Reviews and Problems with AKG K 518 DJ / K 518 LE / K 518 DT
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24 December 2009
Summary: Coming from Senn PX200, I expected better highs and better bass. I was drawn towards this AKG due to recommendations on this forum.
Well, my experiences are less enthousiatic than those of most others.
Audio quality is 'not bad' at best, but in general there's always a honky bass covering up the rest of the music. A lot of people here praised the bass qualities, but to me, it's not real bass, it's somewhat higher up the frequency scale. It's where it's starting to honk.
Summary: Had it for about 2 years, can't really remember when exactly did I buy it.
but this one gives me a lot of frission everytime I listen to music
got me off the headphone market for about a year because of the satisfaction
it's over ear, but just the right size for portability in my opinion
Pros: portable, foldable, comfort cushion, just the right size
Summary: A few months ago, I got my 13 year old son the AKG K518 DJ LE, based on the listing of the K81 DJ on Innerfidelity's Wall of Fame.
The sound was disappointing. Very heavy muddy bass that overwhelmed the mids. While OK for the price I got them at, this was not what I expected.
Then yesterday, we decided to mod the headphones. The blue tack mod is a popular mod for the AKG K518 DJs.
Pros: Excellent bass response, wonderful mids and highs; very portable
Summary: Hello everyone ill try to keep banther to a minimum, but excuses in advance
I've purchased these cans about 2.5 years ago, to be exact the LE version in yellow with the short cable for 50euros. It comes with a pouch and small-to-big jack adapter. Ive made keywords Bold-Italic to be a bit easier for you to find them. Also if i say something totally inaccurate/stupid please forgive and disregard it.
Pros: Very good overall sound, excellent value, durable
Summary: it's a great over-ear headphone. cost/performance ratio is very high. the bass of the headphone is spcsial stick. but the headphone is a little tight, it feel a little un comfortable when you wear it for a long time.
Summary: These headphones feel well built and look good. They block out external noise well and don't seem to leek much sound. This is thanks to the very tight fit, they really press against your ears, fine for a short listen but beyond half an hour you'll probably feel uncomfortable. The sound is a big plus though. There's decent bass but it's not bass heavy, it's quite neutral all-round. I preferred the sound compared to some of the more expensive models in the shop.
Summary: I tried the AKG518s in store at Richer Sounds against similar (and more expensive) offerings from Sennheiser- the HD202 and HD218 and AKG451 (which gets rave reviews). I found the sound quality on the 518s much clearer throughout the range on both modern rock and classical, with good bass. My only gripe is that I personally find over-ear headphones more comfortable than on-ear; the 518s feel a bit tight after an hour or so.
Better Than B-B-B-Beets (The root vegetable and the overpriced headphones)
James Gamlin, Amazon
15 July 2014
Summary: Best headphones I've ever purchased. I've been using them for years. The sound quality matches/exceeds (in my opinion) Dr Dre Beats, They don't have that god awful outside sound reduction that ruins the sound quality as well as a giant battery pack attached to the headphone cable. They clamp to your head like a boss, so that cancels out all other sound just fine. You can have these puppies on full blast and as long as they're on your head nobody can hear a thing.