AKG K612 Pro Open-back Monitoring Headphones

Open-back Headphones with Over-ear Design and Matched Drivers with Computer-optimized Neodymium Magnets and Varimotion Diaphragms
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Comfortable Pro Headphones, Amazing Value

Sweetwater knows you need accurate monitoring - and when it comes to headphones, comfort is a must. Enter AKG's K612 PRO. These open-back, over-ear professional headphones envelope you in comfort while delivering the accuracy you need to make great-sounding recordings. Their matched premium drivers sport computer-optimized neodymium magnets and Varimotion diaphragms to deliver a flat, extended frequency response and a broad, deep soundstage with precise localization. And their genuine leather, self-adjusting headband gives you maximum comfort during long sessions. Whether you're recording, mixing, mastering - or just kickin' back, the K612 PROs will delight you.

AKG K612 PRO Open-back Over-ear Headphones at a Glance:
  • Amazingly "speaker-like" monitoring with spacious soundstaging
  • Extreme, lightweight comfort and adjustability for extended studio use
  • AKG innovation runs deep
Amazingly "speaker-like" monitoring with spacious soundstaging

The AKG K612 PRO headphones have an open-back design. Open-back headphones give you a more natural, speaker-like listening experience, with a more spacious soundstage than closed-back 'phones can produce. This overcomes the main objection many recording engineers have to monitoring on headphones: the sense of being smack dab in the middle of your mix. It also lets you dodge one of the main drawbacks of monitoring on 'phones: that mixes don't "translate" well when played back on various speaker systems.

Extreme, lightweight comfort and adjustability for extended studio use

The AKG K612 PRO headphones sport cushy over-ear earpads that comfortably envelope your ears and a self-adjusting, genuine leather headband, so you can monitor marathon sessions without discomfort. And a just over half a pound, the K612 PRO's are so lightweight you might even forget you have them on!

AKG innovation equals superior sound quality for you

AKG has been synonymous with premium sound quality since 1947. Every day, musicians, recording and mastering engineers, and music lovers rely on AKG transducers to deliver accurate, detailed sound. The K612 PRO headphones' open-back design, flat 12Hz-39.5kHz frequency response, and premium matched drivers with computer-optimized neodymium magnets and Varimotion diaphragms serve up amazingly natural sound, a wide stereo image, and stunning depth of field. We're confident you're going to love these amazing headphones.

AKG K612 PRO Open-back Over-ear Headphones Features at a Glance:
  • Open-back design for spacious and airy sound without compromise
  • Over-ear design for maximum comfort during long sessions
  • Genuine leather, self-adjusting headband for automatic fit and maximum comfort
  • Patented Varimotion Diaphragm technology for high-quality imaging and sound
  • Computer-optimized neodymium magnets for ultra-low transducer distortion
You'll love AKG's K612 PRO headphones!

Additional Media

Headphones Buying Guide
Live Sound Monitor Buying Guide
Studio Monitor Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Open/Closed Open
Fit Style Circumaural (Around the Ear)
Frequency Response 12Hz-39.5kHz
Impedance 120 ohms
Cable Type Straight
Cable Length 9.8'
Plug Size 1/8" (1/4" Adapter Included)
Weight .525 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number 2458X00100

Customer Reviews

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very natural

I'm a hobby guy and my only comparator is to AKG K240's. I liked the K240's but they seemed to smooth and bass heavy. My mixes were a bit harsh even in the car. I also noticed my bass was a tad thin in the car. These new cans are comfortable and I can pick out "issues" in my mix that I couldn't hear before. I think that I'm going to love listening for enjoyment also. I power them with my apogee duet which may not be enough power for some folks? I use a Shure SM7 and love tracking with these cans since the SM7 doesn't pick up ANY bleed. I can hear my questionable vocals in the mix while tracking which is probably unusual for open backs?? Like any piece of gear, I can't wait to really get to know these cans. To love them right out of the box is a great sign!! thx, mitch ( Tampa)

A no-brainer.

What can I say? AKG has been making superlative headphones for a long time. The K612's carry on that great legacy admirably. The sound is crystal clear, but not harsh. I can't wait to hear how they sound once burned in. The bass is there, not huge, but there. Bass-heads look elsewhere. The mids are phenomenal. I also own a pair of K240's and adore them. For $200, you get a lot of headphone. Build quality is top notch. Buy em!
Music background: Drummer, recording engineer, producer.

Pitchy problem solver

I've been struggling with singing using headphones, as they just didn't allow me to hear myself accurately. After years of using semi open and closed back headphones, I decided to give these pair of open backs a try, within a few minutes of using these bad boys my performance improved significantly.
Music background: Artist/Recording/Mixing Engineer

Simply Sublime

I just got these as an upgrade from my AKG K77. Absolutely the best reference headphones I have ever heard. So clear and pure, and comfortable. I highly recommend these as a "next" step up to pro gear. The price is right, and you cannot go wrong with the sound. Even the bass response is great. Also, Sweetwater is without a doubt the best online music retailer! Unbeatable customer service. I am very happy all the way around.
Music background: Home Studio Start Up

AKG K612 Pro

Great sound stage and localization. Extended frequency does matter and these cans have it. Extreme low and high frequency noise stay out of the audio band..... very clean sound. Excellent for post mixing and mastering. One caveat, 120 Ohm resistance make it almost impossible to drive from a computer. A USB headphone amplifier is needed.
Music background: DJ (on air} and live sound tech.
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