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.

This season's hues: Sky…

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This season's hues: Sky…

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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.

Get the look: Beoplay H9i in Clay

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Get the look: Beoplay H9i in Clay

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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

• Shop the collection

Duncan has been writing about tech for almost 15 years and fitness ever since he became middle aged and realised he could no longer rely solely on his boyish good looks. He 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."
Pre-lockdown Duncan was widely regarded as the best-dressed man ever to work for T3 – admittedly not saying much. Post-lockdown he is looking forward to wearing clothes other than shorts and hoodies again very soon, assuming he can still fit into them. He currently writes about cycling, fitness tech that isn’t too heavy, and all things kitchen and home related.