AKG HSC 271 Professional Headset with Condenser Microphone

AKG HSC 271 Professional Headset with Condenser Microphone

AKG HSC 271 Professional Headset with Condenser Microphone

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  • Based on the K271 MKII Studio Headphones
  • Over-Ear Closed Design
  • Flexible Gooseneck Condenser Microphone
  • Mic Mute Switch by Raising Gooseneck Arm
  • Headset Mute Switch By Removing Headband
  • Switchable Bass Filter
  • Left or Right Side Microphone Position
  • Adjustable Headband
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AKG HSC 271 overview

  • 1Description

The AKG HSC 271 Professional Headset with Condenser Microphone is designed for video production, ENG/EFP, and intercom applications. The headset is based on the closed over-ear K271 MKII Studio headphones with a flexible gooseneck condenser microphone. A mute switch is built directly into the arm of the gooseneck to silence the microphone when the arm is raised up. The headset also includes a mute switch built into the headband to turn the headset off when you remove it from your head. The microphone can be mounted on either the left or the right side and the headset connects through a six-pin XLR connector. The cable is sold separately and comes in a variety of options.

UPC: 885038028871
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AKG HSC 271 Professional Headset with Condenser Microphone
  • 2 x Velour Ear Pads
  • Foam Windscreen
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    AKG HSC 271 specs

    Type Closed Over-Ear, Circumaural
    Frequency Bandwidth 16 to 28,000 Hz
    Sensitivity 104 dB SPL/V
    Maximum Input Power 200 mW
    Impedance 55 Ω
    Ear Cushion leatherette, velvet
    Polar Pattern Cardioid
    Frequency Bandwidth 20 to 20,000 Hz
    Sensitivity 25 mV/Pa
    Equivalent Noise Level 22 dB-A
    Impedance 200 Ω
    Recommended Load Impedance 2000 Ω
    Current 2 mA
    Audio Interface
    Type Mini XLR
    Gender Male
    Contacts 6-pin
    Finish Gold
    Dimensions (LxWxH) 4.33 x 8.07 x 7.87" (110 x 205 x 200 mm)
    Weight 9.52 oz (270 g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.55 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.5 x 9.1 x 4.4"

    AKG HSC 271 reviews

    HSC 271 Professional Headset with Condenser Microphone is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 3.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great sound, if held still Mic and headphones sound great in static use Slight creak in the hinges can be heard in the earcups when moved gently, might just be my pair that have been worn for a while The headband feels nice when in use, but I wouldn't trust the bars for heavy duty use or unprotected transport Great for gaming when used with an interface if a headset mic is required Note: Cable (MK HS C) required
    Date published: 2017-07-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nearly perfect. HSC 271 is an excellent product for my applications.- External noise attenuation is sufficient. You'd have to get a lot heavier to do better than this for passive attenuation.- Mic noise rejection is superb. Wind handling is obviously imperfect, this is a hard problem for any microphone. The supplied pop shield does help.- Audio quality is very good, they are based on the AKG K 271 MK2 headset which is well known for being great headphone. Bass is a bit withdrawn, but fear not, it will exert itself accurately if need be.- Build quality is on the better side. It's a bit plasticy, but it doesn't feel too cheap. I would have paid up for a version with more aluminium/magnesium and 303 stainless if they offered it.- Comfort is good, not perfect. Maybe I have big ears, but the cans are not quite large enough for my entire ear to fit without touching the top or bottom. I can get it right so that it is comfortable for extended durations. Your mileage may vary based on your ear height. I think Sennheiser got it right here, building headphones that generally match the proportions of the human ear (vertical oval).- The boom-up mute is not actually a circuit switched mute inside the headset. It sends a signal down the wire to mute the equipment it is plugged in to. It expects the platform to understand this signal.- Switching the speakers off when you remove it from your head is a blessing and a curse. Sometimes I like having one ear off to listen to my surroundings, while still having an ear on for comms. This can be a bit difficult to position properly because you can accidentally mute the headphones and miss stuff. It can also be handy for the advertised reason.- Mini-XLR is great. Secure and easy to detach/attach.- I use this plugged into my computer (MacBook Pro) and my work cell phone (Xperia P). The mic works with good clear signal in both cases (6-pin XLR adapted to 3.5mm TRRS). At 55 ohms, the drivers work well on almost any gear. The mic will not work with an iPhone, the iPhone expects a lower power signal, a resistor would have to be placed inline to bring the mic output to the 1.8V that the iPhone expects. I may make this modification at a later date.- Worth noting that the relatively high bias voltage required by the condenser mic does eat up battery at a notable rate on mobile devices.- Being able to service and replace most parts on the headset is a plus.Note that this headset has the correct mic gain for computer usage. The HSD 271 does not.If you would like to know the experience by which I frame my conclusions, here it is: I am a cellular technician, casual gamer, and audiophile.My work involves long comms with control centers during jobs. This means direct instructions delivered in very noisy, small, air conditioned cellular shelters with tons of fan-cooled gear and servers running. The person on the other end often is not a native english speaker. It is critical that my headset provide decent isolation so I can easily focus on what they are saying. It is also critical that the mic have good noise rejection characteristics so I can be heard above the commotion inside the shelter. Long jobs can last five or seven hours straight, constant comms are necessary, this means that comfort is mandatory.I play games with my friends casually using voice communication, Ventrilo or Skype. The environment is less challenging in this case, but nice clear communication is important, and especially tonal rendering to catch sarcasm and other nuances. Also some folks have less than ideal setups on their end, so being able to hear a quiet individual is useful. Comfort is also important here.My audio quality judgement comes from set of Senn HD600s and CD quality audio. I'm not the last word in audio judgement, but I know a decent sound when I hear it.
    Date published: 2012-11-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from These sound really great Headphones are excellent, but the microphone takes some experimenting to get setup properly. A nice unit.
    Date published: 2014-04-18
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