Excerpt: If there’s one thing that Bose does well, besides marketing, it’s noise cancelling headphones. They just work, even if they scream “I live for middle-management”. And despite efforts from some of our favorite brands, most of the offerings have been pretty lackluster. AKG aims to remedy that, including their former noise-cancelling headphones, with the all-new AKG K495NC Noise Cancelling Headphones ($349) .
Excerpt: Toting headphones back and forth across the country (or the city) is one of the best ways to expose their design flaws. Can the new AKG K495 NC noise-cancelling headphones, with their burly build and audiophile pedigree, stand up to that kind of punishment while delivering dulcet tones? Is this finally the ideal traveller’s kit?
Summary: The AKG K495 NCs aren't as comfortable and don't sound quite as good as the Bose QC 15s, but they're built better, offer very good noise-cancellation, and recharge via USB.
Pros: The AKG K495 NCs are stylish, well-built headphones with excellent fit and finish. They sound good, offer effective noise cancellation, and are rechargeable via USB. They also fold flat and come with a nice carrying case and can play without the noise cancellation engaged.
Cons: At $350, they're pricey--and should sound even more refined; a little light on the bass.
Excerpt: Når man sidder i sit lune hjem, er man ikke forstyrret af meget støj. Men er man på farten, bliver man omringet af støjkilder. Det være sig i bussen på vej til job, i kontorlandskabet eller i toget eller på flyrejser. Da kan det være ganske håbløst at nyde musik. Heldigvis findes der gode løsninger.