Astell&Kern Teams with Beyerdynamic, Jerry Harvey Audio on Headphones, In-Ear Monitors
The high-resolution audio player maker Astell&Kern has announced the fruits of two collaborations: the AK T5p second-generation headphone, produced in partnership with and by headphone manufacturer Beyerdynamic and Diana, a new universal fit in-ear monitor (IEM) designed by IEM manufacturer Jerry Harvey Audio.
The hand-built-in-Germany AK T5p second-generation headphone has been tuned for Astell&Kern players to showcase clarity and bass for listeners, says the company. It uses Beyerdynamic’s high-efficiency/low-impedance Tesla Technology™ transducers. The headphones come with a detachable cable that is specifically designed for the AK T5p; it is made of four pure silver cables and four OCC copper cables braided together, designed specifically to present the exact characteristics of the headphone’s Tesla Technology drivers; the cable is terminated in a 2.5mm 4-pole balanced connector to match the Balanced Headphone Out on Astell&Kern players. A 2.5mm-to-3.5mm adapter and a quarter-inch connection adaptor are also included. Also featured: premium sheepskin earpads and headbands. A decorative black metal faceplate completes the design; a carrying case is also included for storage.
The AK T5p is being produced in a limited quantity of 1,000 pieces and is available for $1,199.