AKG K619: Perfect for Bassheads
Each headphone has a signature sound and if you’re really into a specific kind of music you should invest in headphones that match your taste. The AKG K619 Premium DJ Headphones are undoubtedly for people who love music with a lot of bass. I’m talking disco, electronic (Daft Punk anyone?), house, and R&B. Other than the sound quality, the design of the headphones probably will appeal to people who like music like this as well so it’s really a perfect match, hehe. Read on for our review of AKG Philippines‘ latest offering.
Build: A lot of padding and style
The frame of the AKG K619 is mostly made of plastic and a lot of padding. The foam is there to make it more comfortable to wear since that was the main complaint with the AKG K518 DJ headphones. AKG made the padding thicker and softer to ensure longer listening hours without fatigue.
AKG also did the same treatment with the ear pads/pillows. They used softer and better padding making it the perfect cushion for your ears. We were actually able to keep the cans on for a trip to Tagaytay (with traffic) without having to take them off because it was getting sweaty, hot, or tight.
The bigger pads probably helps with the sound leakage since there’s only minimal audio that escapes into the open. Again that’s something they improved on since the K518 had some issues with leakage. For noise isolation there’s a decent natural level but you’ll still hear what’s happening around you unless you amp up the volume.
The cans are also quite portable since you can just fold them up and stash them in the accompanying pouch (comes with the box). If you have an iPhone the in-line remote control will also function as a microphone. For some reason we can’t get it to work with our Android or Lumia devices.
Sound Quality: BASS BASS BASS
The AKG K519 has powerful but tight punching bass that will get you tapping your feet and maybe even dancing when listening to tracks from Daft Punk or Justin Timberlake. We daresay that the bass is so good that it will not fail to get you moving, hehe. Plugging it into an amp like the FiiO E11 or E12 will even make the bass better so we recommend you guys pair it with either one of the two when you’re gearing up for a long listening session.
Unfortunately the pay-off for the bass-heavy sound quality is that the mids and highs suffer. If you’re the type that loves detail-oriented music like acoustic, jazz, and rock then you should consider other options.
Verdict: BASS BASS BASS!
Like we’ve been saying throughout the review, if you’re a certified bass head then you should probably consider the AKG K619. Not only will it give you that punch you want, it also looks good, hehe. Note that there’s a variety of colors to choose from. Just get one that matches your personality.
The AKG K619 sells for Php5,990 and you can get them in Astro Plus, Astro Vision, or other gadget stores carrying AKG products.