Founded in the early post-war years in Vienna by physicist Dr. Rudolf Görike and engineer Ernst Pless, AKG started with movie theater equipment. The abbreviation AKG means “Akustische und Kino-Geraete”, which translates as “Acoustic and film equipment”. However the main achievement of the company is creation a standard of professional microphone. Now AKG Acoustics is a part of Harman International concern. The company constantly invests huge funds in research and development. Since its founding, AKG has taken out more than 1,500 patents, which is more than all competitors together. Today it is the most innovative manufacturer of headphones, microphones and wireless systems in the world.