AKG K92 Closed-Back Headphones Review

AKG K92 closed back headphones

The AKG K92 Closed-Back Headphones Provide a Great Entry-Level Option for Studio Monitoring

The closed-back design of the new AKG K92 closed-back headphones is lightweight, with a self-adjusting headband that can fit even the largest of heads. Replaceable ear cups sit in front of 40mm drivers, and the 9.8-foot cable is plenty long, meaning there should be no need for those extension cables to go between an interface and the recording booth/room that always seem to cut out.

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For tracking or monitoring in the studio, there is plenty of isolation from external sounds, and these are extremely comfortable. Even in the same room as a LOUD drummer, the headphone mix came through as clear as day. Sound-wise, the bass response is fairly tight and deep, while the highs are crisp, and don’t get too shrill or brittle. With no sonic ear fatigue, and the comfortable feel, a set of these won’t wear down the user during long sessions.

The only potential downside is the long cable; it’s hardwired, and non-replaceable. While the extra length is great for tracking, sitting at a control desk, it just seemed to get caught up in the wheels of the studio’s chair a lot. We could see this being a potential problem over time.

AKG K92 Headphones

AKG K92 Headphones

There are a lot of good headphones out there, and the K92s are on par, but considering the $59 price, the value of a set of these is really a no brainer. Anyone looking to make the jump from a set of headphones from a large generic box store should look into a set of these, as they’re not that much more expensive, but they’re so much better than those $20 Sony cans you started out on in your home studio.

PROS:

Excellent price, great sound quality.

CONS:

Long cable length might be too much for casual listening, but great for tracking situations.

PRICE:

$59

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AKG K92 TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

General

Headphone typeclosed-back
Max. Input Power200 mW
Audio frequency bandwidth16 to 22000 Hz
Sensitivity headphones113 dB SPL/V
Rated Impedance32 Ohms
EarpadsLeatherette
Detachable cableno
Cable Length3 m
Earpads Replaceableyes
Foldableno

Audio Interface

TypeStereo plug – 3.5mm (1/8-inch) with gold-plated 6.3 mm (1/4”) screw-on adapter
GenderMale
Contacts3 – Tip Ring Sleeve

Design

Finishmatte black

Dimensions / Weight

Net Weight200 g

 

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