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AKG Pro Audio K271 MKII Channel Studio Headphones

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  • Over-ear design maximum wearing comfort for long work sessions
  • Advanced closed technology for high noise insulation, best possible sound reproduction
  • Auto-mute feature mutes headphones when they are taken off
  • Sealed design with lowest signal bleeding for vocal and instrument recordings without unwanted spill
  • Self-adjusting headband for optimum fit and ease of use
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  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 9.2 x 4.3 inches ; 8.5 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 2.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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  • ASIN: B0016MOC28
  • Item model number: K271 MKII
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (112 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,215 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: April 13, 2004

Product Description

The K271 MKIIs are professional over-ear headphones for studio and live use. They combine the comfort of an over-the-ear design and the benefits of closed-back technology for best possible sound reproduction. The sealed design ensures low signal bleeding into microphones in the studio and maximum isolation for live mixing applications. The K271 MKIIs feature a switch in the headband that mutes the audio just as soon as the headphones are taken off. They provide a professional mini XLR connector for quick replacement of the cable. The package includes a 3m (10ft) straight and 5m (16ft) coiled cable.


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The highs are clean but there is very little bass.
Chris Bass
The sound is absolutely amazing, great highs, great lows, pretty good mid.
Amazon Customer
Overall these headphones are definitely worth the money.
abby r.

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104 of 106 people found the following review helpful By J. Dormont on May 24, 2009
At first I hesitated to give these 5 stars. There are headphones that sound better, including this one's older, more sophisticated (and open) brothers, the k601 and k701. But here's where this one wins:

1) With a fairly high efficiency, it sounds great whatever you plug it into. This isn't so with most hi-end 'phones. Usually you need both a very high quality source and an equally expensive ($200+) dedicated headphone amp (not to mention a Digital-Analog-Converter if you use your laptop a lot).

2) It isolates sound very well. I live in a great apartment, but unfortunately others think so too, and so they're building an enormous rig outside of my building. I come home, pop these on, and I'm in my own listening sanctuary.

3) They have AKG's best-in-business mids. Since most of what you listen to is the middle of the spectrum, this is huge, especially if you like any kind of acoustic music, like jazz, folk, rock, or classical. I can't really speak about house or electronic or even rap, but they still sound good on my R&B, soul, and hip-hop charts.

4) 2 cables > 1. If you're on the go, they've got a great expandable, but relatively short cable. And if you need to reach across the room, they have a standard 3m cable that will get you most places.

5) They have a mini-plug. Since you'll most likely be listening to this from your laptop or mp3 player, this is good as it avoids unnecessary bulk.

6) I've compared these phones with a lot of others (including Senn HD595, K701, Grado, ATH A700) and at least for my musical preferences, these come in second only to the K701 (which at 300 for a pair, plus 300 for an amp, plus at least 500 for better source = a problem).

Buy em if you want closed, really good sound.
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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful By B. Litman on March 24, 2009
The headphones are the most comfortable headphones I've ever bought. They are perfect to wear for long periods of time and don't irritate your ears like some previous ones I've had. The sound cut off switch works great in an office environment and nobody can hear a thing when I am listening to them. They don't get distorted at high volumes either. Great headphones.
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46 of 52 people found the following review helpful By Bob on April 3, 2011
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These headphones simply do not provide accurate bass. I could go on about the accuracy of the highs, the overall detail these reveal that wasn't there with prior headphones I've owned and how comfortable they are during long recording/playing/listening sessions -- and it would all be true -- but I would be compensating, in my opinion, for one glaring and significant shortcoming: that these headphones do not provide either adequate or accurate bass response(I truly hate to say this in print because I am concerned that it will further my disappointment, and I am a big fan of AKG based on past ownership; but if I am to review these honestly in the hopes of preventing others from spending a large amount of money on a product expecting mind-blowing results, it's necessary to be accurate in my review).

I record a wide range of instruments -- drums, piano, keyboards, voice, etc. -- using headphones both for tracking and mixing, both as a player and mixer; I also use them to listen to both my final product and commercial music CD's. I have the luxury of having both (2)pair of $40-$80 220M's and (2)pair of $100 K240's to compare these to, as well as my fellow musicians' Sony headphones. My 10-yr-old 220M's have more immediacy and realism in the mids, a more open (pleasing) sound, fuller (though muddier) bass, but less accuracy and detail in the highs than do the AKG271MKII's. My 15-20 yr-old K240's are more open (to be expected, considering they are a semi-open-back phone), with adequate bass, but strained at high volumes due to years of combat as a drummer's monitor phone. My new AKG 271MKII's? Again, while they provide a nice, detailed high, they are very shrill in the mids, lacking the fullness both there and in the lower frequencies. After 100 or so hours of use (break-in?
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32 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Jesse Knight on July 1, 2010
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Sometimes the people next door make too much noise, thus making it hard to hear music through open back phones at a safe volume level. According to AKG parts lists, the 271 and 240 models use the same superb XXL drivers. In addition the 271 has an automatic cut out switch that mutes the phones if you take them off. This feature is vital in studio use but is somewhat annoying for home use. Like the 240, two sets of ear cushions and two cords are included. Cords for the 240 and 271 are interchangeble.

I used no equalizer or tone controls in this listening test.

After a 20 hour break-in, sound is very similar to the 240 studio version, as would be expected. Balance is very natural, like live music, rather than punchy or unnaturally bright. Bass seems more tight and the lowest notes seem more defined than with the K 240 studio phones. Female vocals sound very natural with both model phones, Male vocals sometimes sound a bit thin, especially operatic basses with the K 271 phones. The K 240 phones really shine with bass voices and choral music. Orchestral sound can be thin with the 271, especially when historic instrument recordings are played, On the otherhand, the K 271 studio is superb at cleaning up bass heavy orchestral sound. Having both reduces my desire to buy an equalizer, as most recordings sound ideal on one phone or the other. At this point you may want to read my K240 reviews if you are not familiar with the K 240 phones. UPDATE AUG 2012: I am just starting to test Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO phones (80 Ohm) which are more expensive. The DT 770 Has a cleaner midrange than either AKG 240 or 271, but is not as clean above 13 kHz. The DT 770 came from a person who is younger than I am, who now likes the AKG 240 studio better.
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