mic
                  • Comfortable
                  • Compact
                  • Good Bass
                  • Great Cord Lenght
                  • Lightweight
                  • Stylish

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Music
                    • Portable Devices
                    • Traveling
                    • With My Computer
                    • Working

                    Comments about Marshall Audio Major On-Ear Stereo Headphones with Mic and Remote:

                    When buying a [$] headphone, there's not much more you can expect than decent sound, and these phones definitely won't let you down.With an amazing throwback design, that reminds you of the legendary Marshall amps, it still manages to give you pretty great sound quality, with stable basses and hardly ever distorted treble. The only let down might be the size of the phones and the lack of noise cancelling of any sorts, which allow for ambient noise to eventually bother you when listening to music on noisy places.

                    • Primary Use:
                    • Listening to iPod
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Marshall major

                    By Riemund

                    from Chicago Illinois

                    About Me Audiophile

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Durable
                    • Good Value
                    • Great Sound

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Music
                      • Portable Devices

                      Comments about Marshall Audio Major On-Ear Stereo Headphones with Mic and Remote:

                      I use them to listen to music on my iPhone. They sound clear at all volume levels. No problems with them yet.

                      • Primary Use:
                      • Listening to iPod
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      3.0

                      Uncomfortable

                      By Jim

                      from Oceanside, NY

                      About Me Music lover

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Coiled cablemicremote
                      • Good Value

                      Cons

                      • Uncomfortable

                      Best Uses

                      • Music
                      • Portable Devices
                      • Relaxing
                      • Traveling

                      Comments about Marshall Audio Major On-Ear Stereo Headphones with Mic and Remote:

                      Owing to the tight headband the earphones compress your ears causing discomfort after an hour or so use. Sound quality, although not the best, is reasonable. Bass seems a little exagerated and mid range not particularly crisp. Coiled cable with mic & remote are great conveniences.

                      • Primary Use:
                      • Listening to iPod
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      The best one

                      By Michaeltremblay

                      from Quebec

                      About Me Frequent Traveler, Gear Head, Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable
                      • Compact
                      • Great Sound
                      • Stylish

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home Audio
                        • Music
                        • Portable Devices
                        • Relaxing
                        • Traveling
                        • With My Computer
                        • Working
                        • Working Out

                        Comments about Marshall Audio Major On-Ear Stereo Headphones with Mic and Remote:

                        I use it everyday and they are the best for the confort and
                        The sound is the perfect level between the bass and the treble.

                        • Primary Use:
                        • Listening to iPod
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Good Professional Headphones

                        By dg8

                        from New York, NY

                        About Me AV professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable
                        • Good Value
                        • Great Sound

                        Cons

                        • Get warm
                        • No Carrying bag

                        Best Uses

                        • Music
                        • Traveling
                        • Working

                        Comments about Marshall Audio Major On-Ear Stereo Headphones with Mic and Remote:

                        Overall I'm not disappointed by my expectations of the Marshall name. I am impressed with their sound quality. The closed-back style does an excellent job of blocking out external noise. The leather padded ear cups are comfortable, but I can see where the other reviews would knock them for getting warm. Lucky for me my office is freezing, so I didn't so much notice or maybe it was mind the warmth. The I like the single-sided 6-foot cable with the coiled portion several inches down, so that I never ran the risk of yanking them them from my work station or off my head.I was a bit surprised that there was no carrying bag or case to store them in, but like I said I bought these with the understanding that I need to take care of them. So that responsibility was on me from the start. Also they are constructed well, I am not very concerned about the beating they will take being moved around in my backpack.Marshall backs the Major headphones with a one-year warranty and B&H offered a two year protection plan, which I did opt for.The Marshall Major headphones fit my needs nicely. They are a reasonably priced, comfortable, noise-isolating headphone, that differentiate themselves aesthetically. Most importantly the sound quality lives up to the Marshall name. If you are looking for a comfortable set of headphones, they're worth a listen. I am not disappointied with my purchase.

                        • Primary Use:
                        • Traveling
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Very Good Stuff!

                        By Philip

                        from Philippines

                        About Me Frequent Traveler

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable
                        • Compact
                        • Durable
                        • Good Bass
                        • Good Value
                        • Great Sound
                        • Great travel headphones
                        • Lightweight
                        • Stylish

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Music
                          • Portable Devices
                          • Traveling
                          • Working
                          • Working Out

                          Comments about Marshall Audio Major On-Ear Stereo Headphones with Mic and Remote:

                          Great pair of music and hands-free phone headphones while on the go.

                          • Primary Use:
                          • Traveling
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          A "MUST-HAVE"!

                          By Philip

                          from Philippines

                          About Me Frequent Traveler

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Comfortable
                          • Durable
                          • Good Bass
                          • Good Value
                          • Great Sound
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Music
                            • Portable Devices
                            • Traveling
                            • Working
                            • Working Out

                            Comments about Marshall Audio Major On-Ear Stereo Headphones with Mic and Remote:

                            As a hands-free system for my iPhone while driving, PERFECT!
                            As a normal music headphones, EXCEPTIONALLY GREAT SOUND!
                            Overall, and at this low price, it's an outstanding "MUST-HAVE" pair of headphones to have. No regrets and just simply all smiles for me! If they had added noise canceling feature to this, then it would've been a lot more perfect!

                            • Primary Use:
                            • Traveling
                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            4.0

                            Unique look, great sound, a winner !

                            By RD27

                            from Madison WI

                            About Me Audiophile

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Durable
                            • Good Bass
                            • Good Value
                            • Great Sound
                            • Lightweight
                            • Stylish

                            Cons

                            • Uncomfortable

                            Best Uses

                            • Music
                            • Portable Devices
                            • Traveling

                            Comments about Marshall Audio Major On-Ear Stereo Headphones with Mic and Remote:

                            These are great as far as sound, design, quality of manufacture, and overall style. The gold jack, coiled cord, brass Marshal logo plates on the sides (inside) and signature on inside top head band are fine aesthetic touches. Love the in-line mic as well since I use these with my cell phone for hands-free occasionally. The only negative I can mention is that they are very tight fitting. While not advertised as Noise Cancelling phones, they certainly are given the grip they place on your head. I found them uncomfortable for even a short listening period. In all fairness the sample I have is brand new out-of-the-box and not broken in. Overall these are a superbly made and fantastic sounding set of head phones.

                            • Primary Use:
                            • Listening to iPod
                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            Great Sound

                            By Burchwatter

                            from Monroe, MI

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Comfortable
                            • Good Bass
                            • Great Sound
                            • Lightweight
                            • Stylish

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Home Audio
                              • Music
                              • Portable Devices
                              • Relaxing
                              • Traveling
                              • With My Computer
                              • Working

                              Comments about Marshall Audio Major On-Ear Stereo Headphones with Mic and Remote:

                              I use these headphones to connect to the phone jack on my Canon XHA1s. The first time I used them was to record a live music performance. They had great sound. Very clear and rich. Easy to control the audio levels when it is coming through so well.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              major on-ear headphones review

                              By sinofono

                              from new york, NY/ Istanbul, turkey

                              About Me Audiophile, Gear Head

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Comfortable
                              • Compact
                              • Durable
                              • Good Bass
                              • Good Value
                              • Great Sound
                              • Lightweight
                              • Stylish

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Music
                                • Portable Devices
                                • Relaxing
                                • Traveling
                                • With My Computer
                                • Working

                                Comments about Marshall Audio Major On-Ear Stereo Headphones with Mic and Remote:

                                Although they are small great sound quality. Easy to carry around. Really functional. Great value, much better quality than other headphones i previously had whuch were more expensive. Love the retro look.

                                • Primary Use:
                                • Listening to iPod
                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Greatest On-Ear Stereo Headphones

                                By Rubbermaid

                                from Québec, Canada

                                About Me Gear Head

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Comfortable
                                • Great Sound
                                • Lightweight
                                • Stylish

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Music
                                  • With My Computer
                                  • Working

                                  Comments about Marshall Audio Major On-Ear Stereo Headphones with Mic and Remote:

                                  These are the best headphones I bought. The quality of its professional offers a sensational listening. Very good balance between low frequencies and high frequencies.

                                  • Primary Use:
                                  • Working out
                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Great sound. Great Look.

                                  By Angus

                                  from New York, NY

                                  About Me College Student, Frequent Traveler, Gear Head, Teenager

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Compact
                                  • Great Sound
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Stylish

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Music
                                    • Portable Devices
                                    • Relaxing
                                    • Traveling
                                    • With My Computer

                                    Comments about Marshall Audio Major On-Ear Stereo Headphones with Mic and Remote:

                                    Great headphones! I originally just liked the look, but the sound quality is great, too. Compact for an over the ear headphone-easy to throw in a shoulder bag when not using. A little tight at first, but I stretched mine out a bit and now they fit great!

                                    • Primary Use:
                                    • Listening to iPod
                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

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                                    4.0

                                    Great headphones!

                                    By MSL

                                    from NYC

                                    About Me Audiophile

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Comfortable
                                    • Good Bass
                                    • Good Value
                                    • Great Sound

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Home Audio
                                      • Music
                                      • Portable Devices
                                      • Relaxing
                                      • Traveling
                                      • With My Computer

                                      Comments about Marshall Audio Major On-Ear Stereo Headphones with Mic and Remote:

                                      Warm sound, good bass, comfortable fit. I'm used to in ear headphones so I think the volume I listen at can be annoying to those around me so if you need them loud, I would consider in-ear ones instead.

                                      I'm also used to in-ears so I can't tell if you pick up more background noise than other over ear styles.

                                      • Primary Use:
                                      • Listening to iPod
                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

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