Sunday, January 13, 2013

The AKG K512 MKII 

The AKG K512 MKII headphone is at the lower end of the AKG headphone range. With the AKG K512 MKII  you get a headphone in the price range of Sennheisser's HD 202

So what does about $30 buys you?? Lets review!

The packaging looks quite decent as does the headphones. The inner band has a cheap feel to it, which turns out to be true since mine came of after about 3 weeks of usage.

[AKG K512 MKII Lows]

There seems to be some bass, however for tue base lovers this will not be sufficient. In comparisons sony's in-ears produce the same base experience (in this price range).

The lack of precision  will make it more difficult to sound design for your movie and check audio quality while recording on set. So if audio quality can be neglected somewhat for your production (don't forget audio is at least 50% of your film)  you can use the AKG-K512.

If your budget is thight they will allow you to listen to you project especially during those late night editing sessions, lol. But upgrade to low end professional headphones like the low end versions of Shure.

[AKG K512 MKII Highs]

The highs don't sound as crisp as you would like them to be. It seems asf if they are limited to prevent distortion of the sound because the AKG-512 headphone could not process the desired signal. Just like with the lows you miss a lot of information here as well. Drums for instant sound really flat, almost fake sometimes (while listening to Foo Fighters, so you know no crappy music quality).

This AKG K512 MKII review reminds us that, in the end investing in good headphones will pay off since $150 will buy you very descent headphones while audio monitors ussually will cost you a lot more. This will allow you to hear much more than on the cheaper headphones.

-Would you edit with your monitor turned off?-


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