AKG K 271 MK II
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AKG K 271 MK II

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K 271 MK II, Studio headphone from AKG in the K 271 series.


20 user reviews
Prices starting at $199 average price: $199

AKG K 271 MK II tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer:AKG
  • Model:K 271 MK II
  • Series:K 271
  • Category:Studio headphones
  • Added in our database on: 01/28/2012

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AKG K 271 MK II user reviews

JimboSpins12/12/2012

JimboSpins's review"Perfect"

AKG K 271 MK II
the AKG K 271 MKII were on the higher end of my price range so I was hesitating a lot before I dove in and purchased them. But eventually I fished out the 250 to get them. Originally I was not too happy with the design of them because I just felt like they were kind of too plain to cost that much money. But they kind of grew on me after a month or so because they look really clean.
When it comes to comfort then these are the most comfortable that I think that I have ever had. The ear cups are very soft and they just fit right on your ear. I have even fell asleep before wearing these and didn’t wake up with a headache or uncomfortable. They truly feel amazing and when adjusted to the proper size you will not even notice that you have them on but you will feel the weight of them because they weight over 1 pound.
When you are purchasing them you can pick which style of ear pads you want, I chose the leather ear pads but you can also choose velvet. But if I wanted to I could always change out the ear pads down the road because leather can get a weird feeling on your skin after too long so it might be nice to have a pair of velvet cups too especially now that these are my primary headphones now and the ones that I prefer over all of my other pairs. They are also the most expensive that I have purchase so I have to make sure that I protect them.
The frequency range on them is 16 Hz to 28 kHz with a driver size of 30mm. The AKG K 271 comes with a 16 inch coil cable and a standard straight cable in 10 foot. You can change out your cables at any time because they are detachable.
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Audiofanzine FR12/09/2008

Audiofanzine FR's review

AKG K 271 MK II
(Originally written by Capitaine G/translated from Audiofanzine FR)
Hello everybody

I've been owning these headphones for a few days.

They are a very good product, one of the best if you ask me.

Headphones can't really color the sound. Music instruments are expensive and I just can't conceive that their sound can be altered by an accessory. These AKG faithfully reproduce every signal. If you want fat and growling lows, choose another model.

With these you hear... music.
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ultrakorrekt05/15/2010

ultrakorrekt's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

AKG K 271 MK II
I use it now for 2 months. What I like the most, its design, its trslger weight, comfort (very good!) Reasonable price. I have a Sony MDR-7506 for many years, and I was looking for a second headphone complment to the monitoring / mixing in a semi-professional studio environment. I chose the AKG after very many readings of tests and comparisons.

I'll start with the positives: the sound is very clear prcis, flat, neutral properly (Not looking Hifi headphones here). The bass is a little low that's it. It is a closed headphone and very well off the sound outside. You your quiet;-) The AKG reproduces very well the left-right space. It's a bit droutant compared to elsewhere MDR-7506 is more "compact" in stro I think. This is true as told another opinion here that the sound is comparable to the MDR-7506, but I find it more "ramass (plus it later). Having spent a lot of time on the MDR I think that it will take me qq months adaptation, especially since I do not use that half the time (shared with MDR).

Now flaws: It's one that exaspre me, and frankly I'm almost ready to sell it so takes my head (in the literal sense): the headphone cable is directly connected to the hull. However, it is completely hermtique (normal is a closed headphone. In fact, when the cable tappe the table, or chair, or lorqu'on touches the same cable means noise multiplied by 10,000 in the ears. It's just unbearable. The MDR has no default. Obviously, when we sound in the headphones means more noise, but listening not stop either! So you have to get to the cable away from any physical interfrence. Not easy.

Then the volume: it is ridiculously low. It takes a pr-amp. But it's not a priority purchase in a small studio. The outgoing volume of my card (Audio Kontrol 1) is more than enough dfoncer my ears on the MDR-7506. Nothing of the sort with AKG. This is unfortunate because we feel the potential of the headphone, I not profit. So if you also use it to espriez DJ mixer, forget completely (well it is not the goal).

Finally, very few seem low compared to prsentes MDR. That may be a big default MDR, but I was even pregnant and a hi-fi quality on which I can test my productions, and I feel the difference. Mdiums also seem a little weak compar MDR.

Voil a rather long review, but I use my headphones so (several hours a day - so that the speakers are rarely kindlest) that I thought was important to share here.

In conclusion: it is a very good headphones, the sound is very faithful, but lacks power and does not seem realistic in the bass. With a pre-amp and a shot of EQ (post-master) it should be perfect. Remains the default of hyper-nervant cable, you see. Compared the MDR-7506 seems more suited to monitoring, even if the latter almost too low too prsentes and compared the stro broadcast is poorer.

My ct I'll see if I'll keep, at least a third complter the headphone, this time from the ultra-top level, a Sennheiser HD-650. But that's another price. Besides, if you do not have too many means, a tip: Save and invest a max in a very very good headphone. You will not regret it, and lasts for years.

EDIT: I accuracy of all I'm doing electronic music (tech, electro, a little hip-hop, dubstep). If a help to understand me.
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starclassic5705/12/2014

starclassic57's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Great headphone!"

AKG K 271 MK II
I use it for 7 months I tried a dozen headphones closed the store where I buy, but the choice was not difficult. The sound at the same quality as on a headphone that costs a hundred euros more. I think this headphone for the price is very low, which is not a disadvantage! :)

Hello,
I use this headset when I dial (on the computer), when I play the guitar (I plug it into the amp) or when I listen to music. It is very comfortable to wear thanks to its light weight coating and "bar" (which serve as springs that fit on the ear without pressing). I use for hours without it bothers me.

This headphone "is solid" (all headphones with good sound quality for this price are all plastic) but if there is one can focus there is no risk, it has a detachable cable three meters is replaceable by a five-meter cable supplied with.

The sound is pure, it responds very well even at very low power, it slightly hear outside noises, but I think it's better to know what is happening around us ...
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