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sound_logo.JPGOLD LYME, CONNECTICUT – JUNE 2008: You hear them and they stick in your memory: sound logos are to the ear, what a visual symbol is to the eye. So what does an ‘audio specialist’ sound like? That’s precisely what Sennheiser wants to find out, with the help of its wide base of creative customers. Through July 17, 2008, Sennheiser is hosting a sound logo competition in which fans all over the globe can submit audio clips that encapsulate their idea of the “Sennheiser sound,” one of which will be chosen as Sennheiser’s official acoustic trademark. The chosen finalist will take home 5,000 euros, as well as an optional 30,000 euros if Sennheiser acquires unlimited rights to use the winning logo.

An entry is allowed to be up to eight seconds long. To make it as technologically simple as possible for those taking part, contributions should be uploaded onto the www.sennheiser.com/soundlogo website in MP3 format (stereo, 128KBs, max 10MB).

Contributions must be uploaded to the website by July 17, 2008 for consideration. Each entrant may send in up to five entries. By the end of August, thirty finalists will be selected, at which point their sound logos will be appraised by an international jury. “The public will be a virtual member of the judging panel of five,” said Susanne Seidel, president of global marketing at Sennheiser. “You, too, can vote for your favorite sound logo via the website!”

Nine runners-up will win first-class sound equipment for their home. They can choose between Sennheiser’s dynamic top-of-the-range HD 650 headphones or equipping their rehearsal room with an evolution wireless ew 300 G2 microphone system. “We’re really looking forward to receiving entries from all corners of the world,” says Seidel. “There will be an explosion of musical creativity.”

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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 sixty countries around the world through long-term distribution partners and subsidiaries in France, UK, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Russia, Hong Kong, India, Singapore, Japan, China, Canada, Mexico and the USA. Sennheiser’s technology is produced in manufacturing plants in Germany, Ireland and the United States of America. Their 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.

The Sennheiser Group is proud to be affiliated with Georg Neumann (Technical Grammy(r) award-winning manufacturer of studio microphones), Klein and Hummel (studio monitors) and the joint venture Sennheiser Communications that brings their award-winning technology to headsets for PCs, offices and call centers.

For more information, visit www.sennheiser.com

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