2020 is an exciting year for us: Sennheiser turns 75! We would like to celebrate this very special anniversary with you - our employees, customers, friends and followers. Because you are the people behind our achievements and fantastic projects.
This month in Sennheiser history – July, 1971:
Not all products are born out of focus groups and intense market research. Sometimes all it takes is a good 'ol fashioned bet.
Sometime ago in the late 60s at the Sennheiser summer party, two development engineers made a bet. The engineer in charge of the dynamic microphone development team wanted to prove to the condenser microphone team that they were able to develop a dynamic microphone with the acoustic properties of a condenser mic.
As you would expect, this was no easy task. What made it different than other dynamic microphones was the complex acoustic-electronic and mechanic concepts requiring specific, tailor-made engineering solutions. Legend has it that the microphone was presented to the “Golden Ears” colleagues (those throughout Sennheiser whose passion and expertise of excellent sound made them uniquely qualified on such things) who couldn’t hear a difference between this new dynamic mic and a condenser mic.
That is how the best dynamic mic in the world, the MD 441 was born. Not only was that the most productive summer party in Sennheiser history, but the MD 441 is still made by hand in the same factory located at our headquarters in Hannover, Germany. #Sennheiser75
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