AKG K872 Reference Headphones

1,439.00 RRP 1,726.00 (including VAT @ 23%)

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Can be delivered to you on: 25th October 2016
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30 day money back guarantee included if returned unused and sealed

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Product Ref: 71635

  • Specially Engineered 53 mm Transducer
  • Ultra-Light Open-Mesh Headband
  • Slow-Retention Foam Ear Pads
  • Convenient Carrying Case/Stand
  • For Recording, Mixing, Mastering and Live Sound Engineering

AKG K872 Reference Headphones

The AKG K872 Reference Headphones combine superior sound quality with exceptional comfort and portability. Based on 70 years of expertise, they 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. Designed for audio engineers and musicians who require the utmost accuracy and detail for critical recording, mixing, mastering and live sound engineering applications, the AKG K872 Headphones set the new benchmark for performance and comfort.

Product Ref: 71635

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To deliver pure, powerful, ultra-detailed sound, the K872 utilizes a 53 mm transducer—the largest AKG has ever built. This driver was developed from the highly acclaimed 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, providing highly accurate imaging and pristine, natural sound.

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 exceptional 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. 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, Recording Solutions, HARMAN Professional Solutions. "These remarkable headphones illustrate our continual commitment to industry-leading performance and quality."

The K872 is ideal for music production professionals seeking an accurate, transportable, highly detailed reference for critical monitoring in a range of recording, mixing and production applications. Live sound engineers will appreciate the high degree of isolation, detail and comfort that the K872 provides, which enhances their ability to focus on critical elements of the mix. Studio mixing and mastering professionals will benefit from the reference-quality audio K872 delivers in both studio and mobile production workflows.

The headphones include a case that functions as both a headphone stand and a low-profile carrying bag that conveniently fits in a suitcase.