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AKG K171 MKII Headphones combine the benefits of a closed-back design with the light weight and comfort of over-the-ear headphones. AKG K171s are an excellent choice for DJ and broadcast applications... Read More

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AKG K171 MKII Headphones combine the benefits of a closed-back design with the light weight and comfort of over-the-ear headphones. AKG K171s are an excellent choice for DJ and broadcast applications where no sound can bleed from the headphones into live microphones. The closed-back, rugged design gives K171 MKII headphones a different low-frequency character and maintains its comfort and flexibility.

AKG K171 MKII headphones are ideal for studio tracking, as well as for DJ use. These headphones feature both leatherette and velvet earpads for great fit and maximum comfort. The K171 MKII headphones include a detachable 10' straight cable and a 16' coiled cable. They offer a frequency range from 18Hz to 26kHz, giving you highly accurate monitoring with the added isolation of a closed-back design. If you want efficient, dynamic listening, you'll appreciate the great sound you get from AKG K171 MKII Headphones.

  • Dynamic, closed-back headphones
  • Includes leatherette and velvet earpads
  • Detachable 10' straight cable and 16' coiled cable included
  • Professional hi-fi stereo studio headphones
  • Self-adjusting headband for optimum fit
  • Patented Varimotion speakers
  • High ambient noise attenuation
  • For broadcast and DJ use
  • Type: closed-back, dynamic headphones
  • Sensitivity: 94 dB/mW, 107 dB/V
  • Frequency range: 18 to 26,000 Hz
  • Rated impedance: 55 ohms
  • Max. input power: 200 mW
  • Earpads: leatherette and velvet
  • Cable : 3 m single-sided and 5 m coiled cable (99,9% oxygen-free); plug-in cable on headphones (mini-XLR connector)
  • Connector: gold plated stereo mini jack
  • Adapter: gold plated 1/8" to 1/4" screw-on adapter
  • Net weight (without cable): 200 g (7.1 oz.)
  • Shipping weight: 500 g (17.6 oz.)
  • Patent(s): Varimotion — multiple-thickness diaphragm for dynamic transducer (Patent no. AT 403.751, US 6,185,809, EP 814.637 (DE, DK, FI, FR, GB, IT, NL), JP 3.927.651); Acoustics slot resistor for dynamic transducer (Patent no. AT 408.706, US 6,639,991, ZL 01116806)
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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Not so good


from Harrietta, Michigan

Comments about AKG K171 MKII Headphones:

I was going to use these for mixing and mastering a few tracks. I know its not prime to use headphones for that. However I have limited space and I thought I could get some decent headphones for cheaper than I could get decent monitors. For what these are selling for they are very disappointing. For one, even though they block out noise well, they are really uncomfortable. Lastly they just don't really sound that good. I thought my mixes might have just been bad, but I turned on a professionally mixed and mastered track and it still sounds bad. Way too much overpowering treble. Details come through clear but nothing is balanced correctly. The build quality is okay, and the replaceable cables are a good feature. However my AT M30s sound better more accurate than these and are certainly more comfortable.

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AKG K171 M II Studio Headphones


from Somerdale, NJ

Comments about AKG K171 MKII Headphones:

Upon opening the box I was impressed how well they looked with the optional ear pads and choice of two cable lengths. As I placed them on my head the first thing I noticed was how tight they were with not much adjustment room. My head size is normal so it makes me wonder if it was any bigger the headphones may feel uncomfortable and not completely cover my ears. The sound quality on the other hand was excellent and they really do eliminate any outside noise. As far as the fit, I believe after a few times wearing them they will become a little more flexible and become a 5 stars rating.

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Not bad


from Los Angeles, CA

Comments about AKG K171 MKII Headphones:

Pretty good product. I purchased this not so long ago and was amazed at how well it is able to keep the surrounding sound out. Very crsip and clear sounds is produced. Would definitely recommend.

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