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Sennheiser is celebrating 70-years of making headphones in style with a new version of their legendary Orpheus headphones, which first launched in 1991 and cost a cool £10,000.

Since then, the company has been working on follow-up, which they unveiled yesterday and they’re quite unlike anything you’ll have seen or heard before.

Comprising of electrostatic headphones and a purpose-built valve amplifier to power them. When you fire up these bad boys, the valves and control knobs slowly reveal themselves from the Carrara marble, whilst the glass lid swivels open to reveal the headphones.

The Orpheus headphones have an incredibly wide frequency range, from 8Hz to more than 100KHz, which would require the hearing of a bat to fully appreciate it.

The stunning amplifier features eight internal DACS, which can handle high-resolution audio up to 32bit/384kHz (or 2.8/5.6MHz DSD signals).

All of this can be yours for a cool $50,000, or £35,000, and will be released mid-2016. Best get saving your pennies.



Andrew Rafter

Andrew Rafter is the editor and founder of Harder Blogger Faster.