AKG Acoustics (originally Akustische und Kino-Geräte Gesellschaft m.b.H.) was an acoustics engineering and manufacturing company founded in 1947 by Dr. Rudolf Görike and Ernest Plass, and headquartered in Vienna, Austria. AKG now exists as a brand owned by the South Korean firm Samsung Electronics and managed by Harman International Industries, boasting an impressive array of award winning products, including the C414XLII Reference Microphone and K812 Reference Headphones.