Racked is no longer publishing. Thank you to everyone who read our work over the years. The archives will remain available here; for new stories, head over to Vox.com, where our staff is covering consumer culture for The Goods by Vox. You can also see what we’re up to by signing up here.
If you're seeking a retro-modern upgrade for your stock earbuds or an incredibly generous gift for your favorite fashionable audio snob, we suggest listening to the Scandinavians. (No, we don't mean Abba.) Starting today, stylish Danish audio brand B&O Play arrives on Abbot Kinney for its first-ever West Coast pop-up shop.
Known for its incredibly sleek home electronics, the legendary company's luxury audio accessories are holding court through the end of January 2016. The minimalist space—fittingly designed by the LA-based talents at West of West—stocks a selection of the high-end brand's audiophile essentials ($249 to $2,699), including its noise-cancelling H3ANC earbuds, lightweight H7 leather headphones, A2 and BeoLit15 Bluetooth speakers, and their very mid-century modern-esque A9 music system.
Dig it? The brand's hosting a grand opening bash Monday, November 23rd from 5:30 to 9:30pm. Swing by for gratis drinks by House Beer (or non-alcoholic flavored H2O by Hint), live beats, and holiday-ready retail therapy.