The new/old model is an update of the original Marshall Major . The update, however, appears aesthetic in nature. It’s clear there isn’t much ground being broken here, but with their trademark heavy sound and vinyl-clad, retro design, the Major 50 Fx model is shooting for one word – classic.
Ideally suited for guitar-gear addicts, this model features a 40mm moving coil dynamic drivers capable of the typical 20-20,000 Hz frequency response. As an added bonus, a remote, mic, and canvas carrying pouch are all included. We mention guitar-gear enthusiasts because Marshall was formed at the behest of Pete Townshend and Richie Blackmore, two men who know a thing or a million about the instrument.
The only thing that gives us a bit of pause here is the price. We expect they’ll retail for about $150, but the suggested price sits at $170. That’s a little on the pricey side, even for solid performance from on on-ear headphone. Still, you get some nice accessories with your purchase, and 50 years of sound doesn’t come cheap.