Marshall Major IV

Marshall Major IV

Marshall Major IV

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BEST RATING
Battery Life:
5.0
MUSIC: Fair6.6/10
CALLS: Poor5.8/10
GAMING: Poor5.4/10
TV: Poor5.7/10
PODCASTS & AUDIOBOOKS: Fair6.1/10
EXERCISE: Fair6.3/10
AIR TRAVEL: Very Good8.8/10
NOISE REDUCTION: Poor5.6/10
BUILD QUALITY: Very Good8.5/10
BATTERY: Best in Class10.0/10




Evaluation

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Pros
  • Excellent overall sound quality
  • Good comfort
  • Very good build quality
  • Long battery life
  • Supports wireless charging
Cons
  • Poor noise isolation
  • Not optimized for gaming or TV
  • Charges in 3 hours
  • Medium weight

Ratings by Category

Battery Life:
5.0
The Battery Life rating is based on hours of typical, actual usage.
Air Travel:
4.7
This score evaluates the product for use on airplanes and other similar kinds of travel. It takes into account noise reduction and portability, including case shape, case size, and weight. It also incorporates the battery life of the product, long-haul comfort, noise reduction (both active and passive), and sound quality. We generally consider wireless products to be more suitable for air travel.
Music:
3.6
The Marshall Major IV provides excellent overall sound quality but is considered fair for music because it has a fair soundstage and imaging score which affects the immersion and depth perception of audio, meaning it might not provide a very wide or accurate spatial audio experience.
Exercise:
3.3
This score evaluates the product when used for exercise and physical activity. It mainly takes into account comfort, whether or not the products are sweatproof and how secure are the earbuds or headphones while wearing them. We also consider products with wireless capabilities to be more suitable for this particular scenario
Podcasts & Audiobooks:
3.2
This score evaluates the product when used solely to listen to podcasts or audiobooks. It takes into account sound quality and sound signature, to be able to keep voices clear and intelligible. It also considers battery life, when available, and comfort.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$97
Brand
Marshall
Release Date
October 1, 2021
Form Factor
Headphones
Connectivity
Wired + Wireless

SOUND

Music Score
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6.6/10
Phone Calls Score
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5.8/10
Gaming Score
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5.5/10
TV and Video Score
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5.8/10
Exercise Score
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6.3/10

PERFORMANCE

Battery life
80 Hours
Wireless charging
Yes
Charging time
3 Hours
Bluetooth version
5

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
No
Noise Reduction Score
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5.7/10
Virtual Surround
No
Android App
No
iOS App
No
Mic Quality
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9/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
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8.5/10
Comfort score
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7.8/10
Weight
165 Grams
Microphone style
Integrated
Waterproof Rating
0

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Sound Guys

Jasper Lastoria | September 2023
"The Marshall Major IV shares quite a bit in common with its predecessor, but a key upgrade appears to be softer ear cushions. They make upgrading worth it. As a set of basic wired or wireless headphones the Major IV ticks most boxes by remaining easy to use, and fairly comfortable (at least, as on-ear headphones go)."

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