AKG K271 MKII Studio Headphones
The AKG K271 MKII Studio Headphones combines the benefits of AKG's circumaural design for extreme comfort and a closed-back design for maximum isolation from ambient noise.
AKG K271 MKII Around-The-Ear Studio Headphones Details
The AKG legend, K 271 MK II combines the benefits of AKG"?s circumaural design for extreme comfort and a closed-back design for maximum isolation from ambient noise. Thanks to its XXL transducers, the K 271 MK II sounds clean, smooth and very rich.
The K 271 MK II is the perfect choice for any application where sonic bleed could cause problems such as broadcast work.
Another important feature of the K 271 MK II is the addition of a switch in the headband that mutes the audio just as soon as the headphones are taken off.
AKG K271 MKII Around-The-Ear Studio Headphones Features
- Professional circumaural hi-fi stereo studio headphones
- Self-adjusting headband for optimum fit
- Patented Varimotion speakers
- High noise attenuation
- For onstage and studio use
- Automute feature mutes headphones when they are taken off
- Leatherette and additional velvet ear pads
- Single-sided, detachable 3 m cable and additional 5 m coiled cable
AKG K271 MKII Around-The-Ear Studio Headphones Specifications
- Type: closed-back, dynamic headphones
- Sensitivity: 91 dB/mW, 104 dB/V
- Frequency range: 16 to 28,000 Hz
- Rated impedance: 55 ohms
- Max. input power: 200 mW
- Earpads: leatherette und velvet
- Cable: 3 m single-sided and 5 m coiled cable (99,9% oxygen-free); plug-in cable on headphones (mini-XLR connector)
- Connector: gold plated stereo mini jack
- Adapter: gold plated 1/8" to 1/4" screw-on adapter
- Net weight (without cable): 240 g (8.5 oz.)
- Shipping weight: 550 g (19.4 oz.)
- Patent(s): Varimotion "" multiple-thickness diaphragm for dynamic transducer (Patent no. AT 403.751, US 6,185,809, EP 814.637 (DE, DK, FI, FR, GB, IT, NL), JP 3.927.651); Acoustics slot resistor for dynamic transducer (Patent no. AT 408.706, US 6,639,991, ZL 01116806)
What We Think - AKG K271 MKII Review
"A very robust and gorgeous sounding pair of headphones, the AKG K271 MKII is really a 'Cadillac' amongst musicians' tracking cans. Seriously, wearing them is like sitting in the back seat of a very cushy Caddy limo - remember the kind that used to like to swallow you up when you sat back into the seat? I mean, like... EXTREMELY comfortable. You get the picture. AND they have great isolation. The new MKII version adds the convenience of a built-in switch in the headband to turn off the sound when they are not being worn. This keeps them from playing unnecessarily which results in unexpected bleed into overdubs as well as just plain wearing out faster. So, bravo to AKG for a great design feature made for the studio!"
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Let's face it, AKG cans are the best!
I've had several pairs, ranging from top-of-the-line "open-backs", through "semi-open" and now "closed-backs". All very useful for their particular purpose, from mixing to general listening to tracking.
These are excellent "trackers", providing great audio with the isolation required for the job. They're not QUITE as attenuating as Direct Sound's Extreme Isolation cans, but more comfortable to wear because of the self-adjusting headband.
Also, the cable comes out of one side only and is detachable (hence, replaceable, after they've been trodden on by inconsiderate studio-dwellers!).
I love these phones! The isolation is decent (unless the source sound is way loud) and there's even a decent amount of bass in these. Highs are clear and not shrill, so you can listen during long sessions without fatigue. And last but not least, the built-in on-off switch saves your butt, when you leave a pair up during a session. I recommend you trying a pair!
These are some of the best-sounding phones I have used. These are punchy and clear without appearing to emphasize anything in the spectrum unevenly. They are fairly low-output though, so you'll have to crank the volume up a little more. The self-adjusting strap and automatic volume shutoff features are great, but they're a bit awkward with glasses. They also aren't quite as snug of a fit as my Sennheisers, so they don't isolate sound as well, but those Sennheisers are notoriously heavier and tighter, making them less comfortable. These are also made in China now, and they don't look exactly like the pictures, including the ones on the box. (The AKG logo is solid rather than outlined, for example.) The overall quality seems to be good, although they are quite lightweight, and psychologically, heavier things have a way of seeming more solid.
I bought this headphones for two aplications: for live monitoring and studio recording, and this headphones are excellent in both aplications.
The sound is amazing, you can hear all these details, like a magnifying glass.
When I plug them into the mixer, I can hear clearly the PA avoiding the room, the isolation level is great, which is great for studio too! you can record voices in front to the mic and the sound keep in your ears, not into the mic, are very valuable for hearing a recording, mix and monitoring.
This AKG headphones are pretty comfortable and self-adjustable, you can use it by hours and hours without pain or inconvenience, and they look cool too!
AKG need to provide a bag or case with this, the retail box works fine but not for everybody...
The extra cable and extra earpad are a cool add. For closed headphones, you can't go wrong with this.