delivering the perfect sound for photo-enthusiasts, master & dynamic partners with leica camera to create the ‘master & dynamic for 0.95’ signature collection. described as a ‘capsule collection of sound tools’, the range includes two editions of over-ear headphones, the ‘ME05’ earphones, and the ‘MP1000’ headphone stand. all of these source inspiration from the renowned leica camera ‘noctilux-M 50mm f/0.95 ASPH’, which is said to be the world’s fastest aperture aspherical lens.

leica x master & dynamic craft special 0.95 edition headphones
‘MW60’ headphones pictured; the whole range was influenced by the leica ‘noctilux-M 50mm f/0.95 ASPH’
all images and video courtesy of master & dynamic



when I set out to create master & dynamic, I asked my team to think about our approach to headphones the same way revered premium brands I admire treat their products,‘ said master & dynamic founder and CEO jonathan levine. ‘I’ve loved leica’s aesthetic and craftsmanship for quite some time, so to be partnering with them on a design project within three years of the launch of master & dynamic is truly an honor. it’s amazing to see how many fans and enthusiasts we have in common.


concentration on the essential is leica design’s guiding principle,‘ says mark shipard, head of design at leica camera AG. ‘at leica we believe that ‘form follows function’ in all its consequences. this also means that all our products have to be of the highest standards in manufacturing and quality. only if the product is close to perfection in its function can it develop these special aesthetics. this same standard we ask of our cooperation partners, too. in master & dynamic we found a partner which believes in these values equally. it was therefore an intuitive process to design this beautiful, high-quality series of headphones.

leica x master & dynamic craft special 0.95 edition headphones
the ‘MH40’ over-ear headphones



both built from premium materials such as stainless steel, aluminum, cowhide and lambskin memory foam, the two headphones reflect a sleek design but do differ in capability. the wireless ‘MW60’ connects via bluetooth 4.1 to deliver crisp music for up to 16 hours of audio. similarly the ‘MH40’ provides excelling sound quality but features a dual audio jack for shared listening and an easily accessible mute button, which is located on the right ear cup.

leica x master & dynamic craft special 0.95 edition headphones
the solid brass ‘ME05’ earphones



reflecting the same precision for design, the ‘ME05’ earphones are machined from solid brass and coated with black chrome PVD. the ergonomic brass body, as well as the changeable silicone ear tips and 8mm titanium drivers, ensure a superior fit and acoustic qualities, which can be controlled using a remote. the ‘master & dynamic for 0.95’ signature collection is completed with an electroplated steel stand. with its weighted base, custom knurling and etching, it proudly displays the whole range like an exhibition of art pieces.

leica x master & dynamic craft special 0.95 edition headphones
the ‘MP1000’ headphone stand