Five years after first hitting the market, Master & Dynamic has gone back to its roots. Today finds the premium audio brand introducing the MH40 Wireless on-ear headphones, which are — as you guessed it — a wireless approach to its first set of cans.

This isn’t just taking unused or unsold stock and sticking a Bluetooth chip inside. That would hardly be a way to celebrate a fifth anniversary. Indeed, Master & Dynamic has made a handful of adjustments and improvements to the iconic model.

Even with an internal battery, the MH40 Wireless are considerably lighter (276g) than its wired counterpart (360g). Moreover, they have a new 40mm custom driver set whereas the original model had 45mm drivers. As to how that translates to audio experience remains to be seen.

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The MH40 wireless have Bluetooth 5.0 with support for Qualcomm aptX and are said to offer upwards of 18 hours battery life per charge. Master & Dynamic claims that just 30 minutes on a charger will replenish half of the battery.

The MH40 feature a dual mic array on the right ear to filter out external noise on phone calls. Additionally, the headphones come with a USB-C-to-analog audio cable for use when listeners don’t want or need Bluetooth.

The MH40 Wireless are sold in three color combos: Gunmetal with black coated canvas, black metal with black coated canvas, and silver metal with brown coated canvas. The headphones come with a canvas carrying bag with the USB-C-to-analog cable and a standard USB-C charging cable.

Head to Master & Dynamic’s website to learn more or to purchase the MH40 Wireless for $299.

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