First Dibs: Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay H6 Headphones

Published May 10, 2013

We’ve never owned a pair of headphones we’d consider handing down through the generations as a family heirloom—but this pretty pair, from Bang & Olufsen’s BeoPlay line, might just change that. They’re specially designed to age beautifully, gaining a patina through the years that might call to mind your dad’s old briefcase. It’s a lofty goal, and to achieve it, not just any material would do: the headband is cased in leather from New Zealand, where cows’ skin tends to be smoother because less barbed wire is used in raising cattle. The speaker cups are in lambskin, prized for its softness; and memory foam is used throughout. They’re Bang & Olufsen, so we don’t have to tell you the sound is superb—plus, they feature jacks on both sides, meaning one pair can be plugged into another for shared listening. Now you just have to convince all your friends to buy pairs, too. Priced at $399 and available at Bang & Olufsen starting in July.

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