Master & Dynamic has been making some of the best headphones of the past few years, offering classy designs, excellent sound-quality, and more. The MW07 true wireless headphones in particular have been some of the better true wireless headphones, but at $300, they’re not necessarily cheap. Now, the company’s back with another pair — the new Master & Dynamic MW07 Go headphones, which aim to offer the best of the MW07s in a more affordable package.
Alongside the MW07 Plus headphones, these headphones complete the MW07 lineup. But are they worth buying, or are there too many sacrifices to bring down the price. We’ve been testing the Master & Dynamic MW07 Go headphones for a while now to find out.
The original Master & Dynamic MW07 headphones offered a relatively classy-looking design, and that’s carried over to the MW07 Go headphones too. The headphones may not have the same fancy colors as the originals, but they still boast offer the same shape, color placement, and so on. The headphones are available in a few different colors, including Blue, Red, Gray, and Black. They all look good, but we’re reviewing the black model.
As mentioned, the overall shape of the headphones is the same as previous iterations of the MW07 headphones, offering an angled nozzle, a single button on the right bud, and volume rocker on the left. That said, they are a little smaller than the standard MW07 headphones, which is nice to see — and should make them easier to carry around.
The case is a little different than previous versions of the headphones too, though we almost like this case more. The nice fabric coating looks great around the case, and like other versions of the headphones, there’s a USB-C connector on the back. You’ll also get the USB-C charging cable, USB-C to USB-A adapter, and a range of ear tips and fit wings to ensure a good fit.
Generally speaking, Master & Dynamic has done a great job at ensuring the headphones still look great. They still look and feel premium, offer premium accessories, and so on.
While some true wireless headphones can fall out a lot, these manage to stay firmly in your ears — thanks to the fact that they come with a number of different fit wings that rest in your outer ear. It’s a pretty smart setup, and puts these headphones ahead of many others in the category.
The headphones also aren’t overly heavy — which is helpful. In fact, they’re a little smaller and lighter than the original headphones. Of course, like any in-ear headphones you will need to get used to them — but generally speaking, we were able to wear the headphones for at least a few hours without much discomfort.
Master & Dynamic’s headphones have always sounding great, and these headphones are no exception to that rule. Sound is rich, smooth, and well-tuned, making for a seriously enjoyable listening experience.
For starters, bass is deep and powerful, allowing kick drums to easily punch through a mix and bass guitars to offer a solid foundation to any song. Bass extension, of course, isn’t necessarily as deep as you would get on a pair of high-end over-ear headphones, but its excellent for a pair of in-ear headphones.
The mid-range is well-tuned too. Low mids are warm without getting muddy, while high-mids, despite seemingly getting a slight cut, are still more than present enough to bring vocals and guitars to the forefront.
Surprise — high-end sounds good too. The headphones offer excellent clarity and detail, especially for a pair of true wireless headphones in this price range.
So what can’t these headphones do? Well, the main thing is that unlike the $100-more-expensive MW07 Plus headphones, they don’t offer noise cancellation. Many, however, won’t need that feature — and those people should rest assured that they’re still getting amazing-sounding headphones.
The Master & Dynamic MW07 Go headphones perform pretty well too — and far better than the original MW07s. The headphones connect to your listening device through Bluetooth 5.0, and we found that they retained a good connection throughout testing.
When it comes to battery life, the buds themselves offer a hefty 10 hours, while the charging case will give you an extra 12 hours. We’re really past the point of true wireless headphones running out of juice in a single sitting — if you listen to earbuds for 10 hours, it’s probably time to give your ears a break anyway. 10 hours is on the high end of battery life for true wireless headphones.
The Master & Dynamic MW07 Go headphones are seriously another home run for the company. The headphones offer an excellent sound-quality, nice design, and awesome battery life, making them easily some of the better true wireless headphones on the market.
But are they the best in their price range? Well, it really depends what you’re looking for. Unfortunately for almost all true wireless headphone makers, Apple seriously stepped up its game with the new AirPods Pro headphones — thought they are a little more expensive, at $250. If you’re an Apple user who likes the connectivity features on offer by Apple devices, and don’t mind spending a bit of extra cash, the extra month may be worth it.
For everyone else, however, these are absolutely the way to go. If you don’t use Apple devices, or don’t want to spend the extra $50, then you’re getting an excellent product in the Master & Dynamic MW07 Go — and that’s why we’ve awarded them the Headphone Review Gold Medal.