Sennheiser’s award-winning URBANITE headphones have become the definitive choice for great sound, deep bass, and rugged style on the move. Now, a new collaboration with Swiss accessory manufacturer FREITAG – creators of the iconic messenger bags made from used truck tarpaulins – takes the URBANITE even further into urban style. The F703 SENNHEISER × FREITAG limited edition features Sennheiser’s URBANITE Black on-ear headphones, each of them turned into a unique model by FREITAG, with bold colored swatches of recycled truck tarpaulins covering the headband. For a complete, individualized look on the move, the one-of-a-kind headphones are accompanied by a sturdy case, manufactured from the same piece of tarpaulin featured on the headbands.
“This limited edition is the perfect fusion of Sennheiser’s expertise in developing innovative audio products and FREITAG’s visionary approach of creating something new and exciting through recycling”, states Oliver Berger, Head of Global Design Management at Sennheiser.
Oliver Brunschwiler, Head of Brand Communication at FREITAG, adds: “With the cooperation of Sennheiser and FREITAG, high fidelity meets high individuality in a one-of-a-kind product. We are excited about the result that will delight ears and eyes alike.”
The F703 SENNHEISER × FREITAG models come in a collapsible on-ear design constructed from durable, high-quality materials, but with a unique twist: The URBANITE’s tough-looking stainless steel hinges and aluminium sliders are enhanced by colourful recycled truck tarpaulin which is used on the headband. Completing the look, each pair of individualized headphones comes with a robust case that is crafted from the very same swatch of tarpaulin used on the headband.
A member of Sennheiser’s URBANITE range, the limited edition delivers an intense club sound with massive bass, with Sennheiser’s audio expertise ensuring excellent clarity through the entire frequency range. With an integrated in-line remote control and microphone for taking calls and controlling music on smartphones and tablets, the URBANITE headphones are the perfect companion to mobile devices. The models’ super soft ear pads insulate the listener from external noise and provide great comfort for even long periods of use.
Limited to 1,500 units, the F703 SENNHEISER × FREITAG edition will be available as of now in all FREITAG stores, at selected FREITAG dealers and at www.freitag.ch
In 1993, graphic designers Markus and Daniel Freitag were looking for a functional, water-repellent and robust bag to hold their creative work. Inspired by the multicolored heavy traffic that rumbled through the Zurich transit intersection in front of their flat, they developed a messenger bag from used truck tarpaulins, discarded bicycle inner tubes and car seat belts. This is how the first FREITAG bags took shape in the living room of their shared apartment – each one recycled, each one unique. Today, FREITAG supplies urban individualists the world over with a choice of over 60 different bags as well as compostable textiles, developed in-house from the bottom up, called F-ABRIC. www.freitag.ch
Audio specialist Sennheiser is one of the world's leading manufacturers of headphones, microphones and wireless transmission systems. Based in Wedemark near Hanover, Germany, Sennheiser operates its own production facilities in Germany, Ireland and the USA and is active in more than 50 countries. With 19 sales subsidiaries and long-established trading partners, the company supplies innovative products and cutting-edge audio solutions that are optimally tailored to its customers' needs. Sennheiser is a family-owned company that was founded in 1945 and which today has 2,700 employees around the world that share a passion for audio technology. Since 2013, Sennheiser has been managed by Daniel Sennheiser and Dr. Andreas Sennheiser, the third generation of the family to run the company. In 2014, the Sennheiser Group had sales totalling €635 million. www.sennheiser.com