Magnolia Collection

Master & Dynamic - MW60 Wireless Over-the-Ear Headphones - Black/Gunmetal

Magnolia Home Theater

Take your home entertainment experiences even further. Magnolia Home Theater stores offer the next level of audio, video and smart home solutions.

Magnolia Home Theater
Take your music with you wherever you go with these Master & Dynamic wireless headphones. Their built-in Bluetooth lets you stream digital media from your portable device, and the ear cups are made from lambskin for comfort over prolonged listening sessions. These Master & Dynamic wireless headphones have an omnidirectional microphone for answering calls hands-free.

Headphone Buying Guide
$549.98
Protection Plan Options
Color:
Black/Gunmetal

Overview

What's Included


  • 1.25m standard cable
  • 3.5/6.3mm gold-plated adapter
  • Canvas cord case
  • Canvas headphone pouch
  • Leather cable box
  • Master & Dynamic MW60
  • Micro USB charging cable

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
94% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (28 out of 30)

Features


Over-the-ear design

For a secure fit.

Bluetooth 4.1 interface

Enables simple wireless pairing with your Bluetooth-enabled device.

Rechargeable battery

Offers up to 16 hours of use on a charge.

3.5mm connector

Enables flexible connection options.

In-line microphone

Lets you enjoy hands-free calls.

45mm drivers

Deliver powerful sound.

5Hz - 25kHz frequency response

For faithful sound reproduction.

32 ohms impedance

To efficiently conduct power.

Stereo design

Delivers crisp tones.

Stainless steel and aluminum exterior

Along with memory foam and lambskin earpads for stylish looks and durability.

Folding design

Along with an included carrying case enables easy portability.


Overall customer rating

4.6
94%
would recommend to a friend

Expert Rating

4.2

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Where have you been all my life?

    Posted
    MarkusKong
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember
    • Top 500 ContributorTop 500 Contributor

    Master & Dynamic MW60 Quick Features on the Product - Aluminum with stainless steel components in all high strain areas. All metals are anodized or PVD coated, not painted. Premium grain cowhide leather headband with soft lambskin ear pads and headband lining. Replaceable lambskin wrapped memory foam ear pads. - We sought an expansive sound profile that perfectly captures the exceptional detail that well recorded music has to offer. Our tuning is designed to accommodate a diversity of tastes and musical genres. - Intuitive controls afford an elegant tactile experience. Weight distribution, fit and comfort are paramount. Our patent-pending antenna, a key component of any wireless product, provides up to three times the industry standard for connectivity distance. An omnidirectional microphone is integrated into the earcup for crystal-clear communications. - Folds into a compact format for travel and storage - Drivers: 45mm Neodymium High-Performance Drivers - Impedance: 32 ohms - Two Year Limited Warranty. Designed and Developed by New Audio LLC New York, NY 10001. Made in China. - Input: 5.0V, 190mA What's in the box? MW60 Master & Dynamic Informational Card Quick Start Guide Leather Storage Box 2.00m Standard Audio Cable USB Charging Cable 3.5 / 6.3mm Gold-Plated Adapter Protective Carrying Case for MW60 Protective Carrying Case for Cables User Manual Setup/Testing/Conclusion I first have to say that Master & Dynamic put a lot of work into the MW60; even the packaging is superb! Initial impression of the box on the outside is pretty standard… But as soon as you remove that “skin” and take out the black box; oh man! The material and craftsmanship that they put into the packaging deserves a 10 out of 10 from me. I am a box guy so I know when a box is nice or not. My spouse and I got to experience the MW60 straight out of the box and we both agree that these are the best headphones we have ever used hands down. The build quality of the MW60 is extremely nice. At first I thought these headphones were pretty heavy in my hand. But guess what? As soon as you put them on your head they are extremely comfortable and well balanced that you don’t even feel like it's heavy. The buttons are well placed and are very simple to use; pretty straightforward I’d say. The materials of cowhide, lambskin, and metals on this thing are a great combination; Master & Dynamic did an amazing job. When I first put the headphone over my ears I thought they were going to be narrow because I have big ears (so as my wife… don’t tell her I said that though!). After placing them on my ears, I can safely say that it's definitely not an issue; having big ears for the MW60 that is. I would also like to mention that I wear glasses and a lot of headphones get sort of uncomfortable. When wearing glasses with headphones, it typically feels like your head is being squeezed. I definitely did not experience this “squeezing” effect with the MW60. I enjoy that even when I remove one side and only have the MW60 partially on my head; it's still comfortable! Basically what I am trying to say is… It's comfortable. Now to the sound quality… WOW! The sound quality is crisp and rich; extremely RICH! The vocals are clear. There’s a clear distinction between vocals and music; no “bleeding” effect here. The distance on the MW60 are also excellent. I had the pleasure of testing them around the house while leaving my cell phone in one area of my home. I never lost quality nor did I experience any sound skipping like you would typically get from traditional Bluetooth devices. This must be the antennas that MW60 use. If you have the chance to see the headphone in person; you’ll notice the antennas on the left ear piece. You’ll be able to notice it as it looks relatively similar to the one on the back of an iPhone (that's of course if you actually have seen the back of an iPhone, typically on the bottom). The antenna that the MW60 has does an amazing job and I am able to close doors and still hear clear music (no skipping) even though my phone is through a good 3-4 dry walls and 2-3 closed doors. I also had the opportunity of testing the microphone quality and its pretty good. The only thing I heard “bad” about it is that I sounded kind of far. But the sound that I was projecting from my voice was clear and beautiful! With all this great sound, Master & Dynamic states that the MW60 will last you approximately 16 hours. To the accessories! Lets just first say that a good amount of time and cost has been put into the accessories. The cables included are nicely braided and have nice connectors. You essentially get 2 carrying cases; 1 for your MW60 and 1 for your cables. I like the fact that Master and Dynamic provided 2 carrying cases. The Sony’s that I have only come with 1 carrying case and I’m always afraid of scratching/damaging the headphone. The carrying cases are made of canvas. Although they are lightweight, they seem pretty durable. The only con/gripe that I have is that I wish the MW60 carrying case had a hard outer shell instead. If you’re an individual that is going to dish out the cost to buy something amazing like this; I would be extremely cautious of not damaging it. The ear cushions are extremely easy to change out or take off to clean. They are basically held by a magnet. These ear cushions are some high quality lambskin wrapped bad boys. They are comfortable and do everything they’re supposed to do without hurting you in any way, shape, or form. In conclusion… Would I recommend these headphones? YES! Absolutely. As I mentioned, I’ve tested several headphones and the MW60 by Master & Dynamic currently takes the cake. Everything from the build quality down to the sound quality is amazing. Basically; the MW60 is both beautiful on the inside as it is on the outside. If you’re on the search currently for a new headphone, give the Master & Dynamic MW60 a shot; you won’t be disappointed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Playback, Professional-Grade, Headphones

    Posted
    pauldar
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member
    • Top 1000 ContributorTop 1000 Contributor

    At age seventy-three, I consider myself a lifelong lover of all kinds of music, an audiophile. Back in the 50's I got started by building Hi Fidelity record players for family and friends. Was mesmerized by the faint glimmer of light from the vacuum tubes radiating out of the scores of ventilation holes, I drilled on the sides of my home made fabrications, to dissipate the heat. The 45's, 78's, and 33 1/3 LP's would spin while reverberating out then, the new-age music, 'Rock 'N Roll'. Those were the days - Loved every minute of it. It was during the 50's and 60's while assembling record players and sound amps for mics and speakers that I learned the 'Gold Standard' of superb audio – extraordinary sound reproduction and playback is only possible using the finest components available. Professional musicians, sound engineers, and people, who appreciate all the nuances of surround and high-octane sound agree. Today, I use a high-end A/V Receiver as the centerpiece of my home audio system. This component allows me to connect all my sound and video devices, 4K TV, smart phones, tablet, PC, Blueray player, and even older legacy devices too, like my 'old timey' record player – still love playing the vinyl. When an opportunity presented itself for me to review the Master & Dynamic, MW60 Wireless, Headphones, in exchange for a comprehensive and honest review, I was thrilled. Nothing against Bluetooth technology folks, but high-end headphones, which allow both, Bluetooth and 'wired' input, like the Master & Dynamic, MW60 is my 'Cup-Of-Tea'. When the package arrived I was immediately impressed by the great care taken to insure the headphones would NOT be damaged in shipment. The arrived in a foamed and scalloped inner enclosure, the exact shape of the headphones, inside of a heavy, outer shell box. Neatly packaged in the box was the following: the MW60 headphones, canvas carrying pouch for the headphones, canvas cord case, sturdy leather cable box, 1.25m standard audio cable (approximately 4' and 1” in length), micro USB charging cable (approximately 38” long), and a 3.5 to 6.3mm gold-plated adapter, 'Quick-Start Guide, and impressive 'User Manual', in seven different languages, that contains many helpful, graphic illustrations, and detailed operations. Just picking up the headphones in my hands I knew these were 'quality-built'. The look and feel of the materials in the design, engineering, and construction of these headphones is 'over-the-top'. My first impression was that these headphones were designed to be as professional-grade as possible. Durable stainless steel hinges and extensions for adjustment, lightweight aluminum housings for the speakers and antenna, long-lasting superior, grain leather-wrapped headband, and the luxurious, foam-wrapped, magnetized, lambskin ear pads, which can be easily removed for cleaning or entirely replaced. The total weight of the headphones is approximately three-quarters of a pound or 345 grams. Additionally, the SS hinges allow me to wear the headband either on the top of my head, or, at the back of my neck, whichever I prefer at the time. It just doesn't get any more professional then this, folks. These headphones are built to enjoy and last for many years. WooHoo! The main power controls are located on the Left-side ear pad. The ear pads are engraved on the SS hinges as to 'R', right side and 'L', left side. Since I am left-handed, the position of the main controls is ideal for me. However, it should work extremely well for either left or right handed people. The main control is a three positioned switch. The Middle position is 'ON'; the bottom, red-dot position is 'OFF', and the Bluetooth position is self-explanatory. Pairing is simple and it only took me thirty seconds to accomplish with my Bluetooth Receiver. I was also able to pair my I-Phone as the unit allows the pairing of two separate Bluetooth devices at the same time. You can simply 'toggle' back and forth between the two inputs by pausing one device remotely, in order to play the other. Just above the power switch are two LED indicators, which one will glow red on low battery, orange on medium battery, and green on full battery. A fully charged battery will last approximately sixteen hours. Also on the Left side ear pad is my favorite jack, the 3.5mm, wired audio jack. This is the one I use pretty much most (all) of the time. In my humble opinion after many years of listening and appreciating great sound playback, hard-wired connections provide me with more encompassing, realistic, surround sound detail then any other link to include the greatly improved Bluetooth featured in these amazing headphones. I simply plug the 3.5mm audio jack into my A/V Receiver's corresponding outlet, which allows me inputs from seven different audio sources through the Receiver's switches in addition to digital radio and TV sound broadcasts. But, what is most important to me is the 3.5mm, wired connection provides me with impeccable, and almost flawless audio playback to these outstanding, dynamic headphones. The myriad, complexity of the detailed audio using the wired connection is so comprehensive and enveloping it completely fulfills the mission the sound engineers of Master & Dynamic set out to do with the MW60 headphones. This is why the Master & Dynamic, MW60 Headphones are so well designed and excellent. They provide you with the best of both worlds, hard-wired and Bluetooth connections. They knew people like me (and you) would enjoy these professional-grade headphones to their fullest. YooHoo! It is also noteworthy to mention that when you utilize the 3.5mm connections your headphone internal power source shuts down as the 3.5mm source provides the power and input to these fantastic headphones. Another great feature is that when your internal battery-source power is shut down, 'passive-audio-isolation-by-design' is engaged. These terrific headphones do not have 'Noise-Cancellation' electronics feature. They utilize a more user-friendly passive, noise isolation instead of electronic signal 'clutter', which you may perceive as noise cancellation. Trust me and other audiophiles, passive noise isolation is far superior to degrading, signal-manipulating, noise cancellation. Do your research. The Right side ear pad has three functional buttons. A plus and minus button for individual volume control and a multi-functional button (MFB) in the middle. Plus (+) button serves as 'forward' and Minus (-) serves as 'previous' track buttons while depressing each for two seconds. The MFB button is used to serve as a Play/Pause button, and, answer and end phone call button. Additionally, the MFB can be used to ignore a call or use your digital assistant for voice dial. On my I-Phone Siri worked well with this feature. The USB charging port is also located on the very bottom of the Right side ear pad. Any 'active' USB port will charge these headphones, however, I used my I-Phone plug and, it charged them in just over an hour. Now, regarding the sound playback. In my opinion for contemporary music, modern day, easy-listening, rhythm & blues, country, jazz, or rock, etc. the Bluetooth connection does a spectacular job. If you have a Receiver or any other kind of 'input' device that has an EQ you can pump up the bass, treble, or mid ranges, to your particular liking and this baby will take it. Even if you don't have an input access that has an EQ, the absolute crispness, clarity, and robust warmth and richness of music will convince you that these are the best headphones you can buy and will enjoy for years. These headphones come with a two year warranty, which is good at any retailer you purchase them from. If you are a music geek like I am the Master & Dynamic MW60 Wireless Headphones are the closest thing you are going to get to Professional-Grade perfection in sound playback. Using the 3.5mm audio cable takes me to another world, where realistic, lifelike sounds envelop my ears and tantalizes my listening pleasures for total and complete relaxation and gratification. Playing my vinyl records has never been more pleasurable to listen too – so realistic and true to their original recording. I love these headphones. Because of their exquisite design these headphones are super comfortable to wear and the luxurious, lambskin padding provides a soft cushion delight for your ears. If you only connect to Bluetooth you can move around within limits – over-the-ear headphones are meant for you to be quietly relaxed and emotionally tuned in to your listening venue. I wholeheartedly recommend these spectacular headphones. They would make a great gift for that special grad, special couple, Fathers' Day, Birthday, Anniversary, etc. With all my years of experience in music build, appreciation, and reproduction – Master & Dynamic MW60 Headphones are as close to flawless playback as you can get and well worth the price point.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Gorgeous Luxury BT Headphones

    Posted
    mikeheel
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member
    • Top 50 ContributorTop 50 Contributor

    When I first opened these headphones, my first thought was, "Wow; these look amazing." I was excited and could hardly wait to really try them out. Master & Dynamic is relatively new to the high-end audio world, but they certainly belong in the discussion about top headphones. Let's start with appearance. The MW60 is an over-the-ear style BT headphone. Construction is all metal and leather; there is no plastic to be found. The ear pads are made with lambskin and memory foam. They are incredibly comfortable. The headband is covered with premium grade cowhide. The frame is stainless steel and the ear cups include machined aluminum antennas built in, which gives you massive BT range. I cannot overstate how attractive the MW60 is. This is a seriously beautiful pair of headphones. Even the little details speak of luxury. The folding stainless steel hinges are smooth and high-quality. They allow you to fold up the MW60 for travel. The metal arms have ruler marks etched into them so you can know exactly what sizing fits your head best. The included cable, which allows for passive listening, is wrapped in braided cotton - yet another luxury touch that also aids in cutting down noise in the cable. All that is very nice, but the big question with headphones is how they sound. In that respect, the MW60 also shines. First, connecting via BT 4.1 was quick and easy, and the connection was strong and did not fade during use. M&D says the BT connection uses Aptx high quality audio. My son helped me test the MW60. I consider myself an audiophile, but my son has a more refined ear than I do for picking up on the most minute of subtleties in music. We both came away very impressed. The sound field is rich and pure, thanks to the huge 45mm Neodymium drivers. Bass is punchy without being over-the-top. Highs are clear without distortion. Different instruments are clearly separated in every style of music we tried - and we tried pretty much everything. The sound is clear, rich (but not over saturated), and incredibly detailed. The only mild complaint we had was that the sound field didn't seem quite as rich with certain types of big stadium style music, maybe something like Coldplay. By no means does that mean it sounded bad. Quite the contrary, it was still excellent, just not quite on par with how well the MW60 handled all other styles. Many expensive headphones are great for one or two styles of music. The MW60 truly is the most versatile BT headphone I've tried in terms of how accurately it reproduces a wide range of sound. The separation of sounds, particularly in the mid ranges, is spectacular. The headphones arrived almost fully charged. They last basically 12-16 hours on a charge, which is pretty strong. They charge via standard micro-USB charger. Given the construction is all metal and leather, they are a little heavier than some others. But they are also the most comfortable headphones I have worn. The weight was not an issue. Controls are built into the frame of the ear cups. They work immediately and without lag. Once you get used to placement, they are easy to locate. The omnidirectional microphone works well, but it lacks a second mic, which would help with canceling ambient noise. Which brings me to the only complaint I have: I wish the headphones included the option for active noise cancelling technology. Luxury does not come cheap. If you do not need a noise-canceling headphone, I highly recommend these to you. The MW60 offers a first-class experience in terms of presentation, appearance, comfort, quality, and sound.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Bluetooth Headphones With Great Build Quality

    Posted
    scovartwo
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    The Good Things About This Master & Dynamic MW60 These Master & Dynamic M60 Bluetooth headphones are made with really nice components, there are no cheap plastic parts that will break easily. The controls are all aluminum buttons that have a really nice quality feel, the play/pause button and the volume up and down buttons have a really satisfying click that is very easy to tell when the buttons have been pressed. The volume buttons can be pressed and held for a second to skip forward or back a song, because of being designed this way, it is not possible to press and hold the volume buttons to increase or decrease the volume faster, and it necessary to press the volume buttons repeatedly to achieve the desired volume. It is really nice to have removable ear pads, so that if the leather starts to crack or gets damaged, then it will be easy to buy replacement ear pads. Also the ear pads are magnetically held in place and can be quickly removed and washed or wiped clean. The Bluetooth antennae is built into the aluminum border of the left earphone, it has the same look as the antennae lines on an iPhone or a Google Pixel. When the headphones extend in length there are markers that can be counted so that each side can be adjusted to the same length. As with most expensive items these days this product has really nice packaging and this always adds a nice luxury feel to the overall product. This pair of Bluetooth headphones has a really good quality sound. Other Details About This Master & Dynamic MW60 The braided cables that are supplied are pretty good, but are not quite of the same premium quality as the headphones. Braided USB cables are not really my favorite, the braided fabric tends to snag on things with pointy edges. The strips of Velcro that is supplied and wraps around the audio and micro USB cables actually snags the braided fabric and it pulls up strands of the fabric, the braided style of cables are more of a hassle than anything. I prefer the vinyl or rubber on most USB cables. The main complaint about the micro USB cable is that the connection on the micro side is of mediocre quality and is a bit difficult to plug into the headphones. Even after a session of attempting to wear in the connector by plugging it in and out many times, this did not loosen up the connection much, the supplied braided micro USB cable still has an unpreferrable stiffness when it is plugged in. Then I tried to plug in a trusty micro USB cable that came with my Samsung smartphone and that micro USB cable plugs in smooth and much easier. I would suggest charging your Master and Dynamic M60 with a better quality micro USB cable that is already worn in, so that it does not stress the micro USB connection on the headphones. I often use my Bluetooth headphones to connect to my Windows desktop computer for audio during movie playback, and I have found that some Bluetooth devices pair better with my smartphones, than they do with the Bluetooth on my desktop PC. These Master & Dynamic M60 Bluetooth headphones have less than optimal pairing with my desktop pc, which has a fairly new version of Bluetooth built into the Wi-Fi card. I finally got these Bluetooth headphones connected, but it took many attempts at pairing before the headphones would even appear on the list as a device that could be connected. Once the Bluetooth connection was paired with my desktop pc, future connections were easy. The overall size of this pair of headphone seems kind of small, each side can extend so that these Bluetooth headphones will fit a bigger head, but the ear pads themselves seem a bit small, and I am a bit skeptical that these would comfortably fit a person with a big head. Especially if a person had bigger than normal ears, I doubt big ears would easily fit inside the ear pads. Holding these headphones in the hand, it kind of seems like surely the manufacturer might have two sizes of this same product, a medium size for normal size heads, which would be this product, and then a larger size for people with larger heads. The following is my experience based upon having declining health and less than optimal blood flow to the head. As with most over the ear headphones, in my opinion these headphones have a bit too much pressure on the head. I am a 5 foot 9 inch guy who is 150 lbs, and have an average head for my body size, and I cannot wear these headphones for extended periods because of the pressure from the headphones starts to reduce the blood flow in the head a bit. This situation might likely not be an issue for a healthier person with better blood flow. The exact weight of this item is 12.09 ounces. Overall Impression Of These Bluetooth Headphones This is definitely a well built paid of Bluetooth headphones with above average sound quality. I am rating this item at 3.5 out of 5 stars based upon the overall build quality combined with the value for the selling price. If the price were a little lower, then I would rate this product nearer to a 4.4 out of 5 stars.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nearly perfect premium wireless headphones

    Posted
    Josh
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I received this product in exchange for a review. I’m a casual audio listener. I most frequently use headphones at work to help drown out the busy sounds of an open office plan and focus. While I mostly sit at a desk while listening to music, I find it to be a much more convenient experience to have wired headphones. So, when I received this headphones to review, I was excited to give them a try. Starting with the construction, they are very well made. With abundant use machined aluminum and leather, these headphones give off a very premium feel. The ear cups and leather band around the top make them very comfortable to wear. The included cables and adapter are very well made as well. The buttons and switches on the headphones are solid and easy to feel and activate while on head. The leather ear cups are attached to the headphones with magnets, so they can be removed for cleaning. Every once in a while, I found myself inadvertently removing one of the earpieces when putting on or removing the headphones, so they could probably stand for slightly stronger magnets in that regard. However, there is probably a tradeoff with magnets next to the drivers, so I understand if they made a choice here. As for accessories, the MW60 comes with a round leather case for the cables and audio jack adapter. It’s very well made and looks very nice. In addition to that hard case, Master and Dynamic included a canvas pouch for travel for the same cables and a canvas carrying case. While it seems to be well made, I was a little surprised by that mistake. I’ve seen hard cases with less expensive headphones, so it would have been nice for a pair of headphones in this price range to come with a hard case. For fitting in the case, the MW60 folds up neatly at a hinge between the leather and metal parts of the band to collapse to a move convenient size. For listening quality, these headphones perform very well. I spent a week or so testing these out at work connected to my phone via Bluetooth and was happy with the performance. I would occasionally notice the audio cut out for a split second, but it was very brief and infrequent. I found a website (http://www.audiocheck.net/soundtests_headphones.php) with a series of audio clips to test out different aspects of listening quality. I think the MW60 performed well on most of the tests provided. I did test out the headphones in both wired and wireless mode and noticed a few differences. On the frequency response test (played a series of tones from 10 Hz to 200 Hz with voiceover), I noticed the lower end of the frequency range better when wired. I also noticed a very slight improvement on the dynamic range test (difference between loudest and quietest sound you can hear) when wired. I could clearly hear the test between a 72 and 78 DB difference in sound. I’m sure it’s to be expected that wired can provide a better experience, so that’s probably not surprising. The battery life seems to match the promised range of around 16 hours between charge. I wasn’t able to rigorously test that claim, but the initial charge lasted most of a week of daily use before needing to be recharged. For extending the battery life, the headphones seem to shut off when not playing any audio for a certain period of time. There is an audible click when that happens, but its probably better to save battery life. I struggled for a while as to whether to give these headphones 4 or 5 stars. The MW60 is a very nice set of headphones. The audio quality and craftsmanship are evident qualities. However, there are a few things that could be improved. As I mentioned above, it would be nice if a $500+ set of headphones came with more than a canvas carrying case. Maybe it’s a testament to the sturdy construction of the headphones, but it would have been a nice touch. Additionally, there is a periodic audio cutout on Blutetooth when paired with my iPhone 7 Plus. While writing this review, I paired the headphones with my nearly 5 year old MacBook Pro. I noticed the audio cut out several times a song to the point where it was becoming a bit annoying. For a device that markets itself as having a great antenna, it was a bit disappointing. I would be willing to write that off as being the fault of my laptop if I hadn’t noticed or remembered any issues with my phone as well. Finally, for the price, it would have been nice to include noise cancelling. The primary reason I wear headphones at work is to reduce distraction, and noise cancelling would be a killer feature for these headphones. I know they don’t advertise these as having active noise cancellation, but for high-end headphones, the exclusion is noticeable. So with that in mind, I feel inclined to give these 4 stars. If there were half star ratings, I’d probably bump them up to a 4.5/5. I don’t mean for this last paragraph to detract too much from the overall review. I would probably recommend that others give these headphones a try if looking for a good pair of wireless headphones.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    EAR ECSTASY!

    Posted
    gadgetguy11
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member
    • Top 100 ContributorTop 100 Contributor

    Master and Dynamic Wireless Over-Ear Headphones Model # MW60 are an amazing engineering & design accomplishment! LIKES: 1- The audio CLARITY is the most prominent feature. Be sure your audio source is accurate. Just to prove this, I listened to songs ripped with a low sample rate. It sounded muddy and flat. Analog music & digital tunes encoded with Apple Lossless transport you to live concert realism. 2- APPEARANCE is stunning! Only the finest materials are used: Stainless Steel, premium cowhide on headband outer surface and ear cup accents, soft lambskin on headband insides and ear pads. They are beautiful and feel so soft on your head! 3- The headphones fold, using precision Stainless Steel hinges for easy storage. This offers both convenience and extreme durability. The outer box, shown in my 2 pictures, is handy to store them folded. 4- Extended Bluetooth range is achieved due to using an aluminum, exposed antenna. Bluetooth 4.1 with Aptx is used to achieve a premium quality audio connection. The result is sound quality with greater Signal to Noise Ratio & extended frequency response than was possible with earlier Bluetooth generations. 5- Slide switch with LED indicators make On/Off & Bluetooth Connect positive & repeatable. No typical push & hold switch, where if you hold it too long, it forgets your connection. The slide switch is positive & repeatable. Slides with precision feel. 6- Convertible - For precision listening, plug them in with the included cable & adaptor. For handsfree listening, simply switch on Bluetooth! Your choice of active or passive headphones, all in one. 7- The battery lasted over 30 minutes longer than the rated 16 hours! 8- Charging is a simple plug-in by any USB power supply - a super flexible, yet strong cable is included. 9- An insanely over-designed leather pouch is included to hold the Bluetooth cable, audio cable & adaptor. These cables are amazing, too! They are strong, yet amazingly flexible! See the leather pouch in my photo. 10- WOW Factor! Just one look at the machined Stainless Steel surfaces on the outside of each ear piece, the gorgeous lambskin & leather & you know these headphones mean business! DISLIKES: 1- The only possible Dislike I could consider was the weight of these headphones. They are heavy to pick up. Yet, on your head, they DO NOT feel heavy! The width & super soft lambskin of the headband & earcups spread the weight. This extreme weight distribution by design, engineering & luxurious material selection effectively negates this possible dislike. CONCLUSION: Master and Dynamic Wireless Over-Ear Headphones Model # MW60 deliver EAR ECSTASY!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Master & Dynamic MW60 Very Nice and Clean

    Posted
    BiggE
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Master & Dynamic bluetooth wireless headphones very clean, comfortable and well Built. I own 2 other bluetooth headphones Beats and sony both of them are the high end headphones. I will say these are the most expensive one's i own. The quality of these don't compare to the 2 others that i own. These are made with real metal and leather the feel is not like a fake plastic feeling you don't hear the plastic cracking. The sound on the MW60 is clean and clear there isn't an over powering sound from the bass or treble they are a well balanced sounding headphone. I am very impressed with them. There is no app to pair it with so you can't change the sound quality but there is no need for it they sound great. The ear cups are very soft and fit nice over the ears. I don't fell any pressure on my head from these you would think they would be heavy made out of metal but they are not at all. They stay on my head when walking around and moving my head around. Nice feature is the ear cups come off to clean or replace if something happens to them. The controls on the side are very easy to use and not confusing. Charging the is with a micro usb cable comes with audio jack to plug in. It does come with a case to keep your wires in that is leather. This does connect very easy to your device. The only bad thing about these is your paying so much for them and you get a case that is cloth and close with a zipper. It is nice that it comes with a case but for the price of these when i travel i would like a hard case to protect these better. Overview Premium Grain Leather Headband with Lambskin Interior Removable/Replaceable Memory Foam Ear Pads with Lambskin Covering Forged Aluminum Components 3.5mm Passive Audio Input Stainless Steel Adjustment Arm Stainless Steel Hinge Premium Grain Leather Inlay Micro USB Input Machined Aluminum Antenna Omnidirectional Microphone SPECS Dimensions 200mm x 185mm x 50mm Weight 345g Bluetooth Profile Bluetooth 4.1 with Aptx Impedance 32 ohms Drivers 45mm Neodymium High-performance Drivers They did't skip out on the QUALITY very nice well built.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Sound is just stunning

    Posted
    xKing
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember
    • Top 1000 ContributorTop 1000 Contributor

    My past experience with Bluetooth headphones was telling me that Bluetooth connection can't provide a good sound, until I tried these headphones. Sound is absolutely stunning, crystal clear, even tiniest nuances of music are easy to hear. Listening to the live performances (for example Acustica by Scorpions) and I could hear the crowd like I was there. There is no difference between wireless or wired connection finally! Bass is a bit on a weak side to my taste though. Headphones are well built, ear pads are covered with the very soft leather and easy to remove. Inside of the head band is covered with the same soft leather as the ear pads. I do love the fact that Master Dynamic included a soft carrying pouch for the headphones and all cables, they even included a 1/4" to 3.5mm adapter so you could easily connect to any source. A few not so good things: First is that headphones even extended all the way - barely fit on my head and push against the ears a little bit more than I would like them to. Second - rattle in both headphones. When I turn my head left to right and back - I could hear a small rattle on both sides, like a loose screw or something. Tried contacting customer support asking about it but did not get any feedback. So I decided to see what is going on and opened them, as you can see on the photo - small studs that connect the left and right acoustic enclosures to the headband are kept in place by C-clips, these C-clips are loose and rattle when I turn my head, that happens on both sides so it does not appear to be a defect of this exact pair. Rattle is not significant and I could not hear it while listening to the music, but still leaves a bad taste. Third - bluetooth pairing. When you turn the headphones on - they would connect to the last 2 devices you paired them with. Bluetooth range is amazing - they picking up my computer upstairs when I go downstairs. However, let's say I'm listening downstairs using my phone - headphones will attempt to connect to my computer upstairs and sometimes that gets in the way of listening interrupting the music. There is no way except factory resetting the headphones or turning bluetooth off on the computer to stop this! Other brands have mobile app that shows all paired devices, unfortunately these headphones do not. You don't know what they just paired to - you could only hear a "blip" sound indicating they connected to something. Fourth - battery live is really good, 14 hours of listening - not a problem! 300mAh battery is located in the right acoustic enclosure. However there is no way to tell the actual charge percentage. You can only look at the LED indicator which could be green, amber or red (full, medium or low battery respectively), but no percentage. Overall - a very good headphones, amazingly clear sound and seamless bluetooth connection which is as good as a wire. Definitely worth a try! But a few design problems such as rattling C-clips and pairing leave a few things to improve on. Link to the user manual: https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0516/5373/files/md_mw60_manual_20151103-web.pdf

    I would recommend this to a friend

What experts are saying

Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars with 9 reviews

Click to visit alaTest website
The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about reliability, design, durability and sound. Editors are less positive about portability and comfort. Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 87/100 = Very good quality.
  • AppleInsiderRating, 4.5 out of 5Roger Fingas on November 27, 2016
    Review: Master & Dynamic MW60 Wireless Over-Ear Headphones
    Master & Dynamic's top-of-the-line Bluetooth headphones deliver on style, build, and sound quality, but are almost certainly overkill -- especially if you intend to take them outside.Full Review
  • BetaNewsJoe Wilcox on October 24, 2016
    Master & Dynamic MW60 wireless headphones [Review]
    For Christmas 2015, I bought myself a new pair of Bluetooth headphones. After trying several sets, I settled onFull Review
  • How To Spend It - Financial Times (UK)Jonathan Margolis on March 26, 2016
    Master & Dynamic MW60
    Startlingly beautiful headphones with precise, natural sound and a retro vibeFull Review
  • TechCrunchlaptopmemo on March 22, 2016
    Review: Master & Dynamic's MW60 makes wireless headphones look cool again
    Master & Dynamic is known in the audiophile space as the “newbies” — but they've made a name for themselves. The headphones seen here are the company's latest offering, but also their first Bluetooth pair. The fanfare has been resolute: it's beenFull Review
  • CNETRating, 3.5 out of 5David Carnoy on March 16, 2016
    Master & Dynamic MW60 wireless headphones review
    In case you've never heard of Master & Dynamic, it's a new company that made a name for itself with its MH40 over-ear headphone , the wired model that the wireless MW60 reviewed here ($549, £419) is based on. It's currently not sold in Australia,Full Review
  • AudioholicsSmit Patel — March 13, 2016 on March 13, 2016
    Master & Dynamic MW60 Wireless Headphones Review
    Master & Dynamic have launched the MW60: a $549 closed-back Bluetooth headphone. Like the MW40, the great sound and stunning looks pay homage to the polished brand. Read on to find out more.Full Review
  • PCMagRating, 3.5 out of 5Tim Gideon on December 30, 2015
    Master & Dynamic MW60
    The Master & Dynamic MW60 wireless headphones deliver a balanced, accurate Bluetooth audio experience in a beautifully crafted, comfortable design.Full Review
  • MobileTechReviewRating, 5 out of 5November 9, 2015
    Master & Dynamic MW60
    High end Bluetooth stereo headphones haven't exactly sounded very high end. Wireless introduces compression and the ensueing loss of highs and lows. Master & Dynamic's new MW60 headphones don't come cheap, but they sound better than any BluetoothFull Review


Product images, including color, may differ from actual product appearance.