Master & Dynamic believes in just pure sound, no gimmicks, no software tricks just the rustic feel of pure balanced sound. We rated their MW60 headphones near the top of the charts and for good reason. They’re solidly constructed and the sound quality is fantastic. Most of the complaints we had with the MW60’s were because the sample we had was a prototype and the production models seem to have resolved those small issues. M&D are taking on the crowded sound space with quality construction and balanced sound, leaving the gimmicks and tricks to the competition. At CES 2016 they showed us some of their new offerings and plans for the future (most of which we unfortunately can’t mention). Check out what M&D have planned for 2016 and keep your eyes on these guys. In terms of higher end sound, Master & Dynamic are a company everyone should be taking a look at. Here’s a look at their current offerings.
MW60 Wireless Over Ear Headphones
Master & Dynamic released these wireless over ear headphones late 2015 and we were among the first to review them. We scored them a 4.7 out of 5 with the only complaint being the comfort of the headband and call quality. To be fair, the review unit we tested were prototypes and not production models. I tried the production set on at CES 2016 and the headband was more than comfortable. As far as call quality, I didn’t test it with the production models but M&D does sell an optional boom mic that would clear up that problem for good.
Our MW60 Wireless Over Ear Headphones are designed to be the ultimate modern mobile thinking caps: wireless tools to help focus, inspire, and transport your mind. Designed for decades of use, our Bluetooth headphones are built with only the finest materials and tuned to provide a rich, warm sound. Our MW60s combine patent pending stainless steel componentry with “form-meets-function” exposed all-aluminum antenna to create uncompromised durability, style and best-in-class signal range.
The ME05’s are dynamic earphones that deliver rich sound. When I spoke with CEO and founder Jonathan Levine about the ME05’s he was very proud of their being constructed of brass. As Levine told me, brass is a great conductor of sound and making these out of brass gives your music an added richness you’ll not get out of your basic off the shelf earphone.
Precision-machined from solid brass and hand-finished, the ME05 Earphones feature a distinctive form with ergonomic and elegant details, including laser etching and mirrored accents that reflect light. The ME05’s utilize custom drivers for superb sound quality and a balanced weight distribution that ensures a snug, comfortable fit.
MH40 Over Ear Headphones
The MH40’s are a fabulous wired headset that deliver that signature Master & Dynamic balance. CEO and founder Jonathon Levine told me the company has always been wired because they felt if the were going to do wireless, they had to do it right. So before the awesome MW60’s there were the MH40’s which are awesome in every way (can you say noise isolating). Not everyone wants a wireless headset so these MH40’s are for those who prefer going wired.
Our MH40 Over Ear Headphones are designed to be modern thinking caps: tools to help focus, inspire, and transport your mind. Designed for decades of use, our headphones are built with only the finest materials and tuned to provide a rich, warm sound. They make an elegant yet everyday addition to your desk, studio or home.
MH30 Foldable On Ear Headphones
The MH30’s are a more portable on ear headphone and priced a bit lower than its bigger brothers. But make no mistake, these on ear’s are some of the best on the market. It’s great to see M&D take care on their lower priced headphones as well as their more expensive ones. When meeting with them at CES 2016 it was evident they care about their product and their customers.
Our MH30 On Ear Headphones are designed to be a more mobile thinking cap – they go where you go. Our MH30s are foldable and part of the everyday creative toolkit for those whose surroundings are ever-changing.
So that’s the current lineup from Master & Dynamic but they do have a few more things to release this year. We can’t talk about those at this point but we will keep you posted as to what they are and when you can get them. The stuff above can all be had at Master & Dynamic’s website at the link below.
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