Style / April 2016

Master and Dynamic for The Rake : The Camouflage MH40 Headphones

The Master & Dynamic MH40 headphone is nothing short of a modern technological classic. What’s more, The Rake is now offering this iconic piece of design in three contemporary camouflage colour…

The luxury headphone industry has exploded in recent years, with a certain rapper kicking off a trend of fashionable yet largely inelegant designs that now saturate the market. Sifting through the mass is a time consuming process, and only a few brands stand out for all the right reasons. Master & Dynamic is one of the newer headphone brands out there, yet what they lack in heritage they more than make up for in beautiful design, outstanding sound and lasting build quality. In short, they stand out.

M&D founder, Jonathan Levine tips his proverbial hat to the competition whilst acknowledging the need to be separate from them, “I definitely think that Beats created headphones as a lifestyle accessory, and if it wasn’t for them I wouldn’t be in this industry. They really reinvigorated the category and clearly we’re not trying to become the next Beats, our approach is very different and our designs are very different”. Where Master & Dynamic has succeeded is in creating a series of products like their flagship model, the MH40 Over Ear Headphone, which are quite simply the ultimate rakish headphones for the modern man on the move. Attention to detail is a priority and only the finest materials are utilised, including, “forged aluminium and stainless steel in key components. The outside of the headband is cowhide, the inside is lambskin for comfort; it’s a little bit softer. Both the ear pads and ear cup are lambskin”.

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Charlie Thomas

Charlie Thomas is a former staffer at The Rake.