Sennheiser Orpheus 2

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Will the Orpheus 2 headphone be released independent of the package system?

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  1. Bill-P

    Bill-P Level 42 Mad Wizard

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    So... we got a glimpse of this photo on the IRC channel:

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    Nobody wanted to post it, so I'm hogging the glory! (sorry n3rdling!)

    Here's the original link: http://image.itmedia.co.jp/lifestyle/articles/1510/08/l_ts_zenha09.jpg

    Oh, and here are more photos (my thanks to MrTie for finding these): http://www.erji.net/read.php?tid=1856958

    Okay, just kidding. But seriously, that looks like a cross between HD800 and Orpheus, and... I don't know, not in a good way to me? I prefer Orpheus' classy wood looks.

    Then again, the most important aspect will undoubtedly be... sound. And that shape is very interesting. It looks like the drivers are angled?
     
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    Gosh not that silver again, why not paint it in dark chrome or in a patterned steel or lacquered flame maple or mahogany or...
    Oops sorry, that is an unneeded rant about choice of paint in an audio forum :oops:
     
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    I like it. I'm sure it will be well out of my price range, though.
     
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    Out of your price range?
    Cables arent even detacheable, so its probably some cheaper sennheiser stuff.
     
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    any idea on the price-point of those yet?
     
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    Well, if it indeed is the Orpheus 2, it will be minimum 5 figures for the headphones alone.
     
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    Bad lighting and angle. Hard to tell quality of finish. Almost looks like white plastic.
     
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    Five figure price? Well then I can forget about those!
     
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    Is this something actually worthy of the Orpheus name? The 1974 Mustang II comes to mind anytime there's a deux to an honored name.
     
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    Looks horrible. For a luxury headphone that will cost thousands (at the very least), they could've put some more thought into it. Hopefully, it's still a prototype design.

    Wood please.
     
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    The headband also seems highly reminiscent of the HD800 to me. Seems like they want to remind people that this will more or less be like the HD800?
     
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    Might even be possible to be a teaser of HD850 / HD900-thingy instead of Orphy hmm? o_O
     
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    i would be midly excited for these except it costs like 50k and probably can't buy just the cans.
     
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    Does that headphone box remind anyone else of this:
     
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    They should have made it from the carrera marble the jack-in-the-box tube amp was made from!
     
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    That's a pretty sexy looking set of cans! (That's what he said)
     
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    The output is in the headphone box?? Weird...
     
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    Thanks! I'll link to that in the first post.

    But wow... that is weirder than I thought. Tubes hide themselves after use, and will "unhide" when the amp is turned on? Also the jack is inside the box? What???

    Also ear pads block a significant portion of the driver, and they also seem somewhat shallow? But the drivers do seem slightly angled, so at least that is a positive.
     
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    Definitely looks like a new e-stat to me.

    Also I sincerely doubt the price for the headphones themselves will be five figures. The only reason the Orpheus costs so much nowadays is cuz of flippers on eBay.

    Also also HOT DAMN that amp looks ballin'. Do want.
     
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