New Sennheiser Headsets Promise Audiophile Quality At An Audiophile Price

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TokyoRevelation

I'm not interested until Sennheiser develops/releases an update to the MX W1 totally wireless earbuds.

Why haven't audio companies started marketing this product? It's the logical extension of what many people are seeking in the market today...nobody really wants wires anymore.

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tekknyne

If you pay $1000 for headphones, you're not an audiophile, you're a fool.

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compro01

These aren't for audiophiles.  These are reference-grade headphones, intended for professional use by sound engineers and similar.

 

I'm sure audiophiles with money to burn would love these too, but they're not the primary market.

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Danthrax66

They kind of are the target. Audiophiles pay more than sound engineers...

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praetor_alpha

No, if you pay $1000 for an HDMI cable, you are a fool.

Sennheiser has decades of engineering experience building headphones. The HD 280 pros that I bought 2 years ago are hands down the best headphones I've ever had or used (both comfortable and sound great).

From your comment, you don't seem to know any audiophiles. A hardcore audiophile has invested thousands of dollars on equipment and music. $1000 is barely a drop in the bucket.

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poee

Philistines...

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Trekker1091

I agree completely.  What dumb*** is going to pay $1,000 for a headset, save the rich company exec who makes 1M a year or more salary?  Thank god I'm only a gamer and am looking at turtle beach for my next headset, at least they're cheaper!

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Danthrax66

Someone that wants the best there are a lot more expensive headphones than that. Turtle beach is garbage for gaming. http://www.head-fi.org/t/534479/mad-lust-envy-aka-shin-czs-guide-to-headphone-gaming-particularly-with-dolby-headphone check that out if you want recommendations on a headset to buy. And by your logic a Ferari isn't worth the money either, which is fine but then again if you want the best you have to pay. There is a difference in quality between more expensive headphones. I save my money and then buy high end headphones currently I have Q701s which are amazing but I want to one day get http://audeze.com/audeze-lcd-3 and a good headphone amp. Most expensive headphones give you performance to match the price, except Dr. Dre Beats way way way overpriced.

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compro01

Probably a "dumbfuck" sound engineer who's job depends on making shit sound right and therefore needs reference-grade professional sound equipment, like these headphones.

 

You are not the target market.

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Hey.That_Dude

In addition to Adam Wolfe's comment. This is Maximum PC, They regularly showcase items costing in the $1000 range that "normal" people wouldn't buy. (cough, i7-3960X). I appreciate the article, except for the grammar issues.

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Adam Wolfe

You get what you pay for. The sheer quality and craftsmanship of Sennheiser headsets are unmatched by any other, including turtle beach. Also, not everyone is in your financial situation to where they cannot afford quality trinkets and gadgets. Some people buy a brand new sofa for $3,000 when a simple wooden chair would suffice, others buy a Sennheiser.

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kevaskous

You do -NOT- always get what you pay for in any price bracket. Price doesn't equate to much of anything, also Sennheiser is good, but they are not the holy grail and probably not even the best headphones in any price bracket either. Shhh with the nonsense.

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Morete

Circa thirty years ago, Sennheiser used to make good quality (basic low end) headphones when they were actually manufactured in Germany.  Ever since Sennnheiser outsourced their manufacturing from Germany to China they became nothing more than landfill material. Now the only decent Sennheiser headphones are the expensive ones.

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