"Sonically, the K872s are one of very few pairs of closed-back 'phones I've heard that can hold their own against the top bracket of open-backed models; and unlike any open-backed design, they combine good sonic performance with excellent comfort and impressive isolation."

SOS K872

The AKG K872 master reference closed-back headphones provide unprecedented accuracy and comfort in production and live sound engineering environments.  They are reviewed in the new issue of Sound On Sound magazine and are praised for being “very comfortable”, offering “remarkably good isolation”, being “easy to drive, with a clean crisp detailed sound” and having an "attractive design”.

“...the extent to which they cut out background noise is pretty extraordinary. I'd go as far as to say that they offer the best isolation of any high-end studio headphones I've tried, while being among the most comfortable to wear, which is no mean feat."

"Those who know and like the open-backed K-series 'phones will find all of their positive qualities present and correct here, too. The top end is definitely on the present side of neutral, but feels smooth and relaxed, without any obvious peaks or resonances that could prove misleading at mixdown. The bass is not exaggerated at all, but is impressively clean and precise, making it easy to differentiate pitched subs from unpitched thumps, and wanted noises from unwanted rumbles."

"Arguably, they actually improve on AKG's open-backed models in terms of their stereo imaging, which seems a touch more natural and less artificially wide. They also seemed to present musical dynamics in a more expansive and open way than most of the closed-back 'phones I compared them with."

"If performance is more important than budget and you need to spend long hours editing in a noisy environment, recording sound on location, or making critical decisions about audio without disturbing others, the K872s should be right at the top of your shortlist."

The full review can be found in the July issue of Sound On Sound magazine on sale now.  The AKG K872 headphones are also available now priced at £1099 RRP inc VAT.  For more information please click here.

AKG by HARMAN is distributed in the UK and ROI by Sound Technology Ltd. For more information please call Sound Technology Ltd on 01462 480000 or visit www.soundtech.co.uk/akg.