Rapha today announces BeoPlay H6 with Rapha over-ear headphones, a collaboration with Danish consumer electronics leader, B&O PLAY by Bang & Olufsen.Designed for use during warm-up and recovery, travel, and the turbo trainer sessions necessitated by competitive cycling, BeoPlay H6 with Rapha featurebeautifullybalanced acoustic performance with distinctive Rapha materials and styling.
“B&O PLAY is a keen supporter of cycling and they understand the demands of a road cyclist,” says Rapha’s Head of Brand, James Fairbank. “Music is a catalyst for focused performance and we are delighted to pair our mission to develop the best performing products for road cycling with a company that so truly believes in the love of form and expression.”
BeoPlay H6 with Rapha is designed for cyclists using signature Rapha materials. Ear pads are made from the same African hair sheep leather used in Rapha GT Gloves while the headband uses the same fabric found in Rapha’s PRO TEAM products. A durable audio jack on both earpieces offers cord placement on either side and allows daisy-chain functionality should two users wish to share the same content. An inline remote and microphone enables device control from the signature Rapha pink cord.
“In many ways Rapha and B&O PLAY are similar. Our customers live the brands,” says Henrik Taudorf Lorensen, Corporate Vice President of B&O PLAY and continues, “they expect and appreciate quality, authenticity, and dedication in all aspects of life, and BeoPlay H6with Rapha is a testament to our shared values and efforts.”
BeoPlay H6 with Rapha will be availableMay 21, 2015 at rapha.cc, in all Rapha Cycle Club stores, at beoplay.com, and at select Bang & Olufsen stores worldwide.
About B&O PLAY
Firmly grounded in decades of design excellence, craftsmanship and product innovation from Bang & Olufsen, B&O PLAY interprets the same values for a new type of contemporary products aimed at design-conscious people with an active lifestyle. The B&O PLAY portfolio is made up of sound systems and stand-alone, portable products – they are all intuitive to use and easy to integrate into your daily life – whether it is at home or on the move.
Rapha creates the finest cycling clothing and accessories in the world. Designed without compromise for the most discerning rider, Rapha products blend style with optimum performance. A passion for roadracing means Rapha is more than just a product company. It is an online emporium of performance roadwear, accessories, publications and events, all celebrating the glory and suffering of road riding.