AKG K-271 MKII
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: 295g with, 239g without cable
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Great for monitoring
If you are looking to buy them for hifi use, outside of classical music you may be disappointed to the non-amplified base, but in classical music you would value the preciseness of these headphones.
The are so comfortable on your head that one easily forgets any recommendation for not to listen with headphones on for more that an hour a day, one simply forgets that the headphones are there. The cord length was enough, though to increase freedom of movement I also purchased an extension cord.
The package had also replacement ear pads, so I expect to be using these for a long time.
Definitely a good purchase for a monitoring purpose.
Clear Comfortable Classic
DmitriT , 04.05.2015
I have closely studied the issue, and it seems that there is no need to go for more expensive models, AKG K-271 MKII has all the advantages, perfect choice, imho. I would also recommend Sony MDR-7506 if you want to save money. Both models are classic and widely used, one should not be dissapointed.
stellios , 31.03.2014
The sound - thomann This is not a hi-fi headphones what is here does not attempt to fine the sound through internal EQ changes , but in this headphones was trying to produce the most natural and uncolored sound. What is it to be possible very important in the recording. In this headphones this strength was very good thomann implemented especially in a low price range .
Comfort - There are two sets of ear pads while , once the velor upholstery and even the leather upholstery. With both you have a comfortable feeling when you wearing it and even after hours. No press or pressure points . Processing - The processing is thomann very robust, which is also a huge large bonus that you can replace the cable . Again, there are two here . A rigid cable with 5m and a coiled cord with 3m ( which is optimal in the Live Mixer) . If you damage the cable once it is changed to 10 seconds.
What thomann I noticed is negative - The Auto -switch to a "hot " headphones in the studio to avoid , is not quite as reliable. If you are not 100 % has the headphones no sound comes out . For people with small heads a problem. But otherwise, not to remember.
Would I buy it again? thomann Yes and I highly recommend him if you are not willing to spend the triple .
Blickfanger , 21.12.2010
The transient detail density also makes it very useful for narrators and voice-overs, as they will immediately hear their own lip smacks and saliva noises, resulting in a much better behaviour of the mouth.
I love the automatic switch in the headband mechanism. Some artists have the tendency to take off their headphones near a microphone and the switch will avoid feedback ruining anything in the chain. The only problem is with hipsters who want to hold the headphone in their hand with one speaker to an ear. Or when they want to protect their valuable hair dress and keep the headband in their neck. In these cases no sound will come out of it. Much to my enjoyment, as I despise behaviour with an "attitude". Let's just get the work done and put it on your head properly! This headphone is very good for that.
In comparison to the Beyerdynamic DT770, I should say that the 770 has a much more easy to listen to sound with fewer detail accentuation. So in case I need to reassure an uncertain musician when they want to hear back their playing (violinists especially), I prefer to hand them the DT770. The AKG K-271 MKII would be a bit too honest in such a situation. Also: the DT770 is better suitable to judge low frequency rumbling when you do a location recording. It's overblowing the lows, but that can be helpful if you want to find a good setting for your HPF.
All in all I think the AKG K-271 MKII and the Beyerdynamic DT770 make a very good addition to each other, in both studio and location recording.
Weird to get used to but overall very good
Angelo Nord , 23.08.2014
A friend of mine recommended these headphones because they are designed exactly for this purpose. They free the range of frequencies that confuse singers and help stay on tune. At first I found them awkward because you get a very different sound than what you are used to, like middle range from 800 Hz to 1500 Hz missing or something, but after I used them for a few sessions I got used to them and now I can record vocals perfectly.
I like the switch feature on the headband, they turn off when you take them off. Only downside is that they are a bit low on volume but my mixing desk has a preamp so I don't have a problem.
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