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The AKG K 172 HD are one of four high definition headphone models offered in AKG's HD line up.

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Meant for professional use and it shows-sound quality is well worth the price.

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Pretty lightweight (about 200g) for quality over-the-ear headphones.

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Despite not technically being noise-cancelling, background noise rarely gets through while using these.

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Earcup design velvet earpads work-these are quite comfortable.

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Cord length is more than double the average cord length (3 metres)

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No included carrying case or method for quick cord lengthening limits portability.

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Self-adjusting design doesn't allow for around-the-neck wearing-they tend to choke.

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The AKG K 172 HD are one of four high definition headphone models offered in AKG's HD line up. This model features on-ear, closed back, gimbal-suspended headphones that are designed to fit snuggly against the ears without pinching. These are specifically meant to be used for monitoring audio sources in noisy environments giving all the sound-attenuating characteristics of a closed-back configuration with the comfort of an on-ear design.  The loud and rugged design is ideal for single ear DJ use or mobile environments. The ultra-soft velvet ear pads and self adjusting headband make these a comfortable for long periods of time. High quality hardware such as gold-plated contacts and a single-sided 99.99% oxygen free cable deliver pure sound transmission, with a frequency response of 18Hz-26kHz. A 3.5mm to 6.3mm (1/8" to 1/4") adapter is included.

  • Headphones weight without cable (g): 200
  • Sensitivity (dB/mW, dB/V): 94, 107
  • Audio bandwidth (Hz to kHz): 18-26
  • Max. input power (mW: 200
  • Rated impedance (ohms): 55
  • Convertible jack plug (1/8" to 1/4") 
  • Replaceable ear pads 
  • Patented self-adjusting headband 
  • Unbreakable metal arches 
  • 99.99% oxygen-free cable (length in m): 3
  • Single-sided cable 
  • Hard gold-plated jack plug and contacts 
  • Patented Varimotion diaphragms 
  • Closed-back, dynamic headphones 
  • NdFe magnets 
  • Suited for (SA)CD, DVD(A), DAT 
  • Best for MP3, CD, MD and PC/laptops 
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