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Akg-k-490-nc.33285253
8.5 out of 10

AKG K 490 NC

Great Deal: $199.99

Reviews and Problems with AKG K 490 NC

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Overall 3
3.0

User Review

MP3guy, head-fi.org
2 weeks ago
  • Summary: I got these phones as a gift, and I am quite happy with the sound quality and comfort. The noise cancelling is also quite good, and can completely eliminate certain frequencies of extraneous noise. Fun playing with the on/off switch to appreciate the difference! I listen to a wide variety of rock and old school 60s jazz, and the phones are quite good for this kind of music. Pad pressure on the ears is about perfect for me, and the pads themselves are comfortable.
  • Pros: Good sound and comfort
  • Cons: Fatal Design Flaw
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Overall 4
4.0
Sound quality 8
8.0
Comfort 8
8.0
Build quality 2
2.0
Noise reduction 8
8.0
Coolness factor 8
8.0

Sound was great but not a durable design

RonA, Crutchfield
11 February 2013
  • Summary: These headphones delivered the sound quality and noise cancelling as advertised. I particularly liked the rechargeable feature but the design of the plastic piece that connects the ear cup to the headband is poor. This plastic piece simply snapped while I was wearing it on a flight. The Crutchfield support team was great and facilitated the return and replacement with another brand. Dissapointed with the product but very satisfied with Crutchfield.
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Overall 4
4.0
Sound quality 8
8.0
Comfort 10
10
Build quality 8
8.0
Noise reduction 2
2.0
Coolness factor 6
6.0

Noise canceling weak

KarlL, Crutchfield
20 June 2012
  • Summary: Nice enough headphones. But for the money, I would have expected noise canceling beyond reducing backround hiss. There was no noticeable reduction in noise from others' speech or music playing. These were bought after reading many glowing online reviews, but I thought they performed substantially less than the price would have led one to expect. I returned mine after a week trying them in various situations.
  • Pros: Good sound, comfortable, not off-putting appearance.
  • Cons: High price (yes, I think this price is high for headphones even though there are some astronomically priced ones out there), weak noise canceling performance.
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Overall 4
4.0

Heikko rakenne

JKKKKK, Verkkokauppa
3 January 2014
  • Summary: Itselle kävi samalla tavalla, kuin JJJJ(montako niitä nyt oli..?)T:lle, eli kuuloke hajosi nivelen kohdalta. Muovi halkesi ja metallinen sarana tuli ulos lokerostaan. Todella heppoisa rakenne tämän hintaluokan kuulokkeessa, eikä sovellu sen takia suunniteltuun käyttöönsä.
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