Gift idea: New headphones–that cost $80,000!

If I’m going to spend $500 on a pair of headphones, they gotta sound pretty good. But what do you get with a set of cans that sell for $80,000.

No idea. But they gotta be pretty bloody good.

These are the Sennheiser HE1s. Here are some stats:

  • They come in a box which sits on a block of marble sourced from the same Italian quarry where Michelangelo got his rock for his David.
  • The ‘phones are powered by its own tube amplifier.
  • When you turn things on, they’re an elaborate “opening ceremony” with the box that has to run its course before you put them one. Watch.
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This reviewer says they sound pretty good. I’ll take a pair. Anyone else?

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

2 thoughts on “Gift idea: New headphones–that cost $80,000!

  • December 10, 2019 at 8:24 am
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    Yeah hang on, I’ll just call the bank…
    So when you get this setup home, will you find $78k in cash taped to the bottom?🙄

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