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Akg-k-451.33973960
9.4 out of 10

AKG K 451

Great Deal: $104.95

Reviews and Problems with AKG K 451

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Overall 4
4.0

Bass isn't everything!

Sean M Wynne, Amazon
14 June 2014
  • Summary: One word "overrated". Needed to replace my broken Audio Technica ATH-ES55 and was steered towards these AKG because of their price and positive reviews. In terms of portable on ears they are a good package but the sound just isn't good enough, the bass is too overpowering with mids and treble sounding a little dull, I've now sent them back and managed to source another pair of ES55 for £49 from Richer sounds and my ears are now being treated to far more of what the...
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Overall 4
4.0

slightly clouded sound

Mr. Geoffrey Phillips, Amazon
29 April 2014
  • Summary: I realise that this is an entirely subjective affair, and that many will think I'm plain silly in my opinion, but for me these phones are a case of added bass coming at the expense of mid-range and treble. As a mostly classical listener, I found the higher ranges somewhat lacking in clarity and crispness. I found this to be the case even with baroque music performed on period instruments where you expect a lightness of sound.
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Overall 4
4.0

they look 2x bigger than in real.

Kamil Lejkowski, Amazon
1 March 2014
  • Summary: Boxed nice. Look nice. But sound is not worth that money. And they 2 x or even 3 x bigger on the pictures then in real.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not sure what all the fuss is about

Nick, Amazon
19 February 2014
  • Summary: I bought these on the basis of the reviews here and the Which Best Buy recommendation. To be quite honest I am not sure why so many people think these are great. The build quality isn't particularly special, especially the inline remote and the leads feel cheap and the inline remote doesn't work on mine anyway so I guess I'll just have to use the cable that doesn't have it.
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Overall 4
4.0

Uncomfortable

Nigel Mulligan "Mulligan", Amazon
1 February 2014
  • Summary: Can only wear for 1 hour before becomes too uncomfortable on the ears. I have gone back to my old PX100s. May just me be but can't recommend.
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Overall 4
4.0

Disappointed

R. Walsh, Amazon
24 January 2014
  • Summary: Maybe my expectations were to high but I'm really disappointed with the sound quality of this item. I use Sound magic E10 in ear earphones to listen to my mp3 player which gives a really good sound. I wanted some on ear headphones as they're easier to wear when you're out and about and you need to keep taking them on and off. As these were £125 until quite recently and were WhatHifi award winners I thought they would be a step up. Far from it. The E10's are far superior.
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Overall 4
4.0

Awful sound, nice build quality.

Colin, Amazon
29 December 2013
  • Summary: Read all the reviews, read the What Hi Fi review and thought these a guaranteed good buy, especially as they were in the Black Friday sale. Then at christmas i received the B&W P3s, which i admit cost a lot more cash but are a work of art. So my comparison of these is versus the P3s and some old earbuds - i held off from using these till after christmas. Build wise they are great, nice design, detachable cable, fold up into a good design travel case.
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Comfort 8
8.0
Portability 10
10

Disappointed

leaky, Richer Sounds
4 October 2013
  • Summary: Given all the positive press that these received, I expected big things but I've been left underwhelmed. Bass is quite decent & punchy and the treble has started to open up a bit over a few hours but the mids are pretty awful in my opinion; they sound recessed and get swamped. This is especially true of more complex tracks where they seem to get completely overwhelmed. Am seriously considering returning.
  • Pros: decent value , portable
  • Cons: poor detail in the mid range
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Overall 4
4.0

Well designed portable headphones but poor sound quality

Neil Calvert "Gadget Man", Amazon
27 September 2013
  • Summary: Since my original review, I have returned the headphones. I just couldn't get on with the sound quality, which is muffled and when driven hard, harsh! How on earth What HIFI managed to make this an award winning set of headphones is beyond me! My old Sennheiser PX200 headphones remain the best solution for now and I've even managed to get some replacement ear pads, which have revitalised them.
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Overall 4
4.0

Enttäuscht im Vergleich

Philipp82, Amazon
10 July 2013
  • Summary: Ich wollte meine etwas teureren In-Ears mit diesem Kopfhörer aufwerten, jedoch ist der Bass mäßig und der Rest eher dumpf wahrzunehmen. Das was man hört, können die nahe sitzenden jedoch auch hören... suboptimal. Ich kann nur vermuten das es auch an der aufliegenden Bauart liegt aber für immerhin 78 Euro gibt es ohne Zweifel ebenso gute In-Ears. Die haben aber zuweilen mehr Bass und schirmen viel besser ab!
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