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AKG K-271 MKII

AKG K-271 MKII
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item number 206951
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available since March 2008
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sales rank 615 at thomann.de 5 in this category (Details)

AKG K-271 MKII Studio - stereo closed back dynamic headphones, circumaural design, 55ohms rated impedance, 200mW maximum input power, frequency range: 16Hz-28kHz, 104dB/V sensitivity, self-adjusting headband and auto-shut-off feature, single side jack, Includes 3mtr cable with 3.5mm stereo mini-jack plug, 5mtr coiled cable with 3.5mm stereo mini-jack plug, 1 pair of velvet pads and gold plated 1/8" to 1/4" screw-on adapter, Weight: 240g (without cable)

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Precise sound for studio environment

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AKG is well known for it´s studio quality products including microphones, headphones etc. And there is a good reason for that.
AKG K-271 MKII continues the line of AKG quality headphones. These are relatively light weight headphones and they are comfortable to wear. Even after use of longer periods of time. Sound is clear and well balanced. Typical to AKG headphones, there is no low end boost so fashionable nowadays. In studio this is good, but I can´t recommend these for people who are looking for a “phat bass” sound while listening to music from a portable player etc. For studio work these are great. That´s where these headphones really shine.

Good headphones

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Bought these a few years ago and still using them. Have done alot of demoing and a few albums and there holding up to studio life. Automatic shut off is handy when left in the recording room. Will be using them for the forseeable future

Great for recordings but also for listening at home

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I bought them for their neutral sound and I'm very satisfied with them. When you have a small head you may need to find the right position for the earphones because otherwise the signal stops because of the auto-shut-off. This is a feature I don't really need but apart from that they fit well and the sound is just what I had been looking for

Best studio headphones

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These AKG K-271 MKII are my second headphones of this brand. The other I using just to listening music, but i needed something more professional. I made a little research and than I choose this particular product. I making records in my home studio and the quality of the monitors is very important. When I tried AKG K 271 MKII for very first time I felt them pretty comfortable on my head. They are big and fit good. I love the cable. You may plugging and unplugging whenever you want, and change it with another. It is interesting how they work only on the head. When you removed them they doesn't work. It is very cool safety system. And in the end , the sound you hear from AKG K-271 MKII is great.

Good sound, not so good material...

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I am a drummer and i bought these to use as monitor headphones when recording in studio and use them for mixing especially for the effects (reverb etc). Right out of the box, the plastic material and ear pads look a bit poor quality at first, but the extra telephone type cable and the golden plated screw-head jack extension is pretty cool. It doesn't fit tight on the head, it's pretty loose, so it's a bit uncomfortable when playing drums; but it won't be a problem for a guitar player, a pianist or a singer. It's also very poor at sound isolation. This becomes a trouble for especially drummers, you hear all the acoustic sound when playing. Again, i don't think it will be a problem for other musicians. The sound quality is very good. Very detailed, clear and crisp highs & mids, and stunning performance at lower frequencies. These babies give you lowest end your ears are able to hear, without distortion... The impedance is so low that it blows your head with the volume and still no (or very little) distortion. Very good choice for vocals, wind instruments, guitars, keyboards etc; drummers better look somewhere else though...

Great for homestudios.

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The most important thing you need when you're looking for studio headphones is the quality giving you a clear and a true tone. That's exactly what you get with these perfect studio headphones.

These headphones are both comfortable as well as they shut out all noise around you. Other headphones I've tried in the same priceclass as these haven't been comparable to these.

The only thing I would recommend to do is to be careful of running over the cable with your chair or similar things, since the cable seems to be easy to break. I don't think this is a problem as long as you take care of your headphones, as you should do with everything else.

Great headphones for a good price, recommended for home studios.

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