Louis Vuitton's latest truly-wireless 'Horizon Earphones' are now available for $1,000

Polycount

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For better or worse, we've got another such device to talk about today. High-end clothing company Louis Vuitton has partnered up with Master & Dynamic to release the next generation of the former's "Horizon Earphones."

In case you weren't aware, the Horizon Earphones are Louis Vuitton's take on the truly-wireless earbud craze. They're small, portable, flashy, and of course, expensive, which is pretty much what you should expect from this company.

The new Horizon Earphones aren't much different from a visual perspective. Their design has been tweaked a bit, with an embellished Louis Vuitton logo and brand name emblazoned on the side, but other than that, they look pretty much the same. There are a few more color and style options available, though, for both the Earphones themselves and their carrying case.

However, there are a few functional upgrades to speak of. For starters, the new Horizon Earphones feature wireless induction charging capabilities for added convenience, improved noise cancellation, Ambient Listening Mode to let you hear your surroundings while still listening to audio, and significantly improved battery life.

The case alone can now hold up to 20 hours of charge (up from 10 hours in the previous model), and the Earphones can run for 10 hours before they'll need more juice. The right and left buds have 10mm beryllium drivers, they can be used independently, and both feature Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity.

Sounds great, right? Well, as we said before, Louis Vuitton's original Horizon Earphones didn't come cheap, and their newest iteration is no different. If you want to snag a pair, they'll run you a whopping $1,000, which is the same price as their previous model.

Given that the Horizon Earphones are effectively just a tweaked version of Master & Dynamic's MW07 Plus earphones, which are a fraction of the price at $299, we don't expect many people to rush out and buy Louis Vuitton's new gadget. However, the original version clearly did well enough financially to warrant a new model, so perhaps we're wrong.

Either way, we'd love to hear what our readers think of the tech industry's latest overpriced gadget. Do you think the earphones look good enough to warrant their price tag? Let us know in the comments.

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Nobina

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Given that the Horizon Earphones are effectively just a tweaked version of Master & Dynamic's MW07 Plus earphones, which are a fraction of the price at $299, we don't expect many people to rush out and buy Louis Vuitton's new gadget.
So, they're selling you $300 earphones, which are already probably more than what they should cost, for $1000. The brand is worth more than the actual hardware? It's like setting your money on fire.
 

amghwk

TS Guru
All that comes to my mind when the LV name is mentioned is, high-heels women with sunglasses that are too big for the faces, walking with the forearms bent at 46° facing up, with the illogically expensive handbags hanging over those forearms, the handbags which are similar to other much cheaper handbags without the LV branding.

If these buds can show clearly it's LV checkered design on the buds while being inserted into the ear, these same women might get them too.
 

seeprime

TS Evangelist
So, they're selling you $300 earphones, which are already probably more than what they should cost, for $1000. The brand is worth more than the actual hardware? It's like setting your money on fire.
And we used to think Apple charged a premium for their gear. I bet fifty cents that these $1000 earbuds are designed in, not just made in, China.
 
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Nobina

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And we used to think Apple charged a premium for their gear. I bet fifty cents that these $1000 earbuds are designed in, not just made in, China.
We still think that but that's because Apple does charge a premium. The thing is, in the fashion business, companies like Louis Vuitton make Apple look like a baby. They take a plain white t-shirt, put LV logo on it and magically the price increases tenfold.
 

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