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AKG K 44 Headphones

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The AKG K 44 Stereo Headphones are a cost efficient solution for use in many various applications, including project studios and home recording. These semi-closed back, circumaural headphones are a tr... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

The AKG K 44 Stereo Headphones are a cost efficient solution for use in many various applications, including project studios and home recording. These semi-closed back, circumaural headphones are a true all-round performer with solid bass and clean highs at a value price. The AKG self-adjusting headband, leatherette ear pads and gimbal suspension ensure great comfort, for long-listening sessions. For professional and semi-professional users the K 44 is equipped with a 3.5/6.3 mm stereo adapter to suit any headphone amp. The K 44 headphones are extremely well made, and designed for ambitious and rugged use.

FEATURES

Semi-closed back, circumaural design 
Self-adjusting headband for optimum fit
Patented Varimotion speakers
Leatherette ear pads and velvet ear pads
SPECIFICATIONS
Audio bandwidth: 18Hz to 20.000Hz 
Efficiency: 115 dB SPL/V
Max. input power: 200 mW
Rated impedance: 32 ohms
Weight without cable: 190 g (6.7 oz)
Cable: 2.5 m (8 ft.)
Finish: Grey
Stereo adapter 3.5/6.3 mm, (1/8" to 1/4")
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MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
AKG Acoustics, U.S. Limited Warranty

Amended July 19, 2005

AKG Acoustics warrants AKG products against defects in material or workmanship for a period of two years from the date of original purchase, and agrees to repair or, at our option replace any defective unit without charge for either parts or labor. AKG grants a three-year warranty covering selected products (C 12 VR, C 414 B-ULS, C 414 B-TLII, C 414 B-XLS, C 414 B-XLII, C 426 B, C 451 B, C 480 B, C 391 B, C 1000 B, C 2000 S, C 3000 B, C 4000 B, C 4500 B, SolidTube) against defects in material and workmanship.

Warranty is valid for AKG products purchased and delivered within the United States for the original purchaser only. The purchaser's Bill of Sale will serve as proof of sale and warranty validity in the U.S. Shipment of defective items to AKG for repair will be at the customer's own risk and expense. AKG will assume the return shipping cost for all items repaired under warranty.

IMPORTANT: This warranty does not cover damage resulting from accident, misuse or abuse, lack of reasonable care, the affixing of any attachment not provided with the product, loss of parts, or connecting the product to any receptacle other than specified.

This warranty is void unless AKG Acoustics, U.S.'s service center performs the repair. No responsibility is assumed for any special, incidental or consequential damages caused by the consumer. However, the limitation of any right or remedy shall not be effective where law prohibits such.


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Review Snapshot

by PowerReviews
AKGK 44 Headphones
 
4.2

(based on 72 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (37)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good value (30)
  • Comfortable (29)
  • Lightweight (26)
  • Great sound (22)
  • Durable (15)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home audio (21)
  • Music (20)
  • With my computer (16)
  • Portable devices (10)
  • Relaxing (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Gear head (10), Audiophile (9), Musician (6)
    • Primary Use:
    • Listening to ipod (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (24), Yes (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Very Good

I just picked these up to replace my cheap Radio Shack phones that I stepped on... The ear cuffs are very comfortable so long sessions don't cause pain. The output volume is amazing...Read complete review

I just picked these up to replace my cheap Radio Shack phones that I stepped on... The ear cuffs are very comfortable so long sessions don't cause pain. The output volume is amazing - much louder than my previous set. The cord is nice and long so you have a lot of freedom to move around. Comes with 3.5mm and 1/4" stereo jacks of good quality. Auto adjusting head strap works great! Cons- I think the cord is poorly shielded, they pickup a good deal of 60Hz noise and that's a bit annoying. Also I tested the bandwidth and they work fine, nice and clear, from 20Hz to ~ 16KHz above that they attenuate the signal badly. So if you really need 20KHz these won't do. For the price they are very good. Once your playing through them the noise isn't an issue; it fades into the background. I would recommend them to all but the most picky audiophiles.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Content

These headphones are not terrible. Nor are they AMAZING. I've had them for a few weeks, and they're comfortable and cool, however they produce a bit of static. I can't really play...Read complete review

These headphones are not terrible. Nor are they AMAZING. I've had them for a few weeks, and they're comfortable and cool, however they produce a bit of static. I can't really play anything at the desired volume without the sound popping a bit. The sound quality is a bit muddy as well. The lows and the mids run together a bit, and the highs aren't very crisp. If you're on a budget then these are good headphones, but if you can afford better, then I would suggest kicking in a few more bucks to get something a bit more dynamic.

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(108 of 110 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Very Good

By Gary Tompkins

from Maryland

Comments about AKG K 44 Headphones:

I just picked these up to replace my cheap Radio Shack phones that I stepped on... The ear cuffs are very comfortable so long sessions don't cause pain. The output volume is amazing - much louder than my previous set. The cord is nice and long so you have a lot of freedom to move around. Comes with 3.5mm and 1/4" stereo jacks of good quality. Auto adjusting head strap works great! Cons- I think the cord is poorly shielded, they pickup a good deal of 60Hz noise and that's a bit annoying. Also I tested the bandwidth and they work fine, nice and clear, from 20Hz to ~ 16KHz above that they attenuate the signal badly. So if you really need 20KHz these won't do. For the price they are very good. Once your playing through them the noise isn't an issue; it fades into the background. I would recommend them to all but the most picky audiophiles.

(80 of 81 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great value, Extremely comfortable.

By Rob Rude

from Los Angeles, Ca

Comments about AKG K 44 Headphones:

The comfort alone is what makes this amazing!! The sound is actually better than I imagined, Good lows, and Hi's, but the Mids sound a little dull. Overall sound though is good not great, but if you need a pair of backup headphones, or Headphones for long sessions this is the one to get. They are so comfortable that after a while you forget you even have them on.

(31 of 33 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Value for the comfort/sound

By Silver Coulter

from Velpen, IN

Comments about AKG K 44 Headphones:

I've had these headphones for 3 days now, and I think that they are the best headphones I've ever had. I run a personal recording studio, and I'm on a tight budget. I have used these headphones often since I got them, and they are very comfortable. I didn't expect much for the price I paid, but I see no flaws. They sound great and the cord is really long! I've already recommended it to 4 friends.

(18 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Content

By Robb G.

from Spencer, MA

Comments about AKG K 44 Headphones:

These headphones are not terrible. Nor are they AMAZING. I've had them for a few weeks, and they're comfortable and cool, however they produce a bit of static. I can't really play anything at the desired volume without the sound popping a bit. The sound quality is a bit muddy as well. The lows and the mids run together a bit, and the highs aren't very crisp. If you're on a budget then these are good headphones, but if you can afford better, then I would suggest kicking in a few more bucks to get something a bit more dynamic.

(16 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Good Bang for the buck!

By Norm

from Lynnwood, WA

Comments about AKG K 44 Headphones:

I received a pair of these headphones for Xmas 2010 and have had them for a couple of months now. I use them as a secondary pair of headphones to my primary Sennheiser HD 280 Pro phones in my home-project studio ... and to take with me when I record or run sound at live shows. At their price point I'm considerably less paranoid of something happen to them at a gig compared to a considerably more expensive pair etc. I also use them with my laptop computer on a regular basis as well. For a fairly inexpensive conventional full size pair of headphones, they sound quite good and are surprisingly comfortable to ware. Highly recommend if you are on a budget of sorts.

(12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Good but........

By Brendan McNamara

from Wallingford,CT

Comments about AKG K 44 Headphones:

There amazing great comfort and everything but if you bend the cord the wrong way they don't produce sound in one or two ears. Other than that great headphones.

(9 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

good but

By marc schechter

from poland ohio

Comments about AKG K 44 Headphones:

I have had mine less than a year and while they worked they were good. the cord broke inside and i needed to get a new pair. i would not buy this same one again but rather a better one with a thicker cord or cable.

(6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Headphones

By Keaton Thrift

from Clearwater, FL

Comments about AKG K 44 Headphones:

I just got these for Christmas because my parents were tired of hearing me play my guitar, so I plug them into my computer when I record videos covering songs and I play with them plugged directly into my amp. It seems as if there's a lot of bass, but other than that they're great headphones. They are very comfortable and have a nice long cord. I play in my room as if I'm having my own concert. Plug in some Attack Attack! and jam out on the guitar. Overall 5 stars. Enjoy. ;)

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

These are AWESOME

By Tha Kid

from NJ

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about AKG K 44 Headphones:

      Overall I think these headphones are downright AWESOME. My primary use for these was for my Roland TD-11K electronic drum kit. I'm so glad I went with these instead of a pair of $100+ cans like I was originally going to do. They were on sale at GC and I had to at least give them a try for the extremely low price tag. The sound and features absolutely surpassed and exceeded my expectations for it's bargain price.
      I was looking for something lightweight and comfortable that I could wear for a few hours at a time without becoming cumbersome. These AKG K44's fit the bill perfectly. Right out of the box I tried them with my iPod and iPhone for about an hour at max volume with no distortion whatsoever. I then used them on my electronic drum kit (with the included 1/4" adapter) for about another hour and the sound was flawless. I found them to be pretty flat with no annoyances or bad overtones at all. I also legitimately forgot I was wearing them because of how light and comfy they were.
      I was also in the market for a closed-type headphone that had some good outside noise reduction. Once again, these really did it for me. With no music playing at all you can still hear a bit of outside noise, but once you get the jams going I couldn't hear a thing outside of the crunchy grooves. They were absolutely perfect for my intended use with the electronic drums. I could barely hear the tapping on the rubber and mesh drum pads, and to boot it has a nice long, flat cord that fits any use you can think of.
      I truly couldn't be happier with my purchase. With fast, free, convenient shipping and an absurdly low price tag I don't think you can pick a better set of cans with a better overall value. Highly recommend and will absolutely buy again. Thank you Guitar Center!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (3 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      They look good, but they sound horrible.

      By Damion Morse

      from Farmington Hills, MI.

      Comments about AKG K 44 Headphones:

      Walked into the store, they were sitting on a shelf, picked them up, looked at them, paid for them, took them home, opened them, plugged them up, pressed play on my DAW, unplugged them, put them back in the package, took them back to the store, returned them and walked out tof the store fuming. These headphones sounds like music playing through bounty paper towels. No tone, no highend, minimal bottom and no character...however they looked awsome.

      (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      You get what you pay for

      By Mike Button Jr

      from Billerica, MA

      Comments about AKG K 44 Headphones:

      I got these when they were 20 bucks around christmas time. My parents have a pair of headphones they would use with a walkman and they sound better than these. Horrible to mix or edit with, barely good enough for a monitor. Dont buy.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Perfect

      By Avi

      from Israel

      See all my reviews

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

        Comments about AKG K 44 Headphones:

        Just go and get it!!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        A Good Buy

        By Joseph

        from Keizer, OR

        Site Member

        Comments about AKG K 44 Headphones:

        These are good knockabout casual headphones. They are pretty comfortable and well built for a budget phone. Headphone sound quality is subjective and I find the K44 to be pretty good, albeit not as smooth or refined as my 40-year old Fostex cans, but for under $30 the K44 is very good. I've heard far worse for more money. They are certainly better than the junk headphones found in most dept. stores.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        GREAT BUY!!!

        By Andres

        from Danbury CT

        Site Member

        Comments about AKG K 44 Headphones:

        I've owned these headphones since mid January 2015 and I'm writing now in April 2015. At first, I thought they were going to be some cheesy knockoff stereo headphones. To my surprise, they are amazing! My intended use was to practice creating and mixing tracks on my music software. I can see someone using this for gaming if they have a way to control the volume. The Vocals and Bass sound amazing! the cord is super long so you can even consider using these as a headset for someone singing into a mic. This headset also comes with an adapter for the headphone jack if you plan on plugging it into the big sized or small sized hole (comes in handy if I either want to plug it directly into my laptop (small hole) or if I plug into my American Audio VMS4.1 DJ board (bigger hole))My only complaint is no control of volume through wheel attached to headphone wire. Other than that, 5 stars and I totally recommend!

        (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Heres the Deal

        By David Andrews

        from Millville, NJ

        Comments about AKG K 44 Headphones:

        As a mobile DJ, headphones are a vital part of my system. I want a quality of sound, a built tough construction, comfort, and most of all, affordable. AKG Delivers. They are only $50.00, and beat my Sony headphones anytime. They May not be Monster beats, but there right next to them !!!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Head for these headphones!

        By Dave H

        from Pensacola, FL

        About Me Audiophile, Gear Head

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Good Bass
        • Good Value
        • Great Sound
        • Lightweight
        • Stylish

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Audio
          • Music
          • Relaxing
          • With My Computer

          Comments about AKG K 44 Headphones:

          These AKG headphones are absolutely fantastic! Although probably close to being their entry-level offering, they sound great and are light and very comfortable. As an eyeglass wearer, I find their "around the ear" design a plus for comfort, as the "on the ear" type press my ears against the glasses, causing discomfort before long. These AKGs are VERY comfortable, even wearing glasses! I wish I'd bought more than one pair!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          great price for the AKG 44 Headphones

          By Metaldave

          from San Antonio, TX

          About Me Musician

          See all my reviews

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Good Bass
          • Good Value
          • Great Sound
          • Lightweight
          • Live
          • Recording
          • Rehearsals
          • Stylish

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Audio
            • Home Use
            • Music
            • Portable Devices
            • Rehearsals
            • Relaxing
            • Traveling
            • With My Computer
            • Working
            • Working Out

            Comments about AKG K 44 Headphones:

            Great for rehearsing, study enough,blocks outside noise
            Great for home use, use with phone or computer
            Great buy for the sale price

            • Primary Use:
            • Traveling
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Headphones are 5 star because of price

            By LOUIS FORD

            from detroit

            Comments about AKG K 44 Headphones:

            I have had these for a few weeks and I use them everyday. Very light and comfortable. They are built to last without any thin little exposed wires that we all know will eventually break and ruin the headphones. These will last. The level of detail you hear is impressive. They are a tiny bit muddy but much better than any other over the ear headphones I have bought at this point.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Excellent Headphones for the money!!

            By Shane Olivier

            from Sioux Falls, South Dakota

            Comments about AKG K 44 Headphones:

            For the $19.99 price tag, you wont find anything better than these.. I like how they cover the ears fully but yet allow for some room to breathe. The freq range is decent, I wouldn't mix if my life depended on it in these.. but excellent for vocals to get a rough mix in their cans along with backup singers..

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            No volume control.

            By Daniel Barrow

            from Fort Collins, Colorado

            Comments about AKG K 44 Headphones:

            I got these on sale for $20 and so far they are great. I don't use these for recording or anything professional but for music and gaming they are excellent. I've been playing Dead Space 3 with these bad boys and they just make the experience so much better. The real downfall is that the cord doesn't have a volume control which kind of blows, but for $20 this was a steal. I have plugged them into my amp while playing my Ovation and it sounded pretty good but I would only recommend these headphones for entertainment. These headphones are a great buy if you just want to listen to music or zone out into your Xbox without spending a ridiculous amount of money on the brand name,(Beats).

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