M&D makes its first noise-canceling headphones

Master & Dynamic is bringing back its cool, sleek MW65 headphone design. However, these noise-canceling headphones don’t just look the part.

Right at first glance, we can see that the MW65 look great, but what looks best to us is the headphones’ noise canceling abilities. M&D has made some over-ear wireless headphones in the past, but they all were missing something — noise cancellation. The MW65 is the company’s first pair of active noise-canceling headphones. With its aesthetically pleasing mix of leather and metal, it’s undeniable these headphones look top-tier.

The MW65 improved on the MW60 headphones

Building off of its predecessor the MW60, the MW65 looks to have a very similar design and style. They both have a leather-wrapped headband, lambskin earpads and metal construction. The headphones will come in brown leather with silver metal or black leather with gunmetal color options. However, we can expect these won’t be the only color combinations. M&D usually adds a few more colors later.

MW65 headpones
MW65 headpones. Image courtesy Master & Dynamic.

Wireless connectivity and battery life

The MW65 offers Bluetooth 4.2 for wireless connectivity. M&W says the headphones can stay connected up to 65 feet from the device it is paired with.

For the battery life, you should be able to expect up to 24 hours of use on a single charge. It also has a feature that’ll charge the headphones up to 50 percent in 15 minutes. That sounds very useful for any video creators working on a tight deadline.

Go-to voice assistant

Similar to other headphones, the MW65 has a dedicated button for a voice assistant. The headphones use Google Assistant, but according to Engadget, they work with Siri as well. Additionally, there’s a button for ANC that toggles through three options: High (airplanes and noisy areas), Low (wind or quieter spots) and OFF. There’s also on-board controls for adjusting volume, skippings tracks, play/pause, and answering calls.

Pricing and availability

Now, the MW65 is on the pricey side. It costs $499, which is high but comparable to other top-tier headphones. Still, it’s a hard price tag to swallow. Regardless, you can learn more about the MW60s on M&D’s website.

Sean Berry
Sean Berry
Sean Berry is Videomaker's managing editor.

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