Fritz Sennheiser: HeadPhone Pioneer Dies Aged 98

The team at are reporting that Prof. Dr. Fritz Sennheiser, founder of Sennheiser electronic Gmbh & Co, has passed away at the age of 98. He was responsible for helping the development of sound transmission technologies and electro-acoustics.

His first successes were his open headphones and shotgun microphones and made great strides in infra-red transmission and wireless radio. The company’s developers were given whatever technical and creative freedom they needed.

Sennheiser have since expanded and became one of the leading manufacturer of headphones and other audio products. Fritz Sennheiser retired from the company in 1982 handing over to his son Prof. Dr. sc. techn. Jörg Sennheiser, but continued to keep an interest in the company.

He recently celebrated his 95 birthday earlier this month and leaves behind a company which generates over 385m Euros, and employing more than 2,100 people.

*Identifying Monetised Links - outgoing links that we monetise are marked with an '*' symbol.

Written by Gary Johnson

Gary has a background in engineering and passion for motorcycles, gadgets, and home cinema. In his early years, his obsession for Hi-Fi technology would see him creating the perfect setup with a good ear for sound quality. While Gary is keen to write about most topics that PR covers, his love for phones finds him reporting a lot of news about applications for iPhone, Android, and other popular operating systems


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Super Mario Galaxy 2: Reviews and Release Date to Arrive Monday

Google Wave: Download Now Available To All – Video Preview