Founded in 1947, AKG was started in Vienna, Austria, by physicist Dr. Rudolf Goerike and engineer Ernst Pless, and within months, one could find AKG products in radio stations, theatres and jazz clubs. Within just 20 years, AKG saw dramatic growth and were successfully able to mark their territory in almost all major international markets. Today, the brand AKG sits snugly at the core of Harman International Industries which is a global leader in lifestyle audio products.
AKG AS A PART OF HARMAN INTERNATIONAL
In 1994, AKG became a part of Harman International Industries, Inc. The following years brought a time of restructuring and sharpening of the product line and distribution strategy. The wireless microphone line was extended with great products used on tour by Rod Stewart, Peter Gabriel and Simply Red.
AWARD WINNING SOUND & DESIGN
Recipient of multiple Red Dot Design Awards, AKG headphones have a long history on tour and in studio with international musicians such as Frank Sinatra, Eric Clapton, Stevie Wonder, Aerosmith, the Rolling Stones, and Kanye West, amongst many others. We love AKG for their appeal to audiophiles & professionals, their precise sound signature, and stunning European design.