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post #16 of 224
very good condition. i would love to get an HE90 but i'm too scared to buy one.
post #17 of 224
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Originally Posted by vcoheda View Post
very good condition. i would love to get an HE90 but i'm too scared to buy one.
Scared about what aspect?
post #18 of 224
spending that much money on one item.
post #19 of 224
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Originally Posted by vcoheda View Post
spending that much money on one item.
relax! it's two items
post #20 of 224
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Originally Posted by El_Doug View Post
relax! it's two items
Three, if you count the DAC.

If you really think about it, it's actually a bargain!
post #21 of 224
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Originally Posted by vcoheda View Post
very good condition. i would love to get an HE90 but i'm too scared to buy one.
Then buy the HEV90 as well. If two units make it less scary that is..
post #22 of 224
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Originally Posted by wavoman View Post
I listen to my Orpheus almost every night, usually choosing one SACD, often classical.

Within five minutes you are in another world. There is nothing like this IMHO, not speakers (I have maggies), not Stax (I have 007a with Spritzer mod) ... it is like hypnosis. Euphonics is the correct term, as others have posted.

Violin concertos so searing they bring tears to my eyes. Opera so intense I shiver.

I listen with the lights off, the little l.e.d.'s on various pieces of equipment sparkle like stars in the sky.

This has been a very tense year. Without Orpheus I would be a drunk or druggie; it is my escape from reality.

When I bought the thing, my wife told me I could no longer buy a new car. Ever. She means it, and she controls the checkbook. My 2002 Toyota drops plastic pieces all over the road, is beat to hell, and very few of its systems work as intended. But I drive it with a smile.
True indeed. I feel the exact same way with mine, though I have no time to really enjoy mine as much as I should due to work schedule.
post #23 of 224
I heard that Sennheiser was developing other high end headphones other than HD800 but don't quote me on that.
post #24 of 224
We wont...

Audio-Omega said:-

I heard that Sennheiser was developing other high end headphones other than HD800 but don't quote me on that..

But I will.
I thought it would be normal policy for all the top headphone manufacturers to try pushing the envelope in R&D and sell the results at strategic intervals to keep us audio addicts as avid consumers.
It's just that some manufacturers push the envelope harder than others.
And some (Sennheiser, raise your hand here....) want to fill every niche in the market with about five different products - and then invent new niches to do the same to.
You just gotta love this shameful profligacy.
post #25 of 224
The eBay kit is now at $12,800 plus $200 for shipping, and you get $200 eBay bucks back if you are in that program.

This is the final day.
post #26 of 224
it's at almost 18k.
post #27 of 224

Final price

$20,700 plus $200 shipping.
post #28 of 224
damn!
post #29 of 224
now we will see more sets on ebay or elsewhere. that price is out there.
post #30 of 224
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Originally Posted by Zanth View Post
This hobby is summed up right there. It's about the joy and passion of listening to music...

Amen Zanth. Amen.
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