Bowers & Wilkins and Italian car manufacturer Maserati are dropping a special-edition pair of P5 portable headphones in the coming weeks. Having previously released an Maserati Edition 805 loudspeaker this makers the second collaboration between the two companies. The over-ear headphones sport the iconic Masterati Trident motif and feature a racing blue colour scheme. Whilst the “cans” have no active noise cancellation, they are made Apple friendly, with in-line microphone . Features also include gold-plated connectors, a remote control and sealed-leather earpads.
Here is the Bowers & Wilkins and Maserati P5 Press Release:
Maserati and Bowers & Wilkins are both renowned for their dedication to technological innovation in the pursuit of ultimate performance, both renowned for their luxurious attention to detail and use of premium materials, and both renowned for the performance and quality of their range. So it’s fitting that once again the two companies are collaborating to make great products.
P5 Maserati Edition
Bowers & Wilkins highly-regarded P5 Mobile Hi-Fi Headphone are now available in a special Maserati Edition, matching the unbeatable audio performance of Bowers & Wilkins with the understated opulence of Maserati.
Paying homage to the design heritage of both brands, P5 Maserati Edition delivers an immersive mobile listening experience, and the true sound performance that is synonymous with all Bowers & Wilkins audio products, combined with design elements and materials drawn from Maserati’s rich Italian heritage.
P5 Maserati Edition is crafted from fine-grain natural leather in Maserati’s iconic and distinctive deep racing blue, for a luxuriously comfortable fit. P5 Maserati Edition also features the iconic Maserati Trident emblem on the headband, and on the exclusive quilted leather travel pouch. The Trident was designed by Mario Maserati in 1926, based on the statue of Neptune in the fountain of Bologna’s Piazza Maggiore.
Of course, P5 Maserati Edition also features the award-winning audio performance for which the original P5 Mobile Hi-Fi Headphone is renowned, with unfatiguing natural sound from the use of specially developed, ultra-linear neodymium magnets and highly optimised Mylar diaphragms; maximum noise isolation through a combination of sealed-leather ear pads and a closed-back design featuring a rigid metal faceplate; and extreme comfort for extended listening.
Like the original P5 Mobile Hi-Fi Headphone, P5 Maserati Edition is supplied with a Made For iPhone® approved cable, which allows for speech and device control, as well as a high-quality, standard audio cable with gold-plated plugs. Switching between the two is facilitated by the magnetically attached ear pads, which simply pop off allowing access to the cable.
Maserati’s understated style, Bowers & Wilkins audio performance, P5 Maserati Edition is a world champion for luxury listening.
805 Maserati Edition
The speaker of choice for the world’s most demanding ears and minds, Bowers & Wilkins 800 Series Diamond range is steeped in audio and design innovation. The 805 Maserati Edition features numerous audiophile-grade technologies, including Bowers & Wilkins’ Diamond Dome Tweeter, and delivers a listening experience synonymous with the culture and heritage of both brands.
The 805 Maserati Edition is crafted from materials that reflect the partnership: the exquisite bird’s eye maple real wood veneer and black Maserati leather reflect the luxurious interior of the brand’s cars, and the speaker stand that forms an integral part of the 805 Maserati Edition is finished with the same polished wood veneer and features the Maserati Trident.