"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.
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. <br />They are very comfortable. Even with eyeglasses.<br />They are light and if the music stops you may forget you have them on. <br />A little costly for made in China. But everything is.
Excerpt: I use these to listen to music and play guitar.<br />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
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.
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.
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.<br />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.
Summary: (Ir)Relevant information: I have been using these Akg 271 mkII headphones for one month now. I use these headphones at work connected to the cmoyBB v2.03 headphone amplifier which is fed from the NuForce uDAC-2. The music is most of the time in flac format. Other headphones I've used are the old Grado SR-60 and Akg K701 headphones. I find these headphones quite comfortable to wear, at least for my typical 1 h to 3 h at a time usage.