Sennheiser Updates Its Mythical Orpheus HE90 Headphones
Designed 25 years ago, Sennheiser’s Orpheus HE90 is something of a mythical entity amongst audiophiles.
With 300 originally produced, and coming in at a hefty €16,000 price tag (which included personal valve amp), the HE90’s decadent presentation and crystal clear sound made it a product ripe for resissue. Well now, and a decade in the making, Seenheiser has unveiled its updated version of the HE90 and it is something of a wonder.
Coming in at a cool €50,000, the 2015 version builds on the originals electrostatic design while delivering a new signal processor, marble-clad design, and motorized housing unit. Though boasting additional luxuries, like a built in case for the headphones, oxygen free copper cabling and fine German leather, there are also there are numerous design improvements such as amps in the ear cups meant to avoid noise introduced by cabling, as well as eight DACs in total with a sampling rate of up to 384 kHz.
Source: The Verge