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Beautiful Design! But, where’s the volume???Posted
These earbuds are stunning. Quality is top notch. The sound quality is rich and sharp. The bass is deep and smooth. 3 major cons: Battery Life is terrible Poor Bluetooth connection (Bluetooth cutting out) Volume! Where is the volume? When commuting on public transit, the music is almost nonexistent. This was a true let down, I wanted to love these however, the volume issue made me return.
No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Master & Dynamic
We are very sorry to hear you had troubles with your wireless earphones. There are several tricks and tips to boost volume both on your MW07 earphones and your source device. We design the MW07 with a lower impedance so they can be driven loudly by today's most popular devices. Please feel free to reach out to us (firstname.lastname@example.org) regarding this issue- we will help you get the most volume out of your MW07.
The Ying and Yang of Wireless EarbudsPosted
We humans thrive on input beyond our immediate surroundings. In the old days if you wanted to hear a symphony or play, you "went to the concert or theater". If you wanted to hear politicians speak or enjoy a sports game, you "went to see the event". With the advent of the electronic devices, we now can bring everything to us. Many years ago we had to sit around a 50 pound assembly of wood, tubes and batteries, but then things became "portable". At first that meant hefting a 10 pound boom box on our shoulders, but later we could fit everything into a pocket. The problem today remains that last 10 inches from our pocket to our ears, if we want private discrete listening we need to use ear-buds. Until that day comes when we can get devices that connect directly with our audio and visual cortexes (and it's coming), we still have to stick vibrating device into our ear canal and hope that the weight of the device doesn't pull it out of our ears at an inopportune moment. I apologize for this lengthy intro, but it's necessary to describe both the strengths and weaknesses of the Master & Dynamic - MW07 True Wireless In-Ear Headphones. Cell phone designers have more of less forced us to drop the wire between the device and the ear-buds by eliminating the 3.5 mm audio jack. The plus we gained was eliminating the main wire and the tendency for the ear-buds to be pulled out of our ears if the wire got caught. Also some people didn't have pockets for larger phones and wanted to leave the phone in their purse. The negative we gained was that now the ear-buds needed to carry their own batteries and transmitters. These were called "wireless" ear-buds, but they still had a remaining wire between the left and right ear-bud to share one set of batteries and a transmitter. The single remaining wire could be looked at as a plus because like two mountain climbers tied together with a safety rope, if one ear-bud fell out, it would not be lost because the wire to the ear-bud in the other ear would make it easily retrievable. The last wire could also be considered a negative though because it can be awkward to run behind the head through long hair and also simply because it's there. So, along comes TRUE Wireless Ear-Buds. The plus is that the last wire is gone, but the negative is that now we have to make the ear-buds large enough to accommodate two different type of transmitters and two sets of batteries making the ear-buds larger and heavier that their wired counterparts. YOU have to decide if the compromises outweigh the features gained. FEATURES: - No wires. - Can be undetectable if the ears are covered by hair or a hat. - 1 year limited warranty on the three non-replaceable batteries. 2 year limited warranty on the rest of the devices. - A separate metal Charging/Carrying Case that can protect and recharge the ear-buds away from any other electrical source. - LED lights on the Charging/Carrying Case that give the state of charge of both the ear-buds and the Charging-Carrying Case itself. - Good audio quality throughout the normal human audio frequencies. - Uses Near Field Magnetic Induction (NFMI) to communicate between the left and right ear-buds with high resolution and very low power consumption. This works much better than Bluetooth in this application since the density of the skull would block or attenuate Bluetooth signals. - Available in a variety of colors and textures - Includes a large selection of ear canal sized soft ear-tips and "wings" to modify the contours of the ears-buds themselves to match your unique ear size and shape for a secure fit. INCUDED ACCESSORY ATTACHMENTS: - USB-3 to USB type C-out charging cable. - An Adapter to add to the out-end of an older style USB-3 to Micro-USB-out cable to convert it to USB type C-out. - Self powered Charging/Carrying Case - Cloth Pouch to carry the Charging Case with the Ear-Buds inside the Charger PROS: - No Wires - Good Audio Quality - High Tech - Ear-buds can be recharged by the Charging Case 3 times while away from other USB power sources. CONS: - More easily lost because, "No Wires". - If the Charging/Carrying Case is lost, there is no way to charge the Ear-Buds. - The Right Ear-Bud will work alone, but it contains the Bluetooth transmitter, so if it's lost, the remaing Left Ear-bud will not work alone. - The Volume, Pause and Bluetooth Pairing buttons are hard to use without dislodging the Ear-Buds from the ears. If during volume adjustment you separate the left and right Ear-Buds by more than about 12 inches, the Near Field Magnetic Induction shuts off and the volume can't be adjusted. - The ear-buds themselves have a relatively short 3.5 hour run-time between battery charges. CONCLUSION: - "True Wireless" Ear-Buds are today's State-of-the-Art and from strictly an audio perspective, the Master & Dynamic - MW07 True Wireless In-Ear Headphones are great. However, as I mentioned above, everything comes with a trade-off and you have to decide for yourself if the true wirelessness makes it worth dealing with a few other issues. Even Master & Dynamic still offers fully wired Ear-Buds if you don't mind the tangle of wires to get the same audio experience. You have to decide. Please Note: Three Stars means "Average" not "Bad". These ear-buds are good at what they do.
I would recommend this to a friend
Stunning Sound with Seamless ConnectivityPosted
When a product carries a premium price tag, I'm especially critical. It better deliver. Master and Dynamic absolutely delivered with the MW07 True Wireless Earbuds. Let's start with the most important thing: sound. I don't even know where to start...these things are not only the best sounding true wireless earbuds I've used, but could be some of the best sounding headphones, period, that I've ever listened to. Clarity was stunning. "Crisp" would be an understatement for how clear they are even at maximum volume. In fact, they are so clear that I found myself listening louder than I should be. At high volumes, the highs did not pierce and the lows never got muffled nor distorted. I listen to everything from Freddy Jones Band which is a great example of the clarity from acoustic and electric guitars to bass-heavy tracks from Skrillex that delivers the lows and the versatility of the sound profile is amazing. Then, with vocals, get ready to get really immersed. I cannot express how well these do with nearly everything I threw at them. Phenomenal. In terms of comfort, I've returned many true wireless earbuds exactly for this reason, but these are very comfortable and I can wear them for hours on end. I was worried with the shape that doesn't "look" like they should be comfortable but they indeed are. At first, I wasn't exactly sold on the design with the rounded, rectangular look on the outside, but I found the shape to sit flush with the outside of my ears and the shape makes them easy to get in and out of the case. The earbuds come in an extremely well-built, polished case that is the strongest of fingerprint magnets and definitely can be scratched, so use the included soft pouch which fits it perfectly. You'll notice the high-attention to detail even when opening the lid which is secure. Inside the case you'll find the earbuds themselves nestled in their respective left and right charging areas and when you remove them, they will automatically turn on. The case uses USB type-C which is very nice to see. Battery life was about 3-1/2 hours for me without having to toss them back in the charging case, and again, I listen at higher volumes. Sound quality, construction, and design aside, all of which are top-notch, the connectivity and usability is what really impressed me. I've used products made by high-end manufacturers before that may deliver on sound, but then usability is a nightmare. I was impressed by the seamless experience these deliver with automatic connectivity. The bluetooth connection was strong with both an iPhone XS Max and a Google Pixel 3 and I was able to get about 25 feet away, even through a wall in my house and it still maintained connection. There is an extremely pleasant tone to indicate connection when you place them in your ears after taking them out of the case and the automatic pausing and restarting of playback when taking them out and placing them back in your ears was nearly perfect. Personally, I actually quite liked the button controls on top rather than a touch interface like on some other earbuds as well as physical buttons on the outside of the earbud which makes it so you are pushing them into your ear every time you press a button. If I was hard-pressed to have any complaints, and I'm not sure I could actually call these complaints, but these are just 2 suggestions for their next version which in no way are actual negatives, just small rooms for improvement. - The earbud can catch slightly on the inside of the case when you are removing them. - The buttons could be a little more refined. These are premium earbuds which do have a premium price tag, but everything is premium about them. You can just tell that they put a lot of care into the design, build quality and most definitely the sound quality with the MW07s.
I would recommend this to a friend
Great Audio quality in a really portable package!Posted
I've only got around 20 hours on these so far, but wow, what great audio quality from wireless buds! I've a number of higher-than-average headphones (HD700, HE500, PM3, QC35, M50x, etc) but I've been "living" with my Apple AirPods for the portability. The sounds quality was mediocre and I'm often listening in restaurants and cafes and would prefer more isolation than they provide. So, in steps the MW07... I grabbed them from BestBuy as soon as they were available for order. I know that the $300 selling price may seem high to some, but if you can generally hear a difference in audio quality, these are the way to go. I've been using the Audeze PM-3 and Bose QC35 for my portable listening and have been very happy with them. I'd rank these MW07 right along side the Bose but really appreciate the fact that I can have them in my pocket all the time. Now, how about some cons? 1. I'm somewhat prone to sibilance at louder levels (I HAD to tame the HD700, for example). I find that with the stock ear tips I can't listen above 1/2 using the stock music app (iPhone 6s+) for very long without fatigue. I changed out the tips for comply tips which helped a lot but didn't totally solve the problem. So, when I want to listen to something loud, I use the audio player, "Equalizer" with a -3dB drop at 6000Hz (Q of .8). This totally solves the problem for me. 2. I think the greatest weakness of the MW07 is the battery life. Yes, the case can charge them several times, but I'm only getting around 3hrs of listening before I'm forced to take a break to recharge. I'm enjoying them so much that I just want to keep listening. 3. The travel case is a finger-print magnet. I assumed that going in. 4. There have been a couple of times that I paused the music and lost the left ear when it resumed. I've put them back in the case for a sec and then they're fine. Otherwise, the bluetooth connection seems to be stable. 5. Call quality is ok. Not great, not bad, just ok. For the asking price, I think these are a tremendous purchase if you value great audio quality AND portability. The highest praise I can give is that if they were lost, I'd buy another pair. No question about it.
I would recommend this to a friend