First launched in 1991, the Orpheus headphones are now receiving a brand new version that comes with a series of impressive technological improvements and with ridiculously expensive price tag. Created by a German company named Sennheiser, these headphones cost $55,000, which is about the same price as a very decent car. Obviously, the product was aimed at audiophiles, but even the most passionate music fan might think twice before reaching for his wallet.
Sennheiser’s experts worked hard in order to create an irreproachable pair of headphones that feature an audio range from 8 Hz to more than 100 kHz. They are also electrostatic, as sound is produced with the help of a thin film that moves back and forth between two metal plates. Moreover, the materials used in the manufacturing process include Italian Carrara marble, platinum and silver, and these definitely have something to do with the enormous price tag.