HARMAN’s AKG By TIËSTO Headphones Earn Coveted Red Dot Product Design Award

AKG By TIËSTO Headphones

VIENNA, Austria – Introduced in 2012, HARMAN’s AKG-by-TIËSTO headphones have taken the DJ market by storm.  The collaboration between AKG and world-famous DJ and producer TIËSTO brought the popular artist into the design stages of the headphones to specifically map out his perfect piece for sold-out live performances.  With TIËSTO’s input and stamp of approval, the full line of TIËSTO headphones recently earned the internationally acclaimed Red Dot-label recognition for product design in 2013.

The internationally recognized Red Dot symbol is awarded to the finest in technology and is only attributed to product from companies that accentuate excellent design and long-term quality. 

“The Red Dot recognition for our best-selling AKG-by-TIËSTO headphones underscores the decades of quality and reliability producers, DJs and music enthusiasts expect from our legendary products,” stated Thomas Stubics, Product Marketing Manager, AKG. “Red Dotis synonymous with leading products in numerous industries and to have the AKG-by-TIËSTO headphones marked with its symbol validates our position that our world-class, multi-purpose headphones provide an all-encompassing quality for the music industry.”

K267 TIËSTO offers an over-ear, closed-back design, with an oversized low resonance driver, providing a higher SPL, while still maintaining a matched low frequency bass response.  Its user-adjustable bass boost keeps sound neutral or maximizes deeper sub-bass frequencies when prompted. With high-quality materials and superior workmanship, K267’s sound quality raises the bar for the professional DJ with the best performance without compromise.  K267’s Dual Plug-In feature allows the user to attach the cable to either side for maximum comfort.  In addition, each set boasts 3D-Axis folding mechanisms for optimum fitting and flat storage.

K167 TIËSTO is an over-ear, closed-back design for high comfort and maximum noise rejection.  Suitable for multiple applications, from the stage to the studio, DJs and music enthusiasts will enjoy the stunning design and impressive sound quality, even in loud environments. Its 40mm driver allows for higher sound pressure levels, while its roadworthy design provides maximum reliability.

K67 TIËSTO’s on-ear design is ideal for the perfect sound on the go. They are designed for a wide range of applications from live sound to studio work. The compact design delivers convincing and powerful sound wherever necessary, even outdoors. 

For more information about AKG, please visit http://www.akg.com and http://www.youtube.com/AKGacoustics. For more information on the reddot design award, please visit en.red-dot.org.

HARMAN (www.HARMAN.com) designs, manufactures, and markets a wide range of audio, lighting and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer, and professional markets. It is a recognized world leader across its customer segments with premium brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, and Mark Levinson®, and leading-edge connectivity, safety and audio technologies. The company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with Harman audio and infotainment systems. Harman has a workforce of about 14,300 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $4.4 billion for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012.

Tiëstohas transcended musical genres to create a global “Tiësto” brand. His achievements include: a Grammy nomination, numerous MTV awards, performing at the opening ceremony of the 2004 Athens Olympic Games to an audience of billions, and even a wax statue at Madame Tussauds. With over 14 million friends on Facebook, 1.6 million followers on Twitter, over 400 million hits on YouTube, a globally syndicated Club Life Radio Show and his Club Life Podcast (#1 music podcast on iTunes globally), not to mention having played to millions live around the world, Tiësto has truly become a universal phenomenon. Tiësto has worked with superstars such as Kanye West, Coldplay, Gotye, Katy Perry, Nelly Furtado, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Goldfrapp and many more. 2012 saw Tiësto achieve new heights in his stellar career - launching his very own Club Life Radio Channel on Sirius XM; performing the first concert live-streamed on Twitter; his 10-part “In the Booth” YouTube documentary series; releasing his AKG by Tiësto headphone range and iPhone app; plus his hugely successful Club Life - Volume Two Miami album and Guess fashion line.  Headline performances at festivals around the world, residencies at Pacha in Ibiza and the new Hakkasan in Las Vegas and his forthcoming mix album Club Life – Volume 3 Stockholm all promise to make 2013 even bigger.

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