Pros: Good sounding, clear flow, nice mid and highs
Cons: Muddy bass, questionable cables, not comfortable
A few years ago, I was given this Q460 as a birthday present. At the time, I didn't have any notions as to what music was. I plugged in cheap earphones in my ear holes, and if they made any noise, then I would consider it "working" for me. The Q460 realized I had missed out on a lot.
The music was, of course, a very different experience from what I'd heard from the trash I had used until then. The highs were good, the middle exceptionally well. However, I found the bass a little muddy, and I would like a more deep and resounding feeling. Clearly, open-back headphones are not my preference, although I did like the lightweight design and the overall comfort. It folded neatly into the black carrying pouch, although putting the cable in was messy.
Some of the problems were that I used to listen to music in bed. However, I felt that the cans would break if I rolled over to the side, and it was extremely uncomfortable, to the point where I grabbed my in ears from my bedside drawer in disgust. Also, the paddings on the head did nothing to relieve the pressure it was giving on my head.
The second problem was yesterday. I plugged my Q460 into my Nexus 5X, and then immediately noticed that my left channel was fading. Just to test, I pulled off my right side of the headphones. The left can was mostly dead, with short gasps sometimes. I fiddled with the connections, and it worked. The left channel began to function once more. However, as soon as I set my phone down, the connection moved and dissolved. I was left with only my right channel again.
Irritated, I called customer support at AKG (they seemed to be related with JBL here in Korea), only to be scolded at that they did not have any replacements for now and then sneered that they would have one in about a month, before hanging up on me. I was shocked with customer care, partly because they did not seem to care that I couldn't use my headphones. For. A. Month. One of the nicer support ladies said there would be a shorter cable in the carrying pouch, but I told her that I did not know where the pouch was anymore (lost inside house). She didn't care as well and hung up.
Very disappointed. Remind me never to shop for AKG products.