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Updated January 10, 2024·

If you prioritize sound quality and are using your headphones mostly for music, the Marshall Major IV would be the better option as they have a higher sound quality. However, for features like active noise cancelling and longer battery life, consider the Soundcore Space One. The Soundcore model also offers LDAC codec support for higher-quality Bluetooth audio. Both models are similarly priced, offer a wired connection, and have a detachable cable, so your choice should be based on whether sound quality or ancillary features like noise cancellation and battery life are more important to you. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the Marshall Major IV
  • The Marshall Major IV has no clear advantages over the Soundcore Space One.
Advantages of the Soundcore Space One
  • Good for music
  • Excellent for air travel

Key differences

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Music

6.6
Major IV
Space One
7.8
The Soundcore Space One is good for music, while the Marshall Major IV is only fair.

Gaming

5.4
Major IV
Space One
4.8
The Marshall Major IV and Soundcore Space One are both poor for gaming, though the Marshall Major IV is somewhat better.

Phone Calls

5.8
Major IV
Space One
4.2
The Marshall Major IV and Soundcore Space One are both poor for phone calls, though the Marshall Major IV is somewhat better.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

6.1
Major IV
Space One
4.7
The Marshall Major IV is only fair for podcasts and audiobooks, while the Soundcore Space One is poor.

Noise Reduction

5.6
Major IV
Space One
8.0
The Soundcore Space One is very good for noise reduction, while the Marshall Major IV is poor.

Battery

80.0 Hours
Major IV
Space One
30.0 Hours
The Marshall Major IV has 80 hours of battery life. The Soundcore Space One has 30 hours of battery life.
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Key similarities

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TV and Video

5.7
Major IV
Space One
5.3
The Marshall Major IV and Soundcore Space One are both poor for TV and video.

Cost

$97
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$99
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The Marshall Major IV has a price of $97 and the Soundcore Space One costs $99.

Build Quality

8.5
Major IV
Space One
8.0
The Marshall Major IV and Soundcore Space One both have very good build quality.

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How the Marshall Major IV and the Soundcore Space One compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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Marshall Major IVSoundcore Space One
Marshall Major IVSoundcore Space One

GENERAL

Price
$97
$99
Brand
MarshallSoundcore
Release Date
October 1, 2021May 1, 2023
Form Factor
HeadphonesHeadphones
Connectivity
Wired + WirelessWired + Wireless

SOUND

Music Score
6.6/107.9/10
Phone Calls Score
5.8/104.2/10
Gaming Score
5.5/104.9/10
TV and Video Score
5.8/105.3/10
Exercise Score
6.3/105.3/10

PERFORMANCE

Battery life
80 Hours30 Hours
Wireless charging
YesNo
Charging time
3 Hours1.5 Hours
Bluetooth version
55.3

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
NoYes
Noise Reduction Score
5.7/108/10
Virtual Surround
NoN/A
Android App
NoYes
iOS App
NoYes
Mic Quality
9/104.8/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
8.5/108/10
Comfort score
7.8/107/10
Weight (headset or single earbud)
165 Grams263 Grams
Microphone style
IntegratedIntegrated
Waterproof Rating
00

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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)."

Soundcore Space One

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PC Magazine

Tim Gideon | September 2023
"The Anker Soundcore Space One noise-cancelling headphones are stylish, comfortable, and affordable. They offer better active noise cancellation than we expect for the price, and their sculpted audio impresses thanks to the adjustable EQ and support for the hi-res LDAC codec. Overall, they’re an excellent value and well worth your attention if you're on a budget."

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About Soundcore

Soundcore is a sub-brand belonging to Anker Innovations. Starting in 2014, initially marketing wireless, Bluetooth, speakers, Anker now offers an array of, budget-friendly, wireless earbuds and headphones that directly compete, especially in the Active Noise Canceling field, with other brands several times as expensive.

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