Today, we’ll be taking a quick look at the AKG M220 RED Pro Headphones in collaboration with Massdrop. Massdrop is a community-based driven, e-commerce platform that allow members to buy products at amazingly low prices. They often collaborate with other manufacturers to produce and sell “Massdrop” editions of the original product.
The AKG M220 is used by many professionals in the audio industry. Its design is inspired by the renowned AKG K240 Studio, and has been in use since 1972. In fact it’s still being actively used by many audio professionals around the world today.
>> Read the Chinese version of this review here <<
Founded in Vienna, Austria, in 1947, AKG quickly became one of the biggest players in the world of sound. Within months, it’s DYN series of microphones—manufactured by hand by a team of five—were being used in radio stations, theaters, and jazz clubs. The company launched its first headphones in 1949, and in the ‘70s, introduced the now legendary K140 model that would begin the evolution that would eventually lead to the M220.
Reference Sound, Comfortable Fit
Marked by clear highs and a solid bass presence, the M220 Pro’s reference sound signature offers a great baseline from which to compare other headphones as you build your collection. And even as that collection grows, these are sure to remain a favorite, with their circumaural fit and smooth matte finish. The ear cups are even mounted on gimbals with a two-axis rotation, which allows you to wear them in a variety of positions without sacrificing comfort or performance.
- Over-ear Design for Comfort and Semi-open Technology for solid bass and clear highs
- Circumaural, Semi-Open, Dynamic with Frequency Range 15Hz – 25kHz and Impedance 55 Ohms
- Sensitivity 91dB/mW (104dB/V) with Maximum Input Power 200mW and 9.8 ft (3m) OFC cable
- Main Connection: 3.5mm (1/8 inch) Gold-Plated Jack with 6.3mm (1/4 inch) adapter
- Work Best with iPad, iPod, iPhone, Android and many other audio devices
- Massdrop x AKG
- Principle: Semi-open
- Fit: Circumaural
- Driver unit: 30mm dynamic
- Frequency response: 15 Hz–25 kHz
- Impedance: 55 ohms
- Sensitivity: 91 dB/mW
- Power handling: 200 mW
- THD: < 0.25%
- Cable: 9.8 ft (3 m), straight, removable, 99.9% oxygen-free copper
- Connector: 1/8 in (3.5 mm)
- Weight without cable: 8.3 oz (235 g)
- 1/8–1/4 in (3.5–6.35 mm) adapter
- Manufacturer’s 2-year warranty
Box and Packaging
A Closer Look
Conclusion and Verdict
My overall listening experience was very good, the AKG M220 offers good audio quality with decent bass and a nice clear mid-range.
For only USD $49.99, you get everything expected from a high-end headphone. It’s built for long wearing sessions, so it’s incredibly light and comfortable, and comes with a headband that automatically adjusts to your head.
These headphones are also built to last, with replaceable ear cups and a detachable audio cable.
Since AKG is a professional equipment maker, you can expect the audio quality to be extremely clear, and it’s got a great soundstage that’s unmatched at this price range.
With nearly a perfect 5 star rating and over 4,000 sold to date, it’s a great value headphone to own. >> Read the Chinese version of this review here <<
If you want to get a comfortable, durable, and great sounding headphones at a really great price, then check out the AKG M220 for $49.99 on Massdrop.
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