Log in
Log in

or
Create an account

or
Add this product to
  • My former gear
  • My current gear
  • My wishlist
AKG K 271 MK II
Images
1/208

All user reviews for the AKG K 271 MK II

Studio headphone from AKG belonging to the K 271 series

4.7/5
(18 reviews)
56 %
(10 reviews)
33 %
(6 reviews)
6 %
(1 review)
Write a user review
Users reviews
  • ultrakorrektultrakorrekt

    AKG K 271 MK IIPublished on 05/15/10 at 04:11
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    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 "c…
    Read more
    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.
    See less
  • bolentibolenti

    Middle

    AKG K 271 MK IIPublished on 08/16/13 at 05:48
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    The headphone is fragile because its construction uses a mediocre plastic.

    I used this headset for a little more than a year of tracking and also as supplementary listening to mix media. The headset is comfortable but had a tendency to overheat a bit my ears and shake my head.

    This headset is designed almost entirely with plastic, a few screws, etc ... and even glue. All I think is very fragile and should be handled carefully, mine did not survive more than two years.

    In addition, the automatic function that mutes the sound when removing the headset works much.

    No, this headphone does not have a flat response, the bass is back, but it is still usable and pleasant to listen. It i…
    Read more
    The headphone is fragile because its construction uses a mediocre plastic.

    I used this headset for a little more than a year of tracking and also as supplementary listening to mix media. The headset is comfortable but had a tendency to overheat a bit my ears and shake my head.

    This headset is designed almost entirely with plastic, a few screws, etc ... and even glue. All I think is very fragile and should be handled carefully, mine did not survive more than two years.

    In addition, the automatic function that mutes the sound when removing the headset works much.

    No, this headphone does not have a flat response, the bass is back, but it is still usable and pleasant to listen. It isolates reasonably well and there is virtually no repisse, but is certainly not suitable for a tracker battery for example.
    See less
  • JimboSpinsJimboSpins

    Perfect

    AKG K 271 MK IIPublished on 12/12/12 at 00:53
    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 prope…
    Read more
    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.
    See less
  • onelittlejogonelittlejog

    First skeptical and then seduced super ...

    AKG K 271 MK IIPublished on 06/26/12 at 05:03
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    How long you use it?
    I use it for almost 2 years

    Did you tried many other models before buying it?
    I had a headphone with Denon, I forgot the ref ... but very good for hifi
    I kept it ten years (repisse_mais good spectral balance), in recording I used the Sony Mdr 7506 impressed me and I finally purchased thereafter while guaranteeing that the AKG I love it.

    What is so special that you love the most, least?
    + Comfort is obvious
    + The light weight (240g)
    + Headphones closed
    + Do not tire quickly tuned (low impedance: 55 ohms)
    + The spectrum (fairly neutral / do not flatter sound) sleazy bump in the mids, treble, bass well rendered. Response 16-28000 Hz
    + Ergonomics
    +…
    Read more
    How long you use it?
    I use it for almost 2 years

    Did you tried many other models before buying it?
    I had a headphone with Denon, I forgot the ref ... but very good for hifi
    I kept it ten years (repisse_mais good spectral balance), in recording I used the Sony Mdr 7506 impressed me and I finally purchased thereafter while guaranteeing that the AKG I love it.

    What is so special that you love the most, least?
    + Comfort is obvious
    + The light weight (240g)
    + Headphones closed
    + Do not tire quickly tuned (low impedance: 55 ohms)
    + The spectrum (fairly neutral / do not flatter sound) sleazy bump in the mids, treble, bass well rendered. Response 16-28000 Hz
    + Ergonomics
    + Accessories shipped (smooth cord 3m and 5m twisted / leatherette and velvet ear ... and parts interchangeable if Hs)
    + If not cut his ears
    + Quality connectors (gold plated screwed)



    - No storage pouch
    - Given the size of the atria, not terrible to get around the neck
    - Not able to listen in one ear / sound off automatically
    - Repisse sleazy atmosphere in very quiet


    As'm writing in the title, first skeptical, my Denon 7506 and the sony mdr really flatters the sound (good bass, dynamics etc. ...)

    Limit initially disappointed (because any more objective!) ... Do not forget that this is a closed studio headphones ... for sound recording and mixing, and it is this perspective that I aquis.Je have wanted as neutral as possible ..
    I ended up buying the Sony MDR 7506 as a complement to its power, its low dynamic but it is much more tiring.
    after 2 years of use ... I love the AKG 271 mk 2 and the choice I would do without a doubt, contrary to initial ...
    See less
  • Menestrel de malheurMenestrel de malheur

    Excellent

    AKG K 271 MK IIPublished on 11/15/11 at 16:17
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    A great headphone at his straight clean, very comfortable to use for really great light, just a must for those who need to be isolated from the outside while having his faithful.
    The clamping system is very efficient and convenient alternative wire phone type and foam parts are a good plus for this product.
    I use it for home recording made for singing rap, guttural cry, black metal vocals, guitars, basses, etc. .... great investment in a few months I m buying a second for colleagues.
  • MonacagrMonacagr

    AKG K 271 MK IIPublished on 08/19/08 at 10:57
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    The only difference between the K-271 MKII and the K-271 is the contents of the carton. Indeed, in the bundle of K-271 MKII found the headset, a mini-mini jack cable XLR 3 meter cable another 5 meters spiral and a second pair of velvet ear (those on the headphones are made of leather).
    I have a K-240 monitor for 5-6 years and I was looking for a headphone the same color but with a lower impedance to use it on any headphones. Indeed, the K-240 monitor with its impedance of 600 ohms necessarily demand a powerful headphone amp to begin to hear something. On an MP3 player or the direct output of the sound card is not even worth means almost nothing.
    But I have just purchased a pair of speak…
    Read more
    The only difference between the K-271 MKII and the K-271 is the contents of the carton. Indeed, in the bundle of K-271 MKII found the headset, a mini-mini jack cable XLR 3 meter cable another 5 meters spiral and a second pair of velvet ear (those on the headphones are made of leather).
    I have a K-240 monitor for 5-6 years and I was looking for a headphone the same color but with a lower impedance to use it on any headphones. Indeed, the K-240 monitor with its impedance of 600 ohms necessarily demand a powerful headphone amp to begin to hear something. On an MP3 player or the direct output of the sound card is not even worth means almost nothing.
    But I have just purchased a pair of speakers M-Audio Studiophile AV40. For her: nothing to say, in contrast to their headphones: they lack a lot of power. Even at the bottom, with the K-240 M, I heard nothing. Also, when I plug in my headphones and I ride the volume of my speakers, they shall instead continue to remain silent out of his (mostly acute), which is not very practical when you want to record something next (repisse). So I bought a K-271 MKII to address this problem of power. And then I had a pretty nasty surprise, and despite the impedance of 55 ohms announced, I always have to push the volume of AV40 thoroughly to have a powerful enough in his headphone. The fault is due to either AV40 or the K-271 is a bit of both (I would opt for the third hypothesis).
    In short, other than that, the sound:
    He failed a bit at first (as in the K-240), the sound is flat, neutral, and we would like to hear a little more beautiful sounding bass though, sound a bit more loudness. But after a few hours of listening is a joy, really means everything and even infra bass. We hear the details previously unsuspected, reverbs, small delays on vocals, cymbals a little behind ... As for the stereo, it's perfect. This remains a headphone, so you do not feel this "curtain" you can have with the speakers but we can discern a perfect pan of each track.
    Finally, to mix, this headset is an excellent complement of speakers, we hear details that can not hear with the speakers and especially when making a mix that completely removes the headphone and the headphone, it is not all surprised by the result of pregnancy. I tried the Sony MDR 7506 and when I withdrew to go to the speakers I had the impression that they were desperately short of high-mids, an adaptation time was needed each time they passed the headphone to the speakers through headphones or speakers. With the K-271 is not the case at all, which sounds in the headphones sound on the speakers and you can spend all the time from one to another with no time to adapt.
    About the automatic switch that cuts the sound in the headphones when you do not wear it: this system is very well done and very sensitive, I do not think this can be problematic even after several years of wear. This should not be afraid to push to buy another headphone.
    Last thing, the K-271 on an MP3 player, large lack of power, it was nice to push the volume up, it is sorely lacking gain in the headphone.
    In the end, these headphones would be perfect if it does not require me to invest in a headphone amp that I would not even know or connect to my M-Audio audiophile who has only one stereo output and RCA, the latter being already occupied by my speakers. So I'll put a respectable 8 out of 10.
    See less
  • AïgAAïgA

    A good monitoring headphones!

    AKG K 271 MK IIPublished on 09/15/11 at 10:32
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    it's been 3 years since I use it and the least I can say is that it is very well balanced in sound and very comfortable to wear, even for several hours (taking regular breaks!).
    I like the fact that the cable can be disconnected, it avoids the unwanted pulling!
    excellent value for money and I recommend it to all who wish to invest in a monitoring headphones
  • pachakpachak

    AKG K 271 MK IIPublished on 09/06/08 at 10:34
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    - How long have you use it?

    A week.

    - - What is the particular feature you like best and least?

    More:
    - Systm that cuts the sound when the headphones enlve.
    - The two cords (one right and one in "softphone" dsl I do not know the exact term)
    - The velvet cushions in addition to leather dj on the headphone.
    - Jack 6 which is screwed.

    Cons:

    - The Premire dsagrable costs are frankly and with hours of use get really correct. It's just the case with any headphones but it's really dsagrable to beginners.
    - It's not really a default but for the proper use of a headphone amp is ncessaire in many cases.

    - Have you tried many other models before acqurir?

    Some sennheiser …
    Read more
    - How long have you use it?

    A week.

    - - What is the particular feature you like best and least?

    More:
    - Systm that cuts the sound when the headphones enlve.
    - The two cords (one right and one in "softphone" dsl I do not know the exact term)
    - The velvet cushions in addition to leather dj on the headphone.
    - Jack 6 which is screwed.

    Cons:

    - The Premire dsagrable costs are frankly and with hours of use get really correct. It's just the case with any headphones but it's really dsagrable to beginners.
    - It's not really a default but for the proper use of a headphone amp is ncessaire in many cases.

    - Have you tried many other models before acqurir?

    Some sennheiser and sony.

    - How do you report qualitprix?

    Right now it is found 150

    - With the exprience, you do again this choice?

    Probably, I can not be since I have not sr express normment headphone.
    See less
  • Capitaine GCapitaine G

    AKG K 271 MK IIPublished on 12/09/08 at 00:07
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Hello all
    I possde this headphone for several days.
    This is a good product trs, one of the best I think.
    A headphone can not "INTERPRETATION" Manir his music. Musical instruments cotent trs expensive and I do not see the name of what their horn should be dnatures by an accessory 150. With the AKG, stamps are restitus Fidler. For acute severe snoring and flatterers, it will choose a different MODEL.
    Here is MUCH ... music.
  • ArtsurfArtsurf

    AKG K 271 MK IIPublished on 10/25/09 at 11:53
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    I use these headphones for a month now, for my components rcouter and remix and listen to music at all. Previously I had a Sennheiser HD-212 that I used for 5 years, which made me good service and that is broken. That's why I started the search for a good monitoring headphones. Without knowing what "monitoring headphones" in principle by the sound reproduction had to be neutral.

    I have long hsit with the Sennheiser HD-280 Pro which ignores cheaper, but some opinions on the robustness me a little bit.

    I chose the K 271 mkII as there was a promotion on it and I do not regret that choice at all. given some notice as sometimes trs "sharp" on the headphones, (it takes time to get used to i…
    Read more
    I use these headphones for a month now, for my components rcouter and remix and listen to music at all. Previously I had a Sennheiser HD-212 that I used for 5 years, which made me good service and that is broken. That's why I started the search for a good monitoring headphones. Without knowing what "monitoring headphones" in principle by the sound reproduction had to be neutral.

    I have long hsit with the Sennheiser HD-280 Pro which ignores cheaper, but some opinions on the robustness me a little bit.

    I chose the K 271 mkII as there was a promotion on it and I do not regret that choice at all. given some notice as sometimes trs "sharp" on the headphones, (it takes time to get used to it, means not enough this or that, etc ...) I was wondering what was going to give and if all went well out sounds and if a would not be too "flat" to be a neutral force.

    Well actually, I'm satisfied with TRS. It's true that I have not tried many other headphones. But I find rendering trs net and not confused (from the hd-212 o eat up all the bass). So at her, for me it is good trs.

    Small least: I am a little earache APRS a moment of costs, (but I may be weird ears) with a velvet coverings give a little warm, (I have not tried the leather protection) is not too much discrtion, we really look stupid with this Bouzin on the head (can not be used elsewhere than at home, in just to get out frankly (but it's true that a pro headphones, so normal).

    Voil. So good balance of races trs. I do it again this choice.
    See less
  • RaphouchevRaphouchev

    AKG K 271 MK IIPublished on 01/26/10 at 10:53
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    <strong>-For how long have you been using it?
    <span style="font-weight: normal;">It must be a good month as I

    -Did you try many other models before getting this one?
    No it's my first headphone worthy of the name

    I use 3 to 15 hours a day and every day for everything: work, check levels, saturation, for listening to music passively.

    "What thing do you like most/least about it?
    Most:
    -The sound that is both perfectly balanced set, every detail is clear, every crappy spring reverb tails' are precisely defined monstrous BUT it must be lapped (jsuis to 150 hours of listening pleasure, well it is not yet been run and it means more because we rode over the bass is deep and it "sat…
    Read more
    <strong>-For how long have you been using it?
    <span style="font-weight: normal;">It must be a good month as I

    -Did you try many other models before getting this one?
    No it's my first headphone worthy of the name

    I use 3 to 15 hours a day and every day for everything: work, check levels, saturation, for listening to music passively.

    "What thing do you like most/least about it?
    Most:
    -The sound that is both perfectly balanced set, every detail is clear, every crappy spring reverb tails' are precisely defined monstrous BUT it must be lapped (jsuis to 150 hours of listening pleasure, well it is not yet been run and it means more because we rode over the bass is deep and it "saturates" to a higher level)
    -Insulation from outside noise (hehe yeah it is designed to be used in noisy areas so the vacuum cleaner becomes mute making household chores more enjoyable)
    -The fact that I have and listen to music, jsuis more ...

    Minimum:
    - The weight and the pressure it exerts on the skull if it is not in the position of comfort that can make a pause of several minutes required every 2-3 hours straight listening ... but I got used to it now

    It is true that bring small wad of cash to buy AC hurts a little but good for the heart that we have we are so glad we put in the other side of the pair to buy of monitors that can compete with .... if it exists ....

    Knowing that I bought it without listening first, I am very surprised by my purchase (I knew that was exellent but not at this point)</span></strong>
    See less
  • exoticaexotica

    AKG K 271 MK IIPublished on 02/13/10 at 11:09
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    I use it for several weeks before I had a K271 MK2 version is with no surprise Fortunately!
    I tried Sony, Sennheiser, but nothing comparable is not the same category, the K271 is really made for the studio while the other for listening Hifi.
    Its advantage that is sound and dry without fireworks, which can confuse someone who has not used, but it is fast (its disadvantage is its advantage)
    I advise every person looking for a pro quality studio headphones.
    The quality is very good, it is not so expensive, we see that certain brand headphones sell for double the price of the crap that you loose after 6 months, the K271 is a solid mk2 .
  • D-DjoulD-Djoul

    AKG K 271 MK IIPublished on 02/19/10 at 10:52
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    ◦ For how long have you been using it?

    I just receive it and therefore I have a few hours of listening on, and this review will also subsequently amended, with more distance.

    ◦ Did you try many other models before getting this one?

    Some Sennheiser and sonny, but it's been almost 8 years since I had a Sennheiser HD-490 and I obviously things change a bit.

    ◦ What thing do you like most/least about it?

    The sound to me like very clean, very precise in the treble and midrange, the bass are not bad either, although I find them a little back. So be careful when mixing, but once accustomed ear I think we can no longer surprising.
    In fact this headphone seems well balanced.
    Small …
    Read more
    ◦ For how long have you been using it?

    I just receive it and therefore I have a few hours of listening on, and this review will also subsequently amended, with more distance.

    ◦ Did you try many other models before getting this one?

    Some Sennheiser and sonny, but it's been almost 8 years since I had a Sennheiser HD-490 and I obviously things change a bit.

    ◦ What thing do you like most/least about it?

    The sound to me like very clean, very precise in the treble and midrange, the bass are not bad either, although I find them a little back. So be careful when mixing, but once accustomed ear I think we can no longer surprising.
    In fact this headphone seems well balanced.
    Small downside to the automatic muting, which can interfere if you have a small head (like me, it is set but it's just ..)
    I also found the sound volume a bit tight, you still have to push for it to do so.

    ◦ What is your opinion about the value for the price?

    For now it seems good.

    ◦ Knowing what you know now, would you make the same choice? ...

    I'll say it later, with a little more perspective.
    See less
  • goulnezgoulnez

    AKG K 271 MK IIPublished on 03/09/10 at 02:57
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    ◦ For how long have you been using it?

    it's only a few days I have it, but after my first listening, I find it very good manufacture.

    ◦ Did you try many other models before getting this one?

    I tried different brands like seinnnheiser, professionnal sony, koss, and Vic Firth, but then I found that in terms of audio quality is impeccable akg.

    ◦ What thing do you like most/least about it?

    is a very good studio headphones, I found well balanced throughout the sound spectrum.
    Low: very precise and that does not blur
    medium: very well drilled in the mix
    acute: not explode in your mouth has piercing the timpani.

    little more there is a switch that allows when removing the headphone o…
    Read more
    ◦ For how long have you been using it?

    it's only a few days I have it, but after my first listening, I find it very good manufacture.

    ◦ Did you try many other models before getting this one?

    I tried different brands like seinnnheiser, professionnal sony, koss, and Vic Firth, but then I found that in terms of audio quality is impeccable akg.

    ◦ What thing do you like most/least about it?

    is a very good studio headphones, I found well balanced throughout the sound spectrum.
    Low: very precise and that does not blur
    medium: very well drilled in the mix
    acute: not explode in your mouth has piercing the timpani.

    little more there is a switch that allows when removing the headphone off the sound, and the headphone by its structure, is comfortable to wear.

    I use it primarily as monitoring headphones to make my mix on Pro Tools.
    with a m-audio usb interface ultra 8r, the various track and left right stereo effects emerge very well.

    ◦ What is your opinion about the value for the price?

    Sounds a bit expensive for a studio headphones (139 €) but when you love it does not count.

    ◦ Knowing what you know now, would you make the same choice? ...

    as I said before, it makes little time that I have but from what I've seen or heard rather should I say, know-how is the akg appointment.
    still more to see the durability of HP.
    See less
  • Document02Document02

    AKG K 271 MK IIPublished on 03/12/10 at 02:30
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Headphones MDR7506 has a fairly similar in rendering.
    I love the switch that automatically mutes the sound when you remove the headphones, which I find moderately comfortable with cons.
    Comes with two cables, a right and a pigtail, you can choose according to their preferences, and that's fine.

    In short, good buy, good value for money, I just wish comfort.