AKG Introduces New Studio Headphones

Aug 12, 2003 12:00 PM, Editors


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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 and K 271 recently began shipping.

Pictured, the K 171 Studio ($199 list) combines the acoustic isolation of a closed-back design with the lightweight and comfort of supra-aural headphones. It has a frequency range of 18 to 26,000 Hz and weighs only 7.1 ounces without a cable. The K 171 Studio has a detachable 10-foot input cable with a screw-on gold-plated mini to 1/4-inch jack. Its low impedance and high sensitivity provides 10 to 12 dB more output than the "classic" AKG 141 Monitor.

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

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

For more, visit www.akgusa.com.

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