AKG K171 MKII Professional Closed-Back, Great cans, comfy for me but.

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Bought these along with a fiio e10 usb dac/amp and am completely satisfied. Maybe they don’t hit the lowest of the low in the bass register but what you hear is nice and punchy. Works well with my onkyo tx-sr875 receiver as well. Good fit, includes extra ear pads and two changeable cables so can’t really think of any complaints.

Good flat sound for accurate mix. Great sounding head phones for mixing. Also they turn off when you remove them from your head.

AKG K171 MKII Professional Closed-Back, On-Ear Studio Headphones

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  • 18Hz – 26000Hz frequency bandwidth with slight bass and treble boost
  • 55 Ohms, 107dB SPL/V
  • Closed-back, on-ear design
  • 3m straight cable and 5m detachable cable, with 3.5mm to 6mm adapter
  • Includes leatherette and velvet replaceable earpads

Very comfortable even for long period.

Built like a tank, sounds like an angel. . This is a really great set of headphones i’ve been using for the past year and a half, these are my impressions:looks: m’eh, they ain’t winning no beauty pageants. They have a utilitarian look which is just fine with me, they’re built to last, not to impress idiots on the bus. Build quality: very solid, sturdy headphones that have been on my head nearly every day since i bought them, no signs of cracking, scratching or polishing of the finish. The vinyl on the ear cushions dried out, but a second set was included in the box. The ceiling collapsed in my office in a rainstorm and killed my laptop, the headphones took the worst of it and all that happened was the sticky bits holding the foam inserts inside the ear cups don’t quite stick as well as they used to. This doesn’t matter as the ear cushions hold them in place just fine by themselvessound quality: very clear, even sound, much better than a lot of consumer grade headphones, including bose rubbish or any of that beats nonsense. These represent the audio as well as a decent set of speakers. Comfort: really comfy, like a koala cuddling your headfeatures: the headband auto adjusts, sound is cut off when the headphones are removed, the cable can be replaced. Extras: spare ear cushions, a jack adapter and an extra cable (coiled) are included, pretty sweet deal if you ask me.

I picked this item up as the reviews i have read favoured these cans. I borrowed someone else’s aka 250s and have liked.

AKG K171 MKII Professional Closed-Back, On-Ear Studio Headphones : I’ve owned the first version of these headphones for over a decade now and they’ve lasted that long with heavy use. I also have the sennheiser hd650 and hd25 but if i could just have one pair it would be these. The good: the cord is replaceable and long. The headphones mute when you take them off (genius). Super comfortable with the velour pads, big cups and flexible headband. The sound quality is good enough. The meh: the sound quality is good enough. You can probably get better sound with open headphones.

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Great cans, comfy for me but. . Solid and nicely isolated due to their closed back nature, these headphones are ideal for my uses, they are solely used as my drumming headphones, so i can jam along to my songs without having to play my music too loudly, and stopping me going deaf from my drum kit too. Although when drumming i do not really get the whole benefit of the akg sound quality, i have tried them running off my pc with a little dot mk 2 tube amp, and have to say the quality is nearly as good as my akg k702s i use for playing games, and listening to music on primarily (although due to the closed nature of the k271s i am reviewing here, the sound stage is more compressed. For prolonged use these headphones are comfy, and will enclose my ears instead of partially trapping them, even with my glasses on. I consider my ears relatively average size, so would like to think this would be the case for most people, but it’s worth trying them if possible. They are very secure in my head, i wouldn’t say tight, but hold enough that i can play like a madman on my drums and headbang along without them falling off – which would lead me to think that if they do sit over part of your ear they would get uncomfortable with long periods of wearing. The cans come with a nice long cable, with your 3. 5 audio jack as standard for mp3 players and phones, and a screw in larger phono adaptor for plugging into most other things, including some guitar amps, or my other electric drums =). In my opinion a very good set of cans for the price, and i would definitely recommend to drummers or other musicians due to their isolation, and nice long, sturdy cable and option of phono or standard 3. A high recommendation from me.

This review is from : AKG K171 MKII Professional Closed-Back, On-Ear Studio Headphones

Great cans, comfy for me but. . Solid and nicely isolated due to their closed back nature, these headphones are ideal for my uses, they are solely used as my drumming headphones, so i can jam along to my songs without having to play my music too loudly, and stopping me going deaf from my drum kit too. Although when drumming i do not really get the whole benefit of the akg sound quality, i have tried them running off my pc with a little dot mk 2 tube amp, and have to say the quality is nearly as good as my akg k702s i use for playing games, and listening to music on primarily (although due to the closed nature of the k271s i am reviewing here, the sound stage is more compressed. For prolonged use these headphones are comfy, and will enclose my ears instead of partially trapping them, even with my glasses on. I consider my ears relatively average size, so would like to think this would be the case for most people, but it’s worth trying them if possible. They are very secure in my head, i wouldn’t say tight, but hold enough that i can play like a madman on my drums and headbang along without them falling off – which would lead me to think that if they do sit over part of your ear they would get uncomfortable with long periods of wearing. The cans come with a nice long cable, with your 3. 5 audio jack as standard for mp3 players and phones, and a screw in larger phono adaptor for plugging into most other things, including some guitar amps, or my other electric drums =). In my opinion a very good set of cans for the price, and i would definitely recommend to drummers or other musicians due to their isolation, and nice long, sturdy cable and option of phono or standard 3. A high recommendation from me.

This review is from : AKG K171 MKII Professional Closed-Back, On-Ear Studio Headphones

The sound is very very flat and thats not so bad. The only disappointing thing is that this model is made in china and feels a bit cheap compared to the previous k 271s.

This review is from : AKG K171 MKII Professional Closed-Back, On-Ear Studio Headphones

The sound is very very flat and thats not so bad. The only disappointing thing is that this model is made in china and feels a bit cheap compared to the previous k 271s.

This review is from : AKG K171 MKII Professional Closed-Back, On-Ear Studio Headphones

I bought these to replace an ageing pair of koss studio monitor headphones i’d had about eight years. Over time, i had realised that the koss, while a fine pair of ‘phones – albeit rather old-fashioned – were quite heavy and i could use them for no more than an hour before my head ached and i got sweaty ears. So, after much research, i plumped for the akgs, swayed by their reputation for quality and frankly cool looks. Sadly, after a few days of using them, i realised i was in the same situation i had been with the koss: the k271s are a bit on the large side, with huge earpods that completely enveloped my ears: great for sound insulation but not good for making you sweat. They sounded good, though, with a great soundstage, crisp trebles and mids and not too bass heavy. But, after two weeks or so of persevering every day i had to throw in the towel. Great for listening, not so great for wearing. So it was back to the drawing board. However, those lovely chaps at amazon refunded my money almost immediately and i’ve returned to the heavyweight koss for the time being.

This review is from : AKG K171 MKII Professional Closed-Back, On-Ear Studio Headphones

I bought these to replace an ageing pair of koss studio monitor headphones i’d had about eight years. Over time, i had realised that the koss, while a fine pair of ‘phones – albeit rather old-fashioned – were quite heavy and i could use them for no more than an hour before my head ached and i got sweaty ears. So, after much research, i plumped for the akgs, swayed by their reputation for quality and frankly cool looks. Sadly, after a few days of using them, i realised i was in the same situation i had been with the koss: the k271s are a bit on the large side, with huge earpods that completely enveloped my ears: great for sound insulation but not good for making you sweat. They sounded good, though, with a great soundstage, crisp trebles and mids and not too bass heavy. But, after two weeks or so of persevering every day i had to throw in the towel. Great for listening, not so great for wearing. So it was back to the drawing board. However, those lovely chaps at amazon refunded my money almost immediately and i’ve returned to the heavyweight koss for the time being.

This review is from : AKG K171 MKII Professional Closed-Back, On-Ear Studio Headphones

Superb headphones bought for working on fine detail on studio mixes. Superb headphones bought for working on fine detail on studio mixes. Very smooth and flat, and therefore realistic, audio reproduction across the entire spectrum no noticeable emphasis. Usually i always get the bass end wrong when mixing on headphones but not with these.

This review is from : AKG K171 MKII Professional Closed-Back, On-Ear Studio Headphones

Superb headphones bought for working on fine detail on studio mixes. Superb headphones bought for working on fine detail on studio mixes. Very smooth and flat, and therefore realistic, audio reproduction across the entire spectrum no noticeable emphasis. Usually i always get the bass end wrong when mixing on headphones but not with these.
Bought these for use with an electronic drum kit and as an upgrade from the akg k44 that i normally use. I really wanted to love these headphones but i was really disappointed with the audio quality and their lack of ability to deal with low end. They would clip at the slightest hint of kick drum to the point where i thought they must’ve arrived damaged. Compared to the k44, they seemed to have nowhere near the level of volume handling. Which was a real shame as i liked the look, comfort and features. But in the end, i had to return them as simply not fit for purpose. I really hope i had a duff pair.
Bought these for use with an electronic drum kit and as an upgrade from the akg k44 that i normally use. I really wanted to love these headphones but i was really disappointed with the audio quality and their lack of ability to deal with low end. They would clip at the slightest hint of kick drum to the point where i thought they must’ve arrived damaged. Compared to the k44, they seemed to have nowhere near the level of volume handling. Which was a real shame as i liked the look, comfort and features. But in the end, i had to return them as simply not fit for purpose. I really hope i had a duff pair.
But comfort and for every pair of akgs ive owned (other than these) i can concur that even after a twelve hour stint there is no. Akg’s have always been renown for quality, i work in recording studios and owned many pairs by this manufacturer. These are not manufactured in austria anymore they are made in china, there is a slight but not at first glance difference. The reason for the 3 stars is1. Akg selling point is not only sound quality, but comfort and for every pair of akgs ive owned (other than these) i can concur that even after a twelve hour stint there is no comfort issue and the quality of sound has always been good. Weather its been with a low or high priced pair. These on the other hand are very uncomfortable, the provided ear pad are tiny, i have small ears and they just fit, the head band is too tight – makes you feel like your head is in a vice. The actual driver is way too close to your ear and it gets very hot, you’ve got to take them off after 20 mins. Ive put some pads on from an old pair of akgs and they for me more comfortable. The mute does not always work. 3 sound quality wise, i find them no better than e. The k92 which are far less money and very comfortable. This is just my personal opinion, if you compare the two on paper the k271 have a slightly wider dynamic range.

This review is from : AKG K171 MKII Professional Closed-Back, On-Ear Studio Headphones

But comfort and for every pair of akgs ive owned (other than these) i can concur that even after a twelve hour stint there is no. Akg’s have always been renown for quality, i work in recording studios and owned many pairs by this manufacturer. These are not manufactured in austria anymore they are made in china, there is a slight but not at first glance difference. The reason for the 3 stars is1. Akg selling point is not only sound quality, but comfort and for every pair of akgs ive owned (other than these) i can concur that even after a twelve hour stint there is no comfort issue and the quality of sound has always been good. Weather its been with a low or high priced pair. These on the other hand are very uncomfortable, the provided ear pad are tiny, i have small ears and they just fit, the head band is too tight – makes you feel like your head is in a vice. The actual driver is way too close to your ear and it gets very hot, you’ve got to take them off after 20 mins. Ive put some pads on from an old pair of akgs and they for me more comfortable. The mute does not always work. 3 sound quality wise, i find them no better than e. The k92 which are far less money and very comfortable. This is just my personal opinion, if you compare the two on paper the k271 have a slightly wider dynamic range.

This review is from : AKG K171 MKII Professional Closed-Back, On-Ear Studio Headphones

Very good frequency response and not hyped at the bottom so they are good for mixing.

This review is from : AKG K171 MKII Professional Closed-Back, On-Ear Studio Headphones

Very good frequency response and not hyped at the bottom so they are good for mixing.

This review is from : AKG K171 MKII Professional Closed-Back, On-Ear Studio Headphones

Probably the best neutral sounding closed back headphones on the market. I purchased the original austrian version of these, the k271 studio, so my comments refer to that version, but from what i have read, the mk2 version made in china seems to be very similar. For me, these are the most neutral sounding closed headphones available at the moment, certainly the best under £100. I would say that they are a slightly less refined, much easier to drive, closed back version of the k612, which itself is a slightly warmer and bassier version of the more famous k702. The k271 has excellent imaging, a very good soundstage for a closed back design, plenty of detail retrieval, clarity and bass slam. Think of the ubiquitous and in my opinion vastly overrated ath-m50, but with a great midrange, wider soundstage, clearer treble and much tighter and detailed bass. The k271 doesn’t exaggerate. Any aspect of the recording you are listening to. It has been compared to a closed back equivalent of the acclaimed sennheiser hd600 without any added warmth, and with less detail and refinement ( pretty good considering that the hd600 costs more than twice as much and requires a headphone amp)well worth a try. Give it a couple of days for your brain to adjust to the neutral sound quality and for the drivers to burn a bit, and discover what your recordings really sound like.

This review is from : AKG K171 MKII Professional Closed-Back, On-Ear Studio Headphones

Probably the best neutral sounding closed back headphones on the market. I purchased the original austrian version of these, the k271 studio, so my comments refer to that version, but from what i have read, the mk2 version made in china seems to be very similar. For me, these are the most neutral sounding closed headphones available at the moment, certainly the best under £100. I would say that they are a slightly less refined, much easier to drive, closed back version of the k612, which itself is a slightly warmer and bassier version of the more famous k702. The k271 has excellent imaging, a very good soundstage for a closed back design, plenty of detail retrieval, clarity and bass slam. Think of the ubiquitous and in my opinion vastly overrated ath-m50, but with a great midrange, wider soundstage, clearer treble and much tighter and detailed bass. The k271 doesn’t exaggerate. Any aspect of the recording you are listening to. It has been compared to a closed back equivalent of the acclaimed sennheiser hd600 without any added warmth, and with less detail and refinement ( pretty good considering that the hd600 costs more than twice as much and requires a headphone amp)well worth a try. Give it a couple of days for your brain to adjust to the neutral sound quality and for the drivers to burn a bit, and discover what your recordings really sound like.

This review is from : AKG K171 MKII Professional Closed-Back, On-Ear Studio Headphones

Great headphones, wonderful for mixing, with excellent responses. Dynamic range is extraordinary and adds little colour to the audio enabling a truer mix. Brilliant for the average music listener, excellent quality.
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