Marshall has announced Minor II Bluetooth ($180), a major new iteration of its original 2011 era Minor in-ear headphones. The new Minor II adds Bluetooth aptX while using an innovative ear-fit system with adjustable loops for optimal economic fit. Minor II Promises 12 hours of wireless playtime on a single charge, along with quick charge functionality that will get you back up and running with two hours of additional playtime after a mere 20 minutes of recharging time. Custom-tuned 14.2 mm dynamic drivers promise to provide rich highs, crisp mids, and clear, balanced bass, with the in-ear design allowing for a comfortable level of noise isolation that doesn’t completely block out your surroundings. A built-in microphone and Marshall’s typical multi-direction control knob allow for placing and receiving phone calls, triggering Siri, or wirelessly controlling music, and the magnetic earbuds connect together to stay in place around your neck. The Minor II Bluetooth also features the classic design details that Marshall is known for.
Marshall has also upgraded its Bluetooth speaker lineup with the Acton II Bluetooth ($250), Stanmore II Bluetooth ($350), and Woburn II Bluetooth ($500), building on the previous design with Bluetooth 5.0 support and an upgraded DSP that offers improved dynamic range compression for better performance across all volume levels. Each speaker also features class D amplifiers, a bass reflex cabinet system, and custom-tuned drivers that promise a balanced and dynamic audio response. A Marshall Bluetooth app provides the ability to customize the listening experience, with EQ presents, stereo and ambient modes, and even the ability to adjust the intensity of the LED lights on the top panel. The three speakers feature the same base features, differing only in power levels, with the Acton II Bluetooth providing three dedicated class D amps with dual tweeters and subwoofer, the Stanmore II Bluetooth offering up two 15-watt class D amps for its tweeters and a 50-watt class D amp driving its subwoofer, and the Woburn II Bluetooth capable for punching out a wall of sound with its individually-powered pair of tweeters and dual 5.25” subs providing a total of 110 watts of power.