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AKG K-series DJ Headphones (K67, K167, K267) – A Sound Investment Review

AKG Acoustics is an Austrian manufacturer known for producing pro studio microphones and headphones, such as the legendary C12 microphone. The company went as far as receiving the prestigious Technical Grammy award in 2010. Thus, it is not surprising people in the Singapore market ain’t very familiar with the brand as their products are not stocked as frequently in your local stores. But the trend is changing with the company roping in DJ Tiesto, one of the most popular DJ on the planet to endorse their new line of headphones.

“As a DJ and producer, my aim is to always give my fans a breathtaking audio experience that they’ll never forget. Together with AKG we’ve created a line of headphones that are perfect for those who want the best quality of sound, but don’t wish to compromise on style, whether you’re looking to mix in the studio, perform live or listen when you’re on the move.“ – Tiesto

We take three of these headphones on the road to see how good they are!

K67

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Pros:

  • Light Weight, and compact when folded
  • Really bassy, great for hip hop, EDM, trance and other bass heavy music genres. Good sound quality in general. Exaggerated bass but vocals and other instruments can still be heard clearly and in detail.
  • The headphone fits snugly on both ears, providing good sound isolation
  • Minimal yet stylist design.
  • 90 degrees rotatable headphone drivers designed for DJs single ear monitoring
  • “Left” and “Right” of the headphones is clearly marked inside the cans, saving precious seconds of confusion.

Cons:

  • Headphones seems small even when fully extended. May be unsuitable for people with big heads.
  • The fitting is very tight, putting a lot of pressure on the your ears and head. Hard to wear the headphones for a long time.
  • Squeaky parts. Not too sure if they are built to last, although AKG says the XRP3 glass-fiber reinforced polymer parts ensure maximum durability

Verdict: For everyday use as a commuting companion or on the laptop, and suitable as DJ headphones. Not suitable for pro audio work such as mixing or mastering due to exaggerated frequency specs.

Bianca

Wow! Its a very good pair of headphones. I can hear everything. – Bianca, Consumer

 

K167

akg k167

Pros:

  • Compact when folded
  • Great sound quality. Bass, vocals and other instruments were well balanced. Highs slightly exaggerated, for helping DJs in beat matching
  • Good stereo imaging
  • Headphones fits comfortably. Large over ear cans provide effective sound isolation
  • Same minimal design.
  • 90 degrees rotatable headphone drivers designed for DJs single ear monitoring
  • “Left” and “Right” of the headphones is clearly marked inside the cans, saving precious seconds of confusion.
  • Springy cables allow you to reach long distances away from the msuic source and not risking someone tripping over. Happens all the time ina dark club. Very useful for DJs.

Cons:

  • Headphones seems small even when fully extended. May be unsuitable for people with big heads.
  • Squeaky parts. Not too sure if they are built to last, although AKG says the XRP3 glass-fiber reinforced polymer parts ensure maximum durability

Verdict: For people concern about the sounds getting into their ears. Pro DJ headphones which can also double up as a monitoring system for pro audio work such as mixing or mastering

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Really like the modern sound of the headphones. Balanced, detailed yet exciting. Tried it out in a few gigs… haven’t abused it but it could handle the levels in the club very well.  – Felix , Trance Republic DJ

 

K267

akg k267

Pros:

  • Great sound quality. Three adjustable bass boost setting for personal taste.
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  • Extra padding on the top of headphones. Headphones fits very comfortably. Large over ear cans provide effective sound isolation
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  • Same minimal design.
  • 90 degrees rotatable headphone drivers designed for DJs single ear monitoring
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  • “Left” and “Right” of the headphones is clearly marked inside the cans, saving precious seconds of confusion.
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  • Springy cables allow you to reach long distances away from the music source and not risking someone tripping over. Happens all the time ina dark club. Very useful for DJs.
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  • Audio cables cane be plugged in to the left or right side of the cans, based on your preference
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  • Feels more solidly built.

Cons:

  • “Studio” setting sounds a bit flat. Compared to the K167, the latter sounds better.

Verdict: Solid built Pro DJ headphones which can absorb some abuse in the club. Double up as a monitoring system for pro audio work such as mixing or mastering. Bass boost settings helps to judge bass in a club setting.

Zouk DJ Andrew Tang

“Workhorse headphones for DJs. The adjustable bass setting and detachable audio cables are a nice touch” – Andrew Tang, Zouk Resident DJ

We like to thank Brian, Mahajak SKM and IMS Marketing for loaning us the headphones and our friends certainly had fun using it while at work. :)

Author: Felix
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