Beats by Dre celebrates this year’s Chinese New Year with its latest collaborative project. The Year of the Monkey is marked with special-edition Solo² Wireless headphones, designed by the internationally renowned Taiwanese-American artist James Jean. The design of the headphones is inspired by the story of three wise monkeys that embody the proverbial principle “Hear no evil, See no evil, Speak no evil”, though Jean flips the concept on its head, reinterpreting how the primates see, hear and communicate in a modern context.
The artist’s latest project Solo² Wireless headphones, features James Jean’s artwork throughout in white and shades of grey, alongside gold detailing.
The headphones connect to smart devices via Bluetooth and also boast of Beats by Dre’s Adaptive Noise Cancelation. They have 12 hour rechargeable battery with Fuel Gauge.
The special edition headphones are available for $299.95