Summary: Considering the poor review level here I felt I had to post a review:
I spent some time checking reviews of these AKG K451 headphones, and found conflicting comments. What I can do is confirm that What Hifi (who awarded these a best buy in 2014) were right, these are excellent headphones even...
Pros: Compact, solid build, carry case included, cable can be replaced, single sided cable, easy to live with sound, good bass response
Cons: Can become uncomfortable after long periods, lacks a little sparkle
Summary: I bought these about 3 weeks ago as a to-go pair with my QLS QA350. I should preface by saying I'm not particularly experienced with audiophile gear. These would be my first considered purchase in the reasonable-quality area after becoming fed up with lousy fidelity from mainstream mp3 crapola.
Summary: I joined head-fi specificaly to post this review....
First - my credentials as a headphone user (as far as they go). I've been into hi-fi for 3 decades, and consider myself a reasonably discerning and critical listener.
Pros: Nice packaging. The remote control seems to work
Summary: I bought these through an internet auction site for a very reasonable fee, so that will affect my view on these slightly as I've not paid RRP.
I am more than happy with the quality of sound that these put out from my iPhone.
Pros: Price, compact, useful with phone/great remote, great bass
Cons: A little flimsy, perhaps not audiophile quality
Excerpt: Souvent proposé à un prix très compétitif sur le web, l’AKG K 451 a tout ce que l’on attend d’un bon petit casque nomade y compris des performances sonores de très bon niveau. Pour commencer, l’AKG K 451 est livré, comme un modèle haut de gamme avec de nombreux accessoires.
Pros: Construction soignée, Accessoires fournis, Compacité
Excerpt: Hovedtelefonen kan klappes sammen, og der medfølger bæreetui. Den fylder ikke meget, dækker ikke hele øret og er samtidig let. Den er ret behagelig at bære, men kan let falde af, hvis du støder ind i noget.