AKG K451 Supra Aural Folding Headphones With Pivoting Earcups!

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

When it comes to headphones, I like using circum-aural (over ear) headphones at home, and supra-aural (on ear) or in-ear headphones when I'm on the go to be aware of my surroundings!
With that said, I am reviewing today a pair of K451 on-ear headphones by AKG, that fold down neatly into a nice zipped hard case for storing.
The actual folding mechanism of the K451 headphones is called 3D-Axis, meaning the ear cups pivot almost 360 degrees and fold inwards towards the headband.
There is a stainless steel band that runs around the top of the headband and a soft cushioned pad on the bottom of the headband.
The ear pads have soft cushioned padding too, while the adjustable sides of the headband feature also a stainless steel band.
With the AKG K451 you also get two sets of straight cables with twist-lock jacks on one end to lock the jack into the headphone socket. 
One of the 3.5 mm cables is 1.2 meters long and has built-in a 3-button remote control and microphone for controlling Apple iOS devices, including the iPhone 5 (both C & S models).
With that said, the inline remote and mic control does seem to work with Android phones, at least with the ARCHOS 50e Helium.
When plugged into the ARCHOS 50e Helium, I was able to get the mic and play/pause functionality to work (though not the volume controls).
The AKG K451 frequency response goes from 11Hz all the way up to 29.5 kHz so this pair of headphones have both superb base and trebles. The clarity of music is very detailed with punchy lows (bass) and balanced mids.

The AKG K451 closed back headphones have a solid build, they're lightweight (only 120 grams) and have comfortable ear padding with perfect amount of clamping force. The pivoting earcups rotate in such a way that allows the headphones to be folded up towards the headband. The frequency response on these headphones goes down to 11Hz so the audio reproduction is very clear. The remote and mic are supported by iPod nano (4th generation and later, iPod classic, iPod touch (2nd generation and later) iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad and iPad 2.

Inside the box you also get a 3.5mm to 6.3mm (1/8" to 1/4") adapter, as well as a spare jack cable and stylish sturdy case.

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