In a marriage of French couture and German engineering, Dior Homme and Sennheiser have teamed up to create a slick line-up of audio systems. The capsule collection, titled Dior Homme x Sennheiser Edition, is made up of several options sold independently, ranging from over-ear headphones with a calfskin palm-sized case, to an over-ear pair of headphones that comes with a travel backpack, and an in-ear pair of headphones with a wallet-sized calfskin pouch.
While Sennheiser takes charge of refining the sound technology, Dior Homme’s creative director, Kris Van Assche, led the couture house in designing the collection. Each model features Dior Homme’s aesthetics in black, anthracite, and brushed metal combined with red accents. The Dior Homme logo is also prominently embossed on each case and on the inside of the headphones.
The home bundle, consisting of the Sennheiser HD 800 S headphones, a specially matched HDVD 800 headphones amplifier, the PXC 550 Wireless audiophile noise-cancelling wireless travel headset and an IE 800 ear-canal headphones, is the perfect marriage of cutting-edge technology and modern yet timeless elegance.
The collection also features the travel edition (S$3,091), which pairs the PXC 550 wireless noise-cancelling headphones with a beautifully-crafted mini leather backpack, as well as the daily solution (S$1,554), which includes the much lauded noise-cancelling Sennheiser PXC 550 Wireless travel headset with a soft Dior Homme leather clutch.
If over-ear headphones aren’t your thing, the pocket solution (S$1,700) includes the high-end Sennheiser IE 800, which features a ceramic housing and ergonomic, oval-shaped ear adaptors for the ultimate immersive experience. The pair of earphones comes with a specially designed Dior Homme pouch — perfect for discerning audiophiles on-the-go.
If you’re still looking for a Father’s Day gift, the collection will make the perfect gift for your audiophile dad. If you opt to buy the whole capsule collection, it will set you back S$13,425 — which, in retrospect, is still less than what he paid for your university fees.
(All images credited to: Dior Homme & Sennheiser)