Sennheiser Celebrates 75 Years, A Little Differently
With June 2020 marking the founding month and 75th anniversary of Sennheiser, few brands can boast such heritage and history.
COVID-19 has firmly gripped the world in this year's first semester, changing how we travel, live, and celebrate. While Sennheiser is not exempt from these restrictions, to reach such a milestone, a company must be able to adapt, and that is precisely what it has done in the middle of a “new normal”.
Sennheiser has launched a dedicated website to share its special anniversary with its employees, customers, friends and follower; best said by the company, “Because you are the people behind our achievements and fantastic projects.”
The world's first open headphones, the HD 414.
Even though the celebrations cannot take place as planned, Sennheiser is sharing 75 stories to provide a unique insight into the world of Sennheiser.
Together they show what has brought Sennheiser this far: it's people who share the same passion for music and always strive for the best possible audio experience. Hence the anniversary's motto “This is Your Crew” puts the team, partners and customers at the heart of the celebrations by telling their stories.
To mark the start of the three-quarters of a century celebration, Sennheiser shares a small snippet of its history and what it refers to as “The Future of Audio, since 1945”.
The farmhouse where Sennheiser was founded.
It is 75 years since Prof. Dr. Fritz Sennheiser founded the “start-up” that would become Sennheiser in a farmhouse near Hanover, Germany. A university lecturer turned entrepreneur by the necessities of post-war reconstruction, Fritz Sennheiser founded a small company known as “Laboratory Wennebostel” to build audio equipment to help reform the destroyed infrastructure and aid communication. After initially making vacuum-tube voltmeter and measuring devices, the company received an order in the summer of 1945 to build microphones. The rest, as they say, is history, as Fritz Sennheiser's company would go on to innovate numerous audio products and eventually become the globally successful brand that bears his name still today.
You can join in on the celebrations throughout the remainder of the year via the website at www.sennheiser.com/75years.
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