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Updated April 11, 2024·

If you prioritize open-back headphones for a wider soundstage and very good sound quality, especially for music and TV, and don't need wireless connectivity or active noise cancelling, the Focal Elex would be your choice. However, their poor microphone quality and lack of built-in controls might be limiting if you take a lot of calls or need to interact with your device frequently. The Master & Dynamic MW75-Neuro offers very good closed-back noise isolation, wireless and wired options, active noise cancelling, and features like Neurable's AI technology for focus tracking. They are better suited for various activities including calls and meetings, gaming, and travel, with the added benefit of being slightly less expensive. If you need versatility and tech-forward features, the MW75-Neuro stands out, especially with its excellent battery life and quick charging. Keep in mind though that they might not be as comfortable or portable as other options, and their sound might not be as natural in an open environment as the Focal Elex. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the Focal Elex
  • The Focal Elex has no clear advantages over the Master & Dynamic MW75-Neuro.
Advantages of the Master & Dynamic MW75-Neuro
  • Very good for phone calls
  • Excellent for gaming
  • Excellent for TV and video
  • Very good for air travel
  • Excellent for podcasts and audiobooks

Key differences

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Gaming

6.9
Elex
MW75-Neuro
9.3
The Master & Dynamic MW75-Neuro is excellent for gaming, while the Focal Elex is only fair.

Phone Calls

4.3
Elex
MW75-Neuro
8.8
The Master & Dynamic MW75-Neuro is very good for phone calls, while the Focal Elex is poor.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

7.1
Elex
MW75-Neuro
9.4
The Master & Dynamic MW75-Neuro is excellent for podcasts and audiobooks, while the Focal Elex is good.

TV and Video

8.3
Elex
MW75-Neuro
9.3
The Master & Dynamic MW75-Neuro is excellent for TV and video, while the Focal Elex is very good.

Noise Reduction

2.5
Elex
MW75-Neuro
8.3
The Master & Dynamic MW75-Neuro is very good for noise reduction, while the Focal Elex is poor.

Battery

N/A
Elex
MW75-Neuro
32.0 Hours
The Focal Elex does not have a battery. The Master & Dynamic MW75-Neuro has 32 hours of battery life.

Cost

$749
Elex
MW75-Neuro
$649
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$300

$320

$340

$360

$380

$400

The Focal Elex has a price of $749 and the Master & Dynamic MW75-Neuro costs $649.

Build Quality

9.0
Elex
MW75-Neuro
8.5
The Focal Elex has excellent build quality, while the Master & Dynamic MW75-Neuro has very good build quality.
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Key similarities

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Music

7.7
Elex
MW75-Neuro
7.8
The Master & Dynamic MW75-Neuro and Focal Elex are both good for music.

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How the Focal Elex and the Master & Dynamic MW75-Neuro compare to other earbuds and headphones

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Spec Comparison

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Focal ElexMaster & Dynamic MW75-Neuro
Focal ElexMaster & Dynamic MW75-Neuro

GENERAL

Price
$749
$649
Brand
FocalMaster & Dynamic
Release Date
December 1, 2017January 1, 2024
Form Factor
HeadphonesHeadphones
Connectivity
WiredWired + Wireless

SOUND

Music Score
7.8/107.9/10
Phone Calls Score
4.4/108.8/10
Gaming Score
6.9/109.4/10
TV and Video Score
8.4/109.3/10
Exercise Score
4.3/106.2/10

PERFORMANCE

Battery life
N/A32 Hours
Wireless charging
N/ANo
Charging time
N/A3 Hours
Bluetooth version
N/A5.1

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
NoYes
Noise Reduction Score
2.5/108.4/10
Virtual Surround
NoNo
Android App
N/AYes
iOS App
N/AYes
Mic Quality
N/A8/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
9/108.5/10
Comfort score
8/107/10
Weight (headset or single earbud)
450 Grams338 Grams
Microphone style
N/AIntegrated
Waterproof Rating
00

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Golden Sound

Golden Sound | October 2021
"The Focal Elex are an excellent pair of headphones for the money and a great all-rounder that will suit many tastes. They’re an easy recommendation for anyone looking for something comfortable, well built, that looks good, and will work with just about any genre."

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