These are Sennheiser’s R700,000 headphones

Sennheiser has unveiled its latest pair of high-performance headphones – called Orpheus.

The headphones, which will retail for $50,000 (R700,000), are based on the company’s 1991 headset of the same name.

The latest model includes a new signal processor, marble-clad design, oxygen-free copper cabling, and German leather.

Amps are built into the ear cups to avoid noise introduced by cabling, while design improvements include eight DACs with a sampling rate of up to 384kHz.

The frequency response is from 8Hz to over 100KHz.

Update: Ars Technica has reported that the headphones do not cost $50,000, but rather $55,000. This works out to just under R768,000.

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