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AKG K 44 Headphones   

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The latest version of the AKG K-44 MKII features Varimotion technology and XXL transducers. Specially designed for home recording and project studios...Read More

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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 114 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (49)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (47)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (73)
  • Good value (72)
  • Lightweight (62)
  • Great sound (50)
  • Good bass (31)

Cons

  • Unattractive design (8)
  • Flimsy construction (5)
  • Poor sound (4)

Best Uses

  • Music (53)
  • Home audio (45)
  • With my computer (39)
  • Portable devices (29)
  • Relaxing (29)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Audiophile (28), Gear head (26), Musician (6), School (5), Professional musician (4)
    • Primary Use:
    • Listening to ipod (26)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (75), 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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3.0

Good sound......for the money....

By The Howler

from Howell, NJ

About Me Home recording enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Good Bass
  • Good Value
  • Great Sound
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Still can hear outside noise
  • Uncomfortable

Best Uses

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

Comments about AKG K 44 Headphones:

It asked me to pick what my primary use is for these...It's not for listening to iPod but that was the closest choice....
I use these for my Korg Krome keyboard workstation when I don't want to rumble the house and I also use them for multi-track recording from my equipment to my home computer.
These babies def have some bass response and some pretty good sound... So far I haven't found any sort of sound limiter which some other headphones have to kill the volume at a certain level... These play exactly what you pump into them...
Great choice for the money...

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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4.0

I would buy this again

By J-ha

from Seattle, WA

About Me Audiophile

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Good Value
  • Great Sound
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Unattractive Design

Best Uses

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

Comments about AKG K 44 Headphones:

There awesome for the price! Just wish top tier would go as small as the lower band. Looks a little silly-only wear these at home.

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

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5.0

Really Nice Value

By Dennis

from Virginia

About Me College Student

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about AKG K 44 Headphones:

      Great buy, thanks!

      • Primary Use:
      • Working out
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Great ears for the $$$

      By Johnny O

      from Lexington, KY

      About Me Professional musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Audio
        • Music
        • Portable Devices
        • Relaxing
        • Studio production
        • Traveling
        • With My Computer
        • Working

        Comments about AKG K 44 Headphones:

        Good set of ears for all occasions...

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        1.0

        Don't Bother

        By Slim Chansez

        from Beverly Hills, MI

        About Me Gear Head

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Flimsy Construction
        • Poor Sound
        • Poor Value

        Best Uses

          Comments about AKG K 44 Headphones:

          I guess that when you pay an Andrew Jackson for headphones on sale, you should expect to get what you pay for, but even at that price point these are really terrible headphones. I've seen a few positive reviews. They were obviously written by people who have never experienced good headphones. I use Sony professional 'phones in my studio, but since my son and his friends also record here, I picked up these just to have a spare set. Bad move. The fit and finish are about what you'd expect for cheap headphones, but the sound is just flat-out horrible. The mid range, in particular, is worse than bad, it's downright annoying. Remember the old trick of making a "telephone" out of two tin cans, a couple buttons and some taught string? That's basically the mid range sound of these lamentable turkeys. You can buy headphones for about the same price by Sony, etc. in major drugstore chains, made for the average iPhone market, In my opinion, they are as good as and maybe better than the these. I think The manufacturer has discontinued this particular model; I definitely know why.

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          • No

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          5.0

          it is a greate head phone I love it.

          By Freddy the singer

          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 DK

            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 Hicktown Records

                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 Uncle Fuzzy

                  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 Teleman

                    from Tulsa OK

                    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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