Sennheiser It is one of the most reputable brands (if not the most) in headphones and microphones. Its trajectory over the years is the envy of any manufacturer, whether European, Japanese or American.
The beginnings of Sennheiser They date back to 1945, when Fritz Sennheiser founded the company on a farm near Hannover. This businessman decided to bet on rapidly growing commercial activities such as the demand for measuring devices and microphones, to do so he would take advantage of the knowledge from his scientific career.
The company’s research and production site was known as the Laboratorium Wennebostel (Lab W) which began production in 1945. At this time the company manufactured measuring instruments which it sold to the Siemens company. This starting place is still part of the company’s business structure today.
The production of microphones began in 1946 with an order from Siemens for a reconstruction of a microphone from an Austrian supplier, later this serious microphone became known commercially as the DM1, the following year the company expanded its business portfolio by releasing market its own microphone known as the MD2.
Second Half of the 20th Century
By 1955 the company already had 250 employees. Among the company’s main production items were measuring equipment, audio amplifiers, magnetic headphones and microphones. By 1957 the company manufactured the first wireless microphone and the following year the company was renamed Sennheiser Electronics.
In 1960, Sennheiser began manufacturing the MD 421 dynamic microphone, which is still produced and sold today. Another iconic product was the HD 414, which were the world’s first open headphones, these were also the best-selling full-size headphones in history, and you can still get replacement cables and yellow pads, which They made these headphones a global icon.
The company became international with the creation of Sennheiser France in 1988, this was the beginning of the creation of more subsidiaries around the world. Currently the company has a total of 21 subsidiaries. This same year the company released the HD 25 headphones, which were created primarily as professional monitoring headphones, but were later marketed so successfully that they conquered DJ booths around the world.
In 1991 the company released the Orpheus electrostatic headphones, which although they were limited edition, were considered the best headphones in the world for more than a decade.
A series of wireless microphones were released in 1998, these were known as the series Evolution and they were highly accepted by musical stars, even reaching current times.
Sennheiser in the 21st Century
Sennheiser In the 2000s he continued with the creation of a series of products, among which the wireless version of the microphone stands out. Evolutionthe HD 800 headphones and significant facts the acquisition of the factory Klein + Hummel of speakers.
By 2010, the founder of the company, Dr. Fritz Sennheiser, died, and the management passed to Dr. Sennheiser’s grandchildren (Daniel Sennheiser and Dr. Andreas Sennheiser).
Today to talk about Sennheiser is to talk about a company with a history in the media and broadcasting industry, which has been betting for decades on the fidelity of the audio equipment that the company has been able to highlight for more than 7 decades, where they have had recognition and acceptance worldwide.
These are the high rotation products of the Sennheiser brand:
Sennheiser HD 25
Considered the “Industry Standard” for DJs, the HD 25 can be found in DJ booths around the world. Works exceptionally well in noisy environments. Supra-aural ear coupling. Weight 140 gr without cable. Frequency response (headphones) 16 – 22000 Hz. 3.5 / 6.3 mm Stereo Jack plug. Nominal impedance 70 Ω. THD, total harmonic distortion <0.3%. Cable length 1.5 m (HD 25 Plus: 1-3 m). Load capacity 200 mW. Contact pressure ~ 2.5 N. Max. Sound pressure level (active) 120 dB.
Sennheiser E835 dynamic vocal microphone, cardioid pattern. Used as a device for semi-professional studios, live sound and home recordings. Dimensions Ø 48 x 180 mm. XLR-3 connector. Frequency response (microphone) 40 – 16000 Hz. Weight 330 grams. Sensitivity in free field, without load (1 kHz) 2.7 mV / Pa. Nominal impedance 350 Ω. Min. termination impedance 1000 Ω.
Super cardioid silver instrument microphone designed for miking guitars. Provides isolation from other signals on stage. Also suitable for drum microphones. Dimensions 55 x 34 x 134 mm. XLR-3 connector. Frequency response (microphone) 40 ….. 15000 Hz. Transducer (microphone) principle dynamic. Weight 140g. Pickup Pattern: Supercardioid Sensitivity in free field, no load (1 kHz) 1.5 mV / Pa. Nominal impedance 350 ohms. Min. termination impedance 1000 ohms.
Sennheiser ME-2 II
Omnidirectional lapel microphone Dimensions d 6.5 mm. Frequency response (microphone) 30 – 20000 Hz. Transducer principle (microphone) Permanent polarized capacitor. Mini-jack connection cable. Cable length 1.6 m. Omnidirectional pickup pattern. Sensitivity in free field, without load (1 kHz) 20 mV / Pa. Equivalent noise level 36 dB. Maximum sound pressure level (passive) 130 dB. Operating voltage (independent) 7.5 V.
Wireless vocal microphone, solid wireless transmission with up to 10 supported channels and a stable UHF band. The set includes an intuitive stationary receiver for quick setup and easy handling, plus a vocal microphone and microphone clamp. Dimensions approx. 200 x 42 x 127mm. THD, total harmonic distortion ≤ 0.9%. Cardioid pickup pattern. Signal-to-noise ratio ≥ 103 dBA. RF output power 10 mW. Switching bandwidth up to 24 MHz. Operating time approx. 10 hours. FM wideband modulation. Output voltage 1/4“ (6.3 mm) connector (unbalanced): +6 dBu, XLR connector (balanced): +12 dBu. Durable acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) frame. Dynamic range. Frequency8 frequency banks, each with up to 10 factory preset channels. Frequency range A: 548-572 MHz, GB: 606-630 MHz. Sensitivity < 3 μV at 52 dB(A)rms S/N. Adjustable squelch from 3 dBμV to 28 dBμV (combined with Pilot Tone). 2.4 GHz Sync, OQPSK Low Power (only active during synchronization). Input sensitivity 1.5 mV/Pa. Transmitter range 0 to -30 dB, adjustable in 10 dB steps. Audio adjustment range 45 dB, adjustable in steps of 5 dB. Line / Mic 20 dB, switchable. Operating temperature range: 0°C to +40°C, storage: –20°C to +70°C. Double conversion superheterodyne receiver principle. Principle Diversity switchable antenna via internal antennas.
Sennheiser XS1 dynamic cardioid vocal microphone. Dimensions Ø 48 x L 180 mm. XLR-3 connector. Frequency response (microphone) 55 – 16,000 Hz. Dynamic transducer principle. Cardioid pickup pattern. Nominal impedance 300 Ω (at 1 kHz). Min. termination impedance1 kΩ. Sensitivity 1.8 mV/Pa (free field, no load at 1 kHz). Weight without cord 330 g (0.73 lb). Temperature range 0°C…+40°C (+32°F…+104°F).
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