Audio-Technica Releases ATH-AWKG Black Persimmon Wood-Limited Headphones in China
Audio accessories brand Audio-Technica has unveiled its latest offering in China – the ATH-AWKG black persimmon wood-limited headphones. These headphones are crafted using black persimmon, a traditional Japanese wood that has never been used before by Audio-Technica in their audio tuning process. Interestingly, this new model bears resemblance to the one released in 2022 to commemorate the company’s 60th anniversary.
Design and Features
The decision to incorporate black persimmon into the design of the ATH-AWKG headset has resulted in the exclusion of the traditional all-cavity LOGO painting. Instead, the model adopts the Muji design previously used in the Narukami series. The ATH-AWKG headphones are equipped with a 53mm moving coil unit and utilize a 6N-OFC (99.99%) oxygen-free copper coil. The driving part of the headphones features Permendur Iron-cobalt alloy units, while titanium alloy flange rings are used internally. Additionally, the headphones boast Audio-Technica’s Dual Air Damping System (DADS) in the cavity.
The ATH-AWKG headset comes with lambskin headphone pads and employs the A2DC pluggable interface by Audio-Technica for its cables. The package also includes two 3.0m detachable braided shielded wires that are compatible with 6.3mm single-ended and XLR (4-pin) balanced dual output specifications. This model draws inspiration from the functionality of the KG-NARU headsets. Some experts suggest that the use of black persimmon wood may enhance the natural sound effects, resulting in a more pleasing audio experience.
Pricing and Availability
The Audio-Technica ATH-AWKG black persimmon wood-limited headphones are currently available in China at a retail price of 32,800 yuan ($4,582). It is important to note that this limited-edition model is specifically designed for the Chinese market. The premium price tag attached to these headphones suggests that they may appeal to collectors. However, there is no information available regarding the quantity of units produced for the Audio-Technica ATH-AWKG black persimmon wood-limited headphones.