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10 eye-wateringly expensive pairs of headphones

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  • Patrick Hinton
  • 5 November 2015

Sennheiser unveiled the brand new Orpheus headphones this week, with the price clocking in at a staggering €50,000 Euros.

If you thought headphones costing the price of a car are a rarity though, guess again. This latest pair from Sennheiser aren't even the most expensive designs going, not by a long shot.

Check out some of the most pricey cans ever below.

1 Diamond encrusted Beats by Dre

How much £650,000

The most ostentatious headphones going. As worn by LMFAO at the Superbowl and Lil Wayne courtside at the NBA All-Star Game in 2012, these cans encrusted with 114 carats of Graff Diamonds are valued at a tidy $1 million dollars.

2 SuperBeats by Dre

How much £16,249

Dre again. He seems to have a thing for customising his headphone designs to ludicrous expense. Maybe he should have ploughed some of that money into the sound quality? These ones, decorated with diamonds and engraved gold, were sent to every participant of the 2014 Superbowl.

 
 
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