Luxury brand Montblanc has announced its entry into the wireless headphones market with its MB1. And as you’d expect, everything about it is luxurious, from the trimmings all the way to the price.
The Montblanc MB1 has sheep leather covering most of it. According to Engadget, the cans themselves are made from silicone, which makes them easily wipable. It also has gold or silver trimmings around it, depending on which colour combination you prefer. When not in use, it folds inwards to take up less space, and you can then put it into its own carrying case.
On features, the Montblanc MB1 has just about all the features you’d expect from a pair of wireless headphones. On the list are active noise cancelling, and a pass-though mode to listen to someone speaking to you without taking it off.
It also supports Google Assistant, but reportedly not Siri. And that’s quite strange for a product aimed at the high-end market. A spokesperson said that it can last 20 hours with a single charge.
The company has stepped into the world of smartwatches all the way back in 2017. And with the Montblanc MB1, this may be the company’s first of many more steps into the audio space. It’s a pretty expensive step too, at least for customers, since it comes with a price of US$595 (~RM2531).