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AKG K 490 NC

alaTest has collected and analyzed 649 reviews of AKG K 490 NC. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and portability. The price and comfort also get good feedback, but there are some mixed opinions about the reliability.

sound, comfort, price, portability, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the AKG K 490 NC is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for AKG K 490 NC

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 475 user reviews of AKG K 490 NC from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the bass quality and portability. The price and comfort are also appreciated.

sound, comfort, price, portability, bass quality

92% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jun, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for AKG K 490 NC

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 109 user reviews of AKG K 490 NC from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.com. People really like the price and portability. The noise isolation and comfort are also mentioned favorably. There are some critical views about the reliability and durability. There are some mixed reviews about the usability.

sound, comfort, noise isolation, portability, price

durability, reliability

61% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jun, 2019

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Tim Gideon (pcmag.com)

AKG K 490 NC

 

For the price, the excellent AKG K 490 NC noise canceling headphones outperform everything below--and several models above--it.

Quality noise cancellation. Excellent audio performance. Does not distort at high volumes. Very comfortable. Can be used passively. Recharges via USB. Removable cable.

Protective pouch is compact but probably could use more padding or a shell. On-ear design leaks audio.

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Feb, 2012

Expert review by : Sam Vafaei , Marc Henney (rtings.com)

AKG K490-NC HEADPHONES

 

The AKG K490-NC are decent-sounding, noise canceling headphones. They lack a bit of bass but they're decently comfortable and have a somewhat sturdy build quality. They barely leak, they're somewhat portable and they're stable enough to run with but...

Lightweight build. ; Comfortable "On Ear" design. ; Decent sound quality.

Many potentially weak joints. ; Poor noise isolation. ; Significant lack of bass.

Feb, 2016

Expert review by : Adel (technoodling.net)

Review: AKG K490 NC Headphones

 

When Technoodling HQ delivered a new batch of gadgets for review to my house, there was one device that didn't come in any packaging whatsoever. It was in a small black neoprene pouch with a plain “AKG” on the side. When I opened it, it contained a...

The nice thing about the K490 NC is the ability to use the headset just as it is, without turning on the noise cancellation. It’s wonderful when you’re fresh out of power for the active NC, or you’re in a quiet place and don’t really need it. All, in...

Jan, 2013

Reddot design award winner 2010!

Expert review by : reddot (red-dot.de (UK))

K490NC Headphones

 

The generous padding of the ear cups and the headband signify a high degree of wearing comfort. Metal rings around the ear cups moreover heighten the high-quality appearance of the headphones.

Consumer review (bestbuy.com)

Good, but cheap.

 

These headphones are amazing for the price, but the quality of the material used is complete junk. My first headphone broke right where the ear piece connects to the headband. Then iget areplacement and it breaks in the same spot. They should have been...

Dec, 2014

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

not very good/uncomfortable and been in for warranty repair 2 times.

 

purchased these, good recharge life but with really carefull use has shaped at plastic slide 2 times. Also very uncomfortable to wear after 1/2 hours use. Over ear would block out noise better and not press on ears. Look at different brands with proven...

Dec, 2015

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

Good, but not perfect.

 

ears are by no means big). So I had to remove the headphones every so often to allow my ears to regain their shape. Sadly, the headphones later broke after the overseas trip. One of the two swivelling joints that allows the headphones to fold into a...

Compact, reasonable noise cancelling, good quality materials, can still be used if battery is flat.

High clamp pressure over the ears, construction not robust enough for repeated travel use.

Jul, 2014

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