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AKG K 142 HD

MSRP $199.95
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Leave it to Austrian audio geniuses AKG Acoustics to design superb audiophile-level headphones at consumer friendly prices. Featuring great acoustic performance and cosmetic looks stellar for its price, the AKG K142 HD delivers a cleanly singing, ear-engaging tone that synergizes well with rock, jazz and pop recordings and honestly delivers the music precisely as the artists intended without exaggerated bass bloat. 'Semi-sealed' earcup construction provides mild environmental noise blocking. A huge bang for your headphone dollar.

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Product Features:

  • Stringent Austrian sound quality meets awesome looks
  • 'Semi-sealed' earcup construction offers mild isolation
  • Efficient sensitivity excellent for pro audio, home, or portable uses
  • Free 2-year AKG manufacturer's premium warranty

What's In The Box:

  • 1/4" full-size stereo plug adapter


The AKG K142 HD are clear-sounding, musically impressive consumer or even 'pro-level' headphones that are well-sized for both travel use and home/office listening due to uncommonly compact, tidy dimensions for audiophile-caliber cans. The K142 HD delivers excellent fidelity to the source meaning iPod/iPhone folks will benefit from lossless or uncompressed files for best acoustic results. These headphones offer outstanding tonal transparency at this price so violins and guitars are presented with a natural grain-free timbre that, again, is uncommon to hear in this category and pricepoint. Bass response is certainly there and well-extended, but the usual AKG signature sound featuring a tightly defined, controlled bottom-end response remains with the K142 HD. So it is a great headphone recommended for most listeners except perhaps deep hip-hop fans or bass-head types needing big booming bass response in their sound.

The look of the AKG K142HD brings together the best of professional utilitarian design and flashy cosmetics; we find the beige-on-aluminum approach pretty darn swanky overall. The K142 HD dimensions are largely 'on-ear' but it definitely skews towards a somewhat larger sizing within the supra-aural/on-ear category. Given the light weight of the headphones, its overall fit remains extremely comfortable for a supra-aural design and the wearing ergonomics of this can are well-balanced for listeners both large and small. The non-folding construction may limit how widely useful these may be for travel/transit use, but one of our cool HeadRoom HeadCase headphone bags comes in perfect if employing the K142HD in any mobile application. A non-detachable, high-quality OFC headphone cord exits from the left earcup and terminates approx 9ft later to a 'mini' 3.5mm plug suitable for iPod/iPhone, iPad and computers. A full-size 1/4" stereo adapter plug is handily included in the AKG K142HD box. The free 2-year manufacturer's 'repair or replace' product warranty remains valid only with your AKG 'authorized dealer' purchase receipt from


  • Manufacturer Warranty: 2 years
  • Headphone Type: Earpad
  • Connector Type: 1/8
  • Isolation: -10dB ~ 14dB
  • Impedance @ 1kHz: 55 Ohms
  • Detachable Cable: No
  • Cord Length: 9.5ft
  • Cord Type: Straight Left-Side
  • Coupler Size: Large
  • Ear Coupler Type: Earpad
  • Driver Type: Dynamic
  • Acoustic Seal: Closed
  • Sensitivity: 101 dB

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