It’s not just Apple that is dropping the headphone jack. So far at least 3 Android OEMs have done the same, and come 2017 Samsung could follow suit in the Galaxy S8. What this means is that either headphone makers need to start churning out more USB-C/Lightning headphones, or more customers need to start exploring wireless headphones.
If you’d rather not wait around for USB-C/Lightning headphones, you’re in luck because the wireless headphone market just got a bit bigger with the announcement of Master & Dynamic’s MW50 headphones. These are essentially the on-ear version of the MW60 headphones that were released last year.
For those unfamiliar, on-ear headphones are headphones where the cups rest on your ear, while over-ear headphones (like the MW60) cup the entire year. According to the company, the MW50’s are lighter than the MW60’s and weighs 240 grams. It features 40mm beryllium drivers and comes with lambskin-wrapped memory foams for its ear pads.
Given that it is wireless, the MW50s will connect with your device via Bluetooth with aptX and apparently boasts a battery life of up to 16 hours. Alternatively if you prefer cables or if it runs out of juice, there is an include cable with a 3.5mm jack that you can use as well. Priced at $449, these headphones aren’t necessarily the cheapest, but if you want a pair of nice-looking headphones, the MW50s look like they could be it.