Master & Dynamic MG20 review

Master & Dynamic MG20

Master & Dynamic has released a wireless gaming headset that could easily be mistaken for a set of deluxe headphones. It is named the Master & Dynamic MG20. The headset come with a lightweight design, 50mm beryllium dynamic drivers, 312 g weight, 22 hours of battery, Optional 3.5 analog and audio splitter, m USB-C to 3.5mm Audio Cable, 2m USB-C to USB-A Charging Cable Bluetooth® 5.0 with AAC & Qualcomm® aptX™ HD for music, aptX™ Low-Latency for mobile gaming.

Pros

  • Simple, elegant design
  • Bluetooth Multipoint connectivity
  • Qualcomm® aptX™ Audio Codec

Cons

  • Costly
  • App required for toggling EQ
  • Can’t handle playback for 2 devices

Price and availability

The MG20 come with a two color option such as Galactic White and Black Onyx. It is Price $449. You can purchased this product at companies official website masterdynamic.com.

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Box Content

Master & Dynamic MG20
  • Wireless Gaming Headphones
  • Detachable Boom Microphone
  • Low-Latency USB Adapter
  • USB-C to USB-A Charging Cable
  • USB-C to 3.5mm Input Cable
  • Headphone Pouch

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Master & Dynamic MG20 : Design

Master & Dynamic MG20

The Master & Dynamic MG20 is built with a distinctive silhouette design with lightweight magnesium ear cups and Lambskin leather ear pads. Which is paire with Alcantara® and coated canvas headbands for unmatched performance and durability.

Additionally, the MG20 includes a USB Type-A wireless audio transmitter. Which makes it compatible with PCs, PlayStation 4 and 5 consoles, and Nintendo Switch via its dock. It can also be use as a Bluetooth headphone, paired with your phone or tablet at the same time.

The headphones have a detachable boom mic with a pop-up filter and a microphone gain dial on the back of the left ear cup. Also, include a USB-C-to-3.5mm cable to listen wired with devices or through the controller. The ear pads of this model attach magnetically to the cup housing, which can be easily replace if you need to.

Additionally, you do not need to use any application to get started with MG20. Simply plug in the 2.4GHz dongle included in your PC or console. Then hold down the Bluetooth button for a moment to turn it on. However, to pair it via Bluetooth, you need to hold down the same button longer when you power on the MG20.

I also liked how it felt to wear other headsets during a few hours. While the Lambskin leather-coated ear cups of the MG20 rest comfortably on my ears. The Alcantara-lined headband was pressed a little higher on my head. This fit is similar to other master and dynamic over-ear headphones I’ve tested in the past – good for short sessions but uncomfortable for more.

M&D Connect app,

M&D Connect app help you to customize your headset features like time, battery status, audio preference, volume control, power on/off and much more. Moreover, using M&D Connect app, you can change the headphone’s EQ profile, either choose from presets or create your own using the built equalizer. Most dedicated apps for Bluetooth audio device are best . additionally, you can also update the software and other apps.

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Master & Dynamic MG20 : Sound Quality

Master & Dynamic MG20

The Master & Dynamic MG20 come with a immersive surround sound 7.1. which help you to play for the ultimate gaming experience with angled magnesium ear cups and semi-open acoustics optimized for the perfect balance of sound isolation and a life-like soundstage. Encounter new worlds with MG20 Wireless Gaming Headphones.

You can hear every detail with 50mm custom Beryllium drivers and exceptional acoustics with independent volume controls for mic and game so you won’t miss a move. This headphone give a premium quality sound. The one of the biggest disadvantage of this headphones is lack of active noise cancellation feature. As a result, the headphone does not provide better sound while calling.

Mic performance,

The sound is clean and very dynamic, but it was also a little loud and thin. However, when we talk while running, we understand our voice clearly. it is important and you’ll not get any complaints about it.

The microphone has the right way to control the surrounded noise. But, in our testing, we notice that is struggles to distinguish our voice from backgrounds. This problems mostly happened in the busy surrounding like subways, railway platforms and very much like other places.

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Master & Dynamic MG20 : Battery

The Master & Dynamic MG20 provides a long time of 22 hours. But, in our test it should meet only 20 hours. The company also claims to offer long game play and provide 50% battery life in just 30 minutes of charging.

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Master & Dynamic MG20 : Connectivity

The low latency and Bluetooth 5.0 provide a better wireless connectivity. Moreover, the MG20 offer a AAC & Qualcomm® aptX™ HD Bluetooth audio codec for advanced sound and better quality music. While they support multipoint connectivity for phones and consoles at the same time, the headset cannot play an audio stream from both at once.

However, the MG20 headset works as expected when I connect wirelessly to a source via USB and receive a call via Bluetooth. One-tap tapping the multi-function button ) can answer the call or hang up. That button can also be use to play and pause music or to call a smart assistant. And assuming you don’t want to be seen during your trip with an attached boom mic, the MG20 has built-in mics that deliver good voice quality during a call.

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Conclusion

$449 price is bit much for this level of sound quality. However, if you need a better sound than MG20, you should consider buying  Sony WH-XB910N or Harman Kardon FLY ANC. This two headphone provide a better sound quality at low price. Along with this, they also come with a Active noise cancellation features. Which MG20 headphone lacks.

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