French hi-fi specialist Focal has teamed up with with one of France’s top jewellers – Maison Tournaire to release world’s most expensive headphones, that will set you back $120,000 (around £97,000). They have created a bespoke design for Focal based on the mark of the Trilogy, the symbol of the Tournaire jewellers, which represents the three stages of life: the past, present and future.
If you are wondering why they they set you back so much, the answer is thanks to the hand decorated gold and diamond elements. There is 18 karat yellow gold on the ear pieces and at the start of each side of the headband. There are also 6 carats worth of diamonds, set into them.
But there is something good, commendable and humane in the whole story. A portion of the profits from the sales of the Utopia by Tournaire headphones and stand will be donated to the P’tit Louis association, dedicated to saving eight-year-old Louis Biscini who suffers from a rare degenerative disease, spinal muscular atrophy type 1.