SUDIO is a Swedish lifestyle brand which makes elegant earphones that are claimed to offer studio quality sound for a third of what they would cost in stores.

A review set of their Klang earphones were mailed over to me all the way from Stockholm, Sweden. This arrived in the mail a few days ago:

Unboxing was a lot of fun, with each components packed neatly into individual boxes:

Sewn leather pouch to store the headphones

Sewn leather pouch to store the earphones

Close-up

Close-up

Back

Back

Took off the cover

Took off the cover

Close-up

Close-up

Button control

Button control

I have been using the earphones for the past few days and I grew to love them more with each day. The design is stylish and minimalist. Easy-to-use, beautiful, yet not too showy:

Love the simple, elegant design

Love the simple, elegant design

How much do you think they retail at?

The prices will be revealed at the end of this post. Be patient.

The Designer

Mats Wallsten is the designer behind Sudio. He was born on the Swedish island Lidingö in 1988. The family of Wallsten has a long tradition of designers and Mats started working for his father’s yacht design house at the age of six. Matt attended one of Scandinavia’s most prestigious design schools, the University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm and he believes that a product should be intuitive and ready to use at all time.

The Sudio Story

It all started a few years ago when Sudio’s funders were looking for earphones. The market consisted of black electronic products as well as street and hip hop products which didn’t fit their style. They wanted a stylish accessory, like a watch or a belt, a brand like Ralph Lauren within earphones. They decided to create the product they wanted to buy.

During the project, one of the founders was in New York and ran into Phil Collins on the street when he had problems with his earphones. As they were still in the prototype stage and didn’t even have a name, all he could say to Phil was “Trust me, I know the feeling”. From that bittersweet meeting they chose to name the company after his song “Sussudio”.

The company does everything from design, manufacturing and sales so that they can keep prices low. Currently, Sudio has two products, Klang (S$60) and Två (S$45), and you can learn more about them via the official website. Both are available in four colours – Brown, White, Black and Orange.

Två in four colours

Två in four colours

Klang in four colours

Klang in four colours

Klang works best for iPhone (3 buttons) and has one cord longer than the other for the stay-in-ear function whereas Två features one button only to fit all devices and with two long cords.

You can buy them directly from the online store with international shipping. 

Good news for Alvinology or Asia 361 readers! 

if you are intending to purchase Sudio earphones, quote ‘Alvinology15’ when ordering via the online store and get a 15% discount! 

Also, I am giving away a pair of Sudio earphones (you can choose either to get a set of Klang or Två if you are the winner)! 

To win, here’s what you need to do:

  1. Like Alvinology.com fan page and/or Asia361.com fan page on Facebook and/or Alvinology’s instagram account 
  2. Like Sudio fan page on Facebook and/or follow their instagram account
  3. Like & Share this post with the hashtags, #SudioForSG on Facebook and tag up to three friends. Make sure your post is public so I can find it!
  4. Leave me a blog comment on either Alvinology.com or Asia361.com (an affiliate site of Alvinology.com) to share on why you would want to win this contest.
  5. That’s it!

Winner will be selected by 30 April 2015 and contacted via email.