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AKG Introduces New Studio Headphones

AKG Acoustics' new K 171 and K 271studio headphones incorporate the company's Varimotion XXL transducers to deliver pristine sonic definition, wide frequency response and lifelike dynamics; the K 171 8/12/2003 8:00 AM Eastern

AKG Acoustics' new K 171 and K 271studio headphones incorporate thecompany's Varimotion XXL transducers to deliver pristine sonicdefinition, wide frequency response and lifelike dynamics; the K 171and K 271 recently began shipping.

Pictured, the K 171 Studio ($199 list) combines the acousticisolation of a closed-back design with the lightweight and comfort ofsupra-aural headphones. It has a frequency range of 18 to 26,000 Hz andweighs only 7.1 ounces without a cable. The K 171 Studio has adetachable 10-foot input cable with a screw-on gold-plated mini to1/4-inch jack. Its low impedance and high sensitivity provides 10 to 12dB more output than the "classic" AKG 141 Monitor.

The K 271 Studio ($249 list) combines the benefits of AKG'scircumaural "around-the-ear" design for extreme comfort with aclosed-back design for maximum isolation from ambient noise. Theaddition of a switch in the headband mutes audio as soon as theheadphones are taken off. The K 271 Studio has a frequency range of 16to 28,000 Hz and weighs 8.5 ounces without a cable. Its detachablecable is 10 feet in length, and the screw-on adapter has a gold-platedmini to 1/4-inch jack.

Both models feature advanced ergonomic design, AKG's patented gimbalear cup suspension and leatherette headbands to conform to the size andshape of the user's head.

For more, visit www.akgusa.com.