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AKG K172HD High-Definition Headphones
- 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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Amazon.ca Product Description
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.
From the Manufacturer
From the Manufacturer
Sixty Years of Quality Sound, Sixty Years of AKG ExpertiseFor more than 60 years, AKG microphones and headsets have been synonymous with professional audio excellence. Since it was founded in 1947, AKG has been passionately delivering superior-sounding, cutting-edge products. Within months of the company’s founding, its microphones were being used by radio stations, theaters and jazz clubs. A mere two years later, AKG headphones were introduced to the marketplace.
AKG products quickly established a reputation for superior performance, and many musical artists started relying on them when it came to performing and recording. World-renowned artists used AKG products back in the 50s, while many of today’s most recognized artists swear by AKG products for live concerts and studio recording.
More than 60 years and 1500 patents later, AKG continues to create innovative and exceptional-sounding products for both professional and personal use. So it stands to reason that the AKG K172 high definition over-ear headphones deliver outstanding performance, unparalleled comfort and unmatched reliability. Choose the brand that the pros have chosen for so many years. Hook up your iPod, or connect your stereo or nearly any other audio device to the AKG K 172 high-definition over-ear headphones and enjoy the ultimate listening experience.
Patented Varimotion technology delivers remarkably crisp, clean signal
Your Personal Partner--For Professional ResultsComfortable and Durable
The ultimate comfort in personal listening starts with the AKG K 172 high-definition over-ear headphones. Their luxurious, self-adjusting headband conforms to your head, while their gimbal suspension allows the headphones to sit against your ears without pinching. And, of course, the headphones use replaceable velvet-soft ear pads, making them the perfect choice for everyday use and long listening sessions. Designed specifically for monitoring audio sources in noisy environments, K 172 HD headphones combine all the sound-attenuating characteristics of a closed-back configuration with the comfort of an on-ear design. Lightweight, loud and extremely rugged, with a self-adjusting band that can be worn over or behind the head, the K 172 HDs are the DJ’s choice in high-end headphones. The AKG K 172 HD headphones will connect to virtually any portable audio device, including an older iPhone.
Take a Step Up from the Ordinary
For today’s high-definition audio sources, only the best headphones will do. The K 172 HDs are a huge step up from other over-ear headphones, delivering the best in high-output sound and frequency response from virtually any portable device, including the iPhone. They feature a semi-open design with high-end drivers that deliver superior frequency response, with low frequencies reproduced all the way down to 18 Hz and high frequencies reproduced with dazzling clarity out past 26 kHz. They’re also designed for high output with minimum distortion, and engineered to play loud and long with no sound leakage, making them the ultimate upgrade for both DJs and audiophiles who listen in mobile environments. You get all of the sound and none of the noise.
Ultra-soft ear pads and self-adjusting headband make wearing these a dream
High Quality Materials Create High-Definition Sound
Extra-large speakers with Varimotion diaphragms provide higher sensitivity and a wider dynamic range. Varimotion is the first technique that allows the production of a microphone diaphragm whose thickness varies along its diameter. This provides better control of the capsule resonance, reducing the need for expensive mechanical tuning resonators in the shaft to a minimum. Varimotion diaphragms can vibrate freely, providing a much crisper, cleaner sound than conventional designs.
For the finest possible transmission of their wide frequency response, the K 172 HDs use a single-sided, 99%-oxygen-free cable. The hard gold-plated jack plug and contacts resist corrosion and enhance sound clarity.
You can use the K 172 HDs with your home stereo, portable DVD, CD and MP3 players and many other audio/video players. With their slim, tapered connector, the K172 HDs are compatible with all versions of the iPhone including first generation mode They’re an ideal upgrade to any portable device.
What's in the Box
- One pair of AKG K 172 HD over-ear headphones with a 1/4-inch adapter and a 3-meter-long cable
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Top Customer Reviews
My only issues are the fit is fairly tight on ears (begins to cause pain after 20-30 min continuous wear), and cable is susceptible to wear quickly at connection point on earphone.
Overall nice phones.
Extraordinary sound, but then they are AKG!
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Most recent customer reviews
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. Read morePublished on July 8 2013 by Bobby