Copenhagen designers KiBiSi designed these headphones to withstand being worn in the rain and snow.
Called Capital, the headphones for AIAIAI are intended for everyday urban use; they're foldable, durable and have a three-button control and microphone in the cord for adjusting music play and answering calls.
KiBiSi have previously designed professional headphones for AIAIAI and KiBiSi members Kilo Design created another, lighter set with interchangeable parts in 2009.
Here are some more details from AIAIAI:
Capital is the new extremely durable, foldable and flexible headphone from AIAIAI, that seeks to provide the on-the-go urbanite with the opportunity to listen to his or her preferred sounds in any kinds of weather at all times - while wearing a design that’s effortlessly iconic, thoroughly realised, and comfortable.
It’s a project that speaks to the inhabitants of the world’s major cities as it gives them a safeguard, of sorts; a kind of meticulously crafted, last line of resistance against the myriad of overpowering sights, sounds and rapidly changing environments of the city.
Reinforced fiberglass housing for increased durability
Lightweight rubber brace for listening comfort and secure fit
Inline 3-button microphone for play/pause/scrolling and answering calls
Weather proof - Rain & Snow resistant IEC529 Standard - IP-4
Housing/Sliderarms: PA 6 fiberglass reinforced polyamide - EDM finish
Material Cushions: strechable EVA foam
Driver Unit Size 40 mm
Plug Angled Stereo Plug 3.5 mm
Speaker Impedance 32 Ohm
Speaker Sensitivity 112 +/- 3dB
Maximum Power Input 40 mW
Frequency Response TBD
Microphone Sensitivity -42 +/- 3dB
Microphone Directivity Omni-directional
Designed in Denmark by KiBiSi
Assembled in China for AIAIAI