Today we look at the Master & Dynamic MW07+ TWS IEM, which is selling for $299 USD.
Disclaimer: Master & Dynamic kindly sent us the IEM for this review, free of charge. All thoughts and experiences with the product are naturally my own. You can find out all about it here: https://www.masterdynamic.eu/products/mw07-plus-true-wireless-earphones
It is finally here. Today we are going to look at one of my personal favourites, the MW07+ from Master & Dynamic. Read on and see why it is going to be featured in the HFN Recommended list!
In the midst of all new TWS designs, something great emerged from the world’s perhaps biggest multi-cultural metropolis: New York.
Master & Dynamic
Yes, Master & Dynamic is a NY-based audio company that specializes in designing and manufacturing of premium headphones, earphones and speakers.
They have a unique design language and they have a deep passion for building both elegant and technically sophisticated audio devices. They’re actively supporting art education in New York since 2013 and they recently donated 10,000 N95 masks to two big NY hospitals to keep those most at risk safer as they fight COVID-19.
The unit wer’re looking at today is the Master & Dynamic MW07+ . It’s the revised and improved version of the MW07. The new version comes with a much bigger battery, higher water resistance certification, better connectivity and faster charging.
It is a brilliant true wireless stereo earphone featuring M&D’s custom 10mm Beryllium-coated-diaphragm Neodymium drivers. Let’s give the specs to the data junkies and get on to the review.
Specifications & Technical Data
Driver Type: Beryllium-coated diaphragm Neodymium drivers
Connectivity: Bluetooth 5.0 with 30m range
Codec: AptX, SBC
Microphone Type: Two beamforming mic arrays + Feedforward Active Noise-Cancelling
Battery Life: 10 hours
Charging Case: 3 additional charges, 40 hours total playtime
Earphone Charge Time: 5 hours playtime after 15 minute charge, 10 hours playtime after 40 minute charge
Case Charge Time: 50% charge in 15 minutes, 100% charge in 40 minutes
Waterproof Level: IPX5 Water Resistance
Materials: Handcrafted Acetate, Stainless Steel Case
Dimensions: Earphones: 22.5mm x 19mm x 25mm – Case: 64mm x 45mm x 26mm
MSRP: 299 USD
Packaging & Accessories
M&D provides a sleek looking, rich package. Features and specifications are listed on the box and the box itself is quite informative. As for accessories, you get:
- a great textured earphone pouch,
- 3 sizes of silicone fit-wings,
- 5 sizes of silicone ear tips,
- a USB-C to USB-C cable,
- a USB-C to A adapter.
The overall presentation of accessories and unboxing experience feels premium.
The MW07+ has 6 different face plate options and they are all uniquely handcrafted.
Today’s unit is the “Black Pearl” option. The face plate screams premium materials as you inspect it in your hand. The rest of the housing is a combination of matte and glossy high quality plastic which feels slippery without the wings hooked up. The design is somewhat different than what we see in TWS world. It seems that people easily discern it, as I get questions about it in public more often than any with other TWS earphones I wore, to this date. My face plate, “Black Pearl” looks chic and it changes under different angles of light. In my opinion it is the biggest point why it gets people’s attention, rather than the different overall shape.
Looking at the button layout, we see that it is very simple yet functional. You get used to it very fast, unlike some of the touch layouts that we reviewed in the past. The right earphone has a single button that can be used for pairing, activating the assistant of your choice and skipping songs. The left earphone has two buttons and those can be used to activate either the ambient mode or active feed-forward noise cancelling mode. You can also adjust volume by using the buttons on the left earpiece. The buttons have good tactile feedback and don’t feel cheap. The earphones have a built-in proximity sensor on each of them. It sits in the inner side of each earphone, above the silvery charging connector dots. More on that in features section.
Moving on to the case, we see that Master & Dynamic chose another premium material: Stainless Steel. Personally, I would cover everything in stainless steel if I could. It looks elegant, it is durable and it feels premium. The case is no exception. First time holding the case in your hands surprises you though. It may be the heaviest case I’ve experienced up to this date. However, don’t let it get to you as it weighs only 84 grams. I will need to alert you about one thing though: the case is quite fingerprint prone. Beauty always comes with a cost, it seems.
The inside of the case is “smooth to touch plastic”. There are 3 battery indicator LEDs in front of the case. They’re bright and they have 3 color cycles. Green, orange and red. The left and right LEDs are the indicators of earphones while the center LED is the indicator of the case itself. There is a USB-C port in the back sitting under the hinges of the case. While we’re at it, the hinges snaps in right away with a light push. The magnets seems to be doing their job well. It is not loose like some of the cases we see in the TWS world.
Overall, I really like the design and I think M&D did a great job. The whole package is aesthetically pleasing to just look at.
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