March 16th, 2017
Sennheiser Orpheus is a luxury set of headphones launched for the first time in 1990 by the German audio manufacturer Sennheiser. At an estimated cost of 15,000 $ the very first model of Sennheiser Orpheus was everything but ordinary: with a classic design and a lush refurbish they caught everyone’s attention. Owning a pair of Sennheiser Orpheus was a long term investment and also a reason of pride at that time similar to owning a Ferrari – The sound was absolutely amazing.
Carefully designed and the high attention to detail combined with high quality materials such as wood, glass and metal made the Sennheiser Orpheus to be very appreciated even if they had a strange tube amplifier. Nearly 25 years later the Germans have done it again by launching a new version of the Sennheiser Orpheus which has a staggering price tag of 55,000 $. Each pair is totally hand crafted in Germany in order to maintain the same quality for all products, and for such a huge price Sennheiser Orpheus delivers the best in everything. There is no other sound like it, and there is nothing in this world to compare it with. The brand’s motto is to represent the highest standards in technology and sound engineering ever to be achieved by a man’s work and this is why they create masterpieces and not simple objects.
It is a blessing just to admire this creation while it sits in your living room and emanates beauty, purity, simplicity and refinement, characteristics which symbolize luxury. When the user turns on the 55,000 $ Sennheiser Orpheus the sleeping beauty is awaken by 8 crystal tubes which rise up on the Carrara Marble pedestal while simultaneously 4 command buttons slide towards the user. After this process, the lavish black cover opens to reveal the well preserved headphones which remind us of the first Sennheiser Orpheus. Sennheiser turned out to be a highly respected brand in Asia due to music celebrities such as Iraj Weerartne, Charice or Rynn Lim but also to a continuous support of the brand in musical talent acquisitions, radio or television. Sennheiser Orpheus has already had a major success among rich people who can afford such a treat and it is also going to be desired by many Asian rich people who develop a refined taste for art and music.