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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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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.

Affordable studio quality headphones.

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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AKGM80 MkII Semi-Open Studio Headphone
 
4.1

(based on 193 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (81)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (76)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (12)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (138)
  • Good audio (127)
  • Easy to use (93)
  • Durable (46)
  • Versatile (43)

Cons

  • Poor sound quality (19)
  • Pricey / poor value (6)
  • Limited functions (5)
  • Not durable (4)
  • Unreliable (4)

Best Uses

  • Home studio (112)
  • Amateur recording (87)
  • Professional recording (26)
  • Outdoor events / games (21)
  • Performances (19)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (97), Professional musician (54), Novice (26)

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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1.0

Not worth the price

By 

from NJ

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Poor Sound Quality
  • Pricey / Poor Value

Best Uses

    Comments about AKG M80 MkII Semi-Open Studio Headphone:

    I got these for on sale and even at the sale price I am disappointed. I wasn't expecting a pair of cans I can use for serious mixing but I thought at least I would enjoy listening to music on them. Very dull sounding. Maybe they are defective I don't know. I will have no way of knowing unless I send them back for another one. Don't think I will bother.

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    5.0

    Love these

    By 

    from New York

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio

      Comments about AKG M80 MkII Semi-Open Studio Headphone:

      I use these headphones with my Yamaha synth and to listen to music on my phone. The sound is so clear and sounds like I'm not even wearing headphones. They fit very comfortably over the ear and do not become uncomfortable with extended use. Definitely great for home use and recording - and more!

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      5.0

      It's a great buy!

      By 

      from NJ

      About Me Child

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio

        Comments about AKG M80 MkII Semi-Open Studio Headphone:

        For me this is better than what I bought before at other places. It was on sale, and to me this is great quality.

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        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Good Value

        By 

        from The Cape

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio

          Comments about AKG M80 MkII Semi-Open Studio Headphone:

          keyboard headset ( practice )

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          4.0

          Great headphones for the $$

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          from Long Island, NY

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Durable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio

            Comments about AKG M80 MkII Semi-Open Studio Headphone:

            I needed to replace my very old AKG K-300 headphones. These did the trick..and at this price I bought 2!!

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Good quality for a good price.

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            from Abilene, TX

            About Me Professional Musician

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            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Great Price
            • Lightweight
            • Perfect for beginners/intermediates
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • Low end lacks a little bit

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio
            • Premixing
            • Tracking

            Comments about AKG M80 MkII Semi-Open Studio Headphone:

            Okay, so I got these headphones in a bundle pack with some cheap monitors, an MXL mic, and a boom stand a year or so back. And, these headphones are pretty sweet. They put out a great sound for basic mixing and mastering. I wouldn't use them for any final mixes, as they are a pretty cheap set. That being said, they work amazing for premixes, tracking, monitoring, playback, and so much more. They got a long cable so you're not anchored right in front of your station. You can move where you need to to record a different instrument or voice, and still have some slack.
            My only complaints are that they lack a little bit in the low end, and they don't compensate by turning back the high. But, a quick EQ adjust and cross check with some monitors, and you'll be fine.
            All around, these headphones are perfect for anyone starting out looking to get a good reliable pair for a good price. Once you get enough money, get a more expensive pair for sure. But, if these are all you can afford, it's still a great purchase. 8/10

            TL;DR
            Great starting pair. Low end lacks a little. Perfect for premix. Wouldn't recommend for final mix/mastering.
            8/10 would recommend again

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            5.0

            GOOD QUALITY.

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            from MT. JULIET, TN

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Studio

              Comments about AKG M80 MkII Semi-Open Studio Headphone:

              USE TO MMONITOR HAOME RECORDING.

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              4.0

              I plan on buying many more of these

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              from Eugene, OR

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Home Studio
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about AKG M80 MkII Semi-Open Studio Headphone:

                Fantastic frequency responses throughout the spectrum. Highly suggested for people in their home.

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                1.0

                Cheaper Than the Discounted Price

                By 

                from Florida

                About Me Novice

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Breaks Easily
                  • Unreliable

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about AKG M80 MkII Semi-Open Studio Headphone:

                    Don't buy these headphones! I bought 2 pairs at the same time and one pair lost sound in the right side the second night i used them and the other pair had the same problem a week later.

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                    5.0

                    Feel Good - Work Well

                    By 

                    from Northeast Ohio

                    About Me Novice

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Clear Sound
                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home Studio

                      Comments about AKG M80 MkII Semi-Open Studio Headphone:

                      Light weight and good sound.....I don't need anything better than these.
                      When they go on sale again, I'm buying another pair as a backup set.

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