not at these prices, no! unlike many manufacturers, AKG are really trying to create a new line, instead of ripping us off with re-heated leftovers (denon, ultrasone take note)
however, reports are, underneate the fancy make over, you'll find the same drivers from the old line. That's what i understand. so whilst they look stunning on the outside, on the inside, they're probably no better than the akg k27i or jbl 410's.
they are sexy headphones though! these and phiaton are the only good looking nnew entries this year i think. but price wise, they are way too far out of their depth.
Originally Posted by Leipziger /img/forum/go_quote.gif Tried the K 450 and was disappointed. Compared with the K 26 P a bit better in the mids and highs, but the same overblown bottom end.
Lots more comfortable than the K 26/414.
Definitely not worth the German price of EUR 99.
they are good looking things, but i'm not scared about paying over the top. i've never tried them, but for he price i could get onto our friendly auction site and pick something else. i'm intreagued, but not enough to hand over my hard earned...
Hmmm.... the K26p was my gateway drug into head-fi. I have been very curious about these new entries. Bass doesn't scare me as I am a bit of a bass head but the mids and highs better not be masked by it. More impressions should start trickling in over the next few weeks.
well I can vouch for them being way better than the k416p: better highs and sound overall, much more comfortable, better isolation and quite stylish. for portables they rule (though i haven't tried the px100).
I auditioned them for a few minutes before. My memory is a little hazy on the overall performance but that's because I remember being incredibly impressed by the amount of bass they put out. Bear in mind that I'm definitely a basshead so they definitely won't be the choice for anyone looking for neutrality. Extremely comfortable and that's coming from someone who usually doesn't like supra-aural phones because of comfort issues. They are also very easy to drive and go very loud. I'm considering getting a pair.
I got them for about 100 usd so I didn't think they were that bad for the price. I don't have experiences with the other AKG portable headphones but from what I can tell, these are quite good. I used to have the ES7's and these are a lot more comfortable even though they are both supraural.
Soundwise, I enjoy these a bit better than the ES7's because I feel as if these are a bit more neutral. The midrange is better and the treble isn't as harsh. However, these are not the most detailed cans there are. That should be an obvious statement. I do enjoy the folding of the headphones though. They make them very portable.
All in all, I think for how much I paid and for what I use them for, they fulfill my needs. They're not the best of my headphones since they are easily the cheapest, but they get the job done when i need my fix of music and am not at home.
Originally Posted by captian73 /img/forum/go_quote.gif they are good looking things, but i'm not scared about paying over the top. i've never tried them, but for he price i could get onto our friendly auction site and pick something else. i'm intreagued, but not enough to hand over my hard earned...
the akg k450s are amazing. even if they are pretty easy to drive
a fiio e5 amp adds punch and crispness to the sound.
I have owned them for 3 months now and I love music ever so much
more. especially bob dylan and some rolling stones....
I tried the AKG K 450 yesterday in a shop and did a direct comparison with the Zino.
I can't believe they got good grades and even some awards. True, they're really comfortable but SQ is among the worst I've heard. I don't know how anyone can like that low-tuned thick sound that kills all melodies...