Designed and assembled in France, the Aedle VK-1 headphones are undoubtedly one of the most beautiful closed-backs on the market. The combine latest audio technologies with craftmanship and admirable attention to detail.
Initially, the VK-1 may give an "look first, sound second" kind of impression, however it is misleading. While their body is made of exclusively noble materials, cans are covered in high-quality aluminium sculpted in a virgin ingot. Mixture of genuine, hand sewn lambskin leather and manganese steel was used for the headband and cushions to guarantee a perfect on-ear fit.
The VK-1 are beautiful, but it is not their one and only advantage. Headphones are equipped with capable titanium-neodymium 40mm drivers, which deliver enjoyable bass experience and solid low end weight. For some the sound may be too dark, but others will appreciate its depth and power.
If you're interested in the VK-1, be prepared for a significant expense. The headphones are priced at €350 and available in two colours at Aedle's website.