Master & Dynamic is a very young brand in the audio industry, however, their products have been well received all over the world. They are well-known for the most durable luxury materials and a rich sound.
The Master & Dynamic MW60 is top-of-the-line model; Since I was impressed with the earlier wireless model, I expected the MW60 is even a better option. Let’s check it out.
Design & Features
In terms of design, it’s very difficult to beat the Master & Dynamic. Even some high-end headphones that cost a few thousand bucks don’t have the same premium feeling. Inside the box, we still have the headphones, a carrying case, and a leather box keeping accessories like an audio cable, a microUSB charging cable, and a 3.5/6.3mm gold-plated adapter.
Similar to previous products, the MW60 headphones still use high-quality materials like cowhide leather on headband and earcups or soft lambskin on earpads. The product looks really sleek with a combination between premium leather and stainless steel/aluminum components. Notably, it has an all-aluminum antenna on the earcups that look very similar to the antenna design on iPhone. That’s why the headphones are a great match for your Apple products.
The antenna is said to deliver an extraordinary Bluetooth range of over 100ft. It would be really amazing if I could leave my phone at one place and walk around my house. Unfortunately, the Bluetooth range in real life cannot reach 100ft and it’s not better than other Bluetooth headphones on the market. As soon as I walk out of my room, the connection becomes inconsistent and there are a lot of hiccups when I’m just about 20ft away.
Besides, I’m a little disappointed as the headphones still use the microUSB port for charging while the USB-C port is being used on the MW50 model.
Another downside is that the headphones are quite heavy. Although the earcups are fairly comfortable and don’t cause any pressure on my ears, I can feel the weight on top of my head. Having said that, I have no problem wearing the headphones for an hour and my ears don’t feel hot and sweaty.
All controls are placed on the earcups; You can find the volume control and play/pause button on the right, and power/Bluetooth switch on the left.
Another great feature is the battery life. The battery could last up to 16 hours on a single charge and I just need to charge it once or twice per month.
I also appreciate that the MW60 has foldable hinges, so you can fold the earcups for easier storage and transportation.
I did not really love the warm sound signature on previous Master & Dynamic headphones but the wireless models have some notable improvements. The MW60 features Bluetooth 4.1 with Aptx high-quality audio streaming and it’s equipped with two 45mm Neodymium drivers.
The MW60 has a very similar sound as the MH40, so you should expect the same warm sound. An advantage is that the bass is not boomy like cheap headphones, instead, you’ll experience a very warm and punchy bass. The lows are boosted but they don’t overwhelm the whole frequency range, so you won’t lose details in the lows and mids. On the other side, the high notes are well-tamed and don’t sound harsh at all. The soundstage is pretty wide and you definitely can point out placement of vocals and instruments.
As compared to the MW50, the MW60 has a little warmer and more spacious sound. Overall, this is a very ear-catching sound and most consumers will enjoy it.
- Premium build
- Foldable design
- Tight and punchy bass
- Good battery life
- Average Bluetooth range
- Sound is not better than cheaper M&D headphones
The Master & Dynamic MW60 is still good headphones but it’s difficult to justify their hefty price. If you love the design of the product, you totally can go with the MH40 or MW50.