Austrian AKG Acoustics GmbH, headquartered in Vienna, was founded in 1947 as 'Akustische und Kino-Geräte Gesellschaft m.b.H.'. In 1993 the company was acquired by HARMAN International Group and thus was able to expand its position as one of the most internationally renowned producers of audio technology.
AUDEZE is a young technology company in the Fountain Valley, California. With its magnetostatic headphones LCD-2 and LCD-3, the enterprise founded in 2009, has almost instantaneously established itself as a manufacturer of high-end headphones.
The Audio-Technica corporation headquartered in Machida (Tokyo Prefecture/Japan) was founded in 1962 by Hideo Matsushita. The company, which has become known through the production of high-quality pickups, today also manufactures a number of other audio products (headphones, microphones, etc.) for both professional and consumer applications.