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AKG K451 High-Performance Foldable Mini Headset with In-Line Remote and Mic - Black

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  • Ideal for portable devices
  • In-line remote control and microphone
  • Two single-sided, detachable cables
  • Soft ear pads and light weight for maximum comfort
  • Unique 3D axis 2 folding mechanism for easy transport and storage

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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 18 x 25 cm ; 454 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 540 g
  • Item model number: K 451
  • ASIN: B005LBQ7BY
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 13 Sept. 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (738 customer reviews)

Product Description

Product Description

Take High Performance with You

Quality. Portability. Style. Those are the qualities that the AKG K451 foldable mini-headset is all about. The K451 connects to any MP3 player and can also be used to make hands-free calls. This update of the 2009 Red Dot Design Award winner is a must for anyone who is both in the know and on the go.

Features:

- Ideal for portable devices
- In-line remote control* and microphone*
- Two single-sided, detachable cables
- Soft ear pads and light weight for maximum comfort
- Unique 3D axis 2 folding mechanism for easy transport and storage

* Remote control and microphone supported by iPod Nano (4th generation and later), iPod classic (120GB/160GB), iPod Touch (2nd generation and later), iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad and iPad 2.

Remote control supported by iPod shuffle (3rd generation and later). May require latest software version on device.

Manufacturer's Description

  • Take High Performance with You

    Quality. Portability. Style. Those are the qualities that the AKG K451 foldable mini-headset is all about. The K451 connects to any MP3 player and can also be used to make hands-free calls. This update of the 2009 Red Dot Design Award winner is a must for anyone who is both in the know and on the go.

    Features:

    - Ideal for portable devices
    - In-line remote control* and microphone*
    - Two single-sided, detachable cables
    - Soft ear pads and light weight for maximum comfort
    - Unique 3D axis 2 folding mechanism for easy transport and storage

    * Remote control and microphone supported by iPod Nano (4th generation and later), iPod classic (120GB/160GB), iPod Touch (2nd generation and later), iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad and iPad 2.

    Remote control supported by iPod shuffle (3rd generation and later). May require latest software version on device.


  • From the Manufacturer

    The result of more than 60 years of expertise in the field, working side by side with music professionals. Inspiring AKG sound for your ears only.

    Designed to be used with iOS devices.

    A 3D-Axis folding mechanism provides the highest level of portability and storage.

    Conceived and equipped to satisfy the needs of those with on-the-go lifestyles.


    Model K451BLK On the Go Mini

    High-performance foldable on-ear headphones with inline microphone and remote.

    On-ear

    Signature sound

    Wired

    1.20 m cable

    What's in the box:

    • 1 pair of AKG K 451 BLACK
    • 2 cables supplied; Straight and inline remote with microphone made for iPhone
    • AKG warranty card

    High-Performance

    Foldable


    Customer Questions & Answers

    Customer Reviews

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews

    220 of 231 people found the following review helpful By Steve on 13 Jan. 2013
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    After wearing my last pair of ill fitting (and expensive) in ear headphones (used in ear for many years) spent ages looking around for a decent pair of over ear headphones that would not make a man of 50+ look like some rather decrepid DJ. After trying many in store and looking at the net I found a review for these on 'What Hi-fi' which gave them their Product of the Year. At around the £75 mark I decided, after looking at pairs over £300, they were probably worth a shot without finding a pair to try on cost alone and hoped they would be half decent.

    Plugged then in Xmas day, chose a suitably testing track and I was hooked. The frequency range of the headphones is what I find amazing - everything is there and with plenty of umph too. Suddenly, new aspects of music become audible for the first time and the songs can be rediscovered in all of their glory.

    The headphones are very confortale even after a good few hours of listening, ideal for my smartphone, come with detachable headphone only lead and seperate headphone / phone lead with mic and a great hard case which the headphone fold rather nattily into. 6.3mm adapter included.

    Don't usually write reviews but decided I should as I always find they help me in my decision making. I am sure there would be those that prefer other makes and models: all I know is that these are the best headphones I have ever possessed and for a fraction of what I was going to pay!
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    80 of 88 people found the following review helpful By Jonathan89 on 10 Jan. 2013
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    These headphone are incredible.

    Build Quality

    The build of these headphones is very good considering the price. Previously I have had many headphones from Sennheiser and I would say these are comparable to the mid-premium ranges in terms of quality. The fit is comfortable for up to an hour or so of listening to music. The case is well made and feels like it's going to protect these for years to come.

    Sound Quality

    The sound quality is fantastic for on-ear headphones. It is un-coloured and clear. Considering these are not in-ear or over ear, the base is measured and sounds strong but natural. The frequency range is distinct with highs and lows discernible and crackle free. One small criticism would be noise isolation and also wind noise. When on loud public transport these headphones can get slightly drowned out by the background. Also, in strong wind, the headphones have a tenancy to whistle - amplifying the wind noise. If you're going to come up against gale force winds regularly, pick yourself some over the ear headphones instead.

    Hands-free:

    For anyone using an Android phone, I can confirm that on my phone (Samsung Galaxy Nexus), the microphone for hands-free calls works. Also, the play/pause button on the remote works when the phone is unlocked. Volume controls don't work, I think these are just for iOSO devices. Call quality is very good and I found that the recipient can hear you very clearly - apart from in windy conditions.

    Final verdict:

    For the money, these are a bargain. I've had worse headphones costing twice as much.
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    12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Dan on 6 Dec. 2014
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    **For those that don't want to read the waffle, I've made a list of pros and cons at the bottom.**

    First off, the main selling point for me with these headphones was the detachable cable as breaking the cable is the way every single pair of headphones I have ever owned have broken. I have to say the detachable cable is very useful as it makes it much easier to fold up the headphones. Was also pleasantly surprised to see that it came with two cables. A quick warning: ONLY THE PLAY/PAUSE BUTTON WORKS WITH ANDROID. Was disappointed that the first cable broke after only a few weeks.

    The second thing to take into account is the size. These headphones are quite small, with the pads only just covering my ears but the major advantage of this is that when folded up I can actually fit them in my coat pocket. However, I don't have a larger than average head but found that fully extended they only just fit on my head. The build quality is nice, with a good plastic used throughout the set, will stay nice and looking brand new for a long time, especially if you keep them in the supplied carry case.

    I'm no audiophile but the audio quality of these headphones is very good for my use. It seems very balanced with a lot less bass amplification than a pair of Beats so they sound good with a much larger variety of music. I'm also glad to say that there is little to no noise leakage to the surrounding world. They aren't noise cancelling so I wasn't expecting much but they can isolate out a bit of outside noise, leaving enough so you know what's going on around you.

    Overall: A great buy ESPECIALLY if you commute a lot, the compact size and lack of noise leakage are brilliant.
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Glads on 22 Feb. 2015
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    For the right kind of listener these are probably one of the audio bargains of the decade. But don't take all those 5 star reviews online at face value, because these might not be for you.

    I've listened to a number of these now and they seem to be built remarkably consistently and, importantly, solidly. Even the skinny cables seem to be well soldered. In my humble opinion you'd be unlucky to buy a duff pair - from Amazon, at least. They're comfortable, too, and the headband tension seems to be well judged in terms of maintaining a good fix on your head without creating a headache risk.

    The potential problem is the sound. Not in the mid-range, though, which is tight and well defined. No problem with the bass either - if you like plenty of it. There's way more low frequency punch than the average little pair of on-ears would muster and, importantly, it is well honed. The difficulty comes at the top end, which rolls off surprisingly early in my view and upsets the balance of these cans a little too much. Great for taking the edge off poorer quality MP3s but a bit of a let-down if your digital media is well encoded. The trouble is that the shortage of crystal clear treble tends to make the sound veiled and just a little bit thick.

    To sum up, if your priorities are power and energy then buy these. You might very well fall in love with them. But if you like your power served with precision then find a way of auditioning them first.
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