Marshall Major Review
I’ve been using the Marshall Major for over 6 months now and it’s one of my favorite portable headphones (my all time favorite is the ATH-M50 but it’s a bit big to carry around all the time). First the classic, vintage, and old school design just appeals to me. They attention to detail that they also poured into this product is remarkable! If you go over the different parts of the headphones you’ll appreciate the little things that they added to make it look and feel better.
It’s also very portable. You can easily fold it up and tie the wire around so that you can just stuff it in your bag.
True to the Marshall brand, the Marshall Major is made for rock and alternative music. It has a very forward character. It has aggressive sound that just attacks you as soon as the tracks kick in. Imagine the speakers “projecting” the music forward to the listener. That’s the best way I can describe the Major.
How about bass? It’s definitely there. It’s not as punchy as the bass you get from the Audio-Technica Street Series but it’s still prominent enough to give a full sound. If you’re a basshead the Major isn’t probably the best cans for you but if you’re the type that likes rock and alternative this is definitely right up your alley.
The clarity and detail of the Major is also respectable. You’ll hear the instruments clearly distinct from one another and they just all blend it perfectly. I love listening to guitar solos and rifts on the Major. It’s a taste of audio bliss after a long day’s work. :)
In terms of issues with the sound there have been reviews saying that the upper mid is range is too high and that the upper and mid treble is lacking. I agree with them but it’s not that big of an issue for me.
Lastly, if you plan on using this with your phone then you’re in luck! The Marshall Major has a built-in line mic.
All things considered the Marshall Major is a solid product. It’s portable, has great design, and I have personal preference for the forward character of the sound. If you like rock, alternative, acoustics, and live recorded concerts, you might want to audition the Major!
The Marshall Major retails for around Php4,700. It’s available in Digital Walker/Hub and Astro Vision. By the way, before buying make sure that the model you’re getting is the one with the in-line mic. There are two Major models and the old one doesn’t have a mic. :)