A talented group of engineers and designers from the German tech firm Sennheiser have rebooted a two decade old line of headphones – Orpheus, at the time the $16,000 listening station with a tube amp and a pair of over-ear electrostatic headphones were touted as the best headphones made.
The original Orpheus from 1991
Sennheiser has spent the past decade developing the company’s latest luxury offering: the improved and completely redesigned Orpheus, a set of headphones completely free of distortion and structure-borne noise.
The design team meticulously selected all of the 6,000-plus components of the system, highlights of which include chrome-plated brass controls and quartz bulbs.
The sculptural core also provides a glass-enclosed nook for the headphones themselves, which feature genuine leather cups, gold-vaporized ceramic electrodes, and dynamic platinum-vaporized diaphragms—all of which assist in providing an unparalleled listening experience.
The company’s CEO, Andreas Sennheiser, said that the Orpheus “stands for the innovative capabilities of our company and the joint commitment of our workforce to the pursuit of perfect sound.”
The headphone system will be available starting next year for €50,000 (about $55,000USD)