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Producer/DJ Keith Shocklee Praises Comfort And Quality Of HARMAN’s AKG K702 Headphones During Long Studio Hours

VIENNA, Austria – For decades, original member of Public Enemy’s (inductees to the 2013 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame) production team The Bomb Squad, producer and DJ Keith Shocklee has spent countless hours in studios perfecting his own and fellow musicians’ sounds. With a new home studio currently being constructed, Shocklee has taken his mixing mobile – whether on the road or in his living room. Paired with his HARMAN AKG K702 headphones, Shocklee receives true response from his tracks with complete comfort even after hours of wear.

“From the cool factor to the comfort, K702’s truly match the sound of my JBL monitors, so I can produce and mix directly from the headphones,” said Shocklee. “With the K702’s, I can hear all of the compression from new records today and their lack of dynamics. I always knew it was there, but I never had a headphone that brought that to life.”

Currently, Shocklee’s latest project – an EP mix of hip-hop and electronic – is being produced through AKG’s K702 headphones. The album takes the “Spectrum City” sound concept Shocklee and fellow Public Enemy founder Chuck D created in a college radio station in Long Island in the 80’s and revamps it, adding guest vocals and sampling from some of Shocklee’s original music.
“The K702’s are simply lighter; very light in fact. The band adjusts to my head naturally and the only thing you can ask more of a headphone set is they sound amazing. They do; it’s the perfect headphone. I can work for six, eight, ten hours and there is absolutely no ear fatigue,” Shocklee continued.

“I’ve always been a fan of AKG – they are the original studio headphones to me. When we first got into the business, all everyone had was AKG,” according to Shocklee. “K702’s step up the headphone game. You can even master on them, which is incredible. They let you hear exactly what’s missing.”

For more information about AKG, please visit http://www.akg.com and http://www.youtube.com/AKGacoustics.

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets — supported by 15 leading brands, including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon® and Mark Levinson®. The Company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 13,400 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported net sales of $4.4 billion for year ended June 30, 2012.

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