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Marshall Major Headphones: Jam with it and Own it




For today’s edition of our Christmas giveaway, we’re giving away this Marshall Major headphones worth Php4,650. But before that, let me share with you why this little baby should be in your next gadget wish list. Check out below my week-long jam session with the Marshall Major and how you can take it home with you.

When it comes to earphones and headphones, I prefer over-the-ear headphones because the sound experience is more immersive. The Marshall Major belongs in this category. However, the ear cups aren’t really as big as I wanted them to be like the full-sized headphones.

Nevertheless, they’re still comfortable, lightweight and easy to carry around the neck when using it on a trip.

I brought the white model with me on my recent trip to Malaysia and used it most of the time, especially on the 3.5 hours flight from Clark to KL. The problem with the white though is that it can easily get stained from the dust, grease and other particulates. I would have liked the black variant better.

The white Marshall Major does have a unique appeal though. Some of the ladies in our delegation noticed it and loved it. I guess it all build down tot he design and build quality when you want to go bright and bold with headphones. The headband is made of soft cushy materials wrapped in leather. The ear pads are made of the same soft foam with smooth rubber and leather accents on the outer part and pillow-like pads on the inner walls.

Each earpad is extended by a sliding metal cord that adjusts the circumference of the headband by 1 to 1.5 inches on each side. The ear pads sits comfortable on my ears when they’re fully extended so I’m thinking guys with way bigger heads will find this uncomfortable if not un-usable.

The audio cable has an accordion-type construction and extends a full 2.5 meters when fully stretched but shrinks to a manageable 1.5 meters when let loose. The 3.5mm audio jack is made up of gold-plated metal with a spring coil wrapped around the end of the rubber cable to prevent it from getting bruised or mangled.

As for sound performance, the Marshall Major got some pretty good marks — pretty even through-out the entire range, has some very deep bass and no distortion even at the highest volume.

Bruno Mars’ “The Lazy Song” is dead set and very clear with good separation between the drums and tambourine. You also get very smooth bass and cool strings when you play “Price Tag” by Tyler Ward feat. Eppic. It’s pretty stable and even that I was able to bear “Doo Bidoo” by Kamikazee at full volume — that song is almost always ear-shattering when you crank up the volume.

If you’re into podcasts and audio books, the Marshall Major does a good job at delivering voice clarify and reducing vocal bass.

Noise isolation is good but not fully accomplished because of the fit of the headphones (I was still able to hear the baby crying in the plane on our way back home).

Aside from the fit and color, I’ve got no other qualms with the Marshall Major headphone. They’ve added some finer details into the design like the copper plates for the logo and the Dr. Jim Marshall signature at the bottom part of the headband.

The Marshall Major headphone retails for Php4,650 in local stores like iStudio, Listening Room, Urban Athletics and Astrovision.

But wait! You can get this review unit for your own this Christmas. Just follow this simple mechanics below.

In a single line, complete this sentence:

I’d love to play Jingle Bell Rocks this Christmas & I want to listen to it on the Marshall Major headphones: http://yugatech.ph/v6pEwi

Post it on your Twitter, Plurk, Google+, FB or Tumblr account with your favorite Christmas song. Leave a comment below whit your entry and we’ll pick the winners on Christmas eve, along with the Cliptec giveaways.

Disclosure: Digits Trading provided for the review unit which we are giving away here. They are also an advertiser on this blog.



Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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653 Responses

  1. Regie Bueno says:

    oh my my entry

    https://twitter.com/#!/regiebueno/status/149488105387327488

    *cross finger* Happy Holidays everyone.

  2. Angeline Santos says:

    Merry Christmas Yugatech!

    Here’s mine:

    https://twitter.com/#!/PotSantos/statuses/149491915421786112

  3. nearnine says:

    Here’s my entry~
    It’s a new English Christmas Song sang by a Korean Group. ^^
    http://twitter.com/#!/nearnine/statuses/149492950680879104

  4. JC Maala says:

    https://twitter.com/#!/jcmaala/status/149498179954556929

    Merry Christmas! Really love this song we performed for a Karolfest!

  5. Sanctuarian06 says:

    Ang saya saya naman! Ang daming pagiveaway! :)

    https://twitter.com/Sanctuarian06/status/149499550795706368

  6. my favorite is “This i promise you” by Nsync

  7. ianemv says:

    Here’s my entry

    https://twitter.com/#!/ianemv/status/149500869119967232

    I hope to win this item. Ang mahal and I would love sell this if I win this. The proceeds will gladly be donated to the victims Typhoon Sendong.

  8. My first entry does not have my complete name. So I made another one. =)

    https://twitter.com/#!/minabalondo/status/149498325341704193

  9. I’d love to listen to Grown up Christmas List this Christmas because it really reflects the situation of our wounded country. My Only wish is that our Kababayan’s can recover from Sendong with the help of each and everyone of us. :)

    http://www.facebook.com/acemendoza2006/posts/136095449835443

  10. Rhey says:

    Done. I hope when I win, I can have the prize na. Unlike before…

  11. emansky says:

    here’s my entry and hoping for a deep bass crisp accoustics with the headphones for the coming year!! :D

    http://twitter.com/#!/emansky/status/149503620411428866

  12. levruj says:

    hi YugaTech here’s my entry posted on my FB

    https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000668199240&ref=tn_tnmn

    thanks and Merry Xmas!!

  13. jheng says:

    I’d love to listen Jose Mari Chan Songs this Christmas and I want to listen to it on the Marshall Major headphones: http://yugatech.ph/v6pEwi :p

  14. kixs lagria says:

    https://twitter.com/#!/kixsxik/status/149504483070713856
    i hope i win my bdei is on the 26th =) merry christmas everyone.

  15. Ferdinand Angeles says:

    Last Christmas I gave you my heart…..

    https://twitter.com/#!/ferdinand_dti/status/149505305259163648

  16. Renee Morales says:

    Id love to listen to white christmas by kenny rogers. Pairing it up with this headphone would be nice.

  17. Renee Morales says:

    Id love to listen to white christmas by kenny rogers. Pairing it up with marshall major headphone would be nice.

  18. RC Antenor says:

    twitter: myromeocharlie

    here’s my entry and hoping my neighbor won’t read these! :)

    https://twitter.com/#!/myromeocharlie

    Merry Christmas! :)

  19. rikiboi says:

    it would make me believe that santa clause is really true if he brings me a “MARSHAL MAJOR” this Christmas Day… ^____^ http://yugatech.ph/v6pEwi

  20. Kenneth Escalona says:

    Check out my FB Status post.
    Kenneth Escalona

  21. EnerP says:

    I’d love to play O Holy Night & I want to listen it on the Marshall Major headphones: http://yugatech.ph/v6pEwi

  22. Cocoy pamplona says:

    Christmas wish list.
    I’d love to play Hey Day dreamer by someday dream & I want to listen it on the Marshall Major headphones: http://yugatech.ph/v6pEwi

  23. Kriska R. says:

    I’d love to play Christmas in our Hearts this Christmas & I want to listen to it on the Marshall Major headphones: http://yugatech.ph/v6pEwi

    https://www.facebook.com/#!/AKX.ZARREF/posts/294678950575167

  24. deals says:

    nice, araw araw may pa-contest!

  25. Bern says:

    I want to hear Little Drummer Boy in this headphone: http://twitter.com/#!/bed_decipher/status/149515179183448064 Merry Christmas everyone. Let us pray our brother and sister in CDO and Iligan.

  26. Raldy Baliber says:

    Here’s my entry Sir Abe, hope to win this eye candy and awesome headphones for an eargasmic X-mas ^_^ http://www.facebook.com/rg10088/posts/142348845875415 let me here what you heard using Marshall :D

  27. Christine says:

    Marshall Major headphones would be a great birthday (Dec 24th) and Christmas gift I’ll get. I hope to win. :)

    https://twitter.com/#!/LoveChristineC/status/149512322199728129

    Merry Christmas! :)

  28. Noli says:

    Just found alternative Christmas Song to listen it on marshall major headpone

    http://www.facebook.com/thegreatestna/posts/2593279985780

  29. Allen Gail Lucanas says:

    Wishing… :) Merry Christmas! :)

    http://www.facebook.com/aLucanas/posts/236204199786228

  30. I’d love to play My Grown-up Christmas List & I want to listen it on the Marshall Major.

    Marshall Major is one of my Christmas list.

    http://www.facebook.com/ajax/sharer/?s=99&appid=2309869772&p%5B0%5D=100000676106262&p%5B1%5D=237642299640809

  31. Florence Tejadilla says:

    I love Glee and love their version of Last Christmas!

    http://twitter.com/#!/mstejadilla/status/149521235372539905

  32. Twitter post:

    https://twitter.com/#!/supergelotorres/status/149525277201018880

    Hope I win, so that I can get the most out of my BB9800

  33. Gian Aguilar says:

    I’d love to play Happy Xmas (War Is Over) & I want to listen it on the Marshall Major headphones: http://yugatech.ph/v6pEwi

    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002890566062

  34. Franz Joseph Mendoza says:

    I really Love to have this Marshall headphones
    hope to win Thanks Sir!

    http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=241199089283292&id=1803313138

  35. Weixiang Chen says:

    Twitter: @WeiXiangChen

    site: https://twitter.com/#!/WeiXiangChen

  36. rex ojaldon says:

    I’d love to keep shuffling FROSTY THE SNOWMAN & I want to listen to it on Marshall Major headphones http://yugatech.ph/v6pEwi

  37. RM Abaya says:

    it would be a GREAT GREAT blessing to have this awesome Marshall Major headphones this Christmas! and without a doubt, my new year will be LOUD and i will ROCK!!!
    https://www.facebook.com/rm.abaya
    http://www.facebook.com/rm.abaya

  38. Christian Payos says:

    Hey there! Here’s my entry! Hoping to win this to brighten this season more! :D

    https://plus.google.com/117776550570224563079/posts/EKaD1dZ6fLb

  39. Jasmin says:

    twitter username: fallingattari
    tweet link: http://twitter.com/#!/status/149640013741690881

  40. deuts says:

    what else to complete in the sentence?

  41. Patrick says:

    Hi Sir Abe,

    Here’s my entry for this contest:

    https://twitter.com/#!/PatchDG/status/149645037259587586

    Thank you and more power!

  42. Dane Fumar says:

    Here’s my entry Sir Abe!

    https://twitter.com/#!/greatdaneRTL/status/149647345867423745

    Merry Christmas! :D

  43. JM Oleo says:

    Here’s mine! :) Really want to rock it out with this one. :D

    http://www.plurk.com/p/f38pcg
    https://twitter.com/#!/jm_oleo/status/149651064935813121

  44. juliechoa26 says:

    I’d love to play “Santa Baby” this Christmas & I want to listen to it on the Marshall Major headphones: http://yugatech.ph/v6pEwi

    https://twitter.com/#!/juliechoa26/status/149655909042372608

  45. WOW! Ang ganda nman ng headset na yan :) wala kasi akong twitter ai huhuhuhu sayang! Merry Christmas po

  46. Ysmael Paez says:

    Merry Christmas to all! Long Live YugaTech!

    https://twitter.com/#!/nonopaez/status/149674704637140992

  47. Anonymous says:

    Yung S100 ba hindi ipapagive-away? :D

  48. Pedro Reynaldo III says:

    my link is my twitter’s! @dong_pen :)) love u yuga abe!

  49. LUI says:

    how to post my status in twitter so i can join this contest??

  50. Leslie says:

    My entry’s too long so I’d have to use Plurk paste

    http://www.plurk.com/p/f3a7lw

  51. aedis says:

    Merry Christmas and a Happy Yipee Yehey song para maiba.

    Happy yipee yehey xmas to everyone! :)

    http://twitter.com/#!/tdyALMIGHTY/status/149692362820550656

  52. John Arvi says:

    Goodluck po sa lahat!

    twitter.com/#!/arvi06/status/149702084688740352

  53. Niko says:

    Thankyou Yugah & Marshall Major

    Merry Christmas. .

    https://twitter.com/#!/NikoCu_/status/149715978698231808

  54. Niko says:

    Thankyou YugaTech & Marshall Major

    Merry Christmas. .

    https://twitter.com/#!/NikoCu_/status/149715978698231808

  55. Ralph Michael Blanco says:

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

    http://twitter.com/#!/brooooomi/status/149728028400955392

  56. Edgar says:

    Let us not forget our own culture this Christmas. Listen to Filipino Christmas carols.

    http://twitter.com/#!/eguar51/status/149731692993708032

  57. Beverly Ann Sanchez says:

    Here’s mine: https://twitter.com/#!/spongebevz/status/149756165373444097

    Merry Christmas! :)

  58. Alvin Ansula says:

    I’d love to play Santa Claus IÑ• Coming tο Town this Christmas & I want to listen to it on the Marshall Major headphones: http://yugatech.ph/v6pEwi

    https://twitter.com/#!/TheWUnderDhog/status/149761728098467841

  59. rcboy says:

    Happy Holidays Sir Abe! Here’s my entry. :)

    http://twitter.com/#!/rcboy08/status/149765444725784576

  60. pachpach says:

    Merry Christmas and God bless to you all! Here is my entry sir :D

    http://bit.ly/uCadmQ

  61. Gilbert Sepillo says:

    Merry Christmas Sir Yuga!
    May God shower all gadgets upon us.
    God Bless you!

    https://twitter.com/#!/gilbertsepillo/status/149770300240830464

  62. Berne says:

    Happy Holidays!

    I have to repeat, my first post is protected.

    https://twitter.com/#!/bsrubia/status/149778975139442688

  63. HAHAman says:

    Happy Holidays to everyone! http://www.twitlonger.com/show/es8g3p (The song title was too long for Twitter)

  64. Jonathan Jaime says:

    I’d love to play Pasko Na Sinta Ko this Christmas & I want to listen to it on the Marshall Major headphones: http://yugatech.ph/v6pEwi

  65. Chris Salazar says:

    I’d love to play Little Drummer Boy this Christmas & I want to listen to it on the Marshall Major headphones: http://yugatech.ph/v6pEwi

  66. Darwin says:

    I’d love to play Destiny’s Child’s 8 Days Of Christmas & I want to listen to it on the Marshall Major headphones: http://yugatech.ph/v6pEwi

  67. Paul Jethru Navarro says:

    Hoping for a Marshall Major Major Christmas.
    http://twitter.com/#!/peejaynavarro/status/149910938949140480

  68. Geff Chang says:

    http://twitter.com/#!/GeffChang/status/149918541297106944

    I’d love to play Christmas In Our Hearts this Christmas & I want to listen to it on the Marshall Major headphones: http://yugatech.ph/v6pEwi

  69. Roger M. says:

    Here’s my entry:
    I’d love to play “Good King Wenceslas” this Christmas & I want to listen to it on the Marshall Major headphones: http://yugatech.ph/v6pEwi

  70. Noli says:

    Love to hear this alternative christmas song in a marshall major headphone.

    http://www.facebook.com/thegreatestna/posts/2593279985780

  71. s says:

    https://twitter.com/#
    sana manalo name kasi yan ng baby ko,named after Eminem. :)

  72. Romar says:

    Here’s my entry! Goodluck to all. Merry Christmas :)

    http://twitter.com/#!/romarisajerk/status/150026710681784321

  73. ArchAngel says:

    Might be the only Christmas gift I’ll get, so hoping for the best.

    https://www.facebook.com/wafu4pms/posts/219858848091183

    Merry Christmas, everyone! :D

  74. Louise says:

    I’d love to play Till The World Ends by Britney Spears & I want to listen to it on the Marshall Major headphones: http://yugatech.ph/v6pEwi

  75. Bogcess says:

    Sweet headset! I want this!

    Here’s my entry:
    I’d love to play Jingle Bell Rocks this Christmas & I want to listen to it on the Marshall Major headphones: http://yugatech.ph/v6pEwi

  76. anton rossini says:

    All I Want For Christmas Is You would sound extremely awesome if i have this piece of tech to listen it to. =)

    http://twitter.com/#!/arossinij/status/150117206645157889

    https://plus.google.com/103942051504383109003/posts

  77. Lezure2010 says:

    I want this!!! Headphones are my lifeline.:)

    http://twitter.com/#!/Lezure2010/status/150125952389754880

    Rock On.\m/,

  78. showbiz boy says:

    Hi,

    Can I blog about this and score one of this?ty

  79. berto says:

    Eto po ulit ang sa akin.

    http://www.facebook.com/berto.putik/posts/332558613438185

    Maligayang Pasko para sa lahat!

  80. I’d love to play Jingle Bell Rocks this Christmas & I want to listen to it on the Marshall Major headphones. It will be a white Christmas on my ears! : http://yugatech.ph/v6pEwi

  81. Jeffy says:

    I’d love to play Jingle Bell Rocks this Christmas & I want to listen to it on the Marshall Major headphones: http://yugatech.ph/v6pEwi

    Jingam Bells!

  82. jeff rox says:

    marshall major!! come home with me this christmas!

  83. jeff rox says:

    marshall major!! come home with me this christmas!

    https://twitter.com/#!/jeffrox330/status/150455222383288320

  84. Alfranz Gallegos says:

    Marshall Major Headphones, all I want for Christmas is you. :) Thanks yugatech.

    http://www.facebook.com/alfranz.gallegos/posts/311605982205427

  85. Marco Solomon says:

    I’ll have a Marshall Major headphones later from YugaTech! https://www.facebook.com/mersolomon/posts/316077168422622

  86. jade says:

    I’d love to play Jingle Bell Rocks this Christmas & I want to listen to it on the Marshall Major headphones: http://yugatech.ph/v6pEwi

  87. vachira says:

    I just bought this today in digital walker in vmall. Its worth every penny. The clarity and bass are superb. I’ll gonna recommend this to a friend!

  88. theresa says:

    wow! my boyfriend’s wishlist but I can’t afford.. :(

    fb entry: https://www.facebook.com/jayresa/posts/222832291124536

    twitter entry: https://twitter.com/#!/jayresa03/status/150505509982703616

    google+ entry: https://plus.google.com/u/0/109980535840214768544/posts/bnBUrwSnVL3

    ~ please let me have this!!! thanks.. :)

  89. Merry Christmas, Sir Abe! Just this one will complete my Christmas! :)

    https://www.facebook.com/vonerikv/posts/264864930240509

  90. Cliff Rosario says:

    on FACEBOOK!

    http://www.facebook.com/elitecliff/posts/179565085474180

    A Blessed Christmas to All!

  91. Ann Lovete says:

    I’d love to play We Found Love
    Rihanna Featuring Calvin Harris this Christmas, Merry Christmas! here is my entry: https://www.facebook.com/yeye.lovete/posts/2639804833287

  92. juyt23 says:

    honestly, this headphone doesn’t have a very pleasing sound. these are a pair of overrated cans. and this is not a matter of taste; there’s too much distortion on this that can indeed damage one’s ears. frequency response testing on these headphone likewise shown hard evidence of its subpar performance.

    to sir yuga: i hope that you are not getting paid to give this review. there are much safer and better alternatives out there for the price!.. just saying..

    this can ruin your ears and may forever change your musical taste for the worse, even worst than a pitiful and narrowheaded sense of life. maybe not if you are a rebecca black fan.

    i suggest the reader to go search the internet and find something better… i may be a pedantic fool but these are awful i had to write this up.. oh god. i just had to say this out of pity for the money one is about to waste dropping down for this —-.

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