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AKG K 280

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Overall 9

User Review

Prog Rock Man, head-fi.org
2 August 2011
  • Summary: Made between 1987 and 1995, these headphones are big. Big to wear with a big sound. Overall they are warm, lush, but still keep the details. That detail means so far I have found them a bit source dependent where poor recordings sound poor. If anything treble is the week partner, but I would guess they have a pretty even frequency response.   Stereo effects can sound amazing and there is an all around the ear sense of space.
  • Pros: Big, lush, detailed, wide diffuse sound stage
  • Cons: None
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Overall 10

User Review

CptKlotz, head-fi.org
24 July 2011
  • Summary: Probably my favourite out of the AKGs I have.   The sound is what I would call quite neutral and uncoloured without any excessive bass or treble that may sound impressive at first but can become fatiguing after a while. When it *is* present on the recording though, the K 280 easily reproduces the lowest bass notes down to 20 hz.   With an amp that has some clean power, these phones can deliver insane volume levels without distortion.
  • Pros: Honest sound, comfort, undistorted volume levels, fully serviceable
  • Cons: Open drivers can collect dust, too hard to drive for portables
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Overall 8

User Review

andi85, head-fi.org
22 July 2011
  • Summary: The twin-driver layout of the K280 Parabolic has fascinated me for some time, so when I found a unit that was too cheap to be true, there was no way that I could resist. In response to some rather negative comments about the K280, I had considered re-selling them after a short test, but thought differently about that from the moment I unboxed them. The unit I received was barely used, with good elastics, good earpads, a good cable and almost no wear & tear.
  • Pros: Good sound, great comfort, pretty easy to drive, AKG product support, cool piece of hifi history
  • Cons: Open drivers collect dust
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