Legendary guitar amplifier manufacturer Marshall has released a brand new headphone model called Monitor. The stylish, premium-priced headphones allow users to switch between two different listening experiences, with the help of their Felt Treble Filter (FTF) system.
The Monitor is not the first headphone set designed by Marshall, although this is still new territory for the British-based company. The previous headphones from Marshall were called Major and Minor and were released in 2010, receiving positive reviews.
The new headphones are Marshall’s first ever over-ear model. They are rather light and easy to wear, while still allowing enhanced noise isolation. They have the iconic look of all Marshall products, being made of black vinyl leather, with the company’s logo in white and elegant gold metal details.
Other features include dual 3.5 mm inputs which would allow your friends to plug in and listen to what you’re listening, an in-line remote and microphone that will help you take calls while enjoying your music, and a detachable coiled cable you can plug in either on the left or on the right side, whatever suits you best. The headphones are also fully collapsible, for easy storage and transport.
The new headphone set is also equipped with low distortion 40 mm drivers with a frequency response from 10 Hz to 20 KHz. The drivers offer a punchy, dynamic and clear sound, according to the manufacturers, while covering the entire frequency range audible to the human ear.
The drivers are covered by the FTF system, which is essentially a removable felt pad which basically acts by taking the edge of high frequency sounds, offering a personal and adjustable sound experience. While the pads are in place, users will enjoy a laidback, warm sound. When the FTF insert is removed, users will experience brighter, clearer sounds. The entire system is held together by magnets, which makes it easily detachable, but secure enough to not come off when rocking out.
The Marshall Monitor headphones are on sale now and can be purchased for $200 on the company’s website.
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