This is Yamazaki, the headphone guy in charge of headphones, who is currently considering buying new summer tires for his car.
These days, I'm more concerned about my tires than my headphones, but the Austrian headphone brand AKG has released a pair of headphones that concern me more than my tires this spring. It’s like this.
These are wireless versions of the K361 and K371, which attracted attention for their oval-shaped sealed housings and large 50mm drivers, which had never been seen from AKG before. They are K361-BT and K371-BT.
These are professional studio headphones that look and sound almost identical to their wired elders, but deliver studio-quality sound even wirelessly. Moreover, the K361-BT and K371-BT can also be used as wired headphones. This is pretty convenient.
For serious field work such as at recording studios and for live PAs, you can use the wired connection, and for everyday use such as listening to music or watching videos while commuting to work or school, you can use a wireless connection, depending on your needs.
The K361-BT comes with a 1.2m and 3.0m straight cable.
The K371-BT comes with a 3.0m curly cable and 1.2m and 3.0m straight cables.
They can also be folded, so you can carry them compactly. The hinges and other sensitive parts are made of durable metal, making them sturdy.
The Bluetooth connection is also very easy. Let's try pairing the K371-BT.
First, turn on the Bluetooth switch on the headphone side. Then, the LED will flash blue and white.
Next, turn on Bluetooth on your smartphone. After waiting for a while, the smartphone will recognize the AKG K371-BT.
Finally, select the AKG K371-BT to complete the connection.
The sound quality of the wireless connection is as high as that of the wired connection. In addition to the flat sound quality of the studio headphones, which deliver a well-balanced output from bass to treble, the large 50mm driver delivers deep bass and a spacious soundstage that reproduces the nuances of the instruments and the expressions of vocals. The sound quality is faithful to the original sound source, not the manufactured impression you typically get from other wireless headphones. If you are a wired headphone person who wants is picky about the sound, these headphones are worth trying out!
That’s it! See you soon. Let's see what kind of tires I’m going to get.