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AKG K 430 Foldable Mini Headphone - Silver

100% Positive Reviews
Rated #668 in Headphones


Pros: Detail, Highs, Price, Case

Cons: Has trouble when music get's crowded


I didn't need these headphones. Not at all. But they were cheap, real cheap. They set me back €16,99. And that's cheap.

The form factor reminds of the AKG K450. The build is identical. The shells are different and these come in a bright shiny silver.
Apart from that the headband cushion is missing on the K420 and the cable is not detachable. You do get an inline volume control however.

Also, it comes with a semi-rigid case. So, it's a complete package.


Because it's so similar to the 450 the fit is the same. The headband is missing, but you won't really notice that. I only noticed it when I hung the phones for storage.

So is it all good? Well, no. It's a cheaper headphone and for that you pay the price. Or you payed the price. Anyhow, it's not as good as the K450.


The headphone is nice and fast. The bass is there, but not in abundance like more 'fashionable' headphones out there. Mid are okay and highs are good in detail.

That's what you'd expect from AKG, a more or less realistic presentation of the music. The main problem with the headphones is when the music gets 'big'.

When you play S&M from Metallica (maybe not the best example for a record) it is a real treat to listen to. But when the orchestra plays and the music swells the headphones loose track and the music get's to crowded. They just aren't able to reproduce. Same goes with better recoded classical pieces. It just doesn't cut it.


So should you get it? If you tent to use it as a low-cost commuting headphone then by all means, get one. just don't pay top dollar for these headphones.

Don't get me wrong, I don't regret this purchase, they are great on the train where the noise interferes with the music anyway. They are also very nice to use with portable game systems as the Nintendo 3DS.


Pros: Very good price, good comfort, and good sound in general

Cons: Bad build quality, too much trebles and thin cable

Considering the price for a pair of AKG headphones, they're not bad, very comfortable and good sound quality, except the really too trebles in comparison to the bass, and the cable too much thin.


Pros: Nice Sound,Portable,Comes with nice case

Cons: Short cable. Can be uncomfortable if not on properly

I picked these up from eBay for about £27 they were £40 on amazon so i saved £13 pound. Nice one.


These headphones sounded Good straight from the box but im no audiophile so im easily pleased.


They come with volume control but it does not ajust ipod volume which i think is a bit of a pain.


The bass on these are ok but i dont like bass overwelliming so thats fine


the highs and mids and lows are all good well to me they are.


I got them in white and they look nice.



These are Good headphones for the budget but if the cable was a bit longer and the cans were comfyier it would of been 5 stars.



Pros: Highs, portability and volume control!

Cons: Comfort, Lows and Mids.

Bass: The bass on the K430 is there. Nice "uuds" and "thuds" at times but somewhat light.



Highs: The highs on these are just. . .amazing! They are clear and can go somewhat high with the volume before it pierces the ear.

Mids: The mids on these are pushed out a fair bit, which makes the highs and lows at time sound very bad. It is detailed in a way, but a little bit grainy?

Lows: Awful (compared to MS1i's). They are so muddy and crap. You can hear the lows, but it's so...so...muddy! If you compare the lows to apple earphones than they are great!

Comfort: 2 out of 5 stars. Sorry for being mean, but they are not comfortable! After 30 minutes - 1 hour, my outer ears starts to hurt. It might be me, but it hurts! T__T

Design: Very good, love the design and that it has an integrated volume control.

Value: $40 on eBay? HECK GET IT!


AKG K 430 Foldable Mini Headphone - Silver

When you want a high performance upgrade to typical on-ear headphones, look no further than the AKG K 430 mini, on-ear headphones. Deisgned to deliver true AKG performance - high-output sound and excellent frequency response - from virtually any portable device, including iPhone, they are the high-performance upgrade for an improved personal listening experience. By using a closed-back deisgn that fits comfortably on the ear with soft ear pads, the K 430s deliver exceptional dynamic range and detailed sound that is free of distortion, even at high listening levels. AKG has even made tucking these headphones away very easy as the patented 3D-Axis folding mechanism allows you to fold these headphones into very easy size to carry. Include an integrated volume control and a single sided cable and these headphones are the perfect companion for everyday use. A protective carrying case is even included to keep your headphones safe and secure when not in use.

FeatureSingle sided cable and integrated volume control make the K430 headphones easy and convienent to use.
List Price$139.95
Package Quantity1
Product GroupCE
Product Type NameHEADPHONES
TitleAKG K 430 Foldable Mini Headphone - Silver
Number Of Discs1
ArtistVA-Grand Prix Series
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