AKG K451 Deals

Andrew Williams

By Andrew Williams



February 11, 2014, 5:06 pm

Sound quality of the K451 is SSSSSOOOOOO BBBBAAAAAADDDDD!!!! I am so disapointed of it. The high rating it gets from the reviewers are surprising at the best...


February 24, 2014, 12:50 am

They sound just great for this kind of money. Best in class.


June 1, 2014, 10:07 pm

Agree completely with dushkin - can't understand the high ratings for these - I found them hugely disappointing and out performed by a pair of cheaper Sennheiser PX100's. The sound is muddy.....the midrange and treble lack clarity and sparkle. A 48hr solid run-in did not significantly improve things. Just bought a pair of Sony MDR ZX610's instead - HUGE improvement. They deliver what I expected the 451's to deliver and I would recommend these over 451's at this price point without hesitation.


December 11, 2014, 3:18 pm

does it have a mic guys???

Jonas N

September 20, 2015, 8:09 pm

Listening to them now, yes, treble is a bit weak but fortunately this responds very well to a slight equalizer adjustment on my PC (and e.g. Spotify for iOS / Android has a built-in one!) Some also insist that this is helped by "burning them in". I'm no judge to tell whether that even works or is just a myth, but if it is a myth, it could also be that your ears need some adjustment. :) I also strongly recommend a good quality audio source. Try not to fall back on filthy old 160 kbps mp3's. Fortunately Spotify and other services offer "premium quality" settings ~320 kbps which are a whole different ball game.


August 9, 2016, 9:14 am

Can I use these headphones with an Android smartphone? The review refers only to iOS...

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