60points

Bowers & Wilkins P3

56points

Marshall Major II

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Bowers & Wilkins P3 vs Marshall Major II

Bowers & Wilkins P3
Marshall Major II
Bowers & Wilkins P3
Marshall Major II
60
points
56
points

Why is Bowers & Wilkins P3 better than Marshall Major II?

  • 30 Ohms lower impedance
    34 Ohmsvs64 Ohms
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Travel bag is included
  • Has a straight plug
  • Has an on-ear form
  • Has an open-back design

Why is Marshall Major II better than Bowers & Wilkins P3?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • 10mm bigger driver unit
    40mmvs30mm
  • Has an L-shaped plug
  • Has a coiled cord

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Bowers & Wilkins P3
Marshall Major II

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

2.has a detachable cable
Bowers & Wilkins P3
Marshall Major II

With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.

3.has an over-the-ear form
Bowers & Wilkins P3
Marshall Major II

Comfortable full-size form with earcups that fully enclose your ears. This model is loved for its increased sound isolation and the fact that it won't leak sound to your neighbors. It offers potential for maximum bass and loudness levels.

4.can be folded
Bowers & Wilkins P3
Marshall Major II

Folding devices are good for transporting as they take up less space in your bag.

5.travel bag is included
Bowers & Wilkins P3
Marshall Major II

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.

6.has an L-shaped plug
Bowers & Wilkins P3
Marshall Major II

An L-shaped plug is better if the jack is on the left or right side of the device, so that the cable isn't bent, and is less likely to break when the device is in your pocket.

Sound quality

1.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Bowers & Wilkins P3
Marshall Major II

The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.

2.sound pressure level

111dB/mW

99dB/mW

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

3.impedance

34 Ohms

64 Ohms

Impedance is the device’s electrical resistance to the current being pushed through it. The lower the impedance, the easier it is to get higher volume and requires less power.

Best

Flips Solo 2 Social

4 Ohms

4.has a neodymium magnet
Bowers & Wilkins P3
Marshall Major II

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

5.driver unit size

30mm

40mm

The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.

Best

Audeze LCD2 Classic

106mm

Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
Bowers & Wilkins P3
Marshall Major II

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

Features

1.can be used as a headset
Bowers & Wilkins P3
Marshall Major II

A headset is one headphone or pair with a built-in microphone. Headsets can be used for applications which require communication i.e. Skype, games with voice chat, mobile phones etc.

2.has an in-line control panel
Bowers & Wilkins P3
Marshall Major II

There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.

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