Sunday, July 21, 2019

Master & Dynamic MW60 Wireless Over The Ear Headphones Review

I love a good pair of headphones.  With all of the competition in the market, you get a good bang for your buck, including the more premium headphones. A perfect example is the Master & Dynamic MW60. They are a premium wireless headphone, with only the best materials used in the construction. And something that is getting rare, is they are actually hand assembled. MSRP is a fair $449 for what you get.

Features and specs:

Dimensions: 200mm x 185mm x 50mm

Drivers: 45mm Neodymium

Impedance: 32 ohms

Weight: 345g

Materials: Premium grain leather, lambskin leather, stainless steel, aluminum

Cable: Detachable 1.25m Standard Cable

Micro USB Input Cord

Headphone Connection: 3.5mm Passive Audio input micro USB charging/firmware update input

Ear Coupling: Circum-aural / Over-Ear

Microphone Type: Omni-directional

Machined Aluminum Antenna

Ear Pads: Detachable lambskin memory foam

Bluetooth Profile: Bluetooth 4.1 with Aptx™ high quality audio

The Master & Dynamic came in a great looking color printed box with photos and specs of the headphones. Opening the box revealed a well protected product held in place by custom molded foam. Materials used in the construction was mostly anodized or PVD coated aluminum and stainless steel, with some leather, and memory foam. I actually did not see any plastic used in the construction. Premium cowhide are used on the exterior side of the headband and earcups, with soft lambskin on the underside of the headband and ear pads. Quality of the materials used was excellent as is the fit and finish. They are a very well mode and durable product! Also included was a cloth zipper carry case, manual, changing cable, audio cable, and ¼” adapter.  Now lets hear how they sound!


Disturbed: Sound and Silence –Piano sounded very natural. Vocals had very good texture and timbre and very smooth. Guitar was crisp and clean with good resolution. Violins were smooth with good harmonics. Tympani had good impact with great low end extension and played with good authority but was a tad muddy. Soundstage was pleasantly large with good imaging. Adele: Rolling In the Deep –Guitar had good resolution of the strings. Vocals were smooth and had very good texture and resolution, kick drum had very good definition, impact and played with authority. Cymbals and high hat were very crisp and clean. Piano sounded natural. Bass had very good low end extension and played with a lot of authority. Soundstage was big and imaging was also good. Junior Wells: Why are People Like That –Vocals were extremely smooth with very good resolution of the texture and timbre. Bass had very good definition, low end extension and played with a ton of authority. Drums were very dynamic with very good impact and authority. Cymbals were crisp and clean. Harmonica was silky smooth, dynamic, and nice harmonics. Piano sounded very natural, soundstage was large and imaging very good. Liquid Soul: Spam Sucker –Bass is really tight with excellent punch and authority. Trumpets are really crisp and dynamic and not too brassy. Drums have excellent dynamics and resolution of the pad. Sax has really good texture and harmonics, and good resolution for the tonguing technique.


Master & Dynamics MW60’s also provided a more neutral sound signature. Highs were crisp and clean with very good resolution. Vocals were very smooth with very good texture and timbre. Bass also had very good impact, detail and output. For the extra money, you do get a bit better resolution, and an excellent build quality of all metal and leather that should last for years.  Based on their design, features, quality, and performance, they have earned our Highly Recommended Award.  For more info and complete specs, check out their website at