Bose QuietComfort 45See price on Amazon
Overall Score 4.1 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Master & Dynamic MW65See price on Amazon
Overall Score 4 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Bose QuietComfort 45 have a weight of 240g, these weigh below 320g, which we consider as the highest average a headphone should weigh for comfort during long use.
We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to move with.
Master & Dynamic MW65, at 245g weigh more than the Bose QuietComfort 45 with a difference 5g
Detachable cables are cables that have connectors on both ends. One end goes into your headphone earpieces, while the other end is inserted into an audio source. Some new headphones, and not just the expensive ones, are coming with detachable cables, Bose QuietComfort 45 are one of those.
With a detachable cable, Master & Dynamic MW65 too can use alternative cables and if the cable is pulled, it will pop out instead of breaking.
Bose QuietComfort 45 are foldable, which makes them more portable. Foldable headphones are easier to transport and take up less storage space.
Twisted headphone cables can be a great source of annoyance and inconvenience, Bose QuietComfort 45's cable is designed to minimize tangling. Constant twisting of the cables can also lead to microfractures in the copper wires, affecting sound quality, or rendering your headphones defective.
A long cable ensures more freedom of movement, but remember that every cable based on the conducting material used has a certain amount of parasitic resistance, inductance, and capacitance. How much depends on the length and construction. Master & Dynamic MW65 comes with a 1.5meters cable.
Over-ear headphones have larger earpads that fit around your entire ear Bose QuietComfort 45 have a comfortable full-size form with earcups that fully enclose your ears. This design is loved for its increased sound isolation and the fact that it won't leak sound to your neighbors.
Master & Dynamic MW65 with this design offer potential for maximum bass and loudness levels.
Bose QuietComfort 45 have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both Master & Dynamic MW65 and Bose QuietComfort 45 have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation uses more advanced technology to actively counter noise. How it works, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and then generates a mirror signal to cancel it out. In simple terms, it's like taking +1 outside (noise from your surrounding) and adding -1 inside (counter sound within the device) to make zero resulting in a reduced level of noise.
Bose QuietComfort 45 allow you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the volume to overcome background noise.
Master & Dynamic MW65 too have active noise cancellation making both devices ideal for plane rides and morning commutes. Each may work with different noise cancellation modes, pick the setting, mode, or noise cancellation type that you prefer for commute or that enhances your relaxation time.
Passive Noise Cancellation uses well-designed ear cups to seal out unwanted noise. This is used for both in-ear earphones and over-ear headphones where the headphone itself will keep surrounding noise out.
The Bose QuietComfort 45 sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal that reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which means that also the Master & Dynamic MW65 isolates you from ambient noise instead of actively using technology to cancel it out.
Low-frequency response measures if and how well an audio component reproduces low audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal while at it. Master & Dynamic MW65's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, the lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
High frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio component reproduces high audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal on the way through. Master & Dynamic MW65's highest frequency is at 20000Hz, the higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device, its size dictates the loudness of the headphone. Bose QuietComfort 45 driver unit is 40mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.
Master & Dynamic MW65 driver unit is 40mm in diameter, making both devices similar in how loud their sound gets , as many tend to believe that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers usually have difficulty reproducing high frequencies so yes, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not mean that they deliver better sound.
Impedance is the device's resistance to the electromagnetic current, when electricity flows through a wire, it faces electrical resistance that counters the flow of current. The resistance of a conductor is measured in ohms. Master & Dynamic MW65's impedance is 32Ohms, the lower the impedance, the easier it is to get higher volume and requires less power.
Neodymium magnets when used in audio devices produce a higher sensitivity and substantial sound output while using less power. They can help produce music at quite a high sound pressure level, SPL, with the use of high magnetic flux. The Master & Dynamic MW65 have this type of magnet.
If your headphones play wirelessly, cancel ambient noise, or enhance your listening experience with active features, their battery life will reduce over time. The device's battery life is given by the manufacturer, with longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often. Bose QuietComfort 45's battery life is 24 hours
Master & Dynamic MW65's battery life is 24 hours. Each time you recharge your headphones, they get a little less listening time. The effect is barely noticeable at first. But over a few years, you may find that your device, no longer plays for long like it used to.
Master & Dynamic MW65 have a battery level indicator, an indicator shows you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights indicate the charging status of your headphones.
A rechargeable battery is a type of electrical battery that can be charged, discharged into a load, and recharged many times, as opposed to a disposable or primary battery, which is supplied fully charged and discarded after use.
Bose QuietComfort 45's battery can be recharged and used over again.
The Master & Dynamic MW65 too have a rechargeable battery.
Bose QuietComfort 45 can be used wirelessly, wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
The Master & Dynamic MW65 also can be used wirelessly
Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves. Bose QuietComfort 45 has a v5.1
Master & Dynamic MW65 has a Bluetooth version of v4.2. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Bose QuietComfort 45 support USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power on a single cable. The USB-C plug is now part and parcel of most current laptops, phones, and tablets, it features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.
Bluetooth is a short-range wireless technology standard that is used for exchanging data between fixed and mobile devices over short distances. The Bose QuietComfort 45 can connect at a 9meters distance via Bluetooth or infrared to another device.
The Master & Dynamic MW65 can connect at a 20meters distance via Bluetooth
Being an industry standard audio plug, a standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards. This means that it is commonly used in stereo headphones to your phone or connecting your phone to an external amplifier, sound bars, your car radio, etc.
Bose QuietComfort 45 has this connector giving it a wider range of connectivity with most of the sound devices out there. All plugs have at least a tip and sleeve with the number of rings that stand as a differentiating factor.
Master & Dynamic MW65 too have this kind of connector
A removable microphone can be easily disconnected from the headset when not needed. Bose QuietComfort 45 support this kind of microphone, you can use a removable microphone as a normal microphone as well.
Bose QuietComfort 45 have only 4 microphones, more microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
The Master & Dynamic MW65 microphones are only 2.
Bose QuietComfort 45 support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to pass through ambient noises so that they can still be heard. It’s useful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of what’s happening around you, for example when you’re having a jog but would still want to be able to hear traffic.
Bose QuietComfort 45 have a mute function, they have an option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device. The mute function means that you unilaterally turn off the microphone, but you can still hear the other party's voice.
There is a control panel on the Bose QuietComfort 45 body, so you can easily access the volume control or remote without having to interact with a cable or another device it's connected to.
The Master & Dynamic MW65 too have a control panel on them.
Bose QuietComfort 45 can be used as a headset.
A headset is one headphone or pair with a built-in microphone. Headsets can be used for apps that require communication i.e. Zoom, Google Meet, Skype, games with voice chat, mobile phones, etc.
Master & Dynamic MW65 can be used as a headset. since they have a built-in microphone
The period of time that warrant free repair and adjustment services in case of a malfunction occurring under normal use that has followed instruction manuals. When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction. Bose QuietComfort 45 have a warranty period of 2 years
Carrying headphones without a case, or putting them in bags without a casing can easily put them at risk of getting damaged. The Bose QuietComfort 45 come with their own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
Master & Dynamic MW65 too have a travel bag or case included.