Kurogaki Dynamic Headphones


Indulge in the unique and mysterious beauty
of our KUROGAKI wood headphones

  • 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.
  • Equipped with premium fabric-braided headphone cables for prevention of tangling:
      Two detachable 3.0m cables with A2DC (Audio Designed Detachable Coaxial) connectors at the headphones: one with a 6.3mm 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.
  • Japanese craftsmanship: All Audio-Technica wooden headphones are hand-assembled in Tokyo.
  • Comes with a wooden storage box adorned with KUROGAKI wood.

    To allow more people to experience the unique beauty of KUROGAKI wood, we have crafted the ATH-AWKG as a standalone pair of KUROGAKI headphones, adopted from the AW-KG NARU headphones included with the HPA-KG NARU NARUKAMI amplifier.

    KUROGAKI wood is a cherished material that embodies the wonder of nature and Japanese craftsmanship. KUROGAKI refers to persimmon wood that exhibits internal, black ink-like patterns. The reason these naturally distinct black patterns form remains elusive to this day. They can only be found in ancient trees that are over a hundred years old. Additionally, the drying process of KUROGAKI is quite challenging and requires extensive knowledge and expertise accumulated over years. These factors contribute to the wood’s revered status across Japan. Due to its mystique and Zen-like patterns, KUROGAKI has been cherished by nobles and literati throughout history, serving as a testament to the importance of KUROGAKI in Japanese culture.

    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.

    The headphones are equipped with exclusive 53 mm drivers featuring highly efficient German Permendur magnetic circuitry, which enables the delivery of exceptionally accurate audio with an expansive sound field.

    Each driver is equipped with a lightweight, durable titanium flange and a 6N-OFC (high-purity, oxygen-free copper) voice coil to ensure precise diaphragm movement and optimal signal transfer. Our exclusive D.A.D.S. (Double Air Damping System), which divides the housing structure into two separate acoustic chambers, provides smooth, accurate bass response.

    The arms that secure the housings are constructed from a lightweight, highly rigid magnesium alloy. The arms are angled to ensure the best possible fit with an excellent earcup seal. Comfort is further enhanced by the smooth, durable sheepskin earpads and headband.

    The headphones are also equipped with A2DC (Audio Designed Detachable Coaxial) jacks for secure connection to the two included 3.0 m detachable cables. One cable is fitted with a 6.3 mm gold-plated stereo plug for use with standard audio equipment. The other cable features a 4-pin XLR-M balanced connector for use with the latest high-fidelity equipment, delivering improved channel separation for an enhanced audio experience.

    This product is accompanied by an exquisitely designed storage box adorned with KUROGAKI wood, achieving perfect harmony with the headphones themselves.

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  • ATH-AWKG Specifications




    Closed-back dynamic

    Driver Diameter

    Ø53 mm


    102 dB/mW

    Frequency Response

    5 ~ 45,000 Hz

    Maximum Input Power

    2,000 mW


    48 Ω

    Input Connections

    A2DC connector jack


    Approx. 380 g (without cable)

    Accessories Furnished

    Detachable 3.0 m cable with A2DC connectors - 6.3mm gold-plated stereo plug;
    Balanced 3.0 m cable with A2DC connectors - XLR-M connector (4-pin);
    Wooden storage box adorned with KUROGAKI


    audio technica support ATH-AWKG_UM.pdf - ATH-AWKG User Manual