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Arca's BDSM Headphones Are Sexy as Hell and Expensive as Shit

Arca has designed a BDSM-inspired headphone set, which is intended “exclusively as an art object,” that costs $6,450.

by Lauren O'Neill
May 10 2018, 2:31pm

Adding another string to his already quite full bow, Arca has designed a line of items in collaboration with a bunch of different designers for sale via the luxury retailer SSENSE. There is an array of delights on offer, as you might expect. Perhaps you might use that spare $770 you've had lying around for ages to buy his Prada bumbag. Or, if you're feeling horny AND practical, why not spend $6,450 on a BDSM headpiece that can also be used as headphones? Seriously: why not?

Designed with leather brand Fleet Ilya, it's described as a "Structured buffed leather cage-style head piece in black. Studded detailing throughout. Integrated over-the-ear headphones featuring suede-covered cushioned ear pads, detachable post-stud cinch tab, remote, and 1.25 meter cable." I think that honestly all bases here are covered. This is suitable for the commute and the bedroom, and it's only five grand. I will say however, that the website does warn that the headpiece is intended "exclusively as an art object," essentially placing culpability for damages firmly on the shoulders on you, the buyer. With great style comes great responsibility, as we know.

Announcing the collab, Arca posted on Instagram, with the caption: "hey i designed some headphones it’s casual they’re really cheap pick up a pair or don’t or whatever either way i’m locking you into the sound." Like he says, it's casual.

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This article originally appeared on Noisey UK.