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Akg-k-271-mkii.679049
7.2 out of 10

AKG K 271 MKII

Great Deal: $159.00

Reviews and Problems with AKG K 271 MKII

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Overall 8
8.0

Nice Solid Headphones

Nick the Recording Guy, B&H Photo
5 September 2013
  • Excerpt: The K271 MKII are a nice set of headphones, but they are not the successor to the K270 that I thought they would be. Single speaker in each can, as opposed to the K270. They are made in China, but the build quality seems good. I use these for recording at home, giving them to musicians to track vocals.
  • Pros: Clear Sound, Compact, Durable, Easy To Use, Lightweight
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 7
7.0
Features 9
9.0
Ease of use 9
9.0
Sound 8
8.0
Overall quality 10
10

"Impressive sound and depth for a closed design. Easily powered 'enough' by an iPod. Definately thin on the low end."

By a customer from Comcast.net, zzounds.com
2 November 2011
  • Excerpt: Im amazed at how well these sound for a closed design. I have the K701 which are great at making the sound seem further away. The K271 does a nice job there. I tested these from a standard PC sound card prior to testing on an amplifier and quality source. I am very impressed with the sound and perceived depth when listening to 3D type sounds. I suggest you look up Virtual Barbershop.
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Overall 8
8.0

not my favorite headphones but nice

zen_niku, B&H Photo
9 March 2011
  • Excerpt: the sound is accurate, clear and true to life. the experience is quite honestly boring. Some things play better on these than other. Not for those that enjoy bass reproduction or enhancement in their music. They are very comfortable. Even with eyeglasses. They are light and if the music stops you may forget you have them on. A little costly for made in China. But everything is.
  • Pros: Clear Sound, Easy To Use, Lightweight
  • Cons: Clear sound
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Overall 8
8.0

Noisy Environment?

Topper, B&H Photo
10 February 2011
  • Excerpt: Great if you need to cut down on noise in your work environment. If not, I'd choose headphones with smaller that don't cover your ears.
  • Pros: Clear Sound, Easy To Use
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Overall 8
8.0

Really Great Headphones

tbrew, B&H Photo
15 September 2010
  • Excerpt: I use these to listen to music and play guitar. They sound great, really clean sound representation. Very solid in quality. My single complaint is a very small one; the plastic makes a popping sound when you move around, and because they're closed headphones, its pretty loud. The nice thing is that it stops doing it after they've been on your head for awhile, hopefully it will break in after a few more months. They are very comfy too.
  • Pros: Comfortable, Durable, Good Value, Great Sound, Lightweight
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Overall 8
8.0

Professional

Otavio Dias, B&H Photo
30 August 2010
  • Excerpt: Well, this is a upgrade from K271. This time, the audio cut works properly when you take out from your head. The sound response is the same as the old model... a very nice quality for recording vocals without to leak sound to the mic.
  • Pros: Versatile
  • Cons: Breaks Easily
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Overall 8
8.0

Good headphones, reasonable price

Nix, B&H Photo
6 July 2010
  • Excerpt: I guess my expectations were pretty high when I decided to buy these. They're good headphones with good quality sound. They're also quite comfortable. They didn't really blow me out of the water though in terms of sound quality. Still, they're much better than the Sony headphones I was using.
  • Pros: Clear Sound, Comfortable, Easy To Use
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice Cans

Weet-Bix, B&H Photo
12 May 2010
  • Excerpt: I haven't owned these long but can report I like them. They are light enough to wear all day and noise cancellation is great (esp if you work in a noisy office). Sound quality is true and the fit is comfortable. You can't ask or much more than that. Only four stars because sometimes they cut out due to the automatic noise kill when you are not wearing them. A quick tap and they're going again.
  • Pros: Clear Sound, Easy To Use, Lightweight
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Overall 8
8.0

Awesome cans!

Grant, B&H Photo
19 October 2009
  • Excerpt: For a full size closed can, this is the best sound I could fine.
  • Pros: Clear Sound, Compact, Easy To Use, Lightweight
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

cs098, head-fi.org
20 November 2007
  • Summary: I wanted to love these, and I kinda did, but only for classical and jazz.  Everything else though was boring to listen to and can sometimes get a bit bright. Also still has that closed sound, but then again it's a closed can. I know I know, it's more for tracking rather than for entertainment. But there are still some stuff to love about the sound.
  • Pros: Deep, tight fast bass, classic akg mids, clear highs, detailed, comfortable, great soundstage for a closed, retro design, plenty of accesories
  • Cons: Bass anemic, doesn't play well with bass boosters and/or loud volumes, not very exciting, needs an amp to even get bass at all
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