Marshall unveils next-gen Bluetooth headphones and buds with major battery life and connectivity upgrades

Marshall Major V on a gray background held in hand with a tattooed arms
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British audio brand Marshall has unveiled new versions of its Major on-ear wireless headphones and Minor in-ear wireless earbuds. Available to pre-order from today (April 16), the next-gen headphones are now on to their fifth generation with the Major V, while the wireless earbuds are now updated to their fourth iteration to the Minor IV. 

Both new versions introduce tech upgrades that bring an enhanced sound signature, higher comfort levels, improved battery life, and updated connectivity. They officially go on sale on April 23 and will be available to buy at

Marshall Major V wireless headphones with 100-hour battery life

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Marshall's Major predecessor offered up to 80 hours of juice, but the new Major V go even further by taking that total to 100+ hours. It's important to point out that as with previous versions, they don't incorporate noise-canceling tech, but they do offer more than twice the battery life of the Sony WH-1000XM5, which are some of our best headphones and rated at 40 hours max battery life. 

As with previous versions, there’s a mix of textured black surfaces and gold accents, as well as the iconic Marshall script on the headphone’s ear cups. The rugged design is foldable and you can clip the ends together for compact and easy storage.  

Marshall says that the Major V delivers the company's iconic signature sound but is improved to reduce distortion, allowing music to be heard with absolute clarity. And thanks to the headphones’ wireless charging, it’s simple to give it a boost on a charging pad. Additionally, customization of the M-button means it's now possible to enable in-app features like Spotify tap, EQ switching and voice assistant.

Marshall says the Major V will be priced at $149 / £129 and will be on full sale from April 23. 

Marshall Minor IV wireless earbuds re-designed for improved comfort

Marshall Minor IV on white

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Meanwhile, the Minor IV wireless earbuds have a re-designed earbud and stem, angled to create an improved fit inside the ear canal. They claim 30+ hours of wireless playtime and are also water-resistant — although at the time of writing, there was no mention of the IP-rating.

Both Major V and Minor IV are geared up for a Bluetooth LE Audio to deliver higher audio quality, while increasing streaming range and improving audio sync, for an even better connection when watching video.

Marshall Minor IV on white

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Both models can be controlled via the Marshall app for iOS and Android. 

Once again, the Major V will be priced at $149 / £129, and the Minor IV will be priced at $129 / £119. Both models are available to pre-order now at and will be available to buy at select retailers from April 23. 

Lee Dunkley
Audio Editor

As a former editor of the U.K.'s Hi-Fi Choice magazine, Lee is passionate about all kinds of audio tech and has been providing sound advice to enable consumers to make informed buying decisions since he joined Which? magazine as a product tester in the 1990s. Lee covers all things audio for Tom's Guide, including headphones, wireless speakers and soundbars and loves to connect and share the mindfulness benefits that listening to music in the very best quality can bring.