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Marshall Major III Review: Bluetooth Headphones with Great Sound and Looks

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SmarterTravel

With the world going wireless, from cell phones to laptops, your headphones will have to keep up. Initially, I was pretty upset about the trend of disappearing headphone jacks, but on a recent flight I realized how much of a difference wireless headphones can make. While no airline offers an in-flight entertainment system that works with Bluetooth, going wireless is still convenient when you want to use them with your personal devices. You don’t have to worry about getting tangled when you get out of your seat and there’s no need to unplug when the person next to you wants to scoot out and go to the bathroom.

Marshall Major III Review:

When searching for wireless headphones, you’ll want to find a pair that doesn’t sacrifice style or sound quality. From the makers of the iconic amplifiers, Marshall has just unveiled its latest incarnation of headphones—the Major III. Improvements from the Major II include improved sound characteristics, more comfortable ear cushions, and real vinyl details. The Major III also comes in a standard wired version, but what’s wonderful about the Bluetooth edition is that there’s still an option to use a wire with a headphone jack, which means you can still use it on your flight’s entertainment system. These headphones deliver crisp sound and are capable of playing 30+ hours of music on a single charge.

Price and Where to Buy It: $150 on Amazon or the Marshall Website

How the Marshall Major III Rates:

  • Usefulness: 10/10. The fewer wires you have hanging off of you, the better. Wireless headphones are super useful whether you’re  on a long flight or squeezing into a crowded metro car. And unlike wireless earbuds, these head phones are tough to lose. Even when you’re not using them, you can keep them around your neck and rock the look.
  • Value: 7/10. As far as quality headphones go, the price is fair and reasonable compared to more expensive brands. It’s an investment.
  • Portability: 8/10. These headphones fold up nicely and don’t take up a lot of room when tucked away in your bag. However, I did wish the headphones came with a case to keep them protected when not in use.
  • Cool Factor: 10/10. Marshall is a very recognizable brand among musicians and these headphones definitely have a look that implies you know something about music, even if you’re secretly listening to the latest guilty-pleasure pop song.

Final Verdict: These headphones are a stylish statement piece that also deliver sound quality at a reasonable price for headphones of their caliber. For travel, wireless headphones can change your whole experience, so you might as well pick a pair that sound and look good.

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Editor’s Note: Reviews are based on usefulness, portability, durability, value, and “cool factor.” Some review products are sent to us free of charge and with no incentive to offer a favorable review. We offer our unbiased opinions, positive and negative, and will never accept compensation to review a product. If you have any questions or comments concerning our reviews or would like to suggest a product for review, please email us at editor@smartertravel.com.

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