Closed-back studio headphones
Our take on the AKG K72 by Crutchfield's Jeff Miller
A modern pair of over-ear monitors
The AKG K72 studio headphones excel wherever you record or mix.
AKG mics and headphones are found in many famous recording studios, and have been for years. But when the company designed their K72 closed-back studio headphones, they recognized music can be made in less traditional places. These days, songs are often recorded and mixed at home, in basements or bedrooms. The versatile AKG K72 'phones are designed to work well with pro recording gear or plugged directly into a laptop or tablet.
True, studio-friendly sound
The K72's large, 40mm drivers reproduce sound with the accuracy needed for creating music. Your tunes could ultimately be heard by people listening on everything from a state-of-the-art home system to a busted car radio. So you don't want any "flavoring" from your monitors, and these headphones help you hear what's really going on in your tracks.
We're fans of AKG's fit, sound, and noise isolation
I've noticed that many of my co-workers in IT wear AKG headphones at their desks. I ran downstairs and caught up with Christopher, Crutchfield.com's Art Director, and found out he was the primary AKG evangelist. "After trying out several headphones for work, I landed on a set of AKG over-ears," he said, "and I just started recommending them to everyone."
The AKG K72's self-adjusting headband provides a comfortable, secure fit while you work.
Chris had certain criteria, and he said the AKGs were the first headphones he tested to really nail them all. He chose a pair simlar to the AKG K72, with a closed-back design. "They have the richly detailed AKG sound and stay comfortable through my marathon music listening and video editing sessions," he told me. And Chris couldn't disturb co-workers with noise from his 'phones — just as you don't want your headphone mix bleeding into live mics in the studio. "Of the ones I tested," he said, "I found that closed-back AKG headphones do the best job keeping sound from escaping."
Comfortable, easy-to-adjust headband
Chris briefly mentioned comfort, but I don't want to gloss over something so essential to the long recording and mixing processes. Along with the soft leatherette earpads, the K72s feature a self-adjusting headband for a no-fuss fit. You just place the headphones on your head and they pop into place — set it and forget it. They stay secure while your work, yet don't clamp too tightly.An extra-long detachable cable gives you freedom to move, while 1/4" and 1/8" plug options allow you to connect to pro and consumer gear.
- over-the-ear studio headphones
- closed-back design keeps sound from escaping into live mics
- 40mm dynamic drivers deliver accurate sound across all frequencies
- soft leatherette earcups for comfort
- self-adjusting headband for a secure, relaxed fit
- 118" cable
- miniplug connector with screw-on 1/4" adapter
- frequency response: 16-20,000 Hz
- sensitivity: 112 dB
- impedance: 32 ohms
- weight: 7.1 oz.
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
What's in the Box:
- Over-ear headphones with attached 10' straight cable (3.5mm plug)
- 3.5mm-to-1/4" Plug adapter
- Warranty card
AKG K72 Reviews
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Features and Specs
|Earcup Width x Height||3.926"|
|Mic For Taking Calls||No|
|Frequency Response||16-20k Hz|
|1/4-inch Adapter Included||Yes|
|Parts Warranty||2 Years|
|Labor Warranty||2 Years|
Overview: The AKG K72 headphones are designed for professional studio monitoring. These closed-back, over-ear headphones let you hear every note and nuance of your mix. The K72s have comfortable leatherette ear pads, a 10' straight cable, and a screw-on 1/4"-to-3.5mm adapter.
Design: The K72 features large, professional-grade 40mm drivers for detail and accuracy. The self-adjusting headband, lightweight design, and soft leatherette ear pads give you hours of comfortable monitoring.
Cable: The slim 10' straight cord has a 3.5mm plug for plugging into your portable devices or computer. A screw-on 3.5mm-to-1/4" adapter is included for use with mixers or consoles with a full-sized headphone output.
- Frequency Response: 16 Hz to 20 kHz
- Sensitivity: 112 dB SPL / V
- Maximum Input Power: 200 mW
- Impedance: 32 ohms
- Dimensions: 3.926" diameter, 1.861" depth
- Weight: 9.4 ounces (incl. cable)
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Why did you buy this?
Studio long cord to use with my guitar so I can play into the night without bothering any one. [ Michael Jan 19, 2018 ]
I have headphones, but I wanted to try a little newer set. [ THOMAS Oct 14, 2017 ]
AKG has always been a remarkable brand. [ Manuel Sanchez May 08, 2017 ]
read a lot of reviews that said they were ok. [ Stormin Norman Aug 06, 2016 ]
I've used several AKG headphones in the past. They are great durable products, especially this type of model! [ Steffen Jul 15, 2016 ]