rapha designs sweat proof bang and olufsen headphones for cyclists
rapha designs sweat proof bang and olufsen headphones for cyclists
may 22, 2015

rapha designs sweat proof bang and olufsen headphones for cyclists

rapha designs sweat proof bang and olufsen headphones for cyclists
all images courtesy of bang and olufsen 



electronics company bang and olufsen asked british cycling brand rapha to design a pair of headphones centered on the needs of serious cyclists. the collaboration manufactured the ‘beo play H6 rapha edition‘, that includes exclusive biking traits with distinctive danish design. the ear pads are made from the same african hair sheep used in the rapha ‘gt gloves’, and the inner headband employs identical fabrics in rapha’s ‘pro team’ products, such as shorts and shirts. all the material accents can cope with extreme degrees of sweat, perfect after high intensity biking sessions. 


based on the classic ‘play H6’ headphones



the headphones also include classic bang and olufsen details like remote/microphone controls and two colors; – black leather and natural leather. the set is designed by raphia designer jakob wager, and weighs 230g (8.11oz) with a sound frequency range of 20-22.000 Hz. the headset costs €399, and can be bought at rapha or bang and olufsen boutiques worldwide. 

the ear pads are made from the same african hair sheep


the remote and microphone


the materials match the rapha ‘gt’ gloves


inner headband employs identical fabrics in rahpa’s ‘pro team’ products


headphones include rapha accents


all the materials are designed to be sweat proof











  • beautiful design as ever with B&O, but if this encourages listening to music while cycling it is an extremely flawed idea.

    steven says:
  • Well, not exactly responsible to wear headphones when riding a bike…

    DS says:
  • Nothing wrong with listening to music while riding, so long as you’re not doing it so loudly that you can’t hear what’s going on around you… But the real issue here? They’ve made headphones for cycling you can’t wear under a helmet… Pointless much?

    Andrew says:
  • There are these strange things called “home trainer” you are able to use… 😉

    Michael says:
  • this is just another project made in name of of “fancyism”. i really believe in the performance of the material but these headphones where designed to use at home/studio. plus, what’s the point of having a pair only for cycling? I mean running with these things just makes a person feel kind of unbalanced when you hit the ground.

    André says:
  • They are awesome – use mine in the office for calls, music, video and of course for travelling.
    Sound is true hifi, not the distorted mega bass crap popular with the younger crowd. And some dads.

    Mike the Mechanic says:

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