Professor Fritz Sennheiser, founder of German audio goods vendor, Sennheiser, has passed away. He turned 98 just days before his death on May 17.
Sennheiser co. began in 1945 from Professor Sennheiser’s interest in electro-acoustics and transmission technology. The company was responsible for a number of breakthroughs including the development of the first shotgun microphones and open headphones as well as wireless transmission technologies.
In the 1970s, Professor Sennheiser pushed for expansion of the company beyond European borders.
He was known to have been an avid teacher who shared his knowledge with enthusiastic audio technology students. He retired from the business and handed management to his son, Professor Jörg Sennheiser in 1982.