Posted on 12th September, 2017


When you’re the most well-known headphone manufacturer in the world it’s only fair you make a statement. The HE-1 is Sennheiser’s statement, and you can hear for yourself what $75,000 headphones sound like at this year's greatest festival of sound and music, the Melbourne International HiFi Show.

In 1991 they created the Orpheus, showcasing the very best they could do in the headphone world.

Today, they’ve taken everything they’ve learned since 1945, adopted the very finest materials and technology, and created a headphone system that transforms music from something you listen to, into something you live in.

Sennheiser HE-1’s striking design marries form to function. Its amplifier sits on a housing crafted from glass and a solid block of Carrara marble. This luxurious natural stone, the type made famous by Michelangelo’s Renaissance sculptures, lends beauty but also prevents structure-borne noise.

To create a visually stunning design, control dials are painstakingly crafted to the highest quality. Each dial is milled from a single piece of brass before being plated with chrome. This is music turned into an object.

Watch Sennheiser HE-1 gradually come to life with a touch, allowing a momentary pause to let the tubes of its amplifier reach the optimum temperature. Then put them on and travel into pure sound. To places you’ve never been.

With an audio range from 8 Hz to more than 100 kHz, and the lowest distortion ever measured in a sound reproduction system: 0.01% at 1 kHz, 100 dB SPL.

The International HiFi Show presents a very unique and rare opportunity to hear the Sennheiser HE-1 for yourself. Room 1202 will be transformed into the Sennheiser Suite for just three days in November where you can book in for your own personal HE-1 experience.

Sit back and become absorbed in the music and understand for yourself what $75,000 headphones sound like, and just why Sennheiser is at the forefront of headphone technology today.

Visit the Sennheiser Suite, Room 1202, at the Melbourne International HiFi Show, November 3rd-5th, 2017 at the Pullman Mercure Hotel, Queens Road, Albert Park.

For more information visit the Sennheiser brand page.

Tickets on sale now.

Originally published as Excellence Reshaped. Hear Sennheiser’s HE-1 $75,000 Headphones

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Marc Rushton

StereoNET’s Founder & Publisher and still buried deep in the review room auditioning everything from docks to soundbars, amplifiers and headphones. Marc is also the founder of the annual International HiFi Show.

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