In the zone.
At a Glance:
State-of-the art, active noise-cancelling technology
noise-cancelling headphones that are built for travel
AKG signature sound
"Of course 'NC' stands for 'noise-cancelling' but it could also stand for 'no contest', because when it comes to pure, undisturbed sound, the AKG K495 NC headphones deliver high-quality performance and active noise control that are second to none. Durable and easy to charge through the USB, these top-of-the-line headphones create a perfect audio world: you get all the sound you want, and none of the sound you don’t."
- Closed-back headphones
- MAX input power
- Input Impedance
- Frequency Response
K 495NC is rated
Rated 2 out of
Poor Quality Control
Two headed Snake . . . Sound Amazing, but will break at the hinge. I've gone thru several pair before I finally had to call it quits and go with a different headphone. Real shame as the sound quality is so good on them. They should of paid a little more attention to the construction of it.
Date published: 2016-02-19
Rated 4 out of
Great sounding headphones, good noise cancelling
I have owned my pair for more than a year. I do not find any issues with the build quality as mentioned in another review, but as with any hinged headphone, the hinge could be a weak point. Proper handling is key. I don't baby my headphones but treat them with a reasonable amount of respect and have had no mechanical issues with them at all.
The sound quality is outstanding and they are very comfortable to wear and not at all fatiguing. I do find that the noise cancelling is really only intended to eliminate lower frequency noise, such as ambient aircraft noises, but still allows you to hear voices pretty easily. If your purpose is to essentially eliminate most ambient sound then these are not appropriate for you. Playing music at a low to moderate volume eliminates the outside world, much more so than if you turn off the noise cancelling.
These are best characterized are relatively neutral headphones, thankfully not bass heavy like so many current headphones out there. Excellent sound balance.
I cannot normally wear typical headphones for any length of time, so I am very happy that these work so well for me and can wear them for extended periods with no issue.
Date published: 2016-03-01
Rated 1 out of
Great sound, Horrible quality!
I had received the headphones as a gift. The sound quality was great but the headphones broke at the hinge. The company honored the warranty and sent a replacement pair. Within 5 months the headphones broke at the same exact spot. I would not recommend this to anyone. It does not make sense to spend this amount of money and receive a defective product.
Date published: 2017-01-07
Rated 1 out of
Really bad construction for the price
I bought these and a week later one of the hinges broke up. Looking for a replacement I noticed that on eBay there are a lot of these with the hinges broken, so there is a serious flaw on the materials. Good sound quality though.
Date published: 2016-08-17
Rated 1 out of
Poor quality- hinge broke used only a few times!
I am so disappointed, the headphones slid off my lap on the plane, and the hinge broke! Can I send them in to be repaired? I hope can be repaired at a reasonable price, as there is obviously a product defect.
Date published: 2017-08-12
Have the build quality of these been improved? There are a lot of people that have had issues with the hinge breaking. And if so, how do I know I am getting the improved version?
AKG has improved their quality with the K495NC with durability and sound. They also come with a 1 year warranty so if you have any issues with this product, please contact your local Harman Audio Customer Service for information regarding your warranty options.
Date published: 2016-03-25
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