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The AKG K81DJ is a wonderful move into great sounding, closed portable headphones without suffering a painful billfold blowout. Perfect choice for mobile listeners, beatmakers, DJs, and computer / iPod / iPad music, expect smooth midranges and upper highs riding alongside a beefy but surprisingly well-focused bass response. The K81DJ tone remains a hair rolled-off in uppermost treble extension, but the low-end sounds more tautly textured versus 'bargain' headphones, meaning not as boomy although it still remains slamming enough for most big bass lovers. The ambient noise-blocking seal of the AKG K 81 DJ is effective at attenuating noisy environments while preventing headphone 'leakage' to the outside, a must if listening in quiet dorms, cubicles or libraries without disturbing neighbors. The K81DJ efficient impedance and sensitivity specs makes it suitable for use with any source like smartphones, tablets, club decks, and laptops. However, a good (portable) headphone amp makes a great partner for the K81DJ to improve clarity, dynamic range extension and musical detail resolution, most notably with portable/mobile audio sources and laptops /notebooks.
The AKG K81DJ has a simple pro look without much outsize bling -- nice for laying low without your cans attracting undue attention. The mid-sized 'supra-aural' [on-ear] earcups typically rest on the outer earlobes with pleather-covered earpads that rotate 180 degrees for fast-paced DJ 'mono' mixing with one ear -- or for just keeping your head on a swivel when you need to remain aware of your surroundings. The earcups fold into the headband for ease of storage & travel. The K81DJ headband design is a lightweight but beefy rubberized/metal combination that feels very durable and secure on the head. The clamping force of the headband may perhaps prove an issue for big noggins, but you can try gently bending the pliable headband (gently!) for a more personalized fit; (HeadRoom Tip #221: Letting the headband stretch while clamped on a pillow or over a stack of books for several days helps alleviate the tight fit). Most sizing adjustments are simple and effective via the K81DJ headband slider mechanism. The AKG K81DJ 'Y-type' cord extends approximately 8ft, terminating to a gold-plated 1/8" [3.5mm] 'mini' plug. Included is a 1/4" full-size 'screw-on' adapter needed for stereo receivers, home CD players, studio mixer consoles, etc. A handy carry/ travel/storage pouch completes the package. The manufacturer's 2-year product warranty remains free with all AKG headphones when proof-purchased at authorized AKG dealers -- like us here at HeadRoom since 1992!
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AKG K 81 DJ Frequency Response
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