The Aeolus Headphone’s dual headband design lets it rest more comfortably on your head
With an innovatively designed winged headband that promises better comfort (without spoiling your hairstyle too), the Aeolus Headphones are one of the most unusual we’ve seen. The majority of headphones have one or two styles. One has a straight band to rest on the head and one that supports a metal spine. Others use a fabric, leather, or leather headband. A hybrid of both, the Aeolus design has an outer headband running from left to right and two winged bands which actually rest against your skull. This creates a cushion that is flexible enough that it can be worn for extended periods.
Designers: Chui Pak Ho Tony & Tsang Xian Ting Jonathan
“Aeolus is intricately designed to convey a sense of elegance and prestige which challenges the common misconception that aesthetics and audio performance cannot coexist”, say designers Tony Chui and Jonathan Tsang. The headphone’s re-engineered wing system self-adjusts and conforms to the contours of a user’s head effortlessly, equally enhancing form and functionality. Aeolus’s dynamism is derived from the way that the headbands are arranged in an X shape.
The outer headband also blends seamlessly into the audio units by wrapping around them in a way that guides the eyes. The cans themselves sport a sem-open-back design, allowing for a clearer, less muffled sound that’s generated by the Aeolus’ 40mm aluminum-magnesium drivers.