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AKG M 80 MkII Semi-Open Studio Headphone  

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The AKG circumaural M 80 MkII headphones have an adjustable headband, leatherette earpads, and a single-sided cable. An 18Hz-20kHz frequency response...Read More

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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 169 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (71)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (68)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (8)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (121)
  • Good audio (110)
  • Easy to use (80)
  • Durable (42)
  • Versatile (38)

Cons

  • Poor sound quality (16)
  • Limited functions (5)
  • Pricey / poor value (4)
  • Bulky/heavy (3)
  • Not durable (3)

Best Uses

  • Home studio (98)
  • Amateur recording (77)
  • Professional recording (24)
  • Outdoor events / games (20)
  • Performances (18)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (86), Professional musician (46), Novice (22)

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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4.0

Excellent buy for this price

By Rohan

from Pune, INDIA

About Me Novice

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio

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

    My friend bought this(AKG m80 MKII) Headphones from US (this site) for me.
    I was searching for deal on AKG headphones for long time.

    I had shortlisted AKG K77 first considering reviews and budget. But I gambled on this due to discount offered here.

    Luckily I found this winning gamble ;) ..

    I liked M80 MKII for below reasons
    - Bass has perfect punch as I was expecting
    - Excellent reproduction of string instruments.
    - Fits on ears perfectly.
    - Great build quality for this price.
    - Looks good

    Only one negative point I found is that it sweats after long hours of listing.

    Overall this is power performer for this price.

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    5.0

    good value

    By andy

    from Pittsburgh

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Clear Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

        I read the negative reviews and bought them anyway - I'm glad I did. They sound clear up to a pretty loud level. And the bass response is good - I don't understand why the bass response is criticized in other reviews.

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        5.0

        sennheiser hd280 is my reference

        By loves sound

        from cali

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

              I've owned hd 280s for 10 years, these akgs have quality sound and are very affordable on sale, i doubt we'd find a better sound for the chedda anywhere.

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              5.0

              M 80 AKG

              By GMAN

              from Elyria,Ohio

              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:

                Great sound and lightweight!!!
                I use mine for drum practice.
                I love these.
                I bought some for my Nashville,Tenn. based son and he loves them also!!!

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                5.0

                Good ears

                By Cassidy

                from Truckee, CA

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Good Bass For Headphones
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • none

                Best Uses

                • Laptop Computer Listening

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

                Great value for a good sound

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                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                Not impressed

                By Victor

                from New York

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Poor Sound Quality
                • Unreliable

                Best Uses

                • Casual Listening

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

                These headphones lack almost all low end. They are very thin sounding and doesn't give a great repesentation of what you are listening to. I would never use these in a studio enviornment, only for casual listening. For the price, there are better stuff out there as well. I'm lucky enough to have gotten these for free as part of a Musician's Friend promotion. Also, it does feel very cheap and flimsy, I don't think this will last most people very long.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Outstanding value

                By Psproffesor

                from Iowa

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Compact
                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Perfect For Recording
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Events
                  • Home Studio

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

                  Better than Sienhauser uses only one ear connection that keeps cord out of the way. They are lighter and have better pillows than other headphones. They do what are designed for outstanding value

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                  4.0

                  AKG M 80 MkII Semi-Open Studio Headphone

                  By Gina

                  from St.Louis

                  About Me Novice

                  Pros

                  • Affordable
                  • Clear Sound
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Home Studio
                    • Persoal Use

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

                    wanted a little better sound than headphones I was using and these do the job well. Great phones for the price

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                    5.0

                    Don't let the price fool you!!!

                    By Rebelbluesman

                    from Mississippi Gulf Coast

                    About Me Experienced

                    Ask me a question

                    Pros

                    • Clear Sound
                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Quality For Price
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                    • NONE YET

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Home Studio

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

                    I bought these because #1 the price, #2 AKG. I must say I was very surprised at the quality of sound versus price.. If you listen to these without a headphone amp you might not think the Bass is enough, but running them thru a headphone amp and you have a awesome pair of headphones. That's all I can say. Awesome!!!!
                    Just do it while there on sale you want be sorry.

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                    4.0

                    headphones for the average person

                    By connecting_rod

                    from Raleigh, NC

                    About Me Novice

                    Ask me a question

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Amateur Recording
                      • Home Studio
                      • Performances

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

                      I got these headphones because I wanted to really crank the volume on my amp at night and didn't want to tick off my neighbor's. They work perfect. Sound quality is fine. They weigh nothing so you really don't know they are there. They also come with the adaptor so you can plug into an amp or your phone/computer. I will agree with the earlier post that they do make your ear's sweat a little. Other than that, these headphones are pretty dang good, and for 30 green ones you can't beat it. I'm sure an expensive set of Bose or Beats by Dre kick the snot out of these, but for the price, these will do just fine. I really don't see spending 400 green ones on a set of headphones unless your a pro. I'll say this, they are good enough that I just ordered another pair......

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