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Symphony 440 Design Group is happy to be associated with Sennheiser headphones India, a 70-year-old Germany based privately held audio company specializing in the design and production of a wide range of high fidelity products, such as microphones, headsets, professional studio headphones, wired microphone and monitoring systems, conference and information technology, and products for assistive listening.

With around 2,800 employees worldwide, Sennheiser has manufacturing plants at three central states, namely, Germany, Ireland and the USA. Sennheiser headphones in India are known for their professional studio headphones and momentum headphones.

The historical journey:

The company was founded in 1945 by Fritz Sennheiser (1912–2010) and seven fellow engineers of the University of Hannover in a laboratory called Lab W, short for Laboratorium Wennebostel. They began building microphones in 1946 with the DM1, to later develop them into the DM2 in 1947.

By 1955, the company had 250 employees and had begun production of many products like geophysical equipment, the Noise-Compensated microphone (DM4), microphone transformers, mixers, and miniature magnetic headphones. In 1958, Lab W renamed itself as ‘Sennheiser electronic’.

In 1968, Sennheiser unveiled the world’s first open headphones, which received remarkable appreciation as they were able to produce a more natural sound as preferred by users.

In 1973, Sennheiser updated itself into a limited partnership (KG). In 1980, the company ventured into the aviation market, supplying Lufthansa with headsets.

In 1982, Sennheiser began the manufacture of modern wireless microphones. In 1987, At the 59th Academy Awards, Sennheiser received an award for its MKH 816 shotgun microphone.

In 1991, Georg Neumann GmbH, Berlin, a prominent manufacturer of professional recording microphones, joined together with Sennheiser.

In 1996, Sennheiser received an Emmy Award for its advancements in RF wireless technology.  In the same year, Sennheiser got established independently as a private limited company (GmbH and Co. KG).

In 2005, loudspeaker specialist Klein+Hummel joined hands with the Sennheiser Group.

In October 2013, Sennheiser received the reputed Philo T. Farnsworth Award at the 65th Primetime Emmy®Engineering Awards in Hollywood. In May 2014, Sennheiser founded the Sennheiser Streaming Technology GmbH (SST) as a new competence centre for innovative streaming solutions.

Product timeline:

Laboratorium Wennebostel manufactures voltmeters.

Start of microphone production with CM1.

Lab W develops DM2, its first microphone.

DM3 (MD3) micro-phone, and the first noise-compensated microphone, DM 4 (MD4) launched.

Lab W produces microphone transformers.

Lab w showcases its first mixing amplifiers and pre-amplifiers at Consumer Electronics Fair.

Lab 3 unveils miniature transformers as used in hearing aids.

Lab W introduces the first interference tube microphone for the movie and TV industry.

The MD 93 microphone with reversible transducer launched to act as microphone and loudspeaker.

MDS 1 stereo microphone launched.

At the German Industrial Fair, Sennheiser announces the MKH series, a radio frequency condenser microphone.

Launch of the audiophile Philharmonic Hi-Fi system, the first to use the active loudspeaker.

The Company invents the world’s first open headphones HD 414.

The first professional condenser clip-on microphone MK 12 developed for RF wireless transmission.

Unipolar 2000, the world’s first open electret headphone launched.

First directional clip-on microphone MKE 40 developed.

Launch of the world’s best headphones, the electrostatic Orpheus with a tube amplifier.

1993 saw the introduction of the world’s first digital infrared headphones, the IS 850 system.

SKM 5000, a wireless radio microphone launched.

Sennheiser launches first RF wireless headphone system, the RS 5.

Sennheiser launches the first set of headphones with RF wireless transmission (RS 2400).

1999 saw the introduction of the evolution wireless radio microphone series.

Launch of SKM 5000 N/KK 105 S, the RF wireless Sennheiser/Neumann microphone.

Geog Neumann GmbH develops AESc42 standard, the first digital studio microphone.

Launch of headphone series Street line, Sport Line and Style line.

HD 800, new top-quality Sennheiser studio headphones with new converter technology and innovative earpiece design launched.

MKH 8060 short gun and MKH 8070 long run microphones launched.

Launch of a 100G3-1G8 wireless system for radio microphones to transmit in1800 MHz range.

Launch of the new MOMENTUM from Sennheiser’s Style collection.

Sennheiser launches AVX, a series of wireless microphone systems for video cameras.

Sennheiser technological features:

Sennheiser NoiseGard technology: Sennheiser’s proprietary active noise-cancelling technology enables us to listen to our favourite music or audio in peace, irrespective of the environment and its actions.

ActiveGard technology: Sennheiser’s patented ActiveGard is one of the most advanced hearing protection technologies against acoustic injuries caused by sudden sound bursts. Regardless of the choice of the headset, users can be sure that ActiveGard is always on duty to protect their hearing.

Qualcomm apt-X: Qualcomm AptX ensures for High Definition audio from Bluetooth wireless-enabled device.


Sennheiser headphones India series:

Based on the wearing style, Sennheiser headphone’s Indian products can be either on-ear headphones, over-ear headphones and in-ear headphones or earphones.

On-ear headphones:

Sennheiser On-ear headphones deliver full-size sound in a compact, lighter design that sits nicely on the ear. Lightweight, easy to remove, and comfortable to wear on-ear headphones serves the moving and mobile crowd well.

With comfortable sporting ear pads, on-ear headphones are well-equipped for prolonged listening. Sennheiser offers a wide variety of great-sounding on-ear models including the high-performing MOMENTUM On-Ear, lightweight PC headsets, and other portable headphones with award-winning collapsible designs.

Over-ear headphones:

Over-ear headphones from Sennheiser, with their legendary sound and superb wearing comfort create the perfect setting for detailed and colourful soundscapes.

Fitted with soft leather, leatherette or velour ear pads, they ensure a flexible fit even during extended hearing sessions. Over-ear headphones can feature a closed or an acoustically open design and are the preferred choices for professional studio application.

In-ear headphones / Earphones:

Sennheiser’s Earphones are small, comfortable, and provides a great sound which goes straight into your ears. They fit perfectly into any ear with their ear adapters available in different sizes.

Sennheiser offers a wide range of in-ear models. From state-of-the-art audiophile designs to water-resistant sports model, there are also Bluetooth or wired headsets with integrated remote controls, enabling an upgraded easy control.

Based on application, Sennheiser has varieties to offer for:


Sports headphones need to be strong in many disciplines like impervious to rain and sweat, tolerant to roughness and stay secure and comfortable even at extreme movements and workouts. These Sennheiser earphones are Moisture resistant, have superior strength and reliability, and a powerfully dynamic sound that never fails in motivation.


High-quality travel headphones take everyone into enchantment with its fantastic sound, everywhere and anywhere. With the Sennheiser Noise Gard technology, these headphones attenuate outside noise effectively.

High-end headphones:

Sennheiser’s high-end audio components are committed to maintaining the musical truth. Due to their lightweight and comfortable design, they don’t make their presence felt as well but just engulfs us into sound.

DJ headphones:

DJ headphones must be capable of blocking outside noise and keeping a flow with intuitive operation and sturdy design. They must sound great, deliver adequate sound pressure levels and should be comfortable to wear. Sennheiser offers various DJ headphone models meeting all the requirements.

PC headsets:

Sennheiser’s PC headsets are the most preferred headsets for professional and home gamers. With their lightweight and sturdy design, top-notch noise-cancelling microphones and unparalleled comfort, they give the best pleasure of gaming as well as for communication via calls.

Sennheiser Studio headphones:

Sennheiser studio headphones provide maximum audio quality for the no-compromise studio zone. These professional studio headphones deliver natural and detailed sound with significant noise attenuation with a great zeal to handle high volume levels. Sennheiser studio headphones come with the ActiveGard technology which protects from extreme audio peaks and intuitive operation.

Sennheiser offers professional studio headphones and headsets for all kinds of application, from monitoring to video control. High-quality headset microphones allow for an extraordinary speech intelligibility in any surrounding.

Sennheiser studio headphones have several products like HMD 300 Pro, HD 200 Pro etc. based on various requirements. Among them, Sennheiser HD 280 Pro around-the-ear headphone gained loads of appreciation.

Sennheiser HD 280 Pro, with its rugged design, provide remarkable comfort for professional monitoring applications. Salient features include single-sided coiled cable, rotating ear cups and up to 32dB noise reduction.

Sennheiser Microphone series:

Like the headphone series, Sennheiser offers microphones for various applications like vocal, recording, instruments etc.

XS wireless:

XS wireless microphones for XL performance is a wireless all-in-one system for music, theatre and speech. These combine easy handling with reliable transmission and professional live sound for an unmatched price. Even on a busy stage, XS wireless can be set up in no time to deliver professional live sound.

MK series:

For excellent resolution and precision in a studio recording, MK series serves as the best option. Regardless of the recording situation, the two microphones of the MK series of true condensers capture every detail of the recording.

K6 series:

The K6 series provides film and video professionals with a modular system of sophisticated condenser microphone that enables them to choose based on their task. The K6 series offers maximum flexibility of configuration.

MKH series:

The state-of-art no-noise microphone of the Sennheiser MKH series has truth-loving condenser microphone, made for the requirements of high-class professional studio production indoors and outdoors.

Evolution series:

The evolution series has the right microphone for everyone. Each series sees itself as an accompanist to a development. Since demands multiply, the evolution series of microphones evolve along with any sound. These vary in evolution 600, 800 and 900 series products.

Popular reviews on Sennheiser headphones India:

Sennheiser HD800S:

“If sensational sound quality is your priority, these high-end headphones are worth an audition. With detailed and articulate sound, nicely balanced presentation, composed and refined build, Sennheiser’s high-end headphones are a treat, and a clear step up from the standard version.”

-What Hi-Fi?

Sennheiser HD 280 Pro:

“Sennheiser’s ruggedly constructed HD 280 Pro high-performance professional studio headphones feature comfortable leatherette ear cushions, a headband, and a foldable design for compact storage. Sennheiser HD 280 Pro is a versatile headphone and sounds great on DVDs and all kinds of music.”


Being an authorized dealer of Sennheiser headphones India, Symphony 440 Design Group provides original, prime professional studio headphones and other microphones at genuine price.

With experienced audio engineers on board, Symphony 440 Design Group suggests the right set of Home recording studio equipment based on the application and budget. We offer free shipping of Sennheiser Studio microphones and Headphones to any location in India including cities like Bangalore, Chennai, Pune and Baroda.