Sennheiser HE 1060/heV 1060
Sennheiser has unveiled the successor to its legendary Orpheus headphones, the HE 1060/ HEV 1060, which will be available sometime this year.
The electrostatic headphone system combines to perfection the most innovative technology with carefully selected, luxuri- ous materials and highest quality craftsmanship. But all of this comes at a price—the high-end headphones, hand-crafted in Germany, will cost around €50,000.
“With the HE 1060 / HEV 1060, we once again push the boundaries and show that we can repeatedly set new bench- marks in excellence and with that shape the future of the audio world,” said Sennheiser CEO Daniel Sennheiser.
The HE 1060 / HEV 1060 surpasses every other headphone system in the world by offering the ultimate in reproduction precision, exceptional spatiality and a frequency response that extends far beyond the range of human hearing ability.
“It is able to deceive our senses in a completely unique way, creating the perfect illusion of being directly immersed in the sound,” explained Sennheiser.
Even the slightest nuances of the music become audible. Alongside star producer Steve Levine, Grammy award-winner Gregory Porter was one of the first to be invited to an exclu- sive listening trial. “When I record my own music, I always
try to convey my emotions. I don’t know how exactly, but these headphones really do succeed in getting those emotions across,” said the jazz musician, describing his listening experi- ence with the HE 1060/ HEV 1060.
The unique HE 1060 / HEV 1060 experience begins even before you start listening. When the system is inactive, the components are all retracted and the HE 1060 / HEV 1060 has the beauty of a sculpture. Gently pushing the on/off-volume control brings the sculpture to life: the control elements, each of which are crafted from a single piece of brass and then plated with chrome, slowly extend from the marble housing, before the vacuum tubes enclosed in quartz glass bulbs rise from the base and start to glow. Finally, a glass cover is raised, allowing the headphones with ear cups finished in genuine leather to be removed.