AKG Acoustics K-66 Headphones

4.4/5 (10 Reviews) MSRP : $45.00


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Semi-open Headphones


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Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Rupert Pupkin a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: February 7, 2016

Bottom Line:   
I have quite a few pairs of AKGs, including my benchmark Austrian K240s from years ago. Impedance is everything when comparing headphones. After much comparison listening from many sources including several mp3 players to my best stereo and pro music equipment and in many styles, I am not overly impressed with my old set of K66's. These are more suited to high impedance, low power music devices than to pro mixing and recording equipment. On my pro stuff, these seem to have a better overall response than on my lower quality players but are very bass-heavy with higher impedance equipment to the point of deadening the soundfield and high frequency response. Tend to sound more like some of my cheaper headsets. With better equipment (lower impedance) have a more balanced response, not as boomy but not as transparent as my better K240s and K301s. Build quality is very good, have taken alot of abuse and have held up well for years, except for the headphone plug which I had to replace after much use. Pads and headset are typical lightweight comfortable and sturdy AKG quality. So a kind of puzzle overall, as these are overly bassy IMO with boomboxes, mp3 players etc. and yet despite a better less boomy response with better equipment, still not one of my favorites for real audiophile quality. The transparency and definition is nowhere near as good as my AK240s, but then for the money I guess these are OK in a pinch. Have better response with percussion and drum sounds than with anything else, so I am guessing these have been tuned more for better mid-range response than extreme low or high frequency material-more suitable for vocals for example.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   1995



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by bean a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: December 2, 2004

Bottom Line:   
Great.

If you want a cheap pair of quality cans, go try these out. Many people say they have poor bass, but i assure you not. Its only that it filters out the side of them because they are semi open. A little bit of eq'ing can, and does do wonders.

They do go really, terribly loud, without any noticable quality loss. I mean those vocals still peirce my brain and turn it to mush.

I dont really have anything to reference them against, but i would say the audio reproduction is near perfect. I dont listen to many studio cds these days, but those losslessly compressed concerts have never felt the same. I have a memory of hearing a drummers leather seat make a noise in a silent bit of a song. Ohh so quiet, but still there.

The value of these is off the wall. Considering you can pay au$50 for some cans at an electronics store, the extra $30 that the increce to these has been is worth 10 fold.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   2003

Price Paid:    $80.00

Purchased At:   Australia



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by unseen04 a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: June 27, 2004

Bottom Line:   
At first, i went to the store with nothing in mind except a $120 limit. They has 3 pairs of cans. One cheap 'ol set, $340 studio pair, and then the 66's. First i listened to some jazz on the $340 pair, although they were open, they sounded really really nice. But i quickly discarded those for the price.

I tryed out the 66's, and i was expecting the price for them to be well over what i could spend. I was so happy when i found out how much they were. The sound is blissfull, period.


After 72 hours of very ancious burning in i put them on and was further blown away.
They might look flimsy and breakable, but they use this to their advantage, being stiff enough to sit atop your head firmly, but flexable to the extent of absorbing most drops (which i have wittnessed firsthand :[ very nervous moment).

To this day i would never swap trade them for anything short of astounding. Call me stubboun, but i love em. Hook them up with a good sound source and you have a good listening experience.

The semi-open design helps produce a natural sound arena around your head, and i havent had any problems with outside sound getting in, but mabey thats because of the music i listen to, and how i listen to it =]

There is not a huge overpowering bass impact with these cans, so if thats what your looking for, look elsewhere.
If your into pure, precise soundwaves, you have my advice to buy these.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   2003

Price Paid:    $80.00

Purchased At:   Greenbrothers Music



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Francesco Rossolini a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: April 21, 2003

Bottom Line:   
Best Buy.
One of the best on the market at this price.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2003

Price Paid:    $35.00



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Aaron Lee a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: January 9, 2003

Bottom Line:   
For the money, I haven't seen a better pair of headphones. Other products I've tried in this price range pale in comparison. After trying them out in the store with various equipment (CD players, synthesizers, etc), I felt they were fairly decent. One thing I noticed was that they didn't have that great performance at lower frequencies (about 20-30hz). But that was fixed with a slight bit of EQ fiddling. Everything else was pretty good though. I'd definitely reccomend them to anyone who was in the market.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2002

Price Paid:    $35.00

Purchased At:   Steve's Music Ottawa




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