Buy, excellent sound quality, smartphone controls and fold down design.
18 March 2014
Summary: The AKG K541 headphones are ideal for my lifestyle. The K451's have fantastic sound quality that hits down to 20Hz. The sound quality is balanced and precise. These headphones are portable and fold down and fit snugly in a travel case. The cord is secure locking and will not pull out of the headphones like many other headphones on the market.
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 straight out of the box with no burn in time. My requirements were for a compact set of 'on-ear' folding headphones.
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: The AKGs are very comfortable, sit perfect and are very unobtrusive. The sound... they have a very warm sound across the board. Drums, bass and background sounds come through clearly, a real joy My (great) SM e10s did a similar job, but with them each instrument and vocal came through very loud and 'separate'... a little disjointed at times i.e. I found I had to focus on each part individually sometimes.
Summary: I bought these headphones to try to help my 92 year old Mum listen to the classical music which she loves. She is extremely deaf and puts them over her two hearing aids. We have found them to be far superior to any previous (more expensive) pairs in terms of sound quality and comfort and she has voted them a great success.
Summary: I am a headphone nut, not an audiophile headphone nut, because if they cost more than £100 I anm not really interested. That said, I usually find some good deals on older products and check them out on the web review sites which has provided me with some amazing deals over the years.
Pros: comfortable , sound quality , can be used with phone , looks good when 'out and about' , price
Summary: i bought these headphones to replace in the ear bud type which sounded good but would never stay in position and I became fed up with forever messing about with them. The cable was always tangled as well. There is none of this with these excellent sounding headphones. You also don't look like a muppet wearing them as they are a nice and compact size. Good reasonable price too.
Summary: I was looking for some headphones with comfort and sound quality as a priority. These fit the bill perfectly and at a price that was in my budget. They are mainly used at home so portability not a considertaion but they fold neatly into a sturdy carry case for storage which is a bonus.