The AKG K872 headphone is the best accessory of 2017, being a closed-back variant of the AKG K812. Being open backed allows the listener to experience a wider mix, but these K872s let you hear every detail. This makes it the better option for accurate mixing and pinpointing mistakes. Just don’t listen to MP3 files on them, you’ll hear every issue with that format. The runner up for 2017 is the GIK Acoustics Alpha panel, which will allow you to balance your room even with limited space.
- This year’s best music-making accessory, hands-down, is Contact Sound Technology’s AKG K872 Headphones.
- The AKG K872 headphones deliver comfort and pin-sharp accuracy for a retail price of only £1,500.
- These closed-back headphones allow you to hear every minute detail, which is perfect for precision mixing.
“The closed-back K872 experience is somewhat harsher in terms of accuracy – nothing escapes, so you hear the minute detail – meaning these are probably the better options for precision mixing.”