AKG K271 MKII/ Sennheiser HD 280 PRO

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AhmedHeikal
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13 posts since 12 Feb, 2017

Post Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:43 am

Simply, which is best for music production?

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KVRAF
3089 posts since 18 Mar, 2008

Re: AKG K271 MKII/ Sennheiser HD 280 PRO

Post Sun Nov 26, 2017 6:00 am

This entire forum is wading through predictions, opinions, barely formed thoughts, drama, and whining. If you don't enjoy that, why are you here? :D ShawnG

wesleyt
KVRist
444 posts since 7 Mar, 2011 from Pleasanton, CA

Re: AKG K271 MKII/ Sennheiser HD 280 PRO

Post Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:12 pm

I have both. I haven't use the HD280s since I've received the K271s.
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KVRAF
3611 posts since 8 Mar, 2006

Re: AKG K271 MKII/ Sennheiser HD 280 PRO

Post Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:04 pm

don't know the K271.... but have experience with K-612 (own) and K-240 MKII (a friend owns a pair)
... one is more detailed and the later seems a bit flatter in freq response, especially mid-highs... anyway, can recommend both! :) Just give them a fair/good burn-in, AKG headphones seem to be notorious in requiring many hours of burn-in to smooth them out a bit as they are always on a bright side a bit more.... that's no problem though, you can spot details in a sound more accurately. It's best if you can go to a store and try out different models, the online dummy-head tests are simply unreliable! :)

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dave dove
KVRian
808 posts since 31 Aug, 2007 from wales

Re: AKG K271 MKII/ Sennheiser HD 280 PRO

Post Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:27 pm

k271

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KVRAF
1892 posts since 25 Dec, 2005

Re: AKG K271 MKII/ Sennheiser HD 280 PRO

Post Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:09 pm

Closed headphones are too hefty for the ears if you work a lot with it.

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pdxindy
KVRAF
13870 posts since 3 Feb, 2005 from in the wilds

Re: AKG K271 MKII/ Sennheiser HD 280 PRO

Post Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:48 pm

I prefer the AKG

I've had 2 pairs of the 240MKII and currently am using the 712

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rod_zero
KVRAF
2876 posts since 28 Jan, 2011 from MEXICO

Re: AKG K271 MKII/ Sennheiser HD 280 PRO

Post Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:19 pm

Those senns are very comfortable, I used to dj with them very long sessions and they never hurt my ears.

I would suggest going to a store and try them both.
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