Master & Dynamic is a part fashion brand, headset manufacturer of one part. It is a company that usually defends the best that practical, however, their last pair of headphones tries to offer both. The new Master & Dynamic MW65 over-ear cans have active noise cancellation, up to 24 hours of battery life with USB-C fast charging, and a weight of only 250 g / 8.8 oz. That's a sliver lighter than Sony's 1000X M3, and it's doubly impressive, since M & D is doing it while using large pieces of metal and leather instead of the more pragmatic plastic construction of Sony. Unfortunately, the MW65 also costs $ 499, much more than the $ 349 from Sony.
I've had a couple of preproduction MW65s for the last few weeks, and I can not talk about the quality. of its construction, however, were representative of the weight and sound performance of the final device. The first big problem is that these headphones really fit me well. The earliest M & D ear models, such as the MH40, were always too small for my big head, but the MW65 have plenty of space. I'm no longer maximizing your headband extension just to put them on. In addition, their weight reduction has made them extremely comfortable and easy to use.
The noise cancellation that M & D has developed for these headphones can not compete with that of Sony's flagship Sony or Bose headphones, although it's enough Decent enough to be valuable. The advantage of the MW65 is that they sound better, more natural than Sony's 1000X. Both pairs are very comfortable, but Sony incorporates the philosophy of "eliminating noise at any cost", while Master & Dynamic & # 39; s is a "help make music sound better by silencing external noise."
One thing that disappointed me about the MW65 was the latency in its wireless performance. I took a call with these headphones connected to my MacBook Pro, and there was a detectable delay between the things I said and the reaction from the other side. This undermines the core reason why you would want a pair like the MW65: they are versatile, portable and can be pretty much your only pair of headphones. But in our time, a pair of wireless and handy headphones should also provide you with an excellent microphone and call experience, and I simply did not get that from these cans.
The Master and Dynamic MW65 are available to buy now for $ 499 / € 499 / £ 449 in a choice of brown leather with silver or black metal with metallic bronze.