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Master & Dynamic’s MW75 Headphones are Incredible, If You Can Afford Them

There are a lot of sayings out there geared toward justifying paying high prices for things. “You get what you pay for” seems to be pretty popular, suggesting that when you pay more, you get better quality. “Pay once, cry once” is another popular saying, suggesting that you can pay one time for the best quality and cry over that price, or you can pay less for the inferior quality and cry again and again as you have to pay to replace it. The thing about these sayings is that as trite and difficult to hear as they may be, they’re true. You do indeed get what you pay for, and if you pay the premium once, you’ll ultimately save money over time. Such is the case with the Master & Dynamic MW75 noise-cancelling headphones. They come in at a hefty price of USD$599, but the quality—both in the build and in the audio—is well worth the cost.

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Master & Dynamic MW75 Headphones | Image: Master & Dynamic

Master & Dynamic MW75 Headphones | Image: Master & Dynamic

Looking at the list of premium materials used for the MW75, it’s hard to see why Master & Dynamic has priced its new gear in the upper echelon. The earcup panels are a combination of aluminium and reflective tempered glass, while the earpads and headband are made of lambskin leather and come with plenty of cushioning. Internally, the 40mm dynamic drivers are made of beryllium, but all the glitz and glamour of the design mean nothing if it falls short of sound.

Thankfully, the audio that comes out of the headphones is equally high-end—whether that’s something with thumping bass or crisp treble, along with noise cancellation, so you’ll enjoy your audio without interruption. The headphones also have Bluetooth codec support as well as AAC, AptX Adaptive, and SBC Bluetooth codecs. The right earcup has a USB-C port that is used for both charging and for wired digital audio playback. Master & Dynamic says that the headphones should last for 28 hours on a full charge if you’re using the noise cancellation. Turn off the noise cancellation, and you’ll get 32 hours. Getting a half-full charge takes about 40 minutes, and you’ll get a full charge in 100 minutes.

The Master & Dynamic MW75 headphones are controlled via the M&D Connect app, which is available on both Android and iOS. All and all, you may end up spending a bit more to get these headphones, but you won’t regret it. They’re proof that the old sayings are true—you get what you pay for, and you’ll only cry once over it.

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Master & Dynamic MW75 Headphones | Image: Master & Dynamic

Master & Dynamic MW75 Headphones | Image: Master & Dynamic

Master & Dynamic MW75 Headphones | Image: Master & Dynamic

Master & Dynamic MW75 Headphones | Image: Master & Dynamic

Master & Dynamic MW75 Headphones | Image: Master & Dynamic

Master & Dynamic MW75 Headphones | Image: Master & Dynamic

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