The two models in the MC Series – the MC-150 and MC-250 – include 50mm transducers in a closed-back design
Building on the success of its MP Series in-ear monitors, Mackie has unveiled its MC Series professional headphones and CR-Buds Series high-performance earphones. The two models in the MC Series – the MC-150 and MC-250 – include 50mm transducers in a closed-back design for monitoring, mixing and personal listening. The MC-150 is described as providing the audio fidelity and punchy bass response of more expensive headphones, while the MC-250 is more suited for mixing and critical listening. Both models have ultra-soft ear pads and headbands, detachable cables and come with a carry bag.
The CR-Buds Series is also available in two models: the CR-Buds and CR-Buds+. The CR-Buds model features a high-performance dynamic driver for ‘rich’ lows and highs with a traditional earbud form factor and an in-line mic with a play/pause/answer button. The CR-Buds+ model features dual dynamic drivers and an over-ear design with a choice of foam or silicone tips. Both models are said to have tangle-free cables and come with multiple ear tip sizes.
Mackie has also released Master Fader 5.0, the next update to the app for its DL Series digital mixers. In this update, Android support has now been integrated. Master Fader 5.0 will be available for iOS and Android with support for DL16S and DL32S. Support for other DL Series models, as well as Mac and PC control, is coming in Master Fader 5.1.