Having reviewed a “mobile thinking cap”, I thought it was high-time to review something more portable. When it comes to headphones, on-ears represent the closest balance between earphones due to portability and the sound quality usually attributed to over-ears. But, they’ve never really been to my taste. If it’s not aesthetic shortcomings, it’s the lack of encapsulating sound, and if it’s not that, it’s a litany of uncomfortable designs that press on the ear lobe rather than rest against it.
Here, the MH30 by Manhattan-based audio company Master & Dynamic comes close to fixing most (if no all) of those problems.