AKG K451 High Performance Foldable Portable Mini Soft Cushioned Headphones with In-Line Volume Remote and Microphone - Black £27.40 @ Amazon DE
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AKG K451 High Performance Foldable Portable Mini Soft Cushioned Headphones with In-Line Volume Remote and Microphone - Black £27.40 @ Amazon DE

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Found 4th Jun 2016
Just bought these high quality headphones, great price for these amazing headphones!! Shipping around 4.5 GBP.

Description is below:

High performance wherever you go.
Quality. Portability. Style. These qualities make the foldable mini-headset AKG® K451 from the core. The new K 451 is not only the perfect complement to virtually any portable music player. It can be used with the built-in microphone cables as headset. So you can enjoy your favorite music with unprecedented sound quality and also use the headphones as a speakerphone for your mobile phone. Thanks to an integrated remote control can also be music functions like skip / play / pause and even the volume control. The sophisticated folding mechanism 3D Axis makes all mini headphones from AKG for unique traveling companion. The padded headband and low weight ensures a high wearing comfort even after many hours. The adjustment for ideal adjustment is incorporated in the headset pendant. The annoying pinch the hair is a thing of the past. This revision of the winning model of the 2009 Red Dot Design Award is a must for anyone who has a clear view and is on the way. KEY FEATURES

ideal for portable equipment
Remote control * and microphone * integrated
included detachable cable, second cable without microphone included
soft ear pads and light weight for maximum comfort
unique 3D Axis2- folding mechanism for easy transport and storage
powerful bass reproduction
* The remote and mic supported by iPod nano (4th.generation and later), iPod classic (120GB / 160GB), iPod touch (2nd.generation and later), iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPad and iPad. 2 remote supported by iPod shuffle (3rd generation and later). May require on your device the latest software version.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
System: Dynamic
Design: Closed-back headphones
Color: Black
Frequency range: 11Hz - 29,5kHz
Sensitivity: 126dB SPL / V
Input Impedance: 32 Ohm
Maximum input power: 30mW
Total weight (without cable): 120g
Cable: 99.99% oxygen-free cable (1.2m), with or without remote control
Main connection: Hard Gold-plated 3.5 mm jack plug and contacts
Supplied with carry case and adapter to 6.3mm

40 Comments

These or the Sony ones from Argos from the other deal?

Works out as £33 with shipping.

Had these for over 2 years. They come with a protective case, which I leave at home. They get thrown into and dragged out of my rucksack every day for the commute and they are still as good as the day they were bought. These are brilliant headphones.

Banned

sweet. I paid £47 for mine in black friday 2014

Will my music play in German?

Farhan007

These or the Sony ones from Argos from the other deal?



​these, the Sony ones I returned the sound wasn't very good.

These or the Sony ones from Argos from the other deal?



These every day of the week, the bass is crazy good, the sound is clear, they're very durable, and look nice and slim, imo best headphones in this price range, got them for xmas a while back, were £40 then and I would pay £40 now!

Insane price for these amazing head phones. Probably not the most comfortable around and they are quite noisy but brilliant sound and portability.

thanks how long is the warranty?

the price should be £34 and not 27.

Bad reviews on amazon

These are very good 'phones, super clear and tuneful. The only downer is the open back which means if you play loud then you'll disturb other people. If I didn't have decent 'phones already I'd definitely bag these. Great price.

These or the Sony ones from Argos from the other deal?


Get these, I have 2 pairs of them and tempted for a back up 3rd. The first ones i've bought are 2yrs old and never had any issue with them.

Incredible sound for the price and size of the headphones. Couldn't recommend them enough.

Great headphones and come in a very tough case. I've had mine for two years.

I've had some older 450s for must be about 4 years. The actual headphones are still going strong with daily use but I am on my fourth cable (it's detachable so replaceable).
Edited by: "mjb1975" 5th Jun 2016

Tempted.....

Great for listening to Kraftwerk

anyway of actually getting these for £27? title seems to be a bit misleading.

Can anyone comment if these would be any good for Vive? will they hold on the head with quick head jolts etc?

... and they are quite noisy



What does that mean please?

daveconroy3532

These are very good 'phones, super clear and tuneful. The only downer is … These are very good 'phones, super clear and tuneful. The only downer is the open back which means if you play loud then you'll disturb other people. If I didn't have decent 'phones already I'd definitely bag these. Great price.



​I agree with your first sentence but the negatives you mention are not valid - these are definitely not open back. Wonderful phones though and at this price I think unbeatable.

I think it's because they are backless so some of the sound will leak out … I think it's because they are backless so some of the sound will leak out & annoy your fellow commuters.



Thanks, but these are not open back headphones so noise breakout should be controlled.

I wear these every day on my commute to and from work. They are easy in the head and fold up without fuss. They are crisp and clear and are often in the Best Buy section of magazine reviews. I would buy again without hesitation.

Thanks bought for 33.xx

My only niggle is that they're top heavy, the headband has a tendancy to flip over if you lower your head to look down at something. The answer is to sit perfectly still
Edited by: "spannerzone" 5th Jun 2016

Very good price for a good set of headphones. Heat.

They look open back to me...

Look around the silver ring near the logo.

​I agree with your first sentence but the negatives you mention are not v … ​I agree with your first sentence but the negatives you mention are not valid - these are definitely not open back. Wonderful phones though and at this price I think unbeatable.



Ok, they are not strictly open perhaps but they do leak noise as the pad size is quite small and the seal against ears not that good. It depends on how loud you play them and the ambient noise of course. I ended up selling mine because I care about disturbing other people. At home they were excellent and I can recommend them.

Edited by: "daveconroy3532" 5th Jun 2016

Much better than Sony deal... And height quality though thanks Heat added

They are brilliant, would highly recommend. They come in a decent case too!! bargain

daveconroy3532

Ok, they are not strictly open perhaps but they do leak noise as the pad … Ok, they are not strictly open perhaps but they do leak noise as the pad size is quite small and the seal against ears not that good. It depends on how loud you play them and the ambient noise of course. I ended up selling mine because I care about disturbing other people. At home they were excellent and I can recommend them.



I appreciate your views and ownership experience​, however your comments are misleading. These headphones are 100% closed back, no "perhaps" or "not strictly open" about it.

Noise leakage isn't discernibly different to any other mid range on ear headphones either. For me the pads are a good fit and are comfortable. There will naturally be some sound loss and likewise noise can come the opposite direction if in a noisy environment - over ear phones are usually better suited here though.

neoboy

Will my music play in German?



​lol it shoud be

This is a very good deal! Headphones themselves have been reviewed favourably by professional reviewers.

I have the AKG 551, more expensive than this but the cans cover your ears entirely. The sonics are well balanced. The 451s should be as good, but aimed at the more mobile crowd as it's not as big as the 550/551.

All in all, good buy!

Well, I got mine today, but I'm not impressed. I have pairs which cost less than a third of the price of these and yet sound better, including the Panasonic ones posted on here a few months ago which were under a tenner at the time. The sound from these is extremely muddy. Bass isn't bad though but I'm sending mine back. I'm a tad worried now though because I already ordered a pair of AKG Y55s last week and I'm starting to wonder if those will be up to scratch when they arrive...
Edited by: "Marko73" 7th Jun 2016

Well, I got mine today, but I'm not impressed. I have pairs which cost … Well, I got mine today, but I'm not impressed. I have pairs which cost less than a third of the price of these and yet sound better, including the Panasonic ones posted on here a few months ago which were under a tenner at the time. The sound from these is extremely muddy. Bass isn't bad though but I'm sending mine back. I'm a tad worried now though because I already ordered a pair of AKG Y55s last week and I'm starting to wonder if those will be up to scratch when they arrive...


Do you think they are worth running in for a while? I've had mine yesterday but they are still in the box. This was pretty much an impulse buy on my part.... but if they aren't any good... although how will returns work for .de?

Do you think they are worth running in for a while? I've had mine … Do you think they are worth running in for a while? I've had mine yesterday but they are still in the box. This was pretty much an impulse buy on my part.... but if they aren't any good... although how will returns work for .de?



No, I don't, because I believe the whole "running in" thing is mostly a placebo effect. I have googled though and what I found says that there could be some slight difference, theoretically, but it's very minimal, probably not even detectable, and that most of the effect is just the wearer getting used to the sound. Still, I'm sure some audiophiles will be along to tell me they can hear the difference, underwater, with a pillow over their head! FWIW I've never noticed the sound from any headphones to change after a few days. This may be because I've usually still had my old ones around so any comparison I made initially could still be made later on.

Returns seem fairly straightforward, you get the usual printable labels from Amazon, with some extra things to print out for customs declaration, one to stick on the parcel and another to hand to your courier. You need to pay postage yourself but Amazon will refund up to about 8 Euros of postage costs once they have the item back.
Edited by: "Marko73" 7th Jun 2016

No, I don't, because I believe the whole "running in" thing is mostly a … No, I don't, because I believe the whole "running in" thing is mostly a placebo effect. I have googled though and what I found says that there could be some slight difference, theoretically, but it's very minimal, probably not even detectable, and that most of the effect is just the wearer getting used to the sound. Still, I'm sure some audiophiles will be along to tell me they can hear the difference, underwater, with a pillow over their head! FWIW I've never noticed the sound from any headphones to change after a few days. This may be because I've usually still had my old ones around so any comparison I made initially could still be made later on.Returns seem fairly straightforward, you get the usual printable labels from Amazon, with some extra things to print out for customs declaration, one to stick on the parcel and another to hand to your courier. You need to pay postage yourself but Amazon will refund up to about 8 Euros of postage costs once they have the item back.


thanks - I think I will give them a try tomorrow and decide.

I got my K451s a couple of years ago. Initially I was disappointed with the sound, particularly given the good reviews. Like you I found the sound 'muddy'. I've stuck with them though and really like them now. Whether that's because I've grown accustomed to the sound quality or if they did indeed benefit from 'running in' I don't know. I think they're well worth this price though given the extras you get.

On the point of noise leakage which someone else brought up- these are definitely closed back phones so will only leak sound if the pads don't fit your ears well. I find I can turn these up really loud in my office without anyone noticing (tested by laying my fingers over the pads and turning music up as loud as possible). Then again we do have quite noisy air conditioning.

Just put in an order for some for my daughter so thanks to the OP for putting up the deal.


Does anyone know where I might be able to get the Andriod version of these? (K452)
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