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AKG Q460 Mini On Ear Headphones Quincy Jones Signature Line by Review Summary ,  Sep 14, 2015

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AKG Q460 Mini On Ear Headphones, Quincy Jones Signature Line
Report Date: 01/03/2016
Based on 239 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.1
Returned or considering to return: 5.9%

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Individual Feature Rating
Portable5.0   above average
Listening4.7   above average
Range4.7   above average
Fit4.6   above average
Music4.6   above average
Size4.6   above average
Travel4.6   average
Design4.5   above average
Price4.4   average
Comfortable4.3   below average
Quality4.3   average
Sound4.3   average
Audio4.2   average
iPhone3.9   average
Microphone3.5   below average
Noise3.4   below average
Cable3.0   below average


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Audio

Audio:
"I only just unboxed them, so they might break in, but so far: listening to a FLAC copy of Arvo Part through my HTC one XL with winamp pro, eq neutral and 'beats' audio disabled, there isn't a great sense of space sound stage, considering the recording was done in a large cathedral this is a failing."
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"Up until that point the audio was great, i am very disappointed by the quality of this product."
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"Okay, so it has the best sound or audio."
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"Highly recommended for the audio enthusiast."
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"I can use them for Netflix, spoken word audio, and music and they work great on them all."
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"Best audio quality of any over-head headphones I've ever owned by far... and I've owned alot of headphones."
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"The audio is amazing, but I don't think anyone should buy these headphones offline."
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Cable

Cable:
"Only thing I am not too happy, or uncertain, about is the supplied cord cable, which is 99.99% oxygen-free, but really thine and, possibly, somewhat flimsy."
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"AKG customer service was not great and the replacement was very hard to organise (I live in Australia) so I ended up buying a new pair only to find that one month later the cable was faulty again."
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"I probably used them daily for about 6 months until the mic died then the problems with the cable followed affecting sound quality and lessening the listening experience."
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"The One Star Loss:My two complaints are that the 'normal' headphone cable is very short and that the design can become uncomfortable to wear after an extended period of time."
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"I can wear them for hours without too much discomfort (I just get a bit hot on the ears eventually - but less so than most other headphones I've had).The chord length is perfect for keeping a device in your pocket (it's surprising how annoying a too-long cable can be), and the inline remote doesn't get in the way (like my old sennheiser px200s did)."
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"Only thing I am not too happy, or uncertain, about is the supplied cord cable, which is 99.99% oxygen-free, but really thine and, possibly, somewhat flimsy."
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"The case and extension cables as well as the iPhone microphone option only add to the value."
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"I liked how they come with a replacement cord in case the first one wears out."
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"I was able to find replacement cables on ebay - either stock or aftermarket for around $13 each including shipping."
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Comfortable

Comfortable:
"Comfortable ear pads cause discomfort after approx."
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"I had worried from some of the reviews that I read that these would not be comfortable, but I am not finding that to be the case."
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"Old and original review:About comfort, at first I was a little scared since the ear pads looked really small, but they fit just nice."
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"They have always been a half measure, a mix of portability, comfort, and SQ while not being the best at really anything."
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"The portability does mean that the actual ear piece is smaller than the larger headphones and thus both less comfortable and not as well equipped to block out other sounds (but again, FAR superior to earbuds!"
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"They are comfortable and sound great and the in line mic for an iPhone works really well."
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"I bought these headphones in November 2014, when i got them i liked the design not too big on my ears very comfortable with a very hard case to store them in."
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"I didnt know what to expect from these little tings but they are the most comfortable and nice sounding headphones I've ever owned."
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"Now my music sounds great, and it's comfortable as well."
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"comfortable , nice looking ."
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Cord

Cord:
"The cords are from high quality, but they have a little drawback... it comes with one with a mic, which you may end up using for everything because the normal cord is way to short, it is just long enough to put your iPod or cellphone on your shirt pocket or maybe on some of those arm clips for jogging gym, only then the size becomes a plus since you will not have excess of cord hanging around, I don't use them that way, so for me it's a drawback."
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"But all the other reviewers are right when they mention the very short cords that can be a small problem."
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"My only complaint is the length of the cords."
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"The only problem is, both cords have shorts and I have no idea how to get a replacement."
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"The problem had been with the cords."
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"Replacement cords are readily available so it might be a clever marketing ploy."
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"The case is nice (K404 I had came with a pouch), the different cords are real nice--but they are way too short."
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"For example, many headphones now have cords that work well with i-Pods."
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"I find removable cords a nice convenience for storage and travel."
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"They come with two detachable cords of different lengths, nice because they're easily replaceable if they should fray or break."
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Design

Design:
"with good feeling, clear high and bass feel the music surround to you, with metal arch provide strong support, the replaceable wire design is good for broken, and it suit Iphone perfectly."
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"The One Star Loss:My two complaints are that the 'normal' headphone cable is very short and that the design can become uncomfortable to wear after an extended period of time."
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"I bought these headphones in November 2014, when i got them i liked the design not too big on my ears very comfortable with a very hard case to store them in."
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"I travel a lot and they are really useful i can use for Skype, calling etc they fit everywhere also in pockets, nice design."
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"Extremely compact design is nice for travel."
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"with good feeling, clear high and bass feel the music surround to you, with metal arch provide strong support, the replaceable wire design is good for broken, and it suit Iphone perfectly."
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"Design:Appear to be quite durable if handled carefully,the only thing worrying may be the plastic 3-D axis hinges,that are known to cause problems on other,cheaper AKGs."
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Fit

Fit:
"The headphones don't fit good enough for a decent sound."
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"The only reason this product lost a star on my quality of product was because they're not good at noise canceling and the headphones barely fit around my head when i use it with my hat (i wear 7 1 2 hats)."
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"They fold up nicely and fit in the small travel case great."
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"The Fit on one's head is quite comfortable and doesn't cause any stress if positioned correctly."
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"I travel a lot and they are really useful i can use for Skype, calling etc they fit everywhere also in pockets, nice design."
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"cool headphones , fit well and good sound range"
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"I use it in gym and also marathon and it fits really good."
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Listening

Listening:
"As a young man, I always had a pair around for late night listening or when my neighbor might complain."
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"I introduced Q460 for my friends and he feel comfortable to use it listening music on his android phone."
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"I'm an audible fan so do not go a day without listening to books and I have been looking for good quality headphones that were also non bulky to carry around."
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"Happy music listening ;)"
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"the quality of listening is good to, it is real worth."
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"I don't think my review will do much good for people, especially because sound is all a matter of preference, but I think getting my thoughts out there by being as honest as possible and having readers interpret my words the best they can is the only option for the betterment of your shopping and listening experience."
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Microphone

Microphone:
"I probably used them daily for about 6 months until the mic died then the problems with the cable followed affecting sound quality and lessening the listening experience."
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"The cords are from high quality, but they have a little drawback... it comes with one with a mic, which you may end up using for everything because the normal cord is way to short, it is just long enough to put your iPod or cellphone on your shirt pocket or maybe on some of those arm clips for jogging gym, only then the size becomes a plus since you will not have excess of cord hanging around, I don't use them that way, so for me it's a drawback."
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"Negatives:Cable with no microphone is way too short."
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"The mic for the iphone broke on mine in less than a year."
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"the mic gets annoying sometimes as it rubs against your shirt and makes a rustling noise."
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"AKG makes the best mic's so why not the best headphones? "
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"They are comfortable and sound great and the in line mic for an iPhone works really well."
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"The case and extension cables as well as the iPhone microphone option only add to the value."
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"Premium case,jack adapter, and 2 lengths of oxygen free cables with gold plated jacks included,one of which has an Apple compatible remote with mic."
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"The mic is also quite good and the buttons easy to press when trying to change song of change the volume."
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"It's also nice that these headphones have a built in microphone for quick calls that come in while listening to music."
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Music

Music:
"However it performs great with hip hop, some dubstep, and house music, It fails considerably with any rock or alternative (a large part of my library)."
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"Without a decent amount of burn time, the music will sound a bit muffled due to a lack of treble, but once you really start using these and burn them in well, they start to sound extremely good."
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"Since the AKG Q60's still failed to bring brilliance and luster to the music, I turned on the treble boost."
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"If you care about hearing the music as it was recorded and produced, then this is a definite winner! "
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"Good sound quality, for all kind of music, strong bass, comfortable."
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"I introduced Q460 for my friends and he feel comfortable to use it listening music on his android phone."
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"with good feeling, clear high and bass feel the music surround to you, with metal arch provide strong support, the replaceable wire design is good for broken, and it suit Iphone perfectly."
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"Now 2 1 2 years later and lots of great music in between I can attest to the quality of the sound and the ruggedness durability of the material."
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Noise

Noise:
"Noise cancelling is not super good but still okay"
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"In my experience they either press too hard on the ears to isolate outside noise, causing pain, or they are too loose and let in annoying outside noise."
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"The only reason this product lost a star on my quality of product was because they're not good at noise canceling and the headphones barely fit around my head when i use it with my hat (i wear 7 1 2 hats)."
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"They weren't sonically great but they did work well keeping airplane noise out."
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"Sound isolation isn't great, I can still hear cars or loud noises around, but for headphones that are not positioned as noise cancelling the noise isolation is still pretty good, as expected."
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"The color is beautiful but there are still have some out noise you can hear."
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"Bottom line:I do recommend these headphones if you have an ample musical tase and need good looking and portable headphones that deliver good quality sound with just a descent noise isolation."
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"Great bass & treble, noise cancelling, light-weight and a convenient storage case."
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"Plus they block out other noise perfectly."
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"- Loudest sound output with low noise, decent Bass & Mid-range thanks to its 40mm drive (usually found in larger-sized headphones).- Best external noise isolation thanks to its closed-back design & 40mm drive (not to be confused with active noise-cancellation found in the Monster pair)."
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Portable

Portable:
"So nice crisp sound and highly portable."
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"A nice portable headphone."
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"Summary:Although discerning audiophiles may find some faults in their sound reproduction,I strongly recommend these great headphones for portable use,I doubt there is anything even close to them out there at this price point."
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"Overall I'm quite happy with these headphones and would gladly recommend them to those looking for a well built, pleasant sounding set of portable cans."
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"These headphones are VERY easy to drive, so portable media players should have no problem getting the most out of the drivers."
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Price

Price:
"Sound reproduction is obviously not as great as headphones of three times the price tag, but for the sale price, the Q460s are a good commuting headphone."
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"but I checked, and it's just the way they're made, from stiff, cheap plastic that results in this horrible product."
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"The performance of this headphone is just ok and no advantages and disadvantages comparing with other headphones at similar price."
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"At $87.00 they're ok, but at the usual price of $159.00 or more, I'd be pretty upset with them."
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"This assembly is very cheap and flimsy."
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"They deliver a great product at an affordable price."
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"I ranked this product with 4 starts because plastic looks and feels cheap (only perception)Overall, I recomend this product"
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"One of the best balanced sound headphones at (with some exaggeration) any price, let alone same price group."
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"Very nice sound, seems like very good quality for the price."
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Quality

Quality:
"I probably used them daily for about 6 months until the mic died then the problems with the cable followed affecting sound quality and lessening the listening experience."
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"The cords are from high quality, but they have a little drawback... it comes with one with a mic, which you may end up using for everything because the normal cord is way to short, it is just long enough to put your iPod or cellphone on your shirt pocket or maybe on some of those arm clips for jogging gym, only then the size becomes a plus since you will not have excess of cord hanging around, I don't use them that way, so for me it's a drawback."
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"I purchased seven pairs of various headphones before these and was always disappointed in the sound quality."
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"Cons:The sound quality seems to be nice so far, but not that great of quality as I would expect."
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"P5 failed at Electronic, Dance, and Country).- Build quality although the B&W; were also very good."
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"Very good sound quality and convenient to fold and store."
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"Just got my Q460, I also have beats solo 2 and bose sound ture, among all the on ear headphone, Q460 clearly have the best sound quality over other on ear headphone within this price range."
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"It was good sound quality."
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"Great quality sound and sits comfortably for quite a few hours ."
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"The sound quality is amazing, these are definitely comparable if not better than beats headphones."
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Range

Range:
"It is full and rich, has nice range and picks up nuances missed by many of the others."
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"At max power volume, mid range will lead, however, in this situation a good EQ will solve the issue."
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"Clean sound has an nice clear range."
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"cool headphones , fit well and good sound range"
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"It is full and rich, has nice range and picks up nuances missed by many of the others."
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"Cool on head, with the Q, unbeatable in its range."
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Size

Size:
"But all the other reviewers are right when they mention the very short cords that can be a small problem."
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"It is very hard to find a headphone in that size can replay that great bass and very open sound stage."
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"Unfortunately, they are small and tight on my average sized features, but also I didn't realize that all these Quincy headsets come with a bright lime green cable."
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"They fold up nicely and fit in the small travel case great."
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"Bought these overseas in 2011 - was in a rush - needed some decent quality but small headphones."
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"Small enough to stash away, large and clear enough sound so you can get away! "
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"They block out ambient sound really well given their small size."
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"They sound good: small headphones tend to be more treble-y than you'd like, and this is true on these too, but less than others I tried."
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Sound

Sound:
"Sound reproduction is obviously not as great as headphones of three times the price tag, but for the sale price, the Q460s are a good commuting headphone."
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"I probably used them daily for about 6 months until the mic died then the problems with the cable followed affecting sound quality and lessening the listening experience."
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"Summary:Although discerning audiophiles may find some faults in their sound reproduction,I strongly recommend these great headphones for portable use,I doubt there is anything even close to them out there at this price point."
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"I was starting to see the Beats by Dre headphones everywhere and was disappointed to read reviews of how bad the sound was in addition to how fragile they were."
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"-The inline mic:It has a small and bearly perceivable hizz sound, and is not as clear as a dedicated headset."
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"they have great sound and the ear cushion is soft, which is a huge complaint i have about my v-modas."
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"Crisp, Clear and have a really nice sound."
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"Very good sound quality and convenient to fold and store."
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"Just got my Q460, I also have beats solo 2 and bose sound ture, among all the on ear headphone, Q460 clearly have the best sound quality over other on ear headphone within this price range."
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"It was good sound quality."
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"Great sound in a compact headphone."
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Travel

Travel:
"Although these can sound excellent and obviously travel well, I find them uncomfortable to wear."
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"They fold up nicely and fit in the small travel case great."
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"Extremely compact design is nice for travel."
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"The mini headphones are the perfect travel partner where full sized headphones would be cumbersome to pack."
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"These were the best travel headphones I could find."
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"Pros:They are excellent for travel."
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iPhone

iPhone:
"with good feeling, clear high and bass feel the music surround to you, with metal arch provide strong support, the replaceable wire design is good for broken, and it suit Iphone perfectly."
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"I've gotten over the sound problem and am very happy I kept these because of the iphone integration."
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"Initially very disappointed with this headset but ultimately decided to keep them for Iphone reasons and I'm pretty happy."
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"The mic for the iphone broke on mine in less than a year."
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"They are comfortable and sound great and the in line mic for an iPhone works really well."
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"The case and extension cables as well as the iPhone microphone option only add to the value."
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"with good feeling, clear high and bass feel the music surround to you, with metal arch provide strong support, the replaceable wire design is good for broken, and it suit Iphone perfectly."
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"It works well with Iphone."
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"I am using the iPhone compatible cord at the moment, since it's the longest."
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