“The third-gen Minor sheds the cables, while the all-new Concept marks the brand’s entrance to the in-ear noise-cancelling earphone market.”
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Best known for the amplifiers it markets to the rock-and-roll sector, Marshall has long certified its brand to Sweden’s Zound Industries, which puts it on well-regarded Bluetooth earphones and also audio speakers. Today, Zound announced two new entries in its line of real wireless earphones: the Minor III and the Motif ANC.
The Motif ANC, $199, is a sealed-fit design with energetic sound termination and transparency mode. An access security ranking of IPX5 guards versus jets of water, however they are not rated for defense from particulate matter (you can obtain all the information regarding IP codes at the preceding link). Double microphones are utilized to supply energetic noise cancellation.
Touch controls outside of the Concept ANC are attended to music and phone-call control. The headphone features an application that uses EQ personalization. Six-millimeter dynamic chauffeurs boast level of sensitivity of 106dB ± 2 @ 1 mW (0.126 Vrms) 1 KHz as well as present 16 ohms of resistance, so nearly any kind of smart phone should can driving them. Each earbud should provide 4.5 hours of energetic use, as well as a cordless mobile billing situation assures to expand that to 20 hours on a solitary fee.
The $129 Minor III, imagined on top of this page, is an entry-level true wireless earphone that, as a third-generation gadget, is losing its cords for the very first time (both previous generations had a cable connecting both earpieces). This is an open-fit, stem-type layout comparable to Apple’s AirPods. There is no energetic sound cancellation on these, however they will passively block outdoors sound.
The Minor III are furnished with 12mm drivers with sensitivity of 93 dB SPL (179 mV @ 1 kHz). They offer slightly higher impedance 32 ohms yet that should not be a barrier for any type of mobile device. Like the Theme ANC, the Minor III also have touch controls for songs playback and also phone-call control. They’re ranked to supply five hours of playing time, and also the consisted of charging situation can bill the buds 4 more times to provide 25 hours overall.
The Marshall Minor III use somewhat much less ingress protection than the Motif they’re rated IPX4 however that still ensures defense versus water spray. Neither sweat nor rain need to harm either earphone. Both headphones are equipped with Bluetooth 5.2 radios, as well as both sustain the SBC as well as aptX codecs.
The Marshall Minor III are offered for purchase now at the Marshall headphone website. The Theme ANC are offered for preorder, with a ship date of September 30.