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The World’s Most Expensive Headphones

We’re gadget lovers and nothing gets us more hot under the collar than a new launch. Add to that an exclusive record-breaking tech launch and we are literally besides ourselves with anticipation in getting our mitts on the latest innovation.

Sennheiser, the German audio specialist recently announced the successor to the legendary Orpheus, the HE 1060/HEV 1060.

Doesn’t mean much to you? It’s about to.

These are easily, without a doubt, the best headphones in the world offering those with deep pockets an unprecedented audio experience.

The electrostatic headphone system combines perfectly with the most innovative technology to date all encased in luxurious materials boasting high quality craftsmanship.

These headphones have however, a price point as high as their quality, available from 2016 onwards, they will set you back approximately € 50,000 which translates to a whopping AED195,513.

So what do you get for your dirham?

Well for starters, the sound is so brilliant you could easily be in a concert hall, the acoustics of these beauties surpass anything you will have heard before paying testament to Sennheiser’s visionary objective.

This unique sound experience is based unpon technical excellence, exceeding any other headphone system in the world by offering the ultimate in reproduction precision, exceptional spatiality and a frequency response that extends beyond the range of human hearing ability, in short, it deceives your senses submerging the wearer into being directly immersed in the sound so that even the slightest of nuances of the music become audible.

These headphones have been nearly a decade in the making and the innovative amplifier they possess combines the advantages of a tube amplifier with those of a transistor amplifier.

In fact, these headphones offer an experience even before you start listening. When the system is inactive the components are all retracted and the HE 1060 / HEV 1060 has the serene beauty of a sculpture. Gently pushing the on/off-volume control brings the sculpture to life: the control elements, each of which are crafted from a single piece of brass and then plated with chrome, slowly extend from the marble housing, before the vacuum tubes enclosed in quartz glass bulbs rise from the base and start to glow. Finally, a glass cover is raised, allowing the headphones with ear cups finished in genuine leather to be removed.

The selection of all materials consequently supports the acoustic excellence of this milestone product.  Each of the more than 6,000 components was meticulously chosen. To ensure an outstanding acoustic performance, the audio specialist used exclusive components such as gold-vaporized ceramic electrodes and platinum-vaporized diaphragms. The marble that Sennheiser chose for the amplifier housing comes from Carrara in Italy and is the same type of marble that Michelangelo used to create his sculptures.

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