Listen Up

Young entrepreneurs love their tunes, and nothing says “Hey, I’m an ultra-successful Whiz Kid” like one of the world’s most expensive listening devices
Words by Sandy Lindsey | September 30, 2019 | Luxury

The $50,000 Sennheiser HE 1 Headphones have been called “nothing short of a marvel of modern engineering.” They’re built of over 6,000 — yes, 6,000+ — rocking components including ceramic electrodes of vaporized gold, quartz glass vacuum tubes and a posh marble stand. It’s a whole new way of listening that took the company around a decade to create. The bodacious result is “a frequency response that extends beyond the range of human hearing and the lowest total harmonic distortion that has ever been measured in an audio reproduction system.” Sounds incredible;