Marshall has up to date its headphone line-up with a successor to 2015’s Mode wired earbuds – and never solely are they wi-fi this time however really wi-fi. Certainly, with the Mode II, there is not a cable in sight (nicely, aside from the charging one within the field).
Obtainable for pre-order from at this time, the Mode II are the corporate’s first true wireless earbuds – higher late than by no means, we suppose – and in addition the primary Marshall earbuds mannequin to characteristic the newest Bluetooth 5.1 connectivity.
As all the time with Marshall merchandise, there are many recognisable design thrives, from the charging case’s elephant grain vinyl end, diamond cut-outs and brass accents, to the signature white ‘M’ on the outside of every earbud housing.
The buds boast touch-responsive controls for toggling between music and telephone calls in addition to activating ‘Transparency’ mode and a linked telephone’s native voice assistant.
Marshall says the 6mm drivers ship a “thunderous audio expertise”, however do you have to want to sonically tweak issues there’s additionally the choice to change the EQ settings within the Marshall Bluetooth app.
The Mode II ships with 4 totally different sizes of ear ideas to make sure a match that works for everybody. A rubberised end and IPX4 water-resistance score provide safety from splashes, too.
The buds ship a claimed strong 5 hours of wi-fi playtime from a totally charged battery, with the transportable charging case offering an extra 20 hours. The case might be recharged wirelessly or with the included USB-C cable.
Marshall’s Mode II in-ear headphones can be obtainable from 14th March at £160 ($179).
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