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House Of Marley Launches Active Noise Cancelling Headphones With Positive Vibration XL ANC

House of Marley Positive Vibration XL ANC Headphones in hands

Active noise cancelling headphones have become so plentiful that it’s almost hard to be excited by them anymore. Differentiation is the name of the game in 2021 with millions of consumers emerging from COVID lockdowns and headed for their first vacations in almost 15 months. Local beaches here on the Jersey Shore have been overwhelmed with people over the past two weeks and the noise on the beach while trying to get some badly needed sun is almost impossible to adjust to. The House of Marley have introduced new active noise cancelling headphones that are slightly different.

House of Marley Positive Vibration XL ANC Headphones Black Upright

House of Marley today announced the release of the Positive Vibration XL ANC over-ear wireless headphones, to tune out the world and tune into you. An upgrade to the popular Positive Vibration XL, Positive Vibration XL ANC offers a more premium listening experience featuring active noise cancellation with added comfort and extended battery life.


The Positive Vibration XL ANC headphones are equipped with 40mm high-definition drivers and engineered to deliver House of Marley’s signature, powerful sound within a comfortable wireless experience.

The headphones feature hybrid active noise cancellation through dual sets of integrated microphones to provide uninterrupted listening from external noise. The monitor mode feature is available to let the outside world in and pause listening with the tap of a button to engage with your surroundings. 

Offering three times the battery life of its predecessor, Positive Vibration XL ANC provides 26 hours of battery life with ANC on and 35 hours with ANC off, with advanced quick-charge technology. By going longer between charges, you can extend not only playtime, but also product life.

House of Marley Positive Vibration XL ANC Headphones Pink

The proof will be in the listening with these as ANC can drain a battery very quickly and have a negative impact on the sound quality.

“Our Positive Vibration series of headphones has always been a popular favorite for its quality sound and affordability. By creating the next generation with the Positive Vibration XL ANC, we are upgrading the experience and making active noise cancellation a standard feature,” explains House of Marley Director of Product Development, Josh Poulsen.

“Today’s environment often has us working in new spaces, on-the-go outside, and frequently in need of blocking out unwanted noise. The Positive Vibration XL ANC is delivering that listening experience within the under $150 USD category.”

$150 is not very expensive for ANC headphones so it will be interesting to hear what compromises were made adding ANC to the design.

Eco Design

Designed in House of Marley’s signature style using environmentally-conscious materials as a greener alternative to the plastic standard, Positive Vibration XL ANC is uniquely engineered with FSC® certified wood and recyclable aluminum ear cups. REWINDfabric weaved from recycled materials creates a durable, high quality headband lining and the included AUX and USB-C charging cables are composed of 99% post consumer PE designed to be both sleek and eco-friendly. 

House of Marley Positive Vibration XL ANC Headphones Black Controls Bottom

Convenience & Comfort

Designed with extended listening in mind, the Positive Vibration XL ANC is crafted with luxe, memory foam ear cushions for maximum comfort and a secure over-eat fit, resulting in instant noise-isolation. The headphones feature an onboard microphone for hands-free calling, voice assistant support, and remote functionality allowing you to control volume and playback when your device is out of reach. The foldable design and sustainable stash bag make portability simple and convenient for everyday use. 


  • Environmentally conscious materials including FSC®certified wood, REWINDfabric, recyclable aluminum, stainless steel, REWINDcables from 99% post consumer PE 
  • 26 Hours of playtime with ANC on and 35 Hours with ANC off 
  • 40mm High-definition drivers designed and engineered for powerful sound 
  • Hybrid Active Noise Cancellation with monitor mode feature 
  • Ultra comfort memory foam ear cushions 
  • On-board microphone and controls for hands-free calling and voice command activation 
  • USB-C charging with quick charge 
  • Foldable hinge design with sustainable stash bag for portability and convenience 
  • Braided 1-button mic AUX and USB-C charging cables 

Price & Availability

The House of Marley Positive Vibration XL ANC (model EM-JH151) is available now in pink or black for $149.99 at

Don’t need active noise-cancellation? Consider the Positive Vibration XL for $97 at Amazon, which has the same look without ANC.

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