We are a New York City-based premium audio brand with a deep passion for building beautifully crafted, richly appointed, technically sophisticated sound tools for creative minds. Designed for decades of use, Master & Dynamic products utilize only the finest materials and are engineered to last, creating the perfect balance of aesthetics, strength, comfort and sound. Launched in May 2014, our products can be found in over 500 partner stores around the world.
The M&D Story
Entrepreneur Jonathan Levine was drawn to the audio market as a result of the products his then teenage sons were using, ultimately deciding to make a product that would be iconic, durable, and timeless. In May of 2014, Master & Dynamic was born, a company whose products share a common DNA – a focus on great design, luxury materials, amazing craftsmanship, and uncompromising performance, comfort, and sound.
We believe mastery is a never-ending exploration requiring a dynamic approach. Sound is a catalyst and a powerful creative element, helping to focus, inspire, and transport your mind. We build sound tools for creative minds.
Designed for Decades of Use
We engineer our products to last, utilizing materials and finishes that stand the test of time. We design key parts to be easily replaceable, ensuring that our products continue to perform and delight for decades to come.
Crafted with the Finest Materials
We build our products using only the finest and most durable luxury materials, delivering the perfect balance of aesthetics, strength, comfort and utility.
Tuned for a Rich, Warm Sound
We created a natural, detailed, live sound signature for our audio products. Our expansive soundscape perfectly captures the exceptional detail of well-recorded music. Our tuning is designed to complement a diversity of tastes and musical genres.
Complemented by Functional Details
We carefully integrate essential functions and practical details into our designs, from our proprietary Bluetooth antennae to the tactile experience of every interface.
- Master & Dynamic Timeline
May 6, 2014
Master & Dynamic launches in NYC with a core collection of premium on, over and in-ear headphones. A commissioned painting is auctioned to benefit arts education at Harlem Village Academies at a 900-person private launch event at Skylight Modern.
June 17, 2014
Master & Dynamic becomes available at Opening Ceremony, “...probably the most influential retailer of the new millennium.” (NY Times)
August 12, 2014
Master & Dynamic brand film, “Sound is What You Make Of It,” inspired by its signature sound profile, is launched, getting over 112,000 views on YouTube.
August 16, 2014
Audiophile and consumer technology reviewer Steve Guttenberg of CNET writes, “Master & Dynamic’s MH40 Headphones Win on Design, Sound, and Build Quality.”
August 18, 2014
Master & Dynamic ships its first international account, Colette, “Paris’s temple of hip” and “coolest store in town.” (NY Times)
September 4, 2014
Harlem Village Academies High School opens with a new foundational arts program fully funded by Master & Dynamic.
October 21, 2014
Inaugural “Create History” Fall/Winter 2014 campaign features models as neo-classical marble busts on pedestals, meant to embody that “Sound is Creativity” and that tomorrow can be defined by your creativity today.
November 17, 2014
Master & Dynamic announces its first product collaboration: Proenza Schouler for Master & Dynamic, a capsule collection of limited edition headphones.
November 19, 2014
Vogue magazine full page features Proenza Schouler collaboration with Azaelia Banks wearing Proenza Schouler for Master & Dynamic headphones.
December 9, 2014
Master & Dynamic is available in the US and Canada at select Apple retail stores and Apple.com.