Sennheiser’s New York store lets anyone test drive $55,000 headphones

What do $55,000 headphones sound like? If you live in New York City, all it takes to find out is a quick visit to Sennheiser’s new pop up store. It’s something of a small audiophile haven.

New York has fairly few places to try out new headphones despite the city’s enormity. Camera and electronics store B&H is perhaps the most notable. J&R used to be another haunt for headphone shoppers, before it closed down. The Sennheiser pop up helps fill in some of that gap, although only for its singular brand.