Master & Dynamic has been making some of the best headphones of the past few years, period, and the original MW07 true wireless headphones were no exception to that rule. Now, the company is back with a follow-up — the new Master & Dynamic MW07 Plus, and MW07 Go, headphones.
We’ll review the MW07 Go headphones a little later — but for now, we’re taking a look at the premium model. Are the Master & Dynamic MW07 Plus headphones worth buying? We put them to the test to find out.
The first thing to notice about the Master & Dynamic MW07 Plus headphones is their design, and they’re more or less identical to the standard MW07 headphones. That’s true of both the charging case and the earbuds themselves.
Of course, that’s not necessarily a bad thing. The original Master & Dynamic MW07 headphones looked great, thanks to the sleek silver case and pearlescent earbuds — and we’re glad those design elements are sticking around for this model.
Each earbud offers a small rectangular cap, with a single button on the top of the right bud, and two on the left. These can be used for playback and volume control, essentially meaning that you don’t have to take your listening device out of your pocket all the time.
The earbuds are available in a few different colors, including Black Quartz, Steel Blue, White Marble, and Tortoiseshell. We’re reviewing the Black Quartz model, and it looks great.
The case looks good too, despite the fact that it’s a fingerprint magnet. The case is made from stainless steel, and has three LED lights on the front to indicate battery level, along with a USB-C port on the back.
Apart from the headphones and the charging case, in the box you’ll get a nice carry bag, a USB-C charging cable and USB-A to USB-C adapter, and a total of five pairs of ear tips and two pairs of fit wings. It’s a great selection of accessories.
Because the Master & Dynamic MW07 Plus headphones have the same design as the original, it also has the same high level of comfort. The fit wings are very effective here, keeping the headphones safely in your ears while staying comfortable — which isn’t common in the true wireless headphones game.
The fact that the headphones come with so many ear tips and fit wings is helpful here too. While the standard sizes pre-installed worked well for us, it’s worth experimenting a little to find the best fit for your needs.
So what’s actually different with these headphones? Well, the biggest difference is that they have noise cancellation built right into them. We’ll get into that a little later though — these headphones still sound great, and are among the best-sounding true wireless headphones money can buy.
For starters, the bass response is thick and punchy, without being too over the top. There’s plenty of bass to go around, yet it still sounds clear and doesn’t stray into muddy territory.
The mids are well-tuned too. Low mids are nice and warm, again without getting muddy, while high mids give enough presence to vocals and guitars without sounding like an AM radio.
The highs are particularly impressive here, offering a good amount of clarity and detail, especially for a pair of wireless in-ear headphones.
The noise cancellation on these headphones is good, but not amazing. If you really want good noise cancellation, then over-ear headphones like the Sony WH-1000XM3 headphones are the way to go, but it’s still pretty good here, and a nice addition for sure.
Another major change to the headphones is the fact that they have a much longer battery life. While the original MW07 headphones came in at only 3.5 hours on a charge, the new headphones offer a whopping 10 hours on a single charge, which is a huge improvement, and puts the headphones among the best in the battery life department.
The headphones connect to your listening device through Bluetooth 5.0, and we found that they offered excellent connectivity, without skipping or jumping during listening.
The original Master & Dynamic MW07 headphones were an excellent option, but in many ways the MW07 Plus headphones are the premium true wireless headphones we always wanted from the company. They sound as good, look as good, and bring a better battery life and noise cancellation to the line. Sure, they’re expensive, but if you want a premium true wireless experience, they’re worth the cash.
But is there something better? Well, not really — but there are different options. If you want to save cash, we recommend checking out the JLab Audio Epic Air Sport headphones. Alternatively, if you’re an Apple user, then the Powerbeats Pro are also worth considering, thanks to their seamless pairing and excellent connectivity.
Still, these headphones are an incredible option, and because of that, we’re awarding them the Headphone Review Gold Medal.
|Master & Dynamic||$299|
|Frequency response||Unknown||Active noise cancellation||Yes|
|Driver size||10mm||Noise attenuation||Unknown|
|Driver type||Dynamic||On-ear controls||Yes|
|Rated impedance||Unknown||Magnet material||Beryllium|
|Total harmonic distortion||Unknown||Water resistance||Unknown|
|Rated input power||Unknown||Battery life||10 hours (+30 Hours)|
|Maximum input power||Unknown||Wireless distance||100ft (30m)|
|Wireless connection||Bluetooth 5.0||Cable length||Unknown|
|Wired connection||No||Case type||Charging case|
|Weight||102g (3.6oz)||Colors||Black Quartz, Steel Blue, White Marble, Tortoiseshell|