TC Chandigarh: Sennheiser’s HE1, the world’s most expensive headphones and a part of Sennheiser’s premium range for audiophiles, is now being announced in Chandigarh. After having made the people in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Pune successfully experience its unprecedented audio experience, the HE1 has now come for the music enthusiasts and audiophiles of Chandigarh.
Sennheiser is re-defining the limits of audiophile sound. With the Sennheiser HE 1, the successor to the legendary Orpheus, the audio specialist is presenting a new reference headphone system that promises an unprecedented audio experience. This electrostatic headphone system combines a unique amplifier concept with carefully selected materials and highest quality craftsmanship. A frequency response that extends beyond the range of human hearing and the lowest total harmonic distortion that has ever been measured in an audio reproduction system are some of the technical highlights of this milestone product which makes the exclusive Sennheiser HE 1, the best headphone system in the world.
HE 1 can be experienced in Chandigarh at the outlet of Sennheiser’s partner in Chandigarh – Simphony. Established in 1998, Simphony is one of the top premium electronic outlets in Chandigarh and hashad a long-standing association with Sennheiser for the past 18 years for its complete product range.
Commenting on this announcement, Mr. Kapil Gulati, Director, Consumer Segment, Sennheiser India, said,“With over a 70-year history that has been built on the culture of innovation and a vision to shape the future of the audio industry, we at Sennheiser have always strived to give our consumers an unprecedented audio experience. Building on that, we are very excited to have launched the Sennheiser HE1 in India and this time, bring it for our audiophiles and music enthusiasts in Chandigarh. It sets an all-time high benchmark in the audio industry. The sound quality and experience are truly mesmerizing, and we hope for everyone to truly experience the best in the world.”
The Sennheiser HE 1 represents a unique combination of meticulous engineering skills and technological brilliance. The result: an unprecedented sound experience with the ultimate in reproduction precision and unique spatiality.
“For seven decades now, Sennheiser has shaped the industry and has been at the cutting edge of audio by continuously re-defining the gold standard of what is technically possible,” said Sennheiser CEO Daniel Sennheiser. “With the Sennheiser HE 1, we are once again pushing the boundaries and are showing that we can repeatedly set new benchmarks in excellence and reshape the future of the high-end audio world.”
To craft a successor to the legendary Orpheus as a reference product for the industry itself, Sennheiser worked tirelessly on innovative technical solutions, consistently putting previously used acoustics approaches to the test and exploiting every conceivable possibility when it came to selecting the optimum materials. For almost a decade, a core team of developers, engineers and designers dedicated themselves to producing a successor, and they have now created a headphone system that is beyond comparison. “We are very proud of this absolutely exceptional product,” said Sennheiser CEO Dr. Andreas Sennheiser. The Sennheiser HE 1 stands for the innovative capabilities of our company and the joint commitment of our workforce to the pursuit of perfect sound.”
TECHNOLOGY BEYOND THE REFERENCE
The Sennheiser HE 1 can be operated with a wide range of analogue and digital audio sources. Apart from balanced inputs, the headphone system also has unbalanced input sockets; the incoming signals are balanced before being further processed.
UNRIVALLED SOUND EXPERIENCED FOR ALL SENSES
The unique Sennheiser HE 1 experience begins long before you start listening. When the on/off-volume control is pressed, the controls at the front slowly extend from the amplifier housing, before the vacuum tubes with their quartz glass bulbs rise from the base and start to glow. Finally, a glass cover is automatically raised, allowing the headphones to be removed. Sennheiser’s aim was to provide a sensual experience by using highest quality materials.
A PATENTED AMPLIFIER CONCEPT FOR INCOMPARABLE SOUND
Reproducing sound that is as natural as possible and precise in every detail: with the HE 1, Sennheiser has come closer to this dream than anyone ever before. “No other sound reproduction system in the world is able to deceive our senses like the Sennheiser HE 1. It creates the absolutely perfect illusion of being directly immersed in the sound,”said Daniel Sennheiser, describing the audio experience. To achieve this, the headphones use a completely new amplifier concept that combines the superior impulse processing of a tube amplifier with the low distortion of a transistor amplifier to perfection.
GOLD-VAPORISED CERAMIC ELECTRODES AND PLATINUM-VAPORISED DIAPHRAGMS
Meticulous attention has also been paid to every detail of the material selection for the Sennheiser HE 1 in order to fully exploit the sound potential of the reference headphones. Each of the more than 6,000 individual components was carefully chosen, their acoustic characteristics were evaluated and finally the optimum combination was put together. After all, it is the interaction between all components that is ultimately responsible for the audio quality of the headphones. For example, to ensure the outstanding performance of the acoustic unit, Sennheiser uses gold-vaporised ceramic electrodes and platinum-vaporised diaphragms.
ULTRA-WIDE FREQUENCY RESPONSE AND THE WORLD`S LOWEST TOTAL HARMONIC DISTORTION
With its unique transducer system, the Sennheiser HE 1 has a frequency response of 8 hertz to more than 100 kilohertz. This is a frequency range which far exceeds the limits of human hearing ability. Nevertheless, this extremely wide frequency response does influence the sound experience, as it ensures that, in the audible range, the sound of the headphones is virtually free of distortion.
In terms of sound purity, Sennheiser is venturing into areas that have never been measured in a sound reproduction system. Even the slightest nuances of the music become audible. In some music pieces that you have known for years, you will suddenly be aware of the details never perceived before.
The HE 1 was developed at Sennheiser’s headquarters in Germany. Pricing: INR 45 Lakhs