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Grasp & Dynamic MH40 Wi-fi

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This particular version of Grasp & Dynamic’s MHD40 headphones will maintain huge enchantment to PSG followers with its distinctive design, wonderful audio and dependable wi-fi efficiency. However they’re costly and missing in a couple of areas and may’t shift the sensation of being greater than only a trend accent for followers of the French soccer membership.


  • Wonderful, well-balanced audio
  • Dependable wi-fi connection
  • Comfy, light-weight design


  • Costly for what they provide
  • Aesthetically may very well be higher
  • Beneath-par name high quality


  • UKRRP: £279
  • USARRP: $299
  • EuropeRRP: €299
  • CanadaRRP: CA$299
  • AustraliaTBC
  • PSG-inspired designOptions French membership colors on earcups and headband

  • BluetoothHelps SBC and aptX Adaptive wi-fi codecs

  • CallsOptions Beamforming Noise Discount Mic Array for name high quality


The previous couple of years have seen a development of soccer crossing over into the style area, and few golf equipment have exploited in addition to Paris Saint-Germain.

Whether or not it’s their link-up with the Air Jordan model (a tie-up I nonetheless don’t perceive), partnership with Hublot watches or their collaboration with graphic artist VERDY, PSG see themselves as courting the style glitterati as a lot as successful championships.

And their collaboration with Grasp & Dynamic sees the Parisian membership delve into audio with a particular version of the MH40 over-ears, which we examined a number of years in the past of their wired type.

Boasting M&D’s audio proficiency and PSG’s distinctive tri-colour design, is that this a headphone that smashes it into the again of the online or an underwhelming performer?


  • Nicely crafted
  • PSG-inspired look
  • Cozy to put on

Whereas latest PSG residence kits have been lookers each on and off the pitch, I really feel these headphones are a disappointment within the aesthetic stakes.

The tone of blue is simply too darkish and going for a two-tone blue on the earcups with navy blue strips doesn’t make them stand out. Utilizing the blue and white with pink strips – just like the precise residence equipment – on the earcups would have been extra distinctive, as an alternative that’s relegated to the edges of the scarf.

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I additionally assume there’s simply an excessive amount of polished silver metallic. Promotional photos give the headphones a white gleam however in individual, it’s extra of a boring silver. There are good touches such because the PSG membership emblem rather than the M&D brand on the earcup, in addition to coordinates (presumably for the Parc des Princes stadium) hidden away between the arm linkages.

There’s no doubting the craftmanship however I discover they’re missing within the fashion division, at the least for my tastes. The MG20 gaming headset from M&D seems to be higher for my part (however they’re far dearer too).

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Transferring on, the noise-isolating design of the headphones is strong. They numb sharp sounds akin to a practice/tube braking and cut back the depth of most exterior noises. They carry out a workmanlike job combatting wind noise on the tube as effectively, however on the loudest elements of the Jubilee line the headphones succumbed to the torrent of noise the Underground line can produce.

The match is nice if barely unfastened out of the field – there are sliders to tighten the match ought to you want to – and the earcups might be swivelled to seek out the very best match. The clamping drive is weighted high-quality, noticeable however not too tight and I discovered the burden of the headphones (276g) comfy to put on for longer durations, with sufficient area for my ears to suit into the earcups with out feeling cramped or pinched. The headscarf is surprisingly skinny with not a lot padding, however I by no means felt the headphone dig into my head.

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There’s loads of padding on the earcups, utilizing lambskin materials wrapped in reminiscence foam for a tender and soft level of contact across the ears. After some time I tended to neglect the headphones had been there, which may solely be a constructive.

There are buttons for management on the precise earcup, three on the outer earcup for quantity and playback management and an influence button subsequent to the USB-C port. I discovered the facility button troublesome to find because it doesn’t stand proud of the floor of the earcup. At the very least with the playback controls the center button is raised to inform the distinction.

There’s a canvas carry pouch to guard them in a bag with a magnetic clip to lock the pouch shut (a neat contact). Equipment embody a USB-C to USB-A cable for charging in addition to a USB-C to three.5mm for wired listening. A last notice on the design is that the earpads are replaceable, ought to they get broken.

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  • No AAC for iOS units
  • 18 hours of battery life
  • Beneath common name high quality

There’s no noise cancellation or transparency for the MH40, and there’s no entry to the M&D app both, so there’s no manner of fixing the headphones’ EQ and no facility for firmware updates.

By way of its wi-fi efficiency, it’s the 5.0 model of Bluetooth with SBC and aptX Adaptive assist. SBC is the usual wi-fi codec all Bluetooth units assist, whereas aptX Adaptive comes from Qualcomm’s household of codecs, in a position to modify the power and price at which information is transferred to/from a supply to take care of the connection even when the MH40 is being utilized in busy sign areas.

Master and Dynamic MH40 earcup padding
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There’s no AAC, utilized by Apple units, however I wouldn’t essentially say that’s a decisive omission. The tuning of the drivers can have extra of an impact on what you hear than the codec the headphones use. I’ve discovered the wi-fi efficiency has been reliably strong over the few weeks I’ve used the headphones with just a few blips in busy areas however nothing that has knocked the MH40 out of sync.

The MH40 encompasses a beamforming noise discount mic array for cellphone calls however its efficiency is sub-par. The shortage of noise cancelling might have performed an element however regardless the noise isolation appeared patchy because the individual on the opposite finish of the road remarked that the sounds round me had been audible and competing with my voice.

Master and Dynamic MH40 PSG coordinates
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In addition they talked about that my voice sounded unnatural too. Wind noise additionally contributed to the weak efficiency (it was a blustery day), a facet the microphones couldn’t weed out. For £279 I’d have anticipated higher.

Battery life is barely 18 hours, and whereas fast-charging just isn’t supported, the headphones can get again to 50% from a useless battery in half-hour, and a 100% in 80.

Sound High quality

  • Spacious, element and balanced efficiency
  • Punchy and agency bass output
  • Slight noise to the sign

The motive force for the MH40 is smaller than the wired model – 45mm to 40mm. Whereas I don’t have a pattern of the wired mannequin accessible to check, I’d assume the wi-fi model doesn’t sound as huge and expansive because the wired mannequin.

However nonetheless, these headphones sound spacious, and very like the noise cancelling MW75, the frequency vary comes throughout as effectively balanced. Highs are crisply delivered and detailed, the lows are agency and punchy and the midrange clear and pure in tone. These headphones sound nice throughout a spread of genres.

Master and Dynamic MH40 hanging
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Give them Moloko’s Time Is Now and the strums of the acoustic guitar that opens the track come throughout as very detailed, the MH40 presents loads of perception into each pluck of the guitar strings. Róisín Murphy’s vocals are laced with readability, her distinctive contralto vocal supply is effectively preserved with all of the refined variations in her nearly whispered voice intact.

Bass is tough hitting in that monitor however to not the expense of overriding the remainder of the frequency vary. The Grasp & Dynamic keep tonal stability throughout a spread of tracks I take heed to, the bass agency and tightly expressed in a monitor like Katy B’s Katy on a Mission. They’re not the largest bass efficiency when it comes to weight and depth however I very a lot loved the method the MH40 takes.

They’re effectively versed in speaking in power too. Tinie Tempah’s Sure Remix of Easy Unstoppable is a fluid, flowing monitor with that nice sense of stability I discussed earlier. The cymbal crashes are crisp, vocals effectively preserved and the percussive drum hits land with a punch.

Master and Dynamic MH40 flat on grass
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There’s good brightness to the excessive frequency vary in a monitor akin to Hidden Chamber from Avishai Cohen/Large Vicious. Cohen’s trumpet opens the monitor and there’s a pleasant, wealthy tone to the brass instrument that stands out, a pleasing sense of dynamism granted that makes it very lifelike in tone.

Dynamically there’s vast expanse between the high and low frequencies in GoGo Penguin’s Erased by Daylight, with wonderful ranges of element to listen to (every instrument sounds effectively resolved and pure with these headphones). Rhythmically they don’t seem fazed by shifts in tempo, whether or not rushing up or slowing down, their sense of rhythm is spot on, and it makes for a really rewarding hear.

The one noticeable deficiency to level out is that much like the MW75, there are traces of sign noise to be heard when taking part in music. There’s not sufficient to distract from the standard of the music however simply sufficient to make sure these aren’t the ‘cleanest’ sounding headphones.

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Do you have to purchase it?

If you would like headphones to match your PSG tracksuit This particular version of the MH40 presents wonderful audio and a sturdy wi-fi connection, as we’ve come to anticipate from Grasp & Dynamic’s over-ear headphones

In case you have little interest in soccer These headphones are ready-made for soccer followers, however for anybody else occupied with these headphones, they’re accessible in different finishes (although nonetheless for a similar value).

Last Ideas

I’ve flitted between giving the Grasp & Dynamic a 7 or an 8, and I feel a 7 is about proper. The MH40 produce wonderful audio efficiency, a robust wi-fi connection and a snug design, however the beneath common name high quality efficiency, battery life that’s on the low facet and excessive value imply it evades a advice, although not in the identical sense as Messi evading a sort out.

The aesthetic of those headphones will enchantment to PSG followers, which is one other facet to think about, as is the dearth of AAC compatibility for iOS units.

PSG followers will discover these wi-fi headphones enjoyabe on this particular version MH40 Wi-fi Paris Saint-Germain hue, nevertheless it received’t have as huge enchantment to others. There’s good efficiency, however not Mbappé ranges of excellence.

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Do the MH40 Wi-fi assist quick charging?

Quick charging isn’t talked about within the specs record, however half-hour of cost produces 50% battery from zero, whereas 80 minutes of charging fills up the battery.






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Qualcomm’s aptX codec can assist greater high quality audio than Bluetooth alone.


The fashionable USB connector you’ll discover on most Android telephones, new laptops, cameras and video games consoles. It’s reversible and used for charging together with data-transfer.

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