Master & Dynamic MW65 Reviewed by Enagdget

Check out these USD $500 headphones! I’m definitely putting this on my wish-list.

Master & Dynamic has been making some of the world’s best-looking headphones since 2014. The company uses premium materials like leather and anodized aluminum for its high-end products, while the competition settles for cheaper plastic even on flagship models. Despite a lineup that boasts on-ear, over-ear, in-ear, wired, wireless and true-wireless options, M&D still hadn’t entered a key category: active noise-cancellation. With the $499 MW65 introduced earlier this month, the company is making a belated debut, all while maintaining its premium style — and premium price.

The first thing that always strikes me when unboxing a piece of Master & Dynamic gear is the product design. As someone with a design background (and who tests a lot of headphones), it’s nice to unwrap audio accessories that aren’t made from plastic and that don’t feel cheaper than they should. The MW65 continues M&D’s heritage of leather and metal that began on the original MH40. Not only do those materials return, but trademark aesthetic details like the metal grilles on the outside of the earcups and other textured surfaces exhibit keen attention to detail.

Pros

  • Stellar design
  • Great audio quality
  • Lightweight and comfy
  • Intuitive controls
  • USB-C charging 

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Noise cancellation won’t please everyone
  • Doesn’t fold flat for storing

Summary

Master & Dynamic took its time to deliver a set of noise-cancelling headphones, and the wait was well worth it. They have a more refined design than most of the competition, but the MW65 are expensive. Even though the premium materials and stellar sound are better than many of M&D’s rivals, the price tag is hard to overlook.

Source: Engadget

 

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