Sennheiser Headphones Reviews
Sennheiser Electronics Corporation is one of the most recognizable brands when it concerns audiophile grade headphones that are pricey but well worth the price, just like its competitor brand, Bose. In fact, if there ever was a one-stop shop for anything even remotely related to sound, then Sennheiser would be present in all the segments, no exceptions. You want headphones? They have it. In-ear monitors, circumaurals? Yep, everything. How about microphones? They have that too. Bluetooth headsets? VOIP equipment? Gaming headsets? Studio recording equipment? Yes, all of these and more. They produce aviation equipment of the highest quality as well as audiology products for precision assistive listening devices.
This is one company that produces a variety of products across the horizontal and vertical segments of the market. You will get Sennheisers for dirt cheap but the best in the stable will set you back a considerable amount.
With 53% of its 2,400 employees working out of Germany, this is one of those companies that display all the hallmarks of German engineering – precision, high quality and no compromises on these two. There is a reason why this old company is still functioning as one of the market leaders for so long now.
Founded in 1945 by Fritz Sennheiser and seven other engineers of the University of Hannover mere weeks after the end of the Second World War, as “Labor W” (short for Laboratorium Wennebostel, the engineering lab located in the university village) the company started with voltmeters and soon proceeded to make headphones, with top-class engineering and research going into producing each of its headphones in the DM line as well as transducers, mixers and miniature headphones. With DM4, the company created the first noise-compensated headphones. In 1958 the company changed its name to Sennheiser Electronics and proceeded to scale new heights.
With the invention of the HD 414, the first open-back dynamic headphones in the world, the company surged ahead and revolutionized the industry with this new technology and design aesthetic. Soon the company would be supplying aviation headsets to Lufthansa and acquiring and aggressively growing in the international market. In 1982 the company started production of wireless microphones and other microphonics tech in a bid to capture another budding market with its brand and reach.
The company received an Emmy Award for its advances in Radio Frequency technology – an award that was just another feather in the cap for the extremely famous brand from Germany.
Anyone going on long plane trips would be looking for great noise cancelling headphones, and Sennheiser provides one of the most fantastic pair of headphones for this market. The Sennheiser PXC 450 comes with exceptional build quality – a USP of the company – astounding sound quality – another USP – and brilliant noise cancelling that ensured that you will be enveloped by comfortable sounds of your choosing instead of the airplane’s engines, even if you sit towards the tail end of the aircraft. However, the PXC 450 also comes with another hallmark of Sennheiser – its not-so-affordable price tag. However, if you have deep pockets these headphones are certainly an excellent addition to your travel bag.