Congratulations to the winner from Berlin!
Full press release below:
Sennheiser Annual Report attracts readers from all over the world!
On the 15th of June this year the Sennheiser Annual Report and its online version were released. “Smelling and Tasting Sound” is the third and last Annual Report in the senses-trilogy after “Seeing Sound“ and “Feeling Sound”. In seven articles the readers are taken on a journey through the world of tastes and scents. From the pots of the British premium chef Heston Blumenthal to Asian markets with food hunter Mark Brownstein and the aroma jockey Erich Berghammer.
On the debut of the online version Sennheiser announced a sweepstake. From September to November attentive readers could participate in the sweepstake and win a Sennheiser top-of-the-range headphone, the HD 800. The interest was enormous. Around 4100 participants from all over the world took part. Furthermore a lively exchange about the annual report and Sennheiser products emerged on well known social media forums such as Head-fi.org (www.head-fi.org), Hifi-Forum (hifi-forum.de) and the Sennheiser Facebook page (www.facebook.com/Sennheiser).
The drawing was done by Volker Bartels, President Corporate Services and Spokesperson of the Executive Management Board and Axel Grell, Senior Acoustical Engineer who had designed the HD 800. The lucky winner calls a brand new HD 800 her own. In addition to the headphone the winner gets a certificate signed by Prof. Dr. Jörg Sennheiser. Volker Bartels “Congratulations on this wonderful prize. I wish you many hours of pleasure with this top-of-the-range model from Sennheiser”. You can find the online version of the Sennheiser Annual Report at:
From right to left Volker Bartels (President Corporate Services and Spokesperson of the Executive Management Board) and Axel Grell (Senior Acoustical Engineer) are drawing the winner of the HD 800.
The Sennheiser Group, with its headquarters in Wedemark near Hanover, Germany, is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of microphones, headphones and wireless transmission systems. The family-owned company, which was established in 1945, recorded sales of around €468 million in 2010. Sennheiser employs more than 2,100 people worldwide, and has manufacturing plants in Germany, Ireland and the USA. The company is represented worldwide by subsidiaries in France, Great Britain, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark (Nordic), Russia, Hong Kong, India, Singapore, Japan, China, Canada, Mexico and the USA, as well as by long-term trading partners in many other countries. Also part of the Sennheiser Group are Georg Neumann GmbH, Berlin (studio microphones and monitor loudspeakers), and the joint venture Sennheiser Communications A/S (headsets for PCs, offices and call centres).
You can find all the latest information on Sennheiser by visiting our website at www.sennheiser.com, or by contacting:
Sennheiser electronic GmbH & Co. KG
Corporate Public Relations Manager
Am Labor 1 • 30900 Wedemark
Tel. +49 (51 30) 600 - 329
Fax +49 (51 30) 600 - 295
Hello fellow Head-Fiers!
Yes, you read it right. We're giving away a pair of HD 800 signed by Prof. Dr. Jörg Sennheiser to one lucky reader. This sweepstake is in line with the release of our latest Annual Report.
It's available online and comes with additional stories and other contents at
So start reading/download it and don't forget to participate in the contest!
Viel Glück (or good luck)!
You may read the full press release below:
Tasting sound and breathing in melodies –Sennheiser presents its newest Annual Report
The magazine section accompanying the Sennheiser 2010 Annual Report features stars and adventurers who have experience “Smelling and tasting sound.” On board this year: Jazz Legend Klaus Doldinger, celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal, an aroma jockey and the Indiana Jones of Asian cuisine.
Hearing, tasting and smelling sound: For the third year in a row, Sennheiser takes its readers on a journey of the senses. Whether it’s in a laboratory, kitchen, club or concert hall, the 46-page high-street magazine reveals how very closely smell, taste and hearing are intertwined. Discover “Smelling and tasting sound”.
Uk’s premier chef Heston Blumenthal has discovered that the careful selection of background sounds can enhance the flavor of a meal by ten percent. Amsterdam-dweller DJ Odo7 shows how he uses different fragrances to manipulate the mood at a disco. During an interview in his recording studio, Klaus Doldinger – Jazz Legend and composer of music scores for such hits as The Boat or the German television crime series Tatort – talks about the saxophone’s sensuality and how to choose the right microphone. And a Heidelberg-based documentary filmmaker takes the reader on an exclusive Asian expedition with a food hunter, Mark Brownstein on the trail of long-forgotten flavors.
The sensuality, enjoyment and luxury of sound in its purest form is carried through in the online presentation of the magazine. While readers virtually flip through the multimedia magazine (www.sennheiser-annualreport.com), interactive graphics provide them with further invaluable insights into the sensory world. The animated film “About closing doors and fizzing bottles” describes how a product designer uses scents, sounds and taste to leverage the consumer world, and the mini-documentary “The scent of an evening” offers the reader a glimpse into the Amsterdam-based aroma jockey’s fragrance workshop.
By taking part in an online sweepstake, not only do readers have a chance to win a pair of Sennheiser’s top-of-the-line HD800 headphones valued at €1,000, but they can also find out why celebrity chef Blumenthal is so amazed with their frequency range: “It’s like buying a whole new record collection and a whole new stereo system.”
“Smelling and tasting sound” is the final installment of an annual report trilogy. The first of the award-winning magazines were titled “Seeing sound” and “Feeling sound.” This current issue is also available for download as a PDF at www.sennheiser-annualreport.com.
The Sennheiser Group, based in Wedemark (Hanover region) is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of microphones, headphones and wireless transmission systems. In 2010, this family business, established in 1945, achieved a turnover of approximately 468 million euros. Sennheiser employs 2100 people globally and also has its own factories in Germany, Ireland and the USA. The company is represented by subsidiaries across the globe in France, the UK, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark (Nordic), Russia, Hong Kong, India, Singapore, Japan, China, Canada, Mexico and the USA as well as by trading partners in many other countries who Sennheiser has worked with for years. The company Georg Neumann GmbH in Berlin (studio microphones and monitor loudspeakers) and the joint venture Sennheiser Communications A/S (headsets for PCs, offices and call centres) are both also part of the Sennheiser Group.
To find out more and to get the latest information about Sennheiser, please visit our website:www.sennheiser.com.
Sennheiser electronic GmbH & Co. KG
Corporate Public Relations Manager
Tel. +49 (5130) 600 – 329
Am Labor 1 • 30900 Wedemark • Germany
Edited by Sennheiser - 12/13/11 at 1:22am