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Akg-k-518-dj.537037
7.3 out of 10

AKG K 518 DJ / K 518 LE / K 518 DT

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Reviews and Problems with AKG K 518 DJ / K 518 LE / K 518 DT

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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

thrillmetoo, head-fi.org
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.
  • Pros: isolation, highs
  • Cons: everything else
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Overall 7
7.0

User Review

powerkid, head-fi.org
24 December 2009
  • 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
  • Cons: frequent tangled wires, a bit too clamped
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Overall 10
10

User Review

cel4145, head-fi.org
24 December 2009
  • 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
  • Cons: need modding
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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

GregButcher, head-fi.org
1 September 2009
  • 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
  • Cons: Too much clamping force, cable tangling
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Overall 10
10

it's a great over-ear headphone

Yu Xiaohui, amazon.in
19 August 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Comfort 4
4.0
Portability 10
10

Good sound, but tight fit..

Chris247, Richer Sounds
16 August 2014
  • 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.
  • Pros: sound
  • Cons: tight fit
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 10
10
Comfort 6
6.0
Portability 8
8.0

Great sound, great price

GeraintD, Richer Sounds
5 August 2014
  • 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.
  • Pros: sound quality range price
  • Cons: fit is a bit tight for prolonged listening
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Comfort 8
8.0
Portability 10
10

"More Boooom For My Buck"

PlymBag, Richer Sounds
24 July 2014
  • Summary: Thank you Richer Sounds these headphones go perfectly with my Cowon Z2 MP3 player.
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Overall 10
10

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.
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Overall 10
10

My second pair

Tell, Amazon
30 April 2014
  • Summary: Nothing wrong with my first but wanted these for a second location. I bought my first pair in Germany as part of a limited editions. Just as good. Good sound quality.
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