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AKG K518LE headphones

AKG K518LE headphones
alaScore 84

2532 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2532 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the usability and bass quality are on the whole positive. The value for money and design are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are critical about the comfort.

sound, design, value for money, bass quality, usability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the AKG K518LE headphones is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 2532 reviews)

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AKG K 518 DJ


AKG makes some superb headphones for Audio pros, musicians etc.� They've officially been in India for a while now, being pushed by Sahil International, the JBL guys. Also, internationally it is a part of the Harman International stable, an entity that...

The K 518 DJ costs Rs. 4,900, thus putting it in the mid-level segment in the overall market. I am not too happy with the comfort level and ergonomics of the unit - there is room for improvement there. Some people will criticize the excess bass...

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AKG K 518 LE (Fuschia)


The AKG K 518 LE headphones offer a stylish yet understated design, a secure fit, and balanced audio quality.

Not everyone will find the AKG K 518 LE headphones comfortable, and some songs sound overly muddy.

The AKG K 518 headphones are a good value for eclectic listeners who want a portable earphone that needn't be stuck into the ear.

Consumer review by:

"A few flaws, but overall a great value."


Despite a few construction flaws, it makes an overall great package and the sound quality is what you're really paying for.

Sound quality exceeds the price. Nice overall appearance, very portable and convenient to carry. Great sound isolation as well.

Very poor cord design. Two independent cord inputs that tend to twist together. Also, the cord is very short and requires an extension. Fairly tight on the ears which makes them secure, but uncomfortable for long periods.


Consumer review by:

"Excellent sound."


If you liked very sound quality and you are looking for a pair of headphones on this price range, and can stand a little pressure on your ears, or at least you're not going to use them for long periods of time this a very good choice.

The sound quality of these haedphones is incredible, I have used SONY, Panasonic, Sennheiser headphone and in-ear and this are he best of the pack hands down. the built quality I think is ok, they are not very bulky and are easy to carry around.

The headphones are REALLY, REALLY tight, I mean, if you keep using them for more than 2 hours your ear start to hurt a little, you can get used to that with a little time bu some people may find it unbearable.

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Amazon review summary for AKG K518LE headphones


alaTest has collected and analyzed 134 user reviews of AKG K518LE headphones from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on

sound, value for money, bass quality, design, treble quality


86% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: AKG K 518 LE Limited Edition Folding Headphones - Green (Discontinued by Manufacturer)AKG K518LE Limited Edition DJ Headphones (White)AKG K 518 LE Limited Edition Folding Headphones - Yellow

Consumer review by:

Not for people with larger heads


Good sound considering the price. I bought mine "Like New" used for thirty something.The downside is they are terribly uncomfortable. After only about 15 - 20 minutes my ears and head hurt. I don't have some freakishly large head or anything and on...

Nice sound

Very small

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Great value for the money


Great value for the money. The headphones are very tight on the head I am not sure if they break in more comfortably after a while, but I have had them for a few weeks now. The sound is excellent for the price these are comparable to $200+ headphones...

Great sound for the money

tight fit on your head can be uncomfortable

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Most uncomfortable headphones I've ever worn


Starting with my first headphones when I was 11, I've owned more than a half dozen pairs (Koss, Sony). During my 20+ years in radio, I've wore probably a half dozen more (Sennheiser, AKG). These are, by far, the most uncomfortable headphones I've worn....

Painful to wear

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AKG Acoustics K 518 DJ (K 81 DJ)


My particular model is the K 81 DJ.

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AKG K 518 LE review


The AKG K 518 LE headphones offer good value for money for eclectic listeners who want a portable earphone that needn't be stuck into the ear

Stylish yet understated design ; Secure fit ; Balanced audio quality

Not everyone will find these headphones comfortable ; Some songs can sound overly muddy

The low end is deep and present without being overwhelming in most cases, but it could stand to be slightly tighter, as it tends towards being loose and mushy. Given the price and small size, this is a minor complaint. Mids are rich and lovely --...


Product Specifications

With its powerful sound, perfect screening and patented 3D axis capsule rotating mechanism, the K 518DJ will not just impress DJs. It produces a rich sound even on portable MP3 players - and it folds up small enough to fit in any pocket. Here's something really special: now you can choose your own K 518. The tried-and-tested DJ headphones are now available in a limited edition in a variety of fashionable colors.

Audio Output

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Headphones Form Factor:Ear-cup
Headphones Type:Binaural
Product Type:Headphones
Response Bandwidth:16 - 24000Hz
Sound Output Mode:Stereo

Audio System

Recommended Use:PC multimedia / Portable audio system/Professional audio system

Dimensions & Weight



Manufacturer:Harman International Industries
Model:K 518 LE
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:AKG

Remote Control

Type: None