Marshall Masters – Don’t Touch That Stereo
Great amplifiers for rockers and other noise makers, that’s what Marshall is known for. They recently released some proper headphones too, so you can live the Marshall experience wherever you go. Is nice!
The headphones come in two flavors: the Major and the Minor. The Major Marshall is a decent external headset, while the Minor is in-ear. I got the opportunity to test the Major Marshall for a few days, and I must say: wow! The lower end of the frequency spectrum is attenuated much more than in other headphones (dramatically more compared to my Blackberry in-ear phones, and even but not so dramatic to the Technics headphones I use to DJ with). My qualitative impression of the frequency response is shown in the figure below (flatter is better as that means it won’t change the sound of the recording).
I read some comments on the Major, and some say the earshells are too small. Some DJ found the basses being attenuated too strong.
My opinion: sound quality is really, really good and I haven’t been annoyed by the earshells in 3 or 4 days, so I guess they’re pretty much OK. The only thing that annoyed me was the packaging: the top and bottom part of the packaging don’t really hold together, so be sure to hold the bottom part! I guess the cardboard is more ecological than plastics, so that should cancel out each other.
That shouldn’t change the opinion on the headset itself: it’s lightweight, flexible yet sturdy and gives tremendous soundwaves, so you really can’t go wrong with this one, as it only costs 99 euros!
You can buy them either online, or in the following stores (in Belgium):
De burburestraat 5
- Johny Velvet
Rue de l’hopital 1
Galerie Wellington 16
- Radical Shop
Rue de la Casquette 38