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AKG K172HD High-Definition Headphones

by AKG

List Price: CDN$ 249.95
Price: CDN$ 139.99
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  • Lightweight, closed back, on-ear design features ultrasoft velvet ear pads for a comfortable fit that is perfect for extended listening
  • Gimbal suspended headphones settle against ears without pinching while the self-adjusting headband conforms perfectly to your head
  • Designed for high-output, ultralinear sound making them the perfect for professional DJs or when critical listening is desired
  • Single sided, 99.9 -Percent oxygen-free cable delivers pure sound transmission
  • Gold plated contacts and plugs ensures the best connection
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AKG K172HD High-Definition Headphones + FiiO E6 Portable Audio Headphone Amplifier
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Product Details

  • Item Weight: 200 g
  • Shipping Weight: 454 g
  • Item model number: K172HD
  • ASIN: B0028N78IE
  • Date first available at Amazon.ca: Nov. 8 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #35,063 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
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The AKG K 172 HD high performance headphone is a must have when you desire a high-end personal listening experience from nearly any audio device. Deisgned to deliver the ultimate in AKG performance - high-output sound and the widest, distortion free frequency response - they are the designed for the highest, distortion free output possible, making them a perfect companion for a professional DJ. With an on-ear, closed back design that sits comfortably on the ear with ultrasoft velvet ear pads, the K 172 HD headphones deliver sparkling high frequencies, rich mid-range and tight deep bass. Their ultra-efficient design and 99.9 -Percent oxygen-free, single-sided, detachable cable means you have the purest sound transmission possible. Add gold plated contacts and plugs for the best connection and you have a truely amazing listening experience.

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AKG K 172 HD High-Definition Headphones

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ukiah TOP 1000 REVIEWER on Nov. 30 2012
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Received item within a couple days, AKG K172HD headphones. Very satisfied and excellent value. Brand new and sealed on delivery.
Extraordinary sound, but then they are AKG!

Arrived via Canada Post Expedited Parcel.
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I read the specs, view reviews before I chose this headphone because I'm picky and I listen to music a lot; music is life, my girlfriend also said that. So I'm happy to pay more than a hundred bucks for a headphone. Overall, I think this one is ok. It's great if you listen to vocal, R&B, jazz, ... but for heavy bass music like dance, rock, or even classical, I don’t think its bass is good enough. Someone said its bass is concentrated not “blur”, I agree, but somehow it’s weak to me. I think I need an amplifier. I think about it.
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By Pist on April 13 2013
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Love the sound very good quality for the price.well made product takes a lot of power to get max sound
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Amazon.com: 13 reviews
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Great ! Sept. 7 2009
By Young Kim - Published on Amazon.com
These have excellent sound quality just the way AKG is known for.
High treble and thumping bass. Personally I think this particular set of headphones have better sound quality than the Bose headphones, which I have used before.
It doesn't use noise-cancelling technology but cuts out most of ambient noise so it should work very well in noisy environments as well.
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Fantastic sound quality, but don't expect loudness from an ipod/iphone! June 1 2011
By jackccamp - Published on Amazon.com
Okay, both the amazon.com description and the AKG website say that these headphones are suitable/ loud enough for portable players like iPods and iPhones. THIS IS WRONG! You can get solid volume when turned up all the way, in the silence of your home. But that's it. These headphones, although not a good solution for portable players, offer fantastic sound quality, with great instrument separation. The bass is lesser than many headphones, but that's a matter of personal preference. Anyway, these headphones are simply not loud enough and their shape and size is not ideal for bringing them places. Also, the on ear version (the ones I'm reviewing) clamp pretty seriously on your head after about half an hour of listening. However, after you break in the awesome velvet ear pads, the clamping force isn't nearly as bad and they become extremely comfy.
Also, this review was about using UNAMPED porable players.
All in all, great headphones, just not for an un amped iPod.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Love the sound, ears kinda hurt though June 1 2012
By Brent Fontes - Published on Amazon.com
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I've never had high acoustic quality headphones before so when these went down to less than $80 bucks I risked it. So glad I did. I use them with my Marantz receiver/Teac CD player and my iPhone. The sound is amazing compared to my over the ear Sony's and my Philips in ear headphones. I've tried them with a variety of genres and every mp3 and cd is like listening to them anew. Theres a sense of depth and nuances that just blossoms. I'm also glad that they're not bass heavy as so many of the ones I've tried are. I noticed the vocal range seemed just a bit light even though it's very clear. It might just be a matter of my brain adapting to the new stimulus. Still the quality of sound reproduction is quite impressive to this non-audiophile. My only real complaint is that after a hour my ear cartilage starts hurting a bit and I don't think my head is particularly large lol. I'm hoping that as they losen up this will improve. Please note these do not have an in line volume adjuster, I only say that because a lot of people look for that, not because these headphones were advertised as such.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
not made in Austria Feb. 17 2013
By Robas - Published on Amazon.com
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well built, good sound quality, just need proper source to hear what these are capable of. one con, that it's not made in Austria like the picture shows!!! (made in China)
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Great sounding headphones but definitely need an amp. Jan. 11 2012
By James D - Published on Amazon.com
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I have been listening to these headphones for a couple of days now and while they seem to sound great you can definitely tell they need an amp to be able to drive them properly. These are very comfortable headphones and I will post a sound update after my cmoy amp gets here.

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