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AKG K 271 MK II Professional Studio Headphones

B&H # AKK271MK2 Mfr # 2470X00190
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You Pay: $199.00
Product Highlights
  • Auto-Mute Feature
  • Ideal for Stage and Studio Use
  • Patented Varimotion Speakers
  • Excellent Noise Isolation
  • Leatherette and Velvet Earpads
  • Detachable Straight and Coiled Cables

The K 271 MK II studio headphones from AKG are an ideal solution for working on stage or in a studio. These professional stereo cans feature patented Varimotion speakers to provide realistic sound with a wide frequency response.

The self-adjusting headband provides a secure and comfortable fit. A switch inside the headband mutes the audio as soon as the headphones are taken off to prevent unwanted sound leakage. The on-ear earpieces can be covered with your choice of leatherette or velvet earpads for excellent comfort and ambient noise reduction.

The headphones come with two detachable cables; one straight and one coiled. Each cable has a gold-plated 3.5mm stereo mini plug for connecting to a variety of devices. A 1/4" adapter plug is also included for connecting to pro-level gear.

Professional closed-back studio headphones
Self-adjusting headband
Auto-mute feature silences the headphones when you take them off
On-ear design with leatherette and velvet earpads
Excellent ambient noise reduction
Patented Varimotion speakers for realistic sound reproduction with a wide frequency response
Single-sided straight and coiled cables included
Gold-plated stereo mini plug with 1/4" adapter for wide compatibility
Type Closed-Back, Supra-Aural, Dynamic
Frequency Range 16Hz - 28kHz
Impedance 55 Ohms
Sensitivity 91dB
Maximum Input Power 200mW
Connectors Gold-Plated 3.5mm Stereo Mini Plug with 1/4" Adapter
Cable Length 9.8' (3m) (Straight)
16.4' (5m) (Coiled)
Weight 8.5 oz (240g) (Without Cable)
AKG K 271 MK II Professional Studio Headphones
  • Straight Cable
  • Coiled Cable
  • Leatherette Earpads
  • Velvet Earpads
  • 1/4" Adapter
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    AKGK 271 MK II Professional Studio Headphones
     
    4.2

    (based on 15 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    86%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (10)
    • Good audio (10)
    • Lightweight (8)
    • Comfortable (3)
    • Durable (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Professional recording (9)
      • Home studio (8)
      • Amateur recording (6)
      • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (5)
      • Performances (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (9), Professional musician (3)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Stellar sound!

      I use the K271 headphones for mixing my audio projects. The sound is great! They are pretty comfortable, though I have to take them off periodically to give my ears a break. Over...Read complete review

      I use the K271 headphones for mixing my audio projects. The sound is great! They are pretty comfortable, though I have to take them off periodically to give my ears a break. Over long periods of time they start to be of slight discomfort, but that can be said about any headphones.

      The sound quality is great. The low end may be a little lean, as others have stated. But the response is pretty flat and the sound is awesome.

      One plus is that the headphones "turn off" as soon as you remove them from your head. The way the headband is designed allows a switch to be activated when putting them on, which allows the audio to pass through. Pretty cool feature.

      I'm digging these headphones.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Great sound

      These headphones have a beautiful middle range and I'm sure after some breaking in the low and high would have been great. Unfortunately, these headphones have a self-adjusting strap that makes them uncomfortable after...Read complete review

      These headphones have a beautiful middle range and I'm sure after some breaking in the low and high would have been great. Unfortunately, these headphones have a self-adjusting strap that makes them uncomfortable after just a few minutes. Perhaps I have a sensitive head, but these had to go back.

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      5.0

      Sweet

      By galleyone

      from Dayton, OH

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about AKG K 271 MK II Professional Studio Headphones:

      Best sounding cans ever. Great isolation for studio work.

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      (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Sounds Great, but not very loud

      By Heywood Jablome

      from Des Moines, IA

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Bulky/Heavy
      • Quiet

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about AKG K 271 MK II Professional Studio Headphones:

      These are some great sounding Headphones. They are very natural and have nice smooth silky high end. The low end is present, but not over exagerated. The headphones fit on my head well, and don't squeeze. so i don't have a headache after and hour of use. They only problem is they don't get very loud. they require an amp to use in a live sound situation. They have leather earpads which are nice and even include a spare set of earpads

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      4.0

      Nice Solid Headphones

      By Nick the Recording Guy

      from New York NY

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about AKG K 271 MK II Professional Studio Headphones:

        The K271 MKII are a nice set of headphones, but they are not the successor to the K270 that I thought they would be. Single speaker in each can, as opposed to the K270. They are made in China, but the build quality seems good.

        I use these for recording at home, giving them to musicians to track vocals. So far 'clients are happy'

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great for composing/tracking

        By MP

        from Burbank, CA

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Dependable
        • Durable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about AKG K 271 MK II Professional Studio Headphones:

          I purchased a set of these for my home studio after using them in a variety of settings in the studio where I work. As others have mentioned, the bass response can be a bit deceiving. But I wouldn't recommend mixing with headphones alone anyhow. For composing/writing in the middle of the night or tracking live instruments, these headphones are perfect. (And much cheaper here, I might add).

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          5.0

          Great headphones

          By John Bonnell

          from Oklahoma

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound
          • Low Distortion
          • Powerful

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Professional Recording

            Comments about AKG K 271 MK II Professional Studio Headphones:

            Mine are still made in Austria, too bad the new ones are made in China. But nonetheless... These are excellent tracking headphones. Not very useful for casual listening, though they sound great, but not nearly as comfortable for any lengthy listening like an open back can would be.

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            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            not my favorite headphones but nice

            By zen_niku

            from Mangaff Kuwait

            About Me Novice

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Clear sound

            Best Uses

            • Cd player wheadphone amp

            Comments about AKG K 271 MK II Professional Studio Headphones:

            the sound is accurate, clear and true to life. the experience is quite honestly boring. Some things play better on these than other. Not for those that enjoy bass reproduction or enhancement in their music.
            They are very comfortable. Even with eyeglasses.
            They are light and if the music stops you may forget you have them on.
            A little costly for made in China. But everything is. M I C
            A more balanced headphone can be had for less that provides a listening experience that is less sedate.
            I imagine that if someone had a use to hear music from whatever source unbiased and pure these would be the device of choice.
            I do enjoy the headphones. I use the pair with an old cd player that has built in headphone amp.
            I do like them. I would have a difficult time recommending them to someone without a long explanation.

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            4.0

            Noisy Environment?

            By Topper

            from New York

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Professional Recording

              Comments about AKG K 271 MK II Professional Studio Headphones:

              Great if you need to cut down on noise in your work environment. If not, I'd choose headphones with smaller that don't cover your ears.

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              4.0

              Really Great Headphones

              By tbrew

              from fountain valley, CA

              About Me Audiophile, College Student, Gear Head

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Durable
              • Good Value
              • Great Sound
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Audio
                • Music
                • Relaxing

                Comments about AKG K 271 MK II Professional Studio Headphones:

                I use these to listen to music and play guitar.
                They sound great, really clean sound representation. Very solid in quality. My single complaint is a very small one; the plastic makes a popping sound when you move around, and because they're closed headphones, its pretty loud. The nice thing is that it stops doing it after they've been on your head for awhile, hopefully it will break in after a few more months. They are very comfy too. I have pretty big ears and most headphones kill ny ears, but not these ones. Great cans.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Flat clear response and comfy!

                By Alana Manzoro

                from Sao Paulo, Brazil

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about AKG K 271 MK II Professional Studio Headphones:

                  This is a fantastic option for mixing sound for videos nd music if you can`t afford great nearfield monitors and great acoustics in your studio. It`s flat response is really impressive.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Professional

                  By Otavio Dias

                  from São Paulo, BR

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                  • Breaks Easily

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about AKG K 271 MK II Professional Studio Headphones:

                  Well, this is a upgrade from K271. This time, the audio cut works properly when you take out from your head. The sound response is the same as the old model... a very nice quality for recording vocals without to leak sound to the mic.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  Great sound

                  By R

                  from ABQ

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound

                  Cons

                  • Uncomfortable

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about AKG K 271 MK II Professional Studio Headphones:

                    These headphones have a beautiful middle range and I'm sure after some breaking in the low and high would have been great. Unfortunately, these headphones have a self-adjusting strap that makes them uncomfortable after just a few minutes. Perhaps I have a sensitive head, but these had to go back.

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                    4.0

                    Good headphones, reasonable price

                    By Nix

                    from Mountain View, CA

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Clear Sound
                    • Comfortable
                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home Studio

                      Comments about AKG K 271 MK II Professional Studio Headphones:

                      I guess my expectations were pretty high when I decided to buy these. They're good headphones with good quality sound. They're also quite comfortable. They didn't really blow me out of the water though in terms of sound quality. Still, they're much better than the Sony headphones I was using.

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                      5.0

                      Stellar sound!

                      By Austin M

                      from Missouri

                      About Me Experienced

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Clear Sound
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about AKG K 271 MK II Professional Studio Headphones:

                        I use the K271 headphones for mixing my audio projects. The sound is great! They are pretty comfortable, though I have to take them off periodically to give my ears a break. Over long periods of time they start to be of slight discomfort, but that can be said about any headphones.

                        The sound quality is great. The low end may be a little lean, as others have stated. But the response is pretty flat and the sound is awesome.

                        One plus is that the headphones "turn off" as soon as you remove them from your head. The way the headband is designed allows a switch to be activated when putting them on, which allows the audio to pass through. Pretty cool feature.

                        I'm digging these headphones.

                        Share this review

                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Nice Cans

                        By Weet-Bix

                        from New Zealand

                        About Me Experienced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Clear Sound
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Home Studio
                          • Mobile DJ
                          • Professional Recording

                          Comments about AKG K 271 MK II Professional Studio Headphones:

                          I haven't owned these long but can report I like them. They are light enough to wear all day and noise cancellation is great (esp if you work in a noisy office). Sound quality is true and the fit is comfortable. You can't ask or much more than that.
                          Only four stars because sometimes they cut out due to the automatic noise kill when you are not wearing them. A quick tap and they're going again.

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Awesome cans!

                          By Grant

                          from Denver, CO

                          About Me Experienced

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Clear Sound
                          • Compact
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

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

                            Comments about AKG K 271 MK II Professional Studio Headphones:

                            For a full size closed can, this is the best sound I could fine.

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