Sennheiser Orpheus 2 ($55,000) or Hifiman Shangri La ($50,000)?
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I've decided I'm crazy enough to drop around $50,000 on headphones. I trust head-fi as the best audiophile community out there, so I'll probably buy whichever of the two gets the most recommendations. I appreciate any input, especially if you've had a chance to listen to them. Thanks!
 
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I wouldn't buy either without listening to both first and honestly asking if they sounded $50,000 better to me than gear I already had.
 
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I wouldn't buy either without listening to both first and honestly asking if they sounded $50,000 better to me than gear I already had.
I understand what you mean. But, to me, having the best headphones out there is worth $50,000, even if they're only marginally better than cheaper headphones. I listen to music enough for it to be worth it to me... To know it's the best. It'll stop those nagging "upgrade thoughts" I always have and allow me to focus on the music.
 
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I would without a doubt get the Sennheiser.
HiFiMan will release a Shangri-La v2 in three months for only $80,000
 
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this thread should be in the high-end forum. that said, if you're looking for informed opinions and advice, then I doubt that you will find many folks who have first hand experience with both over there either.
 
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That made me laugh. You bring up a legitimate point too! Referring to their HIFIMAN HE1000 v2?
That,and really shady QC...I wouldnt ever spend 50k on headphones(even if I could) but if I were,it most def wouldnt be from HiFiMan
 
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i mean if you can afford them, take some time to demo them! drop an email to both companies and they might make an arrangement for you :) cheers and i hope you get what you want
 
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Like others have said you need to listen to them. You don’t wanna drop money like that because of what someone else thought of them. They could have a completely different opinion on how something should Sound or a preference for a sound signature you don’t find ideal.
 
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Price doesn't dictate what is the best headphones. A $50,000 headphones might sound like crap to some, while a $1000 might sound better to them. I'd suggest trying them first with other headphones within the sane price range before committing to it without thinking that SQ = $$$ > $$ > $
 
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Damn, I would at least start out with STAX SR-009(~ $6k for headphones and amp) before dropping the bigger money(SR-009 is big money already). I always look up to SR-009 as my destiny. LOL.

Curious if the Hifiman can surpass the SR-009.
 
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Orpheus 2!
PS: Is that even a question?

PS2: KGSSHV CARBON DHT, METRUM ADAGIO, STAX SR-007 MK1 (70XXX) for another glorious sounding system :)
 
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