Marshall MID ANC Review

What are Marshall MID ANC?

Marshall MID ANC are wireless headphones with active noise cancellation, which makes them suitable for trains, buses and airplanes.

Like the original Marshall MID, they nail the taste of the Marshall design. Many rockers and suitors who wear Motorhead shirts will love the look.

These headphones are solid and versatile, but their sound quality does not match the AKG N60NC wireless technology. And the price of £ 229 seems a bit too close to full-size rivals like the fantastic Sony WH-1000XM2.

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Marshall MID ANC – Design and comfort

There is a costume item for the Marshall MID ANC. They're dressed in the outfit of a Marshall amp. Using them tells the world that you are a little rocker.

That said, they're as tasty as they could be while they're plastered with Marshall's logos. These are small in-ear headphones with cups not much larger than most ears, so they are super portable.

The cups also fold softly into the headband, making them easier to fit in a bag.

What constitutes Marshall sauce? The plastic cups have a leather texture effect, just like the outer headband. Synthetic leather is common in all headphones, but this particular finish has a much rougher grain, just like the vinyl wraps on Marshall amps and speakers.

Small coiled cables that connect the cup to the headband and the small guitar knob the joystick on the left side is extra tidy frills. There have been many efforts to make the Marshall look "right".

Updates to this new active version of MID noise cancellation include an ultra-smooth suede-like finish inside the headband. The original pair uses synthetic leather, which is not so luxurious.

Marshall MID ANC look good and are, for the most part, comfortable. I have used them almost all day sometimes, and the only discomfort was caused by my glasses. Like most headphones in the ear, the cups cause the ears to recede a little, which can cause them to get hurt if pushed back over a thick frame.

Your setting is solid and safe enough to run using the Marshall MID AFRICAN NATIONAL CONGRESS. And passive isolation is very good for an earphone. Even without active activation of noise cancellation, a good amount of ambient noise is blocked.

Marshall MID ANC – Functions

That's okay, since Marshall MID ANC has fairly easy to use active noise cancellation. ANC uses external microphones to analyze and cancel the external noise waveforms.

Turn it on using a small mechanical blink on the right cup and you will hear some of the weight removed from the low frequency noise. It is particularly good at dealing with the sound of car engines.

Testing the pair together with Bose QuietComfort 35, there is no competition. The Bose pair is much more effective, isolating you from the outside world where Marshall MID ANC only makes sure that a noisy train does not force you to turn up the volume.

A benefit of less aggressive cancellation is that there is less of an obvious feeling of pressure when using Marshall MID ANC. ANC increases the sound pressure, and some initially find the sensation unpleasant. You may feel that the headphones are "sucking" the eardrums, but there is little of that here.

The battery lasts approximately 20 hours when used wirelessly with ANC, or around 30 hours with the cancellation disabled. This is great, especially considering the relatively small size of Marshall MID ANC.

Charges the battery with a microUSB socket in the right cup, and there is a 3.5mm auxiliary that allows you to use the pair when the battery is discharged. Unlike many older or cheaper ANC headphones, there is no dramatic sound difference between the two modes (ANC on / off).

The Marshall MID ANC golden joystick acts as a power button and playback controller, allowing you to pause, change tracks and volume. It's a bit more complicated than the separate buttons, but it keeps the look clean and elegant.

Marshall MID ANC – Sound Quality

The Marshall MID ANC sound is, as expected, similar to the Par Marshall MID Bass wireless standard is a little more moderate than you would expect .

It's not lean, but it lacks some of the impact and the low-end expansion feel that you get with some Sennheiser and Sony headphones at this level. There's enough bass for my ears, but some of you can expect a stronger hit from a name that makes gigantic 4×12 in guitar stacks.

The Marshall MID ANC character is clear, reasonably well balanced and there is some energy in the higher frequencies for a cool edge to the sound. Higher media have added power, which gives the voices a character slightly brighter than most, without the risk of harshness or wheezing. It also helps to break crispy guitars into a mix.

Compared to the high performance AKG N60NC, there is a lack of meat in the middle of the media. This reduces the authority and richness of the voices.

When combined with the depth of bass that has just been adjusted, the result is a lower dynamics and energy than the best pairs of ears. Their sound and separation are less than leaders in their class, which was also true for the standard Marshall MID.

There's nothing explicitly wrong with Marshall MID ANC sound, but a price of £ 239 compares them to some great headphones. And although good, these are not at all with the best.

Should I buy the Marshall MID ANC?

If you love amplifiers and the Marshall brand, Marshall MID ANC should be a comfortable fit. They look good, they are quite comfortable and although they are not perfect, active noise cancellation removes the edge of city noise.

However, they are not the best that can be obtained with the price. The AKG N60NC has a more complete sound, and at £ 239 the Marshall MID ANC is a bit too close to the current price of the best full-size headphones, like the Sony WH-1000XM2.

Verdict

Satisfied rocker headphones just a little better than the price for sound and noise cancellation.