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AKG K422 Foldable Headphone Black (Black)

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  • Closed-Back Design
  • Unique 3D-Axis folding design for easy storage
  • iPhone compatible
  • Soft, comfortable ear pads for extended listening
  • Premium carrying case included

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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: AKG
  • Color Name: Black

Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • ASIN: B008ACYJTI
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: June 10, 2012

Product Description

These collapsible, compact headphones are ideal for traveling music lovers. The AKG K 422 headphones are an ideal solution for any portable audio device, and are sized and designed for comfort and convenience while listening to music on the go. The K 422 headphones provide optimal sound clarity with a 13Hz - 27kHz audio range, and a unique 3D-Axis folding design that lets you easily stow them away for traveling. For additional versatility the K 422's come with two different lengths, and have the ability to receive hands-free calls while listening to music on your smart phone.

Customer Reviews

Perfect sound, accurate bass.
Fer
The bottom line is that I like these phones well enough that next time I see a sale, I'm going to buy at least one more set just to have as a reserve.
Steve Conslaw
Build Quality: Simple and solid.
Dr. Pep

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Tomasa Tomasa on July 4, 2012
Update 08/05/12 Comparison to K450 & Q460
Had a chance to compare the K422 to the K450 & Q460. Using a Sansa Clip Zip with FLAC tracks. Equalizer; two lowest frequency settings at 0 (middle) and three higher frequencies all the way up. Regarding frequency response they were identical (to me). Headphone were identical in comfort being almost identical. The other comparisons:
- The K450/Q460 were a little closed (a cap covering the outside) the K422 is open (you can see the speakers if you shine a light from the outside). This gives the Q460/K450 that particular (even though small) extra bass feel (a little better regarding sound isolation). But it made no difference in regards to frequency response. For me its not worth the double (K450) or the triple (Q460) price.
- The K450/Q460 were more efficient (for the Sansa Clip Zip) I had to raise the volume to lines to get the same volume on the K422. Meaning that the battery (on the Clip Zip) will have to be charged a little sooner (when using the K422). No bigee here...
- Regarding the interchangeable cables on the K450/Q460, even though they seem an advantage, I'm pretty sure they will break much sooner than I ever have a problem with the K422 cables. (no real advantage for the K450/Q460 for me in this case).
- The K422 have cloth ear-pads (no sweating) but they will get get dirty one day (I will have to wash them). On the upside I can wear them much longer without discomfort. The K450/Q460 have fake leather, they look cooler.
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Original review:
I second the comments here, with respect to the headband being short (even when stretched all the way open).
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By evan.j.andrews on July 29, 2012
I bought these from that stupid deal of the day that everybody else got them from.

Solid build quality and comfortable fabric ear cushions. Could use some more cushioning on the headband. The sound leakage on these is not terrible however I don't usually listen too loud. Isolation isn't bad for a semi-open design. Achieving a seal was easy at least with my ears. I'm not a small guy but I don't have any problems with these fitting like other people have reported. I have encountered problems with these sliding off while I'm wearing a hood, which is sometimes necessary at work. However they aren't uncomfortable while wearing glasses. The cord is most certainly way too short.

The sound is smooth and balanced. Very dynamic on a track like Five Seconds by Twin Shadow. Vocals have great presence as displayed on the track Poison and Wine by the Civil Wars. I for one think the clarity could be better. They're more balanced then my Grado SR60i's but the Grado's have much better separation and much less congestion. These however walk all over my Koss Portapros. I mean like, I'm considering selling them because of these AKGs. By comparison the Portapros sound congested, screechy and midbassy. For somebody who is concerned with bass these puppies will actually put out some subbass. You can feel them rocking your ears and as a credit to their build quality you don't hear them vibrating (like you do with the Meelec HT21s).

All in all I think these are a good buy even at the price listed above (I paid less). I also think these are something a little unique. I removed stickers from the package mine arrived in to uncover the name of a French retailer. The predominate language on the package is French. If you're in North America then these could possibly be a unique little set of cans.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Fer on December 26, 2012
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Perfect sound, accurate bass. Total precission in every sound. I never take the time to give a review but this headphones are the best. after searching and tryimg different models and brands these are the ones. A must have from now on.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Dennis on June 29, 2012
The best word I can use to describe these headphones is "crisp". I mostly listen to rock, pop, and classical (really). You can definitely hear the distinct voices of each instrument without muddling. Highs come through sharp without "airiness", mid's are pronounced and bass response is good but not overpowering, but if you listen mostly to hip-hop, the bass may be slightly lacking (but isn't it always for hip-hop aficionados?). A solid "A" for sound quality.

These headphones use a mesh cloth for the earpads. They're very comfortable and stay cool because air can pass through them, unlike p/leather pads which can get very warm.

The headphones are also great for traveling because they fold into a compact design and come with a nylon carrying case. I've included a picture of the headphones folded up.

The length of the cord is on the short side, exactly 1 meter long. Perfect if you're using this with a mobile device, but a bit on the short side for me since it doesn't give me much wiggle room when I plug these headphones into my computer about two feet away.

There is some sound leakage since it's a "semi-closed" design. Sound doesn't leak nearly as much as an open-air design, but don't bring these into the library.

I do have an issue with the size of the headband. The adjustable band doesn't extend very far. I have a fairly long head, and I can't get the earpads to fit squarely centered over my ears; it's short by about a quarter-inch. A crude measurement shows the length of the headband measured from the center of one earpad to the other is 16.5". I can live with it, but I always find myself trying to pull the headphones down closer to my ears.

Overall, these are great balanced headphones suitable for almost any music genre and designed to travel with you wherever you go. The headband is a bit small, so if your head is on the larger side, you might find these don't fit you very well.
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