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Professor Fritz Sennheiser dies, aged 98

Professor Fritz Sennheiser, pioneering audio engineer and founder of Sennheiser Electronics, died on May 17th, aged 98. Fritz’s fascination with audio started when, at the age of 11, he built his own radio out of a handful of components, and continued until 1982, when he retired, leaving the company he founded some 37 years earlier under the management of his son, Professor Jörg Sennheiser. Fritz’s contributions to the audio industry have been invaluable, and his innovations live on today in countless products and technologies, from open-back headphones to shotgun microphones. To read more about his fascinating life, go to

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