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Considered the pinnacle of headphone listening, the Sennheiser HE90 is a rare high-end electrostatic headphone.

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Pros

Considered among the best sounding headphones to date.

20 agree

incredible electrostatic detail

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very comfortable

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extremely durable and long-lasting

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A milestone in the art of headphone manufacture.

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amp can accept a second headphone

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great soundscape

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beautiful looks

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made with quality components - solid wood, leather, etc

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Good for chamber and vocal music, plus rock & contemporary music.

6 agree

requires a key to use it

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Very wide frequency response (14 - 85000 Hz)

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Lots of headband padding

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Comfortable

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Quality materials - solid wood, leather, etc

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Flexible cord

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Good midrange quality

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Cons

Most expensive headphones ever produced.

28 agree

not very portable

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like all electrostatic headphones, bass punch is lacking

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bass quality is tight and detailed, but but lacks the impact of a dynamic headphone

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require an electrostatic amp to function well

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no longer in production

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quite heavy

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highs are extended, but seem soft for some music

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demands a high price on the used market

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very large earcups

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Considered the pinnacle of headphone listening, the Sennheiser HE90 is a rare high-end electrostatic headphone. Originally sold as part of the Sennheiser Orpheus system, bundled with a high-end valve (electric tube) amplifier.

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