AKG K 450 Navy headphones review

On-ear headphones, as I wrote, are not my favorite form factor. But, nevertheless, for those who like to listen to music on the go, this is a good option. AKG produces a rather large line of such headphones, only Sennheiser competes with them in the number of different models.

AKG K 450 Navy are top-of-the-line headphones from an Austrian company headquartered in the USA. They are made in China, so on the "chopping table" we have the real fruit of globalization. Well, let's start unpacking.

Packaging and accessories

A neat cardboard box with a hinged flap that hides a pair of transparent windows cannot be opened without a trace - it is necessary to tear off the cardboard strips. This is not to say that the box is impressive, but it is made soundly, without frills.

Inside - the amount (and quality) of accessories appropriate for a top model. There are two interchangeable cables (half a meter and a meter and ten centimeters), and adapters (one for a 6.3 mm jack, the other for 2.5 mm), and a hard case in which you can safely put both headphones and all complete accessories. In principle, a small player, such as Sansa Clip +, can also fit, but a medium-sized player (Cowon J3, iPod Touch) will no longer fit.

Appearance and usability

Headphones are extremely tiny and light, although the weight of 120 grams is declared, the plastic gives the impression of a lightweight thing. There is a minimum of metal, headband guides and its base, a decorative mesh and a company logo on the headphone cups are made of it. Despite the mesh, K 450 have a closed acoustic design.

In general, the appearance of the model gives the impression of a solid, but not very expensive thing. So to say, the headphones are made to match the packaging. By the way, the AKG K 450 was awarded the red dot award for 2009, I think for connoisseurs this is something, yes it means.

The cups are miniature, the pressure to the ears is small. In terms of noise isolation, the K 450 lacks stars from the sky, but they take it with convenience. I didn’t try to walk in them all day, but if you don’t tighten the headband too much, there will be no unpleasant sensations after an hour of use, except that your ears will sweat a little. The ear cushions are soft, the pad on the headband gently fixes the headphones on the head - in short, the model is comfortable to use.

The headphone cups rotate, the design folds into a fairly miniature size, you can see all this in the photographs.

The minus, which was an absolute surprise for me, is the microphone effect, touching the wire leads to the fact that the noise is transmitted to the left earpiece. I also note right away that the K 450 is sensitive to landing - you have to experiment a little with it. The L and R marks are located on the headband, it is easier to remember the correct position of the headphones by the location of the hinges - they should look back.

Otherwise, everything is very good - the wire, albeit thin, but looks solid, the plug is straight, miniature. The included adapters allow Datsun to connect headphones to both your phone and professional equipment.

Tested with a Hifiman HM-801 player, Prime Test CD1 was used.

The sound of the headphones is schematic, there is no depth of study of the frequency range and details of the composition. There is a slightly raised low-frequency register, which allows you to achieve a good feeling of bass, but there is a loss of detail. The mid frequencies are served quite well, the separation of the vocal parts is average, there are practically no sibilants.

High frequencies are muffled, detail is good, but nothing more. The attack and dynamic range are average, there is no feeling of “drive” on dynamic tracks, everything happens quite slowly, as if with an effort, the headphones do not reveal genres with a complex composition. On instrumentals, pop music, the K 450 try their best, and they do quite well.

Compatibility

With the iPhone 4, in my opinion, the AKG K 450 played well, compared to the combination with the Hifiman HM-801, the differences are minimal. Comfortable volume in a quiet room is reached at about half the maximum, this is a merit of the high sensitivity of the headphones and low impedance.

Competitors

Since the AKG K 450 costs from 2.5 to 3.5 thousand rubles in Moscow retail, I think it would be quite adequate to compare them with the Audio-Technica ATH-ES55. The model from the Japanese does not have so many included accessories, but in terms of sound and design, in my opinion, it is more interesting.

Output

The headphone model in question is good with a miniature folding design, but in terms of sound quality, the AKG did not perform very well. The package bundle is beyond praise, but not everyone needs a similar set of accessories.

In my opinion, it is worth taking the 450s if the sound quality of the miniature Sennheiser PX 100 and PX 200 when folded is not enough for you, and the dimensions of the Audio-Technica ES55 and ES7 are unnecessarily large for you.

In general, I liked the model, but I won’t hide it, it’s a little expensive for such an amount of plastic.

AKG K 450 Navy headphones review

On-ear headphones, as I wrote, are not my favorite form factor. But, nevertheless, for those who like to listen to music on the go, this is a good option. AKG produces a rather large line of such headphones, only Sennheiser competes with them in the number of different models.

AKG K 450 Navy are top-of-the-line headphones from an Austrian company headquartered in the USA. They are made in China, so on the "chopping table" we have the real fruit of globalization. Well, let's start unpacking.

Packaging and accessories

A neat cardboard box with a hinged flap that hides a pair of transparent windows cannot be opened without a trace - it is necessary to tear off the cardboard strips. This is not to say that the box is impressive, but it is made soundly, without frills.

Inside - the amount (and quality) of accessories appropriate for a top model. There are two interchangeable cables (half a meter and a meter and ten centimeters), and adapters (one for a 6.3 mm jack, the other for 2.5 mm), and a hard case in which you can safely put both headphones and all complete accessories. In principle, a small player, such as Sansa Clip +, can also fit, but a medium-sized player (Cowon J3, iPod Touch) will no longer fit.

Appearance and usability

Headphones are extremely tiny and light, although the weight of 120 grams is declared, the plastic gives the impression of a lightweight thing. There is a minimum of metal, headband guides and its base, a decorative mesh and a company logo on the headphone cups are made of it. Despite the mesh, K 450 have a closed acoustic design.

In general, the appearance of the model gives the impression of a solid, but not very expensive thing. So to say, the headphones are made to match the packaging. By the way, the AKG K 450 was awarded the red dot award for 2009, I think for connoisseurs this is something, yes it means.

The cups are miniature, the pressure to the ears is small. In terms of noise isolation, the K 450 lacks stars from the sky, but they take it with convenience. I didn’t try to walk in them all day, but if you don’t tighten the headband too much, there will be no unpleasant sensations after an hour of use, except that your ears will sweat a little. The ear cushions are soft, the pad on the headband gently fixes the headphones on the head - in short, the model is comfortable to use.

The headphone cups rotate, the design folds into a fairly miniature size, you can see all this in the photographs.

The minus, which was an absolute surprise for me, is the microphone effect, touching the wire leads to the fact that the noise is transmitted to the left earpiece. I also note right away that the K 450 is sensitive to landing - you have to experiment a little with it. The L and R marks are located on the headband, it is easier to remember the correct position of the headphones by the location of the hinges - they should look back.

Otherwise, everything is very good - the wire, albeit thin, but looks solid, the plug is straight, miniature. The included adapters allow Datsun to connect headphones to both your phone and professional equipment.

Tested with a Hifiman HM-801 player, Prime Test CD1 was used.

The sound of the headphones is schematic, there is no depth of study of the frequency range and details of the composition. There is a slightly elevated low-frequency register, which allows you to achieve a good feeling of bass, but there is a loss of detail. The mid frequencies are served quite well, the separation of the vocal parts is average, there are practically no sibilants.

High frequencies are muffled, detail is good, but nothing more. The attack and dynamic range are average, there is no feeling of “drive” on dynamic tracks, everything happens quite slowly, as if with an effort, the headphones do not reveal genres with a complex composition. On instrumentals, pop music, the K 450 try their best, and they do quite well.

Compatibility

With the iPhone 4, in my opinion, the AKG K 450 played well, compared to the combination with the Hifiman HM-801, the differences are minimal. Comfortable volume in a quiet room is reached at about half the maximum, this is a merit of the high sensitivity of the headphones and low impedance.

Competitors

Since the AKG K 450 costs from 2.5 to 3.5 thousand rubles in Moscow retail, I think it would be quite adequate to compare them with the Audio-Technica ATH-ES55. The model from the Japanese does not have so many included accessories, but in terms of sound and design, in my opinion, it is more interesting.

Output

The headphone model in question is good with a miniature folding design, but in terms of sound quality, the AKG did not perform very well. The package bundle is beyond praise, but not everyone needs a similar set of accessories.

In my opinion, it is worth taking the 450s if the sound quality of the miniature Sennheiser PX 100 and PX 200 when folded is not enough for you, and the dimensions of the Audio-Technica ES55 and ES7 are unnecessarily large for you.

In general, I liked the model, but I won’t hide it, it’s a little expensive for such an amount of plastic.

AKG K 450 Navy headphones review

On-ear headphones, as I wrote, are not my favorite form factor. But, nevertheless, for those who like to listen to music on the go, this is a good option. AKG produces a rather large line of such headphones, only Sennheiser competes with them in the number of different models.

AKG K 450 Navy are top-of-the-line headphones from an Austrian company headquartered in the USA. They are made in China, so on the "chopping table" we have the real fruit of globalization. Well, let's start unpacking.

Packaging and accessories

A neat cardboard box with a hinged flap that hides a pair of transparent windows cannot be opened without a trace - it is necessary to tear off the cardboard strips. This is not to say that the box is impressive, but it is made soundly, without frills.

Inside - the amount (and quality) of accessories appropriate for a top model. There are two interchangeable cables (half a meter and a meter and ten centimeters), and adapters (one for a 6.3 mm jack, the other for 2.5 mm), and a hard case in which you can safely put both headphones and all complete accessories. In principle, a small player, such as Sansa Clip +, can also fit, but a medium-sized player (Cowon J3, iPod Touch) will no longer fit.

Appearance and usability

Headphones are extremely tiny and light, although the weight of 120 grams is declared, the plastic gives the impression of a lightweight thing. There is a minimum of metal, headband guides and its base, a decorative mesh and a company logo on the headphone cups are made of it. Despite the mesh, K 450 have a closed acoustic design.

In general, the appearance of the model gives the impression of a solid, but not very expensive thing. So to say, the headphones are made to match the packaging. By the way, the AKG K 450 was awarded the red dot award for 2009, I think for connoisseurs this is something, yes it means.

The cups are miniature, the pressure to the ears is small. In terms of noise isolation, the K 450 lacks stars from the sky, but they take it with convenience. I didn’t try to walk in them all day, but if you don’t tighten the headband too much, there will be no unpleasant sensations after an hour of use, except that your ears will sweat a little. The ear cushions are soft, the pad on the headband gently fixes the headphones on the head - in short, the model is comfortable to use.

The headphone cups rotate, the design folds into a fairly miniature size, you can see all this in the photographs.

The minus, which was an absolute surprise for me, is the microphone effect, touching the wire leads to the fact that the noise is transmitted to the left earpiece. I also note right away that the K 450 is sensitive to landing - you have to experiment a little with it. The L and R marks are located on the headband, it is easier to remember the correct position of the headphones by the location of the hinges - they should look back.

Otherwise, everything is very good - the wire, albeit thin, but looks solid, the plug is straight, miniature. The included adapters allow Datsun to connect headphones to both your phone and professional equipment.

Tested with a Hifiman HM-801 player, Prime Test CD1 was used.

The sound of the headphones is schematic, there is no depth of study of the frequency range and details of the composition. There is a slightly elevated low-frequency register, which allows you to achieve a good feeling of bass, but there is a loss of detail. The mid frequencies are served quite well, the separation of the vocal parts is average, there are practically no sibilants.

High frequencies are muffled, detail is good, but nothing more. The attack and dynamic range are average, there is no feeling of “drive” on dynamic tracks, everything happens quite slowly, as if with an effort, the headphones do not reveal genres with a complex composition. On instrumentals, pop music, the K 450 try their best, and they do quite well.

Compatibility

With the iPhone 4, in my opinion, the AKG K 450 played well, compared to the combination with the Hifiman HM-801, the differences are minimal. Comfortable volume in a quiet room is reached at about half the maximum, this is a merit of the high sensitivity of the headphones and low impedance.

Competitors

Since the AKG K 450 costs from 2.5 to 3.5 thousand rubles in Moscow retail, I think it would be quite adequate to compare them with the Audio-Technica ATH-ES55. The model from the Japanese does not have so many included accessories, but in terms of sound and design, in my opinion, it is more interesting.

Output

The headphone model in question is good with a miniature folding design, but in terms of sound quality, the AKG did not perform very well. The package bundle is beyond praise, but not everyone needs a similar set of accessories.

In my opinion, it is worth taking the 450s if the sound quality of the miniature Sennheiser PX 100 and PX 200 when folded is not enough for you, and the dimensions of the Audio-Technica ES55 and ES7 are unnecessarily large for you.

In general, I liked the model, but I won’t hide it, it’s a little expensive for such an amount of plastic.

AKG K 450 Navy headphones review

On-ear headphones, as I wrote, are not my favorite form factor. But, nevertheless, for those who like to listen to music on the go, this is a good option. AKG produces a rather large line of such headphones, only Sennheiser competes with them in the number of different models.

AKG K 450 Navy are top-of-the-line headphones from an Austrian company headquartered in the USA. They are made in China, so on the "chopping table" we have the real fruit of globalization. Well, let's start unpacking.

Packaging and accessories

A neat cardboard box with a hinged flap that hides a pair of transparent windows cannot be opened without a trace - it is necessary to tear off the cardboard strips. This is not to say that the box is impressive, but it is made soundly, without frills.

Inside - the amount (and quality) of accessories appropriate for a top model. There are two interchangeable cables (half a meter and a meter and ten centimeters), and adapters (one for a 6.3 mm jack, the other for 2.5 mm), and a hard case in which you can safely put both headphones and all complete accessories. In principle, a small player, such as Sansa Clip +, can also fit, but a medium-sized player (Cowon J3, iPod Touch) will no longer fit.

Appearance and usability

Headphones are extremely tiny and light, although the weight of 120 grams is declared, the plastic gives the impression of a lightweight thing. There is a minimum of metal, headband guides and its base, a decorative mesh and a company logo on the headphone cups are made of it. Despite the mesh, K 450 have a closed acoustic design.

In general, the appearance of the model gives the impression of a solid, but not very expensive thing. So to say, the headphones are made to match the packaging. By the way, the AKG K 450 was awarded the red dot award for 2009, I think for connoisseurs this is something, yes it means.

The cups are miniature, the pressure to the ears is small. In terms of noise isolation, the K 450 lacks stars from the sky, but they take it with convenience. I didn’t try to walk in them all day, but if you don’t tighten the headband too much, there will be no unpleasant sensations after an hour of use, except that your ears will sweat a little. The ear cushions are soft, the pad on the headband gently fixes the headphones on the head - in short, the model is comfortable to use.

The headphone cups rotate, the design folds into a fairly miniature size, you can see all this in the photographs.

The minus, which was an absolute surprise for me, is the microphone effect, touching the wire leads to the fact that the noise is transmitted to the left earpiece. I also note right away that the K 450 is sensitive to landing - you have to experiment a little with it. The L and R marks are located on the headband, it is easier to remember the correct position of the headphones by the location of the hinges - they should look back.

Otherwise, everything is very good - the wire, albeit thin, but looks solid, the plug is straight, miniature. Adapters included in the kit allow Datsun to connect headphones to both the phone and professional equipment.

Otherwise, everything is very good - the wire, albeit thin, but looks solid, the plug is straight, miniature. Adapters included allow Datsun Datsun connect headphones to both the phone and professional equipment.

Tested with a Hifiman HM-801 player, Prime Test CD1 was used.

The sound of the headphones is schematic, there is no depth of study of the frequency range and details of the composition. There is a slightly elevated low-frequency register, which allows you to achieve a good feeling of bass, but there is a loss of detail. The mid frequencies are served quite well, the separation of the vocal parts is average, there are practically no sibilants.

High frequencies are muffled, detail is good, but nothing more. The attack and dynamic range are average, there is no feeling of “drive” on dynamic tracks, everything happens quite slowly, as if with an effort, the headphones do not reveal genres with a complex composition. On instrumentals, pop music, the K 450 try their best, and they do quite well.

Compatibility

With the iPhone 4, in my opinion, the AKG K 450 played well, compared to the combination with the Hifiman HM-801, the differences are minimal. Comfortable volume in a quiet room is reached at about half the maximum, this is a merit of the high sensitivity of the headphones and low impedance.

Competitors

Since the AKG K 450 costs from 2.5 to 3.5 thousand rubles in Moscow retail, I think it would be quite adequate to compare them with the Audio-Technica ATH-ES55. The model from the Japanese does not have so many included accessories, but in terms of sound and design, in my opinion, it is more interesting.

Output

The headphone model in question is good with a miniature folding design, but in terms of sound quality, the AKG did not perform very well. The package bundle is beyond praise, but not everyone needs a similar set of accessories.

In my opinion, it is worth taking the 450s if the sound quality of the miniature Sennheiser PX 100 and PX 200 when folded is not enough for you, and the dimensions of the Audio-Technica ES55 and ES7 are unnecessarily large for you.

In general, I liked the model, but I won’t hide it, it’s a little expensive for such an amount of plastic.