PAIRING CRAFTSMANSHIP AND INNOVATION: SENNHEISER AND ANSON CALDER TEAM UP TO CREATE THE ULTIMATE ACCOMPANIMENT FOR THE DISCERNING BUSINESS TRAVELER
Travelers seeking the ultimate listening experience now have an equally elegant, handcrafted luggage solution to stow their favorite travel headphones during their journeys. Audio specialist Sennheiser announces a collaboration with Anson Calder, an innovative purveyor of leather goods for leisure and business travel featuring the finest craftsmanship, design and engineering.
The first product of the collaboration has already come to fruition: an elegant, customized leather case designed to ensconce the PXC 550 Wireless — Sennheiser’s flagship wireless travel headphone. The two companies plan on developing a further assortment of curated premium solutions.
A curated travel experience
“One of the key elements in our retail strategy is to collaborate with like-minded brands who offer complementary products,” explains Keith Kranepool, Vice President of Sales, Retail Channel, Sennheiser. “Our partnership with Anson Calder extends our reach among a consumer audience that appreciates premium design and craftsmanship — qualities that our own brand values and which are also present throughout Anson Calder’s entire product line.”
The new headphone case, which is available now and priced at $250 USD, is available in a cognac finish and constructed of the finest French calfskin. In addition to being ideally suited for the PXC 550 Wireless, the case is sized to accommodate other Sennheiser headphone models such as the PXC 480 and the HD 1 as well. The case, which is handcrafted in the U.S. and can be personalized with a monogram for an additional fee, features one-handed access for easy opening and includes a convenient dust bag for cords.
“The vast majority of business travelers consider headphones as a must-have but rarely seem to find a convenient way to carry or store them, let alone stylishly,” commented Curtis Calder, Founder and CEO of Anson Calder. “Our company is thrilled to be collaborating with Sennheiser to offer what we believe is the most elegant and finely constructed headphone carrying case on the market. For those who insist on Sennheiser’s no-compromise sound quality, our case offers the perfectly curated accompaniment for the sophisticated, efficient and sound-discriminating traveler.”
Access without excess
Anson Calder’s bags, which feature both engineered functionality and luxurious style, were developed to customize the travel experience and provide ‘access without excess’. The company’s patent-pending system ensures the efficient use of space by attaching dedicated cases to the internal walls of the bag based on each traveler’s personal preferences, keeping contents securely in place while optimizing accessibility.
The Sennheiser PXC 550 Wireless meantime, features best-in-class ergonomics and is constructed of lightweight, high-quality materials that make them extremely comfortable on even the longest of journeys. A smart travel companion, the PXC 550 Wireless delivers Sennheiser’s renowned high-quality sound and up to 30 hours of battery performance in a sleek wireless headphone. The travel headphones also feature four presets for adjusting sound and one customizable Director mode that can be tailored with ease using Sennheiser’s companion app, CapTune™, allowing for a fully personalized listening experience.
The new headphone case is available for purchase at Ansoncalder.com, Sennheiser’s NYC SoHo location, as well as at the Anson Calder state of the art “pop-out” store and Sennheiser Soundscape within the Westfield World Trade Center. Meantime, Sennheiser and Anson Calder plan on continuing their collaboration by introducing other new cases and carrying solutions in the future.