These Celine headphones are music to our ears

Celine’s audio collaboration with Master & Dynamic, teased in the house’s S/S 2024 show, is a luxurious amalgam of technology, entertainment and style

Celine Headphones Master and Dynamic
Celine headphones, created in collaboration with Master & Dynamic
(Image credit: Photography by Hedi Slimane, courtesy of Celine)

It is said that a good way to justify the cost of a particularly expensive fashion purchase is to calculate its cost per wear. When it comes to these Celine headphones – a collaboration with Master & Dynamic – this makes for a particularly satisfying equation. After all, what accessory is worn more than a pair of over-ear headphones? 

First revealed as part of Hedi Slimane’s S/S 2024 womenswear collection for Celine – titled ‘La Collection de la Bibliothèque Nationale’ and presented via short film – the headphones feature the house’s distinctive branding, alongside the ‘Triomphe’ monogram (its looping form originally inspired by the railings of Paris’ Champs-Élysées). Models wore the wireless style slung around their necks, while an extended version of LCD Soundsystem’s ‘Too Much Love’ provided the film’s soundtrack. 

Ear candy: Celine’s collaboration with Master & Dynamic

Celine Hedi Slimane Master and Dynamic Headphones

(Image credit: Photography by Hedi Slimane, courtesy of Celine)

Master & Dynamic is a New York-based American audio company founded by Jonathan Levine, who first created an audio studio in his home to appease his two sons, an aspiring DJ and tech enthusiast respectively. It has since become one the foremost audio brands in the world, its use of fine materials – leather, stainless steel, even concrete – bringing particular renown, inspired by the design of the Second World War aviator headphones. The idea is to create objects that are designed to stand the test of time.

This particular pair – which is engraved with ’designed and developed in Paris’ in reference to Slimane’s particular riff on the classic Master & Dynamic style – features ‘precise and expansive sound’, says Celine, featuring ‘clear highs and rich lows as well as sound isolation’. On the technical side, they are equipped with Bluetooth 5.2, quick pairing technology, and boast up to 30 hours of battery life.

Celine Hedi Slimane Master and Dynamic Headphones

(Image credit: Photography by Hedi Slimane, courtesy of Celine)

In terms of design, the three colourways – monochrome black, black and silver, and tan and silver – are defined by a lightweight construction in anodised aluminium, while the headband and removable ear pads are crafted from buttery lambskin leather (the latter featuring the Triomphe logo, or engraved with ‘Celine’). Promising ‘attention to detail’, even the charging cable is laser engraved with ‘Celine Paris’.

Celine headphones, created in collaboration with Master & Dynamic, will be available from (£650) and Celine stores worldwide soon.

Fashion Features Editor

Jack Moss is the Fashion Features Editor at Wallpaper*, joining the team in 2022. Having previously been the digital features editor at AnOther and digital editor at 10 and 10 Men magazines, he has also contributed to titles including i-D, Dazed, 10 Magazine, Mr Porter’s The Journal and more, while also featuring in Dazed: 32 Years Confused: The Covers, published by Rizzoli. He is particularly interested in the moments when fashion intersects with other creative disciplines – notably art and design – as well as championing a new generation of international talent and reporting from international fashion weeks. Across his career, he has interviewed the fashion industry’s leading figures, including Rick Owens, Pieter Mulier, Jonathan Anderson, Grace Wales Bonner, Christian Lacroix, Kate Moss and Manolo Blahnik.