HEADPHONES PLAY DESIGNER NAME GAME NOW:

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In a recent post, TECH STYLE NEWS covered Chanel’s luxury pair of headphones. Now other designers have signed up for similar collaborations to create the ‘it’ music headsets of the season. With these designer headphones what is the consumer getting besides a designer name on the label?¬†Let’s review this electronic trend starting from the most expensive to the most affordable.

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-Chanel/Monster Inc.
-$5,000
-black quilted leather with accompanying matching case
-www.chanel.com
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-Proenza Schouler/Master & Dynamic
-$495
-3 different color ways: white and copper, black and Proenza Schouler blue, black and gunmetal
-limited edition: 200 of each design available
-goatskin headband lined with lambskin and perforated lambskin earpads
-www.masterdynamic.com
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-Sonia Rykiel/Parrot Zik
-$399
-rose gold, yellow gold, black gold, classic
-eliminates up to 98% of ambient noise
-gives impression music is coming from in front of you
-slide finger vertically to adjust volume or horizontally to skip to next track
-www.parrot.com/zik/usa/
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-J Crew/Bowers & Wilkins
-$200
-blue
-foldable headphones
-heat-sensitive memory foam pads that mold to the shape of your ears
-comes with case
-www.jcrew.com
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-Kate Spade/BlueTooth Wireless
-$128 reduced to $76 +
-black with white polka dots and leopard spots
-30 foot Bluetooth wireless range
-6 hours of music or talking time per charge
-www.shopbop.com
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-Marc by Marc Jacobs/Urbanears Humlan
-$60 cut down to $30
-red
-world’s first headphones with washable parts…removable headband and ear cushions that can be laundered.
-includes ZoundPlug which lets you share music by plugging a friend’s pair of headphones in empty outlet on ear cap
-microphone and 3 button remote which can be used to pick up calls, or fast forward/rewind your music

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