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AKG K 172 HD

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 reviews of AKG K 172 HD. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the price and comfort. The usability and design are also appreciated. There are some critical reviews about the durability, and the bass quality and portability get mixed reviews.

sound, design, usability, comfort, price


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the AKG K 172 HD is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of AKG K 172 HD from The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Opinions about the usability and sound are on the whole positive. Some have doubts about the portability.

sound, usability


50% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: AKG K172HD Hi-Def Closed-Back Studio-Quality Headphones

Oct, 2015

Consumer review by: MoeV (

Studio headphones not for mp3 or music listening


For anyone bashing these headphones for not getting a low end bass sound out of them, You are using them for the wrong purpose. AKG is more of a studio brand made for mixing music professionally. I suggest doing some research before buying something u...

Dec, 2014

Consumer review by: kratosstylez (

possibly worst high end headphones out there


I was looking for a pair of high end headphones to replace my ageing triports that would impress me like they once did and these are terrible. These have no bass at all I tried over and over to get use to them and just couldn't. I tried them on several...

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: (

Nothing Short of Amazing


As a long time owner of Bose Triports I got fed up with them breaking due to normal wear year after year. On my 3rd (and final) pair, I relentlessly tried holding them together with strategically placed zip ties. I sewed the ear cups closed after the...

Nov, 2009

Product Specifications

All the sound. None of the Noise. Designed specifically for monitoring audio sources in noisy environments, K 172 HD headphones combine all the sound-attenuating characteristics of a closed-back configuration with the comfort of an on-ear design. Lightweight and extremely rugged, with a self-adjusting band that can be worn over or behind the head, K 172 HD headphones are engineered to play loud and long with no sound leakage. AKG has been delivering the equipment movie and broadcasting professionals rely on for more than 60 years. K 172 HD continues the tradition.

Audio Output

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Headphones Form Factor:Ear-cup
Headphones Type:Binaural
Product Type:Headphones
Response Bandwidth:18 - 26000Hz
Sound Output Mode:Stereo

Audio System

Recommended Use:Home audio system

Dimensions & Weight



Manufacturer:Harman International Industries
Model:K 172 HD
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:AKG

Remote Control

Type: None