57points

AKG K171 MKII

62points

AKG K271 MKII

AKG K171 MKII
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AKG K171 MKII vs AKG K271 MKII

AKG K171 MKII
AKG K271 MKII
AKG K171 MKII
AKG K271 MKII
57
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62
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Why is AKG K171 MKII better than AKG K271 MKII?

  • Has an on-ear form

Why is AKG K271 MKII better than AKG K171 MKII?

  • 2000Hz higher high-frequency
    28000Hzvs26000Hz
  • 2Hz lower low-frequency
    16Hzvs18Hz
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Has a tangle free cable

Top specs and features

Design

1.has a detachable cable
AKG K171 MKII
AKG K271 MKII

With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.

2.has an over-the-ear form
AKG K171 MKII
AKG K271 MKII

Comfortable full-size form with earcups that fully enclose your ears. This model is loved for its increased sound isolation and the fact that it won't leak sound to your neighbors. It offers potential for maximum bass and loudness levels.

3.weight

240g

240g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

4.has a tangle free cable
AKG K171 MKII
AKG K271 MKII

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

5.has included ear pads
AKG K171 MKII
AKG K271 MKII

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

6.Has a coil cable
AKG K171 MKII
AKG K271 MKII

A coil cable offers more flexibility, as it can be further extended when in use, as well as retracted to take up less space when not in use.

Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

18Hz

16Hz

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.

Best

Sony MH1CBLK

1Hz

2.highest frequency

26000Hz

28000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.

Best

Sony MDR-Z1R

120000Hz

3.sound pressure level

107dB/mW

104dB/mW

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

4.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
AKG K171 MKII
AKG K271 MKII

The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.

5.impedance

55 Ohms

55 Ohms

Impedance is the device’s electrical resistance to the current being pushed through it. The lower the impedance, the easier it is to get higher volume and requires less power.

Best

Flips Solo 2 Social

4 Ohms

6.driver unit size

30mm

30mm

The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.

Best

Audeze LCD2 Classic

106mm

Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
AKG K171 MKII
AKG K271 MKII

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

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