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AKG M 80 MkII Semi-Open Studio Headphone   (Used)

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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 151 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (64)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (61)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (12)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (7)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (7)

      87%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Lightweight (110)
      • Good audio (99)
      • Easy to use (71)
      • Durable (38)
      • Versatile (33)

      Cons

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

      Best Uses

      • Home studio (89)
      • Amateur recording (69)
      • Professional recording (23)
      • Outdoor events / games (17)
      • Performances (16)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (77), Professional musician (42), Novice (18)

      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.

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      5.0

      M 80 MK11

      By donaldgeorgelomprey

      from Eugene, OR

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Clear Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

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

        I had a pair of K44's. They were good but not something to brag about. The M80's however deliver good quality sound. They won't replace my BeyerDynamics but they are great monitoring headphones. Try them out. I think most pros will agree with me. I own my own studio.

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        4.0

        Heavy

        By PMCPicker

        from Northern Illinois

        About Me Experienced

        Ask me a question

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

        • Bulky/Heavy

        Best Uses

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

          Bought this as a Stupid Deal. Great price and for the money you can't go wrong. Sound really good. A little bit heavy and also hot (make your ears sweat). I would recommend it but with those reservations. If you can stand the heat and the weight, go ahead and buy it.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Competent well priced performance

          By Mike

          from Arizona

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Flat response
          • Lightweight
          • Reasonable price

          Cons

          • none

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio
          • Music listening

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

          Fairly flat response, decent price. Good sound from multiple sources, computer, amplifier, headphone amp, mixing board, receiver even ipod. I've got no complaints.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great value for the casual listener

          By Recycled Hoosier

          from Central Indiana

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Includes 18 To 14
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio
            • Listening to music

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

            Make no mistake, these are not those ultra expensive "Professional Studio Quality" headphones used by the folks getting paid to record and edit music tracks 16-hours-a-day. While these are not top-of-the-line, these headphones are definitely not junk either.

            For the price I paid, less than a newly-remastered vinyl album from some classic rock act of my youth, the AKG M 80 MK II headphones are an outstanding value!

            For my use, primarily as a home listener of modest means, these are great. They are comfortable for listening up to several hours a day. Occasionally I mix and edit sound for a local community theatre, and these are by far the best inexpensive headphones I've ever owned.

            I'm over 60, not 16, so I don't need some "Doctor" to sell me headphones to make a fashion statement to my homies. These headphones exceeded all my expectations.

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            4.0

            AKG does it right

            By Ike

            from BP, Minnesota

            About Me Novice

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Easy To Use
            • Good audio
            • Good Quality
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Home Studio
              • Music
              • Professional Recording

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

              I had to jump on these headphones when they were listed on Deal of The Day. Got them for a very good price.
              Some of the cons about these headphones are that it doesn't come with a case for traveling and the earpieces get sweaty. I usually don't notice how sweaty they are until I take them off though, and it doesn't bother me too bad. I'm sure other headphones are the same way.
              I'm using them just for music so far, and have kept the extra length of cord tied up. They will be used full time in my studio soon, which is when I'll need the extra length. They are excellent for sound quality and will provide bass punch when necessary. They also look very nice in person. I'll be using them for a very long time!

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              4.0

              Good sound I can wear without pain

              By Niteman3D

              from South Central PA

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • none
              • None as yet
              • Too New To Know

              Best Uses

              • Music
              • TV

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

              Great package for the price. All the right attributes for me.

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              4.0

              Great Headphones

              By Sundancer50

              from Quakertown, PA

              About Me Novice

              Ask me a question

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Durable
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Practice

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

                Love these phones. Great quality for the price I paid.. I did get it on the deal of the day.. I use them daily for when I practice. Gives me great sound quality and is good at blocking out the outside noise where I live. That can be considerable as I live in a nursing home.. Bottom Line others here can't hear me if I don't want them too and I can't here them when I am playing my music from either my guitar or other source

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                4.0

                Good price, good product.

                By Deputy651

                from Indiana

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Events
                  • Home Studio
                  • Performances

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

                  They are have multiple uses.

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                  3.0

                  AKG M 80 MKll Headsets

                  By Max Bugsby

                  from Bemidji, MN

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Ask me a question

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Inexpensive
                  • Lightweight
                  • Studio Cost Effective
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                  • High End Is Not Distinct
                  • Slightly Muddy Low Freqs

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Studio
                  • Perfect For Dubbing
                  • Professional Recording

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

                  musicians are hard on headsets. These are fairly decent for using during dubbing and were very affordable. I wpould not use them in the control room but they are perfect for out on the floor. The price was right.

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                  3.0

                  A+ SDOTD!

                  By AJ

                  from Up Summit Way, Erie, PA

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Not Stellar

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording

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

                  Obviously NOT a super high-end set of cans, these aren't bad - especially as the SDOTD. Sound was clear, though not very tight in the low end. Nice to have a little air around your ears - makes listening much more comfortable.
                  Shells seem a bit resonant & don't really block out the outside world, but quiet enough for checking levels in a not-so-quiet room during remote recordings. These would be great for tracking simultaneous multiple vocal overdubs.

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