PROLIGHT + SOUND (Hall 4.0, Stand F41), FRANKFURT—HARMAN Professional Solutions today introduced the AKG foldable studio headphones line, offering professional sound quality to musicians and audio professionals on the go. Designed for content creators who need superb accuracy at an accessible price point, K275, K245 and K175 headphones combine legendary AKG audio performance with extremely robust build quality and superior comfort for long listening sessions.
“Today’s musicians and content creators are frequently on the move, and need headphones that can stand up to their mobile lifestyle,” said Philipp Schuster, Product Line Manager, HARMAN Professional Solutions. “We’ve taken our legendary studio models and made them portable, with a foldable design that allows for easy transport. The new AKG K275, K245 and K175 headphones feature high-quality components that work in harmony to provide optimal fit and great sound—all in a durable form factor that will go the distance with you.”
K275, K245 and K175 deliver unmatched sound quality thanks to a refined design that is based on 70 years of AKG research and development. The K275 and K245 models feature largest-in-class 50mm transducers that provide greater low-frequency extension and detailed bass reproduction. K175 utilizes an on-ear design with largest-in-class, 40mm transducers. All three headphone models offer best-in-class frequency response for unrivaled clarity and detail, making it easier to create mixes that translate well across different playback systems. And with best-in-class sensitivity and low impedance, the headphones deliver maximum output before distortion, even when playing music from lower-powered mobile devices.
AKG K275, K245 and K175 are the first headphones in their class to offer a foldable design made possible through an innovative three-axis hinge and a self-adjusting headband. The foldable design allows the headphones to fit into tight spaces such as travel bags, while also protecting the structural parts from damage. The self-adjusting headband and floating ear cups increase comfort by ensuring the headphones fit correctly with every use. Slow retention foam ear pads provide a comfortable, secure fit that ensures optimal bass extension and prevents sound from leaking out into the surrounding environment.
AKG K275 and K175 feature a closed-back design for live recording and monitoring, while K245 features a semi-open design that is well-suited for editing and mixing.
The new headphones extend the legacy of quality that has become synonymous with AKG. All the critical parts are metal, including the hinge. An extensive product testing regimen—including extreme drop tests, an 80,000-bend-cycle test for cables, and a rigorous driver stress test—ensures that the headphones will last through heavy use. Additionally, the cable is replaceable to maximize value and investment.
The AKG foldable studio headphones line is expected to be available in July 2017, with pricing as follows:
- K275 closed-back over-ear headphones: $211 (MSRP)
- K245 semi-open over-ear headphones: $186 (MSRP)
- K175 closed-back on-ear headphones: $161 (MSRP)
For more information, please visit http://www.akg.com/pro/headphones/professional-headphones
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