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BAM! Earphones with a difference

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Astell&Kern has launched the AKR02 earphones - premium in-ear headphones designed to be the perfect partner for its range of award-winning, portable high-resolution music players. Tuned dozens of times to optimise audio performance, the earphones are available in the UK from today.

6 things that make AKR02 earphones special
  • Incorporate superior Balancing Air Movement (BAM) technology
  • Acoustically designed integrated air hole allows airflow to the driver, maximizing rich bass tones
  • Removable oxygen-free copper cable and connectors
  • Gorgeous, highly polished unique stainless steel housing
  • Avoid crossover issues of multi-driver earphones
  • Each pair comes in an Italian leather case with a unique serial number.

    The AKR02 earphones have been produced in collaboration with Japanese company, Final Audio Design, who've been crafting high-grade audio products for 40 years.

    Typical BA units are mounted against the ear, sealing the unit and preventing airflow. This hampers performance, which rivals try and resolve through larger and/or multiple units - which in turn can cause usability and crossover issues (resulting in poor musical integration).

    The AKR02 earphones feature air holes - precision made on each set by engineers working with a microscope - to allow airflow to the BA unit, which maximises bass performance and overcomes the weaknesses of typical BA designs.

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