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Audio-Technica ATH-AWKG Kurogaki | Closed-back Dynamic Wooden Headphones

Regular price$4,200.00

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Ignite Your Elemental Passions with Audio-Technica's ATH-AWKG Audiophile Closed-Back Dynamic Wooden Headphone

  • EXTREMELY LIMITED: Bloom only guaranteed (x3) units at this time
  • Dynamic 53mm driver with highly efficient German magnetic circuitry
  • KUROGAKI wood housing with hand-applied lacquer finish
  • Magnesium alloy headphone arm and oxygen-free copper voice coil
  • Long-lasting and comfortable earpads and headband made from sheepskin
  • Includes 6.3mm + XLR cables, ZMF hybrid earpads, and KUROGAKI wooden storage box
  • Hand-assembled in Tokyo, Japan

ATH-AWKG wood earcup closeup with logo and Japanese lettering

ATH-AWKG Overview

Audio-Technica introduces the ATH-AWKG, their newest Closed-back Dynamic wooden headphone and a member of their prestigious NARUKAMI collection. Taking its name from the thunder god of Japanese legend, the NARUKAMI series features high-end audio products designed to ignite elemental passions and offers premium, boundary-pushing audio experiences along with meticulous Japanese craftsmanship.

Key materials such as the precious KUROGAKI wood featured in the ATH-AWKG, are selected to bring the listener closer to the wonders of nature. KUROGAKI refers to persimmon wood that exhibits internal, black ink-like patterns, a style and process cherished by nobles and literati throughout history. These wooden housings contribute to exceptional sound quality while their lacquer finish brings out the natural beauty of the wood grain.

Equipped with highly efficient German 53mm drivers, the AWKG delivers exceptionally accurate audio with an expansive sound field. And the lightweight, magnesium alloy arms are positioned perfectly to ensure the best fit with excellent earcup seal. Comfort is further enhanced by the smooth, durable sheepskin earpads and headband with an additional pair of ZMF Universe Hybrid earpads thrown in to provide a unique, alternate experience. Finally, the ATH-AWKG is accompanied by an exquisitely designed storage box adorned with KUROGAKI wood, achieving perfect harmony with the headphones.

The entire package yields an audio experience that pushes the boundaries and ignites new passions for today's audiophile.

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Key Features

  • The housing is crafted from precious KUROGAKI wood with a hand-applied lacquer finish, harnessing the wood’s unique physical properties to deliver remarkably clear sound quality
  • 53mm driver units with highly efficient German Permendur magnetic circuitry deliver powerful audio with an expansive sound field
  • Driver’s lightweight, durable titanium flange allows the diaphragm to react to the signal more accurately
  • A 6N-OFC (high-purity, oxygen-free copper) voice coil provides optimal signal transfer
  • The D.A.D.S. (Double Air Damping System) structure provides deep bass reproduction
  • Stitched ergonomic earpads and headband are made from smooth, high-durability sheepskin for long-lasting comfort
  • All Audio-Technica wooden headphones are hand-assembled in Tokyo
  • Comes with a wooden storage box adorned with KUROGAKI wood

A Sound Connection

Since 2015, Audio-Technica has used a proprietary and specially designed A2DC (Audio Designed Detachable Coaxial) mini-connector on all of their in-ear headphones and select over-ear headphones with detachable cables. This approach was chosen in order to create a better connection, to reduce connector rotation, and to design a connector dedicated to audio.

Extreme closeup of ATH-AWKG cable plug and connector tip

ZMF Earpads

Explore an additional listening experience with the included additional set of interchangeable ZMF Universe hybrid earpads for a unique, alternate sound. ZMF's Universe earpad features a suede / lamb covering and is their "flattest," most universally compatible pad: not too thin and not too thick.

Exteme closeup ZMF hybrid Universe pad with brand logo


  • Type: Closed-back Dynamic
  • Connector: A2DC jack
  • Driver Diameter: 53mm
  • Frequency Response: 5 to 45000Hz
  • Maximum Input Power: 2000 mW
  • Sensitivity: 102 dB/mW
  • Impedance: 48Ω
  • Weight: 14 oz (without cable) (390g)
  • Cable, SE: Braided 9.8' with Gold-plated stereo 6.3mm
  • Cable, Balanced: Braided 9.8’ 4-pin XLR-M
  • Earpads: ZMF Universe Hybrid
  • ATH-AWKG User Manual
  • Audio-Technica 2 Year Manufacturer Warranty

In the Box

  • ATH-AWKG Headphone
  • Cables
    • 9.8' 6.3mm
    • 9.8' XLR 4-pin
  • KUROGAKI wooden storage box
  • Additional set of ZMF Universe hybrid earpads

ATH-AWKG inside included wooden box with removed lid

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