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AKG K 430 Closed Back On-Ear Headphones

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On-ear headphones with an ingenious 3D-Axis folding headband, the high-output AKG K 430's offer exceptional dynamic range and an integrated volume co...Click To Read More About This Product

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Unique folding headband for easy transport, and closed-back design ensure you a better listen.

On-ear headphones with an ingenious 3D-Axis folding headband, the high-output AKG K 430's offer exceptional dynamic range and an integrated volume control. The closed-back design naturally attenuates ambient noise for a more relaxed listening experience. The single-sided cable adds to your comfort while listening.

FEATURES
  • Closed-back design
  • Unique 3D-Axis folding mechanism for even easier transport
  • iPhone compatible
  • Soft ear pads for comfortable fit
  • Single-sided cable
  • Ergonomically designed integrated volume control
  • 6.3mm jack adapter
  • 99.99% oxygen-free cable
  • Hard gold-plated jack plug and contacts
  • Closed-back, dynamic headphones
  • Suited for (SA)CD, DVD(A), DAT
  • Best for MP3, CD, MD, and PC/laptops
  • Carrying case
SPECIFICATIONS
  • Frequency range: 12Hz - 28kHz
  • Input impedance: 32?
  • Sensitivity: 125dB SPL/V
  • Headphones weight without cable: 110g
  • Max. input power: 30mW
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AKGK 430 Closed Back On-Ear Headphones
 
3.8

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

73%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good value (10)
  • Lightweight (10)
  • Compact (9)
  • Great sound (9)
  • Comfortable (8)

Cons

  • Cord too short (7)

Best Uses

  • Portable devices (9)
  • Music (7)
  • With my computer (5)
  • Travel (4)
  • Relaxing (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Audiophile (4), School (4), Gear head (3)
    • Primary Use:
    • Listening to ipod (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (11)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

AKG K430 Headphone Review

I really like these and if you can get them for a low price then it's a complete steal. I might be willing to pay the retail price but it'd be a tough decision...Read complete review

I really like these and if you can get them for a low price then it's a complete steal. I might be willing to pay the retail price but it'd be a tough decision as good as they are. I think anything under half the price and you'll be happy.
Pretty much comes with the standard features of any headphones. They are nice and compact and they fold in so that size is minimal. If you're traveling a lot and need small but excellent sounding headphones these are good to get. They also do a decent job at eliminating noise. The cord has a volume slider to change the sound volume.
I'm not going to lie. These headphones look really cheap. The quality and design are made of plastic. It even has the imfamous "Made in China" written on it.
They fit well and the sound is clear with enough bass. I compared these with other headphones like the Panasonic RP-HC700 and these had clearer sound and better bass.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Okay but nothing special

These phone are pretty light and flimsy. The cord is so short you can't plug it in and rock back in your chair. Sound is good and the comfort is pretty good but it's...Read complete review

These phone are pretty light and flimsy. The cord is so short you can't plug it in and rock back in your chair. Sound is good and the comfort is pretty good but it's nothing like those old Koss phone I had for 30 years repairing with tape and glue. Over all, I am disappointed with my purchase.

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(13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

AKG K430 Headphone Review

By Jackson Pugh

from USA

Comments about AKG K 430 Closed Back On-Ear Headphones:

I really like these and if you can get them for a low price then it's a complete steal. I might be willing to pay the retail price but it'd be a tough decision as good as they are. I think anything under half the price and you'll be happy.
Pretty much comes with the standard features of any headphones. They are nice and compact and they fold in so that size is minimal. If you're traveling a lot and need small but excellent sounding headphones these are good to get. They also do a decent job at eliminating noise. The cord has a volume slider to change the sound volume.
I'm not going to lie. These headphones look really cheap. The quality and design are made of plastic. It even has the imfamous "Made in China" written on it.
They fit well and the sound is clear with enough bass. I compared these with other headphones like the Panasonic RP-HC700 and these had clearer sound and better bass.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent product for the price!

By Gary Doleshal

from So. Cal.

Comments about AKG K 430 Closed Back On-Ear Headphones:

All in all I'm completely satisfied with sound quality, comfort, compact design and construction of these headphones. Just remember the three foot cable is a light weight electrical wire...not a tow cable.

A great "bang for the buck" headset.
This headphone set has an in-line volume controller that's handy to have any time you need it and the sound quality is great too! Even though the light-weight three foot is cable a little short for most people, I have to remind myself it was intended to be used with an i-pod or mp3 player, not for swinging a guitar about or running around the room...you can always buy an extension cable as long as you want. Oh yeah, the carrying case and 1/4" input adapter are nice touches too!
Just because a product has some plastic parts on it, doesn't mean it's lacking in workmanship. This headset is well made.
Value speaks for it self. If it's not exactly what you expected...no problem, just return it for a refund then kick-in and additional 4 or 5 hundred bucks and get the headset your trained ear should have.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Headphones

By Dakota91

from Minnesota

About Me College Student, Mild Audiophile

Pros

  • Compact
  • Good Bass
  • Great Sound
  • Lightweight
  • Stylish

Cons

  • Thin Cable

Best Uses

  • Music
  • Portable Devices
  • Relaxing
  • With My Computer

Comments about AKG K 430 Closed Back On-Ear Headphones:

If you can get these headphones on sale like I did there is not a single pair of headphones in the price range (sub 50) that will come close in my opinion. At full price its a bit too expensive because of the plastic construction. But the sound of these headphones is phenomenal. The bass response is amazing and they out-perform my roommates headphones that cost 2 or 3 times as much (mostly because they are endorsed by a certain Dr.)

  • Primary Use:
  • Listening to iPod

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

AKG K430 cans

By Toast

from Orlando, Fl.

About Me Audiophile, Gear Head

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Compact
  • Good Bass
  • Good Value
  • Great Sound
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Cord Too Short

Best Uses

  • Music
  • Portable Devices
  • Traveling
  • Working

Comments about AKG K 430 Closed Back On-Ear Headphones:

Excellent sound in a well-built, lightweight package. Sound is somewhat reminiscent of my first AKG's (K140's) from a long, long time ago. iPod will run these well except for high noise environments. These are not made to "seal", but rather to rest comfortably "on" the ear. Material forms comfortably to the ear and swivels easily to ensure constant positioning while wearing for extended periods. Phenomenal value when on sale for just under thirty. Would have paid more now that I've heard them! Carrying case is good. 1/4" adapter plug is solid!

  • Primary Use:
  • Listening to iPod
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Value OF the head phones

By sean

from In,us

About Me College Student

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Compact
  • Good Value
  • Great Sound
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Music
    • Portable Devices

    Comments about AKG K 430 Closed Back On-Ear Headphones:

    It is good to travel with the bag.
    I like the bag more than the phone. Actually , it sounds good too.
    However, it is a little bit too tide.

    • Primary Use:
    • Traveling
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    My opinion about AKG K430

    By EDDIE LOZADA

    from San Juan, PR

    See all my reviews

    Comments about AKG K 430 Closed Back On-Ear Headphones:

    I will give this headphones a 7/10 because the cable really sucks. Its too short for any application and in top of that is too thin. The ear pads are average but the size and sound are very nice. If you dont plan to wear them for long periods of time, I recommend this item. Other than that I suggest around the ear cups or cans for you.
    Im' a keyabord player and a little more cable would have been appreciated. Three feet is just not enough. Also the cable is too thin, prone to break by the smallest accident. The connectors are nice gold plated, the case is very good. I treat them very carefully.
    I don't mind the plastic parts. Its very lightweight which means less stress to yourhead and neck. This is a well rounded design. Good overall quality and sound.
    I bought them on sale!!!. Very good bang for the buck.

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    AKG K430's

    By Frank Neaus III

    from U.S.A.

    Comments about AKG K 430 Closed Back On-Ear Headphones:

    AKG's are good for mp3's and cd players. They have alot of bass- Thanks to the closed backs. If you are a guitar player and like more treble, then I would go with Jenson headphones, they have more treble with good bass sound too. The Jensons also have a long heavy chord, AKG K 430's have a very short thin chord. Remember Jenson put the sound in rock-n-roll with fender amps.
    I got them on sale, so they were good for the price.

     
    4.0

    good

    By Lemon

    from MI,US

    About Me College Student

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Value
    • Great Sound
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Uncomfortable

    Best Uses

    • Music
    • Relaxing
    • With My Computer

    Comments about AKG K 430 Closed Back On-Ear Headphones:

    A good bargain !

    • Primary Use:
    • Listening to iPod
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Great Sound

    By Malibum

    from Tulsa, OK

    About Me Audiophile, Frequent Traveler, Gear Head

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Good Bass
    • Good Value
    • Great Sound
    • Lightweight
    • Stylish

    Cons

    • Cord Too Short

    Best Uses

    • Music
    • Portable Devices
    • Traveling
    • With My Computer

    Comments about AKG K 430 Closed Back On-Ear Headphones:

    Great headphones for the price.

    • Primary Use:
    • Listening to iPod
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Great price for good head-phones.

    By Barrister

    from Lincoln NE

    About Me Audiophile, Gear Head

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Bass
    • Good Value
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Cord Too Short

    Best Uses

    • Music
    • Portable Devices

    Comments about AKG K 430 Closed Back On-Ear Headphones:

    Nice pair of headphones at great price. Good fidelity. Bright, clear, responsive bass. But, the cord seems flimsy and is way too short. But at the price I paid for them, they are a surprisingly good deal.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Clear sound!

    By Rockermom51

    from Boaz, Al

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Compact
    • Compact size
    • Durable
    • Foldaway Storage
    • Good Bass
    • Good Value
    • Great Sound
    • Lightweight
    • Stylish
    • Volume Control On Cord

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Audio
      • Music
      • Portable Devices

      Comments about AKG K 430 Closed Back On-Ear Headphones:

      Got these on sale. Worth the price. Love the foldaway capability and the protective case that's included. Clear sound, with good bass. I recommend these for the average audiophile like me.

      • Primary Use:
      • Listening to iPod
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      3.0

      Okay but nothing special

      By redbeard

      from Akron, Oh

      About Me Sound Veteran

      Pros

      • Good Sound And Comfort

      Cons

      • Cord Way Too Short
      • Flimsy Construction

      Best Uses

      • With My Computer

      Comments about AKG K 430 Closed Back On-Ear Headphones:

      These phone are pretty light and flimsy. The cord is so short you can't plug it in and rock back in your chair. Sound is good and the comfort is pretty good but it's nothing like those old Koss phone I had for 30 years repairing with tape and glue. Over all, I am disappointed with my purchase.

      • Primary Use:
      • Listening to iPod
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      too bad for me

      By cheng

      from IL

      About Me College Student

      Pros

      • Noise Cancellation

      Cons

      • Cord Too Short
      • Poor Sound

      Best Uses

        Comments about AKG K 430 Closed Back On-Ear Headphones:

        I am not a professional, but I still can tell it's not worth even when it is in a deal

         
        2.0

        no good

        By River

        from Charleston, SC

        About Me Audiophile

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Cheap

        Cons

        • Poor Sound

        Best Uses

          Comments about AKG K 430 Closed Back On-Ear Headphones:

          AKG is known for making good gear. This product tarnishes that reputation. There is no low end sound. It feels and sounds like a cheap headset.

          • Primary Use:
          • Listening to iPod
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          junk

          By M

          from Wisconsin

          About Me Semi-pro

          Pros

          • None

          Cons

          • Cord Too Short
          • Cord too thin
          • Too much bass

          Best Uses

          • GARBAGE

          Comments about AKG K 430 Closed Back On-Ear Headphones:

          I can't believe I paid what I did for these as a stupid deal of the day....I'm the stupid one. They're not even worth the what they're asking for them here!

          • Primary Use:
          • Traveling
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          Stupid Good Deal

          By Jett

          from Tallahassee, FL

          See all my reviews

          Ask me a question

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Compact
          • Good Value
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Portable Devices
            • Relaxing
            • Traveling

            Comments about AKG K 430 Closed Back On-Ear Headphones:

            I missed these the first time MF offered them as a Stupid Deal. The next time I saw them offered as such I popped for them. They are comfortable and sound great. As others have noted the cord is short and not very substantial, but I am easy on my equipment and I expect them to last. I use them with my MP3 player when I am traveling or just when I need to isolate myself from the din around me. I would not pay retail or even MF's regular price for them, but I got a deal on them and am completely satisfied.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            excellent value

            By twilly

            from San Jose, CA

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Compact
            • Good Value
            • Great Sound
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Cord Too Short

            Best Uses

            • Portable Devices
            • Traveling
            • With My Computer

            Comments about AKG K 430 Closed Back On-Ear Headphones:

            These are very nice headphones for the discounted price. Terrific sound, fold up well. The inline volume controller is super handy. The cord is definitely too short if you and your music source are more than a few feet apart. The on-ear cups are small but not uncomfortable, and keep sounds contained more than open ear foam cups on other brands. Also, excellent service from Musician's friend.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Not bad for the money

            By JJ

            from Bristol, VA

            About Me Weekend Working Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Compact
            • Good Bass
            • Good Value
            • Great Sound
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Cord Needs To Be Made Of
            • Cord Too Short

            Best Uses

            • Portable Devices

            Comments about AKG K 430 Closed Back On-Ear Headphones:

            For the money these headphones are a value buy, granted they're not Dr Dre's but they don't cost an arm and a leg either...I bought these for my grandchildren to use on their iPod's, I was impressed at the sound they reproduced!The connecting cable does need to be of a heavier guage, that's the only con I see.

            • Primary Use:
            • Listening to iPod
            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
             
            5.0

            good price, good product

            By g

            from Binghamton ny

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Compact
            • Good Bass
            • Good Value
            • Great Sound
            • Stylish

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about AKG K 430 Closed Back On-Ear Headphones:

                Very pleased with the purchased headphones

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