Berlin, Germany. – AKG once again sets the benchmark in headphone innovation and design with three new introductions at IFA 2013. Some say the best things come in small packages and with the AKG K323 XS in-ear headphone, AKG has created one of the world’s smallest and lightest earphones. The closed-back, over-ear AKG K545 and K845 BT are the next step in the design evolution of the award-winning K550 bringing studio quality sound and supreme comfort to music listening on the go.
Urban design meets spacious studio sound quality with the AKG K545. This latest introduction builds on the award-winning design of the previous K550 and boasts a striking look in any of the four colour options – black, white, black/turquoise and black/orange. Listeners can enjoy AKG’s trademark studio sound quality on the go, while the combination of the closed-back design and superior acoustic dampening also help to deliver enhanced bass response.
Perfect for lengthy listening sessions on a portable music player, the AKG K545’s cushioned ear cups house 50mm (2 inch) drivers in a full over-ear design, to deliver a dynamic performance so music lovers can immerse themselves loudly in sound without disturbing others.
The AKG K545 is supplied with two detachable cables, which provide device control and enable calls to be made and received on the move. One cable is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod devices and features a three-button MFI remote, while the other is a universal remote and is compatible with a huge range of other portable devices including Android, Windows Phone and Blackberry smartphones along with MP3 and PC/Mac.
For further convenience, they fold flat for easy storage in a briefcase or backpack and feature a microphone line in so that calls can be made and received on the move.
The AKG K545 will be available from October 2013 for a suggested retail price of €249. For additional information or to purchase the AKG K545, please visit www.akg.com.
AKG K845 BT
The K845 BT offers AKG’s reference sound quality in a sleek wireless package, providing instant connectivity via NFC to a wide range of Bluetooth enabled smartphones and other portable devices.
The ear cups luxuriously cushioned to enable comfortable long-listening sessions and feature acoustic dampening which further extends bass response from the two 50mm (2 inch) drivers. Controls are conveniently located on the ear cups, while a cable is also provided for wired connection to other devices that aren’t Bluetooth enabled.
The AKG K845 BT headphones are powered by a Lithium battery which provides up to 8-hours wireless music enjoyment and is charged via a mini USB to USB charging cable so you’ll never be out of juice.
Available in black and white finishes, the headphones fold completely flat thanks to the 2D Axis folding system.
The AKG K845 BT will be available from November 2013 for a suggested retail price of €299. For additional information or to purchase the AKG K845 BT, please visit www.akg.com.
AKG K323 XS
The AKG K323 XS is a true headphone innovation – one the world’s smallest and lightest ever earphones. The ideal choice for the consumer that desire a discreet and almost invisible earphone, the AKG K323 XS features specially-selected 5.8mm drivers deliver precision and performance that belies their size.
For complete comfort and a perfect in-ear fit, four different ear sleeve sizes are provided (XS, S, M and L).
The AKG K323 XS is available in three versions including a straight cable option for uninterrupted music pleasure and two others which allow users to make and answer calls without needing to take off the earphones. Available in black and white finishes, owners of the latest Apple devices can opt for the three-button MFI remote/microphone variant, while users of other smartphones can choose the universal remote/microphone option which is available in green, blue, yellow and red colour alternatives.
The AKG K323 XS will be available from October 2013 for a suggested retail price of €39 (straight), €49 (universal) and €59 (MFI). For additional information or to purchase the AKG K323 XS, please visit www.akg.com.
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