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Harajuku style meets high-end headphones with Master & Dynamic X BAPE collection

Premium audio outfit Master & Dynamic has partnered with celebrated Tokyo streetwear brand BAPE, on a collection of custom headphones for music and gaming.

The limited edition collection comprises iterations of the brand’s best-selling MW08 active noise-cancelling True Wireless earphones and the MG20 wireless gaming headphones. The novel collab sport BAPE’s ABC Camo design in two colourways, blue and pink.

Born out of Harajuku street fashion in 1993,  BAPE has evolved into a pre-eminent Japanese Pop culture lifestyle brand. New York based Master & Dynamic specialises in audiophile grade speakers and headphones, and is notable for its collaborations with =luxury brands, including Louis Vuitton, as well as architect Sir David Adjaye.  

The duo make an intriguing Hi-Fi fashion partnership.

Born out of Harajuku street fashion in 1993,  BAPE has evolved into a pre-eminent Japanese Pop culture lifestyle brand…

The Master & Dynamic BAPE MG20 headphones with detachable mic
The Master & Dynamic BAPE G20 gaming cans

The MG20 wireless gaming headphones employ custom 50mm Beryllium drivers and offer a 7.1 surround sound listening experience. They come with a detachable boom microphone and built-in mic system, along with a low-latency adapter to switch between console and PC use.

To ensure comfort over long sessions of Overwatch, the MG20 makes use of alcantara, coated canvas and lightweight magnesium.  

The MW08 BAPE True Wireless headphones in a stylised case
The Master & Dynamic BAPE MW08 True Wireless earbuds come is a stylized case

The MW08 active noise-cancelling True Wireless buds employ six microphones, and are crafted from sapphire glass. Battery life is 12 hours, with up to 42 hours playtime when you factor in the reserves held in the stainless steel charging case.

The Master & Dynamic x BAPE MG20 gaming headphones and MW08 active noise-cancelling True Wireless earphones sell for £479 ($499/€499) and £329 ($349/€349) respectively. They’re available from October 29, 2022, exclusively at www.masterdynamic.co.uk and BAPE stores. 

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