I’m one of the first people in the world to listen to Sennheiser’s new $55,000 Orpheus headphone system. The new hardware’s 20 years in the making. Real, real serious shit. I’m trying hard to concentrate on the music–trying to give this crazy thing the severe attention I think it deserves. But I keep laughing my ass…
In the ‘90s, Sennheiser asked it engineers to make the best headphones ever and the result was 300 sets of the legendary Orpheus, each pair of which sold for $16,000. Now, Sennheiser has created an ever better-sounding successor to those luxurious cans—but they’ll set you back $55,000.
I love Sennheiser’s very expensive, very handsome wireless headphones. But, unfortunately, I can’t use my Sennheiser Momentum Wireless headset unless I plug in a cord. This is a big problem for wireless headphones—big enough that the company has now stopped shipping the product.
I've fallen in love with the Momentum headphones Sennheiser launched a few years ago. They're my gotos: The cans that sit on my desk everyday. Usually, I don't care that somebody made existing headphones wireless or that they managed to make them noise canceling. Bluetooth? Yawn. Noise canceling? Whatevs. But I'm…
When art museums first became a thing, in the 19th century, they were the aristocracy's idea of intellectual charity: A chance for the hoi polloi to catch a thin whiff of true civilization. They couldn't have imagined a fine art museum spending $2 million on a show about a pop star who grew up in a completely average…
Storied headphone brand Sennheiser has spent the last few years trying to evolve its design to capitalize on the huge market created by the Beats By Dre juggernaut. The company's new Urbanite headphones are its most direct shot yet.
For decades, German audio company Sennheiser has made some of the best headphones you can buy, regardless of whether you're trying to keep it thrifty or splurge. In recent years, though, the legacy brand has had to adapt its technology to an era when how consumers listen to music has radically changed.
Headphones are part of daily life at train stations, an urban necessity used by commuters to drown out the flurry of action around them. But the other night at Union Station in Los Angeles, as I watched a woman crawl across the top of an information booth while a man's voice from another room whispered in my ear, the…
Sennheiser is usually known for high-end audio quality and rather clunky design. That changed, a little, with its Momentum headphones—but now the act is smartened up even further with these colorful cans.
In the early '90s, Sennheiser gave its engineers a mission: make the best headphones ever, irrespective of price. They came up with the Orpheus HE90. Only 300 were made. They initially sold for $16,000. Today they sell phone upwards of $30,000 on eBay.
Changes in a speaker's audio quality might not be quite as noticeable as a big jump in a screen's pixel density, but the sound of a movie can have a much bigger effect on how you experience it. In short, good audio ain't just for audiophiles. Here's the sound technology that changed the aural universe this year.
Back in April, the Sennheiser PMX 680i headphones became our pick for the Best Headphones for Running. We just got our ears on Sennheiser's 2013 models, the PMX 685i, and, oh my. They're a small evolutionary step, but a little evolution goes a long way.
The technology driving wireless headphones has not yet reached its full potential. But over the past few years, Bluetooth has advanced to a point that less than $500 can buy a pair of headphones with decent audio and respectable battery life. We rounded up four pairs and let 'em duke it out to see if any pair has the…
Holy crap, say hello to the Sennheiser IE 800 in-ear headphones. We haven't listened to them yet, but just reading about the crazy engineering behind these baby bits is making our pulse quicken.
Sennheiser consistently produces excellent audio gear. But it doesn't always look the best. With their latest addition, the Momentum headphones, the company joins the ranks of companies like Aiaiai, Bowers & Wilkins, and Harman Kardon, who have take an very style-conscious approach to their headphones.
The right music doesn't soothe the savage beast, it makes the beast more savage. When you're going for a long run, that's exactly what you want. The pulse of thumping beats can make you feel superhuman. It certainly beats the sound of your own labored breathing.
The Sennheiser HD 700s are open-backed audiophile headphones, which—you guessed it—aren't cheap. But if the company's legendary, top-of-the-line HD 800s were always in your sights but out of reach, the HD 700s might be exactly what you're looking for.
Just because you don't want to spend thousands of dollars on audio equipment (and as many hours configuring it) doesn't mean you can't enjoy quality audio. In the case of headphones, a single c-note can reap rewards.
Think you got a good deal on those Beats by Dre? Might've. Or maybe you paid too much for a knockoff. Thanks to easily accessed suckers like you, business in the world of phony high-end audio has never been better.