I think these are a good product. Comfort - I don't think any on ...
Luke Smith, Amazon
8 September 2015
Summary: This is the first pair of noise cancelling headphones I have purchased, overall, I think these are a good product. Comfort - I don't think any on ear headphones could be as comfortable as over ear headphones.
Summary: The plastic connecting arm has snapped during very careful office use, never dropped or damaged. It's an obvious design flaw rendering my £150 quid headphones useless - avoid due to poor mechanical engineering - this should have been a metal component.
A nice product that suffers from design and manufacturing flaws
18 September 2013
Summary: I would have loved to love this headphone. I did not buy it from Amazon but picked it up cheaply at the Helsinki airport. It was brand, brand new back then and so I did not know what to expect. First, the good points: the sound was good. The noise cancelling function works rather well in the plane.
Summary: Fantastic premium quality product with sublime sonics - I tried these on along with many other brands in a famous department store in London and I knew I just I had to have them. Amazon had them at a ridiculously low price so that's where I spent my money. Money well spent.
Summary: Tried this in the office and it failed to cancel out almost all of the noise, specifically voices. Weirdly it amplified others, such as mouse & keyboard taps! The sound quality with the NC turned off is very poor and sounds like a distant, tinny noise.
Summary: These headphones were great on the plane. However there are 2 flaws. 1. The noise cancelling function creates a strange popping noise if you move your head side to side, which on a bumpy train ride happens frequently. 2.
Summary: Really enjoy the quality of sound and isolation, but the assembly is not good. I'm using it for a month but a week after starting I've started to hear anoying rattle on left ear. It could be heard in NC enabled mode. It is done by the metal ring which is switcher of NC. It's design mistake.
Summary: They sound fantastic but guaranteed to break. I hadn't even used them ten times before the hinge broke. Awful design. Unfortunately it looks like most of the AKG range use the same hinge design, and checking the reviews the hinge snapping is consistent across all of them.
Summary: Never dropped it once, yet the plastic part (right below where it says AKG 495 NC) broke after only two months. Just look at the user comments on cnet reviews, clearly a case of bad engineering. Although you can't see it, the plastic part is actually quite thin and prone to wear.
Amazing sound quality and materials seem good quality to me despite some of the reviews
Manu Matute, Amazon
12 May 2013
Summary: I was a bit skeptical when first bought them as some of the reviews were not too god, but in my opinion they've done the job. Been using them for almost a year now, and the noise cancellation is great, love the quality of the materials, they haven't broke anywhere but I guess you do have to take...