CES 2015: Marshall Major II headphones revealed

Revealed at the first official press event of CES 2015, CES Unveiled, the Marshall Major II headphones certainly take the spoils for looks.

Harking back to the iconic Marshall amps and looking to improve on the original Marshall Major cans, the Major II headphones are set to launch worldwide later this month.

Marshall claims customised drivers deliver deeper bass and a more refined midrange, while there's now a detachable cable with connection ports on both ears, so you can choose which side to wear the cable, and an L-plug end for connecting to two sets of cans simultaneously.

The cable has a built-in microphone too.

The more rounded and supposedly more durable design also has improved hinges so the ears can fold-up in to a more portable unit and also rotate more easily.

The Marshall Major II headphones are due on sale by the end of January and will cost £100 in the UK, $120 in the US.

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Joe Cox
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Joe is the Content Director for What Hi-Fi? and Future’s Product Testing, having previously been the Global Editor-in-Chief of What Hi-Fi?. He has worked on What Hi-Fi? across the print magazine and website for almost 20 years, writing news, reviews and features on everything from turntables to TVs, headphones to hi-fi separates. He has covered product launch events across the world, from Apple to Technics, Sony and Samsung; reported from CES, the Bristol Show, and Munich High End for many years; and written for sites such as the BBC, Stuff, and the Guardian. In his spare time, he enjoys expanding his vinyl collection and cycling (not at the same time).