Scan code: LN126060 Manufacturer code: K872

AKG - K872 Closed Back Headphones + RME Adi-2-DAC Headphone Amp

AKG - K872 Closed Back Master Reference Headphones + RME Adi-2-DAC Headphone Amp

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Scan code: LN126060 Manufacturer code: K872
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AKG K872 Closed Back Headphones
RME Adi-2-DAC Headphone Amp

AKG K872 rmi adi-2 dac

A match made in heaven!The result of almost 70 years of expertise, the AKG K872 master reference closed-back headphones offer unmatched accuracy and comfort in both production and live sound engineering settings. Custom 53mm drivers with 1.5 Tesla magnet systems provide exceptional headroom for precise imaging, low sub frequencies and extended dynamic range. The optimized closed-back design allows for excellent isolation during tracking, mixing and mastering sessions. The open-mesh headband and 3D-shaped slow-retention foam earcups make for a personalized fit and remarkable comfort for long sessions. Designed with meticulous detail to every design element and component, the K872 is the new benchmark for headphone performance.

The ADI-2 DAC from RME features an enhanced SteadyClock, finely-tuned analogue circuitry, a brand-new MRC remote control, ‘Extreme Power’ headphone out and an exceptional IEM output. Featuring all the hallmarks that made the ADI-2 Pro so widely acclaimed, including its wonderfully clear signature sound and full capability of DSP processing, with 5 band EQ, crossfeed and much more. The ADI-2 DAC now features more streamlined, intuitive operation, aswell as a beautiful new aesthetic design, it truly is the perfect centrepiece for any audio lovers home.

Together the AKG K872 Closed Back Headphones and RME Adi-2-DAC Headphone Amplifier make for an outstanding listening experience every user will be sure to love. Hear music like never before with this match made in heaven!

AKG - K872 Closed Back Headphones

AKG K872

The new benchmark for performanceThe AKG K872 headphones featurue components that are all meticulously crafted and work in concert to deliver superior performance and an impressive listening experience. We engineered the drivers using large 53mm transducers and powerful 1.5 Tesla magnet systems to ensure greatest-in-class headroom and accurate imaging. The two-layer, copper-covered aluminum voice coil works with the special magnet design to deliver high sensitivity, superior impulse response, and an extended frequency range of 5Hz–54kHz.

36 ΩImpedance

5Hz - 54kHzFrequency Response

53 mmDriver Size

Precision Accuracy & Performance

AKG K872

Challenge AcceptedWhen designing K872, AKG challenged themselves to design the highest-quality, most accurate reference headphones ever made. You can rely on the K872 to show all the detail in a wide range of program material and today’s high-resolution formats.

If you are recording, mixing, mastering or creating a soundtrack, K872 sets a new benchmark for performance.

Optimized Closed-Back Design

AKG K872

Inspiring listeningThe newly designed, closed-back ear cups provide optimal isolation from external sound in critical monitoring applications. If you Want to record a magical performance, worn by your recording performer, K872 provides a most inspiring listening experience while ensuring sensitive microphones and your recorded tracks will be free of headphone “leakage.”

Remarkable ComfortOver 50 years ago, AKG designed the first self-adjusting headband which soon became an industry standard for headphones. The K872 combines comfort of the innovative lightweight self-adjusting headband with a new quick-lock mechanism which maintanins the correct shape for your head, saving you from readjusting every time you use them. 3D-Shaped slow-retention ear cups also offer exceptional fit and comfort.

Long-Lasting DurabilityEach rugged component of the K872 headphones are stress-tested by AKG engineers to guarantee premium AKG performance anytime, anywhere. All the critical parts are made from metal, from the precision cardan hingeto the headband. Parts like the trim ring around the ear cup provide a superior seal for the speaker plate, making the K872's industry leading headphones that are built to last.

Modern MobilityThe K872 master reference headphones support modern mobile laptop production work flow, perfect for mixing mastering and monitoring reference on the move. A low-profile carrying case which also works as a stand is included to protect your master reference headphones during travel. The slim and durable cable with precision LEMO connector is also easily detatched for additional transportability.

RME Audio - ADI-2 DAC

rmi adi-2 dac

A whole host of new and improved features The ADI-2 DAC is an evolution of the ADI-2 Pro, optimised for home and hi-fi use. With a host of new, exciting and innovative features and a number of handy functionalities, the ADI-2 DAC quickly became the reference. With thanks to its combination of pro-level DA conversion, with dual IEM outputs and remote control, it has been acclaimed worldwide with lauding reviews for its versatility, sound and technical efficiency.

Fast forward to now, the current version of the ADI-2 DAC ships with a newly designed remote control, enhanced DA conversion and an adapted analogue output stage for even greater noise and distortion values. To account for the ADI-2 DAC’s intended home use market, RME changed some of the Pro’s studio functionalities for one’s which would better suit home and hi-fi use. Featuring an adapted list of features and simplified overall operation, RME is proud to present the ADI-2 DAC. Built and designed on the lauded technology and concept of the ADI-2 Pro, the DAC now focuses on DA conversion in ultra-high quality, alongside exceptional dual headphone and IEM outs.

The Ultimate DAC

Nothing comes close Inside the compact 19” format factor, the ADI-DAC 2 is packed with only the highest quality electronic components, which acts as a reference class conversion from SPDIF coaxial, SPDIF optical (ADAT compatible) and USB to RCA, XLR, TRS and mini-TRS.

rmi adi-2 dac

The ADI-2 DAC is the most versatile DAC on the market, it offers balanced/unbalanced analogue I/O’s, an ‘Extreme Power’ headphone output, an incredibly super low noise IEM out, SteadyClock FS, 4-stage hardware output level control, DSP based signal processing, external power supply operation, Class Compliant USB compatibility, sample rates up to 768 kHz as well as DSD and Direct DSD playback. Nothing else comes close.

Super Low Noise For IEM lovers

rmi adi-2 dac

Super low noise floor The dawn of the headphone revolution brought not only headphones, but IEM’s to the forefront for audiophiles and music aficionados alike. Today’s IEM’s have a reference that can compete with traditional over-ear headphones, which make them not just an alternative for when you’re on the go, but also for home use.

Modern day IEM’s are super sensitive and run on extremely low voltages. The downside to this is that they pickup the noise floor of the source. When RME was developing it’s ‘Extreme Power’ headphone stage, great care and attention was paid to ensure the noise floor was as low as possible. RME wanted to ensure that even the most sensitive IEM, coupled with the most sensitive listener’s ear could enjoy the whole dynamic range upon playback.

The solution? Adding the most advanced IEM output possible as second phones connection to the front panel of the ADI-2 DAC. The resulting playback must be heard to be believed.

Hit The Lights!

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AutoDark Mode If a studio converter’s display had all display lighting off, you’d be forgiven for thinking it was faulty. However, on a DAC it was one of the most requested features RME received from their ADI-2 Pro HiFi customers. The ADI-2 DAC’s display, function keys, volume knob and standby button all switch off after a period of 10 seconds of no user operation after ‘AutoDark’ mode is selected. Using the ADI-2 DAC’s remote, ‘AutoDark’ mode can be selected on or off, and pressing any button turns the lighting on for 3 seconds. A cool feature for sure!

SteadyClock FS

rmi adi-2 dac

impressive new tech The ADI-2 DAC marks a first for a product in RME’s range, as it is the first to feature SteadyClock FS. SteadyClock really couldn’t be improved upon much, it collected heaps of praise and accolades from years of sublime operation in a number of RME products, ensuring that using the internal clock will produce precisely the same sound as if an external one was to be used. SteadyClock expertly rejects jitter and handles all digital interface formats in a flawless manner. This is why SteadyClock’s design didn’t alter in the DAC. SteadyClock FS focus was largely placed on reducing the self jitter of SteadyClock to new lows, by enhancing it’s second analogue PLL circuit, and referencing both Direct and Digital Synthesis and PLL to a low phase noise quartz crystal. The self jitter measured through DA conversion now reaches levels that are normally only available in master quartz clock mode, while SteadyClock still always runs in PLL mode – no matter if it's the internal or external clock, the sound is precisely the same. The low phase noise oscillator which drives the updated circuit reaches jitter specs lower than a picosecond, something called, ‘Femtosecond’, hence the name ‘SteadyClock FS’.

Connectivity and Features

Top of the class RME Audio's ADI-2 DAC is packed with more features and cool functionalities than anything else in it's peer group. Check out some of them below.




2x Phones output


Class Compliant Mode


1 x Line Output


Steadyclock FS


2 x SPDIF Input


New Remote


1x stereo chinch

K872 Tech Spec

Features Specification
Type Wired
Open/Closed Closed
Fit Style Circumaural (Around the Ear)
Driver Size 53mm
Noise Attenuation Passive Noise Isolating
Frequency Response 5Hz-54kHz
Impedance 36 ohms
Connectivity 1/8", 1/4" adapter
Plug Size 1/8", 1/4" adapter
Cable Type Straight
Cable Length 9.8 ft.
Detachable Cable Yes - 3-pin Lemo connnector
Colour Black
Material Slow-retention Foam Earpads, Open-mesh Headband
Case/Bag Softshell Case
Weight 0.85 lbs.

ADI-2 DAC Tech Spec

Features Specification
Type DA Converter
Channels 2
A to D No
D to A Yes
Sample Rate Up to 768kHz
Bit Depth 32-bit
Analog Outputs 2 x XLR, 1 x Dual RCA Stereo, 1 x 1/4" (headphones), 1 x 1/8" (in-ear monitor)
Digital Inputs 1 x Coax (S/PDIF), 1 x Optical Toslink (ADAT, S/PDIF)
USB 1 x Type B
Height 2.05"
Depth 5.9"
Width 8.5"
Weight 2.2 lbs
Headphone Type Closed Back
Style Over Ear
Driver Type Dynamic
Headphone Connector Type 6.35mm Jack
Includes Adaptor Yes
Impedance 36 Ohm
In-line Mic No
Detachable Cable No
Cable Length 2.9 m
Weight 385.5 g
Sensitivity 0 dB/mW
Additional Information
Scan Code LN126060
Model Number K872
GTIN 9002761039702

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AKG - K872 Closed Back Headphones + RME Adi-2-DAC Headphone Amp
AKG - K872 Closed Back Headphones + RME Adi-2-DAC Headphone Amp