Three times a winner: Sennheiser products win the iF Design Award 2013
Audio specialist Sennheiser has been honoured with three awards at the prestigious International Forum Design competition. The winning products included the MOMENTUM headphones, the high-end IE 800 in-ear phones and the HDVD 800 headphone amplifier, all of which impressed the international jury with their sophisticated, cutting-edge design, to scoop a coveted iF award.
The three new top-of-the-range Sennheiser products deliver a perfect combination of sound and style. The jury at this year’s iF Product Design Awards noted how each skilfully combined form and function, with no compromises.
The MOMENTUM is part of Sennheiser’s Style Selection. Its minimalist design resolutely cuts out superfluities, making the headphones appear understated and timeless, yet at the same time stylishly urban. The high-quality, predominantly natural materials emphasize the headphones’ pure aesthetics. People love them for how they look and also for how they feel – combining design and luxurious textures to excite the sense of touch with the ultimate in comfort to wear. The MOMENTUM’s sound is like its design: pure and unadulterated.
Bursting with innovations, the IE 800 high-end in-ear headphones ensure that audiophiles can get as close as possible to perfect sound even when they’re on the move. They feature high-quality materials such as the scratch-resistant ceramic housing, while the pure design language and black/silver finish give them that extra special something. To guarantee a perfect fit, Sennheiser has developed new ear adapters with an oval shape based on extensive international studies in ergonomics.
The headphone amplifier HDVD 800 has been designed with meticulous attention to detail inside and out. The aluminium housing, the potentiometer control and the rotary switch for selecting the source are made of anodised aluminium, while the front panel of the housing and the controls are milled from solid material. A glass panel embedded in the aluminium housing of the amplifier gives a clear view of the HDVD 800’s top-quality interior. The material selection has been thought through down to the smallest detail in order to fully exploit the amplifier’s sound potential.
This year, 49 design experts judged 4,352 entries in 16 categories, honouring only the best products with the ultimate accolade – an iF Design award. The judges acknowledged excellence in product design based on criteria including design quality, degree of innovation, functionality or brand value.
Sobre a Sennheiser Moldando o futuro do áudio e criando experiências sonoras únicas para os clientes - esse objetivo une os funcionários e parceiros da Sennheiser em todo o mundo. Fundada em 1945, a Sennheiser é um dos principais fabricantes mundiais de fones de ouvido, microfones e sistemas de transmissão sem fio. Com 21 subsidiárias de vendas e parceiros comerciais de longa data, a empresa atua em mais de 50 países e opera suas próprias instalações de produção na Alemanha, Irlanda, Romênia e EUA. Desde 2013, a Sennheiser é gerenciada por Daniel Sennheiser e pelo Dr. Andreas Sennheiser, a terceira geração da família a administrar a empresa. Em 2017, o Grupo Sennheiser gerou faturamento de 667,7 milhões de euros. www.sennheiser.com.