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AKG K52 Headphones   

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The AKG K52 over-ear, closed-back headphones provide the perfect combination of sound quality, comfort and durability. Professional drivers deliver s...Click To Read More About This Product

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Lightweight, comfortable phones great for tracking and listening.

The AKG K52 over-ear, closed-back headphones provide the perfect combination of sound quality, comfort and durability. Professional drivers deliver solid bass, well-defined mids and clear highs - without any hype - so you can hear exactly what’s happening. The unique self-adjusting headband provides a personalized fit, ensuring serious comfort during marathon sessions. With a lightweight yet durable design, high-quality components and replaceable earpads, K52 is built to last.

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  • Professional drivers for solid bass and clear highs
  • Over-ear design and lightweight construction provides exceptional comfort for long sessions
  • Closed-back design eliminates audio bleed and maintains privacy

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AKGK52 Headphones
 
3.9

(based on 27 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

70%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (23)
  • Good value (18)
  • Lightweight (18)
  • Great sound (14)
  • Good bass (9)

Cons

  • Poor sound (5)

Best Uses

  • Home audio (16)
  • Music (15)
  • With my computer (14)
  • Relaxing (7)
  • Portable devices (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Gear head (9), Audiophile (7)
    • Primary Use:
    • Listening to ipod (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (25)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good product

I needed a new set of headphones for my recording setup. My Son has a full recording studio but I record some demos here at the house before Taking up time in the full...Read complete review

I needed a new set of headphones for my recording setup. My Son has a full recording studio but I record some demos here at the house before Taking up time in the full studio. These are great for mixing and have good external sound reduction. There is good balance from left to right and a good mix of bass, middle and treble. They are light weight and fit around the ear with comfort. New model from AKG so the price was low which makes them a great bargain as well. My Son has sets that are three times the cost and are marginally better than these but to me do not justify the cost.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Shouldn't have the AKG name on them

I own several other pairs of AKG headphones and thought these would be like the rest. I had a pair of K 44 that finally bit the dust after 4 years of use and...Read complete review

I own several other pairs of AKG headphones and thought these would be like the rest. I had a pair of K 44 that finally bit the dust after 4 years of use and wanted to replace them. The K 44 is a great pair of budget phones. Just nothing to complain about. Great sound. Good bass. Just great budget phones. These are not. They will not get very loud and the bass is terrible. They also seem to overload easily with signal. I would recommend against getting them. The M 80 Mk II are much better and more like the K 44. I also own the K 701 and I think the M80 Mk II is as good as the K 44. I would steer away from the K 52..

I will use them for video conferencing, but not for much else.

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5.0

Great product

By gblpro

from Venezuela

About Me Music producer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Working

    Comments about AKG K52 Headphones:

    The sound is excellent for its low price, quality, it reproduce very low frequencies well and have a great look

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

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Shouldn't have the AKG name on them

    By Jim, the Runner

    from San Jose, CA

    About Me Audiophile

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable

    Cons

    • Poor Sound
    • Poor Value

    Best Uses

    • With My Computer

    Comments about AKG K52 Headphones:

    I own several other pairs of AKG headphones and thought these would be like the rest. I had a pair of K 44 that finally bit the dust after 4 years of use and wanted to replace them. The K 44 is a great pair of budget phones. Just nothing to complain about. Great sound. Good bass. Just great budget phones. These are not. They will not get very loud and the bass is terrible. They also seem to overload easily with signal. I would recommend against getting them. The M 80 Mk II are much better and more like the K 44. I also own the K 701 and I think the M80 Mk II is as good as the K 44. I would steer away from the K 52..

    I will use them for video conferencing, but not for much else.

    • Primary Use:
    • Listening to iPod
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Wonderful Headphones - Sound Great

    By Midnight Jammer

    from Dallas/Fort Worth

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about AKG K52 Headphones:

      Great sound and very lightweight

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      3.0

      Great price.

      By ScifiSid

      from New York, NY

      About Me Gear Head

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Good Value
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Cord Too Short

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about AKG K52 Headphones:

      The sound is ok. If I needbetter sound, I would have to pay much more.

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

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Clean sound

      By drsamurai

      from Bradenton, FL

      About Me Audiophile

      Ask me a question

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Good Value
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Audio
        • Music

        Comments about AKG K52 Headphones:

        These headphones are full cover (completely encompassing the ear) so I don't imagine they would be a good headphone to use for working out or jogging or the like. But the sound quality is quiet good for the price and the weight is light so fatigue doesn't set in too quickly.

        A good frequency response so you can do some decent critical mix listening in a pinch.

        • Primary Use:
        • Listening to iPod
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        3.0

        Great for home listening,not studio use.

        By Jojo98

        from Metairie, LA

        About Me Gear Head

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Compact
        • Good Bass
        • Lightweight
        • Stylish

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Audio
          • Portable Devices
          • Relaxing
          • Working Out

          Comments about AKG K52 Headphones:

          Not bad headphones for consumer use. Just fine for iPods, phones or whatever. The sound is bass heavy. If you're you're looking for cheap studio headphones, look elsewhere.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
           
          4.0

          Would buy again

          By x

          from x

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Value
          • Great Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Audio
            • Music
            • With My Computer

            Comments about AKG K52 Headphones:

            use to plug in to amp to play and record.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Good Quality for Price

            By T

            from Ohio

            About Me Producer/Recording Artist/ Audio Engineer

            Pros

            • Good Bass
            • Good SoundStaging
            • Good Value
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Cord Too Long For Casual Use
            • Flimsy Construction
            • Unattractive Design

            Best Uses

            • Music
            • Tracking

            Comments about AKG K52 Headphones:

            I had to replace my audio technicia's SJ55's. Those were great for being non-studio monitor headphones and I still managed to get decent mixes outside the studio...The k52's do a slightly better but only if you have enough gain to drive the headphones..I recommend running them through a preamp or an audio interface because it does sound a bit lacking with poor drivers...I would describe the sound as sort saturated in the low-end (not in a bad way) but the bass does knock and the sub is able to be heard. You can distinguish the difference between each instrument and hear the delays, reverbs clearly...Vocals also shine through the mix .The Frequency response is mostly flat..These are best used for tracking and a little bit of mixing outside of the studio but it's not forgiving..If A song is mixed poorly it will show...I've used much more expensive headphones before and these are good for what the are intended to do.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Cheap, but sound like it.

            By Lenzo

            from L.A.

            About Me Gear Head

            Pros

            • Comfortable

            Cons

            • Cord Too Short
            • Poor Sound

            Best Uses

              Comments about AKG K52 Headphones:

              I know these are cheap and I shouldn't expect too much. Well they don't deliver too much. Terrible sounding phones. I thought they might be good for cheap tracking phones, but the sound is so bad that it will probably impede the performance. I tried to think of what you could use these for, but unless you love bad sound, there isn't much you could use them for. They are made pretty well, but the cord is short and cheap. Just thought of something they might be good for...to keep your ears warm in the winter.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Really Enjoyed these. Clean and clear.

              By Arujei

              from South San Jose Hills, CA

              About Me Gear Head

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Audio
                • Music
                • Relaxing
                • Traveling
                • With My Computer

                Comments about AKG K52 Headphones:

                The sound was good and clear. Much better than any other consumer headphones and more expensive ones.

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

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