Companies have done a lot of work over the past few years to make your ears more stylish while providing them with decent sound. The latest take on this from Danish group Bang & Olufsen throws in high quality materials and warmer colours, and will be out later this year.

Heading to stores later this year, the B&O Play brand will be releasing one new pair of in-earphones (H3) and a pair of over-the-ear headphones (H6), each designed to work with the curves of the human ear, while still providing a quality of sound that Bang & Olufsen are known for.

B&O Play H3 in-earphones

“At B&O Play, we love music and want to make it possible for our users to enjoy music – wherever they are,” said Henrik Taudorf Lorensen, Vice President of B&O Play. “B&O Play provides the opportunity to experience music in a convenient and easy way with an outstanding high sound quality and unique design. No loud colours here, simply style and substance.”

Designed by Danish design Jakob Wagner, the H3 and H6 feature aluminium construction to make them light, while the H6 also incorporate leather from New Zealand cows.

While the technology is different, B&O is emphasising that these headphones will play music “exactly the way the artist intended,” thanks to a sound curve in the headphones that can reveal “all the details in the music at any given volume level.”

The B&O Play H6 will come in tanned leather and black colour options.

B&O stores will be the primary place receiving stock, though Apple stores will also get them, with the H3 coming in at $299 RRP and the H6 selling for $499 when they land in July.