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AKG K450 Premium Foldable Headphone by Review Summary ,  Aug 21, 2015

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AKG K450 Premium Foldable Headphone
Report Date: 12/16/2015
Based on 82 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.0
Returned or considering to return: 3.7%

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Individual Feature Rating
Price4.8   above average
Portable4.7   average
Quality4.4   average
Headphone4.2   average
Sound4.2   average
Comfortable4.1   below average
Noise3.3   below average
Cable2.3   mediocre


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Cable

Cable:
"I initially gave these headphones a 5 star review but am changing to 1 star after my 4th replacement cable crapped out after only having owned these headphones for just over a year, i can't afford to keep buying replacement cables no matter how good these headphones are, i dunno maybe i just got a dodgy pair but the problem with buying online and not living in US is i can't claim warranty."
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"Its a shame i love these headphones but the pathetic inferior cables render them useless, i am not a happy customer."
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"One thing not happy is the cord."
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"Unfortunately, about a week ago the cable shorted somewhere inside the headphones and the right channel is gone."
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"FOR A SINGLE THIN CRAPPY PROPRIETARY CABLE."
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"Well, The sound is fine for my family's use but one of the thin little cables already broke and you can't get them on their web site or anywhere on the web except Ebay from China."
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"The cables that came with the headphones where also very thin and shoddy in quality - it is very puzzling that they would ship this otherwise excellent set of headphones with too short and substandard cables."
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"These headphones are amazing for sound quality they're the best i've ever heard but they are let down by the inferior cables."
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"You'll listen to every detail in your songs and games as well;CONs- The cord could be a bit longer."
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"The sound is good(especially in this price level)K450 is almost the best headphone among headphones in $100The headphone cable is thin."
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"This is a shame because the detachable cord, excellent fold design, and superior comfort are all great things that you won't find elsewhere except with the Bose headsets."
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Comfortable

Comfortable:
"Comfortable ear pads cause discomfort after approx."
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"Overall, pretty comfortable but I do not recommend anyone who listen to music 10 hours straight to get this headphone, you need the audiotenica m50."
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"Yes, the sound quality, the looks of the product and comfort do not cost a thing, if the product is so flimsy that it breaks from no apparent reason every couple of months."
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"They have great sound, are very well made and are reasonably comfortable."
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"For a very comfortable, nice sounding set of headphones, you can't go wrong with either the K450 or K451."
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"AKG K450 Premium Foldable Headphone,sounds good, comfortable to wear,and also simple storage."
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"Good sound quality, comfortable to wear, easy to carry."
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"Comfort:Very comfortable, no complaints."
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Headphone

Headphone:
"When this came out of the box, they sound very pale and weak for a high-end headphone like this, after 10 hours of burn-in, the bass became very loud and noisy it disgust me a little, but after 50 hours of burn-in, it started to sound enjoyable and the sound is generally well- balanced."
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"However, the biggest problem of this headphone is the size."
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"I initially gave these headphones a 5 star review but am changing to 1 star after my 4th replacement cable crapped out after only having owned these headphones for just over a year, i can't afford to keep buying replacement cables no matter how good these headphones are, i dunno maybe i just got a dodgy pair but the problem with buying online and not living in US is i can't claim warranty."
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"I was disappointed with the sound quality of these headphones."
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"Second problem - left headphone periodically was loosing sound, I opened it, one of the wires had poor connection to a little circuit board found in the left headphone, I've soldiered it."
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"The first problem - right headphone stopped working, I couldn't return them because I'm not in US for the moment, so I tried to find the problem myself - it was a wire in the upper arc, I've soldiered it, got the sound again."
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"AKG,originated in Austria,has been known for decades for their excellent headphones."
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"For a overhead headphone that sounds good, this is probably one of a few that are really portable, something that i really like about this headphone."
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"Overall, for 60 dollars, this is the best headphone at the price without a doubt, even for 90 dollars, this is still a decent choice and you are getting a headphone with well-rounded sound and some trade-offs for a cheaper price compare to others headphone in the same level in terms of sound quality."
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"The cables that came with the headphones where also very thin and shoddy in quality - it is very puzzling that they would ship this otherwise excellent set of headphones with too short and substandard cables."
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Music

Music:
"Overall, pretty comfortable but I do not recommend anyone who listen to music 10 hours straight to get this headphone, you need the audiotenica m50."
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"But for song and music not the best but it is still above average."
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"Audio fantastic as is my K240's and Mikes I used for Recording Live Music and Film."
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"The music quality is beyond satisfaction."
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"Really easy to use and great quality music in the palm of your hand!"
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"I listen to mostly Top 40 style music and everything sounds great."
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"First, the pro's: The sound quality is excellent; I'm no technician, just a 66 yr old, raised on rock n' roll, and been listening to loud (quality) music all my adult life - these 'phones sound great to me throughout the audio spectrum; clear mids and highs, with solid bass; also, they are *extremely* comfortable - soft ear pads and nicely flexible headband; they are priced about half of the comparable Bose's; in addition, the hinges and folding mechanism seems sturdy, more so even then the Bose's; the case is very nice and seems protective and durable - nice, since I bought them for travel."
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Noise

Noise:
"Also, noise isollation is good, but not great."
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"Not so good to use on the plane because they don't isolate noise so well."
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"I really don't see any alternatives to countering background noise: noise-cancelling phones are not clear, over-the-ear is too big and most are non-foldable, and plugs are uncomfortable, inconvenient (tangled cords), and sound is coming from inside your head."
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"They are open air phones, so they did leak noise which could be annoying for those around myself in quiet places."
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"It isolate noises very well even if it do not cover your whole ear."
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"Sound, ergonomics, noise cancelling, all combined with a very nice carrying case!"
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"Isolation:They do a good job of blocking out external noises."
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"The plush leather padding on the ear cups provide for amazing noise isolation!"
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"Hence the pleasant surprise of how well these K 450's managed in a noisy environment."
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Portable

Portable:
"Also, they were too pricey for the sound, were not built well, and were not very portable."
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"Decent portable headset from AKG."
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"These are just nice and portable."
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"For a overhead headphone that sounds good, this is probably one of a few that are really portable, something that i really like about this headphone."
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"sound quality is impressive for a portable on-ear can."
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"They are very portable once they fold and come with a great carrying case that is small and well made."
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Price

Price:
"Overall, they aren't perfect but they are miles above most of the competition in this price bracket."
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"Replacement cables have to be bought from AKG,there are cheap knockoffs available as well."
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"Overall, for 60 dollars, this is the best headphone at the price without a doubt, even for 90 dollars, this is still a decent choice and you are getting a headphone with well-rounded sound and some trade-offs for a cheaper price compare to others headphone in the same level in terms of sound quality."
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"Excellent price quality ratio!"
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"I think it is pretty good in this price."
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"First, let me say that I am a fan of AKG, have 2 pairs, the AKG K501 and AKG K240 and consider the AKG K240s to be great headphones at a bargain price (see my Amazon review for those)."
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Quality

Quality:
"I was disappointed with the sound quality of these headphones."
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"At the low volume setting, the quality of sound isn't the best."
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"Of course they are not going to be as amazing sound quality as the $300+ over ear headphones, but you shouldn't be expecting that out of any ~$100 on ears."
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"I have to say I was a bit disappointed in the sound quality initially as the highs sounded muffled and too low, mids seem a bit low and muddy, and bass was just plain overwhelming."
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"Despite the overall decent built quality, the choice of material is pathetically bad, it consist of very cheap and thin plastic with very thin cable, careful use is needed but no need to overly concern about in my opinion."
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"The music quality is beyond satisfaction."
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"Excellent price quality ratio!"
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"sound quality is impressive for a portable on-ear can."
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"The cables that came with the headphones where also very thin and shoddy in quality - it is very puzzling that they would ship this otherwise excellent set of headphones with too short and substandard cables."
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Size

Size:
"However, the biggest problem of this headphone is the size."
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"If your hat size is greater than 7 1 2, you may not find these too comfortable."
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"They are very portable once they fold and come with a great carrying case that is small and well made."
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")akg 550...those 450's are in valuable to me because of the size,and for it's size the sound you get is very good with highs and lows."
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"i will say for small headphones i really love these."
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"these are perfect for the in between with very good sound and size."
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"They're also nice and small and don't look like you're walking around with earmuffs on."
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Sound

Sound:
"When this came out of the box, they sound very pale and weak for a high-end headphone like this, after 10 hours of burn-in, the bass became very loud and noisy it disgust me a little, but after 50 hours of burn-in, it started to sound enjoyable and the sound is generally well- balanced."
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"Assuming my pair is authentic, which I am not sure, the K450s sound horrible, with no highs to speak of and muddy but overemphasized lows."
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"I was disappointed with the sound quality of these headphones."
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"This has great sound but the problem is the wire is so thin and fragile it gets a short easily."
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"Second problem - left headphone periodically was loosing sound, I opened it, one of the wires had poor connection to a little circuit board found in the left headphone, I've soldiered it."
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"Anyways, the bottom line is that these will put out a 3-star sound without a good EQ, but a 5-star sound with one."
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"Easy to carry and fold, and the sound is GREATRecommended 100%"
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"For a overhead headphone that sounds good, this is probably one of a few that are really portable, something that i really like about this headphone."
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"My average android smartphone can push this badboy pretty well but a better DAC and amp is recommended cause I do need to turn up the volume pretty high in order to make it sound right, however, this is not one of those bulky headphone that are really power hungry, a iphone will probably be adequate for this."
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"When this came out of the box, they sound very pale and weak for a high-end headphone like this, after 10 hours of burn-in, the bass became very loud and noisy it disgust me a little, but after 50 hours of burn-in, it started to sound enjoyable and the sound is generally well- balanced."
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