Summary: I've read all kinds of reviews on these headphones. After owning them for over 1 year, I have to say I love them. The fold up design is great, and the case is very durable. I carry these with me every day to work, and traveling. I have not had any problems to date. Build quality is very nice. I was using a pair of Grado S60i, but if anyone knows about them they are great but not portable.
Summary: These are great earphones, I bought them over 2 years ago to use commuting by train and for work rail trips throughout the UK. THEY ARE SUPERB Nothing to fault about them, for the price the audio quality will impress all but the most pedantic of audiophiles. Really a great product, after 30 months and hundreds of hours of use they are still good as new. Massively recommended!
Summary: Bought these recently to try out while flying to the USA, previously used Sennheiser PX100 lightweight foldable headphones which sound good but not great at blocking out aircraft noise. The AKG450's seemed a cheap price for an upgrade and Richer Sounds seemed the best price (I didn't want to risk buying fakes from Ebay or some sellers on Amazon) Very pleased with mine, the salesman was helpful in the Brighton store and I'm pleased with the 450's - good sound, better than...
Pros: fair build quality , decent sound reproduction , folds up for travel and has a case , 2 x detachable cables supplied
You don't really get better headphones for the money
2 October 2013
Summary: This is not going to be a very long review—in short, AKG K450 are just brilliant headphones. I also own Koss PortaPro, which had been my all-time favourites, but since I listen to music outside a lot and two pairs have already gone to the skip because of poor jack mounting that tore the cable, I decided to get something that would be comparable sound-wise, not too expensive and would last through all my trips. And that's what I got with AKG K450.
a bit lacking in top, but good for beaty music and excellent value for money
23 September 2013
Summary: To my ears, these headphones have very powerful (and acceptably smooth) bottom and mid, but are a bit lacking in top. If you want to listen to a lot of speech content, you are better off buying Sennheiser. If you are listening to beaty music, however, you can't do better for the price. The headphones also fold conveniently, are light to carry and have a replaceable audio lead (so you don't have to buy a whole new pair if the lead breaks).