Sennheiser's New Orpheus Headphones Cost a Cool $55,000 USD

How much are you willing to sacrifice for your music?

By
Tech
12,151 Hypes 0 Comments

Designed 25 years ago and limited to 300 units, the Sennheiser Orpheus HE90 headphones are the holy grail of the audiophile world, and cost a whopping $16,000 USD at the time. Now, Sennheiser has managed to one-up itself with new Orpheus headphones in both quality, performance and price, with the new headset costing an eye-watering $55,000 USD. Developed over the past decade, the Orpheus improves upon its predecessor’s electrostatic design with a new signal processor, a case hewn from a solid block of Carrara marble, and motorized knobs and dials that only appear when you turn it on. A pair of Cool Class A MOSFET amps have also been built into the ear cups to eliminate the reactance of the cable and deliver a dynamic range of 8 Hz to more than 100 kHz, as well as the lowest distortion ever measured in a sound reproduction system. Available next year, be ready to shell out the equivalent of a family wagon for this next-level audio experience.

Read Full Article

Join Our Discussions on Discord

The HYPEBEAST Discord Server is a community where conversations on cultural topics can be taken further.

100 Users Online

What to Read Next

American Eagle Outfitters Looks to Grow Up
Fashion

American Eagle Outfitters Looks to Grow Up

The struggling retailer is acquiring Todd Snyder in hopes of a more mature look.

sacai x Nike Dunk Lux 2015 Winter Pack
Footwear

sacai x Nike Dunk Lux 2015 Winter Pack

The second collaboration between the two sees another footwear collection.

Skepta & Boy Better Know Release US Tour Zine
Music 

Skepta & Boy Better Know Release US Tour Zine

Including onstage and behind-the-scenes photos.


How Olivier Rousteing Made Balmain Cool Again
Fashion

How Olivier Rousteing Made Balmain Cool Again

“It was pretty fancy, and I wanted to talk about dick, and Rosie was the only other person who wanted to talk about dick.”

The 'Warcraft' Teaser Trailer Starring Ben Foster and Travis Fimmel Is Here
Entertainment

The 'Warcraft' Teaser Trailer Starring Ben Foster and Travis Fimmel Is Here

Humans vs. Orcs.

Read 50 Cent's Letter to His Younger Self
Music 

Read 50 Cent's Letter to His Younger Self

“I felt I had to do whatever it took to get by.”

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Help us serve you better

We appreciate your support in allowing HYPEBEAST ads, where we can share contents from the latest fashion, to those culturally relevant. In adding HYPEBEAST to your ad blocker's whitelist, ads on our sites will show while you continue to browse.

Help Support Us

We need ads to keep the lights on and to continue providing free news to our readers. We’d appreciate your support by whitelisting HYPEBEAST on your ad blocker. That way you can keep reading all the great stories for free.

If you have already whitelisted us, simply refresh this page. To find out how to whitelist us, click the button below.

Back

Add Us to Whitelist

We appreciate your support in allowing HYPEBEAST ads. Most ad blockers have similar whitelisting steps and settings. If you need assistance, please contact us.

Adblock Plus

  1. Click on the red ABP icon in the upper right corner of your browser.
  2. Click “Enabled on this site” to disable ad blocking for the current site. In Firefox click “disable on HYPEBEAST”.
  3. Refresh the HYPEBEAST page that you were viewing.

Adblock

  1. Click the AdBlock hand icon.
  2. Click “Don’t run on pages on this domain”.
  3. A new “Don’t run AdBlock on…” dialog may be displayed in the middle of the screen.
  4. Move the “Site” slider to the right. After that, click “Exclude”.
  5. Refresh the HYPEBEAST page that you were viewing.

uBlock

  1. Click the uBlock icon.
  2. Click the large blue “power” button in the menu that appears to whitelist the current website.
  3. Reload the HYPEBEAST page that you were viewing.

Firefox Browser

Firefox Tracking Protection may activate our whitelist notice, which can be disabled temporarily for a browsing session by clicking the shield icon in the URL bar and following the instructions.

Disconnect

  1. Click the Disconnect icon.
  2. Click “Whitelist site”.
  3. Refresh the HYPEBEAST page that you were viewing.