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Are Marshall's Mode II earbuds a solid alternative to the AirPods Pro?

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Faux-leather looks combine with booming sound to make Marshall's first wireless earbuds worthy of your time.
Lots of wireless earbuds sound great, come with useful bonus features, and pack plenty of battery life into their little shells. But you can't describe too many of them as classy.

Marshall is here to change that with its new Mode II earbuds.

As one of the biggest names in audio hardware for the past several decades, Marshall has only just now jumped into the crowded wireless earbuds space. Its Mode II earbuds, priced at $179.99 to compete with the likes of Apple's non-Pro AirPods, keeps things pretty simple. Besides some equalizer and ambient sound settings, you're pretty much only getting high-class looks and sound if you buy in.

Thankfully, these buds deliver in those two departments. But do the Marshall Mode II earbuds do enough overall to stand out among some pretty fierce competition?

Marshall Mode II wireless earbuds $179.99 View Product The Good Classy look • Meets Marshall's high-quality audio standards Classy look • Meets Marshall's high-quality audio standards The Bad Not much in the way of extra features • Very minor Bluetooth glitches Not much in the way of extra features • Very minor Bluetooth glitches The Bottom Line Marshall's first stab at wireless earbuds is a largely successful one. The Mode II earbuds deliver excellent sound quality and good looks, but don't offer much else beyond that. Marshall's first stab at wireless earbuds is a largely successful one. The Mode II earbuds deliver excellent sound quality and good looks, but don't offer much else beyond that. ⚡ Mashable Score 4.0 😎 Cool Factor 4.5 📘Ease of Use 4.0 💪Performance 4.5 💵Bang for the Buck 3.5

The Good: Typical Marshall sound, strong aesthetic

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The Mode II box comes with the two earbuds, a charging case, four different sizes of ear tips, and a USB-C charging cable. That's it. What more do you need really?

The earbuds themselves are about as nondescript as can be, with a circular,…
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