In 1991, Sennheiser gave its engineers a mission: make the best headphones possible, never mind the price. They came up with the Orpheus — limited to 300 pairs and deemed the world’s best. Today, the German brand’s done the unthinkable: they’ve recreated the Orpheus — redubbed the HE 1 — with an infinitely clearer sound.
Building on its predecessor’s electrostatic technology, this headset was handcrafted from over 6,000 components, including motorized vacuum tubes, a new hybrid amplification system, and a chassis cut from Italian Carrara marble. With an audio range from 8 Hz to over 100 kHz and the lowest distortion ever measured in a sound-reproduction system, the HE 1 will make you hear details in OK Computer you’ve never heard before — even if you know it front to back.