Excerpt: These are terrific headphones. I've owned K141 Studio Headphones (the previous model) for several years ago and sought them out after my older brother had purchased a pair way back in the 80's. The downside, unfortunately, is that the ear pads disintegrate after a while (more quickly the more you use them). The outer layer basically just breaks down and peels off in flakes. I've already replaced the pads once and now I'm searching for a replacement again.
Excerpt: I was trying to decide what headphones to get for months and finally decided on this pair. They are much better than I even imagined. I am a newbie at mixing, but as far as I can tell, these seem to give an acurate sound. The velvet pads are really soft and comfortable. If you are looking for on ear headphones, these are excellent and economical. The detatchable cable is also a plus, since that is what I ruined first on my last pair of headphones.
Excerpt: Clear sound. I was anticipating that much when i was ordering this. Sound quality is great. You are getting this if you want clear sound with highs and mids and bass that is clear and strong while not being thumping (ie not covering the rest and sounding muddy). If someone wants a heavy thumping bass that can harm ears then no. This one is about clarity and "unpolluted" sound. And because its 55 ohms it can be used on a PC or on a portable mp3 player with no issues.
Summary: EDIT (9/23/2011) : After getting my hands on a couple of "Audiophile Reference" albums, I did more critical listening and added more impressions.
(12/9/2011) : Finalizing review after gathering 200+ hours of use.
Hi guys, this is my first review, so forgive any mistakes. :). This is also my first headphone purchase beyond $60, so my thoughts about this headphone might not be as accurate compared to those with more experience.
Pros: Easy to drive, smaller for portability, great finish, great sound for the price, treble and midrange.
Cons: Long-term comfort, shallow pads, K 240 mk. II is better in everything besides portability, lacks bass punch
Summary: I'll keep this very short. They are very smooth sounding. Treble toned down so not so good for rock but have a magic about them that makes them better than mark 2. I use them with a '89/'90 Marantz PM50 integrated. Very powerful amp with a great headphone out. Don't need to go past ten o;clock even with these 600 ohm babies. Anyway, great vintage headphones that are well made and worth a go at the right price.
Summary: The K141 is a recent addition to my headphone family. Here I compare it to the other phones I have, the audio-technica M50-S and the Sennheniser HD238.
The K141 comes with leatherette pads, a straight cable, and a gold plug adapter. The box includes velour pads and a coiled cable as options. Your preferred cable is firmly plugged into the left phone and has a release button.
Pros: Good sound, spare pads, 2 cables, self-adjusting
Cons: May be a poor fit for small children and large adults
Summary: I am one of those annoying people who listen to music constantly. Be it around the house or on my commute to work. I go through headphones more than I do shoes! So I am very impressed that these headphones have lasted so long. It has been a year, and still going strong. They are comfortable, the sound quality is good (not the best, but very good) and they look quite cool too. I would recommend these to people who are sick of their headphones always breaking, like I was!
Excerpt: One of my personal favourites, never had more fun playing games that need that extra bass in the background music and sound effects. 60 or more pounds for a head set might be pricey but is worth it, the AKG K 141 MK 2 is amazingly comfortable and has never given me soar ears. Friends also use this set to create and mix music, they say this head set is one of the few that actually give them perfect sound quality.