Passengers in Singapore Airlines' Airbus A380 first class suites will soon enjoy sweeter sounds through a partnership with Bang & Olufsen.
From October, travellers on Singapore Airlines' newest A380s – the ones with the spacious room-like first class suites – will find a pair of Bang & Olufsen's Beoplay H9i noise-cancelling headphones tucked away and ready to use with the suites' massive 32 inch screen and KrisFlyer inflight entertainment system.
Designed by Jakob Wagner, the Beoplay H9i headphones have a simple touch interface on the aluminium surface of the right ear cup to change the volume, pause the music and skip tracks, and are made from premium materials including genuine leather and adaptive memory foam.
These will be progressively rolled out to the rest of Singapore Airlines' A380 suites and Boeing 777 first class cabins from November.
And, sometime later, selected A380 routes will see the suites upgraded to wireless version of the H9i.
“Singapore Airlines is excited to embark on this partnership with Bang & Olufsen, an established and highly respected name in audio," enthused Singapore Airlines's Acting Senior Vice President for Customer Experience, Mr Yeoh Phee Teik.
"With Bang & Olufsen’s assurance of high quality, precision sound as well as ergonomic comfort of its headphones, we are confident our customers will benefit greatly from this collaboration."