Sennheiser

When Fritz Sennheiser founded the company in 1945, he launched what we today call a “start-up.” Although the company didn't start in a garage, the story is very similar to the classic origin tale, initially set in a farmhouse near Hanover.

Fritz Sennheiser soon discovered fast-growing scientific business opportunities and responded to the high demand for measuring instruments and microphones, using the knowledge and skills he had acquired in his previous scientific career. This was just the beginning of an innovation story and an adventure in pursuit of new ideas. Today, the story continues: When you visit our headquarters to hear from us, get product advice or take a factory tour, you can experience our relentless passion for excellence and discovery.

Fritz Sennheiser founded the Laboratorium Wennebostel (or Labor W) in June 1945. During its founding, the young company produced measuring devices and sold them to Siemens. The farmhouse where the company was founded is still part of our workplace. The company was renamed Sennheiser Electronics in 1958 and changed its legal form to Sennheiser electronic GmbH & Co. in 1996. He bought it under the name KG. In 1945, Siemens commissioned an Austrian company to produce the microphone, which was released the following year under the name MD 1. In the same year, Sennheiser began developing its own microphone: the MD 2 entered the company's portfolio in 1947.

In 1968, Sennheiser introduced the world's first open acoustic headphones, the HD 414, which remain the best-selling headphones of all time. Did you know that we stock spare parts for cables and the iconic yellow ear pads? 1971: MD 441 introduced: the model became a microphone classic. Sound went spatial in 1974: the MKE 2002 head-mounted stereo microphone for binaural/two-way sound recordings according to the dummy head principle In the late seventies, the development of the first Microport multi-channel receiver and a compander system contributed to a decisive improvement in wireless microphone technology.

In 1982, Prof. Dr. Fritz Sennheiser took over the management of the company from his son, Prof. Dr. It was handed over to Jörg Sennheiser. 1988 was a starting point for the internationalization of the family companies: The first sales subsidiary, Sennheiser France, was established. Over time, other subsidiaries were established; Today we have 21 branches worldwide.

In 1991, Orpheus electrostatic headphones entered the market. The limited edition model has been considered the best headphones in the world for decades. In 2015, Sennheiser presented the HE 1, the successor to the legendary Orpheus. 1998: The Evolution microphone series was launched, followed by the Evolution wireless microphone series in 1999. To date, many of the world's biggest stars use our Evolution microphones - "20 years of evolution" in 2018.

In 2013, Dr. Andreas and Daniel Sennheiser, Sennheiser electronic GmbH & Co. He became the general manager of KG. They run the company as co-CEOs with equal rights in dual leadership, without sharing responsibility. Since 1996, Prof.Dr.Jörg Sennheiser was chairman of Sennheiser's supervisory board, a role he held until 2015. In 2014, Sennheiser launched its new subsidiary "Sennheiser Streaming Technology GmbH (SST)", which develops streaming solutions for software and hardware. founded.

In 2016, the company introduced the AMBEO 3D audio technology program, and in 2016 it launched the AMBEO VR Mic. AMBEO SMART HEADSET, the first AMBEO product for the consumer market, was announced in 2017. In 2019, AMBEO Soundbar was released.

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