In their advertising material, Master & Dynamic compare the MW60 to a Leica Lens. As with a Leica Lens, the engineering skill, precision and high-quality materials are intended to ensure long-lasting operation and excellent value. It has to be said, the promise pays out with the MW60. The headphones are of impressive quality, made with superior materials and come with a welcome scope of delivery. It’s also hard to form any criticism of the manufacturing of these headphones. The only negative I can think to mention is that the narrow ear cushions and limited range of head adjustments mean the MW60 is probably not a device for those with large heads and ears to accommodate.
Just as a Leica Lens is supposed to make the finest details of a subject visible, the headphones have been crafted to provide a precise acoustic reproduction. Although the MW60 delivers a consistently precise sound image, it colours the audio signal with strong bass and velvety treble in a way that is not ideal for all types of audio material. What’s more, when connected via cable, these headphones sound fresher and more detailed than in wireless mode.
Ultimately, the Master & Dynamic MW60 left a good last impression and it’s hard to draw any significant negatives here. This high-quality headphone can be switched between Bluetooth and cable operation with ease, while oscillating equally as easily between a velvety, bass-rich acoustic and a more brilliant sound.