The M&D MW60 wireless headphones took so long to review because I kept finding little surprises. As always, M&D went way overboard with their product, packaging and presentation and I’m definitely not complaining.
Very Generous With Accessories
I’ve always been a fan of the variety M&D has offered in terms of colors. I received the MW60 in olive green and its quickly become my favorite set of earphones in terms of aesthetics. Opening the box, I was pleasantly surprised by the unique packaging which is typical of M&D. Each M&D headset’s packaging differs significantly from its predecessors. This is why I can never get tired of unboxing and reviewing M&D’s products. The process never gets monotonous.
The MW60 features a round sturdy box made of premium-quality leather with an ‘M’ etched in its centre. The box is quite reliable and the kind of case you’d want to use for other purposes as well when its primary function is no longer needed. It hosts a 3.5mm to 3.5mm cable, a USB-C to USB-A cable and a 3.5mm to 6.3mm adapter. All the cables are, of course, carefully woven in nylon and exude sophistication. You will also come across a quick start guide and a quite thick user manual that has detailed instructions in seven languages. Any questions you might have about the MW60’s charge, controls and so on is clearly answered in the user manual.
Minimal and Classy
I’ve already mentioned how the brilliant shade of green the MW60 came in made me feel. It is bright and unique, and impossible to not fall in love with. One thing I noticed in the MW60 is how minimal they are in their design compared to their predecessors. And I think it’s fair to say that I liked that. Nobody enjoys navigating technology that has way too complex.
The exterior of the earcups have the classic M logo etched on them but the other feature typical of M&D, their metal grilles, is absent. The earcups are big and padded well ensuring a distance between the cartilage of your ears and the interior of the earcups. In addition to the cups being large and padded, they also have the ability to rotate. And this still isn’t the best part. A really cool thing that’s fairly common but M&D rarely includes in its products is foldable headphones. The MW60 fold and can be stowed away easily in their zippered pouch giving them an excellent form factor. Lastly, the earpads are removable and can be detached from the earcups to be cleaned thoroughly. M&D clearly put quite a lot of thought in the MW60.
Intuitive Controls That Are Easy to Learn
M&D has always been intuitive with their controls. Making sure their switches and buttons are fairly divided among not just both the earcups but also between different bands of each earcup is a priority for M&D. The right earcup hosts a charging port on its outer-most band along with pause/play and volume controls on its inner band. The layout is intuitive in such a way that once you found the pause/play switch, you’re able to find the volume controls as well.
Moreover, the same three buttons perform multiple functions. For instance, long pressing the volume up button will take you to the next track just like long pressing the volume down button will take you to the previous one. The pause/play button that works as a multi-function button can be used to answer, end or decline calls as well as enable voice assistant. On the interior band of the left earcup, you’ll come across the pairing and battery status switch. Simply toggle the switch to reveal the battery status.
Not the Best Fit
The first thing I noticed in these cans was their extraordinarily thin headband. Not only is the band way too thin to feel comfortable on your noggin, it doesn’t have enough padding. The padding may be original lambskin but a little more of it could have ensured the comfort the MW60’s predecessors have given. The MW60’s band sat on the top of my skull and constantly reminded me that I have an accessory on. The goal of a headset should be to feel so comfortable that you forget you have it on.
While the headband lacks cushioning, the earcups are just perfect. They’re big and hug my ears nice and tight. They also provide sufficient passive noise isolation and the sound of my aunt and mom talking in the room next to mine was significantly hushed.
A Very Warm Sound Profile
The MW60 offers a rich and warm sound profile and is designed to suit quite a lot of genres. It has 45mm neodymium drivers that ensure sound that is loud and crisp. The bass is great and the cans are perfect for low-frequency listening. At higher frequencies, it feels as if the MW60 lacks a little power. I put on one of my favorite songs, Swing by Sofi Tukker and Mahmut Orhan, and the experience was insane. The exceedingly warm and soft profile completely transformed what the song usually sounds like for me. In addition to higher frequencies not being up to standard, I also feel like the soundstage could have been a bit more defined and spacious. At the moment, it feels a little clustered. But all in all, the sound ticked more boxes for me than it missed.
Overall, the MW60 are not a bad investment. Apart from being visually stunning and having a great intuitive layout, these beauties by M&D have other cool features to offer. The MW60 can be charged while in use and be paired to two devices simultaneously. These features help cover up for the areas in which they lack.
Is It Hardcore?
I would call the MW60 fairly hardcore. Their fit could have been a little more comfortable and the soundstage a little more spacious, but they tick all the necessary boxes required for a good listening experience.