Marshall's latest earbuds take direct aim at Apple AirPods, AirPods Pro
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Marshall isn't being coy about who it considers the audience for its Minor III and Motif ANC earbuds: AirPods buyers who yearn for something cooler.
Whether you're an Apple fan or not, it remains the most influential company when it comes to true wireless earbuds, and Marshall is using that to its advantage with the launch of two new models that are designed to compete directly with the AirPods and AirPods Pro: The $129 Marshall Minor III and $199 Marshall Motif ANC. You can pre-order the Motif ANC today from Marshall, with sales starting on September 30. The Minor III can be purchased starting today.

Apple's earbuds are incredibly popular, but the company has remained content to only offer them in white. That preserves the instantly recognizable look of Apple's products, but it doesn't do much for people who would prefer something a little more stylish. And style has always been Marshall's strong suit. Leveraging the classic guitar amp heritage of the Marshall brand, the Minor III and Motif ANC are the stylistic equivalent of giving Apple's earbuds a rock 'n' roll bad boy makeover.

The Minor III and Motif ANC's features will feel very familiar to Apple fans. The Minor III offer a dead-simple wireless experience, with a set of buds…
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