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AKG K545

Over-the-ear headphones with in-line remote and microphone (Black)

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Evolution of a classic

AKG built their K545 headphones on a strong foundation. Their previous K550 headphones are well-known for their spacious sound and sparkling high-frequency detail. To please listeners who wanted a richer bass response and a smaller form factor, AKG designed the K545. These headphones maintain the clarity and wide soundstage of the older model, while adding more low-frequency punch. Their closed-back earcups are smaller than the K550's, making these more portable while maintaining excellent noise isolation, so all those musical details shine through.

Two cables for use with most smartphones

Not everyone owns an iPhone®, so AKG includes two cables to ensure near-universal compatibility for taking calls and controlling music. The K545 includes a cable for Apple® devices with a microphone and three-button remote with volume, track, and call controls. If you're an Android™, BlackBerry®, or Windows® phone user, there's a second cable with a single-button remote and mic for answering calls and playing and pausing music. Connect either cable's miniplug directly to your smartphone or tablet, or use the 1/4" adapter to plug into your home stereo.

Made for mobile listening

Comfort should never be an afterthought when it comes to headphones. The K545s were designed for long-term listening when you're out and about, with thick protein leather earpads and a lightweight, adjustable headband. Like other AKG headphones, they fold flat for storing in a backpack or laptop bag. These are an excellent solution for audiophile sound on the go. Want to make them sound even better when listening with a computer? Plug them into a quality digital-to-analog converter to improve their performance and get better sound from digital music files and online streaming services like Spotify®, Beats Music™, and YouTube™.

Product Highlights:

  • closed-back, over-the-ear design offers passive noise isolation to help block out external sounds
  • 50mm drivers deliver airy high-frequency detail and rich bass
  • 48" detachable miniplug cable with in-line 3-button remote and microphone for use with iPhone, iPod®, and iPad®
  • 49" detachable miniplug cable with in-line 1-button remote and microphone for use with compatible Android, Windows, and BlackBerry devices
  • protein leather ear cushions and padded adjustable headband for supreme comfort
  • 2D-Axis fold-flat design for easier storage and transportation
  • includes 1/4" adapter
  • frequency response: 10-25,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 97 dB
  • impedance: 32 ohms
  • weight: 9.9 oz.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

AKG K545 Reviews

Average Customer Review:

1 Review

Great set of headphones

Written by: Jacob from Florida on December 24, 2014

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  • "Coolness Factor"
  • Build Quality
  • Comfort
  • Noise Reduction
  • Sound Quality

While all I have to compare them to are my AKG K240 mkII's, these are great phones and make for a great portable counter-part to them (the reason I bought them). They shine in their mids and sub-bass; highs can be harsh sometimes, but it has lessend quite a bit after some burn-in. After a while (around 1-2hours), they do get warm and uncomfortable but taking them off for 5 or so minutes does the trick. The only thing I could think to improve these phones is to have a standard 3.5mm-3.5mm input instead of the wonky 3.5mm-2.5mm input they use.



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What's in the box?

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  • Black over-ear headphones
  • 48" Audio cable with in-line Apple devices 3-button remote/microphone (3.5mm plug)
  • 49" Audio cable with in-line universal 1-button remote/microphone (3.5mm plug)
  • 3.5mm-to-6.3mm (1/4") adapter
  • Attention! sheet
  • Warranty Card
  • Remote diagram
  • Environmental declaration

Features and Specs

Earcup Type Closed
Bluetooth No
Frequency Response 10-25k Hz
Sensitivity 97 dB
Impedance 32 Ohms
Weight 9.9 ounces
Cord Length 48", 49"
Airline Adapter Included No
iPod Control Yes
Volume Control Yes
Built-in Microphone Yes
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year

Product Research


Overview: The AKG K545 over-ear headphones have a closed-back design to provide natural noise-isolating qualities. They are part of AKG's On the Go series, so they are built for portability, however, they also work well in the quiet setting of your home.

Drivers: The K545's exceptional studio-quality sound starts with specially-selected 50mm drivers and a closed-back design, which deliver precision sound with superior acoustic dampening and enhanced bass response.

Design: The headphones' unique 2D Axis folding mechanism allows you to fold them flat for storage or to pack in a suitcase or briefcase. The protein leather ear cushions provide extreme comfort for hours of listening.

Cables: The K545s come with two 48" detachable cables, both of which feature an in-line remote and microphone. One cable has a 3-button remote that is compatible with Apple devices (iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch). The other cable has a 1-button universal remote control that works with many Android, Blackberry, and Windows devices. The remotes let you play and pause your music, plus answer phone calls without removing the headphones. The cables terminate into a narrow 3.5mm stereo mini-jack plug that can be used with most smartphone cases. A 3.5mm-to-6.3mm (1/4") adapter is also included.


  • Frequency Range: 10 Hz - 25 kHz
  • Sensitivity: 97 dB SPL/V
  • Driver Impedance: 32 ohms
  • Maximum Input Power: 50 mW

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