AKG K 316

Earbud sport headphones (Red)

  • AKG K 316


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Item #: 039K316R

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Whether you prefer jogging, biking, skating, or climbing, AKG's K 316 headphones will be right there with you. Comfortable ear clips keep these lightweight earbuds firmly in place, even during the most challenging maneuvers. And the advanced driver design allows these little headphones to punch out incredibly detailed sound over a wide frequency range, delivering the kind of performance that'll inspire you on your next workout.

The 52" oxygen-free copper cable supports a clean signal from the source to your ears. It also has an in-line volume control, so you can turn up the volume while your iPod® or iPhone® remains safely in your pocket. The K 316s come with a soft case for storage, and a cable winder to keep your 'buds knot-free when not in use.

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  • semi-open, dynamic earbuds
  • comfortable ear clips hold earbuds in place
  • in-line volume control — compatible with iPod and iPhone
  • frequency response: 17-23,000 Hz
  • impedance: 32 ohms
  • 52" straight cord with stereo mini plug
  • cable is 99.99% oxygen-free copper for clean signal
  • soft case and cable winder included
  • weight: 0.35 oz.
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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Features and Specs
Fit Style
Earcup Type
Frequency Response
17-23k Hz
126 dB
32 Ohms
0.35 oz ounces
Cord Length
52 inches
Airline Adapter Included
iPod Control
Volume Control
Built-in Microphone
Parts Warranty
2 Years
Labor Warranty
2 Years
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  • In-ear headphones with in-line volume control
  • 2 Foam ear-pads
  • Carrying case
  • Quick guide
  • Warranty information
  • Warning notice

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Overview: The AKG K 316 semi-open headphones offer premium sound without isolating you from the outside world. The flexible ear-hook design adjusts to your ear and keeps the earbuds in place. With the in-line control you don't need access to your player to adjust the volume. The K 316s work with your iPod, iPhone, and other portable audio devices with a 3.5mm headphone output.

Case: The K 370 comes with a zippered semi-hard case to store the headphones when not in use.

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1 out of 5

Great Product, Short Life

Written By BeckyJ, Big Rapids, MI on Saturday, December 31, 2011
I have to rate these earphones as unsatisfactory since I needed them to last more than 6 months.
These earphones worked well and fit nicely. I liked being able to adjust the volume w/o having to find the player's volume control and I liked the clip to fasten and control the cords.
However, after about 6 months of use instead of being stereo earphones they became mono because the right earphone stopped working. That was, of course, quite annoying.
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5 out of 5

Great Product, Great Price

Written By NCStater, Raleigh, NC on Tuesday, January 18, 2011
I received these as a gift to use when working out. I am surprised how well they fit and
stayed put without feeling too tight or irritating. Now, they are earphones, so the
important factor is sound. Wow. I am older, so let's be clear... Even though I enjoy
music, the dynamic range of most products exceed my ears' capabilities. Now, given
that caveat, these earphones provide crisp, clean, clear highs, and a surprisingly full
bass. Have not seen any of the quality issues with construction. They came with soft
pad covers for each earbud, but I have been using them without the pads with no
problems or discomfort. I would certainly recommend these to others, especially at this
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1 out of 5

Probem with Ear Bud

Written By T.J.D., Alexandria, VA on Monday, June 28, 2010
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I have only been using the headphones for two weeks. Yesterday, the silver cover on the ear bud speaker just fell off. It does not seem to go back on, and without it, the ear bud is very uncomfortable in my ear. Very disappointing, because the headphones have good sound and stay on your head.
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