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[BI/GZ/BB] The World's Most Expensive Headphones: $55,000 Sennheiser Orpheus CE Announced!

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http://gizmodo.com/sennheisers-built-probably-the-worlds-best-headphones-b-1740236171
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-11-03/new-sennheiser-orpheus-ce-best-headphone-and-amp-combo-
http://www.businessinsider.com/new-sennheiser-orpheus-headphones-cost-about-55000-2015-11
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One thing that hasn't changed is what Sennheiser wants these headphones to represent: the pinnacle of headphone technology and sound engineering, a no-expense-spared benchmark to measure all other audiophile headphones by. Sennheiser says its team has been working on the new Orpheus for "almost a decade," and each pair will be hand-crafted in Germany.

Starting with the amp, Sennheiser explains that it “combines the superior impulse processing of a tube amplifier with the low distortion of a transistor amplifier.” In practice, that means the amp features eight vacuum tubes that are freely suspended, atop a housing of thick Carrara marble. “The decoupling of the tubes in combination with the damping properties of the marble has the effect of reducing structure-borne noise to an absolute minimum,” explain the audio engineers in a press release.

That is all but insane, and it likely makes this set of headphones on the cleanest-sounding audio products ever made.

GENTLEMEN.

WELCOME TO END GAME. yessir.gif
Edited by frickfrock999 - 11/3/15 at 6:46am
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Had to be a frickfrock thread. Yep.
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Saving those kidneys.
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At least these are proper headphones.
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An acquaintance of mine has the HE90's. Went to a dinner party, got to use them...I don't really get the price justification but, the sound quality was amazing.

I do understand the argument of $1000 pair being very similar.

IDK, people try and tell me my Budda was a waste of money but, I can hear the E 10x as crisply from the Budda than I do my Marshals...
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for $55,000 If only there was a way to transmit the sound over the air waves.

Like some sort of wireless transmitter or something.
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Absolutely gorgeous.
   
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