Just a year ago, Louis Vuitton made its foray into the audio market with the launch of its own wireless earphones. This year, they have revamped their signature Horizon Earphones with a brand-new look and fresh features, making it stand head and shoulders with existing giants in the audio tech industry. If you thought the Apple Airpods Pro were a status symbol, you haven’t met these babies.
Priced at S$1570, these new earphones are characterised by round metal disc bearing the iconic Louis Vuitton logo or monogram. The earbuds come in five colourways — jet black, pristine white, bright red, pink and neon yellow — all marrying the sleek and the striking. It isn’t just the earbuds themselves that have a facelift either. The charging case comes in a new graphite shade which mirrors the design of its Tambour Horizon smartwatch.
The audio technology is designed in collaboration with New York-based audio brand Master & Dynamic, so these earphones are not just all looks and no substance. The Horizon Earphones 2.0 now comes with an active noise-cancelling mode to decrease external noise and an ambient listening mode to stay aware while listening to your favourite tunes. The upgrade also sees a list of improved features like an increase in battery life to 30 hours, wireless charging, double microphones in each earphone, and a more precise LED battery indicator readout on the charging case.
Available at Louis Vuitton.