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h.ear on / Hi-res audio headphones

h.ear on
h.ear on

Discipline: Product

Discipline: Product

Supremely simple in appearance to please a variety of esthetic tastes, these headphones will tempt more listeners who value individuality and their personal style to reach for a hi-res option in everyday situations. Absent of decorative elements that people tend to have different opinions about, h.ear on shows thorough attention to minimalist forms with an intriguing sense of compression, in unified color schemes. The intermediate color palette was inspired by color and fashion trends. Also incorporates proven Sony technologies to satisfy those who value audio performance.

  • DATE OF LAUNCH 2015

  • TARGET REGIONS Africa, Asia, Australia/Oceania, Europe, North America, South America

  • TARGET GROUPS Consumer / User

  • ASSESMENT CRITERIA Aesthetics, Execution, Target Group Fit

People love design for sound reproduction, especially if it's easy to deploy and to pack away again. Designers know well how difficult it is to mate together different materials of similar color, and one of the great challenges in product design is successfully combining two synthetic materials and adding some metal into the mix. However, it's a task that the h.ear on headphones achieve in a sublime fashion. With its sophisticated and subtle material contrasts, this product delivers a unique character without sacrificing sound quality.
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Sony, Japan

SONY Corporation
Tokyo, Japan

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Design

Sony, Japan

Sony Corporation
Tokyo, Japan

Shogo Yashiro

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