Marshall’s new headphones get a Major battery boost

And they’ll charge wirelessly too
30 September 2020 / 16:57BST

Those Big Marshall speaker cabinets look just the same as they did 50 years ago, so why should the company's headphones be any different? That means its new Major IV Bluetooth headphones (£129.99) are almost identical to their predecessors, but have had the battery boosted to a whopping 80 hours, with a 15-minute quick charge getting you 15 hours of playback. They can now be charged wirelessly too, although there’s still a 3.5mm port as a last resort, and the multi-directional control knob lets you control your tunes, change the volume and answer calls while your phone stays safely stowed in your pocket. With custom-tuned 40mm drivers, they should sound every bit as good as their history would suggest too.