Master and dynamic MW08 is a truly wireless earbuds introduced with premium active noise cancellation feature. It is come with a 11mm Beryllium drivers delivers a rich, warm sound that mimics the acoustics of a live performance. Moreover, the earbud offers IPX5 water resistance rating and up to 12 hours of playtime. The MW08 also features total 6 microphone for clear wind reducing voice talk and Bluetooth 5.2 wireless connectivity. With the MW08, you can also switch effortlessly between two devices with convenient multipoint connection. Following all features, let’s see what this earbud gives you.
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Price and availability
Master and dynamic MW08 come with six stunning colour combination such as Blue Ceramic / Polished Graphite Case, Black Ceramic / Matte Black Case, White Ceramic / Stainless Steel Case, White Ceramic / Matte Black Case, Black Ceramic / Stainless Steel Case, Brown Ceramic / Stainless Steel Case. It is price 299€. You can purchase these earbuds from the company’s official website masterdynamic.eu.
Who should have to buy this headset?
- 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.
- Noise-Cancelling Wireless Earphones
- Stainless Steel Charging Case
- 5 Ear Tip Sizes
- USB Adapter
- USB-C Charging Cable
- Canvas Pouch
What is the design of the Master and dynamic MW08?
The design and shape of the earbud is very much similar to its upgraded version the Master and dynamic MW08 Sport. The premium quality MW08 earbud come with a light weight design and fantastic colour combination. As we discuss above, there are three different charging cases available for each earbud such as Polished Graphite Case, Matte Black Case and Stainless-Steel Case. The charging case I can use has a stainless-steel finish, which is quite sturdy and reliably fit into your pocket. The front side of the case 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.
Talking about the earbud, the ceramic finish earbud offers a lightweight scratch-resistant finish for each in-ear noise-cancelling wireless earbud. 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 MW08 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.
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.
How does the Master & Dynamic MW08 Sound?
The MW08 earbud powered by 11mm Beryllium acoustic drivers promising an enriching sound experience with deeper bass, wider sound field and clearer voice. Plus, access hi-res audio on compatible devices and experience our iconic sound in every detail. The increased size of acoustic drivers provides a wider soundstage and delivers a rich, warm sound that mimics the acoustics of a live performance.
However, you only get one frequency response with MW08: 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.
How good is the Noise Cancellation of Master & Dynamic MW08?
The MW08 earbud come with a Hybrid active noise-cancelling wireless earbud with All Day ANC and ANC Max modes. Moreover, the earbuds also include an Awareness Mode and voice 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. 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.
How is the Master & Dynamic MW08 Sport Microphone?
The Master & Dynamic MW08 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 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?
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.
In addition, the earbuds also support latest and advance aptx audio codec along with SBC and AAC. The aptX ensures you have an seamless and uninterrupted audio experience every time you switch on. While the AAC audio codec only acceptable on Apple devices.
How long does the battery last on the Master & Dynamic MW08 Sport?
The Master & Dynamic MW08 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. In addition, the charging case includes a additional 30 hours of charge and up to 42 hours of total playtime. The case charge up to 50% in just 15 minutes and 100 % in just 60 minutes.
Overall , the design of the MW08 seems quite elegant and favourable for usage for longer hours. The fabulous color combination feels quite premium with strong built material. 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 includes 5.8mm drivers, total 19.5 battery capacity and flexible touch controls.