AKG k272 anything like it?
Dec 25, 2010 at 10:29 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 18

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Well a few years ago I was looking at the akg k272 but did not buy it. Now it is not made any mnore and I am trying to find more about them and if there sis something similar.
 
Dec 25, 2010 at 10:50 PM Post #2 of 18

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These?
 
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0028N78KC/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_1?pf_rd_p=486539851&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B001D484VE&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=15YE7AEQTV7BMGCW32TE
 
Dec 25, 2010 at 10:59 PM Post #3 of 18

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Yes that would be them. For some reason i heard they were discontinued. Checked akg website and they are listed as well as the k271 mk2. Any opinions on both of these phones. I am looking for closed cans.
 
Dec 26, 2010 at 4:59 PM Post #4 of 18

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I'm a Grado man, I don't really dwell in closed ear cans
 
To me, I don't care if someone hears lil wayne form my grados or not, they will deal with it somehow
 
anyways, this should help you with choices.
It breaks then up into open and closed headphones through price ranges:
http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/271258/headphone-buyer-s-guide
 
Dec 27, 2010 at 12:18 AM Post #6 of 18

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The pro version is A LOT less money. Why? The K702 is also less money. I don't understand their marketing.
 
Dec 27, 2010 at 5:51 AM Post #7 of 18

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The pro version is A LOT less money. Why? The K702 is also less money. I don't understand their marketing.


I don't understand it, either. I've noticed the same thing. The only thing I can think of is that, instead of actually engineering two separate lines, AKG just "pretty-ized" some of their headphones and aimed these at the consumer market, hoping nobody would ever figure out that identical (if not quite as attractive) products were available in the pro division for much less coin.
 
Well, sorry, AKG. We noticed. 
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So the akg k271 mk II at 150 is a good buy compared to the k272 @350. Is there really no differences?
 
Dec 27, 2010 at 10:09 AM Post #9 of 18

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I am temped to buy the K271 MKII at $149 on Amazon.
 
Dec 27, 2010 at 10:14 AM Post #10 of 18

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K271MKII comes with 2 cables (1 straight and 1 coiled) and 2 sets of earpads (1 set of leatherette and 1 set ot velvet). There is no sonic difference between K271MKII and K272 HD.
 
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I ordered a K271 this morning. Stay tuned for my inboxing video and impressions.
 
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I am temped to buy the K271 MKII at $149 on Amazon.



I've seen it go as low as $135 there. I've always been attracted to that headphone for some reason. Could be just the looks (I think it's gorgeous). I'm looking forward to your impressions.
 
Dec 27, 2010 at 9:27 PM Post #13 of 18

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of all the headphones i've owned and currently own, if i had to pick only one to live with, my K271mkII would be the one.  do yourselves a favor and roll some Beyer pads in place of the stock velours.  i'm currently using a pair of black dyed pads from Larry at Headphile - they look identical to the DT880 pads but black.  i have a pair of DT770 pads on backorder to compare as well.  the opening of the pads are larger than the stock velours and soundstage gets near K702.  they have a more delicate and forgiving sound than the K702 and sacrifice very little.
 
 
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I am temped to buy the K271 MKII at $149 on Amazon.



I've seen it go as low as $135 there. I've always been attracted to that headphone for some reason. Could be just the looks (I think it's gorgeous). I'm looking forward to your impressions.

 
i thought i was the only HFier that thinks they look gorgeous
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of all the headphones i've owned and currently own, if i had to pick only one to live with, my K271mkII would be the one.  do yourselves a favor and roll some Beyer pads in place of the stock velours.  i'm currently using a pair of black dyed pads from Larry at Headphile - they look identical to the DT880 pads but black.  i have a pair of DT770 pads on backorder to compare as well.  the opening of the pads are larger than the stock velours and soundstage gets near K702.  they have a more delicate and forgiving sound than the K702 and sacrifice very little.


 



Dos those Beyer pads installs the same way as the stock AKG?
 

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