US luxury audio company Master & Dynamic has launched its first pair of wireless active noise cancelling headphones the company claims are its lightest model yet.
Master & Dynamic said the MW65 (A$849.95) is the five-year-old company’s most “technically sophisticated” model, featuring two tiers of active noise cancelling, quick charging via USB-C, and built-in Google Assistant.
“We waited until we could launch an ANC product that was acoustically stunning.”
“Through vigorous research we were able to develop an amazing ANC technology that did not compromise our signature acoustics,” Mr Levine said.
The company describes its “signature acoustics” as “rich, warm sound that captures the detail of well recorded music”.
The MW65 claim 24-hours of listening time, with quick charging providing 50% charge in 15 minutes.
The headphones connect via Bluetooth 4.2, with a claimed range of up to 20 metres and support for both SBC and aptX codecs, for near CD-like audio quality.
The company also includes a USB-A to USB-C adapter for charging from the older style USB ports.
The 245g headphones are made from leather and anodised aluminium, with replaceable lambskin-wrapped memory foam ear cups.
Master & Dynamic will offer two colourways, brown and silver, and black and grey.
True to its luxury target market, the Master & Dynamic MW65 will be sold in selected Harrolds and David Jones stores, with models expected to arrive in stores by the end of the month.