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AKG K 44 Headphones   (Open Box)
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OVERVIEW

The latest version of the AKG K-44 MKII features Varimotion technology and XXL transducers. Specially designed for home recording and project studios these affordable headphones are ideal for countless applications. The AKG K-44 MKII headphones are circumaural with closed-backs and are versatile performers with pure bass and clear highs. Easy cleaning leatherette ear pads and gimble suspension with a self-adjusting headband promise easy wearing comfort. AKG K-44 MKII headphones have a 3.5/6.3mm stereo adapter to suit the professional and semi-professional alike.

Professional hi-fi stereo headphones designed for critical listening.

FEATURES
  • Semi-closed back, circumaural design
  • Self-adjusting headband for optimum fit
  • Patented Varimotion speakers

SPECIFICATIONS

K 44 Headphones

  • Audio bandwidth: 18Hz to 20.000Hz
    Efficiency: 115 dB SPL/V
    Max. input power: 200 mW
    Rated impedance: 32 ohms
    Weight without cable: 190 g (6.7 oz)
    Cable: 2.5 m (8 ft.)
    Finish: Grey
    Stereo adapter 3.5/6.3 mm, (1/8" to 1/4")
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AKGK 44 Headphones
 
4.1

(based on 109 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (47)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (46)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (70)
  • Good value (68)
  • Lightweight (57)
  • Great sound (46)
  • Good bass (28)

Cons

  • Unattractive design (7)
  • Flimsy construction (4)
  • Poor sound (3)

Best Uses

  • Music (50)
  • Home audio (42)
  • With my computer (36)
  • Relaxing (27)
  • Portable devices (26)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Audiophile (27), Gear head (25), Musician (6), School (4), Professional musician (3)
    • Primary Use:
    • Listening to ipod (25)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (70), Yes (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good Headphones for a Good Price

I used to own a pair of Bose on-ear headphones, which were definitely the nicest headphones I've ever owned... Then they wound up broken, but I'll spare you the details. Needless to...Read complete review

I used to own a pair of Bose on-ear headphones, which were definitely the nicest headphones I've ever owned... Then they wound up broken, but I'll spare you the details. Needless to say, I was in the market for a new pair. However, I wasn't up for spending the large chunk of dough that I did on those Bose headphones again.

So originally, on recommendation of a couple friends, I went over to the local deparment store and bought a pair of Skull Candy headphones for ~$40. A terrible decision, as they were some of the worst sounding headphones I've heard in a while--rivaling something like a free pair you'd get bundled along with with a knockoff Walkman. So, I returned those pretty quickly, and almost wound up swapping them for similarly priced pair of Sony headphones but talked myself out of it--reason being, I made the assumption that all these cheap headphones would sound like garbage. So next, I decided to check here, almost resigned to the fact that I needed to spend way more than I originally intended to. Did some browsing, and wound up with these (yes, another cheap pair of headphones). I was enticed by the good reviews, and plus they were included in one of those sales... errr "sales"... that MF typically has.

As soon as I heard them, I breathed a huge sigh of relief. I had almost assumed I was going to get burned a third time (especially after seeing how cheap they look and feel in real life), so hearing for myself that they were actually good headphones was a pleasant surprise, to say the least. Fast forward, and I've owned these for a few months now, and I'll go ahead and say that I'm pretty satisfied with them.

Since I'm just a regular dude, I use these headphones for just about everything. They come along with me for listening to my iPod, for watching movies on my laptop, plugging into my guitar amp, using them for my amateur recording and mixing at home... pretty much everything. And they're up to the task.

On the plus side, they sound pretty decent. Obviously these aren't premium headphones we're talking about, but for the price you pay, the clarity and range is decent. The bass isn't as full as I'd like, but it's most definitely there. They're also lightweight, pretty comfortable, and adjust to my head well. If I wear them for too long, say over an hour or two, my ears start to hurt a little bit, but I take that as a sign that I need to get up and do something else anyway.

With the good, there is some bad though. The one thing I absolutely hate (and I repeat, HATE) about these headphones is the little textured pattern of dots on the outside of them. For one, they're sort of ugly, but that's not the big problem. A lot of the time, when removing the headphones, or just re-adjusting them, I accidentally hit or drag a nail across them while reaching for the headphones. This results in a noise loud enough to almost blow your eardrums out depending on how hard you hit them. At the very least it makes your ear hurt like hell. The fact that I would have to consider putting tape over them, or even sanding them down in a desperate attempt to fix that (I won't) is just stupid. It's an awful design choice.

Despite that problem, I'm still happy with these headphones. Considering price and quality, I'd almost give these 5 stars, but that would be misleading, since they aren't perfect headphones. I won't say that these are the last headphones I'll ever own, because there's a lot of room to improve, but for the time being I'd say these headphones were an excellent desicion.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Bass Player says they're too bassy? Yep.

THE GOOD:

They're comfortable, light and handle high volumes well without breaking up.

THE BAD:

I play bass and love bass frequencies. I thought perhaps the other...Read complete review

THE GOOD:

They're comfortable, light and handle high volumes well without breaking up.

THE BAD:

I play bass and love bass frequencies. I thought perhaps the other reviews claiming these headphones are too bass-heavy might be exagerated, so I gave them a shot. They were right. I hoped to use them for home recording and practicing my bass quietly. Sadly, they're just too bassy and lack any high-end definition.

I tried plugging them into my phone and they sounded equally bad when playing music. My cheap, old, department store Sony headphones sound more balanced. I'll be returning them shortly.

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5.0

it is a greate head phone I love it.

By 

from San Juan Puerto Rico

About Me Audiophile, singing at church

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Good Bass
  • Good Value
  • Great Sound
  • Lightweight
  • Stylish

Cons

    Best Uses

    • church
    • Home Audio
    • Music
    • Portable Devices
    • Relaxing
    • With My Computer

    Comments about AKG K 44 Headphones:

    I sing at a church

    • Primary Use:
    • Listening to iPod
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Gamer

    By 

    from OG NJ

    About Me College Student

    Ask me a question

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Good Value
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about AKG K 44 Headphones:

        Bought this as a gift for my step son we had many ear buds I decided to buy some headphones I gave him a choice of 3 Sony X Tascam TH 200 X or these He liked these the best The Tascams were to flat they are really monitor headphones He liked the Sony s but at 95.00 not an option and really did like these better Light comfortable I thought they looked very flimsy but will see how they hold up over time

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        4.0

        Great for the price

        By 

        from Wyoming

        About Me Gear Head

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Good Value
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Music

          Comments about AKG K 44 Headphones:

          Although these are not the best headphones I've used for the studio, the value is very pleasing. Lightweight and comfortable. The sound is great for the price. I would recommend these for anyone who has a home studio on a budget.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          Great set of headphones and the price I paid was great.

          By 

          from Fair Oaks,CA

          About Me Lead guitarist,vocalist and song writer.

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Good Value
          • Great Sound
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • recording

            Comments about AKG K 44 Headphones:

            I like them.Not too heavy and they sound great.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Good Value

            By 

            from Oklahoma

            About Me Gear Head

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Good Value
            • Great Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Audio
              • Music

              Comments about AKG K 44 Headphones:

              Use these headphones in a headphone amp and mixer setup.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Great value. I am going to buy a second pair soon.

              By 

              from Georiga

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Good Value
              • Great Sound
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • With My Computer
                • Working

                Comments about AKG K 44 Headphones:

                Amateur radio communications. Comfortable, lightweight, noise-cancelling great, super price. Going to buy a second pair.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Feel cheap but sound decent

                By 

                from Lafayette, CA

                About Me Gear Head

                Ask me a question

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Bass
                • Good Value
                • Great Sound

                Cons

                • Flimsy Construction
                • Unattractive Design
                • Uncomfortable

                Best Uses

                • Home Audio
                • Music
                • Portable Devices
                • Relaxing
                • With My Computer

                Comments about AKG K 44 Headphones:

                They feel cheap, and get a little uncomfortable after extended listening (earcups are not foam), but they sound not half-bad. Get 'em on sale and they're a good deal, especially for backup use or if your rehearsal or recording space needs a bunch of cheap headphones quick. External noise rejection isn't great, nor is comfort, but for a twenty the frequency response is pretty OK.

                • Primary Use:
                • Listening to iPod
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Comfortable at a no-brainer price

                By 

                from NY, USA

                About Me Audiophile

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Good Value
                • Great Sound

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Audio
                  • Music
                  • Relaxing
                  • With My Computer

                  Comments about AKG K 44 Headphones:

                  What you get for the money (on sale) is substantial. Highlights include extreme comfort, auto-tensioning headband, long cord (adapter included). Cons are that, while comfortable, the headband does not hug your head. Being a low-cost set this is not adjustable. This simply means that these are headphones best suited for a multi-hour session with your guitar on the couch, or maybe in front of the computer. Next up, these are not monitor style headphones. They are rather bright with a bit of sibilance most of which can be corrected with a bit of EQ. Casual use is what I'm getting at. Finally, in line with the price the build quality is insubstantial. They will be fine around the house but these are not traveling cans. Overall, a solid 5 stars for the price and what they offer as long as the limitations are kept in mind.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Awesome Headphones

                  By 

                  from Northridge, CA

                  About Me Audiophile

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Good Value
                  • Great Sound
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Audio
                    • Music
                    • With My Computer
                    • Working

                    Comments about AKG K 44 Headphones:

                    I bought this for my uncle and he uses it at work to cut the noise and listen to his music. He's very happy with it and says it's comfortable and cool-looking!

                    • Primary Use:
                    • Listening to iPod
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great deal, got them on sale

                    By 

                    from Pa;atka, Fl.

                    About Me Gear Head

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Compact
                    • Durable
                    • Good Bass
                    • Good Value
                    • Great Sound
                    • Lightweight
                    • Stylish

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home Audio
                      • Music
                      • Playing my edrums, so not to disturb others.
                      • Portable Devices
                      • Relaxing
                      • With My Computer

                      Comments about AKG K 44 Headphones:

                      Already two pair of the M80 headphones. I have grandkids that use these a lots. They seam to very durable and have lasted for a while now. This set, M44 were on sale, bought two pair of these also. When the time comes to replace these, yes I will buy these again.

                      • Primary Use:
                      • Listening to iPod
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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