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AKG K518

alaTest has collected and analyzed 139 reviews of AKG K518. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. People really like the usability and durability. The price and design also get good reviews. Some have doubts about the bass quality and reliability, and reviews are divided on the comfort.

sound, design, price, durability, usability

portability, reliability, bass quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the AKG K518 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Jasmine France (

AKG K 518 LE review: AKG K 518 LE


AKG K 518 LE

The AKG K 518 LE headphones offer a stylish yet understated design, a secure fit, and balanced audio quality.

Not everyone will find the AKG K 518 LE headphones comfortable, and some songs sound overly muddy.

The AKG K 518 headphones are a good value for eclectic listeners who want a portable earphone that needn't be stuck into the ear.

Oct, 2009

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Harmann not AKG quality


I got the AKG 518 in exchange for my trusty AKG 451s which developed a fault and are no longer supported. I thought the 518 would be the closest match in performance for the price, how wrong could I be. They are obviously built to a lesser standard...


Aug, 2017

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Grest product excellent value for money


Bought these for my son who has hearing loss and couldnt believe the sound quality and stage that these deliver.Superb quality at an excellent price ......

friendly staff

Aug, 2017

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An excellent set of headphones at the price.


Good looking and sturdy construction . Comfortable to wear with surprisingly good sound quality.

folds away.

Jun, 2017

Consumer review (

Good Value for Money


I was looking for an inexpensive but decent quality set of headphones which I wouldn't mind letting the kids use, and for that purpose these are ideal. Great at keeping the background noise out which will be useful when using on a plane/train, but this...

price , overall sound quality , contruction

tight fit , short cable , heavy bass , carrying pouch is a bit of a tight fit

May, 2017

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Headset for bed


Comfortable effective headset to listen to radio in bed without keeping wife awake. Does exactly what I needed.

small comfortable good sound


Feb, 2017

Consumer review (

Decent for price


At £24 these are a pretty good purchase, the sound quality compares well with AKG phones still retailing at £50. However - curiously - the headband is tight for an adult male head, making them uncomfortable compared with other phones. Presumably this...

Jan, 2017

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Very bass-heavy sound - to the detriment of treble and middle


Bought to use with guitar amp for practice in house but have to adjust all tone controls due to the bass-heavy sound from these. Cannot wear for more than 5 minutes at a time because they are so tight! I have tried to stretch these as much as possible...

Jan, 2017

Consumer review (

Very tight fit


Excellent all round apart from fit, they are very tight and inflexible, I tried on two occasions to use them and each time session lasted 30 minutes. Hurt my ears. My grandaughter now has them.

Jan, 2017

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