X

EU Visitor Notice: This Website Uses Cookies

This website uses cookies to improve user experience, to provide analytical data to better serve our visitors, and to serve advertising to fund our operations. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Privacy & Cookie Policy.

Your preference will be saved for 90 days, or until you clear your browser cookies.


I AGREE
I DISAGREE
Learn More
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

Master & Dynamic MW50 Wireless On-Ear Earphones Review: Big Sound in a Small Package

by Shane McGlaun
Advertisement

There are plenty of headphones out there that are cheap, and plenty of them that will cost you serious money. Firmly on the serious money side of that scale are the Master & Dynamic MW50 wireless-on-ear earphones. These little guys sound incredible for such a small and compact set of earphones. The price isn’t so incredible at $449(USD), but you definitely get what you pay for.

zoom in

That money goes to pay for seriously high-end materials with actual aluminum, stainless steel, leather, and the highlight of the show – beryllium drivers. What’s beryllium you ask? It’s the material of choice for audiophiles who want the best sound possible, it’s also very expensive. Everything about the MW50 headphones is high-end, from the design to the materials, and the audio quality. There is no vinyl or faux material on these headphones. They have premium heavy grain leather for the headband, the rotating fold flat hinges are stainless steel, and the antenna is aluminum.

The headphones boast best-in-class wireless range using Bluetooth 4.1 with aptX. In my testing I can attest that I was able to travel all around my house while cleaning and still listen to my phone sitting on my desk. Venture into the far reaches of my basement and things got dicey, but most wireless headphones I’ve used could barely transmit sound through a single wall, much less multiple walls. The MW50s also provide the ability to accept phone calls and speak using built-in dual mics.

zoom in

The headphones’ internal battery charges via a USB cable just like your smartphone. That means you can travel with one cord to charge both devices. Master & Dynamic promises 16-hours of power with the internal rechargeable battery, and while I didn’t ever use them sixteen hours straight, I certainly used them for several days straight of my typical listening, and they were still going strong. If you do run out of juice, an included 3.5mm audio cable will keep you going with a wired connection.

zoom in

Those beryllium drivers are 40mm units that deliver nice bass and nuanced music just as you are meant to hear it. The sound is very well balanced with highs, mids, and low sounds all working together very well, with no one range overshadowing the others. You can hear fingers traveling along strings, each quiver of your favorite artists voice, and the boom of bass drums.

zoom in

Their earpads look like leather, but are actually lambskin for breathability, wrapped over cushy memory foam. I normally shy away from on-ear headphones because I find the pressure they put on my ears to be uncomfortable. The MW50 earpads are comfortable even after hours of use.

zoom in

In all, it’s very hard to find any fault with the MW50 headphones. If a gun were held to my head and i were forced to choose a negative point, the only downside I can see is the price. That said you can’t shop for a Ferrari, then complain about the price. You most certainly get your money’s worth in style, materials, and sound quality with excellent call clarity to boot. If you can afford the price of entry, you will be hard-pressed to find a sexier, better performing, and more portable set of premium wireless headphones. The Master & Dynamic MW50 are highly recommended.

Deals in The Technabob Shop



Super Mario Melodica Medley

Super Mario Melodica Medley

Klipsch Heritage Theater Bar

Klipsch Heritage Theater Bar

Westworld Maze Prop Replica

Westworld Maze Prop Replica

Advertisement
2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 is an Affordable Drag Racer

2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 is an Affordable Drag Racer

2018 Kia Rio Review: A Peppy Subcompact Packs Great Value

2018 Kia Rio Review: A Peppy Subcompact Packs Great Value

LEGO Aston Martin DB5 Revealed: Block, James Block

LEGO Aston Martin DB5 Revealed: Block, James Block