Audio Technica – ATH-AWKG


Only a small handful of the AWKG have been coming to Europe, if you see a ‘1’ below this text, then one of them is still in stock at Headphone Auditions Amsterdam!

1 in stock


What Audio Technica says:

Since our founding in 1962, we have sought to expand the limits of audio technology, pursuing an ever-changing purity of sound to foster human connections. Still, after six decades of discovery and innovation we felt it was time to take our analog audio exploration to an even higher level. The NARUKAMI series offers premium, boundary-pushing audio experiences, along with the meticulous Japanese craftsmanship that is an Audio-Technica hallmark.

Taking its name from the thunder god of Japanese legend, the NARUKAMI series features high-end audio products designed to ignite elemental passions. Our engineers rely on their refined auditory judgment, rather than a sterile set of technical specifications, to assess sound quality, while key materials, like precious KUROGAKI wood, are selected to bring the listener closer to the wonders of nature.

The ATH-AWKG’s KUROGAKI wood housing possesses unique physical properties that contribute to exceptional sound quality. The lacquer finish, applied by hand by a skilled craftsman, brings out the natural beauty of the wood’s grain—a beauty that will only deepen with age.

Since 2015, Audio-Technica has used the specially designed A2DC (Audio Designed Detachable Coaxial) connector on all of our in-ear headphones and select over-ear headphones with detachable cables. But why did we develop this connector and what makes it perform better than existing connectors​ in audio applications?

Additional set of ZMF Universe Hybrid earpads is also included for a unique alternate listening experience.


  • 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
  • 53 mm driver units with highly efficient German Permendur magnetic circuitry deliver powerful audio with an expansive sound field
  • The 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
  • Includes two detachable 3.0 m (9.8′) fabric-braided headphone cables with A2DC (Audio Designed Detachable Coaxial) connectors at the headphones: one with a 6.3 mm (1/4″) gold-plated stereo plug, the other with a 4-pin XLR-M balanced connector
  • The magnesium alloy headphone arm is angled to provide the best possible fit with an excellent earcup seal
  • Stitched ergonomic earpads and headband are made from smooth, high-durability sheepskin for long-lasting comfort
  • Additional set of ZMF Universe Hybrid earpads is also included for a unique alternate listening experience
  • Japanese craftsmanship: All Audio-Technica wooden headphones are hand-assembled in Tokyo
  • Comes with a wooden storage box adorned with KUROGAKI wood


Type Closed-back dynamic
Driver Diameter 53 mm
Frequency Response 5 to 45,000 Hz
Maximum Input Power 2,000 mW
Sensitivity 102 dB/mW