Closed-back headphones


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Style, comfort, quality

Your music rocks - make sure you hear every detail with the AKG K52 over-ear, closed back headphones. Professional-grade 40mm drivers reveal even the subtlest nuances, so you can be confident your mix will translate accurately on any system. Whether you’re monitoring vocals or tracking a bass line, the self-adjusting headband and lightweight design will provide hours of comfort. Designed by the company whose mics and headphones have helped create some of the world’s most iconic recordings, the durable K52 headphones deliver great sound wherever your music takes you.

Item# 3169H00010

General Specifications

Headphone type closed-back
Max. Input Power 200 mW
Audio frequency bandwidth 18 - 20000 Hz
Sensitivity headphones 110 dB SPL/V
Rated Impedance 32 Ohms
Earpads Leatherette
Detachable cable no
Cable Length 2.5 m
Earpads replaceable yes
Foldable no
Cup style Closed


Net Weight 200 g


Finish matte black

Audio Interface

Type Convertible Jack Combo (1/4" and 1/8")
Gender Male
Contacts 3 - Tip Ring Sleeve


Fixed Yes

Wearing Style

Over-ear Yes


Studio Mixing Yes
Studio Monitoring Yes
Hi-Fi Listening Yes
Mobile Devices Yes


Not foldable Yes

Cup Style

Closed-back Yes
  • 1 x K52 Headphones
  • 1 x Snap-on 3.5 mm (1/8-inch)-to-6.3 mm (1/4-inch) Adaptor

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K52 is rated 3.1 out of 5 by 11.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features! Great sound! These cans surprised me. Ideal for studio, with everything in the right place, very detailed, with good bass and comfortable. It was no wonder that Superlux based its Superlux HD681 on this handset! Grade 10!
Date published: 2018-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Balanced audio I love these cans for listening to music on my Samsung Note 9 phone. Excellent audio representation.
Date published: 2018-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best in Sound Quality Best in Sound Quality to best price ..............
Date published: 2017-12-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice price Nice headphones These are Very Nice headphones, you really hear with them. My Godfather has had these for Years.
Date published: 2017-10-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fairly good but broke quickly Sound is great, but the right headphone went in and out often when I first got it. Wiggling the wire worked for a while, but now the right headphone doesn't work at all.
Date published: 2018-09-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Right side failed after gentle use in home studio They sounded nice enough for the short amount of time they lasted... Irritated and disappointed...
Date published: 2018-09-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Right Ear Stopped working Just after 4 months of purchase the right side of the headphone stopped working. I purchased it in Europe and currently in India, When I called the AKG call center in India they told that there is no way they can fix it.
Date published: 2018-08-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrible Failure I just buy this headphones and the right ear doesn´t work at all, in fact i can´t see any conection, really bad
Date published: 2018-03-06
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I can't seem to find replacement earpads for K52,even on ebay,but there are a lot of earpads for other models.What other models can I use?Maybe the K72/92 ones?I also wouldn't mind them to be thicker and a bit softwer.Any recommendations?Best regards.

Asked by: Atrax_404
We would like to work with you directly to help with your inquiry. I see that you are located in Croatia. Please submit a case request at https://eu.jbl.com/support-contact.html and the Customer Service Team will be more than happy to assist you.
Answered by: Steve S
Date published: 2018-07-13

does microphone is included?

Asked by: emrebighead
K52s don't have a microphone included.
Answered by: Atrax_404
Date published: 2018-03-08

Is the cord detachable?

Asked by: Jeff
the k72's is.
Answered by: ricardex0
Date published: 2018-10-13

Regarding the included sheet (China-RoHS Declaration) which said that Pb/lead levels were over the relevant threshold of SJ/T11363-2006 standard: does that refer to the internal components or anything that comes into contact during use? Thank you.

Asked by: epsom

hey guys what earpads can i use to replace the stock k52's i needs something deeper for my ears

Asked by: n0rsey

On mine the left driver something buzzes at certain frequencies and distorts. I've taken the covers off and there's a plastic sheet over the driver which could be causing this. It doesn't happen with the right driver.Left driver seems out of alignment too

Asked by: EHeath
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