Formed in 1945 as Labor 1, Sennheiser first created Voltmeters and electrical measuring devices. The company moved into microphones and audio equipment in the 1950’s and renamed to Sennheiser, after owner and founder Fritz Sennheiser, in 1958. Sennheiser equipment is now renowned among the broadcast, audio and film industries.
Sennheiser was initially linked to the production of geophysical equipment, the first noise-compensated microphone, microphone transformers, mixers, and miniature magnetic headphones. In 1968, Sennheiser released the world's first open headphones, vastly improving sound quality. This product, the HD 414, remains the highest selling headphones of all time. In 1987, Sennheiser was awarded at the 59th Academy Awards for its MKH 816 shotgun microphone and in the early 90’s had begun operations in the USA, Africa and China. In 1991, Georg Neumann GmbH, Berlin became a part of the company, expanding Sennheiser’s equipment ranges.
Today Sennheiser offer a wide range of integrated audio systems. The Sennheiser equipment range includes digital high spec microphones used in concerts, live broadcast and communications and much more.
In recent news the company has launched the Sennheiser LSP 500 PRO PA System used for outdoor and remote applications.