Previous AKG offerings on Massdrop like the open-back K7XX and closed-back K553 share a lot of great traits - both boast an expansive soundstage, bassy goodness, and a killer price-to-performance value. However, the large size of the headphones and their long stock cable make them unusable on the go. Enter the AKG K181 DJ UE, the latest on-ear headphone from AKG designed to be tough, versatile, and great for use while you're out and about.
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Boasting a variety of impressive features, the AKG K181 DJ UE stands out at its price point. With a maximum input power of 3500 mW, the robust 50mm drivers are well suited to meet even the most demanding PA speakers head-on. At 42 Ohms, this headphone pairs great and goes loud out of any source you throw at it.
A mono/stereo switch and the swivel earcups make single ear monitoring a breeze, and the bass boost allows you to customize your listening experience. Turned off, you'll get a punchy and intimate sound that's not fatiguing in the least. Switch the bass boost on, and you'll hear thumpy goodness that adds growl and energy to the lower end without muddying the mids or highs.
Weighing in at just over half a pound (280g), these headphones are a lightweight wonder. The detachable K7XX-compatible 3-pin coiled cable provides you freedom of movement and is compatible with other AKG headphones like the K7XX. 11 levels of adjustability on either side give tons of headroom, and the K181 DJ UE provides you just enough clamping force to feel secure on the head without going overboard. Add in how compact the headphones are when folded, and you've got a portable on-ear that goes anywhere you do without weighing you down. For even more reading, check out the Head-Fi discussion thread.
All orders will be shipped by Massdrop.
Estimated ship date is May 19, 2017 PT.
After the drop ends, payment will be collected. To deliver the best value to the group the request will then be submitted to the vendor up front, making all sales final. Be sure to check the discussion page for updates.