In case you've never heard of Master & Dynamic, it's a new company that made a name for itself with its MH40 over-ear headphone, the wired model that the wireless MW60 reviewed here ($549, £419) is based on. It's currently not sold in Australia, but that $549 price tag would equate to about AU$735 at today's exchange rate.
Design-wise, the MW60 is a great looking headphone that's really well built with metal parts, leather trim and folding hinges. It's also comfortable, though somewhat on the heavy side, weighing in at 12.2 ounces or 345 grams.
For those with smaller heads, these 'phones may be a tad large -- they barely fit my head. But I liked the feel of the lambskin covered earcups and overall this definitely comes across as a premium headphone. It also has good battery life at around 16 hours and maintained a consistent wireless connection.
Master & Dynamic says it has four times the range of your typical Bluetooth headphone. In my tests in our CNET offices in New York, I found that it did indeed offer extended range, though just how much extended range -- beyond the typical 33 feet or 10m -- will depend on your surroundings (I got about 50-60 feet away from my phone).
We like how the wired MH40 sounds, and we like how this headphone sounds as well -- it's an excellent Bluetooth headphone that offers clean, fairly even-handed sound with plenty of bass that manages to stay pretty tight (by that I mean it's not boomy or muddy).
That all sounds pretty good, right? So what's the problem?