This Holiday’s Haute Headphones are Music to Our Ears

DVF ♥ HVN Cat Headphones

DVF ♥ HVN Cat Headphones

We’re going to let you in on a little secret: when we’re wrapping up our gifts, baking our holiday cookies or just enjoying tall gingerbread lattés, we’ve got a certain Mariah Carey Christmas anthem on repeat. We might sneak in a few listens at Thanksgiving, but as soon as December hits, we’re racking up plays on that track like there’s no tomorrow. And while we get instant Christmas cheer from “All I Want for Christmas is You,” not everyone needs to hear those vocal runs again and again, so we’re slipping into this season’s hottest tech releases from fashion designers to spare the rest of the world and to keep some cheer to ourselves. So whether you’re listening to holiday standards or you need to keep the sound of the city at bay when you’re out and about, these haute headphones will keep you in tune with your music and do it in high style.

DVF ♥ HVN Cat Headphones

DVF ♥ HVN Cat Headphones

Admitted tech junkie Diane von Furstenberg (she did have the honor of debuting Google glass during New York Fashion Week, remember?) has teamed with New York-based DJ Harley Viera Newton for a pair of headphones that will have you smiling from ear to ear. Decorated with an illustration inspired by her cat Marmite, the limited edition DVF ♥ HVN Cat Headphones ($95) feature an adjustable headband and cute-as-a-button cat-emblazoned cans. The headphones also include a mini Playbutton mp3 player so you take 70 minutes of music with you everywhere you go. HVN has already been seen spinning sets with her kitty earphones on the NY holiday party circuit, so they’re DJ approved and hit all the right trends for this season’s feline fashion infatuation, too.

Available at DVF.

BCBG Fur Tech Earmuffs

BCBG Fur Tech Earmuffs

If you’re not planning on holding court at the turntables this holiday season and your plans include après ski activities in Gstaad, the BCBG Fur Tech Earmuffs ($58) are the perfect thing to plug into your tunes. Made from real rabbit fur, these plush headphones include a thin black band and an in-line volume control that will keep your hands free for glasses of grappa or mugs of steaming Irish coffee. But the rabbit fur isn’t just for show, these earphones will actually keep you warm, too, letting you turn up the music on and off of the slopes.

Available at BCBG.

Alexander Wang x Beats by Dre

Alexander Wang x Beats by Dre

Die-hard fans of Alexander Wang already know about his collab with headphone mega brand Beats by Dre, but we’ll let you in on the dirty details. First off, the collection, which includes Studio headphones ($449.95), the Beats Pill ($299.95) and Urbeats in-ear earbuds ($149.95) will be available on the Beats by Dre website and Alexander Wang’s website on Monday, December 16th. Second, the whole collection bears all of the sleek styling of the mainline Beats by Dre line, but Wang’s upped the glam factor with a black and soft gold colorway that’s at once bold and understated (well, compared to the candy-colored Beats that are available now). And lastly, these won’t last long, so if you’re salivating over this slick collab, we’d set our alarms for an early wake up call this Monday morning.

Available at BeatsbyDre.com and Alexander Wang.

Images courtesy DVF, BCBG and Beats by Dre

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Author:Christopher Luu for Fashion Trends Daily

Christopher Luu is a Fashion Trends Daily Senior Writer and Menswear Editor.