Your sound gear is an integral part of your outfit every single day so it makes sense that you’d be attracted to different brands depending on how you dress. Below, we pair two of our most popular headphone brands with the style philosophies that are most likely to love them.
The New York upstart has established itself as a major name in sound in just a few years by placing an accent on superlative construction using only super high-quality materials. The good people behind the brand say their products are “designed for decades of use,” which sounds like music to our ears in the age of rapidly obsolete technology. There’s no question every headphone Master & Dynamic makes is built like a good looking tank. They also sound pretty great, too.
M&D’s functionalist design language looks right at home in the city. They can look sharp with pretty much any style but pair most naturally with serious streetwear. If you’re into their look, odds are you’d like to pair ’em with labels like Noon Goons, Heron Preston, John Elliott, Martine Rose and a fresh Nike drop.
Good Scandinavian design in the world of sound belongs to Bang & Olufsen (read our brief history of the brand here). They’re the Hasselblad cameras or the Arne Jacobsen chairs of audio: deceptively simple, perennially modern, and gorgeous from pretty much any angle. In addition to their excellent audio quality, they’re intuitive, comfortable and sure to last for years.
The minimalists and fashion-forward among us love B&O Play gear. If your style channels a little Jil Sander or MM6, you carry a Porter-Yoshida & Co. or Building Block bag, and you love your Common Projects, you need a pair of B&O Play headphones.