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AKG K81DJ Akg Closed-Back Folding Dj Headphone

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Rated #246 in Over-Ear

Posted

Pros: Superb lows, great mids and highs. Great for mixing.

Cons: Uncomfortable to wear for few hours with the stock pleather earpads.

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Edit (7/25/11): Came with a pleather carrying case which is nice. Great entry level DJ'ing headphones.

Uncomfortable to wear for a long period of time, after about an hour you'll start to feel discomfort from the pressure the headphones put on your ears. Stretching the headphones by putter them over something wide helps a lot, or just wearing them often to soften up the headband.

The hinges look cheap due to the mold marks that were on my pair, not sure if they're on every pair manufactured but makes them look cheap, the plastic is quite sturdy though.

They fold up for convenient storage and to place them into the carrying/travel case.

The wire is excessively long(in my opinion), could be a foot or two shorter. These pair of headphones would be great for a re-cable(Using a coiled cable like the one on the ATH M50's would work great for these headphones) as the drivers are very easy to access by taking off the pleather earcups which give you access to the screws.

For added comfort, you can replace the stock pleather earpads with the Sennheiser HD-25 velour earpads.

These headphones benefit a lot with a good soundcard or being amped by a desktop amp. I'm running mine through my Behringer BCD3000 midi controller as an external soundcard/headphone amplifier. Sounds phenominally

Sound Quality:
Lows:
Bass is great on these headphones, not underpowered or overwhelming, just right. Very clean sounding and great for what I primarily listen to which is usually Vocal Trance, Hands Up, Electro House, Hardstyle, UK Hardcore, Dubstep, and some other EDM genre's.

Mids:
Mids sound smooth, well extended, clean, a little bright at times.

Highs:

Highs are decent, female vocals sound smooth and pleasing.

Soundstage:
Not a whole lot compared to open cans due to them being closed back.

Overall these are fairly well rounded headphones, highs could be a little better.

Posted

Pros: Bass quantity and extension

Cons: Not that comfortable, sound slightly veiled

Comfort:

After wearing them for one hour, I had to take them off because of the pressure on my ears. I tried to bend the headband, but they still kept hurting my ears.

 

Sound:

They have decent SQ for the price. The bass goes very low (30hz sine-wave hearable). Sound signature is slightly dark and they are lacking detail. I used to listen to bassy music (Dnb, Dubstep, Rap) on these, and they work well for that kind of music. The soundstage is quite small, and the sound is quite "in your head" compared to the Superlux HD668B's.

 

Design:

They feel quite rigid, and the folding system works nicely. They go in a very small package once folded.

 

Overall:

Decent pair of headphones for people who want strong bass for a low price. Comfort could be better.

AKG K81DJ Akg Closed-Back Folding Dj Headphone
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Description:

"Obviously, informal parties deserve the same kind of professional sound quality as large-scale events do. Semiprofessional DJs too need dependable equipment. The K 81 DJ fit the bill perfectly. Their closed-back earphones, for instance, provide optimum isolation from ambient noise. The K 81 DJ will take heavy usage easily, and their high SPL capability ensures excellent sound quality. Finally, their level of wearing comfort is as impressive as their powerful low end and accurate imaging. Their distinguishing features include: 3D-Axis folding mechanism for ease of handling and good user comfort. Folded down into a thin package, the k 81 dj are ready for use anytime High sound pressure level: High SPL capability for any type of event in any environment. Legendary AKG sound quality Closed-back earphones: Isolating ear cups attenuate ambient noise, keeping even quiet passages clearly audible Maximum ruggedness Detented adjustable headband "

Details:
DetailValue
BindingElectronics
BrandAKG
EAN9002761016048
FeatureClosed-back earphones
Height33.46 inches
Length98.43 inches
Weight0.33 pounds
Width88.58 inches
LabelAKG
List Price$99.00
ManufacturerAKG
ModelK81DJ
MPNK81DJ
Package Quantity1
Product GroupCE
Product Type NameHEADPHONES
PublisherAKG
StudioAKG
TitleHARMAN K81DJ Akg Closed-Back Folding Dj Headphone
UPC689076148528
Batteries Included0
Is Autographed0
Is Memorabilia0
Special FeaturesObviously, informal parties deserve the same kind of professional sound quality as large-scale events do. Semiprofessional DJs too need dependable equipment. The K81DJ fit the bill perfectly. Their closed-back earphones, for instance, provide optimum isolation from ambient noise. The K 81 DJ will take heavy usage easily, and their high SPL capability ensures excellent sound quality. Finally, their level of wearing comfort is as impressive as their powerful low end and accurate imaging.
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