In our ongoing series featuring the design and technical aspects of our wireless earphones, headphones and bluetooth speaker, we speak with members of our Product team to learn more about what goes into the engineering of our premium audio products. In this story we discuss the unique features of the MW08 Sport Active Noise-Cancelling True Wireless Earphones, including the enhanced fit, the sapphire glass from which the bluetooth earbuds are crafted and the ultra-durable Kevlar® case, which now features wireless charging.
What are the key differences between MW08 and MW08 Sport?
The MW08 Sport has the same superb sound profile as the MW08 to enhance your mood and elevate your focus while active. The product is designed with sapphire glass for extreme scratch resistance and durability, and introduces four new colors. The MW08 Sport also includes new foam ear tips, adding the option for a more secure fit. Finally, the MW08 Sport replaces the MW08’s stainless steel case with an extremely durable, lightweight case crafted using Kevlar® fiber, and introduces wireless inductive charging.
MW08 Sport is delivered with 5 sizes of silicone ear tips and 2 sizes of foam ear tips that conform to your ear shape. Can you explain when to use silicone vs foam ear tips and the benefits for each?
Foam ear tips offer a more secure fit and superior sound isolation, so they are a great option to ensure your earphones stay put while working out. An enhanced seal with your ear canal can result in improved acoustic performance as well. Silicone ear tips are easy to clean and durable, and 5 sizes allow you to get the best seal possible. These are great if you’d like tips that are quick to insert into the ear and simply wipe clean when needed.
This is the first time Master & Dynamic has used sapphire glass. Can you share the decision behind using this material vs other materials, like the TR90 used in MW07 GO?
While high performance polymers like TR90 are great for active earphones, sapphire glass is extremely durable but has additional aesthetic properties. Sapphire glass is very hard, transparent, shatter resistant and difficult to scratch. Often used in luxury timepieces, sapphire glass is proven to withstand years of daily use. This makes it a great option for earphones that need to stand up to physical activity, but also retain Master & Dynamic’s signature premium look and feel.