Studio Monitors For Your Ears

KRK introduces the KNS headphone series      04/11/10

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KRK has announced a new series of professional headphones that they say feature an advanced transducer design, extraordinary sonic accuracy and a level of comfort that is being described by users as the most comfortable headphones they have ever experienced. Here's the rest of what they have to say in their press release...
Similar in purpose and design philosophy to all KRK products, both the KNS-6400 and KNS-8400 provide honest reproduction that will benefit studio engineers, studio musicians, producers and avid music fans alike. The KNS headphones provide the same qualities that users of KRK speakers and subwoofers have benefitted from for 25 years; namely, sonic accuracy, transparency and consistency. Now you can enjoy the same KRK engineering, innovation and voicing philosophy when using headphones.
Tim Dorwart, KRK CEO states, "The development of a breakthrough KRK headphone product has been years in the making. We assembled a team of experienced designers that were given a directive to create a headphone that exceeded current performance standards. The goal was to satisfy what customers have been asking for: a headphone that closely replicates the "studio monitor experience" while honoring our objective to build a product that is lightweight, comfortable and competitively priced."
KRK headphones provide incredibly natural frequency response that gives you a reference standard unaffected by your location. With a range of 10Hz-22kHz on the KNS-6400 and a range of 5Hz-23kHz on the KNS-8400, you will be able to monitor audio without compromising your tracks. With a detachable and replaceable locking cable, rotating ear cups for travel and storage, durable materials, replaceable ear and head cushions and a wide range of accessories, the KNS series is ready to withstand the needs of producers, musicians, performers and engineers -- in the studio and on the go.
"The first thing I want to know is whether the low frequencies are there? Does it feel like a KRK monitor? And it totally does," commented famed producer Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins of Darkchild Entertainment. "The comfort is incredible. They are lightweight – not these big, old heavy headphones that you feel like you want to take off after wearing them for five minutes." Adds Jerkins, "Now when I take my mixes home or when I'm traveling, I can plug my KRK headphones into my laptop and feel like I'm still in the studio. That's important when you're making hits for the radio; you have to be spot on."
Built with comfort as a design imperative, the KNS 6400 & 8400 have a lightweight reduced-mass structure with an adjustable low-pressure headband system. The self-aligning yoke ensures the best possible fit -- so the artist can focus on music without having to tolerate discomfort. The acoustic foam ear pads gently conform to your unique head shape improving low-end response and providing a high level of sound isolation.
For years, KRK has been known for innovations in speakers, monitors and subs. The new KNS series of headphones -- with their ability to reveal exactly what you have on the tracks -- is an ideal choice for critical listening. Being able to discern the most subtle differences in pitch, timbre and tone helps you to get it right every mix, every take, and every performance.
Key Features
  • Voiced to remain true to the character of KRK's class leading studio monitors, developed with 25 years of years of experience in studio sound.
  • The latest reference quality frequency response for closed-back, circum-aural dynamic headphones.
  • Newly developed headphone acoustical system bringing a new level of headphone performance for the first time.
  • Utilizing the latest in acoustic memory foam technology ensures class leading performance in both reproduction and isolation.
  • A new standard in headphone comfort, even over extended periods of use, designed to avoid feeling uncomfortable during long sessions. The special foam conforms to the ear to help ensure an improved fit.
  • Exceedingly accurate, natural and wide frequency response.
  • Large dynamic range with extremely consistent low-distortion detail and clarity.
  • Extended low frequency definition, ensures the bass component of your music is accurately reproduced, and is not lost.
  • Transparent reproduction of high-frequencies, resulting in highly accurate imaging.
  • High-efficiency Neodymium 40mm driver.
  • High durability 2.5m single-sided straight cable with oxygen-free copper wires.
  • Adjustable, foldable driver enclosures provide comfort and portability.
  • Replaceable cable, head, and ear cushions to ensure long product life.
  • Soft carrying case embossed with the KRK logo for travelling engineers, or storage when not in use.
  • 1/4" jack plug can be unscrewed to reveal a 1/8" plug for laptops and portable media players.
Pricing and Availability:
$99 for the 6400 model.
$149 for the 8400 model.
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