- Recommended for people like this
- Overview of Marshall Mode II
- Build quality
- Connection quality
- Sound quality
- Sound quality features
- General comment
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Recommended for people like this
- People who like analog sound
- People who like well-balanced sound
- People who like to listen to electric guitar with color
- People who value harmonics
- People who like studio tuning sound
Overview of Marshall Mode II
- Total Score: 9.2/ 10.0
- Package: 8.0 / 10.0
- Build quality: 9.0 / 10.0
- Fit: 9.0 / 10.0
- High range: 9.5 / 10.0
- Mid range: 11.0 / 10.0
- Low range: 9.5 / 10.0
- Less distortion: 7.5 / 10.0
- Communication quality: 7.0 / 10.0
- Cost Performance Bonus: 12.5 / 10.0
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- Continuous / maximum playback time: 5h / 25h
- Waterproof performance: IPX5
- Supported codecs: aptX / SBC
Marshall Mode II Features
Mode II delivers a shocking and powerful signature sound, with approximately 5 hours of music playback on a single charge and up to 25 hours of music playback with the use of the charging case. The ergonomic design and four sizes of included ear tips ensure a comfortable and stable fit for all-day music listening.
Rich Signature Sound
Mode II delivers a powerful sound as if you are listening to a live performance right in your ear. Custom-tuned dynamic drivers reproduce crisp bass, natural midrange, and clear highs to create a rich audio experience.
Up to about 25 hours of playback
Approximately 5 hours of music playback on a single charge. Up to 25 hours of music playback is possible with the compact charging case.
Rugged and ergonomic design
Durable, sweat-resistant, IPX5 earbuds and IPX4 waterproof charging case, ergonomic design for all-day wear, and four included ear tips for a comfortable fit for any ear size. The included four ear tips provide a comfortable fit for any ear size.
Touch controls allow simple operations such as play/stop, forward/backward, call/end, etc. One touch on the left side activates the transparency mode.
Supports wireless charging, which allows charging just by placing the device on the ground.
The Marshall Mode II package meets the price level.
There is no shortage of accessories. The package contains the following:
- Marshall Mode II
- Charging case
- USB Type-C cable
Build quality meets the price standard. The overall exterior design is very cool.
The fit is good. The compact shape is excellent and fits securely in the ear.
I tested it by connecting it to a Cayin N6II/E02 with aptX.
I don't know because I haven't been in crowds, but it is stable in the home. Distance tolerance is excellent, and the connection is seamless and intact even at a distance of about 5 meters. The sound is interrupted and cannot be heard across the obstruction.
There may be a small amount of background noise, but most people probably won't notice it.
The operating interface is a touch type.
|Power ON||Open the lid of the charging case and take out the earphones|
|Power OFF||Store the earphones in the charging case|
|Pairing||Put the earphones in the case and press and hold the pairing button|
|Play a song||Tap the right multifunction button once|
|Stop playback||Tap the right multifunction button once|
|Forward song||Tap the right multifunction button twice|
|Backward||Tap the right multifunction button three times|
|Answer call||Tap the multi-function button once|
|End call||Tap the multi-function button once|
|Switch to transparency mode||Tap the left multifunction button once|
REW Frequency Response
Sound quality description
Marshall Mode II has a typical studio tuning signature that is almost completely neutral.
The following review was tested on a FiiO M15 with an aptX connection.
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Sound quality general comment
Marshall Mode II is a connoisseur's earphone that produces an analog sound with excellent sound balance and low resolution; it is not for those who prefer HiFi sounding digital music or for the staunch audiophiles who are original sound fidelityists who value clarity.
It is the best earphone for analogists who find the distorted sound of electric guitars sexy, are comfortable with the sound of crumpled cymbals, prefer vacuum tube sound, and prefer a sound image like that of a CRT TV. It is a tasteful sound creation that only an analog amp manufacturer could produce.
Sound quality features
- Sound with analog feel
- Good sound balance
- Good original sound fidelity
- Accurate texture
- Good localization
- Good high-frequency extension
- Rich harmonics
- Comfortable to listen to
- Colorful guitars
- Too much distortion and noise
- Resolution is too low
The Marshall Mode II features a very well balanced studio tuning style sound. The design is cool, the fit is good, and it is easy to get a high level of satisfaction regarding the build quality. However, the communication quality is lacking.
The sound is not for everyone, with lots of distortion, low resolution, and a strong analog feel. Recommended for those who want to enjoy the colorful distorted sound of electric guitars and the fresh, warm, smoky flavor unique to tube amps, but not for those who value clarity.