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AKG K451 High-Performance Foldable Portable Mini Soft Cushioned Headphones with In-Line Volume Remote and Microphone Compatible with iOS Apple Devices - Black

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4.5 out of 5 stars 1,167 customer reviews
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  • 2009 Red Dot Design Award winner
  • Super soft ear pads
  • Closed-back, lightweight design
  • Blocks out most ambient noise
  • Fold away flat into a hard carrying case for easy portability and protection

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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 18 x 25 cm ; 454 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 481 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 (1,167 customer reviews)
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Product Description

Product Description

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

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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  • From the Manufacturer

    High-Performance

    Foldable


    Customer Reviews

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    Verified Purchase
    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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    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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    I ordered these to replace an ageing budget pair of Klipsch in ear earphones, mainly for outdoor use etc. I have other headphones for indoor use.

    The good:-
    Well made, neat folding with smart case, high sensitivity so plenty of volume with mobile devices, fairly comfortable and look cool.

    The bad:-
    The sound is just not up to the mark. While they are bright and punchy this very quickly became harsh and tiresome. Further close comparison showed the sound to me lacking in any bass and the sound has a metallic edge to it. The soundstage was non existent even considering they are an on ear closed design.

    In summery it's hard to recommend these even at this price, how they ever sold for £120 is a mystery. I have given mine away as I really can't think of an occasion I would live with the sound, so it's back to the Klipsch's for gardening for now.
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    Nice headphone...have 2 lines, one for iphone and one for other phones and laptops....very useful...
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    Bought as a present for my husband - I could not have worn them as they are too tight for me - just as well his head is a bit smaller than mine! The sound quality is excellent and there is not too much leakage either. Good value for money if your head is on the smaller side.
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    Loads of people have recommended these headphones to me, they are No.1 on plenty of Tech top 10 headphone lists too, as a result I took the plunge after breaking my fantastic wireless Sennheisers (It must be said these are less than half the price of the sennheisers). Anyway, Amazon shipped these promptly, they come in good packaging with a carry case which was a nice touch, the build quality is good and straight out of the box the impressions are good. I have a big head, these fit because they are extendable, it takes me a while to get them comfy though, they certainly are not as comfy as much more expensive headphones but thats expected I guess. That said they are not bad, I have them on now after about 2 hours and they are fine if a little hot. Sound quality is good across a range of music genres, I find them a touch bassy if im honest, not terribly but a touch more than I would normally have them. The cable is not particularly long either at 1.2 m (sounds long but if your p.c is on the floor it doesnt give you much moving room). Overall a 4/5 for me as they are perfectly fine and clearly excellent value. But you can get better if you go for more expensive sennheisers. Which probably doesnt surprise anyone. Id buy these again, great value.
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