Marshall Announce Wireless Google Assistant Headphones
Marshall has announced a re-engineered upgrade to their Marshall Major III Bluetooth Wireless Headphones adding integrated Google Assistant functionality, double the battery life and improving on their iconic sound and design.
The Marshall Major III Voice headphones will be made available worldwide from 16 October at selected Marshall retailers and on their website for USD 169.
No word yet on Australian pricing or availability, though the previous generation Major III wired headphones are in stock at The Good Guys.
Voice assistant functionality is at the centre of this product refresh with Marshall toting the headphones as combining “the legendary sound of Marshall with the helpfulness of the Google Assistant”.
The Google Assistant can be activated by holding the voice button on the multi-directional control knob, which then allows the user to request songs, ask for the weather and set reminders.
Phone functionality is also executable form the control knob, like adjusting the volume or taking calls.
Touching on the “legendary sound of Marshall” the Major III Voice headphones feature 40mm dynamic drivers that the company claims have been optimised to produce improved sound characteristics.
Marshall promises 60 hours of audio playback via Bluetooth connectivity, for all-day wireless listening, which is double the amount available in the previous generation Major III headphones.
The modern classic has been ‘re-engineered’ with a straight fit headband, 3D printed hinges, softer ear cushions while still maintaining a foldaway design for easy storage and portability.
The loop cables that connect the headband to the ear cups have also been reinforced with rubber dampers to improve build quality.
The headphones are available for preorder now, so if the Marshall’s ” true rock legend” image is for you, then the Major III Voice Headphones with Google Assistant may be the right choice for you.