Master & Dynamic MW60 Over Ear - First Glimpse

November 15, 2015

Master & Dynamic make their grand entry into the wireless headphone segment. Launched in NYC to a fanfare of helicopter rides to the media to showcase its noise isolation capabilities, 5 Nov saw the unveiling of the MW60 Wireless Over Ear Headphones.
Master & Dynamic MW60 Over Ear Headphones - Launched on 5 Nov 2015

What's The Deal?

Let's break it down for simplicity.

1. Design
Similar to our experience of MH30 On Ear, the headphones are forged by a combination of lambskin, premium cowhide and stainless steel. This adds up to a hefty 345g but give a distinct touch of class to the MW60 Over Ear Headphones. If you think the design is a case of déjà vu, most likely you've seen its wired sibling, the MH40, which interestingly is heavier at 360g.

Master & Dynamic MW60 Over Ear Headphones - Fashion shot

2. High-fidelity Sound

Powered by 45mm neodymium drivers, the MW60 uses the aptX codec which promises CD-quality sound over Bluetooth. What this means is you need to play a high quality source such as streaming from Tidal Hi-Fi or use ALAC files to appreciate the audio. Promising 'rich, warm sound', we are keen to take this unit for a spin to find if it delivers.

3. Battery Life

Master & Dynamic leverages on Bluetooth 4.1, using a low energy protocol which theoretically promises a better battery life. At 15-16 hours of power, this is a decent number. 
M&D MW60 - Replaceable ear cups

4. Multi-Point Connection

The MW 60 Over Ear can connect up to two devices simultaneously such as your mobile phone and a tablet. This gives a smooth transition when taking calls and switching back to viewing movies. 
M&D MW60 - Foldable hinges for compact storage

5. Signal Reception
Its all exposed aluminum antenna on the left ear cup gives the potential of 'best-in-class signal range' boasting 4 times the industry average. Again, these are technical specs and we'll have to test these to see how this works for voice clarity and continuous music flow over wireless.
Master & Dynamic MW60 - Right earcup's playback controls


At USD 549 (approx SGD 780), plainly put, these aren't the most affordable headphones out there. However, Master & Dynamic sure know how to create the need. The experience promised could be well worth the money you dish out.  
M&D MW60 - Silver Metal / Brown Leather variant

The launch colors come in two variants - Gunmetal / Black Leather and Silver Metal / Brown Leather.
Master & Dynamic MW60 Over Ear Headphones - Premium materials

They are available for pre-order worldwide on the Master & Dynamic website and they mention on their website they will ship the unit by 1719 November.  
Master & Dynamic MW60 Over Ear Headphones - Available at USD 549

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