Who would someone use the Sennheiser Orpheus?
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Of course, when I first learned about the Sennheiser Orpheus and the $15,000 price tag I was blown away. I have to wonder, who would use these!?! Are they really THAT good to be worth $15,000? Please realize that I'm still a noob to headphones
I'm just curious as to who would need $15,000 headphones and why they are so special.
 
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You can find Orpheus impressions on these boards via a search. Some folks feel it is the best available headphone sound...if you HAVE to have the best and you have the dough, why not?
 
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I'd definitely use one if I don't get the chance. E.g. someone gave it to me as birthday gift
 
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Someone who values listening to their music collection and can appreciate the advantages that it has over other headphones (and yes, someone who can put up with its disadvantages :wink:

Unfortunately, the best things in life are not always free.


I don't get anywhere near as much time as I'd like to listen to music - hence why I became interested in headphones as they allowed me to stay up late and not bother anyone.

Time is the most valuable thing that we own - and so when I spend my time listening to music, then I want to get as much value for money in the experience as I can get. The cost of the electronics pales into insignificance compared to the cost in time.

Well, in my opinion anyway :wink:
--Jatinder
 
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One of our esteemed members, Tuberoller, is a former Orpheus Owner (note: Anyone who owns or owned an Orpheus deserves to have the acknowledgement in caps). However circumstances...........well, check out his "custom title."
 
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Sadly the mighty Orpheus is trapped in the castle of the evil younger brother.It is perched atop a marble column where it can only been seen and never heard.It awaits for the day when it's master(me) will free it with the kiss of true love(or a suitably sized check).Since the time that it was banished from the humble dwelling of Sir Tuberoller by Lady Tuberoller, (due to the diabolical plot successfully carried out by evil,rich,single,******* younger brother),the Orpheus has languished in captivity.Such is the tale of the Orpheus.The ending to come later...............



In reality I get to listen to it once in a great while and my brother will most likely bring it if we can ever get a Chicago meeting organized.If you ever meet me and see me driving around in my $500.00 car you would never believe me.Come to my house and you'll quickly get the picture,I'm a freak.One day I'll,hopefully, be reunited with the Orpheus and this story will have a happy ending.
 
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Quote:

Originally posted by Tuberoller
I'm a freak.


Hey, I can relate. I drive a POS car, live in a basement where the rent is cheap, and the drive to work is long, but if I sold all my audio gear and CD's, I coulda had the Orpheus several times over. It's just a matter of priorities. Mine is music.

I guess my point is, you're not a freak from where I stand.

And in answer to the original question, "...because they can." Wouldn't you? I've heard one, I didn't think it was the best headphone and amp setup I've ever heard for everything -- but I still want one. Pure euphony.
 
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