Sennheiser HE 1 comes incorporating a completely new amplifier concept that is claimed to be using new technology for delivering perfect high-end audio experience
Sennheiser is known for making extraordinary audio devices and now the company has developed the costliest headphone of the world. Dubbed as Sennheiser HE 1, the premium headphone is available in India at a whopping price tag of Rs. 45 lakh. Well, that’s more than the price of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class luxury sedan in India.
If you are thinking this is absurd, you must know that in 1991 Sennheiser built the legendary Orpheus headphone that was touted as the best headphone of its time, and it was priced at $55,000, equivalent to around Rs. 35.33 lakh. Interestingly, the HE 1 comes as the replacement of the Orpheus and the latest model appears more premium.
So, what makes this headphone such pricey? The German audio giant claims that this headphone comes incorporating an completely new amplifier concept that combines the superior impulse processing of a tube amplifier with low distortion or transistor amplifier and this way it becomes capable of delivering perfect high-end audio experience. The company says that with this headphone Sennheiser has set a new benchmark in the world of audio devices.
The HE 1 comes sporting a total of 8 vacuum tubes, which process the incoming audio signal refining at every step. Also, to overcome the challenge of the noise in the air, the amplifier housing is built from granular Carrara marble and freely suspended with the amplifier itself. This way, the headphone becomes able to reduce the structure noise to absolute minimum.
Also, to enhance the audio quality Sennheiser has used gold vaporized ceramic electrodes in its HE 1 premium headphone. The design has been able to minimize the distance between the amplifier and the diaphragm to less than one centimeter and this way it requires less power for charge reversal, needing only 5 Volt. Sennheiser claims that this headphone and its technology will bring a revolution in the audio equipment world.