HARMAN Professional Solutions has announced new AKG K361 and K371 professional studio headphones, designed to combine studio-quality sound with a compact, foldable design.
“Content creation has broken out of the confines of the studio and creators need headphones that allow them to hear every detail of their work wherever they go,” said Chris Hansen, director recording & broadcast, HARMAN Professional Solutions. “AKG K361 and K371 headphones combine professional sound quality with the long-wearing comfort and portability of traditional consumer headphones, giving artists, engineers, podcasters, video editors or content producers the freedom and flexibility to create their best work anywhere.”
K361 and K371 are AKG’s first professional headphones to utilize a new oval earcup shape that’s intended to provide both a more comfortable fit and better frequency response by better aligning with the geometry of the human head. Both models are also equipped with 50 mm drivers and pure oxygen-free copper voice coils designed to enhance clarity and acoustic precision.
K361 has a stated frequency range of 15 Hz to 28 kHz, while K371 — equipped with titanium coated diaphragms — have a stated frequency range of 5 Hz to 40 kHz range. In addition, K371 headphones are tuned to AKG’s Reference Response curve, an acoustic target refined over nearly a decade of research outlining widespread hearing and listening preferences.
Both models have passed rigorous stress tests to ensure reliability, and K371 also has metal-reinforced parts for extra durability. The over-ear, closed-back designs are intended to provide superior isolation in noisy environments, with slow-retention foam pads for long-wearing comfort and less low frequency leakage, along with and adjustable calibrated headbands that help in attaining a comfortable fit.
Earcups swivel 90 degrees for single-ear monitoring. Both models also include a protective a carrying pouch and detachable cables for connecting to both professional and consumer equipment.
Availability: K371 ($149 U.S. MSRP) and K361 ($99 MSRP) headphones are now shipping and will be available through retailers worldwide starting in late July, 2018.