If you are looking for mid-range studio headphones for an audiophile experience, this is the one. Priced at around just $155, they offer one of the most accurate sound quality and great comfort regardless of the price range. It is also one of the most comfortable options for those who wear glasses. However, these headphones are not ideal for gamers at all because they don’t come with any mic. The build and sophisticated features are limited to music purposes only.
- Great sound quality
- Good bass profile
- Comfortable and portable
- Suitable in-box accessories: Three cables and carrying pouch
- Poor noise isolation
- Unstable fit
- Boring design
If you are a fan of wired headphones, AKG, a popular headset brand among audiophiles, has come up with another treat. The AKG K371 is an accurate-sounding and compact over-the-ear headphones. The headphones are pretty comfortable and deliver decent sound quality across genres. However, it might have the best fit of all because even a slight movement can make them fall off your head. Nevertheless, the headphones are sturdy and ideal for long hours of listening to music. Check out the full review of AKG K371 to know what all it has to offer under $155.
AKG K371 Key Features
The AKG K371 boasts large 50 mm titanium-coated drivers that provide excellent performance. For comfort, the K371 features slow retention foam padding on the earpads for non-stop music listening. The headphones are sleek and foldable, which makes them travel-friendly too.
|Active noise cancellation||No|
|Frequency response||5 Hz – 40 kHz|
|Battery life||No rechargeable battery|
|Special features||AKG Reference Response Curve, Foldable Design, Slow-Retention Foam Ear Pads|
The AKG K371 sounds nice across genres because of its well-balanced, neutral sound profile. Even the bass accuracy of the headphones is great, with excellent mids and highs. However, low ends might sound a bit overpowering, giving that extra thump. While the bass accuracy might vary across users depending on the fit, seal, the overall bass profile comes out to be quite impressive.
The K371 also features an AKG Reference response curve where it sounds brilliantly accurate in the frequency range of 200Hz-1.5kHz range. This is the typical range where most music fundamentals fall. In terms of noise isolation, do not have high expectations because it’s just satisfactory. Even the clamping force of the headset isn’t as tight to provide good isolation. The average noise isolation is just facilitated by the closed-back design, and it lacks the ANC feature. All in all, the AKG K371 is one of the most accurate sounding headphones at this range that also features a reference sound signature.
These are typical-wired studio headphones that lack any sort of built-in or boom microphone.
In terms of its look & design, we can say that it carries a retro look with some modern tweaks. The AKG K371 is entirely made of matte-finish plastic and boasts a foldable design which makes it sleek and compact, easy to carry. Yes, both the ear cups can be rotated 180° upward, making them easy to store and travel with. Nevertheless, the plastic body is sturdy and well-built and doesn’t feel cheap at all.
The earcups are oval-shaped and well padded with slow retention foam to provide extra comfort. Both the earcups are identical, with only the left one having a mini-XLR input. There’s a small, flat divot in circular input to lock the cables into its place. Overall the headphones carry a decent look with nothing so remarkable. They are classy, lightweight, and comfortable.
The AKG K371 are wired headphones compatible with most devices like PS4, Xbox One, and PC. However, the headphones lack a microphone making them not suitable for gaming.
These headphones offer only wired connectivity through a 3.5 mm to 6.5mm adapter with a standard 1/8″ plug on the other end. You will get three different cables in the box that range in length and design. These are:
- 4-foot straight cable
- 10-foot straight cable
- A coiled cable along with a ¼” adapter
All of them terminate with 3.5mm TRRS plugs.
Control & Comfort
The AKG K371 offers limited controls, unlike gaming headsets which come loaded with buttons and whatnot. As they are typical-wired studio headphones meant for music purposes, they do not come with in-built controls. Also, there are no easy controls like a volume wheel or a mute function. So, the headphones can be pretty disappointing for those who are looking for some robust controls.
Talking about comfort, they are pretty ideal for long hours of usage. Thanks to its special slow-retention foam earpads. Also, the headbands are calibrated, which provides ample clamping force without being too tight. However, some users might feel the fit is a bit tacky as the fit is not stable. We don’t recommend them for strenuous or heavy movements as they would fall off.
Warranty & Support
All AKG headphones come with a 1-Year Manufacturing Warranty through authorized international partners.