EXCELLENCE IS IN THE DETAILS
From microphones to professional-grade studio headphones, AKG has had amazing audio in its DNA for seven decades
Chances are, the world’s best-selling musicians heard their most famous tracks played back for the first time through AKG® studio headphones. AKG delivers the powerful, undistorted sound that music professionals have relied on for almost 70 years, producing some of the truest, most nuanced and most natural-sounding headphones and microphones in the history of audio.
Founded in 1947, AKG Acoustics was the brainchild of physicist Dr. Rudolf Görike and engineer Ernst Pless, whose fledgling company made everything from car horns to microphones used in jazz clubs and radio stations across post-war Europe. AKG’S acoustic expertise expanded to include its professional-quality headphones, which began production in 1949. Ten years later, AKG produced the K50s, the world’s first open-backed, supra-aural headphones.
In 2010, AKG’S unsurpassed audio expertise was acknowledged by the industry when it scooped its first Technical Grammy Award. But as more than 1,400 international patent applications suggest, AKG technology has a rich history of taking the industry in new directions. Welcome to the future.