Master & Dynamic hasn’t been around as long as their rivals. They’re definitely among the fledglings of the electronics and audio world. Despite this, they’ve become very popular for a company that hasn’t even reached its tenth birthday yet.
Their MW07 Go promises to be a quality solution to those who like high-quality sound on the go and don’t want their earphones to give up in the gym or when there’s a bit of rain.
However, with so many options available, and some of them coming in at half or even less than half the price of the MW207s, these wireless earbuds will have to put on quite a performance to justify the price tag. So, let’s find out if the bang matches the buck in my in-depth Master & Dynamic MW07 Go Review.
Design and Build
The fabric covering of the rectangular case lends itself to a high-end appearance. Not many cases come in fabric finishes, and those that do, are some of the more expensive and best performing wireless earbuds on the market.
The three LEDs on the front are bright enough but do seem a bit small to serve their function properly. When you open the lid, you might feel a bit cheated. Somehow the plastic feel gives the intention that it will easily snap off.
On the other hand…
The earbuds give the intention of carrying most of the weight you feel when holding the whole shebang in your hands. According to the manufacturer, the MW07 Go is made from the same high-quality, durable composite used in high-end sports eyewear. There is a selection of Black, Blue, Green, Red, and Grey paint schemes.
Unlike the case they came in, the MW07s feel as though no expense has been spared in their manufacture. They feel heavy in the hand but not in the ear, which is strange considering their shape and weight. Meaning they are some of the most durable earbuds you can buy.
I will admit that the boldly square-shaped doesn’t inspire visions of artistic design. However, there is a selection of Black, Blue, Green, Red, and Grey paint schemes.
Fit and Comfort
These buds come with three pairs of tips to find your fit. Once you do, you will experience a strange phenomenon. It’s as if half their weight just goes away once you pop them in.
Whether this is thanks to their oddly square-shaped design or the unique design of the wings, it’s a very likable aspect of these earbuds. They feel light and secure enough to wear for hours. As a result, they are great wireless earbuds for exercising.
Functionality & Battery Life
Thanks to an IPX6 rating, these buds can withstand sweat while in the gym and any amount of rain that might ruin your jog home. In other words, they are some of the best waterproof wireless earbuds you can buy.
Thanks to Bluetooth 5.0, they can connect seamlessly and quickly. The connection is solid and will last for the advertised range of 100ft.
When it comes to battery life…
They do pull out some of their best aces. On a single charge, they will deliver 10 hours of playtime. This is on par with some of the best-performing competitors. As a result, these are some of the best battery life wireless earbuds on the market.
The case holds an additional 12 hours, which is by no means bad, but perhaps a bit disappointing considering the size and quality look of the case, as well as the price. This gives you a total of 22 hours.
Quick charging support…
This means that you can get five hours of playtime from 15 minutes of charge and ten hours from 40 minutes. The case will charge to 40 percent in 15 minutes and will charge to 100 percent in 40 minutes.
The downsides are that there is no wireless charging, which one would perhaps want at this price. There is also no companion app for the customization of button controls or sound. However, it is possible to link the earbuds with third-party apps for EQ settings.
Plus, you can use one earbud at a time, but it must be the right one. And the button controls do work flawlessly and are easy to get to know and use.
The MW07 Go comes with 10mm Beryllium drivers, which might explain their weight. The bass is good and tight with plenty of punch and doesn’t lose its integrity when you crank it up a bit. The mids, unfortunately, do seem recessed and timid across the board. The highs can seem very pulled back too.
Since there is no companion app, I was forced to try a third-party EQ app. This did make a marked improvement, but it didn’t quite make up for the lack of mids. However, one surprising feature is that the soundstage is excellent.
Latency is non-existent as long as you don’t use aptX. This will be a big turn-off to folks who like high-quality audio. But if you’re not too bothered, this won’t be an issue.
Since there is no ANC mode or any mention of passive noise cancellation, it’s no surprise that these don’t score high for vocal quality over the microphone. The voice has a high-end nasal quality, and having a conversation with a bit of background noise would be difficult, never mind, on a busy street.
Master & Dynamic MW07 Go Review – Pros and Cons
- Comfortable and secure.
- Good battery life.
- Fast charging.
- No companion app.
- Not the best sound quality.
- Poor mic quality.
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Master & Dynamic MW07 Go Review – Conclusion
Despite a good-looking case, and a very comfortable and secure fit, the Master & Dynamic MW07 Go offers very little to justify the price tag. And the lack of mid-range presence and the recessed treble can’t be addressed due to the lack of any supported app.
While the button controls do work flawlessly, they cannot be customized, something that can be done on almost all competitors, even the cheapest ones. The lack of wireless charging is also a big letdown, especially at this price range.
On top of all that, the poor mic quality is very disappointing if you’re planning on making a lot of calls on the go. While the battery life is more than adequate to meet anyone’s needs, and they are comfortable and secure, they are a very overpriced option, all things considered.
The final score is a 4 out of 10.
Until next time, happy listening!