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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 (601 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.


  • Customer Questions & Answers

    Customer Reviews

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews

    176 of 185 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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    7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Deepak on 10 Sep 2014
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    I purchased this pair of headphones after my Sennheiser HD 202 stopped working recently. The Sennheiser HD 202 was slightly cheaper than the AKG K451. Since the AKG K451 was priced at a little more, I believed that it should have more to offer. A friend of mine used the AKG K451 for a year and had some good things to say. This was a motivation for me to try it out.

    On purchasing the product, my assessment is that although the sound quality is comparable to the Sennheiser HD 202, its build quality is really flimsy. It does fit snugly and is comfortable on the ear when worn for long hours, but the actual problem ironically is its ability to fold away into a compact piece. After three days of use, I already find that the joints feel a little loose. The plastic used in the build is not very impressive.

    If you are thinking of buying this product, do not be fooled by the fact that it was initially priced at over 100 pounds, but is now going for around 50. This is probably because it is really worth just 50 pounds or actually less.
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    5 of 5 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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    68 of 74 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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