Beats headphones are all about premium audio, but their product design tends to fall somewhere short of the luxury status to which the brand aspires. The company aims to right that discrepancy with the new "Executive" model, unveiled today, that replaces the bright white and red plastic of previous entries with black leather and polished metal.

Like everything Beats, the Executive headphones have a premium price to go with that look. They'll ship with a $399.95 MSRP. But if you're going to go all-in on a pair of Beats, it's nice to have a somewhat more elegant option to choose from.

[via Slash Gear]