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Lightweight, comfortable phones 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 so you can hear exactly what’s happening. The self-adjusting headband provides a personalized fit, ensuring comfort during marathon sessions. With a lightweight yet durable design, high-quality components and replaceable earpads, K52 is built to last.

FEATURES
  • Professional-quality drivers for solid bass and clear highs
  • Over-ear design and lightweight construction provide exceptional comfort for long sessions
  • Closed-back design eliminates audio bleed and maintains privacy
  • Single-sided cable for ease of use

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AKGK52 Headphones
 
4.0

(based on 46 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (40)
  • Lightweight (34)
  • Good value (32)
  • Great sound (28)
  • Good bass (19)

Cons

  • Poor sound (6)
  • Uncomfortable (4)
  • Flimsy construction (3)

Best Uses

  • Home audio (29)
  • Music (25)
  • With my computer (22)
  • Relaxing (12)
  • Portable devices (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Gear head (12), Audiophile (10), School (3)
    • Primary Use:
    • Listening to ipod (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (41), Yes (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great pair for the price !!

I admit , I'm a headphone junkie , so I'm always looking for "the better pair" of headphones , to use with my music recording ...... So far these are...Read complete review

I admit , I'm a headphone junkie , so I'm always looking for "the better pair" of headphones , to use with my music recording ...... So far these are the absolute best bang for your buck !! The best way I can describe them is that they produce a "creamy" sound ..... They have really good bass , not too strong mids , which is good , and clear highs without piercing your eardrum ..... The separation is really good , and you can hear a lot of those "unintended" sounds on songs in your iTunes etc. ..... I would definitely recommend these to anyone on a budget who wants a great sounding pair of headphones ..... Don't be afraid, just buy them and u won't be sorry ...... Someday I'll have a "high-end" pair , but really , these are really really good , especially for such a great price !!

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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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(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Meh.

By Mark in the

from Tucson, Arizona

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about AKG K52 Headphones:

      Sound is OK, not great. Low sensitivity, so it eats up a lot of power without producing a lot of sound. A good choice to give to kids that don't have enough sense not to listen at full volume, because full volume on these is a lot quieter than most headphones, for any given device. Head band and ear cups are comfortable and seem durable. Cord is not replaceable/removable. These were an OK value at their sale price... If I had paid the regular selling price I would be pretty unhappy with them. Closed-back headphones are where it's at for recording in order to prevent bleed, but unless you have a powerful headphone amp, these may not be loud enough for some recording situations. Unless they are on a great sale, there are better headphones out there at their price point.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      worth the minimal price

      By Beans

      from Maine

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Good Value
      • Lightweight
      • Stylish

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Music

        Comments about AKG K52 Headphones:

        very lightweight and comfortable. Good isolation. Forward sounding mids. Lacks bass. Clear highs. Plenty of volume. Good for tracking, NOT mixing.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great pair for the price !!

        By JackKnife Johnny

        from Argos, Indiana

        About Me Audiophile, Gear Head

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about AKG K52 Headphones:

          I admit , I'm a headphone junkie , so I'm always looking for "the better pair" of headphones , to use with my music recording ...... So far these are the absolute best bang for your buck !! The best way I can describe them is that they produce a "creamy" sound ..... They have really good bass , not too strong mids , which is good , and clear highs without piercing your eardrum ..... The separation is really good , and you can hear a lot of those "unintended" sounds on songs in your iTunes etc. ..... I would definitely recommend these to anyone on a budget who wants a great sounding pair of headphones ..... Don't be afraid, just buy them and u won't be sorry ...... Someday I'll have a "high-end" pair , but really , these are really really good , especially for such a great price !!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Good product

          By Jim

          from Florida

          About Me Gear Head

          See all my reviews

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Great Sound
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Music
            • With My Computer

            Comments about AKG K52 Headphones:

            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.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Bought a second one.

            By jamrcat

            from Roseburg, OR

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Audio
              • With My Computer
              • Working

              Comments about AKG K52 Headphones:

              Got tired of replacing expensive cables on my Sennheizer studio headphones. Bought this for everyday use and listening to videos on my PC. Bought my first one with no issues and still using it after a year. Purchased second one for a backup.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Very Nice Cans

              By Uncle Easy

              from Michigan

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Good Value
              • Great Sound
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Audio
                • Music
                • Portable Devices
                • Relaxing

                Comments about AKG K52 Headphones:

                Twenty smacks on SDOTD, I couldn't resist. Very comfortable, sound great after a good break-in period (mine took a few days). I use them for all my general listening, and tracking in my project studio. I also recently used them on a plane and they performed wonderfully. They aren't as loud (sensitive) as other headphones but are pretty accurate, you don't need to be blasting your eardums anyway. Are there better phones out there?....of course, but prolly not in this price range.

                • 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

                See all my reviews

                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

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Clean sound

                By Dr. Samurai

                from Bradenton, FL

                About Me Audiophile

                See all my reviews

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                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

                  (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

                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Very comfortable, no adjustment needed, it adjusts to you.

                  By finger_picker

                  from Grant, Colorado

                  About Me Gear Head

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Good Value
                  • Great Sound
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Audio
                    • Music
                    • Relaxing
                    • With My Computer

                    Comments about AKG K52 Headphones:

                    Keep it plugged into computer.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    2.0

                    I wouldn't buy again

                    By Rader58

                    from Leawood, KS

                    About Me Audiophile

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Flimsy Construction
                      • Poor Sound
                      • Uncomfortable

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about AKG K52 Headphones:

                        I bought these on a whim. Then it was going to cost 30% of the purchase price to return them, so I kept them for my children to play with. They are over ear, but so uncomfortable and don't fit snugly to my head. There is no adjustment, just a flimsy elastic band on top which allows for them to fall quite easily. But most importantly, the sound is horrible. I have to crank up the volume to hear anything, and I am extremely sensitive to sound. There is hardly any low end. The audio is tinty. I realize they were cheap, but ugh, these sound awful.

                        • Primary Use:
                        • Traveling
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        2.0

                        They're okay, but..

                        By Purple Haze

                        from South Florida

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                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                          • Poor Sound
                          • Uncomfortable

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about AKG K52 Headphones:

                            These really have a very flat sound and the volume was very low. I have a small head and they pinched under my ears, very uncomfortable for any length of time.
                            I'm disappointed in AKG, I thought these would be a reflection of the quality I've always found in their microphones, no so.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            Pretty Good

                            By G Ball

                            from Chicagoland

                            About Me Amateur recordist / musician

                            See all my reviews

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Comfortable
                            • Good Value

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Home Audio

                              Comments about AKG K52 Headphones:

                              I have other HP's but I thought I'd try these. I love AKG's for the "automatic" adjustable feature, I think other brands have adopted this but AKG is the first and one I've known of. These have large ear cushions that go completely around my ears. The sound is neutral, not a lot of anything. I mostly use HP's for practice through a mixer along with MP3's but also for recording and mixing which I have not done with these yet but I can guess they'll be fine for that too.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Exactly what i needed.

                              By slagseed

                              from indy

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

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

                                Comments about AKG K52 Headphones:

                                I use these headphones in my little weird project studio.
                                Where i make and record odd noises with various sound sources.
                                These are perfect. The lows are heavy and thick, the highs are sharp and clean.
                                Considering the price, they suited what i needed perfectly.
                                Ive also used them on my ps4. I recommend these greatly for that as well.
                                All around, a great solid set. I absolutely recommend them.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                4.0

                                Surprising for the money!

                                By Data-Bank-A

                                from Lowell, MA

                                About Me Professional Producer

                                See all my reviews

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                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Comfortable
                                • Great Sound
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Home Audio
                                  • Music
                                  • Recording

                                  Comments about AKG K52 Headphones:

                                  These are a great surprise for the money.
                                  They are comfortable, sound great, stay on without a lot of slippage.
                                  And they're pretty good at blocking out external sounds while tracking.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No
                                   
                                  5.0

                                  I would recommend this for a friend.

                                  By Jeeker

                                  from Milwaukee, WI

                                  About Me College Student

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Comfortable
                                  • Good Bass
                                  • Great Sound

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Home Audio

                                    Comments about AKG K52 Headphones:

                                    Great sound and great bass.

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • Yes
                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Good headphones! Great Price!

                                    By ER

                                    from King George

                                    About Me Audiophile

                                    See all my reviews

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

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

                                      Comments about AKG K52 Headphones:

                                      Primary use is for home studio recording. Works very well.

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No
                                       
                                      4.0

                                      I would buy this product again.

                                      By Dan N

                                      from Phoenix

                                      About Me Gear Head

                                      See all my reviews

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Comfortable
                                      • Great Sound
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Stylish

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Home Audio
                                        • Music

                                        Comments about AKG K52 Headphones:

                                        I purchased these as a replacement for my old Jensen Digital Audio headphones that I use for drum practice. The ear pads were trashed on the Jensen's. The AKG's have slightly better high end response, but, thinner mid range response. The bass response is about the same. With a minor EQ modification they were fine. They seem a bit flimsy, but, I think they should be fine for my use.

                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • No
                                         
                                        3.0

                                        Good sound but the cable started crackling

                                        By Matt

                                        from Nashville

                                        About Me Audiophile

                                        See all my reviews

                                        Verified Reviewer

                                        Pros

                                        • Good Bass
                                        • Good Value
                                        • Great Sound
                                        • Lightweight

                                        Cons

                                        • Flimsy Construction
                                        • Uncomfortable

                                        Best Uses

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

                                        Comments about AKG K52 Headphones:

                                        I got these as a deal of the day some years ago for thirty doll-hairs. A week after I bought them, the cable connection right next to the headphone started to crackle. Got it switched out for a warranty with no problem. The new ones lasted about 3 months. Great sound for the money but poor quality.

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

                                        Excellent

                                        By Core1440

                                        from Brooklyn, New York

                                        About Me Producer

                                        See all my reviews

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

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

                                        Cons

                                        • N/A

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Monitoring
                                        • Music
                                        • Studio

                                        Comments about AKG K52 Headphones:

                                        For the price - The sound is excellent/

                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • No

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