TIËSTO launches his ‘AKG by TIËSTO’ headphone range – the first headphones engineered for Electronic Dance Music.
Watch the AKG by TIËSTO – Professional DJ headphones teaser video here
Tiësto announces today the launch of his very is own headphone range in conjunction with leading audio design manufacturer AKG. Worn by the legendary DJ and producer during his performances and in the studio, these headphones provide users with a sound fitting for the global electronic dance music phenomenon.
Tiësto’s headphone range will consist of three unique models – each designed specifically for the electronic dance music lover:
K267 TIËSTO (high performance) – 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. 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 (professional) – 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.
K67 TIËSTO (reference) – features an on-ear design 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.
“I’ve been really closely involved with every element of the headphones, from the sound quality to the look and feel,” Tiësto says. “I’ve been using the headphones when playing around the world over the last 6 months. During that time I’ve worked closely with the AKG technical team to make sure they deliver the perfect sound. The AKG-by-TIËSTO range provides the quality I can really rely on, whether in a club or a stadium, or in the studio. I am proud to work alongside AKG to set a new standard for professional headphones.”
“AKG has been synonymous with premium sound quality for musicians, sound engineers and music aficionados all around the globe,” stated Thomas Stubics, Product Marketing Manager, AKG. “Thanks to TIËSTO himself and his inspiring team, the new AKG-by-TIËSTO Series combines AKG’s heritage with slick design, modern sound tuning, new features and impressive durability, better than ever before.”
Both the K67 TIËSTO and K167 TIËSTO models are currently available in stories arou
nd the globe. The top of the line K267 TIËSTO headphones will be available in late October 2012.
Tiësto has 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 12 million friends on Facebook, 1+ million followers on Twitter, more than 300 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, Perry, Nelly Furtado, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Goldfrapp and many more. 2012 has seen Tiësto achieve new heights in his stellar career – launching his very own Club Life Radio Channel on Sirius XM, releasing his AKG by Tiësto headphone range and iPhone app, along with his hugely successful Club Life – Volume Two Miami album. Headline performances at festivals around the world, residencies at Pacha in Ibiza and the Wynn in Las Vegas have made this year Tiësto's biggest yet.
HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets – supported by 15 leading brands, including AKG, Harman Kardon, Infinity, JBL, Lexicon and Mark Levinson. The company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 20 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 13,400 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported sales of $4.4 billion for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012.