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AKG K 181 DJ - Professional Closed-Back DJ Headphones with 3D-Axis Folding Mechanism

B&H # AKK181DJ Mfr # 3103H00010
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You Pay: $129.00

The AKG K 181 DJ is a set of professional DJ headphones, featuring the 3D-Axis, double-hinged folding mechanism for optimized earcup positioning, and an audiophile frequency reproduction capability extending from an ultra-low 5 Hz to an airy 30 kHz. The headphones feature a detachable cable, bass boost and stereo/mono monitoring selector switches, and very high SPL and input level handling capacities.

High-isolation circumaural stereo DJ headphones with Stereo/Mono selector and Bass Boost switches
3D-Axis professional folding mechanism with reinforced hinges allows DJ's freedom of monitoring position
Stereo/mono selector for optimum single-ear monitoring
High SPL capability, high 3500mW input level handling for distortion-free monitoring
Padded leatherette earcups with durable rubberized finish, fold down design for convenient transportation
Type Circumaural Closed-Back Dynamic Stereo DJ Headphones
Frequency Range 5 Hz - 30 kHz
Impedance 42 Ohms
Sensitivity 120dB/V
Maximum Input Power 3500mW
Connectors 1 x Mini-XLR(to headphone)
1 x 1/4" Stereo Phone
1 x 1/8" Stereo Mini
Cable Length 5.9' (1.8 m)
Weight 9.9 oz (280 g)
AKG K 181 DJ - Professional Closed-Back DJ Headphones with 3D-Axis Folding Mechanism
  • 1/4" Stereo Phone Adapter
  • Detachable Cable with Mini-XLR-to-Headphone Connector
  • Carrying Bag
  • 1 Year Warranty
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    AKGK 181 DJ - Professional DJ Headphones
     
    4.7

    (based on 7 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good audio (6)
    • Compact (4)
    • Easy to use (4)
    • Lightweight (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home studio (4)
      • Professional recording (3)
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      4.0

      good quality

      By vitamines

      from Montreal - cCA

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio

        Comments about AKG K 181 DJ - Professional DJ Headphones:

        Good product - sound very good

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        5.0

        Really good pair of headphones!

        By Branco

        from Reno, NV

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio
          • Performances

          Comments about AKG K 181 DJ - Professional DJ Headphones:

          This is probably the best pair of headphones that I ever had, they have a really good sound quality and you can take it everywhere you want.

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          5.0

          EXTREMELY PERFECT

          By MPFREIRE

          from BRAZIL

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Compact
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about AKG K 181 DJ - Professional DJ Headphones:

            EASY TO MANAGE, NOISE CANCELLING, AWESOME

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            5.0

            Impressive Headhpones

            By noivad

            from San Francisco, CA

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Compact
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Questionable resilience

            Best Uses

            • Mobile DJ

            Comments about AKG K 181 DJ - Professional DJ Headphones:

            I just got the K181s last week and I'm trying them out at a gig tonight. From my one week with them I have to say I'm pretty impressed. The clarity from these headphones is great. You can hear the tracks your mixing with precision, and when only one source is playing it sounds as good as headphones this price should. The sound isolation is great and I think they'll do well tonight in a noisy club atmosphere to allow me to hear what I need to.

            I'm using it with an Audio 4 DJ USB audio interface with my MacBook Pro and DJ using Traktor. The headphone amp is reasonably power enough to drive these well, with comfortable levels of sound. I haven't cranked them up all the way though, but I can imagine them sounds great still and your ears being the weak link in the chain.

            The have a switch where you can change the acoustic characteristics from small room to large room, which frankly fells like a gimmick, though it does give the headphones a more cavernous sound. There's also a mono switch that makes the 'phones mono, obviously which may or may not be as useful depending on your needs.

            My only reservations is that, even while they feel solid, the triple swivel joints are made of plastic. Time will tell if these things last, but luckily the headphones look modular -- meaning if anything broke it would be a simple matter to order a replacement piece and pop it in. The carrying case is a nice touch and should help them last a bit longer. The fold up about as compact at they reasonable can without putting in extra break prone joints. Also, they are fairly lightweight, with no ear strain after wearing them a few hours.

            All in all I'd recommend these to any DJ that wanted controlled, defined bass, solid mids and light highs. A class act.

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            5.0

            AWESOME!!!!!

            By D.J.M.I.A. [@]

            from denver co

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Compact
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Bulky/Heavy
            • Weight does show quality

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Mobile DJ
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about AKG K 181 DJ - Professional DJ Headphones:

            as a dj for years i have had many headphones some wore out and some stolen, non compared to the sound quality and comfort of the k181. from home studio to 50000+ watts dubstep to rock these are as crisp as you can ask for. hittin those basslines and keeping the highs undistorted all in one package. pricey but money well spent. B&H great website [...] i also give them 5 stars!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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            4.0

            Amazing sound, even flat

            By TJ

            from Redding, CA

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Professional Recording

              Comments about AKG K 181 DJ - Professional DJ Headphones:

              This is the best headset for tweaking sound. The true sound comes through, no boosting or canceling, just the facts.
              I use it for our web broadcasting, even with a lot of house sound, they do a good job of killing the outside noise.

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              5.0

              Great

              By Anonymous

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about AKG K 181 DJ - Professional DJ Headphones:

              These headphones are amazing. They have a dead bass that will blow you socks off. These headphones are ideal for Djs because they ear padding can rotate 360 degrees. The best thing is probably the bass. Its awesome. you wont be disappointed.

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