Dandycan headphones fuse high-quality sound with sustainable design

Daniel Åhman from Sweden is the man behind Dandycan and believes that many other pairs of headphones have to replaced frequently because they're not hard-wearing and are designed poorly. In response to this, the Dandycan headphones have been unveiled, with leather and metal used in the construction and simple mechanical parts on the technical side of things.

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The cable and ear pads can be interchanged, with each pair available with an extra set of ear pads and a cable as standard. The ear pads and headband feature soft protein leather for added comfort and snug fit, while also benefiting from the use of memory foam.

Dandycans come pre-angled at 5-15 degrees, which the company says is the most natural position for most wearers. Sound is delivered through 40mm high quality speakers, which put out a "natural sound". There are also plans to release the Dandycans in other colours and sizes in the future.

The Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign is now live, where Dandycans can be pre-ordered for as little as $80 - a saving of $169. A fundraising target of $200,000 has been set, with the campaign running until October 3rd.

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Max is a staff writer for What Hi-Fi?'s sister site, TechRadar, in Australia. But being the wonderful English guy he is, he helps out with content across a number of Future sites, including What Hi-Fi?. It wouldn't be his first exposure to the world of all things hi-fi and home cinema, as his first role in technology journalism was with What Hi-Fi? in the UK. Clearly he pined to return after making the move to Australia and the team have welcomed him back with arms wide open.