French fashion house Louis Vuitton has announced the launch of a 'new' pair of earbuds for the fashion conscious audiophile; the Louis Vuitton Horizon Earphones feature the famous LV monogram and are set to cost an eye-watering $995 (around £770/AU$1,400).
They may look new, but all is not what it seems with these ultra-luxurious buds – they are actually the Master & Dynamic MW07 wireless earbuds we saw last year, with the Louis Vuitton logo slapped on the housing.
Aside from the updated design, these earbuds are exactly the same as the original MW07s, with 10mm beryllium drivers, a 3.5-hour battery life, and support for AptX for detailed sound.
When we tested them, the already-expensive MW07s cost $300 (about £230/AU$414), so if you buy the new Louis Vuitton Horizon Earphones, you are essentially paying around $700 for the LV logo.
While the MW07s were admittedly some of the best earbuds we've tested, their high price and average battery life meant that we didn't feel they lived up to cheaper options like the Jabra Elite 65t true wireless in-ears, which cost $170 (£150/AU$300).… Read the full article