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AKG Q460 Mini On Ear Headphones, Quincy Jones Signature Line Reviews

ideaman924

First dip, but wasn't that great

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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...
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investmentbiker

Very good sound but bad wiring

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Pros: Very good sound, light weight, low power requirement

Cons: Cabling is unacceptably poor quality and spoils the experience

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. The drawback was that, at the time, there was no option for a microphone in the wire for phone use. When the 460 was introduced with an in-cable mic, I looked into replacing the cable on my 450. AKG said I should contact the Canadian distributor who said they do not sell cables separately but subsequently said that...
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Loquah

Smooth and punchy portable

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Pros: Great bass, good comfort, easy to listen to

Cons: Mids are a little harsh on certain vocals

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. On the other hand, the smooth sound means it's very easy to listen to for long periods at any volume (unless it's so loud it hurts).   The carrying case is brilliant and compact and the 2 cords give you plenty of tangle-free options, by...
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