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AKG K 171 MK II Professional Studio Headphones

B&H # AKK171MK2 MFR # 2908X00190
AKG K 171 MK II Professional Studio Headphones

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Product Highlights

  • Ideal for Broadcast and DJ Use
  • Patented Varimotion Speakers
  • Excellent Noise Isolation
  • Leatherette and Velvet Earpads
  • Detachable Straight and Coiled Cables
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The K 171 MK II studio headphones from AKG are an ideal solution for the working broadcaster or DJ. These ruggedly-built 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. 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.

Rugged closed-back studio headphones; ideal for broadcasting or DJ use
Self-adjusting headband
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 18Hz - 26kHz
Impedance 55 Ohms
Sensitivity 94dB
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 7.1 oz (200g) (Without Cable)
AKG K 171 MK II Professional Studio Headphones
  • Straight Cable
  • Coiled Cable
  • Leatherette Earpads
  • Velvet Earpads
  • 1/4" Adapter
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty

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    AKGK 171 MK II Professional Studio Headphones

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    very happy whith this cans

    By AG steam

    from far away from US.. Argentina!!

    About Me Experienced


    • Clear Sound
    • Durable
    • Isolation


      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Listening to records
      • Mobile DJ

      Comments about AKG K 171 MK II Professional Studio Headphones:

      I use this cans for music hearing, the detail is great, you can indentify each music instrument, the voices sound great! i listen to many Cds of mine finding sound and details i never hearded before!
      The noise isolation works great!!!
      ..a Con? ..perhaps are a little small, tehe earpad i mean, i thought all the ear will be inside the earpad, but not.

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      on ear design not so comfortable

      By thekalekale

      from NY

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about AKG K 171 MK II Professional Studio Headphones:

      I wanted the closed isolating style, but having an on ear headphone i feel defeats the propose of isolation i only wish there were and a more affordable over ear isolation model

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      (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


      pretty decent for the money

      By iam12andwhatisthis

      from Ralph, AL

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer


      • Clear Sound
      • Easy To Use


      • Limited Functions
      • Sound bleeds through

      Best Uses

      • Professional Recording

      Comments about AKG K 171 MK II Professional Studio Headphones:

      I bought these headphones from b&h a few weeks ago for recording purposes. a lot of reviews of this piece misrepresented these as soundproof headphones, and they are not. Other than that, sound is completely flat, and they are fantastic studio reference headphones. I've tested them with sub frequency bass and it plays it clearly. I've played peircing midi leads with it and it plays without distortion. Even the shrill highs from my blackface reverb amp cant hurt or distort the headphones. However, all this biting, loud sound may be making me deaf.

      Anyway, it comes with a couple of detachable cables. one is coiled and the other one isn't. Throw away the uncoiled cable because it's no good. It also comes with a couple of velvet headphone covers, but throw them away, you're never going to use them. The only thing I use regularly that came with the headphones is the 3.5mm to 1/4 inch adapter. Finally, I use these for other applications, like when I watch movies at work. These do alright, but it's highly conspicuous when you're wearing studio headphones trying to discretely watch House MD without anyone knowing.

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