Marshall brings major update to the Minor Bluetooth in-ear headphones

Marshall Minor II in-ear headphones

Heritage rock brand Marshall has just announced that its Minor in-ear headphones have been given a major upgrade, with Bluetooth aptX, improved fit, and a longer battery life – while still maintaining Marshall’s classic roadworthy look. 

The Marshall Minor IIs come in at $129 (around £120 / AU$180), almost triple the price of their predecessors – though if the new in-ears perform as well as Marshall claim, this higher price could well be justified. 

As well as supporting Bluetooth aptX, that price tag gets you 12 hours of wireless playback from a single two hour charge. If you’re out of juice and in hurry, though, Marshall says the upgraded in-ears should provide around two hours of playtime from a quick 20 minute charge, and for further longevity, the headphones go into a low energy standby mode when you pause your music. 

Marshall Minor II in-ear headphones

Comfort and quality

As a legendary rock brand, it’s only fitting that Marshall is focussed on sound quality, and with “custom-tuned 14.2 mm drivers”, the Minor IIs should have a well balanced and crisp sound. 

The Minor IIs have also been designed with comfort in mind, with Marshall claiming that their ergonomic fit will stay comfortable all day long, with the in-ear design providing “just the right amount of noise isolation”.

Despite all the upgrades, the new in-ears still  feature that classic Marshall look, with brass detailing and the iconic logo taking center stage on the inline remote – if this all sound up your street, the Minor IIs are available to buy now from the Marshall website

Olivia Tambini

Olivia was previously TechRadar's Senior Editor - Home Entertainment, covering everything from headphones to TVs. Based in London, she's a popular music graduate who worked in the music industry before finding her calling in journalism. She's previously been interviewed on BBC Radio 5 Live on the subject of multi-room audio, chaired panel discussions on diversity in music festival lineups, and her bylines include T3, Stereoboard, What to Watch, Top Ten Reviews, Creative Bloq, and Croco Magazine. Olivia now has a career in PR.