Updated: Oct 10
Marshall, the brand known for its amplifiers and gorgeous aesthetic, celebrated its 60th anniversary earlier this week with the debut of the limited edition Diamond Jubilee models for the Emberton speaker, Monitor II A.N.C. headphones and Motif A.N.C. earbuds.
While these limited edition products are essentially re-skins of existing products, they definitely will be highly sought after due to the all-black design scheme.
For the Emberton speaker, while it's a shame that Marshall didn't re-skin the new Emberton II, it has one of the biggest changes in the Diamond Jubilee lineup with a new black diamond-esque multi-directional control knob as opposed to the gold one on the standard model. The white Marshall logo on the front has also been changed to black, and it's just a very sleek, dark portable speaker.
As for the Monitor II A.N.C. headphones, the multi-directional knob remains the same as before, although it's black now. The Marshall logo on the earcups also is blacked-out, but there's a new subtle diamond quilting pattern and embossing with the 60th-anniversary text on the padding for the headband. It's not a huge change, but a nice small detail to align with the Diamond Jubilee collection.
Last but not least, the Motif A.N.C. earbuds also get the all-black treatment with the colour all stripped from the earbuds and case.
The prices are slightly higher than the normal models though, with the limited edition Emberton going at S$349, the Monitor II A.N.C. going at S$599 and Motif A.N.C. retailing at S$399. All three limited edition models will be available from 15 October 2022 onwards at 10 retailers in Asia, including TC Acoustic, lifestyle boutique Actually as well as CHAMBER by Limited Edt in Singapore.