Zound Industries has introduced its newest pair of Marshall-branded headphones, the Main IV. Like earlier Marshall headphones, the Main IVs have a formidable battery life, which extends as much as 80 hours on a single cost this time round. When it comes time to recharge, you’ll be able to both plug in a typical USB-C cable or cost them wirelessly utilizing a Qi-compatible charger.
We’ve seen quite a few true wi-fi headphones embrace wi-fi charging over the past couple of years, however the characteristic is way much less frequent with on-ear headphones just like the Main IV. In addition to wirelessly charging the headphones at residence, the know-how means you’ll additionally have the ability to cost them utilizing any smartphones that assist reverse wi-fi charging just like the Samsung Galaxy S20. We’ll have an interest to see how simple it’s to stability a pair of headphones on a wi-fi charging pad, nevertheless.
Zound additionally guarantees that the Main IV headphones are extra comfy to put on than their predecessor and have softer ear cushions which are formed to raised match the contours of your ears. They need to additionally fold down right into a extra compact measurement because of a brand new folding mechanism. Regardless of their lengthy battery life, they’re not too heavy at 165 grams (5.82oz).
The Main IV headphones additionally embody Marshall’s customary joystick management button, which handles quantity and playback management, powers the headphones on and off, and is used to reply calls. There’s additionally a 3.5mm headphone jack which you should use when your headphones are out of energy. Alternatively, a second individual can plug their headphones into the three.5mm port when you’re related to your machine through Bluetooth — a helpful characteristic if you wish to share music or watch a movie collectively.
Not like its predecessor, the Main III Voice, the Main IVs don’t assist Google Assistant. There’s additionally no signal of energetic noise cancellation.
The Marshall Main IV headphones can be found to preorder beginning as we speak for $149 (£129, €149). They begin transport on October 14th.