Admit it – your iPods, mp3 players and music players are your constant companions. Especially during those moments when you are commuting, waiting for your flight or destination, leisurely walking alone or even while working. It’s like when we start blasting our song choices, we begin to be absorbed into a world that we love and nobody’s gonna take that away from us. For a while, it makes us to either forget our problems or break into a concert and freak everyone out.
It is essential to have a good pair of earphones to detach ourselves from the hustle and bustle of our busy lives and achieve that great feeling of being in our own universe. We need to have something that is comfortable to use and most importantly, can make us appreciate music – from the voice of the singer down to the beat of the drums and bass.
So when I received the Marshall Headphones for review, I immediately tested it to see how it fares to all the earphones I’ve tried before.
The Marshall Headphones MAJOR is a full-earcup headphone, like the ones used by DJs, while the Marshall Headphones MINOR is the smaller in-ear version.
Look and Feel
Marshall Headphones Major
Compared to the other headphones I’ve tried before, hands down this is the most ear-friendly. The cushion rests lightly upon your ears making your listening experience comfortable (In fact, the long hours I was using it, it didn’t hurt my ears).
Personally, what I don’t really feel about the MAJOR is its cord. I think this is the type of cord that will easily wear out if the product’s been used over and over. Or too much folding of this cord will result in cracks.
Marshall Headphones Minor
I really like Marshall Headphones MINOR because it has an EarClick feature that secures the earphone into position in your ear. It also comes with interchangeable pairs of earpads so you can adjust the earphones based on how it will fit comfortably in your ears. The medium-sized earpad is perfect for me. It is so comfy it feels like I’m not using earphones but hearing music loud and clear.
What I love about the MINOR is that it uses a tangle resistant fabric cord which is definitely up for long-period usage.
Both MAJOR and MINOR look pretty classic with the gold accents. Both also come equipped with microphone and remote which can be used with your mobile phones. This comes in handy when you are in transit and you have to take a call or change songs in your playlist but your cell phone or music player is in the depths of your bag or pocket.
Both are compatible with any music player and mobile phone with 3.5MM earphone jack. MAJOR is also compatible with 6.3MM earphone jack.
While the white MAJOR and MINOR look spiffy, I prefer to have these in black since white is more prone to dirt.
Both the MAJOR and MINOR are not just eye-candy. They are ear-candy as well!
What’s good about the MAJOR is that for its category as full-earcup headphone, its relatively small size did not compromise the quality of the sound you’re listening to. I appreciated the songs on my iPod more than ever when I started using the MAJOR. The bass and vocals were very lucid. I could even hear the back-up vocals clearly which I normally overlook when using other earphones.
I also tried this for watching TV series and movies. For all the long hours I was using the MAJOR, it didn’t hurt my ears. This one really was built for long-viewing or listening sessions.
Surprisingly, for a small, ear-in headphone, the MINOR delivered great sound quality. I tried different tracks from pop to classical to rock and they all sound clear and groovy.
Overall, the MAJOR and MINOR deliver the goods – not just on the outside but the inside as well. They both look pretty and sexy but there’s more to them. They give amazing sound quality too.
So if you want to enter and dramatically improve your own universe, get the Marshall Headphones for your music player. Stick it to your ears, blast your song choice, savor in the beat and the music and start your concert.
Suggested Retail Price:
- Marshall Headphones MAJOR - Php4,650.00
- Marshall Headphones MINOR - Php2,950.00
Available at the following stores:
- 8Telcom – Davao
- Beyond The Box
- Digital Hub
- Digital Hub – CDO
- Digital Walker
- ECentral – Cebu
- Gadgets iN Style
- HTC – MOA
- iStore – Cebu
- iStore – Dumaguete
- Listening Room
- PC Hub
- Power Hub – Davao
- Power Mac Center
- Urban Athletics
Editor's Note: This article was written by Sabrina Dar Santos, a special writer and contributor of Glich's Life. Revisions were done by yours truly prior to posting. You can follow her on Twitter (@mimsicle) - Glenn / Glich