Summary: Terrible build quality by AKG. Had the upper version of these the 495nc...twice. The headband is very easily broken. Just sent my second pair back to Crutchfield. Sound quality is good and noise canceling is ok, nothing great.
Summary: I tried a few different sets of headphones before settling on these for the overall range of sound - not too much bass but a robust sound overall. I was very happy with them at first, the noise cancelling was a god send on the morning and evening train commute and was very effective in to office...
Summary: The sound when playing music is excellent. Totally excellent. I am an audiophile and trained classical musician. It's also great with house, tecno, Hip Hop as the bass is excellent. They are comfortable too. It's great that they work when the battery's empty, or without a cable.
Summary: I read numerous reviews before buying, and now I've owned the K490 for several months, I wonder if the 'expert' reviewers actually tested this kit in all 'noisy' scenarios. As a regular traveller I needed good noise cancelling headphones, and initially the AKG K490 did the job.
Pros: usb charging , function when not charged , integrated battery in headphones , nc is good when it works
Cons: hear external noise when nc is activated , headphones can get uncomfortable , not the most durable kit , maybe a design fault in headphone drivers?
Summary: The noise canceling is impressive. The sound quality average,better quality sound can be had by cheaper headphones, but not noise canceling ones. On closer inspection I noticed that the joint where the headphone attaches to the headband, making it able to swivel 90 degrees, looks quite weak and will...
Summary: The headphones are extremely nice to have, but more noise is coming through than expected. I think the package with USB charging and the way the fold away are a nice bonus, but I would expect there are far better NC head phones out there.. P
Summary: Got a pair in March and for three weeks which didn't get used as much as would've liked due to work commitments. They sound incredible and the noise cancelling is beyond belief. BUT . . .they broke whilst sat in a hotel eating dinner ( about three weeks old).
Excellent noise canceling - less than stellar sound quality
The Longing, Amazon
26 April 2013
Summary: Music production is my profession, and I bought these headphones from AKG because I often use their professional range in a studio environment. I found their noise canceling properties excellent, without the usual added hiss from this circuitry and retaining the tonal balance.