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AKG K 171 Studio Headphones   

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The latest addition to their professional studio line the AKG K 171 Studio Headphones are designed for monitoring audio sources in noisy environments...Click To Read More About This Product

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Exceptional accuracy and comfort with nearly no sound leakage.

The latest addition to their professional studio line the AKG K 171 Studio Headphones are designed for monitoring audio sources in noisy environments. Light and extremely rugged, they provide the high noise attenuation and powerful sound DJs and broadcasters need in settings where no sound should leak from the headphones.

  • Type: Closed-back, supraaural dynamic headphones
  • Sensitivity: 94dB SPL/mW
  • Frequency range:18 to 26.000Hz
  • Rated impedance: 55 ohms
  • THD Cable: Plug-in, 99.99% OFC single cable, approx. 3 m (10 ft.)
  • Connector: Gold-plated stereo mini jack
  • Adapter: Gold-plated mini to 1/4" screw-on adapter jack
  • Net weight (without cable): 200 g (7.1 oz)

Turn down the noise and turn up the music with these awesome new phones from AKG! Order today.


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not bad but not all that

By 666-at_ZS

from hollywood

I've had these for a while now and dont use them. Sound quality i have no issue, the highs come in fine for me. the worst part about them for me is i cant wear them for longer then 30-40min. before my ears feel like falling off. the closed back is ideal for recording vocals, no problems w/ bleed through. other then that i'd save your bones for something else.


Close to Excellent

By Timba23bd

from Bedford, NH

I do a lot of recording with lots of different types of music as well as live sound. These work great for studio and live performance but the only problem is when mixing, they do not have great bass response. It has a great frequency range and it really can hit all of them, but once you get down to about 200hz, they start getting softer. But other than that, great isolation and the rest of the sound is great.


Nice Cans

By Jubal

from North Bay, Ontario, Canada

These are high quality pro headphones. I'd recomend them. Lots of level, good punch and fairly comfortable. The screw-on 1/4" adapter is good ... hope I don't lose it. I wish the cable was heavier duty, but that seams to be typical these days.


I will be buying several more

By The Jenk

from Dallas, TX

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Sound quality is great, with really well balanced frequency. Bass comes through nicely and accurately without sounding forced. The high end will make you very careful where you set your elbows when working, as these are very accurate even at dog whistle frequencies.In the studio they solve any issue with sound leaks and feedback. They fit very snug and block sound very effectively both ways. For DJ and live performance monitoring, they block sound to an extent, probably at 30 decibels. As far as the casual music lover looking for something with nice sound quality, seek elsewhere. These have good sound, but are a bit uncomfortable in comparison to other high sound quality phones. These are designed to inhibit noise interference, not for comfort.


I expected more

By MoonLitNite

from California

Sorry gang, but I can't say the AKG K171 met the muster. Most importantly, the frequency response is all low-end, cutting off way too much off the high end. AKG quotes the specs as 18 to 26,000 Hz, but don't believe it for a minute! I have a set of Sennheiser cx300 earbuds that beat the AKG hands down. Even worse, I've missed high-frequency hiss and distortion problems on the AKG that were easily detected by my Sennheisers - so I've learned not to trust the AKGs for serious production work. The other problem I have with the K171 is the ergonomics. The metal wire that cups the earphones is way too tight and non-adjustable. After 30-60 minutes of constant pressure, I end up having to take them partly off my ears to avoid constriction. For instance, my Beherdynamic DT290 mic/studio monitor fits great, is adjustable, and doesn't put any pressure on the ears.


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By Panic.

from Calgary

I have owned these headphones for almost a year now, and have NEVER had any problems of any kind with them. They always given me a clean, clear, and honest sound that I need for recording. The cable is detachable which is an amazing feature, one of those, why doesnt everyone do this?!, type things. If the cable ever breaks, its replaceable. The noise isolation on these is just fantastic, perfect for drummers, or those in equally loud environments. I detach the cord, and use them as hearing protection while drumming. Thats how good they are. They can get a bit uncomfortable, after long recording sessions, but then again, so do almost every other pair of headphones I own. In short, these headphones DEFINETLY worth the money, in fact they are worth double what theyre selling for, just great headphones, for whatever your application.

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