On Test – MG20 Wireless Gaming Headphones
Whether explosions or screams – right in the middle of the game instead of just being there is the motto. So you need a good gaming headset when gaming to hide the world around you or to talk to your friends via Teamspeak. We kindly received the MG20 Wireless Gaming Headphone from Master and Dynamic for today’s review.
The MG20, the pluggable microphone with pop filter, USB-C to micro-USB cable, low latency adapter, USB-C to jack plug with enclosed Y-switch to two jack plugs is in a black drawer box with the headphones shown. There is also a QuickStart Guide and a fabric carrying bag in the box.
|model||MG20 wireless gaming headphones|
|Dimensions||173.83mm x 197.32mm x 84.53mm|
|Weight||312g // 322g with microphone|
|battery pack||22 hours, rechargeable via USB Type-C to 50% in 30 minutes. Full charge approx. 1.5 hours|
|materials||Alcantara® inner headband / Coated canvas outer headband / Lambskin leather ear pads / Magnesium ear cups / Anodized aluminum controls|
|connection||Optional 3.5 analog and audio splitter|
|cable||2m USB-C to 3.5mm audio cable, 2m USB-C to USB-A charging cable|
|microphone||once integrated, once removable|
|earpads||Removable lambskin wrapped memory foam|
|Bluetooth profile||Bluetooth® 5.0 with AAC & Qualcomm® aptX™ HD for music, aptX™ low-latency for mobile gaming|
MG20 – Appearance
The Master and Dynamic headset has a very high quality finish. The head pad is made of Alcantara leather, the ear pads are made of lamb leather (so vegetarians/vegans should keep their distance ;-)).
The scope of the headband can be increased by means of a pull-out. The headband itself is metal and attached to the earbuds with metal arms. The Master and Dynamic logo is on the outside of the earphones. A marking for right and left ear can be found on the inside of the ear hook.
The user guide shows that the microphone is attached to the left side. Thus, the left earphone still has the rotary control for microphone volume up and volume down, 7.1 surround sound, ON/OFF Bluetooth pairing, port for USB-C cable, battery indicator LED and the 3.5 mm jack connection for the microphone.
On the right is the volume wheel for master volume up and down and the multifunction button.
MG20 – Multifunction button operation
|press once||Play/Pause, answer and end calls|
|press twice||jump forward|
|press 3x||jump back|
|long press||Voice assistant|
The MG20 headset can be used via Bluetooth, adapter or cable connection. The Play Store also contains the M&D Connect app, which you can use to install firmware updates on the headphones and make various settings for communication in games. There is also an equalizer and many more.
The connection is child’s play. Pressing the power/Bluetooth button and the headset appears in the list of available devices. The connection is quick. When used via Bluetooth, Bluetooth 5.0 with AAC and Qualcomm aptX HD and aptx low latency comes into play.
Other types of connection are the wireless connection with the adapter to the PC or Play Station 4 and 5, jack connection to the PC, console controller or other mobile devices or the USB connection to the PC or PS 4 and 5. The headset can also be connected via Bluetooth at the same time connected to your smartphone and to your PC via the adapter, so that you can gamble on the PC and at the same time take calls via your smartphone.
The headset also has a pick up and play function. This means that as soon as you put the connected headset aside, it goes into standby, and if you pick up the handset again, it also goes back on. All control buttons are easily accessible. The controllers made of aluminum let you feel the different levels during use.
MG20 – fit and sound
The MG20 sits well and securely on the auricles, and you can’t feel any pressure or anything like that. Even after a longer period of time, you will still feel sweaty. The adjustment of the bracket is infinitely gliding.
The detachable microphone makes it possible to use the headset as a simple headphone, which is still able to take calls thanks to the built-in microphone.
The sound is clear and clean thanks to the 50mm beryllium drivers. Many sound details in the highs are audible. The middle and deep tones also come across cleanly. Overall, there is a very balanced sound with balanced bass. The outside noise is passively suppressed by the good fit.
With the 7.1 button, you can also quickly and easily activate the 7.1 surround sound for games, which is not available here through additional software via the PC. With 7.1. Surround Sound, there is a spatial sound image for use in games, which lets you quickly notice from which corner your opponents are coming running.
You can make further settings via the MD Connect app. However, this did not work in our test because no setting could be made in the app, despite a successful connection.
MG20 – Conclusion
The MG20 headset is a smart-looking, very well-made headset that appears almost indestructible. All pulling on the bracket did not cause any problems for the headset. It offers perfect wearing comfort and a great, balanced sound. Surround sound can be added with a simple tap on the button. According to the manufacturer, you can make additional settings via the app, but this did not work in our test.
The MG20 is available in the two colors Black Onyx or Galactic White at a price of 449 euros directly from Master & Dynamic.