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AKG K315 review

These AKG budget buds are cheap enough, but they don't do enough right to make them an obvious upgrade Tested at £20.00

Our Verdict

Affordable, but the AKGs don’t do enough to make themselves a no-brainer upgrade


  • Cheap enough, comfortable, good tonal balance


  • Pretty much everything else

When it comes to in-ear headphones, not every one likes a little bud burrowing into their ear.

These affordable AKGs simply nestle in your ear. The downside is that you aren't isolated from outside noise as well and bass notes aren't as taut or clear as they could be.

They're also not the final word in terms of dynamics or resolution, although the overall tonal balance is inoffensive enough.

This can't gloss over the fact that the 315s sound very average.

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General Information

Manufacturer Website Address
Brand NameHarman
Product SeriesK
Product TypeEarphone
ManufacturerHarman International Industries, Inc
Manufacturer Part NumberK315BLK
Product NameAKG K315
Product ModelK 315

Technical Information

Sound ModeStereo
Minimum Frequency Response17 Hz
Connector PlatingGold Plated
Connectivity TechnologyWired
Impedance32 Ohm
Cable Length1 m
Maximum Frequency Response23 kHz


Package Contents
  • K 315 Stereo Earphone
  • Carrying Pouch


Earpiece DesignEarbud
Earpiece TypeBinaural

Physical Characteristics

Form FactorOpen
Weight Approximate5 g
ColourPebble Black


Host InterfaceMini-phone