I liked these the moment I saw them. Like miniature Marshall stacks for your ears. Such an obvious product for Marshall to make but surprisingly one that took them a long time to get around to. I guess Dr Jim is such a busy guy keeping the rock gods of the world amplified that a sideline into headphones was always just pushed to the back of the desk. Well, whatever finally allowed him to get to it, I’m glad he did.
They’re not fancy but that’s part of the appeal. A simple, folding design for easy and damage-free transport. A decent, soft-touch lead with a spring-coil section to prevent sudden jerks to ones cranium. A proper, metal plug with a spring protector for the lead. That wonderfully minimalist Marshall logo in cursive script, just like their amplifiers. Quality sound with depth, clarity and power.
Possibly not the absolute ultimate headphones for the fanatical audiophile and there are no claims of noise reduction either. Nevertheless, I’m not arguing. After all, plug in and you’re listening to your music through Marshalls. Other companies can make all the claims they like but when all is said and done, they’re not Marshalls. Sometimes, I think its ok to be a bit cool.
Footnote: This is not a review. It’s purely a personal opinion and offered without any connection to, or provision from Marshall. I bought these headphones with my own cash and have been using them happily since December 2011.