Master & Dynamic hasn’t launched new wireless earbuds since 2021, when the company revealed MW08 And MW08 Sport Within a few months of each other. Now M&D is back with a new model, the MW09, with a refined design, improved battery life, redesigned acoustics and improved call quality. As is usually the case with the company’s audio gear, the MW09 is Made from premium materials, including aluminum, Kevlar and sapphire glass. Master & Dynamic is also offering all of its updates without increasing the price as the new model is priced the same as the company’s most recent true wireless option.
Like the MW08 Sport, the exterior panel of the MW09 is a combination of aluminum and sapphire glass, with the same overall D shape as the previous two versions. Master & Dynamic says it gave this new model a more ergonomic shape on the other hand and reduced weight with an updated acoustic enclosure and construction. This suggests that it should provide a better fit for a wider range of ear sizes as well as increase comfort. Another key difference in the design is that the outer panel now has a circular section where the company’s “M” branding is prominently displayed. However it is not a touch panel as the physical controls are still present on the top edge.
Inside, M&D gave the MW09 a new acoustic architecture with its 11mm beryllium drivers. The company promises its “most detailed sound profile ever” as a result of the improvements made there. When it comes to active noise cancellation (ANC), Master & Dynamic explains that updated microphones and sensor placement along with new adaptive noise-blocking algorithms combat more environmental noise. According to the company, for calls, a new AI-powered “high-definition” speech setup will continue to provide you with clear and natural sound even at loud settings. Additionally, you get up to 12 hours of battery life with ANC on (16 hours with it off). That’s two hours longer than the MW08 Sport (four hours longer with ANC off).
Master & Dynamic is also rolling out significant updates to the M&D Connect app for its earbuds and headphones. For the MW09, the app will offer fully adjustable EQ, battery monitoring, an earbud fit test, and the ability to sidetone, or better hear your voice during a call. The new model supports Bluetooth 5.4, Snapdragon Sound, and AuraCast, apart from multipoint connectivity for easy switching between devices.
The MW09 will be available in black, white, and gold options with an aluminum case for $349. The MW08 Sport is priced the same, but it’s $150 more than the MW08. If you prefer a Kevlar case, you can choose from green, blue or gunmetal colors and they cost an additional $50. All color and case options will be available for purchase or preorder on the company’s website on November 14.