Master & Dynamic MW08 Sport Headphone Review

Master & Dynamic MW08 Sport

Master & Dynamic recently launched its latest truly wireless earbuds Master & Dynamic MW08 Sport. The headphone come with a 11mm Beryllium and Up to 12 hours playtime / 10 hours with ANC or Ambient Listening. Moreover, the headphone features 6 microphones, IPX5 water resistance for earbuds and IPX4 water resistance for case. The MW08 Sport also offer a Hybrid noise cancellation with ANC max mode, Awareness mode and Voice mode.

Pros
  • Excellent build quality
  • Good microphone
  • Bluetooth 5.2
  • IPX5 Ratings
Cons
  • No codec support
  • connectivity is not good

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Price and availability

The Master & Dynamic MW08 Sport come with a four fabulous colour variant such as Blue Sapphire Glass, Black Sapphire Glass, Green Sapphire Glass and lastly Silver Sapphire Glass colours. It is price 349€. You can purchase this product from the company’s official website masterdynamic.eu.

Who should have to Buy the headphone?

  • Stylish listeners will appreciate the jewelry-like aesthetic of these earphones.
  • Tech-oriented people who are okay with paying a premium for brand recognition, and want decent Bluetooth codec support.
  • Commuters will enjoy the comfort, portability, and adjustable active noise cancellation (ANC) modes onboard the MW08.

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Box Content

  • Sport Earbuds
  • Kevlar® Fiber Charging Case
  • 5 Silicone Ear Tip Sizes
  • 2 Memory Foam Ear Tip Sizes
  • USB-A Adapter
  • USB-C Charging Cable

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What is the design of Master & Dynamic MW08 Sport?

Master & Dynamic MW08 Sport

The Master & Dynamic MW08 Sport come with a lightweight (8.6 g) and ergonomic design with fantastic colour variants. The earbuds are built with aShatter-Resistant Sapphire Glass. Which is use to stand up to any workout with a luxe metallic finish. As a result, the earbuds considerably offer a premium appearance.

Moreover, the MW08 Sport include a custom kavlar fabric charging case compatible with the headphones. The charging case design is very much similar with the other brands headphone like Xiaomi Buds 3T Pro or JBL Tune 230NC. The front side has indicated small flash light to give a battery percentage status. And on the right side there is USB Type-C charging port for fast charging.

The Master and Dynamic MW08 Sport earbuds feel solid, like precision pieces in a clock. They’re made of ceramic, aluminum, and stainless steel. In addition, the earbuds feature a 5 different size silicone ear tips rubber and additional 2 sizes of memory foam ear tips rubber. You need to select a perfectly fit tips rubber for your ear for better passive noise isolation. This isolation offers a clear sound during the voice calls.

Furthermore, Master & Dynamic Sport ensures that, with an IPX5 rating, you can comfortably workout with the MW08 and kick up a sweat. While I miss the rubber wings from previous models for the secure fit, and the MW08 is a little heavy over a long session, they’re totally fine for the gym. The Awareness function in the ANC also means you can sense your surroundings, should you take your exercise outdoors.

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How do you control playback?

The touch controls are very simple and reliable to use. The left button indicated volume controls and holding both will toggle ANC. On the other hand, the right earbuds include one button for controlling playback and voice assistant access. The buttons feel firm—neither too clicky, nor too mushy—which lends reassuring tactile feedback. Each earphone has a white light that flashes during Bluetooth pairing.

Should you get the Master & Dynamic app?

You can name your M&D earphones as pets. The app also lets you change your ANC settings. Holding the volume button is the only way to turn it on, but in the app, you can choose between Max ANC and all-day ANC settings. The former is self-explanatory, and the latter is like a medium-high setting. There are also options for ambient sound mode, with voice presets and awareness for tuning in close conversation, which is similar to Safety Mode if you are running outside. These settings are the main reason for getting the app.

In addition to the ANC, the app has an auto-off timer to save battery, and you can choose whether you want to enable ear probe. This allows you to remove earbuds and pause. Ear checks work very well. And use for firmware updates. However, the MW08 Sports suppose to take about 20 minutes to firmware upgrade. Once everything is up to date, the app has a nice technical illustration of your MW08, and tapping the cog icon is where all functions can be customized.

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How does the Master & Dynamic MW08 Sport sound?

Master & Dynamic MW08 Sport

The MW08 Sport earbuds offer a the 11mm Beryllium acoustic drivers provide a wide soundstage and deliver a rich, warm sound. That mimics the acoustics of a live performance. However, you only get one frequency response with MW08 Sport: no way to tweak EQ. Audio tinkers out there will find this frustrating, as in some respects you need a different type of EQ. If you are exercising or in a noisy environment, extra bass loads can be helpful. Moreover, if you are writing an article without sound at home, you do not need to pay for auditory masking in the same way. That said, some music genres are the best on MW08 Sport.

How good is the Noise Cancellation of Master & Dynamic MW08 Sport?

The headphone feature Hybrid Noise Cancellation technology to reduce the background sound for better calls clarity. In addition, the ergonomic design and 5 different silicon ear tips and 2 memory foam ear tips gives perfect passive isolation and prevent ambient sound. The earbuds also include a Awareness Mode. That lets noise from your surroundings flow into your earbuds. So you can keep your ears open to what’s going on in the world around you.

How is the Master & Dynamic MW08 Sport Microphone?

The Master & Dynamic MW08 Sport has three microphones in each earbud. While rejecting external and axial noise, mics do a very good job of reproducing and isolating sounds. This mic is definitely one of the special features of MW08 Sport earbuds. It can make some sounds very loud, but it is usually a clear sound. People with louder voices suffer from a slightly “muffled” sound with these earbuds. Mid-range and deep voice can feel somewhat “crowded” at worst, as there are high-end cuts visible on the mic.

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How’s the connection on the Master & Dynamic MW08 Sport?

Master & Dynamic MW08 Sport

The Master & Dynamic MW08 Sport Coupled with Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity. Which provide an better connectivity between the earbuds and your smartphones, PCs, TVs and iOS. Moreover, the aluminum antennas provide a secure wireless connection and prevent drops for a seamless true wireless Bluetooth listening experience up to a range of 100ft/30m.

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How long does the battery last on the Master & Dynamic MW08 Sport?

The Master & Dynamic MW08 Sport offers a up to 12 hours of total playtime. Apart from this, it come with 10 hours of listening with ANC or Ambient mode. Moreover, the earbuds charge up to 50% in just 10 minutes and 100 % in just 45 minutes.

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Conclusion

At a Glance, you will see the beauty of this headphones. The headphone offers a very attractive and fabulous appearance with a great built quality. It has feature advance hybrid noise cancellation feature with Ambient mode. That lets noise from your surroundings flow into your earbuds. So, you can keep your ears open to what’s going on in the world around you. Furthermore, it come with a better Bluetooth connectivity with up to 12 hours of total playtime.

What are the best alternatives to the MW08 Sport earbuds?

However, if you consider a low-cost earbuds with all this features available than you should go for the Samsung Buds live. the headphone features iconic shape and ergonomic design, a fit that lets in your natural surroundings, and a speaker optimized for a better experience. This is sound made for your ears. Additionally, it come with a 12mm speakers, Active Noise Cancellation, Bixby voice wake up, total six mic, 65 mAh battery capacity and Bluetooth connectivity.

Audio-Technica ATH-SQ1TW, has almost similar shape and quality. It come with a lightweight design, Bluetooth 5.0, Low latency, Hear through mode, support fast pair, IPX4 water and splash proof, and much more. Additionally, it is include 5.8mm drivers, total 19.5 battery capacity and flexible touch controls.

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