Nick Jonas Launches a Collection of Headphones with Altec Lansing—and We're Already Obsessed
Nick Jonas has officially created a cooler way for you to listen to his music. The singer—who dropped his new album, Last Year Was Complicated, last week—just teamed up with audio brand Altec Lansing to design a brand-new collection of headphones, earphones, and speakers to debut this fall.
Featuring noise-canceling and Bluetooth capabilities as well as wireless and waterproof styles, the line offers the ultimate listening experience for Jonas fans around the globe. Available in black and white with various options of metallic accents (choose from black, silver, champagne, or rose gold), the designs are neutral and versatile enough to rock for any occasion—and they’re guaranteed to make all your friends “jealous” once they become available.
In fact, the collection is so new that even Jonas hasn’t been able to score a pair, he told InStyle Wednesday night while celebrating the launch of the collection at Up & Down in New York City. “I don’t have them myself yet, so I need to get them!” said the star, who was sipping on tequila with grapefruit juice and club soda (“It’s my pace drink when I need to last the whole night,” he said).
As for the headphones and speakers on display throughout the launch event? “They’re brand new—these are the prototypes,” he said. “But I’m sure once they’re all ready to go, I’ll be hooked up. At least, I better be!”
Since day one, the entire collaboration has been all about timing for Jonas. “I was really eager to expand my creative outlets beyond just music and acting,” he told InStyle. “Altec Lansing was initially brought to my attention because someone brought one of the speakers to my house and played some music on it, and I thought it sounded incredible.” The first song he listened to on the speakers? “It was a new song—well, it’s not new anymore, now that the record came out, but it’s called ‘Good Girls,’” he said. “It hadn’t been released at the time, and I had just gone back in the studio to record it, so I listened to it and heard everything that I heard in the studio, which is rare. It was this incredible quality.”
After that, Jonas knew he wanted to join forces with the brand. “I took a meeting with them, and we talked about working together and what that would look like,” he said. “We worked to make sure that I would be able to have creative control and build something that really represented where I’m at in this stage of my life and career. They were on board with that, and we started working together.”
For more about the upcoming collection, visit justlisten2nickjonas.com.