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.
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
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.
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
convenience when wearing for a long time and the noise cancelling is by far better. Can only recommend them
Attila Nemeth, Amazon
25 October 2014
Summary: Wow these clearly beat the Bose Silent Comforts in sound quality, material quality, convenience when wearing for a long time and the noise cancelling is by far better. Can only recommend them.
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: I was in the market for a good pair of noise-cancelling headphones for a while before discovering these AKGs. I hadn't heard of AKG as a brand, but they're apparently widely used in the recording studio market, and are part of Harman/Kardon who are a high-end name.
Summary: With very few reviews out there I was scepticle to say the least, I needed a pair of headphones that I could use at home and also on the move. The AKG K495's are built extremely well with a good quality feel to them.
Summary: Had al aantal reviews gelezen en op basis daarvan de koptelefoon besteld> Voornaamste reden was de een noise reduction. Die is prima in orde. Vormgeving, draagcomfort en luxe afwerking van de hoofdtelefoon zijn super.