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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: 476 g
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  • Item model number: K 451
  • ASIN: B005LBQ7BY
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 13 Sep 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (573 customer reviews)
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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.


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    167 of 176 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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    65 of 71 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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    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By M UDDIN on 6 Feb 2014
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    I bought this because of the high rating it got and because these used to cost £100+ so I was expecting something amazing. In no way is the sound quality bad, it's just not as great as the hype in the reviews led me to believe. My diablo 3 gaming headset produce better sound quality than these and they cost around £30 more but they obviously are not suited for mobile devices whereas the AKG headset is. I compare the two headsets because I was expecting better sound quality from the AKG's. My only other slight criticism would be that they could be little bigger. After putting them on, they look too small on my ears and friends of mine share this same opinion even when they use the AKG headset. The AKG's do have a little sound leakage but i doubt it'll bother people around you unless you play your music on full blast. Don't expect any noise cancellation because you can clearly tell they were not designed to.

    If you want a headset for a mobile device with good sound quality and these are within your budget then, then I think the AKG headset is set at a fair price and a good option to consider.
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By MR D P POPE on 4 July 2014
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    I'm not really sure what all the fuss is about. These headphones are built nicely, come with a very nice travel case, and have a few cables which is useful.

    I have been using B&W C5 in ear headphones which do sound amazing but make my ears ache after a few hours. Thought I would get these for long plane journeys.

    Plugged into my iPhone, the same source as the C5s they sound OK. I wouldn't say they are terrible but they are by no means the best I have heard and not a patch on my C5s. I know the C5s are in ear and they cost more but the rave reviews I have read lead me to believe that these would sound much better than they do.

    I an happy to keep these, they feel comfortable and will suit their intended purpose. Also for £50 I do think they are good value, just don't expect stunning audio performance.

    (UPDATE)
    Been trying to burn these in to see if the sound improves. Also tried a number of sources and various music tracks, rock, pop, indie, acoustic, dance. My music tends to be directly from the apple store or iMatch. Tried many EQ settings (to me this is an indicator of poor sound if you have to fiddle with EQ to try and improve it!).

    The sound really is not that great. There are sometimes flashes of clarity but in general the sound is muddy and not well defined. I am very confused by the rave reviews on here, can only assume that the majority have not heard what can be achieved through good headphones.

    I have heard better on similarly priced headphones in the past. I really would not recommend these based on sound quality.
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