Marshall Announces New Motif II A.N.C. Earphones

Posted on 31st August, 2023

Marshall Announces New Motif II A.N.C. Earphones

Building on a great foundation from its predecessor, Marshall has announced the new Motif II A.N.C.

With a look that’s very reminiscent to the original Marshall Motif A.N.C., the earbuds sport a 6mm dynamic driver enclosed in a plastic chassis that’s made with 70% post-consumer recycled plastic from used electronics, water bottles and automotive light covers, making this a a great step forward in the brand’s sustainability efforts.

There’s IPX5 water resistance in the earbuds, which is par for the course, but the charging case surprisingly also has IPX4 water resistance, which is definitely a nice surprise. 

The active noise cancellation (ANC) has been improved, with two microphones in each earbud dedicated to ANC along with a third microphone included for calls. Marshall claims the environmental noise cancelling has been improved as well, resulting in better clarity when taking phone calls. 

Battery life has also taken a leap forward, with Marshall claiming six hours in the earbuds with ANC turned on and nine hours without. With the case, the battery life stands at a total of 30 hours when ANC is turned on and 43 hours when it’s off. That’s a 10-hour or 17-hour difference from the original Motif A.N.C., which makes this a notable improvement. There’s also wireless charging in the case, with a 15 minute quick charging giving an hour of playback time.

Perhaps more importantly, Marshall has implemented Bluetooth 5.3 LE on these earbuds, which means there’s support for LC3 (Low Complexity Communications Codec). The LC3 codec promises superior sound compared to SBC while offering lower power consumption and lower latency. Combined with Marshall’s sound quality, we’re excited to hear how good these earbuds can sound.

The Marshall Motif II A.N.C. will be available from 12 September onwards globally, and is expected to sell for $199.99 USD.

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Cheryl Tan

After diving down the custom IEMs rabbit hole since she was 18, Cheryl has embarked on a long journey trying out as many audio products as possible ever since. She’s still waiting for the day a company can create a pair of true wireless earbuds that sound just as good as wired earphones.

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