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