Sennheiser Orpheus – Updated HE90 Headset Costs $55,000

 

Sennheiser Orpheus

It took Sennheiser 25 years to release an updated version of their legendary Orpheus HE90 and the wait is worth the technology that comes with it. Priced at a whopping $55,000 (first generation had a $16,000 price tag), it took Sennheiser almost 10 years to design and develop new Orpheus. Based on the same electrostatic design of the original, its new features include a high voltage amplifier integrated into the ear cups and an audio range from 8 kHz to over 100 kHz (lot more than 40 kHz of a dog’s hearing range).

Its gold-vaporized ceramic transducers and 99.9 % silver-plated OFC cables offer best conductivity. Other improvements include the lowest distortion ever measured in a sound reproduction system. I will leave you audiophiles to look deeper into other technical aspects of the new Orpheus.

Sennheiser Orpheus

 

A headset that costs $55,000 is bound to come wrapped in luxury. With Orpheus you get a built in case for the headphones, oxygen free copper cabling and fine German leather. Amplifier case deserves a story of its own written – crafted from a solid block of Carrara marble and glass, and fitted with chrome-plated control dials milled from a single piece of brass, it adds a lot to Orpheus’ striking appearance.

Make no plans to have this for Christmas. Release date is still a few months away, not even available for pre-order.

Sennheiser Orpheus

 

 

Source: Senneheiser