DO YOU HEAR WHAT I HEAR?
At $86,000, the Sennheiser HE 1 is hailed as the world’s most expensive headphones. But top dollar gets you premium quality, and that’s what you get with the HE 1. For starters, the ear cups are machined from solid aluminum, with the ear pads handcrafted in leather and lined with an allergen-free velour/microfibre. Then there’s the built-in amplifier; sitting on a gorgeous block of Carrara marble – the same stone with which Renaissance artist Michelangelo produced his sculptures – it has eight vacuum glass tubes that help cut both structure- and air-borne noise to prevent sound distortion. Meanwhile, chrome-plated brass control dials extend its stylish sensibilities, while the Cool Class A MOS-FET high-voltage amplifier in the ear cups, which gives a cleaner, finer sound, makes your favourite tracks even more delightful.