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AKG K81DJ Closed-Back Folding DJ Headphone (Discontinued by Manufacturer) by Review Summary ,  Sep 14, 2015

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AKG K81DJ Closed-Back Folding DJ Headphone (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
Report Date: 09/13/2015
Based on 69 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 3.9
Returned or considering to return: 2.9%

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Individual Feature Rating
Price4.6   above average
Headphone4.3   average
Sound4.3   average
Quality3.8   below average
Music3.6   below average
Fit3.5   below average
Cable2.9   below average


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Cable

Cable:
"Only real complaint is that the cord is pretty fragile; I actually cut in to the cord on accident when opening them, lol."
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"Recently the right speaker just gave out, and with some fiddling while connected to some music, it is evident that the cord connection to the plug is loose and faulty."
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"CONS-Had the same problem with the cord as reviewed before, it internally broke."
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"While you can't beat in-ear monitors for portability, the bass can be bloated (Westone UM2), sound quality lacking, or the cables flaky."
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"The cord is the weak link here."
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"Only real complaint is that the cord is pretty fragile; I actually cut in to the cord on accident when opening them, lol."
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"If taking the time and trouble to replace the cable does say enough then let 'best half c-note closed back headphones made by anybody, anywhere PERIOD!"
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"This isn't actually a downfall but the cord is long for mp3 players, I would recommend to get the Cable Turtle Cord which is like 2 bucks if you're going to be using your mp3 more; it shortens the cord."
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Fit

Fit:
"Unfortunately I had to return these headphones because they simply could not fit me well."
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"The bass is a little weak for me and then they come, they didn't fit me right."
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"The downside is that they're really tight fitting on both the ears and top of the head."
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"Leaving them stretched around a six to eight inch globe for a while can alleviate most of the discomfort, but they'll always be an extra-snug fit."
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"Delivered great sound quality, but fit a bit too tight on my head."
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"as usual .. AKG is the best sound quality... price to quality is very good .. it fits over the head fine .."
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"I liked the snug fit too."
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"early in the morning and late at night when I couldn't use my sound system + subwoofer (Also budget priced).Well, I was amazed at the sound quality, but they were just way too small to fit on my head."
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"First off, I was amazed by these headphones- nice fit, good style, decent sound."
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Headphone

Headphone:
"I love the sound I got with these headphones but are uncomfortable to wear after a few hours (feel too tight in the head)."
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"The AKGs sound is very good, the bass quite powerful and controlled, perhaps too much bass for my taste, more bass than treble (I am not an expert at all) but too bass makes the headphones to sound not very detailed or balanced; now the negative part; i would have kept them, but unfortunately they are way to uncomfortable to wear (i am medium size head), I tried to loose the head band, I put velour pads which replaced soon after I got them, however the pressure on my top head and ears make them painful and unwearable."
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"I was impressed by the bass quality of the headphones but the treble quality was not as good as my sennheiser HD448."
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"Overall, this can be a fun, easy to carry (it's foldable), ipod friendly headphone, however, it can't produce the best quality of sounds which is expectable due to its price."
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"Unfortunately I had to return these headphones because they simply could not fit me well."
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"Headphone not comfortable."
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"Great headphones, the sound quality is great, the sound isolation is great and they are very comfortable."
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"The build quality is also very good as with all AKG headphones, I own four pair mostly AKG's High End Pro line."
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"Overall, there is great all around sound within the headphones"
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"I was wrong and pleasantly surprised to find that they managed to make a durable decent sounding pair of headphones that has exceeded my expectations for the price range."
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"Granted, this is not the only measure of how headphones sound, but it is a good indication of overall sound quality."
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Music

Music:
"I bought them to block out the noise my roommate makes when listening to the terrible music she likes."
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"The fones' bass focus will make such music sound off & sometimes annoying."
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"For rock or instrumental music, it is still above average but I must admit it doesn't feel as perfect as the kind of music I have mention above."
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"Given even a bit of attention, you will notice distinctions in your music even pricier headphones will fail to convey."
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"I already own a pair of AKG Q701's for my major music listening at home for the best sound reproduction."
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"These head phones are comfortable and good for just listening to music and movies."
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"They do sound great with all types of music."
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"So to wrap up the PROS: These are great when the music is either bass driven OR when the music has little to no Bass."
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Noise

Noise:
"I bought them to block out the noise my roommate makes when listening to the terrible music she likes."
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"I would not want any others, and I don't think that the supra-aural set up compromised the noise canceling enough to matter."
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"Though they have good noise isolation."
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"But they are not noise canceling nor would i recommend them to the serious DJ or sound engineer."
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"They create a perfect seal on the ear to drown out exterior noise, and yet are comfortable enough to wear for hours."
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"fi 3 (with Comply Foam tips), and while these don't block out noise as well, they definitely sound better."
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"Have had them for 2 years now:PROS-Very good isolation from outside noise while being not actively noise cancelled."
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Price

Price:
"Overall, this can be a fun, easy to carry (it's foldable), ipod friendly headphone, however, it can't produce the best quality of sounds which is expectable due to its price."
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"I'll keep trying, because if they were less tight - they'd be hard to beat for the money."
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"I like AKG headphones and found a lesser premium pair on Amazon for this same price that has served me well for awhile now."
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"I was wrong and pleasantly surprised to find that they managed to make a durable decent sounding pair of headphones that has exceeded my expectations for the price range."
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"Best deal for this price."
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"Now these should last forever and it was a cheap and easy hack that people around the net have left picture DIY's to help."
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"as usual .. AKG is the best sound quality... price to quality is very good .. it fits over the head fine .."
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Quality

Quality:
"Everyone I let try them on had a bigger problem with how tight the earpads were, but they were all impressed with the sound quality."
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"I was impressed by the bass quality of the headphones but the treble quality was not as good as my sennheiser HD448."
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"I believe it is the quality of the song that was the problem because some songs, the bass is quite good to hear without any crackling sounds."
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"Overall, this can be a fun, easy to carry (it's foldable), ipod friendly headphone, however, it can't produce the best quality of sounds which is expectable due to its price."
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"While you can't beat in-ear monitors for portability, the bass can be bloated (Westone UM2), sound quality lacking, or the cables flaky."
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"Great headphones, the sound quality is great, the sound isolation is great and they are very comfortable."
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"The build quality is also very good as with all AKG headphones, I own four pair mostly AKG's High End Pro line."
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"Delivered great sound quality, but fit a bit too tight on my head."
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"Granted, this is not the only measure of how headphones sound, but it is a good indication of overall sound quality."
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"as usual .. AKG is the best sound quality... price to quality is very good .. it fits over the head fine .."
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Sound

Sound:
"I love the sound I got with these headphones but are uncomfortable to wear after a few hours (feel too tight in the head)."
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"The AKGs sound is very good, the bass quite powerful and controlled, perhaps too much bass for my taste, more bass than treble (I am not an expert at all) but too bass makes the headphones to sound not very detailed or balanced; now the negative part; i would have kept them, but unfortunately they are way to uncomfortable to wear (i am medium size head), I tried to loose the head band, I put velour pads which replaced soon after I got them, however the pressure on my top head and ears make them painful and unwearable."
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"Great sound, but the problem is that if you are using this for more than 20 minutes."
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"Everyone I let try them on had a bigger problem with how tight the earpads were, but they were all impressed with the sound quality."
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"They won't sound as good out of the box as they will after a few hours of listening.2."
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"Overall, this can be a fun, easy to carry (it's foldable), ipod friendly headphone, however, it can't produce the best quality of sounds which is expectable due to its price."
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"Great sound highly recommended"
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"Great headphones, the sound quality is great, the sound isolation is great and they are very comfortable."
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"Overall, there is great all around sound within the headphones"
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"Delivered great sound quality, but fit a bit too tight on my head."
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