Product Type: AKG headphones
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Great Headphones... For the price
AKG K 450
Member Name: bstaylor97
AKG K 450
Date: 15/07/12, updated on 15/07/12 (112 review reads)
Advantages: Cheap, Crisp Sound
Disadvantages: Weak, Poor Bass
With these headphones you get what you expect. At the price I payed (£45) they are a fantastic pair of headphones. Fully equiped with a carry case, various cables and 3/4 jack they are definite value for money.
The sound is a good quality, is clear and crisp. You get what you expect really. On 'indie' songs the headphones are good, however on songs with strong bass, well, this is their downfall. These headphones definitely lack bass, this could be good or bad but I personally thing it is the latter. Another problem is the headphone 'band' itself. This appears to be made from not the strongest of materials, and could quite easily snap. You must definitely take care with these headphones.
The accessories that you receive with the headphones are very useful, especially the carry case. A unique, brilliant featur of these headphones is that they fold and the ear cups spin so that the headphones will fit in a carry case to be easily transported.
Also the packaging of the headphones is very nice, as you would expect from AKG? They come in a nice box with useful information on it with a general slick look.
Back to the headphons themselves, with a nice sound, although lacking bass they are great value for money. Bands such as The Kooks sound fabulous, however R & B is not so good. However I would recommend them for taking on holiday etc as if lost then you have not payed lots and also they have a old sound, blocking out background noise reasonably well.
That brings me on to another point, the ear cups are small, sitting on the ear, something I personally did not like and reduced the effectiveness of notice cancelling.
Overall great headphones for the price, but I would not pay the £150 they were when first released. If you have the money buy something else, if you want a cheap pair then here you are, go ahead.
Summary: Great Headphones for price
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