Marshall “Monitor II” Active Noise Canceling Over-Ear Bluetooth Headphones
About a month ago, Marshall announced their new “Monitor II A.N.C” wireless headphones, and after checking nearly every day since, I’m pleased to say they’ve finally arrived here in the US. (I know the UK Amazon store showed them before ours did, which makes sense since the company’s based there.)
These sweet-looking and incredible sounding headphones bring two first-time features to Marshall’s headphone lineup:
- Over-Ear Active Noise Cancelling (hence the “A.N.C.” in their name) — In 2018, Marshall brought active noise cancelling to their Mid ANC on-ear headphones, but the Monitor IIs are their first over-ear models with this feature. The ANC button on one side lets you toggle between active noise cancelling, Monitoring Mode (amplifies your surroundings and pauses the audio for quick conversations), or turning it off altogether.
- USB-C Charging — Finally!
Also new over the original Monitors is the multi-function M-Button, which lets you switch between three EQ presets or press-and-hold to activate Google Voice Assistant.
One thing the old and new models have in common though is the multidirectional control knob that lets you answer/reject/end calls, play/pause/skip music tracks, adjust the headphone volume, and power them off entirely — all with a few simple clicks.
In terms of battery life, you’ll get up to 30 hours of wireless playtime with ANC activated, or up to 45 without. They take two hours to fully charge, but a mere 15 minutes of charging will give you five hours of wireless playtime, which is pretty sweet in a pinch.
All of this comes in a collapsible design that folds surprisingly small for easy traveling, and even comes with a canvas carrying bag that’ll fit the included cords alongside the headphones themselves.
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Get the awesome new Monitor II A.N.C.s for $320 on Amazon.