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Published on April 3rd, 2019 | by The GC Team

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AKG first-in-class foldable studio headphones available in UK

AKG Professional by Harman and UK distributor Sound Technology Ltd. have announced UK availability of three studio-quality foldable headphone models. The K175 is a closed-back design with 40mm drivers; the K245 is a semi-open design with 50mm drivers; the K275 is a closed-back design with 50mm drivers.

Designed “for all, including musicians and audio professionals on the go,” the AKG K275, K245 and K175 are the first headphones in their class to offer a foldable design, delivering both high quality sound and portability. The three models feature an innovative three-axis, all-metal hinge, designed to fit into tight spaces such as a travel bag where other studio headphones wouldn’t fit. 

“Musicians, producers and engineers need durable, high-quality studio headphones that can keep up with the demands of today’s mobile lifestyle,” said Peter Chaikin, Director, Recording Solutions at HARMAN Professional Solutions. “The new AKG K275, K245, and K175 foldable studio headphones are designed to be used where other studio headphones can’t, offering unmatched sound quality for mixing, monitoring and creating music, and the durability you need for years on the road. AKG foldable studio headphones are the first headphones in their class with a foldable design.” 

The K275 and K245 models feature largest-in-class 50mm transducers that provide greater low-frequency extension and detailed bass reproduction. The K175 uses an on-ear design with largest-in-class 40mm transducers. All three models offer high clarity and detail, making it easier to create mixes that translate well across different playback systems. All models feature best-in-class sensitivity and low impedance, delivering maximum output before distortion, even when playing music from lower-powered mobile devices.

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.

All critical parts of the design 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 maximise value and investment.

AKG Professional by HARMAN is distributed in the UK and ROI by Sound Technology Ltd. For more information please call Sound Technology Ltd on 01462 480000 or visit www.soundtech.co.uk/akg.

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