As fans of minimalist design and great craftsmanship on AGR, we have been looking for the best commuter headphones. Looking for minimalist headphones can be difficult as were often faced with giant monstrosities that just aren’t practical. What we really want are sleek paired-back options that still maintain great audio quality. We don’t want the whole train finding out about our secret love affair with Taylor Swift. Tech should integrate seamlessly with a man’s everyday life. That means nothing pretentious, no giant logos, just beautifully crafted headphones.
In this article, we have focused on minimalist headphones as opposed to earphones. Below are some of our favourite choices for minimalist headphones to buy.
We all know that the Scandinavians do minimalism very well. Danish brand, Aiaiai have created some award-winning headphones focusing on subtle designs with beautiful clean lines. The customisable slider on the ‘Tracks’ range comes in three colourways and its 40mm speaker offers full-spectrum sound.
Available from www.aiaiai.dk
Bowers and Wilkins P3
With Bowers and Wilkins, you are guaranteed stunning audio. The most understated of the B&W headphone range, the P3, delivers exceptional sound quality in a portable design. Now in a variety of colours stray away from the traditional black and experience depth and detail in your music. Ok, so they have a logo, but the overall design makes up for it.
Available from www.bowers-wilkins.co.uk
These Sony SH60 headphones are discreet and comfortable to wear. Take calls and listen to music through a wired or wireless option. The battery life is good, with up to 13 hours and the speakers come with 30mm drivers.
Available from www.sonymobile.com
Nixon Apollo 3-Button
The Nixon Apollo headphone comes in a compact and lightweight design which is ideal for the busy commuter. They benefit from a 40mm driver and a great price point. If you want to mix it up then they have a few colour options.
Available from Juno
Probably my favourite looking on the list from Parisians Aedle. Made from aluminium in Brittany, France and using soft lambskin leather, these minimalist headphones are both light and durable. They also come with built-in 40mm titanium speaker drivers.
Available from www.onpointuk.com
Minimalist headphones are a great, understated way to listen to your favourite music or podcast on the commute. What are your favourite choices for headphones?