AKG will be launching a few pro audio innovations at NAMM 2020 (booth 14508), including new professional studio headphones and a podcasting kit.
K361-BT and K371-BT professional studio headphones
The new K361-BT and K371-BT headphones are ideal for mobile artists, engineers, podcasters and beatmakers who want the flexibility of wired or wireless connectivity combined with studio-quality sound. Both headphone models feature an over-ear, closed-back design and good frequency response—15 Hz to 28 kHz in the K361-BT and 5 Hz to 40 kHz in the K371-BT. They also have a built-in microphone for two-way Bluetooth communication.
“Today’s artists and content creators are creating in more locations than ever before, and they need uncompromising audio performance at home, in the studio and on the road,” said Chris Hansen, director, recording and content creation, HARMAN. “With class-leading frequency responses, Bluetooth connectivity and ergonomic, foldable design, K361-BT and K371-BT headphones are the perfect reference headphones for today’s mobile creative lifestyles. We’re excited for customers to experience the superior sound quality and lasting comfort of K361-BT and K371-BT at the 2020 NAMM show.”
The headphones also feature high-sensitivity 50mm drivers and oxygen-free copper voice coils to deliver clear, detailed and balanced lows, mids and highs. And with the latest generation Bluetooth 5.0 technology, users can enjoy up to 40 hours of wire-free listening between charges.
The K361-BT ($161.25 U.S. MSRP) and K371-BT ($223.75 U.S. MSRP) are available later this month.
Podcaster Essentials bundle
The Podcaster Essentials bundle includes the new AKG Lyra USB pro sound microphone, AKG K371 headphones, Ableton Live 10 Lite recording software, a four-part Berklee Online recording class, and a full set of audio cables including a headphone splitter. The AKG Lyra is an ultra-HD, multi-mode USB microphone that delivers 4K-compatible, 24-bit 192 kHz audio resolution with four capture modes suited to a wide range of recording applications. Ableton Live 10 Lite is a streamlined audio production platform that allows users to quickly and easily record and edit professional podcasts. And you can read about the headphones above.
“Today’s podcasters and content creators need versatile, powerful audio solutions that enable them to create the highest quality productions that stand apart from the crowd,” said Hansen. “The AKG Podcaster Essentials bundle provides everything creators need to transform their computer into a professional-quality podcasting studio. We’re excited for our customers at the 2020 NAMM and CES shows to see how easy it can be to put together a professional podcast in any setting with the AKG Podcaster Essentials bundle.”
The Podcaster Essentials bundle (U.S. MSRP $350) will also be available later this month.