We recently praised AKG’s affordable professional headphones, the K371 headphones, for their value for money and performance. AKG has now announced that they are to release Bluetooth versions of the K361 and K371 headphones, aptly named K361-BT and K371-BT. The headphones will be exhibited at NAMM 2020 next week, giving music lovers a first taste before they hit the shelves in February.
The headphones are designed with mobile artists, producers, engineers and podcasters in mind, offering both a wired connection and wireless Bluetooth connection. Featuring an over-ear, closed-back design, the K361-BT and K371-BT offer frequency responses of 15Hz – 28kHz and 5Hz to 40kHz, respectively. AKG claims that this allows the headphones to “deliver the deepest bass and highest highs in their class”. With a built-in mic, up to 40 hours of battery life and ergonomic ear cups, these headphones can be used for casual listening and could act as day-to-day headphones.
The professional headphones sport high-sensitivity 50mm drivers and pure oxygen-free copper voice coils to deliver “clear, detailed and balanced lows, mids and highs”, AKG says. With rigorous testing, the brand’s aim was to make these headphones reliable in a variety of demanding conditions. The closed-back design provides isolation in noisy environments while minimising low-end leakage. Vocalists who prefer single-ear monitoring will be pleased to hear that the headphones’ ear cups swivel 90 degrees.
Weighing in at under 8 ounces (225 grams), the K361-BT and K371-BT are designed to keep ear fatigue at bay in long recording and listening sessions. Included with the headphones is a carry pouch, detachable cables, USB charging cables, and eighth-inch to quarter-inch jack adapter.