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Overview

  • Semi-open circumaural design
  • 1.57” driver
  • Adjustable headband
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    $179.99
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      Affordable studio quality headphones.

      The AKG circumaural M 80 MkII headphones have an adjustable headband, leatherette earpads, and a single-sided cable. An 18Hz-20kHz frequency response offers deep bass and sparkling transients – great for tracking. These headphones offer good quality sound at a very reasonable price. Buying multiple headphone sets for tracking can really stress a studio budget. You can hand these out to band members in your studio without apology, and without breaking your bank.

      Features

      • Semi-open circumaural design
      • 1.57” driver
      • Adjustable headband
      • Leatherette earpads
      • Single-sided cable

      At this price, you can outfit your studio easily. Order today.

       
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      AKGM 80 MkII Semi-Open Studio Headphone
       
      4.1

      (based on 137 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (61)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (53)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (9)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (7)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (7)

      86%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Lightweight (99)
      • Good audio (87)
      • Easy to use (65)
      • Durable (35)
      • Versatile (30)

      Cons

      • Poor sound quality (13)
      • Limited functions (4)

      Best Uses

      • Home studio (79)
      • Amateur recording (59)
      • Professional recording (20)
      • Outdoor events / games (15)
      • Performances (14)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (68), Professional musician (39), Novice (16)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Most comfortable I'lve ever used

      I love these phones. I have many sets of phones, all good quality. Why do I have so many? Because I was looking for some phones that I could wear for more than...Read complete review

      I love these phones. I have many sets of phones, all good quality. Why do I have so many? Because I was looking for some phones that I could wear for more than a couple songs before it felt like my head was being crushed. I am a musician, and I practice many hours per day, so I need something I can wear for that time in comfort. These are the lightest phones I have ever used (of professional quality, that is), and really suit my needs. They are also "circumaural", meaning they go around your ears, instead of sitting on them. This is important if you don't like the feeling of having your ears crushed, or that the phones are somehow too small for you. I play bass, and run my bass through my system so I can play with the MP3's or CD's, and I need phones that reproduce the sound and don't distort, and these sound great. You need to give these a try, and you will never go back to your old cans.
      You can look at the specs, but these feature 40mm drivers and a frequency range that goes down to 18Hz, so they can reproduce the important (to me, a bass player) low frequencies. They do not do this at the expense of the highs, however, and do not sound "boomy" or like the low frequencies have been artificially boosted. They are just well-balanced and lifelike. The main feature I like is their light weight. See more on this below, but that puts them head and shoulders above anything else I've used. Another small thing is that the cord is straight, not coiled. For some uses this may be sub-optimal, but for me it is perfect because, due to the location of my computer, the coiled cord is constantly pulling on the phones and getting in the way of my left arm, which I need to play my bass. So, the slight inconvenience of having the cord be a bit untidy is overshadowed by the relief from the irritation of a coiled cord.
      I don't really know what makes a headphone durable, because I use them at home and don't have a problem with any of them. You can't make them out of cast iron to be durable and have them remain lightweight. They seem like they would hold up well, but you have to take care of them. If you sit on them repeatedly, I'm sure they will show it!
      I got them for an incredible sale price, so that was a no-brainer. At their normal price, they compete with other phones that also have good sound and good construction. For me, their light weight would be their strong point. My rating reflects the normal price; for what I paid they are a 10+++

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      you get what you pay for

      You get what you pay for with these headphones. If you are expecting to pay this price and get some top notch studio headphones, look elsewhere. These things are very comfortable to wear...Read complete review

      You get what you pay for with these headphones. If you are expecting to pay this price and get some top notch studio headphones, look elsewhere. These things are very comfortable to wear and have some nice build features, they seem to be holding up physically, but the sound quality is poor. I use them for an extra set of cans in my studio for things like a guitar player listening to mix playback or a metronome; they work great for that. They will NOT work for you if you want an accurate sound response for mixing tracks. Might be ok for listening to music on your mp3 player or something if you don't care about having a thin sound that lacks almost all low end.

      These headphones are a decent value for the price you pay in my oppinion. These things are great spare headphones for a cheap price.
      These headphones are quite comfortable. The headband is very adjustable, the ear cups are soft, and they don't weigh very much. I would have no problem wearing these for a long period of time. The single cord is a nice touch for headphones in this low price range.
      These have a decent build. I have been using them for about 6 or 7 months now in my studio and they are holding up just fine. They are made completely of plastic so i don't imagine they would stand up well to a beating, but i haven't had any issues yet. The sound quality is NOT good. They are clear, but there is almost no low end at all; very thin sounding. Not good for mixing or hearing a true playback at all, but what do you expect for the price?
      Decent build quality, not great sound quality, but you get what you pay for. I didn't buy these headphones and expect to be alble to mix or master tracks with them.

      Reviewed by 137 customers

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      4.0

      Does the job

      By Charlie

      from Staunton,VA

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio

        Comments about AKG M 80 MkII Semi-Open Studio Headphone:

        Performs as expected

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        4.0

        Ca't beat these for the money

        By DRoot

        from MI

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        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Good bass
        • Includes Adapter
        • Lightweight
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • Not Terribly Light Weight
        • So So Sound Overall

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio

        Comments about AKG M 80 MkII Semi-Open Studio Headphone:

        Not too bad of sound, although I have heard better. The isolation is very good for simi open design, takes a pretty loud noise to be prblematic. Easily worth the money at half again the cost.

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        5.0

        M-80-MKII semi-open studio headphones

        By don

        from Manchester N.H.

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Great Price Great Sound
        • Lightweight
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Events

          Comments about AKG M 80 MkII Semi-Open Studio Headphone:

          great sound at a great price !

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          5.0

          AKG Makes Great Stuff!

          By Bluzman53

          from Bangor, ME

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Durable
          • Lightweight
          • Professional Appearance

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Studio
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about AKG M 80 MkII Semi-Open Studio Headphone:

            It appears that many outfits are selling these headphones for a higher price. I was happy to get my phones, plug them in, and marvel at the great sound! I own AKG mikes and they are reliable as well. Thanks for keeping it real and affordable at Musicians Friend!

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            4.0

            Not a bad headphone for the money.

            By DRoot

            from MI

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            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording

              Comments about AKG M 80 MkII Semi-Open Studio Headphone:

              Not a bad set of phones... not great but OK. The price is right for the purpose, these replaced my old Sony set for the computer... not a difficult task to live up to. They sound good with my bass, media, and the Traction software I use recording.

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              4.0

              Hope you're the only one using these!

              By PJnx01

              from Middletown, NJ

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Covers Ears Completly
              • Durable
              • Lightweight
              • Long cord

              Cons

              • Ears Tend To Get Hot
              • Holds Sweat And Oil

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Home Studio

              Comments about AKG M 80 MkII Semi-Open Studio Headphone:

              I got these based solely on price, for recording drum tracks with eDrums. The sound it puts out is pretty good, very rich. It comes with a 1/4" adapter as well, which was a nice surprise. They cover the ear entirely so a lot of outside noise is kept out. The only gripe is that the tension head piece and ear muffs hold in a lot o sweat and body oils, so have some alcohol wipes available if other wear these.

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              5.0

              the only head phones i will buy

              By tooljunkie46n2

              from middletown ohio

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Comfortable
              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Home Studio
                • Performances
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about AKG M 80 MkII Semi-Open Studio Headphone:

                i hold band practices in my dining room. i have electric drums and every one plugs in to my mixer direct. we send that signal to a headphone mixer/power supply. i have bought 4 different brands of headphones. that was untill these were on the stupid deal of the day and i bought my 1st pair. i now have 5 sets and plan to buy 2 more for back ups. the bass on the kick rings out true but does over power my high end form the guitar or vocals and they are so comfortable you cant even tell they are on your head. so for what i paid for them yeah i'd recomend them to any one for any thing. like i use them with my mp3 player and laptop and tablet.

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                5.0

                Great Deal

                By arkbro

                from Burns, TN

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Home Studio
                  • Mobile DJ
                  • Performances

                  Comments about AKG M 80 MkII Semi-Open Studio Headphone:

                  Comfortable on my head. Good clear sound.

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                  4.0

                  Good value

                  By madmorgan

                  from peoria, az

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Studio

                    Comments about AKG M 80 MkII Semi-Open Studio Headphone:

                    Let me start by saying that headphones are very use-specific. I you listen to music these phones will leave you flat(pun intended). These are monitors by design and I use them for tracking, and previewing loops.

                    These phones are not critical listening monitors. They work well for what they are, an inexpensive monitor headphone which, after listening to them, are very close in sound to others that are twice the price.

                    They are very lightweight and comfortable.

                    If you need a good, inexpensive headphone for a tracking/second headphone, these are great.

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                    5.0

                    Exactly What I need

                    By CzYfOx

                    from Perry Ga

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                    Ask me a question

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Clear Sound
                    • Compact
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Amateur Recording
                      • Home Studio

                      Comments about AKG M 80 MkII Semi-Open Studio Headphone:

                      I do a lot of home recording. These headphones are perfect. They are light weight and comfortable. At first they seemed sort of cheaply made but after using them I have no complaints.

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