If you thought that Ultrasone’s Edition 8 headphones made your wallet weep, think again. The Ultrasone 10s are the ultimate in luxury and cost a gut wrenching $2,749. For that you should receive a pair of headphones that are tweaked for even the most discerning of audiophiles.
The outer ears are finished with a galvanic Ruthenium plating and a Zebrano wood inlay that is coated with eight layers of clear lacquer for protection. The inner ear cup, as well as the head-pad, is adorned with reddish brown Ethiopian sheepskin, which is said to be the most supple and softest leather available. Plated in Titanium, the drivers measure 40mm and Ultrasone says they’ve been designed with a 10% more powerful magnet for enhanced sound pressure levels. Even the cable is infused with silver-plated OFC 99.99% pure copper wires and utilizes Kevlar – sounds like they’d make for a good strangling tool.
Each Ultrasone 10 comes with a hand crafted Zebrano wood headphone stand and is housed in its own wooden box for safe storage and transportation.
No word on when they will be available.