3 Oct 2013

Beyerdynamic design competition

In the world’s first crowdsourcing design competition for headphones, beyerdynamic lets consumers get involved — and gives the web-community the vote. Since September 6, anyone can design an individual version of the CUSTOM ONE PRO model and officially enter it in the competition. Users can also give their design a name and explain, how they came up with the design.

“Thanks to our intuitive configurator, anyone can create a cool design within 5 minutes.” says Thomas Halbgewachs, Consumer Business Unit Manager at beyerdynamic. And the web-community seems to like the competition. After 3 weeks, almost 3.000 designs have already been uploaded by users around the world, “Cat Killer,” “Beyer Monkey,” “Broken Heart” and “The Seaman” are just four examples.

But beyerdynamic doesn’t judge the proposals. It is solely up to the web-community to decide which design will make its way from the virtual world to the ears of music fans. At the end of 2013, beyerdynamic will start selling the CUSTOM ONE PRO model with the winning design as a special edition. The designer of the winning headphones will win 1,000 Euros and a pair of his or her headphones.

Designs can still be uploaded until October 18. Votes will be counted until November 1.

Visit to participate or vote for headphone designs.


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