If you've got more money than you know what to do with then you're going to want to check out the new Orpheus headphones from Sennheiser which carry a MSRP of $55,000. A couple years ago Sennheiser started a mission to create "the best headphones ever" and the Orpheus headphones are the result. The science behind these headphones is all there but I'm assuming the price tag will obviously hinder sales. ArsTechnica takes a look at the annoucement from Sennheiser.
How much would you pay for a good pair of headphones? $50? $200? How about $55,000? Sennheiser, purveyor of all things high-end audio, has released an update to its legendary Orpheus headphones, which combine an electrostatic set of cans with a valve pre-amp clad in solid marble. The company claims this results in an 8Hz to 100KHz frequency response—far beyond what human ears are capable of hearing. As such, the price for these new cans is pegged at $55,000 (probably £40,000 or more in the UK).