Marshall has announced this morning that it is expanding its lineup of Bluetooth headphones with the new Mid ANC. Over the last few years Marshall has methodically been building its headphone offerings, but today’s release is the first pair to offer active noise cancellation.
If you’re familiar with Marshall’s stylings at all, you’ll notice that today’s release has familiar looks based on the brand’s iconic designs. The Mid ANC is a follow-up to the Mid Bluetooth, which is fairly similar in both function and layout. More below.
The new Mid ANC has a few notable upgrades from the original Bluetooth version. Most notably is the inclusion of four active noise-reduction microphones. That’s up from two passive mics on the previous model. A new switch on the right side of the headphones activates Marshall’s noise-cancelling features which it promises will block out the world around you.
As with most ANC headphones, you’ll see a notable drop in battery life when the noise-cancellation feature is active. Marshall rates the new Mids for 30-hours of use on a full charge, but that number drops to 20-hours when ANC is in-use. The roughly 33% reduction in use is expected, but worth noting.
Marshall returns with its iconic black leather styling that highlighted with brass branding on the side. Overall, it’s a familiar look that’s in-line with the previous generation model. Regrettably, Marshall is rolling out the same old microUSB charging instead of opting for the new, preferred, USB-C.
One interesting decision on Marshall’s part is going with an on-ear design, as opposed to the traditional over-ear look that we’re familiar with on ANC headphones. It would seem that covering the entire ear would be more beneficial to create a distraction-free environment, but we’ll have to leave it up to Marshall’s expertise here. Other notable features include a collapsible design, ergonomic fit with 3D hinges and a solid brass action button for answering class and dialing in your volume levels.
STOCKHOLM, Sweden March 27, 2018 Mid A.N.C. is the first active noise cancelling headphone introduced by Marshall. In addition to its noise cancelling feature, it also comes equipped with Bluetooth aptX technology. Mid A.N.C. delivers superior wireless audio while dampening the sound in your surroundings, letting you enjoy what matters most the music. It offers up to 20 hours of wireless playtime when active noise cancelling is engaged, or 30+ hours of wireless playtime without A.N.C.
ACTIVE NOISE CANCELLING & SUPERIOR SOUND Mid A.N.C. is an active noise cancelling headphone that utilizes four microphones to continuously measure and pinpoint ambient noise to block out the things you do not want to hear. Its custom 40mm dynamic drivers lend a robust sound that balances clarity with just the right amount of bass perfect for those who demand the best in audio.
UP TO 20 HOURS OF PLAYTIME WITH A.N.C. AND BLUETOOTH aptX Mid A.N.C. offers up to 20 hours of wireless playtime when active noise cancelling and Bluetooth are engaged. Active noise cancelling can be turned off to prolong the life of the battery, extending wireless playtime to 30+ hours.
PREMIUM MATERIALS, ERGONOMIC DESIGN AND TRAVEL CASE Mid A.N.C. utilizes an on-ear design. Its plush headband is wrapped in soft microfiber, while a brass-plated Marshall logo and black anodized metal detailing give it an iconic look. 3D metal hinges rotate freely and adapt to your head for an ergonomic fit. Mid A.N.C. comes with a guitar inspired travel case that features a rich velvet red lining and a durable vinyl shell that is collapsible when not in use.
Mid A.N.C. is available for purchase for $269 at Marshall retailers around the world and online at marshallheadphones.com.
ABOUT MARSHALL HEADPHONES Marshall is a true rock legend. That uniquely clear and expressive sound combined with a mythical stage presence has enraptured music fans around the world for five decades. Were celebrating the brands rich heritage with commemorative products that live and breathe Marshall.
The legacy begins in a small drum shop in Hanwell in the 1960s, where Jim Marshall sought to give a bunch of then-local guitarists the sound they wanted a sound that was harder, crunchier and more rich. The result was the JTM45, an amp that reverberated with a sound that was much heavier than anything ever heard before. In a twist of rock and roll fate those guitarists, much like the Marshall name, would go on to revolutionize music forever.