Marshall launches the Monitor II A.N.C. headphones, sporting active noise cancelling and in-built Google Assistant

As well as some impressive battery life numbers.

Marshall has launched the Monitor II A.N.C. headphones, the most feature-packed entry into their range of headphones yet.

The over-ear headphones sport the notable inclusion of Active Noise Cancelling, which continuously monitors and counters ambient noise so that your music can be listened to without any outside intrusion. A switch on the headphones allows you to switch between full noise-cancelling, ‘monitor mode’ and having noise-cancelling off altogether.

Also incorporated is the Google Assistant, which lets you control music playback with your voice, as well as have the assistant write or read out messages, or give you directions on the go.

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The headphones are also wireless, and their battery life is rated for 30 hours of playtime with active noise cancelling enabled, or 45 without. Fast charging and Bluetooth 5.0 are also offered. There should be no worry about discomfort over that time, either, as Marshall says the headphones boast “super-soft ear cushions and a plush headband with metal swivel rotation hinges” that “perfectly adapt to any head shape for sealing and comfort.”

The actual drivers of the headphones are custom-tuned 40 mm dynamic drivers, which Marshall says deliver “bright and crisp highs, punchy mids and deep bass are balanced and clear, no matter the volume.”

The Monitor II A.N.C. headphones launch 17 March this year, listing for $319 / £299. Find out more over at marshall.com. For more gear news, click here.

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