Summary: i bought these to replace sennheiser HD25s i bought for a reduced $94 price and actually like the sound of these BETTER. they have deeper bass with less midrange brightness and aren't shabby in the detail department. their 2 greatest weaknesses are bass politeness and a little bit of treble enthusiasm that emphasizes siblants on some tracks.
Pros: reasonably flat with great treble detail
Cons: a little light in the bass & can get uncomfortable
Summary: I literally just picked a pair of these up from guitar center about an hour ago. I brought them home and compared them with my Rokit 6 monitors and cheap Senhieser HD 201 headphones. Immediately I noticed the bass response is too high and inaccurate, which is disappointing from a studio mixing point of view. Due to this I'd imagine these get a lot of good reviews based off the pyschoacoustic effect that louder is better.
Pros: Comfy fit, Overall volume gain is good
Cons: Bass response is inaccurate and overcompensated
Summary: Bought this one on a budget for home vocal and overall recording monitoring. Does a perfect job: decent clarity and dynamics, and even at volumes higher than any performer would ask for, they could sleep next to any large-diaphragm condenser without feedback. Also: very good audio quality on Ipods&pans or laptops, without any disturbance for your surroundings.
Summary: Got these quite a while ago and never really used these since I have always liked speakers more. When I started using them again I noticed how good they sound, even when playing 128kbps sound. The bass is very good, and pretty much sounds warm and nice.
They are very comfortable and the band that automatically adjusts works very well. The one thing I would've liked is the part that connects each earphone to be adjustable because these earphones are pretty big like that.
Pros: Good bass, fit very well, quite comfortable, extremely affordable.
Summary: I wanted some cheap cans for a bit of fun and got the K44s. I am delighted with them.
They are very plastic, very light, fit very well around the ear with the clever AKG self adjusting band. The leatherette pads are sweaty and I keep lifting them to air out my ears.
They are good for classical and jazz and retain that AKG strength of detail. The bass is tuned quite high and can be muddy and dull. Kick drums are a thud with little detail and the dynamics are OK.
Summary: For 25 € I bought these cans for my home computer, just to practice and listen my Cubase recordings of my bass, guitar and synths via my Behringer mixer. They are very comfortable to wear, fit firmly and tightly against my head. Maybe that's one reason for the surprisingly full and pleasant bass these cans can give. Highs are moderate but nicely even over the spectrum (This can be a big plus when using headphones over a long perioid of time).
Summary: I have had these headphones for about a year now and have used them heavily for my home recording projects. While mastering songs I might spend 4-5 hours with the K-44s on and I have never experienced any discomfort. The sound they produce is bright and accurate and they filter out outside noise very well.
Summary: These are an extremely comfortable pair of cans, I've worn mine for many hours at a time and still been comfortable. They go low, and have no difficulty pelting out the bass frequencies where my speakers sound either feeble or give up on. However, turn them up and they struggle to maintain the bass clarity. As far as midband and treble frequencies go, they're nothing remarkable but do the job perfectly adequately.
Summary: I'm no headphone expert, but for the price these certainly do the job. I use them to track demos in my home studio and they work perfectly. As others have mentioned they are a little bass heavy, which you need to be aware of when mixing, but overall they are great.