AKG K 172 HD
May 26, 2009 at 8:34 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 12


New Head-Fier
May 26, 2009
Hi All!

First Post!

I'm currently in the market for some new headphones and after doing a whole bunch of searching through Head-Fi and google I'm 60% sure I want a pair of AKG's. The problem is the pair that suits my needs and price range is the K 172 HD and I just can't find any decent information about them.

Has anyone tried these? Can anyone link me to a decent review or frequency response graph? Is there anything I should know, consider or research before commiting to them?

Any advise would be greatly appreciated!

May 28, 2009 at 12:17 PM Post #4 of 12
Just go for the K271/2 if you want closed.
May 28, 2009 at 2:00 PM Post #5 of 12
Yeah I'm after closed because I'll be using them while commuting (walking, bus). What is the difference between the K271mkII and the K272? Only problem with the 271mkII and the K272 is that the price is a bit over what I'd like to spend.
May 28, 2009 at 2:08 PM Post #6 of 12
Are you opposed to buying used? There's a pair here for $90.
May 28, 2009 at 2:15 PM Post #7 of 12

Originally Posted by Ishcabible /img/forum/go_quote.gif
Are you opposed to buying used? There's a pair here for $90.

Not necessarily, only problem is I'm in New Zealand. Where is this pair for $90?

Another thing is how do on-ear AKGs feel for someone who wears glasses?
May 28, 2009 at 2:28 PM Post #8 of 12
May 28, 2009 at 5:03 PM Post #9 of 12
If these are used solely for commuting, I wouldn't advise the K271s. They're rather big and unless it's on your head you can't wear it (it clamps against your jaws when you wear them around the neck in case you have a conversation etc. which is rather uncompfortable) I haven't heard the K171s but I've seen them and they're a good deal smaller, much better for commuting IMO.
Oct 3, 2011 at 3:50 PM Post #10 of 12
The only review i can find on the K172's is here:
Im trying to decide btween them and the HD25-1 II's... :/
Oct 24, 2011 at 1:42 AM Post #12 of 12
 I got the DT1250's but I don't know if I can justify the $300 on them. I really like the K271's but I want them for portable use as I have the K500's for home use.  Anyone have reviews on the K172's?

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