$55.000 sound in Headphones? Roadworker, she is probably right
How many that are willing to pay that price for headphones is unknownm, but in my mind 250 headphones, even though a small number, should cover the entire market.
With a total retail value of $13.750.000 it still must be a great birthday present for Sennheiser if they are all sold.
I do use Sennheiser headphones for everyday listening, but nowhere near this crazyness.
I have an ASUS Essence STX II soundcard with Senneiser RS220 Wireless headphones hooked up to it.
This setup gives me the freedom to move around, work, play it loud without disturbing the neighbours, my wife when I explore new musical styles or if she watch T.V. and last but not least getting disturbed while reading technical documentation.
The quality is adequate for most musical genres and styles I listen to and I notice that my current stereo equipment is used less and less frequently as I now have full stereo wherever I am in our flat or whatever I do.
I once listened to a 2.1 stereo rig totalling $150.000 and I was impressed, very much so, until I heard the price.
Compared to my own $12.000 rig at the time, the sound was even more defined and transparent of course.
I doubt however, I could have justified spending $3.000 more to get to 1/10 of the value of that rig, even if it would give me the same quality sound.