Akai MPC headphones build upon the success and reputation of AKAIs legendary series of MPC music production centres. Designed around the same principles as the legendary MPC range, MPC headphones promise to meet the exacting standards of music professionals. With 25 years of highly acclaimed music production centres, AKAI were determined to ensure that the first MPC headphones lived upto the exceptionally high expectations of the brand.
We first saw the MPC headphones at the NAMM 13 show in California earlier this year, to see what we thought, watch the Akai MPC Pro Headphones video.
Built to the same design principles of the famous MPC studio controllers MPC headphones are designed with 3 main principles in mind...design, quality and purpose. Each of the two headphone models is designed to empower producers with the ability to hear their tracks and hone their craft with unmatched clarity and precision. In addition, MPC headphones and earbuds provide an exceptional experience for simply listening on the go to a personal music library.
Akai MPC studio headphone range is made up of just two distinct models, the MPC base model with 40mm driver and MPC PRO model with 50mm driver and an over-the-ear earcup (rather than on-the-ear with the MPC).
Both of these new models feature Akai Professional's unmatched expertise in tuning and frequency response, as well as fully adjustable headbands, pivoting ear cups, and gunmetal aluminum and steel construction for a solid, comfortable fit. Overstuffed leather cushioning on the headbands and ear cups provides a luxurious listening experience for even the most demanding studio sessions. An audio cable with 1/8-inch connector and 1/4-inch adapter is included for music production, and a communication cable with a built-in microphone is also included for use with mobile phones.
"Headphones are a huge part of the production process," said Dan Gill, Akai Professional Product Manager. "With the MPC headphones and earbuds, we're simply doing what we've always done-delivering the tools musicians need to get fully immersed in their craft."