Six Sennheiser Headphones Win iF Design Award 2010
Sennheiser won five awards at this year’s International Forum Design competition (click on image
Old Lyme, Conn. – March 9, 2010: Audio specialist Sennheiser is being honored with no less than five awards in this year’s International Forum Design competition. The top-of-the-range HD 800 model and the RS 170 and RS 180 RF headphones won awards in the ‘Audio/Video’ category. From the communication side MM 100 won an award; the PC 31 headset took the coveted prize in the ‘Computers’ category and the model DW Office in the ‘Telecommunications’ category.
Perfect sound, innovative technology and top-quality design: it was this combination that also impressed the international jury at the iF Product Design Awards 2010. It presented awards to Sennheiser’s HD 800, RS 170, RS 180, MM 100, PC 31 and DW Office products. This year, the jurors for the renowned design competition received a total of 2,468 entries from 39 countries. Of these, 778 award-winners were selected in 16 categories.
Sennheiser’s top-of-the-range HD 800 fascinates music-lovers with an impressively spatial sound image that has brilliant trebles and precise basses. These outstanding sound properties are accompanied by a puristic design, carefully selected materials and a high-quality finish ‘made in Germany’. The key components of the HD 800 are a completely new transducer and the innovative ear cup design.
The RS 170 and RS 180 headphone models offer high-resolution sound thanks to digital RF transmission. The RS 170 features dynamic basses and a switchable surround sound mode, while the RS 180 has individually adjustable audio properties for a unique sound experience. A minimalist design and high-gloss surfaces in black or anthracite give both headphones an attractively elegant appearance.
In the latest MM Series coup, the neckband style MM 100 Stereo Bluetooth® caught the discerning eyes of jurors to win an internationally coveted iF product design award for 2010. The MM 100 combines Stereo Bluetooth® with super-lightweight neckband design, making it the perfect headset for doing sports, walking the streets or simply relaxing in the park.
Whether it is used for internet telephony or for enjoying music on the computer, the PC 31 headset from Sennheiser Communications offers excellent voice transmission and top-quality stereo sound. The quality of the sound is matched by the design. The classically elegant shape in a discreet black finish provides the headset with a luxurious appearance. The ergonomic design with an adjustable microphone boom guarantees maximum wearing comfort.
Sennheiser Communications also provides business professionals with comfortable headset solutions. The latest state-of-the-art DW Office DECT headset showcases exquisite wireless design by providing ergonomic wearing comfort and Sennheiser sound quality. Whether using a desk phone or softphone, communication has never been more intuitive. The DW Office lightweight headset and cube-shaped base station not only adds a DECT headset to the company’s existing portfolio of ‘Comfort calls’ products, but is also a real work of art from a product design perspective.
For those interested in top-quality design, all award-winners will be on show from March 2nd in the iF Online Exhibition at www.ifdesign.de. Those who prefer to see the award-winning products ‘live’ will have the opportunity to visit the iF exhibition at the Hannover Messe trade fair and exhibition centre from the beginning of March until August.
About the iF Product Design Awards
The iF product design award is one of the world’s most highly regarded design competitions. The wide-ranging competition covers all areas of product design and has been organised annually since 1953 by the International Forum Design. The international jury evaluates the contributions on the basis of their design quality, finish, choice of materials, degree of innovation and functionality. The best products in a total of 16 categories are chosen and subsequently presented in a product design yearbook and an exhibition.
Sennheiser is a world-leading manufacturer of microphones, headphones and wireless transmission systems. Established in 1945 in Wedemark, Germany, Sennheiser is now a global brand represented in 60 countries around the world with U.S. headquarters in Old Lyme, Connecticut. Sennheiser’s pioneering excellence in technology has rewarded the company with numerous awards and accolades including an Emmy, a Grammy, and the Scientific and Engineering Award of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. For more information, please visit www.sennheiserusa.com or contact:
Hummingbird Media, Inc.
Sennheiser Electronic Corporation
(860) 434-9190, Ext. 180