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(True Wireless Earbuds Review) Marshall Mode II: Excellent appearance. Attractive analog-like sound, represented by colorful distorted electric guitars.

Marshall Mode II

Marshall Mode II

 

 

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  • 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

This review will give an overview of Marshall Mode II. A complete review of this product can be found here.

 

audio-sound Score

  • 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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Basic Specifications
  • 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.

 

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  • 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.

  • Controls
    Touch controls allow simple operations such as play/stop, forward/backward, call/end, etc. One touch on the left side activates the transparency mode.

  • Charging
    Supports wireless charging, which allows charging just by placing the device on the ground.


Marshall Mode II

Marshall Mode II
Marshall Mode II
Marshall Mode II
Marshall Mode II

Marshall Mode II

 

package

The Marshall Mode II package meets the price level.

 

Package contents

There is no shortage of accessories. The package contains the following:

  • Marshall Mode II
  • Charging case
  • Eartips
  • USB Type-C cable
  • Manual

 

Marshall Mode II

Marshall Mode II

Marshall Mode II
Marshall Mode II

Marshall Mode II

Marshall Mode II

 

Build quality

Build quality meets the price standard. The overall exterior design is very cool.

 

Marshall Mode II

Marshall Mode II

Marshall Mode II

Marshall Mode II

Marshall Mode II

Marshall Mode II

Marshall Mode II

Marshall Mode II

Marshall Mode II

 

Fit

The fit is good. The compact shape is excellent and fits securely in the ear.

 

Marshall Mode II

Marshall Mode II
Marshall Mode II
Marshall Mode II

 

Connection quality

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.

 

Interface/operation

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

 

Sound quality

REW Frequency Response

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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.

 

Please see here for detailed reviews on sound quality.

  

Sound quality general comment
  • Original sound fidelity: A+
  • Recommendation: S+
  • Personal preference: S+

 

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.

 

Marshall Mode II

 

Sound quality features

Pros
  • 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

 

Cons
  • Too much distortion and noise
  • Resolution is too low

 

General comment

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.

 

Marshall Mode II

Marshall Mode II

Marshall Mode II