AKG Acoustics K271 Studio On-Ear Headphones

5/5 (3 Reviews) MSRP : $179.00


Product Description

The K271 offers excellent isolation and very good sound quality. These headphones would be ideal for studio use, noisy work or home areas or as a traveling companion. DJs will also love these! Highs are extended, detailed without being fatiguing, mids are smooth and the bass is deep and tight. At 55 ohms the K271 will work out of just about any headphone jack though it really shines with a good headphone amp.


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User Reviews

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

Date Reviewed: January 16, 2009

Bottom Line:   
I'm not an expert on audio equipment, I have a loss of hearing in my left ear. I have some good speakers, VMPS,626R, Onkyo, etc; but I wanted to hear the music better. I bought these AKG headphones on ebay... They're great! I listened to Emerson Lake and Palmer to try them out... Lucky Man... I had a tear in my eyes, I could hear things I never heard before. Next I listened to Pink Floyd... Unreal ! For me, these AKG K271 M2 are excellent. The music came through so easy. I found myself straining to hear notes ,and words, like I was listening to regular speakers...force of habbit. I didn't NEED to strain. Everything was RIGHT THERE!

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Price Paid:    $140.00

Purchased At:   ebay



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by nakmania a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: August 16, 2004

Bottom Line:   
Sorry, almost same review for my other beloved phones ! I've been using vintage phones all these years and never thought much of the rave reviews of newer models. How different can they be, how can they be any better than a vandy or logan ! But when I listen to 580 it blows me away and now my speakers have been collecting dust. Well .. not really, since I put plastic cover over them. No I won't sell the main rigs because listening to lifesize performance still serves as a reference.

After using 580 for some time I feel the need for a closed-ear phones and decided to try Senn H25sp. Got them quite cheap with specs almost similar to highly rated original HD-25. It sounds very 580-like and blocked outside noise extremely well - but my ears start to hurt after 30 minutes or so. Having liked Senn's 'house' sound I decided to try HD 265 closed phones. Wow ... bass sounds like hammering my head ! Returned it the very next day and exchanged for K271s, with all the good review and that. Good heavens, what an incredible sound ... vocals sound very close and real ! And low bass just sits there waiting to be heard, not overpowering like the 2 closed Senns. Mid and treble detail are very sweet. Overall this is a very smooth phones and I almost always fall asleep when listening to this phones on the floor. Luckily it is not as comfort as 580, the pleather is not warm to your ear (like most closed-ear phones) but pad is a bit thin that my ear touches internal scratchy pad. However, sonic quality makes me want to listen to this phones more than to 580. Although rated at 55ohm impedance, it is not as sensitive as hd580 so it might benefit from use of amplification.

Now I'm asking myself what am I doing here writing this review wasting so much time, heck, English is not my main language in the first place. Well, I truly believe that this phones almost represents best bang or value and everyone considering headphones listening to audition K271s. It's almost a joke to me getting this quality cans for almost the same price of SR80 and much cheaper than ultrasone. I haven't tried K501 as it's unavailable in my area but I'l sure snatch one when it's here.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2004

Price Paid:    $125.00

Purchased At:   harco glodok



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by chetanacharya a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: August 5, 2004

Bottom Line:   
This headphone is all you will ever need. So clear, so refined, brings out all the subtle nuances you've never heard before. Unfortunately it's so truthful that it brings out all the flaws in my mp3s. I primarily use it in the night in conjunction with my Yamaha DSP-Z9 and Pioneer DVD S969avi, so i dont wake up the rest of the family.
It's very comfortable, with a head band that i imagine will fit snugly on most skulls.It is a bit heavy though. The cable is about 10 feet which is more than enough for my uses. Overall, i think its a great buy.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2004

Price Paid:    $160.00

Purchased At:   Asia Sound Equipment




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