AKG by Harman K619
King of the Club
When it comes to headphones, in addition to choosing one that matches your style or provides you the ease of convenience and portability, it’s also important to select a pair that delivers the kind of sound you want. That being said, if you enjoy music with heavy bass like dance, electronica, house or R&B, then you might want to consider the AKG K619 headset, which is seemingly designed for the club-going crowd.
Touted as a DJ-style professionalgrade headset, the K619 definitely lives up to the aesthetics. Despite being made of plastic, it is a solid piece of hardware with two overthe-ear cushioned foam cups. The thick headband is also padded, sturdy and most importantly foldable, offering easy storage in an accompanying pouch. On the headphones, there is a colored metal ring, which lends it a premium look and gives it some identity, so users can choose between a variety of shades including pink, red, orange, blue, green and black.
For connectivity, the K619 relies on a 3.5mm silver-plated stereo plug, although there is also a 6.3mm jack adapter included. An in-line microphone and volume control offers users the option of using this headset hands-free when connected to a smartphone, or even for gaming on a computer.
In terms of comfort, we find the ear pads on the K619 to be luxuriously soft without trapping heat around the ears; fitting snugly to provide great noise isolation. Wearing these cushioned headphones for extended periods didn’t feel uncomfortable at all, allowing us to enjoy quality sound for hours on end without discomfort. Besides muffling and keeping external sounds out, these closed back headphones also help keep the sound in, as we noted how there is almost no noticeable noise leakage, making it perfect for quieter environments like a library or in a office.
When we said that the K619 is built for bass-heavy music, we meant it. Dance and electronic tunes fare extremely well on these headphones as bass notes rumble deep without overpowering the higher treble and midrange frequencies. When tested with some classical operas, we were also impressed with the sound staging, which stands out to highlight its well-balanced handling of vocals and orchestra in the background. The result is an experience that you would come to expect from high-performance headphones, although we do feel that clarity of instruments could have been better on acoustic and jazz tracks, which have more detail in their sound. Even games and movies benefit from these versatile headphones, which bring out the best of the action.
In summary, the AKG K619 definitely lives up to its reputation as a professional-grade headset that everyone – not only club DJs – will love. Aesthetically pleasing, it looks good on the head and feels even better when worn, thanks to its strong padded build, which is comfortable and secure. Offering great well-balanced audio, the fact that it is also easy to store and transport makes this headset perfect for listening at your computer or while on the move.
These headphones can be folded for easy storage in a carrying bag