Today I will bring you a review of a model that you may or may not have heard about, but people are talking many good things about this model for a long time now, so we decided to see for ourselves what the fuss is all about. The model I am talking about is the AKG M220, a professional studio headphone let’s take a closer look and decide if this is the right one for you.
If you never listened to a studio or a professional headphone, you will instantly notice a big difference. The sound quality of these guys will feel awesome to you, but let me tell you something, it can be even better! However, at this price range and considering it is a studio headphone it is good enough.
The wide soundstage makes a stand here, as it should be wide soundstage and the very crisp highs, making the immersion even better. Another important aspect is how the mids and highs work together, and also the deep and precise as a studio headphone should be.
Design and Durability
When searching for a headphone, you should always look for weak spots where it may break. Do it and it will save you from a headache later on. As you can see in the pictures, the parts where the cable meets the driver and the connector is well protected, so against cable problems we are relatively safe.
Weak spots are an important part to look at when shopping for headphones, always look for soft spots and weak plastic parts to avoid any problems later on. Luckily for us, the AKG M220 received a good attention to details and if you are careful, you should not have any problems at all.
Comfort and Fit
Fit and comfort on an earbud relies upon a good design, but mostly on the number of ear tips offered, since each ear is different, but when it comes to headphones, it is very different, and the comfort is entirely dependent on the ear pads material and the headband design. Fortunately for us, the AKG M220 cushioned ear pads offers great comfort for hours without any kind of fatigue.
Accessories and Extras
The AKG M220 comes with no different colors or versions and also no extras but only two accessories: a Detachable 3-pin XLR to 1/8″ (3.5mm) cable, and a 1/4″ (6.5mm) adapter which is a bit of a bummer but I can understand that considering this is a professional headphone, but at least a case would be very nice…
- Frequency Range 15Hz – 25kHz
- Circumaural, Semi-Open, Dynamic
- Impedance 55 Ohms
- Maximum Input Power 200mW
- Sensitivity 91dB/mW (104dB/V)
- 9.8 ft (3m) cable
- Weight 8.5 oz (240g) (Without Cable)
Pros and Cons
- Wide soundstage
- Clear highs
- Deep and precise bass
- Not much extras
The AKG M220 is not a high-end model, but for the average customer it will certainly do the job and deliver an amazing experience if this is what you are looking for, making it a great first professional headphone if you are just now entering the music world.