Summary: I'm not quite the audiophile expert yet but I think many people would agree that these are a great option for rock and instrumental music lovers. These are not meant for the bass heavy music fans out there. One of the reasons I chose these was the fact that they are more portable than studio/pro grade headphones. So excellent if you're on the bus a lot. I have a narrow but long shaped face/head and they fit very well and very comfortable.
Summary: These headphones can be had for under $100ish new on Amazon. Can be found for far less, I paid $60 new.
I really like these headphones. I am not the best judge on sound quality though since the best headphones I have had are M50's. The other reviews I have read say they are a little bass heavy (which I can hear) but overall I like the sound since I enjoy bass.
Pros: Looks good, sounds good, comfortable, good deal.
Cons: SHORT CABLE IS STRAIGHT GARBAGE, umm ya the cable is really short.
Excerpt: I use the Q460 for everyday use with my laptop and MP3. I used to have the K450, but it broke down. I loved the sound quality and decided to get the closest thing to the K450, which was the Q460. Indeed in terms sound quality, the Q460 stands in close comparison to the K450, which has excellent sound quality. Note though, I'm not an expert nor am I an audiophile. The design is pretty cool and the padding is quite comfortable.
Excerpt: I found these headphones very useful when shooting on DSLR. They are lightweight and compact. Clear sound and blocks external noise quite well. I like that the cable isn't heavy so that lessens the strain on the plug. I would recommend these for this purpose, thats why i brought them.
Conclusion: They feel too small on and the sound reflects that. Beats Solo sound much better and fit a little bigger. Would have been a geat price at if they had the quality I thought they had. Basically a cheap headphone with a famous name attached. Grado 60 or 80i's sound much better and cost the same.
Summary: There is no doubt that the Q460s are way ahead of alternatives like Beats by Dr Dre, but they are similar in that they don't suit all music types. They're great for Hip-Hop / Rap, Electronica, mellow Jazz and some Rock, but they don't fare quite as well on more acoustic genres.
The upper end of the mids get a little bit pushy on certain vocal tracks and the treble is a bit understated which can lead to a lack of detail and sparkle.
Summary: The test for personal headphones is always how they sound to the end user. One person might prefer Senns over AKG, another might prefer Grados. When I was looking for portable headphones for my phone, I checked the selection at my usual store, Bay Bloor Audio in Toronto. The AKG 450 sounded better to my ears and for my purpose so I bought them and loved the sound. I still do.
Pros: Very good sound, light weight, low power requirement
Cons: Cabling is unacceptably poor quality and spoils the experience