Boasted as the best headphones in the world, Sennheiser’s Orpheus are eye-watering good and expensive, and meant to both provide an out-of-this-world experience, as well as emptying your pockets.
- Sennheiser were responsible for HE90, a $16,000 headphones that were deemed the best in the 90s
- The company will launch Orpheus, headphones with gold and platinum vaporized components, as well as marble
- This will cost a whopping $55,000 (€50,000)
- Sennheiser Orpheus will be released at some point mid-2016
The audio company, Sennheiser, have already made a name for themselves. The audio aficionados released the HE90 headphones back in 1991, and were deemed as the best around. However, they cost $16,000 and only 300 of them were ever made. They boasted clear sound and the highest quality possible. The competition was high, yet it beat them all.
There are more options today, and it’s rather clear that there are more players on the board. However, once again, Sennheiser promises to leave them eating dust. The German company announced that they will release their newest set of high-end, high-tech, and high-performing headphones next year, called Orpheus.
While audio enthusiasts might be excited of this new opportunity to test out some excellent new gear, it does come with a blatant warning to your bank account. One pair of Sennheiser’s Orpheus headphones will set you back $55,000 (€50,000). So, it remains to be seen if it will be worth the incredibly high price.
However, the company does promise exceptional performance, to work and provide high quality like no other. In fact, ahead of its release, Sennheiser is confident that they are the “best headphones in the world”. Some suggest that, for that price, they certainly should be.
The headphones are essentially a piece of masterful craftsmanship. It took 10 years to develop and find just the right components to create this excellent technology. The company used a whopping number of 6,000 components for just one of them. This includes gold-vaporized ceramic electrodes, platinum-vaporized diaphragms, and Carrara marble. That’s the same kind of Italian material Michelangelo used.
The exceptionally costly fabric and numerous components are set to not only provide better quality than human senses are capable of. In fact, there are 8 digital-to-analog converters, which will result in the best sound even from low-quality music. It will offer the ultimate experience, a flawless “reproduction precision, exceptional spatiality” and a response that exceeds human capabilities.
According to Daniel Sennheiser, the headphones will create the “perfect illusion of being directly immersed in the sound”. Users will be encompassed in another world, and will feel the full power of emotions music will attempt to express.
The company has stated that they will be producing only 250 units per year, so audiophiles need to be ready to act quickly and prepare their bank accounts for this costly device.