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Overview

  • Semi-closed back, circumaural design
  • Self-adjusting headband for optimum fit
  • Patented Varimotion speakers
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    $79.99
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Professional hi-fi stereo headphones designed for critical listening.

The AKG K 44 Stereo Headphones are a cost efficient solution for use in many various applications, including project studios and home recording. These semi-closed back, circumaural headphones are a true all-round performer with solid bass and clean highs at a value price. The AKG self-adjusting headband, leatherette ear pads and gimbal suspension ensure great comfort, for long-listening sessions. For professional and semi-professional users the K 44 is equipped with a 3.5/6.3 mm stereo adapter to suit any headphone amp. The K 44 headphones are extremely well made, and designed for ambitious and rugged use.

Features

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

Great for project studios and home recording.

 

K 44 Headphones Specifications:

  • 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 97 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (42)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (41)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (59)
  • Good value (57)
  • Lightweight (49)
  • Great sound (38)
  • Good bass (25)

Cons

  • Unattractive design (5)
  • Flimsy construction (3)

Best Uses

  • Music (42)
  • Home audio (35)
  • With my computer (29)
  • Portable devices (22)
  • Relaxing (21)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Audiophile (23), Gear head (19), Musician (6), Professional musician (3), School (3)
    • Primary Use:
    • Listening to ipod (20)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (60), Yes (5)

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

 

Poor Customer Service

These were a gift and the connection to the headphone was spotty. Sometimes it would work and sometimes it wouldn't. I tried to call Customer Service at AKG and they never returned my phone...Read complete review

These were a gift and the connection to the headphone was spotty. Sometimes it would work and sometimes it wouldn't. I tried to call Customer Service at AKG and they never returned my phone calls. I left many messages. Since I purchased the extended warranty, I tried to get a refund from Musician's Friend and they said that since it was a manufacture defect that it was not covered by the extended warranty! Don't waste your money!!

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4.0

K 44 Headphones

By shlepakoff

from Houston, Texas

About Me Gear Head

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Good Value
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Audio

    Comments about AKG K 44 Headphones:

    Been using these in home studio (recording and monitoring) for over 6 months now. Very even response, decent build. Cord kinks regularly, so it takes extra care preserve its longevity. Highly recommend.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Comment on this review

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Absolute junk

    By Joe

    from Maine

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • None

    Cons

    • Cheap

    Best Uses

    • None

    Comments about AKG K 44 Headphones:

    I bought these headphones when they were offered as the deal of the day. After only three uses there is an extreme volume drop off in the left speaker. It can barely be heard compared to the right. Don't waste your money on these, they didn't sound that good the 3 times they actually worked. Junk

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

    Comment on this review

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    This is a nice set of headphones

    By chrisrio21

    from Las Cruces, NM

    About Me Gear Head

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Good Value
    • Great Sound
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Music

      Comments about AKG K 44 Headphones:

      The head phones are good sounding, clear and light weight. They are comfortable while perfoming.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Workhorse headphones

      By Michael Dragas

      from Cleveland

      About Me Gear Head

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Good Value
      • Great Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Audio
        • Music

        Comments about AKG K 44 Headphones:

        I bought these to give to my nephews. I've used them for years in my music classroom where I did recording projects with junior high students. I have yet to have one break. A friend also uses these in his studio and his have held up for years too. They are comfortable, sound good, and durable. The cord is a good length too. What more could you want?

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        Nice for the price.

        By JCmusic

        from Newark, DE

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Good Value
        • Great Sound
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Audio

          Comments about AKG K 44 Headphones:

          Really good value. Quality product.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Poor Customer Service

          By TeenMusician

          from Virginia

          About Me Teenager

          Pros

          • Comfortable

          Cons

          • Flimsy Construction
          • Poor Value

          Best Uses

          • Relaxing

          Comments about AKG K 44 Headphones:

          These were a gift and the connection to the headphone was spotty. Sometimes it would work and sometimes it wouldn't. I tried to call Customer Service at AKG and they never returned my phone calls. I left many messages. Since I purchased the extended warranty, I tried to get a refund from Musician's Friend and they said that since it was a manufacture defect that it was not covered by the extended warranty! Don't waste your money!!

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

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          Great value

          By Mike

          from Baltimore Md

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about AKG K 44 Headphones:

          I have purchased 7 of these headphones over the years. Seem to last forever for home or DJ use but have had two of them fail after two years on the road with the band. Still not bad at all for the price.

          Comment on this review

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Good Headphones for a Good Price

          By Chaz Diggler

          from Denver, CO

          Pros

          • Good Value
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Unattractive Design

          Best Uses

            Comments about AKG K 44 Headphones:

            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.

            Comment on this review

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            AKG Headphones are Excellent

            By lorcena

            from Akron, OH

            About Me Gear Head

            Ask me a question

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Great Sound
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about AKG K 44 Headphones:

              The flexible top-of-head band is great! My last pair had a metal band which started to hurt my head after several minutes of use.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Comment on this review

               
              5.0

              perfect for their intended use

              By Puff

              from Philly, PA

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Good Value
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Cord Too Short

              Best Uses

                Comments about AKG K 44 Headphones:

                This is a great set for the musicians to use for tracking. let a bit of ambient noise in (good), but at the same time isolate the guide track/click well. Due to their weight and a great fitting headband they remain comfortable for a long time. Seem sturdy enough to last with moderate use.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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