AKG Debuts Closed-Back K872 Reference Headphones

AKG, a Harman company, has introduced closed-back K872 reference headphones for audio engineers and musicians who require accuracy and detail for critical recording, mixing, mastering and live sound engineering applications.

AKG said the new top of the line K872 headphones feature custom components including a specially engineered 53 mm transducer, ultra-light open-mesh headband, slow-retention foam ear pads and a convenient carrying case/stand.

At 53 mm, the transducer is the largest AKG has ever built. This driver was developed from the K812 transducer, and ensures highest in-class headroom and dynamic range. Each K872 transducer employs a 1.5 Tesla magnet system, the strongest available today.

The K872 features a high-sensitivity copper-covered aluminum voice coil that extends sound beyond the limits of the human auditory system, spanning a full spectrum of frequencies.

The ultra-lightweight two-layer voice coil ensures a superior impulse response and an extended frequency range from 5 Hz to 54 kHz, while delivering the lowest distortion level in class.

With newly designed closed-back ear cups, K872 headphones provide optimal isolation from external sound during critical monitoring applications. To provide personalized fit and comfort, the K872 features 3D-shaped slow-retention ear pads and a new quick-lock mechanism that maintains the right size for the wearer’s head shape.

Side view of the new AKG K872 Headphones

Side view of the new AKG K872 Headphones

K872 headphones also feature all-metal cardan-type hinges to ensure maximum durability and a tight ear pad seal. The entire design works in concert to deliver unsurpassed comfort for long mixing and mastering sessions.

“The AKG K872 headphones leverage innovative driver design, along with superior mechanical and acoustic technologies to deliver superb response, exceptional comfort and long-lasting reliability,” said Peter Chaikin, in Harman’s recording solutions.

The K872 is ideal for live sound engineers who demand a high degree of isolation, detail and comfort. Studio mixing and mastering professionals will benefit from the reference-quality audio K872 delivers in both studio and mobile production workflows.

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