Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay spring collection is here: beautiful sounds for beautiful people

This season's tones: bassy, punchy, Clay, Pine and Sky with a choice of headphone bags by Raf Simons, no less

Beoplay SS19

Every 6 months, Bang & Olufsen – or more specifically its confusingly purposed Beoplay spin-off – brings out a limited-edition collection of some of its headphones and speakers in seasonal colours. This spring/summer those colours are as follows…

Clay: 'a deep and natural colour inspired by the earthy tones of Scandinavian summer and dramatic seaside cliffs.'

Pine: 'a dark green that brings to mind the crisp freshness and deep contrasts of the Scandinavian forest.'

Sky: 'a light blue tone with a cool sense of breezy summer afternoons.'

• Shop the full Beoplay spring/summer collection

Now, we can all have a good laugh about this, but B&O make very attractive audio nuggets, these are all very attractive colours, and they're modelled by some attractive people, so why complain? The brand has really outdone itself this season, with the addition of headphone bags from bona fide fashion-design god, Raf Simons, formerly of Dior and Calvin Klein.

The spring/summer colours are available on the E6 in-ear buds, H9i over-ear headphones and the pleasingly round A1 speaker – although please note that not all devices are available in all colourways. You can only get the E6 in Sky, for instance.

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The headphone bags are the same kind of 'look' as the standard Beoplay editions – ie: they're bags – but made of Swedish kvadrat fabric, by Raf Simons. He probably sewed them all himself, we expect.

Pricing, you ask?

• Beoplay E6: £275

• Beoplay A1: £230

• Beoplay H9i: £450

• Beoplay E6 headphones bag by Raf Simons: £55

• Beoplay H9i headphones bag by Raf Simons: £100

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Duncan Bell

Duncan is the former lifestyle editor of T3 and has been writing about tech for almost 15 years. He has covered everything from smartphones to headphones, TV to AC and air fryers to the movies of James Bond and obscure anime. His current brief is everything to do with the home and kitchen, which is good because he is an excellent cook, if he says so himself. He also covers cycling and ebikes – like over-using italics, this is another passion of his. In his long and varied lifestyle-tech career he is one of the few people to have been a fitness editor despite being unfit and a cars editor for not one but two websites, despite being unable to drive. He also has about 400 vacuum cleaners, and is possibly the UK's leading expert on cordless vacuum cleaners, despite being decidedly messy. A cricket fan for over 30 years, he also recently become T3's cricket editor, writing about how to stream obscure T20 tournaments, and turning out some typically no-nonsense opinions on the world's top teams and players.

Before T3, Duncan was a music and film reviewer, worked for a magazine about gambling that employed a surprisingly large number of convicted criminals, and then a magazine called Bizarre that was essentially like a cross between Reddit and DeviantArt, before the invention of the internet. There was also a lengthy period where he essentially wrote all of T3 magazine every month for about 3 years. 

A broadcaster, raconteur and public speaker, Duncan used to be on telly loads, but an unfortunate incident put a stop to that, so he now largely contents himself with telling people, "I used to be on the TV, you know."