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Technology Marshall's Google Assistant headphones offer 60 hours of music

17:50  02 october  2019
17:50  02 october  2019 Source:   engadget.com

Sennheiser's new Momentum headphones are improved, but still pricey

Sennheiser's new Momentum headphones are improved, but still pricey Sennheiser has been fine-tuning its Momentum Wireless headphones for a few years now, and at IFA 2019, the company is unveiling a third-generation model. While the overall design is mostly the same, the company added a host of new features to bring these over-ear headphones in line with the likes of Sony's WH-1000XM3 and the top options from Bose. At $399.95 (€399), they're pricier than a lot of the flagship headphone competition, even if Sennheiser did stack the spec sheet. Active noise cancellation (ANC) and a Transparent Hearing tool allow you block out what's going on around you, or let some of the outside world in.

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Best headphones with Google Assistant integration. Accessing Google Assistant is a matter of touching the earcup to control music or receive notifications. Of course, while we are focusing on Google Assistant integration, the headphones have to be comfortable, easy to use, and sound good

After taking several years between updates to its popular Major headphones, Marshall has announced a new pair just one year after it came out with the Major III. The company's new Major III Voice Bluetooth headphones add voice control through Google Assistant and a dedicated button for easy activation. Additionally, the headphones carry over the control knob that was included with the previous model. The knob allows you to control both playback and volume, as well as turn the headphones on and off.

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The other major feature of the Major III Voice headphones is much-improved battery life. Marshall claims the Major III Voice can deliver a staggering 60 hours of battery life on a single charge. We'll have to see how they perform in testing to find out if Marshall's claims are accurate, but it's worth noting we found the Major II headphones routinely delivered more than the 30 hours Marshall advertised on the box. In any case, for a pair of Bluetooth headphones, 60 hours of uptime is no small feat. All that extra battery life does come at the cost of a feature like active noise cancellation. For instance, Sony says its excellent WH-1000XM3 headphones feature up to 30 hours of battery life on a single charge, but then they also cost an eye-watering $350.

Otherwise, these are the same great headphones Marshall shipped in 2018. The Major III Voice feature the same earpads and 40mm drivers as the Major III. Qualcomm's aptX audio codec also makes the jump, which delivers better latency response than the SBC codec that comes with most Bluetooth headphones. At $169, the Major III Voice is $20 more expensive than the Major III, but that seems like a fair compromise given the updates.

The Marshall Major III Voice will be available starting on October 16th.

Sony WH1000-XM3 headphones deal .
Though the Sony WH1000-XM3 over-ear headphones have an unusual naming convention, their long-lasting battery life and dependable/top-notch noise cancellation have made them shine. And now Sony fans can rejoice over the largest discount we've seen them on yet, just in time for the holidays. © Provided by Cable News Network, Inc.Amazon.com and Walmart are offering the Sony WH1000-XM3 for just $278, down from $349.99. That is $71.99 in savings, and it applies to both color options---- silver or black.Sony WH1000-XM3 Headphones ($278, originally $349.99; amazon.com)Sony WH1000-XM3 Headphones ($278, originally $348; walmart.

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