Aesthetics count for a lot when it comes to the best wireless earbuds in the fiercely competitive market for personal audio devices. Over the years we’ve seen brands like Sony and Bose tightening their focus on fashion, while the likes of Bang & Olufsen and even Google have presented some truly design-forward devices. The market is then viable for Louis Vuitton to come along and throw its hat in the ring, once again partnering with hi-fi stalwarts Master & Dynamic for its third-gen Horizon true wireless earbuds.
The Parisian fashion house first launched its Horizon true wireless earbuds back in 2019, alongside branded smartwatches and speakers in an attempt to cover some of the more popular categories in consumer technology with that familiar Louis Vuitton style. Nothing was subtle about the devices back then, and now it looks like they’ve gotten even more ostentatious with each bud inspired by LV’s Tambour watch case.
The third-generation Louis Vuitton Horizon earbuds are now shipping in five distinctive colours that look like they are lighting up from a very specific design where each bud is built on a lightweight aluminium frame with a layer of polished sapphire overlaying the flower monogram from the brand’s signature. Both the rounded profile of the earbuds and the charging case are, as above, informed by LV’s Tambour watch case.
Master & Dynamic’s involvement also means these earbuds will be about much more than showy design prowess. The premium audiophiles are renowned for producing superior sound quality alongside all the features that should now be considered standard for any high-end earbuds – active noise cancelling, a microphone to eliminate background noise for calls and Bluetooth Multipoint.
The Louis Vuitton x Master & Dynamic Horizon Earbuds (Third-Gen) are available now for US$1,660 (AU$2,500).