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8.5 out of 10

AKG K 490 NC

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They hush noise—and key parts of your music, too.

20 March 2014
  • Excerpt: If you're fed up with a noisy commute or just want some peace and quiet, a pair of good active noise canceling headphones will often get the job done while still providing a pleasant listening experience.
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Review: AKG K490 NC Headphones

3 February 2013
  • Excerpt: When Technoodling HQ delivered a new batch of gadgets for review to my house, there was one device that didn't come in any packaging whatsoe
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Review: AKG K 490 NC and K 495 NC Noise-Canceling Headphones

Sound & Vision Magazine
9 March 2012
Overall 9

AKG K 490 NC

PC Magazine
15 February 2012
  • Conclusion: For the price, the excellent AKG K 490 NC noise canceling headphones outperform everything below--and several models above--it.
  • Pros: Quality noise cancellation. Excellent audio performance. Does not distort at high volumes. Very comfortable. Can be used passively. Recharges via USB. Removable cable.
  • Cons: Protective pouch is compact but probably could use more padding or a shell. On-ear design leaks audio.
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