Professor, Dr Fritz Sennheiser, the man credited with having a major influence in the direction and development of sound transmission has died aged 98.
The founder of what is today one of most famous names in audio, Fritz Sennheiser founded his company in 1945, and went on to build an empire that is admired by the most ardent of critics.
Today, Sennheiser sound technology is considered among the best in the world.
He retired from an active management role in Sennheiser in 1982, handing over to his son, Jorg.
But it was Sennheiser’s insistence that innovation was the key to success that represents him best.
“Our engineers have always been given a lot of freedom. They are allowed to give free rein to their creative ideas, no matter how crazy they might seem,” he once said.
“Often, it is these very ideas that result in the best developments and the best products. Any reservations expressed by financial managers who first of all had an eye on profit were thus reliably dispersed.
“After all, a company doesn’t only sell products but primarily sells ideas.”
With this kind of thinking, Sennheiser leaves a lasting legacy of innovation and excellence.