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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Playback, Professional-Grade, Headphones

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    pauldar
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    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 don't 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.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    EAR ECSTASY!

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    gadgetguy11
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    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Sound is just stunning

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    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 don't. 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

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nearly perfect premium wireless headphones

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    Josh
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    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'd 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'd 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'd 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

    Oh My Goodness...

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    Oh my goodness... With how much these Master and Dynamic MV60 wireless over-ear headphones cost, I expected quality. But not like this, from the packaging, which was incredibly detailed, to the quality of lambskin on the ear defenders. The leather is so soft and comfortable on your head for numerous hours. These ear defenders actually attach with rare earth magnets, so they will stay put, but are easy to take off for cleaning. The construction of Stainless Steel and Aluminum makes them feel durable, and look incredible. I have not used them for a full 16 hours yet, but that is what the specifications boast they should be able to obtain. They did not forget to include a microphone for when a must answer call comes in while you're listening to what your heart desires. The detail the expressed in the design of the tactile controls is appreciated. I don't have to be gentle with my gorilla hands when switching things about. They are crisp and responsive and are actually well placed with large enough footprints that they are easy to find. I embrace the fact that they come with a case, so that when they are not in use they have a layer of protection. The sound quality of these headphones is top notch. With a frequency range from 5-25000 hertz, I was afraid they might loose a little bit of range that I would notice. Another set of headphones I have from a major competitor's frequency range is 4-40000 hertz, even with that being said, these MV60's still produce an almost perfect blend of highs and lows for my ears anyways. The only feature these are missing, is noise cancelling. I could see where that could be useful when traveling, to be able to listen in on your surroundings or block them out completely. But with that being said, there are plenty of other head sets that offer such features. These are incredible, a bit pricey, but for my audiophile friends, these are a must for your wireless listening. These get a 5 out 5 stars. From design, to materials and to the excellent sound quality.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Where have you been all my life?

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    MarkusKong
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    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'm 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're 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've 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's. I'd 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'm 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 won'tice 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'm 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's 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've 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're lightweight, they seem pretty durable. The only con/gripe that I've is that I wish the MW60 carrying case had a hard outer shell instead. If you're an individual that's going to dish out the cost to buy something amazing like this; I'd 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's 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

    Classy Look With Transcendent Sound

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    PapawJeff
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    Everything about these screams quality and perfection. From the quality machined metal parts to the premium cowhide headband and lambskin ear pieces to the cloth covered cords and canvas cases, the look and feel of quality is in every component. There is also a round leather covered box to keep the cables in if you desire. Even the box they come in is classy and very durable. As for the sound, Everything from Classical Symphony to AC/DC with a stop in the country genre is what I used to put these thru the paces and they didn't fail me anywhere. Every note in every range of all the music was crisp and clear as well as excellent quality on all vocalization. No disruption or breakup of the bluetooth signal even when I walked into two adjacent rooms and the signal had to go through two walls, the sounds remained impeckable. I have claimed these at my house for me at our house and I'll be very selective of letting anyone who is not old enough to appreciate such a fine article near them. We also have a pair of Bose Noise Canceling Headphones and in the respect of noise cancellation, the Master and Dynamic set equal or exceed the Bose. These are a pricy selection, but it will be money well spent if you appreciate music and want to own a set of headphones you will be proud to own and show off.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wireless Over-Ear Headphones with Warm, Rich Sound

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    Recently I had a small collection of headphones. Being that I'm hard of hearing, I've always been on the lookout for a great set of sound cans. My problem is once I find a good pair I quickly learn my style of music doesn't play as well as I would like though them. I listen to all sorts of different types of music from grunge, classical, rock, hip-hop, and music scores. Being that it's such a wide variety, my headphone collection seems to keep growing. I've a pair for this and that but nothing that really takes the cake for all purposes. Master & Dynamic has been making sound devices since 2014 and they have carefully crafted some of my favorite headphones over the years. The one problem with them is that they never really put out an over-ear headphone that was wireless that I would enjoy wearing until now. The MW60 has changed that as they have some of the best, crisp sound that I've heard and they work for all music genres. I despise wired headphones as I can't seem to keep the wire out of everything I'm doing. Needless to say, I was very excited at the opportunity to check out the MW60s. At first glance, I was very impressed with the quality of the build. When you pull them from the box, you know that you're holding sophistication at its best. Being over-ear headphones, they cut out a lot of noise from the area you're in but they are by no means designed for noise canceling headphones. That's not a complaint. I just wanted anyone looking at these to know that while they isolate pretty well, they don't cancel out noise. You can still get some ambient noise bleed through, but it's not a distracting amount. Noise canceling aside, the MW60's will be my everyday headphones and have found a permanent place on my desk. With the long battery life and the superior comfort they provide, these are behind amazing for all day use. These are definitely my premium headphones that I'm proud to display when not using them. The only complaint I do have is the Canvas Headphone Pouch that comes with the MW60s. I feel that such a premium set of headphones deserves a premium case to match it. While it's very well made, I think that the canvas pouch doesn't fit the luxury of the MW60s. I would have preferred that a hard case is provided or made available as an add-on for these headphones. I had a hard time storing the headphones in the pouch without feeling as though I might damage the leather. Because I love these headphones so much I plan on picking up a hardshell case. The MW60 Wireless Over-Ear Headphones are a beautiful example of what wireless headphones should be. They are sophistication in form and function. You won't find better headphones in the same class as the MW60s.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Gorgeous Luxury BT Headphones

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    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 didn't 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've 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've: 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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Bluetooth Headphones

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    SoCalPaul
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    The MW60's are super high-end headphones with fantastic sound and quite possibly the best build quality of any electronic device I've ever used. Extremely stylish over the ear headphones with a stainless steel construction, in a very cool brown leather color. Headband is made from padded leather with stainless steel components. Ear cups are made with lambskin and are very comfortable. All the components are made to fit together well and work as they should. The on-cup playback and pairing controls are easy to learn and positioned perfectly to locate them easily by touch. The headphones do collapse for storage and include a pouch but portability is not the major take away here. The MW60's are somewhat heavy and bulky and not really headphones you would want to take outside on a run or work outs. More for sitting in your house or doing things inside when you want to listen to music. That being said they are very comfortable to wear for a couple of hours at a time without becoming a distraction. Bluetooth range is fantastic. I can roam all over my house on two floors without any signal loss at all which is quite impressive. I can be sixty feet away from the source device and they work fantastic. Battery life so far is quite good, used them for over seven hours on a few different occasions and still have over 50% battery life remaining. Sound quality of the MW60's is very impressive as they should be considering the cost. Music was very good with a balanced clear sound to them, not overly bass heavy like some headphones but a good well defined sound without the highs, midrange and bass falling over each over to be heard. Movie soundtracks are really great, voices are clear and easy to understand over the rest of the soundtrack. Even used them with Xbox games and they were great. I didn't really hear much of a difference in sound quality using Bluetooth or the provided 3.5mm cable but wireless is about being free of the cables so it's not an issue for me. These headphones don't have noise cancelling technology but not a deal breaker in my opinion. All in all a fantastic pair of headphones with great build quality and really good sound. They are a bit on the heavy side for use outside or activities but for the purpose they were designed for I don't think there's a better set of over the ear headphones available right now.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It feels like I'm in the studio

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    Given the price, these headphones have the best quality in both sound and design out of all my other headphones. To adjust them, they don't click, they slide which could be a problem down the line as they continue to wear and tear. Bluetooth and microphone to make and answer phone calls. Pretty standard with wireless headphones nowadays. With the volume all the way up, it sounds like it would be too loud from and outside point of view, but inside, it's comfortably immersive. Just enough bass and so clear, it's as if you are in the booth listening to the artist lay the track down. The leather exterior along with the cloth charge and aux cords gives it that elegant and sophisticated look and I love that it folds for easy transport. There is a travel pouch for the cords and a sturdy travel bag for the headphones. Keep in mind, there are no special features that these headphones have that other, more affordable headphones don't have. (Except maybe being able to connect to TWO Bluetooth devices at the SAME TIME) You definitely get what you pay for, the handcrafted leather, the rich and clean sound. I would only recommend this to people who have the money.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Stunningly Superb Wireless Over Ear Headphones

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    Beautiful styling, very durable long-lasting construction and great sound! These foldable, over the ear headphones with tactile controls are fantastic. They are quite comfortable, even when I wear glasses over extended periods of time. The style is modern yet timeless, using premium luxury leathers; rich cowhide for the headband - soft lamb for the ear pads. The component materials are all high quality stainless steel and other durable premium materials with perfect fit and finish. The sound is very natural with great detailed highs, mids and solid base providing a rich, warm sound with superb noise isolation, maintaining the perfect equilibrium of aesthetics, durability, comfort and functionality. When used with a player's equalizer they handled a broad selection of musical genres with perfection. The custom antenna combined with Bluetooth 4.1 and QualcommR aptXT with multi-device connection capability provide best in class quality, connectivity and range. Battery life is above average, easily accommodating a full day of pure listening pleasure. Parts like ear-pads are easily replaceable and available on their web site. By the way their website should win a UX design award as it was quite attractive and easy to navigate while still providing all of the info I was looking to obtain. Last but not least their packaging is both functional and stylish. GREAT HEADPHONES!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Headphones and Sound/OK Comfort

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    The Master and Dynamic MW60 Headphones are a definite replacement for someone that wants portable studio quality and top notch bluetooth sound. I was very impressed with the packaging of the MW60 headphones, everything was protected and the leather headphone cable container is a beautiful touch. Build Quality is overall amazing, very heavy duty and nice material. The cushions material feel like a soft leather couch on your head, just a little small though. The band is very high quality, stainless screws on the joints, made to last. Sound is amazing, I used my Google Pixel phone and it connected quick and the clear sound was welcoming. The highs are crisp and can be adjust further through the phones equalizer to be loud and still stay very clear. The mid-range is perfect, nothing sounded overly flat or over pronounced. The lows will go low but not drown out the rest, very clean bass. The battery life is amazing as well, I made it through my 10 hour shift without having to charge at lunchtime, very nice to have the big battery. I would have liked to receive a charging block in the box, a lot of companies have stopped giving charging blocks, I cannot have 30 devices charging off my computer. The main issue I had is the comfort, if you have big ears, they may not fit into the cups, mine are close and make it slightly uncomfortable to wear over an hour, I have to constantly adjust them so they feel okay. The price point is fairly high for these in my opinion, I own $100 headphones that fit better and the sound quality is on par with these. If you want the battery life and easy bluetooth connection, these should be a top choice, if you are just looking awesome sound, these may be a little much.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    High quality, near perfection...

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    When unboxing and handling all of the materials included with this Bluetooth headphone set the first words that come to mind are HIGH QUALITY. This fairly new company out of NYC has done a fantastic job, from the leather case that holds the included cables to the cool stainless steel, aluminum and leather on the headphones it doesn't get much better than this. With that said the sound better match the promise of all of this high end material and design...and I am here to tell you they do not disappoint. The highs are crisp, the bass is tight and not muddy, and they just sound fantastic. You can pair with multiple devices and also use them for phone calls. The battery life is incredible at over 16 hours. All of this quality built in does come at somewhat of a cost as they are a bit heavier than other over the ear headphones but I didn't mind that at all as they feel so substantial when holding and using that I am ok with it. They also are not noise cancelling which some folks do look for. Overall, I would absolutely recommend these to anyone who is looking for uncompromising sound and quality in Bluetooth headphones, you will not be disappointed and will enjoy these for years to come.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Stellar design and amazing sound

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    Wow, I love these headphones, my Bose quiet comfort headphones are now officially collecting dust. These don't have noise cancelling but once the music start it seems like they do. Okay first off one of the things I love is quality packaging in high end gear. They didn't fail me in packaging, excellent job with a high end feel at every aspect even the thick cellophane encasing the box. A nice pouch is included as well as a small round leather box to hold the cables. They arrived with plenty of juice to hook them up and go to town. I wasn't able to connect them to my Pixel but it may be due to a software update or something, I will delve into that later. I fired up my mini and started up a movie first, not my usual way to watch a movie or TV but pretending I was traveling and it sounded great. Pandora was next. I hit shuffle and closed my eyes. I listened to music for a good hour and it didn't matter what type of music I tossed at it, I wasn't disappointed. I fired up a few games and made a few calls with no issues. These headphones do have a heft to them but I prefer the solid quality and its worth the extra weight. Cheap plastic headphones just don't hold up. I can see these being around for a very long time as long as the battery can be replaced in the future. My wife tried them out and didn't want to give them back lol. I can't see doing any strenuous activities with these on, but if you want to chill out, have a cocktail and get away for a bit than these are a must buy. If you enjoy un-packaging amazing items and the smell of fresh leather that these are also for you. Forgot to mention the buttons. They are minimal and sleek. I love em. The entire package is great and you won't go wrong with purchasing a set.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Build Quality, OK sound

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    I will start out by saying i'm a bit of an audiophile, which is why I was kind of excited to try out these headphones. The first thing you will notice when you open the box and pick them up is the amazing build quality of these headphones. They clearly took a lot of time in designing these and used high quality materials. The leather, the stainless tell and aluminum really come together to create a beautiful set of headphones. It would be hard to find a better looking pair of headphones. I know everyone's head is different, but these fit perfectly on my head and were very comfortable to wear. I know they aren't billed as noise canceling headphones, but they did block out a considerable amount of outside noise. Now, getting to the sound quality. I will do this in 2 parts, the wired, and then the bluetooth. I will start with the bluetooth. I found them to sound pretty good when I used them wirelessly. I hooked them up to both my phone and my imac and they had good crisp sound, good bass, and were quite clear and a pleasure to listen to. I was able to get really good range out of them, and found that the battery easily met the 16 hour battery life they said they had, but that of course will depend on what you are playing, the volume and things like that. Next I will get to the wired connection which I was hoping would be amazing...because that is what I listen to most. I hooked it up to my marantz receiver and my turntable and plugged these in waiting for some amazing sound. What I got was a very muddy sound. Lots of low end, very little mids, and almost no high end to speak of. Then I plugged them into my Fiio player...got the same results even after adjusting the EQ. Then I plugged them into my imac and got the same results...even though when I played it through bluetooth on there they sounded fine. OVerall i'm pleased with these headphones. Amazing build and design quality and great sound over bluetooth. But if you are looking for a pair of headphones that can be used wired as well, these might not be for you. ...and yes, I plugged my regular headphones into all 3 devices and they sounded amazing...so there is something weird with these when you use a wired connection. I would still recommend them though if you are looking for a high quality set of bluetooth headphones.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Blown Away - worth the money

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    Jacks99CentsRiceCakes

    I was hesitant to purchase these cans as they were well above my initial price range. However seeing them in person completely changed my mind. They are extremely beautiful and comfortable. You can really feel the build quality if you test them out in store. I was blown away at the sound. Its very warm and balanced. Could not ask for a better overall experience. I know they are expensive but worth every penny. Its a quality product that looks as good as it sounds. Im glad I spent the extra cash because I know that these will last a lifetime. Def recommend if you are looking for a legit pair of headphones.

    I would recommend this to a friend