AKG K-271 MKII

Studio Headphones

  • Closed
  • Circumaural
  • Dynamic
  • Nominal impedance: 55 Ohm
  • Nominal power capacity: 200 mW
  • Frequency range: 16 - 28,000 Hz
  • Peak SPL: 104 dB/V
  • Detachable cable, one-sided cable connector
  • Self-adjusting headband
  • auto-mute switch in the headband
  • Straight 3 m cable with 3.5 mm jack
  • 5 m coiled cable with 3.5 mm jack
  • Weight with cable: 295 g
  • Weight without cable: 239 g
  • Includes: Screw-in 6.3 mm jack adaptor and one pair of Velour ear pads

Further Information

Design Over-Ear
System Closed Back
Impedance 55 Ohms
Frequency range 16 Hz – 28000 Hz
Adapter Yes
Replaceable Cable Yes

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Really clean and detailed sound
Violet Deer, 26.05.2019
I bought them for my home recording studio mainly to be used for mixing purposes and it was good decision.

They are isolating all noises around really well, I'm able to listen to music on low volume and I can still hear everything clearly.
At the same time they still breathe which makes them one of the most comfortable headphones in that price range, their size is good and they fit perfectly on ears, default pads work nice (additional velvet pads are included for those who need something with softer touch).

I use them with coiled cable (it's also included) which allows me to keep my workplace out of unneeded additional cables lying around.

Overall quality is good - they are made out of durable materials (unintentionally dropped them & pulled the cable few times and I can say that it's impossible to destroy them during normal work)

If you are looking for good studio headphones - you are in the right place.
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Great for monitoring
19.07.2015
I use the AKG K-271 MKII headphones with my Yamaha THR10 amp while playing quitar at home for not to disturb my family. For this kind of use the headphones are excellent. As the headphones have basicly a flat eq curve from low frequencies to the high treble, they are very suitable for monitoring ? for which I used them also in my past occupation in radio some time ago. Actually I feel that with these headphone I can distinguish the effect of minor amp adjustments more precisely than from the loudspeaker of the small amp itself.

If you are looking to buy them for hifi use, outside of classical music you may be disappointed to the non-amplified base, but in classical music you would value the preciseness of these headphones.

The are so comfortable on your head that one easily forgets any recommendation for not to listen with headphones on for more that an hour a day, one simply forgets that the headphones are there. The cord length was enough, though to increase freedom of movement I also purchased an extension cord.

The package had also replacement ear pads, so I expect to be using these for a long time.

Definitely a good purchase for a monitoring purpose.
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Incredible headphones
10.04.2017
Got these for work after getting a pair of AKG K-240 Studios for at home and loving them. I wanted a closed version for work because of the noiser environment.

The sound exactly what I've come to expect from AKG, absolutely incredible. I've tested these with a good mix of heavy music and some classic rock. Heavy down tuned guitars still sound as clear as they should and dont get muddy, and the highs are crisp and not tinny.

Even without music playing they are very isolating, I can have my music's volume very low and still not hear any background noise in the office.

They're equally light and comfortable as the K240 Studio set, though they are a little bit tighter, probalby because they are newer, and not to the point of being uncomfortable.

I personally wont be using the coiled cable but its nice to have as you could definitely wear these while out and about without worrying about having to ha ve the volume too loud to drown out noise. I'm undecided about the velvet pads but nice to have the option.

The mute when you take them off is also very cool, not 100% sure what I might need it for, but its very cool.
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Blickfanger, 21.12.2010
For judging my sound on location, I use this headphone in addition to Beyerdynamic DT770. The AKG K-271 MKII does not sound "pleasant" but it will give you the tiniest details of what your microphones hear, especially transient information.

The transient detail density also makes it very useful for narrators and voice-overs, as they will immediately hear their own lip smacks and saliva noises, resulting in a much better behaviour of the mouth.

I love the automatic switch in the headband mechanism. Some artists have the tendency to take off their headphones near a microphone and the switch will avoid feedback ruining anything in the chain. The only problem is with hipsters who want to hold the headphone in their hand with one speaker to an ear. Or when they want to protect their valuable hair dress and keep the headband in their neck. In these cases no sound will come out of it. Much to my enjoyment, as I despise behaviour with an "attitude". Let's just get the work done and put it on your head properly! This headphone is very good for that.

In comparison to the Beyerdynamic DT770, I should say that the 770 has a much more easy to listen to sound with fewer detail accentuation. So in case I need to reassure an uncertain musician when they want to hear back their playing (violinists especially), I prefer to hand them the DT770. The AKG K-271 MKII would be a bit too honest in such a situation. Also: the DT770 is better suitable to judge low frequency rumbling when you do a location recording. It's overblowing the lows, but that can be helpful if you want to find a good setting for your HPF.

All in all I think the AKG K-271 MKII and the Beyerdynamic DT770 make a very good addition to each other, in both studio and location recording.
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