Zound Industries introduced the Marshall Major IV wireless on-ear headphones. The novelty has a number of interesting features, including over three days of autonomy and the ability to charge both wired and wirelessly.
More precisely, the declared maximum autonomy of the device is 80 hours. You can charge the device either over the wire via the USB-C connector or wirelessly using the compatible Qi charging standard. Moreover, you can also make up for the energy deficit in the Major IV battery with a smartphone that supports reverse wireless charging.
Zound says the new product is more comfortable to wear than its predecessor, and the softer ear cushions better fit the contours of the ears. The folding mechanism has been changed – due to this, the headphones are more compact when folded. Despite the decent autonomy, the device can hardly be called heavy – the weight is 165 grams.
Marshall Major IV is equipped with a proprietary joystick that allows you to turn on / off the device, switch songs and adjust the volume. There is also a standard 3.5 mm jack, and it can be used in two ways: connect to a sound source via a wire if the built-in battery is dead, or, if Major IV is connected to a sound source via Bluetooth, connect other headphones to the device or sound sources over the wire – and thus “share” the music.
Interestingly, unlike its predecessor Major III Voice, there is no built-in Google Assistant. Active noise cancellation is also not mentioned.
The novelty will go on sale on October 14th. The price has already been announced: $ 149, £ 129 or € 149 depending on the country or region.