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Will AKG K172 pads fit on K171?

post #1 of 14
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Hi. Long time reader, first time joiner.
 
I have a pair of K171's that i had refurbished but need to replace the pads and want the velour ones. The only current model close is the K172.
 
Are the K171 and K172 the same physical construction? AKG sells replacement pads for the K172 and i believe they are the same. Any headphone experts know? thanks!

Edited by polishbroadcast - 6/17/12 at 10:59am
post #2 of 14
Thread Starter 

Anyone?

post #3 of 14
Thread Starter 

LOL. redface.gif I got it right the first time. I meant K172!!


Edited by polishbroadcast - 6/17/12 at 10:59am
post #4 of 14

Sorry, but that doesn't make sense. Are you sure you didn't make a typing mistake? smile.gif

 

Obviously, velours pads for the K271 will fit the K271 biggrin.gif

If you meant the K270, the K271 pads will fit as well.

 

The K171 requires different pads than the K271. On the parts list for the K171 Studio the velours pads are crossed out - perhaps out of stock. However, the K171 MkII comes with velours pads, and I guess those should fit. Part # is 2955Z25010.

 

Hope that helps you. Good luck with your K171!


Edited by andi85 - 6/17/12 at 9:36am
post #5 of 14
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Originally Posted by andi85 View Post

Sorry, but that doesn't make sense. Are you sure you didn't make a typing mistake? smile.gif

 

The K171 requires different pads than the K271. On the parts list for the K171 Studio the velours pads are crossed out - perhaps out of stock. However, the K171 MkII comes with velours pads, and I guess those should fit. Part # is 2955Z25010.

 

I made a mistake and corrected it earlier (original subject said "K172 pads on K171 phones"). The post above is now correct: I have K171 headphones (mk I) and want velour pads. K271 is the closest model that has pads in the AKG store.

 

You answered my question thanks. I appreciate you posting the part number for the K171 pads as well. The originals never came with them but this will help me find some that fit. Thanks so much!

post #6 of 14

I doubt it, AFAIK the K1xx series is On ear. the K2xx is over ear. so no. But the K142 earpads should

 

I have the K242hd and the K142HD

post #7 of 14
Thread Starter 

Sorry. I'm really confusing myself now. Originally i said 172, then couldn't find them in the store, so thought it was 271, then just found the 172 again. confused_face.gif

 

I meant the K172 has earpads in the AKG store and will those fit the K171. The part number andi85 listed is for the K172, so those should work fine.

post #8 of 14

or better, ask AKG. They take a few days but they will tell you exactly.

post #9 of 14
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Originally Posted by polishbroadcast View Post

Sorry. I'm really confusing myself now. Originally i said 172, then couldn't find them in the store, so thought it was 271, then just found the 172 again. confused_face.gif

 

I meant the K172 has earpads in the AKG store and will those fit the K171. The part number andi85 listed is for the K172, so those should work fine.

The K 171 MKII uses the same Velour ear pad as the K 172.

There is a place in the U.K. that sells Velour ear pads for the K 171 use the same AKG # 2955Z25010 as the K 171MKII & K 172.

post #10 of 14
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Originally Posted by WiR3D View Post

or better, ask AKG. They take a few days but they will tell you exactly.

I did but got an out of office reply. I thought someone here would know so thought it would be good to ask. Seems like there are some people that know about headphones here. smily_headphones1.gif

 

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Originally Posted by PurpleAngel View Post

The K 171 MKII uses the same Velour ear pad as the K 172.

There is a place in the U.K. that sells Velour ear pads for the K 171 use the same AKG # 2955Z25010 as the K 171MKII & K 172.

Cool. Thanks. I went ahead and ordered some. Thanks again for the confirmation PurpleAngle and Andi85.

post #11 of 14

You're welcome. Have fun with your K171!

post #12 of 14
Thread Starter 

For anyone else who is looking to replace the pads on their 171's or 172's, the product number listed above is indeed the correct pad for the headphones but be aware that the product and price are for a single ear pad! It says "Cushions" (plural) on the site so i was a little dismayed when the box only had 1. Harman sent another one as a courtesy because i complained about the confusing description, but $70 after shipping seems a little steep for some velour and foam. Just wanted to give a head-fi heads-up to anyone else looking to purchase.

post #13 of 14

$70 after shipping is crazy. Where are you living? I'm not sure about the US, but within Europe there should be a way to get them cheaper next time.

post #14 of 14
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Originally Posted by andi85 View Post

$70 after shipping is crazy. Where are you living? I'm not sure about the US, but within Europe there should be a way to get them cheaper next time.

I'm in the US. I bought them off of the Harman web store. There were no other vendors that i could find who had them ... not even eBay. Next time i need some i'm just going to get a pair of 702's, because then i get the pads, and free bonus headphones. biggrin.gif


Edited by polishbroadcast - 7/29/12 at 9:21am
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