Christmas came early :)
Yup, here they are, the Marshall Minor In-Ear Headphones. Ordered last week when they became available again at the Marshall Headphones website: http://www.marshallheadphones.com/ They are shipped directly from Stockholm, Sweden. Took only 5 business days to arrive internationally. I am pretty impressed.
They are very reasonably priced compared to all the other branded earphones out there. For USD$59 + USD$15 shipping delivered to your door, it is a pretty sweet Christmas gift.
The packaging is pretty simple. Plain cardboard with black printing. Here it tells you all the good stuff that this little pair of headphones can do.
The packaging bottom has a picture of the product. The string extends from one corner of the cube makes it a perfect Christmas tree ornament. :)
There unboxed… It is quite amazing that when you flip open the box, the headphones are presented to you by tilting the inside of the box out at you. Great packaging design!
The essentials are neatly arranged inside the box.
The 3.5mm plug reminds me of Hi-Fi instruments.
I usually do not prefer accessories with gold color. However, it seems very appropriately applied to this product.
Lots of small details with the entire product.
They even come with an adapter for the audio jacks that do not have a microphone input in the same jack.
And extra ear pads in different sizes to ensure the headphones will fit comfortably inside your ears.
And last but not least, the printed product documentation.
Been using them for the afternoon. I am not an audiophile and I don’t have very sensitive ears so I am not a good source of reference for review. However, I do notice the “In-Ear” aspect is not as good as the other products that have silicon earpiece that you jam into your ears. So I don’t expect the noise isolation to be as good as the other products. They, however, have pretty good base reproduction, very clear, crisp sound for the vocals and I am pretty satisfied with the sound quality at this price. Though I am sure they would sound a lot better if they had better noise isolation. Maybe generation 2?