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AKG K 490 NC
8.3 out of 10

AKG K 490 NC

Great Deal: $224.98

Reviews and Problems with AKG K 490 NC

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Overall 2
2.0

Great headphones, poor execution

Anonymous, Crutchfield
14 May 2013
  • Summary: Great headphones except they break very easily. AKG replaced two pair already and finally sent me the K495NC model which seems to be much sturdier. Hope the K495NC hold up. Would not waste my time buying the K490NC model as the connection from the speaker to the band is made of cheap plastic and...
  • Pros: Sound and NC are very good.
  • Cons: Cheap plastic breaks very easily.
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Overall 2
2.0

Great sound quality, poor build

Rakesh Patel, Amazon
15 December 2014
  • Summary: Build Quality Poor and shocking The headband connects to the ear pieces with thin plastic covering a metal rod and snaps far too easily. This is my second pair which has developed the same fault.
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Overall 2
2.0
Value for money 2
2.0
Comfort 8
8.0
Portability 10
10

K490NC - Thrown Away after Six Months

Jon48, Richer Sounds
27 August 2014
  • Summary: These were decent headphones, although the NC is not especially effective in noisy environments such as aircraft cabins. However, the plastic swivel arm supporting the right headphone cup shattered after less than six months in fairly infrequent use.
  • Pros: comfort
  • Cons: lack of product support , fragility , nc performance
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Overall 2
2.0

Noise Cancelling 4-5 stars, build quality poor and disappointing (0 stars)

lucas, Amazon
26 June 2014
  • Summary: Noise Cancelling 4-5 stars, build quality poor and disappointing (0 stars). The first can broke almost one year after purchase. I repaired it with some repair express putty - looked ugly but i thought the warranty was over.
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Overall 2
2.0

Poor build quality

goodenough, Amazon
17 February 2014
  • Summary: Similar to reviews on the AKG K495, these headphones also have a problem with build quality. Having used the K490's for about 18 months (no falls, rough treatment etc), the left can suddenly sheared off the headband when I was removing phones from my head.
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Overall 2
2.0

Headphones broke within the first two weeks of use.

David Clarke, Amazon
13 May 2013
  • Summary: Headphones broke within the first two weeks of use, the earpiece snapped off from the overhead strap. Poor design, awaiting replacement and will revise rating if these do not suffer the same fate
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Overall 2
2.0

Köpte dessa och lämnade sedan tillbaka de då ljudet är extremt dåligt

Jackir27, Elgiganten
3 weeks ago
Overall 2
2.0

User Review

Danilchev Konon, Yandex
26 November 2014
  • Excerpt: Самый дешевый ремонт стоит пять тысяч, почти как новые наушники. В общем, эта была последняя модель этой фирмы, которую я купил.
  • Pros: Первое время работали.
  • Cons: Дужки сломались меньше чем через месяц использования. Качество изготовления просто ужасное!
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Overall 2
2.0

Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis stimmt nicht

πxie "π", Amazon
30 August 2013
  • Summary: Ich habe mich nach langen Recherchen in unterschiedlichen Foren/Fachzeitschriften für dieses Produkt entschieden, weil es mir für die gepanten Gebrauchs-Bereiche am besten geeignet schien.
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