AKG K141 by Wesma
The AKG K141 are semi-open studio monitoring headphones. I used these a lot when starting out with recording and mixing and for the price they are not terrible – nor great.
When I bought the 141’s I did not know much about audio engineering, I just needed headphones that were of higher quality than my old Walkman-phones. I did not want to spend a fortune on phones at that point so the AKG’s seemed like a good choice.
Now I am actually having a hard time finding a place for these headphones but I guess they could be useful to a DJ when cueing songs in a club or something. I do however like them just for listening to some tunes now and then and sometimes to check mixes for reference. I mean the sound is actually pretty nice.
The problem with these headphones that I have found is that they are really uncomfortable if you have them on for more than 2-3 hours which makes them awful for mixing (YMMV). There is way too much pressure on the ears. Also if you want to mix with these it is very easy to go crazy with the bass because the response is not great in the lows. So maybe they are more suitable for tracking? Well… as I stated earlier they are “semi-open” so they will let some sound out the back of the cans. So if you would try to record an intimate guitar take to a click (I have tried) you will get some serious problems.
If I could go back in time I would definitely save up for a better pair right away.