AKG K 271 MK II Professional Studio Headphones

AKG K 271 MK II Professional Studio Headphones

AKG K 271 MK II Professional Studio Headphones

B&H # AKK271MK2 MFR # 2470X00190
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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
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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
UPC: 885038021209
In the Box
AKG K 271 MK II Professional Studio Headphones
  • Straight Cable
  • Coiled Cable
  • Leatherette Earpads
  • Velvet Earpads
  • 1/4" Adapter
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    AKG K271 MK II specs

    Headphone
    Driver Type Dynamic
    Design On-Ear (Supra-aural)
    Earcup Style Closed-Back
    General
    Frequency Response 16 Hz to 28 kHz
    Sensitivity 91 dB
    Impedance 55 Ohms
    Maximum Power Handling 200 mW
    Connectivity
    Audio Connector 1/8" (3.5 mm) TRS
    Connector Plating Gold
    Adapter (Included) 1/4" (6.3 mm)
    Cable
    Detachable Yes
    Cable Length 9.8' /  m
    16.4' /  m (Coiled)
    Physical
    Weight 8.5 oz / 240 g 
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.45 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.4 x 8.9 x 4.4"

    AKG K271 MK II reviews

    K 271 MK II Professional Studio Headphones is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 18.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from As good as sealed headphones get for long listening sessions If you need a sealed headphone that you can wear indefinitely, this is as good as it gets for the money.� The headband, big earcups, and light weight make it easy to wear.� The sound is clear and detailed but relaxed, so it's endlessly listenable. One downside: the same sonic character that makes it so listenable also slightly saps the excitement.� While you can get some of it back with some EQing, there are better options if a lively and/or hard-hitting sound is your main priority. I listen to a lot of hard-hitting electronic music, so I often prefer my Audio Technica ATH-M50x for shorter listening sessions.� But for just sitting somewhere indefinitely, listening to a wide variety of audio, the AKG K271 MkII is my pick hands-down.
    Date published: 2018-02-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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 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.
    Date published: 2010-07-04
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Professional 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.
    Date published: 2010-08-30
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from not my favorite headphones but nice 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.
    Date published: 2011-03-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for composing/tracking 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).
    Date published: 2012-09-23
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really Great 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.
    Date published: 2010-09-15
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice Solid 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'
    Date published: 2013-09-05
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from 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 just a few minutes. Perhaps I have a sensitive head, but these had to go back.
    Date published: 2010-08-05
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