Though we don’t have any technical specs on the size of the drivers, or the power behind these high-resolution audio headphones of Onkyo’s new Diamond Headphones, the product will by default be only available to a select few—for somewhere around $100,000. Onkyo’s marketing strategy for this high-end product is simply no marketing at all! So by not selling them to audiophiles all over they will be very cleverly creating themselves a high-end niche market that will make Onkyo Diamond Headphones an ultimate status symbol.
This benchmark does not seem a faulty estimation of the social prowess of the product at all; given the approximately 2,000 actual diamonds embedded on either side of it, measuring well over 20 carats with near colorless clarity. So it’s fair to say that the Onkyo Diamond Headphones will only be appearing on the heads of celebrities, famous musicians, and other ‘invited friends’ of Gibson.
The diamond motif continues on to the headphone’s 3.5-millimeter headphone jack and inline mic/remote with a heftier single diamond embedded on each one. Apart from all these diamonds, to distinguish the left and right sides of the headphones, Onkyo has incorporated a ring of red rubies around the right side ear cuff, with a ring of even more diamonds on the left.
Yet even with a $100,000 price tag, which can get even higher with requested customizations to each custom-made pair, these headphones do not include the wireless feature, which might be a major concern for its potential celebrity buyers who are always on the move.
Unfortunately many, including reviewers are disappointed that Onkyo has still not responded to their request for a review unit to determine the actual audio quality of the product and its capacities to determine its overall appeal and performance that would make the product enticing for the satisfaction and expectations of celebrity musicians and the likes.