Headphones Inspired by Favorite Songs

Headphones Inspired by Favorite Songs

Taryn Williford
Mar 27, 2009

Music inspires design. Design inspires music. It's a never ending cycle of sometimes oddball muses that keeps things in both industries fresh and innovative. But is this taking it a little too far into the tacky side? Nokia recently played host to the Nokia Music Almighty Headset Competition and invited designers to put their own music-inspired spin on a Nokia Bluetooth headset. We slipped a sneak peek at one of the winners yesterday with the Daft Punk Robot Rock headphones, but can you guess what song inspired that winning angelic pair over there?

The Nokia Bluetooth headset with the wings and organ pipes is called "I'm Flying" and was inspired by R. Kelly's "I Believe I Can Fly." It wouldn't be our first choice for inspiration, but who are we to judge?

In the same tacky stylings, another winner was this headset called "Graveyard Shift" inspired by Michael Jacson's Thriller.

The last three winners, a little more subtly, are the set we posted yesterday inspired by Daft Punk's "Robot Rock," a set inspired by MJ's "Will You Be There" track from Free Willy, and a relatively normal-looking CF Flex headset inspired by Rufige Kru's "Dark Metal."

The five winning designers will each have their concepts turned into fully functioning Nokia headsets and displayed at flagship stores. But you can check out a gallery of losing designs here.

So which set are you most likely to be caught wearing? Let us know in the comments.

[ Via Geekologie ]

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