Zound Industries introduced Marshall Major IV wireless overhead headphones. The novelty has a number of interesting features, including over three days of autonomy and the ability to charge both wired and wireless.
To be more precise, the declared maximum autonomy of the device is 80 hours. The device can be charged either wirelessly or wirelessly via the USB-C connector using compatible Qi charging standard. Moreover, you can make up for the power shortage of the Major IV battery by using a smartphone that supports reverse wireless charging.
Zound says the novelty is more comfortable than its predecessor when worn, and the softer ear cushions better fit the contours of the ears. The folding mechanism has been modified to make the ear cushions more compact when folded. Despite its decent autonomy, it is hard to call it heavy, weighing 165 grams.
Marshall Major IV is equipped with a proprietary joystick that allows you to turn on/off the device, switch songs and adjust the volume. There is also a standard 3.5 mm jack, and it can be used in two ways: connect to the sound source by wire in case the built-in battery is dead, or, if Major IV is connected to the sound source by Bluetooth, connect to the device other headphones or sound sources by wire – and “share” thus music.
Interestingly, unlike its predecessor Major III Voice, there is no built-in smart Google Assistant. Active noise reduction system is not mentioned either.
The novelty will come on sale on October 14. The cost is already announced: $149, £129 or €149 depending on the country or region.