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Originally Posted by rhythmdevils View Post

How could they possibly release another innovative headphone?  After 20 years of nothing but marketing they probably don't have brilliant innovators and engineers just sitting around taking paychecks and doing nothing.  They have fired the people who made all of their innovative headphones of the past.  I suppose they could rehire and retool, and reinvest and completely change course, but that seems very unlikely to me.  That decision would have to come from the top, which would mean new ownership, which isn't going to happen.  I do think AKG would like very much to remind people that they made great headphones in the past.  But that's about it I'm afraid.  I would love to see it happen though, don't get me wrong. 



THIS.

post #77 of 80

I don't care, I'm waiting for Lady Gaga's k1k mkII. She's working closely with Dr. Dre and Monster: "Best sond experience you rock Dr. Dre,Lady Gaga and monster". This would be fantastic news \o/

post #78 of 80

AKG clearly still employs some talented engineers, if mainly for their microphone business.

 

In their high end products it's clear that they refine their manufacturing technology over time.

 

But everything new they've released since the harman takeover has been either an easy cheap consumer item or an incremental change to an earlier product. Usually it appears that the incremental change has more to do with adapting an old design to new tooling than a genuine drive to innovate.

 

The headphone industry - at least quality headphones - has always been an offshoot of the microphone industry, or at least a technological descendant, and i doubt that will ever change.

 

Keep in mind when you slam Harman for the way AKG is run these days that AKG was acquired by Harman International on July 1st 1994 - more than 15 years ago - and a lot of good products have been released since then.

 

But if AKG releases a new product on par with the K1000 in terms of both design and sound quality, you could knock me over with a feather.


Edited by ericj - 10/26/10 at 10:01pm
post #79 of 80

bump for revival of the k1000.

post #80 of 80

Bump, any updates on the topic ?

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