If you thought Apple AirPods were expensive, you ain’t seen nothing yet

We’re not sure you’d want to wear these new headphones down the gym for your next post-lockdown workout. With an eye-watering price tag of £12,199, these have been officially crowned as the world’s most expensive earbuds – and make Apple’s £249 AirPods Pro look like a monumental bargain.

They’re called Blue Dragon and have been created by Chinese audio firm QDC.

So, why are they so expensive? Well, apart from taking three months to create each pair they are also made from some of the finest materials on the planet.

To help keep them light, you’ll find a design that features gold fused titanium which the firm also says this helps them produce exceptional audio quality.

And they certainly should sound impressive as each bud contains no less than 10 drivers with the output fully adjustable to match your listening preferences, ensuring perfect results.

QDC boasts that the design has been crafted to be ergonomically shaped to ensure that they achieve an exceptionally comfortable fit. Even the cable features gold plated pure sterling silver conductors, silver-plated single crystal copper and an alloy using copper and palladium. Finally, to make them stand out from the crowd they come finished with a total of 800 sapphires.


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And, inside the faceplates are titanium panels that have been 24 carat gold plated. This unique effect creates the look of dragon scales on the earphone – hence the name.

If that £12,199 price tag hasn’t sent you running for the hills, the Blue Dragon are now available to buy in the UK exclusively via Audio Concierge. Of course, for those who haven’t just won the Euromillions, there are plenty of other earbuds available on the market.

Google has just announced its new Pixel Buds which are on sale now and feature adaptive sound which adjusts the audio depending on where you are.

There’s also instant access to the Google Assistant and they can even translate a foreign language in real-time – a handy feature for your next holiday.

As well as the Surface Earbuds, Galaxy Buds Plus, and Huawei FreeBuds 3, next week OnePlus promises to unveil its answer to the true wireless ‘buds craze. Dubbed OnePlus Buds, there are already confirmed to boast fast-charging and 30-hours of battery life. So, there’s plenty of options… even if your budget doesn’t stretch to £13,000.

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