AKG K 518 LE review: AKG K 518 LE

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CNET Editors' Rating

3.5 stars Very good
  • Overall: 7.0
  • Design: 7.0
  • Features: 7.0
  • Performance: 7.0
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The Good The AKG K 518 LE headphones offer a stylish yet understated design, a secure fit, and balanced audio quality.

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

The Bottom Line 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.

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MP3 players may be losing market share to music phones, but one thing is certain: portable audio isn't going anywhere. And to enjoy it to the fullest, you need some decent headphones. Of course, not everyone likes pushing earbuds into their ears, which is where the still-compact on-ear headphone comes in. One such set is the AKG K 518 LE, which retails for $139 and offers a sleek design and balanced audio quality.

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Quick Specifications See All

  • Release date Jul. 15, 2009
  • Color yellow
  • Weight 5.3 oz
  • Sound Output Mode stereo
  • Additional Features foldable
  • Type headphones
  • Headphones Form Factor ear-cup