Published On: March 7, 2024

Audio-Technica Launches ATH-AWKG Wooden High-Fidelity Headphones

Published On: March 7, 2024
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Audio-Technica Launches ATH-AWKG Wooden High-Fidelity Headphones

Audio-Technica introduces the ATH-AWKG headphones, boasting Kurogaki wood housing and exclusive 53mm drivers for an exceptional listening experience.

Audio-Technica Launches ATH-AWKG Wooden High-Fidelity Headphones

By Author: Nemanja Grbic
With over 9 years of experience in journalism, Nemanja Grbic is a reputable news press release writer and journalist in the home theater industry. His sharp journalistic acumen delivers accurate and engaging news, featured in prominent AV publications.

Audio-Technica, renowned for its premium audio products, has unveiled its latest masterpiece, the ATH-AWKG wooden high-fidelity headphones. This latest addition to the brand's lineup showcases the marriage of traditional Japanese craftsmanship with cutting-edge audio technology, promising a listening experience that is as aesthetically pleasing as it is sonically impressive.

Crafted in the heart of Tokyo, the ATH-AWKG headphones boast a housing made from Kurogaki wood, a material steeped in Japanese heritage. Derived from ancient persimmon trees, Kurogaki wood is prized for its unique properties, including distinct black ink-like patterns that evoke a sense of timeless elegance. 

Each pair of ATH-AWKG headphones undergoes a meticulous lacquering process by skilled artisans, further enhancing the natural beauty of the wood grain and ensuring durability for years to come.

Beneath their exquisite exterior, the headphones are equipped with proprietary 53mm drivers featuring German Permendur magnetic circuitry. This advanced technology delivers unparalleled audio accuracy and an expansive soundstage, allowing listeners to immerse themselves fully in their favorite music. 

Additionally, the headphones incorporate Audio-Technica's Double Air Damping System, ensuring precise bass response without sacrificing clarity across the frequency range.

Comfort is paramount with the ATH-AWKG headphones, thanks to their ergonomic design and luxurious materials. 

The earpads and headband, crafted from smooth and durable sheepskin, provide a snug yet gentle fit for extended listening sessions. The headphones also feature a magnesium alloy headphone arm, carefully angled to ensure optimal comfort and stability.

ATH-AWKG wooden headphones.

In a nod to audio enthusiasts seeking the ultimate listening experience, Audio-Technica has spared no detail in the presentation of the ATH-AWKG headphones. Each pair comes nestled within a beautifully designed storage box adorned with accents of Kurogaki wood, further underscoring the brand's dedication to both form and function.

In addition to exceptional sound quality and comfort, Audio-Technica has thoughtfully included accessories to enhance the user experience. The headphones come with detachable cables featuring Audio-Technica's A2DC jacks, providing versatility and convenience for various audio setups. 

Furthermore, an additional set of ZMF Universe Hybrid earpads is included, allowing users to customize their listening experience according to their preferences.

Key Features: 

  • The housing is crafted from precious KUROGAKI wood with a hand-applied lacquer finish, harnessing the wood’s unique physical properties to deliver remarkably clear sound quality
  • 53mm driver units with highly efficient German Permendur magnetic circuitry deliver powerful audio with an expansive sound field
  • The driver’s lightweight, durable titanium flange allows the diaphragm to react to the signal more accurately
  • A 6N-OFC (high-purity, oxygen-free copper) voice coil provides optimal signal transfer
  • The D.A.D.S. (Double Air Damping System) structure provides deep bass reproduction
  • The magnesium alloy headphone arm is angled to provide the best possible fit with an excellent earcup seal
  • Stitched ergonomic earpads and headband are made from smooth, high-durability sheepskin for long-lasting comfort
  • Premium fabric-braided headphone cables prevent tangling
  • Included: Two detachable 3.0 m (9.8′) cables with A2DC (Audio Designed Detachable Coaxial) connectors at the headphones: one with a 6.3 mm (1/4″) gold-plated stereo plug, the other with a 4-pin XLR-M balanced connector.

With a price tag starting at £3,000 / $4,500 / €3,500, the ATH-AWKG headphones represent a significant investment for audiophiles seeking uncompromising quality. However, despite the hefty price, Audio-Technica hopes that enthusiasts and audiophiles alike are eager to add these collectors' items to their audio arsenal.

To complement the new headphones, Audio-Technica has also introduced the NARUKAMI HPA-KG NARU Tube Headphone Amplifier. Crafted with the same Kurogaki wood as the headphones, this amplifier boasts a dual-mono configuration and fully balanced drive design, promising to deliver unparalleled depth and presence to the audio.

The ATH-AWKG headphones are now available for purchase, albeit in limited quantities, offering audio enthusiasts the opportunity to own a truly exceptional piece of audio engineering that pays homage to Japan's rich cultural heritage.

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