Holiday Gift Guides 2018: Musicality

For makers, listeners and lovers of music

Be it battling over the office Sonos system or sharing our favorite tracks every day, music holds an important position in our lives. Beyond searching for new artists and discovering interesting or obscure tunes, we also seek out equipment to make the listening (or music-making) experience even better—from speakers to headphones, synths and more. Of course, as music lovers with curious minds, our interest doesn’t end …

Arca’s Buffed Leather BDSM Headphones

People can be quite particular about headphones, with various specific needs—not all of which are sound-based. In a limited edition, a three-way collaboration between SSENSE, leather company Fleet Ilya and Arca has resulted in headphones unlike any other. Not only are they BDSM-inspired, they also come at quite the cost: $6,450. But while the buffed leather and studs hint that the headphones can handle active …

Here One Smart Earbuds

Wireless earphones from Doppler Labs that give you superpowers

Whether in a loud restaurant, on a plane with background noise or simply walking around the city, most of us don’t want to hear every single sound that passes our ears. With Here One from Doppler Labs, we now have the ability to control what we hear. These wireless earbuds offer a range of listening and filtering options to control how you hear the environment …