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Sonically superior headphones from France

  • 07 January 2013

Great music — Kesha fans, stop reading now — pays attention to the details.

Every note, every bass line, every vocal tic.

As the listener, you want to hear it all.

Giving it to you in high fidelity: Aedle’s new VK-1 headphones, available now for pre-order.

AedleThese aren’t some blocky knockoff of Beats by Dre.

Crafted by a French-based start-up, these gorgeously minimalist ‘phones were born out of a desire to design “noble companions of your travels” — heads up, “aedle” means “noble” in Danish.

First, the looks: The core materials here are hand-assembled from aircraft-grade aluminum. The headband and speaker cushion are hand-sewn with genuine lambskin leather.

There are even some nice little touches, like a detachable cord with built-in microphone, giving you a gorgeous smart phone plug-in.

The sound: The specs are on par with similarly-priced models, and thanks to the rather large diameter drivers, there’s naturally enhanced bass and superior noise cancellation.

The phones debut in public this week at CES and in stores in April. Fortunately, there’s a limited edition sale going on right now, with 400 of the tanned leather Classics and 100 of the black Carbons available for pre-order and shipping in February ... if you order by Jan. 17.

Not a detail you want to overlook.

The Specifics

Aedle

$325-$360

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