Published on Monday, 19 October 2015 18:00
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I still recall a time when I’d go out with my Sony Walkman attached to my belt so i could listen to my favorite songs until i reached my destination (which back then was usually school). In time that Sony Walkman was replaced with a Philips waterproof Discman and i still remember the difference in audio quality since it was my pride and joy back then (was quite expensive too). In the end however i spend more time than with the above players while going back and forth from work with a Sony minidisc since it was smaller, easier to use (could record pretty much everything on-the-fly), had longer battery life and needless to say because its audio quality was excellent. One thing i never liked however is that although one had to pay quite a bit (especially for the mini disc model) to get the above players when released none was bundled with a descent set of earphones. There were several over ear headphone sets in the market but aside being extremely bulky (at least the good ones) they came with long, thick and heavy cables. Bluetooth changed that and although it did take a while and several improvements for it to compete with wired connectivity over the last 3-4 years we have seen several wireless headphones aimed at audiophiles. AKG is amongst the very few manufacturers in the market respected by both professionals and audiophiles alike (thus no introduction on our part is necessary) and today with us we have their top of the line K845 BT closed-back over ear Bluetooth headset.
With more than 1,400 international patents, the AKG® brand has been delivering the powerful, undistorted sound that music professionals have relied on for more than 60 years, consistently producing some of the truest and most natural-sounding headphones and microphones in the history of audio. Akustische und Kino-Gerate Gesellschaft mbH - shortened to AKG in 1965 - was founded by two Viennese, the physicist Dr. Rudolf Gorike and the engineer Ernst Pless, in 1947. Since that date, AKG has driven innovations in the headphones market, producing the ultimate in sonic accuracy for recording professionals, audiophiles and anyone with a passion for music, decade after decade. AKG equipment has toured with everyone from Frank Sinatra and the Rolling Stones to Missy Elliott and Kanye West. We’ve even done a few thousand global orbits aboard the Mir space station with stars of a different variety. Now, AKG studio performance is available everywhere you need it to be, with wired, wireless and noise cancelling headphones and ear buds that recreate your favorite music with all the richness and subtlety of the original performance – for your ears only. If you’re serious about music, and you’re looking for the perfect headphones or ear buds that meet your exacting standards, look no further than the AKG brand.
Unlike many other manufacturers which prioritize size over performance for their Bluetooth headsets (there are some exceptions like the Revo Wireless by Jabra) AKG went all out and instead used 50mm dynamic stereo drivers to provide the K845 BT with increased volume levels and rich/deep bass. These drivers feature a frequency response of 20Hz-20KHz with 32 Ohm impedance and 102dB sensitivity and are housed inside two relatively large earcups. The K845 BT also feature an integrated microphone (unfortunately we don't have any details about it), Bluetooth v3.0 + HS connectivity (with A2DP, AVRCP, HFP and HSP), NFC (near field communication) compatibility, aptX codec, 2D-Axis mechanism and a 320mAh lithium polymer rechargeable battery which gives it up to 8 hours of playback time. Last but not least the frame of the K845 BT may primarily be made out of aluminum but it's actually surprisingly light since it weighs just 293g.