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Definitely trolling audiophiles.

There are other "best of the best" in other markets.

I'm thinking of TVs in particular. Even the latest and greatest 80+ inch TV is only around $25,000 for a few month before basically dropping 10k.

I don't see LG charging $55,000 for their OLED...

There is big difference. This type of headphone will never come down to affordable prices in the next 20 years unlike the TV.
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Definitely trolling audiophiles.

There are other "best of the best" in other markets.

I'm thinking of TVs in particular. Even the latest and greatest 80+ inch TV is only around $25,000 for a few month before basically dropping 10k.

I don't see LG charging $55,000 for their OLED...

There is big difference. This type of headphone will never come down to affordable prices in the next 20 years unlike the TV.

There were some articles recently about Sharp's $133K TV with an 8K resolution at 85", such as this:
http://www.cnbc.com/2015/09/16/sharp-is-selling-the-worlds-first-8k-tv-for-133k.html

Also it should be pointed out that if "this type of headphone" is meant in a technical sense, it is an electrostatic model, and this technology in full-size headphones has been available for years under $1K, albeit not by Sennheiser.


The Sennheiser Orpheus HE90/HEV90 system cost $13K or so in 1991 (I'm seeing $16K cited somewhere, but maybe that's with some market, or maybe $13K was street; that $13K is $23K in today's dollars), for reference. So this new set is somewhat over double the price of the old one.
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Meh pocket change.
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There is big difference. This type of headphone will never come down to affordable prices in the next 20 years unlike the TV.

Because the market for TV's is vastly larger than the one for expensive headphones. Im willing to bet the most commonly used headphones are the earbuds that come with iphones and samsung phones.
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There were some articles recently about Sharp's $133K TV with an 8K resolution at 85", such as this:
http://www.cnbc.com/2015/09/16/sharp-is-selling-the-worlds-first-8k-tv-for-133k.html

Also it should be pointed out that if "this type of headphone" is meant in a technical sense, it is an electrostatic model, and this technology in full-size headphones has been available for years under $1K, albeit not by Sennheiser.


The Sennheiser Orpheus HE90/HEV90 system cost $13K or so in 1991 (I'm seeing $16K cited somewhere, but maybe that's with some market, or maybe $13K was street; that $13K is $23K in today's dollars), for reference. So this new set is somewhat over double the price of the old one.

At lest you can use these headphones now unlike 8K sharp.
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Seriously though, if I were a millionaire, I would be all OVER these.....

A trust fund millionaire, maybe. People who make fortunes don't make purchasing decisions like this.

That said, I'm curious to try them out... but the price is a little rolleyes.gif
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Definitely trolling audiophiles.
To put these in perspective, I could either pay for these headphones OR cover my mortgage for almost 2.5 years.

My wife and I owe about 4 1/2 pairs worth of these headphones on our mortgage and have financed that out over 25 years. I can't think of any games I want to play enough that they'd be worth a 980ti/Titan x 3 setup and I can'r think of any songs that'd be worth $54,700 more than my D2K's...
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My wife and I owe about 4 1/2 pairs worth of these headphones on our mortgage and have financed that out over 25 years. I can't think of any games I want to play enough that they'd be worth a 980ti/Titan x 3 setup and I can'r think of any songs that'd be worth $54,700 more than my D2K's...

I think thats the main thing. What songs are worth that much lol.
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Because the market for TV's is vastly larger than the one for expensive headphones. Im willing to bet the most commonly used headphones are the earbuds that come with iphones and samsung phones.

This is true. In general people care vastly more over what the can see than for what they can hear. I doubt that 133k TV will be used with a hifi system worth that amount.
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