Master & Dynamic Signature MH40 Over-Ear Closed Back Headphones : Overall, worth the $$$ but hang them up when not in use or you’ll cut through the pads

An excellent sound of headphone.

I will keep it short – you are paying for excellent design but soundwise the cans are more than average like models under the 100 line – nothing great about them medium stage and bass impact – there is much better to be found amongst sennheiser or akg.

Was a little hesitant as not noise cancelling but the sound quality is such that this doesn’t matter. They look beautiful and are worth the money. I bought them as a gift and they were very well received.

These are without doubt the best headphones i have ever heard. I have owned bowers & wilkins p5, p7, marshall monitors, sennheiser momentums, beats studio 2. 0 (yuck) and grado’s, but these just blow them all out of the water by a mile. First of all the build quality is just stunning, and this results in extreme comfort. The sound signiture is so rich & warm & so detailed. Great bass depth and wonderful clear highs. A magnificent headphone that i will be using for years to come. . Well done master & dynamic.

Now don’t get me wrong these headphones are fantastic, they have a really premium feel to them, which you will not find in any other headphone. They also present a nice warm tone and have a present clarity to the sound. Unfortunately, like someone else said, you are paying for the materials and not the sound quality. It’s also quite bassy and boomy, not too overpowering, but as i like headphones to be neutral and to present a clear openness, these just didn’t suit me. +1 for the build quality though, also the magnetic earpads are a great feature too. Edit: after burning these in for around 100-200 hours, these are becoming a lot better than i had anticipated. The bass is not overpowering and is very punchy, the clarity is excellent and is opening the sound up better as well. These still have a premium feel to them (even if they are manufactured in china) the only niggle i have with these is they do not block sound out, if you are planning to commute, people may hear your music at high volumes. These have been my daily drivers on my axon 7 and they have been great. I’d suggest paying less than the £330 here.

I spent sometime very much undecided about getting my first hi-end pair of headphones. It was between the oppo pm3’s, sennheiser momentum etc’s and these. Checked out so many reviews and still hesitant over the cost, went for the mh40’s. Ill be honest, at first not impressed but if you are like me this review might relate. Basically today having owned them over a month they are very very very good. I didn’t think much of them at first because of my ipod which simply doesn’t have the power to drive them despite these headphones being very minimum on the driving bit. These headphones have shown my ipod to be a bit rubbish. In order to get the best out of any decent headphones you basically need at base minimum top bit rate 256 mp3 files (usually when bought from itunes/other provider), lossless music from a premium subscription service e. Soundcloud, a dac in your smartphone htc 10/ lg v20 etc or perhaps another add on mobile dac like the oppo ha-2, cd’s, or as i have now found to be very apparent the piece of music you are listening too, to have simply been produced well.

This headphones are just amazing.

Well i’ve had them for a few days now. I’ve been pleasantly surprised by them in numerous ways. Mostly because i haven’t had some of the problems others have had. A number of people complained of a microphones problem whereby the cable rubbing against clothing was audible through the cups. I’ve had no problems at all with that so perhaps they’ve changed the cable material since they were first released. They’re very comfortable if you get the fit right. If you have the headband in the wrong spot where the weight is not sufficiently distributed across the band the middle of it can dig in a bit as the padding is thin. But if you get it right then it feels fine. There is little clamping pressure which adds to the comfort but results in the cans not being all that secure, again, if you don’t have the head band in the right spot. The lamb skin memory foam ear pads are lovely and cushy.

  • Master and Dynamic MH40 Headphones
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Master & Dynamic Signature MH40 Over-Ear Closed Back Headphones with High Sound Quality and High Level of Design, Navy/Silver

Colour Name:Navy/Silver
Product Description, Master & Dynamic MH40
The MH40 is Master & Dynamic’s ideal-selling, award winning wired headphone. Master & Dynamic has married design with the higher technical specs to provide a sound signature that delights audiophiles around the world.
Driver size – 45 mmDriver diaphragm – engineered polymerDriver motor – neodymiumWeight – 360 gImpedance – 32 ohmsBody – aluminiumFrequency – 5-25000 HzSensitivity – average 106 db [email protected] 1 m WTHD (distortion) – Less than 0.1 percent at 1 m W for main audio range
Elegant iconic design in addition to high quality sound
Master & Dynamic’s headphones create the ideal balance of aesthetics, strength, comfort and utility.
Over-ear styling with soft lambskin, memory foam ear pads. Ear pads are magnetically connected and replaceable which ensure decades of use.
Premium leatherdesign includes heavy grain premium cowhide on headband exterior surface and ear cup insets and soft lambskin on headband interior and ear pads.
Stainless steel details
Stainless steel design components in all high strain areas
Forged aluminium bodyfor durability
Heavy-duty woven cablesoxygen free copper to ensure pure sound and reduced noise. Tangle free.

Box Contains,

  • Headphone
  • 3.5/6.3 mm gold-plated adapter
  • 1.25 m cable with Remote and mic (iPod, iPad, and iPhone)
  • 2.00 m standard cable
  • Canvas headphone case
  • Leather cable box

  • From the manufacturer

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    Master & Dynamic

    Master & Dynamic is a New York City-based premium audio brand with a passion for building beautifully crafted, richly appointed, technically sophisticated audio products. Designed for decades of use, Master & Dynamic products utilise only the finest materials and are engineered to last, creating the perfect balance of aesthetics, strength, comfort, and sound. Our collection of headphones are tuned to provide a rich, warm sound that perfectly captures the exceptional detail of well-recorded music

    MH40 Over-Ear Headphones

    Master & Dynamic is a premium audio brand obsessed with sound and creativity. It is a New York City-based company with a deep passion for building beautifully crafted, richly appointed, technically sophisticated sound tools for creative minds. Its collection of headphones are tuned to provide a rich warm sound that perfectly captures the exceptional detail of well recorded music. Master & Dynamic sees its headphones as modern thinking caps, tools to help focus, inspire and transport your mind.

    • Noise isolating over-ear headset
    • Stainless steel components in all high-strain areas
    • Custom 45mm Neodymium high-performance drivers
    • Interchangeable lambskin ear pads
    • Apple compatibility

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    Technically Superior

    We engineer our products to last, utilising heavy-duty materials such as premium leathers and stainless steel. We design our parts to be easily replaceable, ensuring that our headphones continue to perform with precision for decades to come.

    Choice Materials

    We build our products using only the finest and most durable luxury materials, maintaining the perfect balance of aesthetics, strength, comfort and utility.

    Premium Sound

    We sought a natural, detailed, live sound signature for our headphones. Our expansive soundscape captures the detail that well recorded music has to offer. Our tuning was designed to complement a diversity of tastes and musical genres.

    Functional Details

    We carefully crafted all the essential functions and practical details into our designs, from the easily replaceable parts to separating the microphone from the remote for increased vocal clarity.

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    On Ear Headphones.

    Our MH30 On Ear Headphones are designed to be a more mobile thinking cap- they go where you go. Our MH30s are foldable and part of the everyday creative toolkit for those whose surroundings are ever-changing.

    MW60 MW50 MH40 MH30
    Driver Size 45mm 40mm 45mm 40mm
    Driver Diaphragm Engineered Polymer Beryllium Engineered Polymer Engineered Polymer
    Driver Motor Material Neodymium Neodymium Neodymium Neodymium
    Weight 345g 240g 360g 260g
    Impedence 32 ohms 32 ohms 32 ohms 32 ohms
    Dimensions 200mm x 185mm x 50mm 190mm x 175mm x 60mm 200mm x 185mm x 50mm 195mm x 190mm x 40mm
    Frequency 5-25,000Hz 5-30,000Hz 5-25,000Hz 5-25,000Hz
    Headphone Connection 3.5mm jack + micro USB charging & firmware update input 3.5mm jack + micro USB-C & firmware update input Dual 3.5mm input jack Dual 3.5mm input jack
    Battery Life 16 hours 16 hours N/A N/A
    Sensitivity Average 106 dB SPL at 1mW Average 106 dB SPL at 1mW Average 106 dB SPL at 1mW Average 108 dB SPL at 1mW

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    I have just received these wonderful, superb headphones the mh40 and cannot find enough superlatives to describe them. The build quality is outstanding and the sound fabulous. The whole spectrum of highs, mids, lows is beautifully balanced and these headphones are just in a class of their own. As soon as i opened the box, beautifully packed i knew these were special.The build quality is totally wonderful and i have had these on my head an hour or so and they are fabulously comfortable [and i am a medium sized lady owner] and they don’t feel heavy at all. That said the solid build is great and the luxurious leather and metal components add a touch of retro luxury to the whole package. I think the soft carry bag is great for travelling and i can easily source a wood or metal box if i want though the nice solid box they arrive in with moulded fittings should be fine for most people’s home storage i would think?. I have glasses on as i type and the seal is solid and no leakage at all these headphones are amazing value for money. I tried two other types in the £100 plus bracket and both were faulty and had to go back and i am so glad i decided to push the boat out and spend just over £300 on these. Buy these and you won’t regret it. One final point, i noted that someone said in their review that they scratched the metal edge of the rim with the serrated part that adjusts for your ears so i have solved that possible tiny problem by sticking two little felt pads on the back of the serrated bit so it touches the edge softly and won’t scratch. I have also instantly ordered an extra set of ear pads in navy from the master and dynamic website to change the look of the headphones which is so easy with the magnetic fit of the pads which is another very nice touch and shows the depth of research from the makers i can’t fault these lovely retro looking headphones. As you can gather from the five stars [wish i could give ten] i am just bowled over with these truly magnificent headphones a two year guarantee is given too which is longer than most i have found from a little research but i expect these to last forever.They are certainly built to do so.

    Best headphones i’ve ever heard nevermind owned. I had a pair of bose qc20’s and these bad boys really are just in a different league.

    Like many i approached these with the view that they were very expensive and just “style cans” with no substance. These are stunningly packaged. Realyl stunning to look at, built like nothing else and sound awesome. So good my fidelio x1’s, sennheiser momentum’s, b&w p5’s & p7’s have all been sold. They really are that good🎧🎧😎.

    I recently bought these after deciding to take a foray into audiophile territory & i’ve not been disappointed. I won’t go into detail about the intricacies of the sound as i imagine you’ve already done some research into them, suffice to say they sound fantastic. Music has never sounded so vibrant & alive to my ears. The build quality is superb & the attention to design is just great. In summary i can only surmise that somewhere out there is a sad, emasculated dog, whimpering in a corner & forlornly licking the spot where his testicles used to be. I say this because these headphones are quite simply the mutt’s nuts.

    Look elswhere, the design team focused purely on engineering aesthetics at the cost of comfort. The equivalent of alfa romeo.

    Weightier than usual but comfortable. Sound is well balanced, sharp and good range. Just down two stars because no hard case, and the mic never worked with my phone. One point of failure though is the earpads; yes, soft leather for comfort but the thin metal edge inside (gives the pads their rigidity and attaches them to the magnets on the phones) soon cuts through the leather. A rounded edge would’ve increased the longevity of the pads.

    • Master and Dynamic MH40 Headphones
    • On the right track, far to travel.
    • Superb stella headphones

    Master & Dynamic Signature MH40 Over-Ear Closed Back Headphones with High Sound Quality and High Level of Design, Navy/Silver

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    • Technically Master & Dynamic has a deep passion for designing technically sophisticated headphones that look as elegant as they sound; the MH40 features the most high technology including the highest performance 45 mm Neodymium drivers; other features include dual audio ports, mute button, removable ear pads, inline mic. and fold flat design
    • Rich sound tuned for a rich, warm sound, the MH40 offers a natural, detailed, live sound signature that captures the exceptional detail of well-recorded music; Master & Dynamic tuning is designed to complement a diverse range of musical genres
    • Premium Materials – elegantly designed and built for decades of use using the highest quality luxury materials including premium leather, stainless steel, and aluminum – creating an iconic, durable and timeless look. Key components, including our lambskin ear pads and woven cables, are designed to be replaceable to ensure longevity
    • Industry leader: Positively reviewed and highly praised by industry leaders for both sound and build quality
    • Warranty – Master & Dynamic offers a limited 2 years warranty against defect; use the serial code to register the product to ensure priority customer service; please make sure headphones are purchased from an authorised reseller to guarantee coverage