Marshall’s influence within the world of monitored audio is unquestionable, so it’s only natural that the company’s transition into head-worn peripherals would be a near-seamless process. After laying the groundwork for their full-fledged speaker line with Bluetooth-imbued variants and musical cabinets, the outfit has finally announced its first premium noise-canceling headphone, the Monitor II A.N.C.
The collapsable Monitor II A.N.C. elaborates on the brand’s tried and true audio technologies, while also tapping into a nostalgic, old-school-inspired design terminology that pays homage to overhead monitors from the past. As one of the company’s most sophisticated models, the headphones boast advanced active noise canceling — a first for Marshall — to target and filter out external noise, leading to a vastly improved listening experience. Inside the peripherals’ comfortable earcups, a pair of 40-millimeter drivers deliver a range of subtle highs, deep lows, and clear mids for up to 30 hours of wireless use, while the Monitor II’s overall audio spectrum remains professional-grade. And for those who are looking for voice assistance, you’ll be happy to hear that Google’s proprietary technology has been implemented to make control all-the-more intuitive. The Monitor II A.N.C. is slated for release on March 17 for $320.