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on February 28, 2014
I don't like all the reviews that say "Good for the money", because when you want something good and are willing to pay extra for it, the reviews like these do not give any info.
So, I will not do that, and will give these headphones 4 stars as an absolute measure. Not to confuse people I will say it is only because a more expensive will be better.
So, I will say here - these are great headphones. Sound quality, clarity are much much better than acceptable, I was trying the AKG headphones of other model costing $85-$100, and the only difference was just slightly better sound isolation. If you use these (K404) at the highest volume, people around you may be able to hear your music. And that means, that headphones loose a little of sound energy supplied. However, the great news is that one doesn't have to listen at the highers volumes. These headphones sound great at all ranges in a volume. Great at 10% of the full volume and doesn't kill your hearing.
Additionally - very lightweight and at the same time sturdily made, so you don't have to be constantly on alert that you would break them. For my purpose and for my purpose only, I found that the cord is extremely long for listening to pocket player. For those who use them at home this is NOT a limitation, but if you use headphones at home, you would probably go for a different model - more like studio monitors.
In summary - Great headphones. They occupy the space of portable headphones and prove much better - 1) You don't put the piece in your ear - hygiene reasons. 2) Small ear-buds give direct sound, which hurt hearing in a long run - these are around ear, so work rather like a small speakers near your ears. Still a danger to hearing as all headphones, but less than ear buds.