Sennheiser’s crown jewel, the HE 1, offers the best audio and craftsmanship money can buy.

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Building a pair of headphones that can replicate the auditory sensations of a concert hall is no easy task, yet, Sennheiser has managed to do so.

The HE 1 is a slick piece of engineering housed in Carrara marble, the same marble used by Michelangelo to sculpt his sculptures.

Marble was chosen because of its damping properties, being able to reduce structure-borne noise to an absolute minimum that helps this electrostatic headphone system reproduces sound as natural as possible.

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Listening to three songs for a test, with the first being a jazz number, the second being a classical piece and the last being a hit Ed Sheeran song, the clarity, depth and range of the sounds heard delighted and surprised us in a good way.

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We managed to pick up sounds that previously faded to the background of a track with the help of the HE 1, giving us the chance to listen to music in a way previously unimaginable and sparking a curiosity to re-listen to our favourite songs once our experience ended.

Being music lovers here at Tatler, we can only describe the listening experience with the HE 1 as pure joy.

Never have we heard music so accurately replicated that if we closed our eyes, it almost felt like we were sitting down to a live performance in an area with perfect acoustics.

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According to Sennheiser, each of the more than 6000 individual components were carefully chosen and pieced together to produce the maximum amount of acoustic harmony.

The HE 1 is truly something and it takes one full day of work to assemble one at Sennheiser’s HQ in Germany. Due to this, production of this technological achievement is limited to certain quantities a year.

The headphones are now available for pre-order and is priced at €50,000 (RM 252,853).

For more info, visit their website here.

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