With Mode II true wireless headphones, Marshall is entering the highly competitive TWS market. The company wants to convince customers above all with a first-class sound and the typical Marshall headphones design, but apart from that, the wireless Bluetooth earbuds are missing a few important features.
The Marshall Mode II In-Ear headphones offer small drivers with a diameter of only six millimeters, but the manufacturer promises a first-class sound and a maximum volume of 100.5 dB (SPL). The sound can be adjusted to your own preferences using an equalizer using the associated app.
The connection to the smartphone is via Bluetooth 5.1, since the manufacturer does not provide any information about the supported codecs, it can be assumed that neither Qualcomm aptX nor Sony LDAC is supported and instead music can only be transmitted via SBC or AAC.
There is no active noise cancellation (ANC), but the wireless headphones with mic offer a transparency mode that amplifies the ambient noise, so that it is possible, for example, to have a conversation without having to remove the earbuds. The microphones can also be used for phone calls, but there is no cVc support.
The rechargeable battery of the true wireless headphones lasts for five hours of playback, the charging case holds enough energy for four full charges. The touch-sensitive surface on the outside of the earbuds can be used to control music playback, activate the transparency mode or answer a call.
Marshall Mode II price and availability
The Marshall Mode II wireless Bluetooth earbuds has been priced at $179.99, but it is now available to buy for $166.81 on Amazon.com website only.
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