At first glance, I thought Zound Industries—the company that builds speakers and headphones under license from Marshall Amplification—had to be pulling my leg. The cups on the $150 Marshall Major IV aren’t big enough to fit around a five-year old’s ears, let alone an adult’s.
Then I put them on. I’ll be darned. There’s a method to this “on-ear” versus traditional “over-ear” madness.