Last month, Montblanc debuted the MTB 03, its first-ever in-ear headphones. The new addition to the luxury brand’s tech category is inspired by the signature aesthetics of the Meisterstück writing instrument and “represents the next generation of audio technology with seamless, everyday integration and stylish yet functional design,” according to the company.
Released on July 1, the $395 headphones feature a 7mm beryllium driver offering “optimal sound quality and acoustics” with active noise cancellation, Bluetooth 5.2 (10-meter range), an ergonomic fit and sleek design. Montblanc launched its MB-01 over-ear headphones in 2020.
“Headphones have become such an essential part of our daily endeavors and digital routines, we wanted to create a high-performance solution that used premium materials to ensure a subtle yet elegant statement of quality, with a design that was uniquely Montblanc. Just as everyone’s handwriting is different, so is everyone’s hearing, requiring the level of customization that Montblanc Sound Signature can offer for an optimal experience,” Dr. Felix Obschonka, director of new technologies at Motblanc, said in a news release sent to Billboard.
The water-resistant headphones utilize the bespoke Montblanc Sound Signature crafted by Axel Grell, the sound guru known for designing Sennheiser headphones. MTB 03 headphones offer 5-6 hours of playback and up to 18 hours with three additional charges from the case.
The headphones are sold out at Montblanc.com but they’re available in select stores and at Nordstrom.