Friday, February 20, 2009

HEADPHONE INVENTOR DIES


In the spirit of those famous Koss billboards, it's fair to say the company exists, at least in part, beKoss of Martin Lange Jr.

In 1958, Lange was the engineer who developed the prototype for the first Koss Stereophone, inspired by John C. Koss Sr.'s idea for personal stereo headphones.

The rest is headphone history.

"Marty Lange was instrumental in the development of the first SP/3Stereophone," said Koss, founder and now chairman of the Koss Corp. "His creativity and dedication were critical to the business we built together."

Lange died of natural causes Tuesday in hospice care at his Glendale home. He was 82.

Read more about the inventor of Koss Headphones (HERE)

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