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Marshall Major II: A $100 headphone worth listening toWith an improved design and performance, the Marshall Major II is a nice upgrade over the original and one of the better on-ear headphones for the money.
[MUSIC] I'm David Carnoy from CNET.com, and this is the Marshall Major II, an on ear headphone that lists for $119, but costs around $100 online. The Major II looks similar to the original Major, but this new model is significantly improved with a better design and better sound. And it's a good value at its price point. For starters, the ear cups have a more rounded design, and the hinges and headband allow for more flexibility, and headphones just fit your head better, and are more comfortable to wear. The double-ended coil cord has an inline one-button remote and microphone for cell phone calls, and the cord is now detachable. It has a more durable l plug end. On the headphone itself the dual 3.5 millimeter jacks allow you to choose which side you prefer to wear your cable on or you can have a friend jack in and share your music. Marshal says the headphones new vinyl finish is more durable and while I can't tell you how these will hold up over time they do look and feel A little more swanky and sturdy than the original. The Major 2 also sounds better with improved bass response and increased detail. It's a fairly warm forgiving headphone that works well with a variety of music but maintains a A decent amount of clarity, you sometimes get a little too much base push in a sub $100 headphone, which leads to some muddiness, but overall this headphone is pretty well balanced, and sounds as good as more expensive headphones we've tested. Tested. There you have it, the Marshal Major Two, a nice upgrade over the original, and one of the better on ear headphones for the money, I'm David Carnoy, thanks for watching. [MUSIC]