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Marshall Major headphonesThe Marshall Major headphones live up to Marshall's strong legacy with a familiar shape and excellent acoustics to match its line of amps.
-If you're a musician that already owns Marshall gear, well now you can add these headphones to your collection. I'm Justin Yu with CNET.com. This is your first look at the Marshall Major headphones. The Majors are the company's first over-ear headphone and they definitely live up to the company's strong legacy with a familiar shape and excellent acoustics to match its line of amps. They feature a closed-back, on-ear design that does well at eliminating ambient noise around you so you can focus on your music instead of that conversation going on next to you. Along the same line, the sealed design actually helps keep others from hearing what you're listening to as well. Aesthetically, it's easy to tell who makes the headphones. They're clearly branded on both ear cups and the interior even features Jim Marshall's own signature. Marshall adds even more distinction with a headband line with Marshall's Tolex flexible vinyl fabric that's been historically used to cover Fender guitar amps and guitar cases since the 1960s. Other small details of note include a swiveling wire cage for transport, tough rubber throughout for durability, and a straight wire that also features a coiled portion for extra slack. Sonically speaking, the Majors actually do sound great across all genres of music. They reproduced all of our test tracks with accuracy and a spatial sound that gives the audible illusion that the music is playing outside of your head instead of just between your ears. So, whether you're married to the Marshall brand or you're just shopping for a new pair of passive noise-isolating headphones, you certainly will not be disappointed with this purchase. You can read all the details in our full review on CNET.com, but that's gonna do it for me. I'm Justin Yu. These are the Marshall Major headphones and that sounds good to me.