Marshall has announced its most premium headphones yet in the Monitor II A.N.C headphones
Marshall’s sequel to its original Marshall Monitor over-ears sees the company bring active noise cancellation and Google Assistant functionality to the Monitor II ANC.
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Aesthetically they carry Marshall’s unique faux leather look, and share a similar design as the Monitor II. They’ve been manufactured with all-day use in mind, with soft ear cushions, a plush headband and the metal swivel rotation ensuring the headphone can adapt to any head shape for the best fit. Their collapsible design also makes them very compact and easy to use for travel.
The Monitor II A.N.C. have an interesting method of control with the multi-directional knob on the right earcup there for music and phone control. At the bottom of the each stem at the headband are buttons – one for ANC and the M-Button. The ANC button lets listeners toggle through noise cancelling and monitoring mode (transparency), while the latter lets the user switch between customised equaliser presets or engage Google Assistant.
With Google Assistant in tow, listeners can access their favourite playlists, have their text messages read or provide directions on where to go. Updates are handled over-the-air via the Marshall Bluetooth app, and other features include Bluetooth 5.0 compatibility, with 30 hours of battery life with noise cancelling turned on and 45 hours with just Bluetooth on. 15 minutes of charge provides another 5 hours of juice.
The Marshall Monitor II A.N.C have a price of £269 and available for pre-order now. They’ll go on sale March 17th.
We currently have a pair of the Monitor II A.N.C, and will be looking to get a review online in the near future.