Marshall has launched the new Monitor II A.N.C. headphones, an update to the old Monitor headphones launched back in 2017. The new wireless headphones boast an active noise cancelling technology, along with an integrated Google Assistant. But all that technology comes at a price.
Marshall Monitor II A.N.C. headphones
Although better known for its iconic amplifiers, Marshall has, in recent years, expanded into the portable audio industry with its Bluetooth Speakers and headphones. The new Monitor II A.N.C. headphones are the company’s latest addition to its ever-expanding consumer audio range, and comes jam-packed with features.
Active Noise Cancellation
The Monitor II A.N.C. headphones have an Active Noise Cancellation technology that continuously monitors ambient noise and adjusts accordingly. This way, you can focus on your music without getting distracted by that incessant drilling around the corner. On the left earcup is an ANC button that lets you toggle between active noise cancelling, Monitor Mode, or turn the noise cancelling off altogether.
On the right earcup of the headphones, there’s a control knob that lets you play, pause and shuffle your music. On top of that is a multi-purpose ‘M‘ button, that lets you switch between equaliser presets, and lets you access the voice assistant. That’s right, Marshall have incorporated Google Assistant into its headphones, so now you can control your music playback with your voice. You can also use the assistant to write or read out messages, as well as give you directions on the go.
No messy cables
The headphones come with Bluetooth 5.0 technology and should have no problem connecting wirelessly to your smartphone or tablet. The battery life is rated at 30 hours with active noise cancellation, and 45 hours without, which is pretty impressive. The device also comes with fast charging, which means that if you’re running low on battery, a quick 15-minute charge should give you an additional 5 hours of wireless use.
Sound is produced by the custom-tuned 40 mm dynamic drivers. According to Marshall, these provide “bright and crisp highs,’ and ‘punchy mids and deep bass’, while staying ‘ balanced and clear, no matter the volume.”
The Marshall Monitor II A.N.C. headphones come in an unmistakable tolex-look that is virtually synonymous with the brand. And of course, you get the classic Marshall logo, emblazoned in white, on either side.
The headphones should be available from March 17 and will retail for €299. They’re certainly not cheap, so hopefully the sound quality and all the features will justify the cost!
You can head over to the Marshall’s website to read more.
RRP – €299/£279