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Akg-k-495-nc.34303773
7.8 out of 10

AKG K 495 NC

Great Deal: $264.95

Reviews and Problems with AKG K 495 NC

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Overall 6
6.0

Not Happy

AKSEAN, Bestbuy
27 September 2014
  • Summary: I purchased these headphones over the Bose QC3 due to the recommendation of the sales associate. I had to order them and wait.
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Overall 10
10
Design 10
10
Value for money 10
10
Features 10
10
Durability 10
10
Usability 10
10

BEST DEAL IN TOWN

DIGIMONFAMILY from FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CA, Sonic Electronix
4 January 2014
  • Conclusion: I RECOMMEND MOST OF MY FRIEND SHOP AT SONIC ELECTRONIX.
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Overall 3
3.0

Good sound, they don't last more than a few months...

federicoba, CNET
22 October 2013
  • Summary: While I have no complaints about the sound quality, noise cancelling or battery life, mine have broken at the same spot twice (= poor mechanical design). The problem is at the point where the head-band meets the ear-piece support at a right angle (which means it's probably due to a poor choice of fillet radius resulting in excessive stress concentration leading to fatigue cracks). I was extremely careful with the second pair but even then they only lasted for 10 months.
  • Pros: Nice Sound, good battery life, good noise-cancelling.
  • Cons: BAD mechanical design = They break every few months and require exchanging them.
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 10
10
Sound quality 10
10
Comfort 10
10
Durability 10
10

Best in its price range...

Jabberwock, Bestbuy
19 July 2013
  • Summary: I was looking to replace my Sennheisers but couldn't find them locally, so I looked into these headphones.
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 10
10
Sound quality 10
10
Comfort 8
8.0
Durability 10
10

great audio quality - noise cancellation on or off

Serrano5139, Bestbuy
28 June 2013
  • Summary: I had the small bose top of the line noise cancellation headphones for 10 years. They just stopped working so I looked into several replacement...
  • Pros: sound quality, overall quality, clear class!
  • Cons: weight
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Overall 5
5.0

Great Sound but Very Poor Build Quality.

seanibeans, CNET
11 June 2013
  • Summary: Harmon replaced them, under warrantee, with fairly little hassle, but who wants to go through that every 3 months, and not have the use of the headphones (because they wont stay on your head) in the interim?
  • Pros: Fairly comfortable, excellent sound quality, range, clarity, and exceptional noise cancellation. Battery charges quickly and last a surprisingly long time.
  • Cons: I've had 2 pairs of these headphones and they've both cracked and broke where the where the head-band meets the joint for the pivot arm of the ear-piece. The first pair were a gift that lasted 3 1/2 months. The second pair lasted only 2 1/2 months.
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 8
8.0
Sound quality 10
10
Comfort 8
8.0
Durability 10
10

Its almost having $$$ monitor speakers on my ears

Vuspa, Bestbuy
19 November 2012
  • Summary: I bought the Harmon/Kardon CL headphones and were pretty good and did think about getting the B&W P5 but I did not like how it sits on my ears, but I...
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Overall 10
10

User Review

anupam kumar1, head-fi.org
19 August 2012
  • Summary: These are MSRPed at $399 and sometimes sold at $349. I got it at amazon for $299. I got lucky.    I am really happy with these cans. The first thing I noticed was its beautiful finish and neat design. It's highly portable, designed with the a person who is constant on move in mind. It seems to me that AKG wanted to give great quality sound with noise cancellation and that's what they pretty much achieved.
  • Pros: Most neutral sound, great design built to last, rugged cables, comfortable cushions, ANC that works pretty well, Great quality even with ANC off
  • Cons: Heavy, On ear, not over ear, ANC on/off switch is painful, ANC not as good as Bose QC15 (IDK, according to reviews), Costly
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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

Z3BR4, head-fi.org
19 August 2012
  • Summary: This isn't going to be an extremely detailed review because I'm fairly inexperienced. I'm no Audiophile but I do appreciate good sound and clarity in my headphones. The K495's definitely offer outstanding clairty and SQ, especially in comparison to direct competitors such as Bose, HK, PSB.   BUILD   These are BEAUTIFUL headphones. The design is sturdy and svelte at the same time. Leather wraps the headband and covers the exterier of the cups.
  • Pros: Build Quality and Aesthetics, Sound Quality - Very natural and robust, Noise Cancellation on par or better than Competitors while keeping audio clean
  • Cons: Some discomfort from pressure on upper ear after extended listening (4+ hours), NC can make lows overpowering at times, soundstage could be better
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Overall 8
8.0

Superb sound and comfort

ehfd437, CNET
16 July 2012
  • Pros: Better sound quality than Bose, Very comfortable, Well built
  • Cons: Slightly less effective noise reduction
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