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Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 89 reviews

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Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 11 reviews

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    The Ying and Yang of Wireless Earbuds

    Posted
    Daddio
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network
    • Top 500 ContributorTop 500 Contributor

    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 is 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 is 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

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Amazing sound, some issues staying connected

    Posted
    WayneMcK
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    The sound quality of these in-ear headphones surpass any others that I have tried, and I’ve tried several. The bass is strong without being booming, and the midtones are crisp. The materials are premium, including the charging case. So why only three stars? A couple of issues . . . I keep experiencing problems with drop outs. It’s supposed to have a range of 30 feet, but it drops out with my phone in my pocket. It doesn’t do it all the time—maybe once or twice per song. However, My AirPods have never dropped out, so I would expect equal technological advancement considering the price. Also, and this may just be something with me, but I can only wear them for short periods or they start causing a strange earache that lasts quite a while after I take them out.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Best sound, but disappointing battery life

    Posted
    RequiredNN
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    The Good: These earbuds had the best sound I ever heard in earbuds. Rich, full sound, balanced and a strong, tight base that is surprising for something so small. It also was a great fit with those feathered wings. They are so comfortable and they stay put without having to jam them into my ears. In comparison, I also tried the B&O earbuds. They were nowhere near as good on either sound or comfortable, easy fit. The bad: The battery life was more like 2.5 hours than 3.5. I travel a lot and I needed 3 hours minimum. So they failed me. If you can recharge them more frequently, then these are the best around.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not a $299 true wireless

    Posted
    ClarksvilleTNBlev
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I read and watch alot of reviews between these and the Sennheiser and chose these. However, now a return is 100℅. Don't get me wrong, they sound amazing but there are a couples of deal breakers. These do not last 3.5 hours. I have been lucky to get 3 hours and I'm not listening to base heavy music. Just audiobooks! Second, at 20% battery life comes an annoying low battery tone that seems to sound off every 10 minutes till dead. What the point of claiming 3.5 hours is the last 20% is full of annoying warning tones. If it had an app perhaps I could turn this feature off. But.... No app

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not bad for true wireless headphones

    Posted
    R15L
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    This is my first pair of true wireless headphones. They sound pretty good but price is too much. I have always been using Sony's headphones. These do not get that deep bass as the Sony's, but it does capture the highs and mids. Honestly, it is hard to give a proper review as people have different sensitivity to sound. If you used a lot of Sony headphones, this might not be a good choice.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Master & Dynamic

      Thank you for choosing Master & Dynamic. You may be able to achieve a better bass response by adjusting to one of the larger silicon ear tips / fit wings included with your MW07. A larger ear tip will create a seal which creates improved bass resonance.

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good, but not necessarily

    Posted
    Tata
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This is one of the best earbuds that I have used. Everything about it is great, the only issue with it is that I cannot use only one side. If both earbuds are farther than a foot, it will stop working.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great and bad

    Posted
    Rayzworld
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Great sound Great fit Great case When my phone is in my pocket while I move around and it tends to break up connection.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Master & Dynamic

      I'm sorry to hear about this issue with your Bluetooth connection. Please hold the Vol + and Vol - keys for 5 seconds to perform a hard reset of your MW07- this should resolve any issues you may be having. If issues persist, you may contact Master & Dynamic support directly for warranty assistance.

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Too Expensive

    Posted
    joedirt
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    too expensive and sound quality is not as good ...

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend