DJ and producer TIËSTO teams up with AKG to design high-performance headphones 20/09/12
AKG has announced the AKG by TIËSTO range of headphones that feature tuning and styling directed by DJ and producer TIËSTO. AKG says that, comprising three high-performance professional-grade headphones, the TIËSTO Series will appeal to a broad range of end users, from studio engineers, to artists, fans and TIËSTO himself - whether in the studio, at a show or on the go.
Commenting on the announcement Thomas Stubics, product marketing manager, AKG noted, "The AKG by TIËSTO headphones will convey an entirely new level of performance to the DJ profession. Every aspect of the TIËSTO headphones encompasses the style, emotion and heart TIËSTO provides his audiences, live or on a record. Working with TIËSTO allows AKG to extend its reputation of quality and reliability directly to the DJ and producer himself, ensuring shows and albums are at peak performance."
TIËSTO had this to say, "AKG is rooted in the passion for music at the same time as having a unique eye for design and style. Together we've created a line of headphones that are perfect for those who want the best quality of sound, but don't wish to compromise on style, whether you're looking to mix in the studio, perform live or even listen when you're on the move."
Here's the full details in AKG's own words:
With more than 350 million total views on YouTube, 12.8 million+ fans on Facebook and over 1.3 million followers on Twitter, TIËSTO is one of the most influential DJs in the world. His achievements have ranged from playing at the opening of the 2004 Olympics to an audience of billions, to Grammy Award nominations and the coveted title of 'Greatest DJ Of All Time', bestowed on him by Mixmag. As well as running his own label, Musical Freedom, TIËSTO is constantly travelling around the globe, playing over 250 shows a year to millions of fans.
The line of three headphones, K67 TIËSTO (High-Performance), K167 TIËSTO (Professional) and K267 TIËSTO (Reference) all provide users with a sound fitting for the global phenom, TIËSTO himself.
K67 TIËSTO's on-ear design is ideal for home recording, project studios, live sound and rehearsal applications, offering a high noise attenuation. The compact design delivers sound quality wherever necessary, even outdoors.
K167 TIËSTO is an over-ear, closed-back design for high comfort and maximum noise rejection. Suitable for multiple applications, from the stage to the studio, DJs and music enthusiasts will enjoy the stunning design and impressive sound quality, even in loud environments. Its 40mm driver allows for higher sound pressure levels, while its roadworthy design provides maximum reliability.
K267 TIËSTO offers an over-ear, closed-back design, with an oversized low resonance driver, providing a higher SPL, while still maintaining a matched low frequency bass response. Its user-adjustable bass boost keeps sound neutral or maximizes deeper sub-bass frequencies when prompted. With high-quality materials and superior workmanship, K267's sound quality raises the bar for the professional DJ with the best performance without compromise. K267's Dual Plug-In feature allows the user to attach the cable to either side for maximum comfort. In addition, each set boasts 3D-Axis folding mechanisms for optimum fitting and flat storage.
Pricing and Availability:
The AKG K67 TIËSTO are £99 RRP inc VAT, the K167 TIËSTO are £199 RRP inc VAT. Both models are expected to ship in the UK in October 2012. The K267 TIËSTO are £329 RRP inc VAT and are expected to ship in the UK in November 2012.