Anyone who works in the audio/sound industry has heard of the Sennheiser HD25-1 headphones; they’re the professionals choice, but have yet to break into the consumer market due to their overtly utilitarian & basic appearance. Cyprium is an exploration into how these high-end headphones could win the hearts of consumers and audiophiles with styling that’s worthy of Sennheiser’s unrivaled audio quality, background noise isolation and robustness. And win your heart they will! See em up close —>
The basis of the new design is a pressed copper band which the remaining components attach to. The way the band cradles the cups allows them to freely rotate and conform precisely to the listener’s head. The cups can also be popped out of the copper band, a feature when combined with the removable magnetic foam ear pads allows simple repair and customization without the need for tools.
This refinement of existing functionality through a minimal and considered approach to design helps to bridge the gap between professionals and consumer for these fantastic sounding headphones.
Designer: Dan Salisbury