Renowned brand, Audio-Technica has launched the ATH-AWKG wooden high-fidelity headphones–hand-assembled in Tokyo, the model incorporates KUROGAKI wooden housing that offers oh-so-unique physical properties that deliver both exceptional sound quality and a stylish design.

KUROGAKI wood is a precious material in Japanese craftmanship that embodies the wonder of nature and refers to persimmon wood that exhibits black ink-like patterns; being unique, it’s only found in ancient trees that are over a century old and, as the drying process requires extensive knowledge and expertise, it’s something that is revered across Japan. Throughout history, the material has been admired by nobles and literati thanks to its mysterious and Zen-like patterns–and the cause of these is still a mystery. The ATH-AWKG’s lacquer finish, applied by hand, brings out the natural beauty of the wood’s grain, and it’s a beauty that will only deepen with age.

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Expect stitched ergonomic earpads and headbands that are crafted from smooth, highly durable sheepskin for long-lasting comfort, along with a magnesium alloy headphone arm that has been angled to offer the ideal fit.

Staying true to Audio-Technica’s superior audio performance for which it’s known, these headphones are equipped with exclusive 53mm drivers, featuring highly efficient German Permendur magnetic circuitry–this enables the delivery of accurate audio with an expansive sound field. Plus, each driver is equipped with a lightweight, durable titanium flange and a 6N-OFC voice coil for optimal signal transfer and the Double Air Damping System provides a smooth bass response.

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For a finishing touch, the new headphones come in an exquisitely designed storage box adorned with KUROGAKI wood. The Audio-Technica ATH-AWKG is available now and is priced at $3,500.