HEILBRONN, GERMANY – JANUARY 4, 2024 – beyerdynamic
is celebrating its 100-year anniversary
in 2024 as one of the leading manufacturers of quality headphones and microphones. Since 1924, beyerdynamic has maintained its reputation as a trusted audio brand, due to its pristine sound quality and the introduction of the DT 48, the first dynamic headphone ever made. As the company embarks on its centennial, it’s celebrating 100 years of milestones with a booth at NAMM that highlights its storied history.
Eugen Beyer: A True Pioneer.
Originally hailing from Russia, beyerdynamic’s founder, Eugen Beyer started out with a fascination for cinema loudspeakers and field acoustics. In 1924, he began manufacturing cinema speakers and founded “Elektrotechnische Fabrik Eugen Beyer,” laying the foundation for what would become one of the world’s oldest manufacturers of headphones and microphones – beyerdynamic.
beyerdynamic’s First Products.
Unveiled in 1937, the DT 48 was the first set of dynamic headphones ever introduced (“DT” stands for Dynamic Telephone). The DT 48 headphones featured better sound quality and were capable of achieving higher levels than the first modern headphones invented by Nathaniel Baldwin in 1910.
Then, with the release of the M 19 in 1939 – the first studio-quality dynamic microphone – beyerdynamic continued its trajectory of making audio history. Many of its products introduced back then are still being manufactured today – which speaks to beyerdynamic’s unwavering commitment to quality and tradition.
Made for the World. In Germany.
Today, beyerdynamic still manufactures all of its professional headphones and microphones in Germany – and it’s still a 100% family-owned business.
“Like any company, we’ve changed a lot over the past 100 years,” said CEO of beyerdynamic, Andreas Rapp. “But what has remained unchanged throughout our history is our commitment to constant innovation and developing products that create an unrivaled sound experience. We’re looking forward to celebrating our centennial as a brand and can only imagine what we’ll accomplish in the next 100 years to come.”
Celebration at NAMM.
To kick off its 100-year celebration, beyerdynamic will highlight its history at NAMM with an immersive booth spotlighting all of its professional headphones and key microphones, along with daily performances.