The Marshall Minor II Bluetooth didn’t completely convince during this test. Having said that, these in-ears lean a little more toward the pro side of things with a chic design and interesting features, with their size adjustment, automatic pause functionality, magnetic “park positioning” and multifunction remote the biggest standouts. However, my list of issues against these in-ears means I can’t in all good faith give them too high a rating.
From the bare minimum approach to accessories to the complex multifunction button, the tiny info LED to the misquoted battery charging time, not to mention a generally poor fit; these headphones have plenty working against them. In particular, this last factor means there’s a poor performance in the sound isolation stakes, with far too much external noise intruding upon your listening enjoyment. What’s more, Bluetooth connection is not stable enough for purpose sometimes, with several dropouts recorded during the test. However, if you do manage to enjoy a good stretch of audio with no interruptions, you’ll be treated to plenty of power and boost.
In theory, Marshall has succeeded in bringing the Minor in-ear model up to date with more of-the-moment specs. In my opinion, Marshall has to do more to maximise the practicality of these Bluetooth headphones if the manufacturer intends to conquer the market at some point in the future.