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AKG K422 Foldable Headphone

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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 422s have the ability to receive hands-free calls while listening to music on your smart phone.

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

Headphones for today' mobile listener, order now.

SPECIFICATIONS
  • Cable: 1.10 m
  • Connector: Jack plug 3.5mm
  • Weight: 105 g
  • Audio Features/Specifications
  • Frequency Response: 13Hz “ 27kHz
  • Maximum Input Power: 30 mW
  • Input Impedance: 32 ohms
  • Sensitivity: 125 dB SPL/V
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AKGK422 Foldable Headphone
 
4.4

(based on 38 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (32)
  • Lightweight (29)
  • Comfortable (28)
  • Good value (27)
  • Great sound (25)

Cons

  • Cord too short (21)
  • Uncomfortable (3)

Best Uses

  • Portable devices (28)
  • Music (24)
  • With my computer (23)
  • Travel (17)
  • Home audio (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Audiophile (17), Gear head (15), Traveler (4), School (3)
    • Primary Use:
    • Listening to ipod (19)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (33)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Very Nice lightweights

First, like every other review here so far, I got these with a "stupid deal", for [$]. That said, I definitely got my money's worth. The...Read complete review

First, like every other review here so far, I got these with a "stupid deal", for [$]. That said, I definitely got my money's worth. The "Pros" choices above give you "good bass", "good value", but "great sound". The sound is good, probably not great. If I were looking for "great sound" I would expect to pay a couple of hundred,at least. Are these a good "value"? Yes, at [$], for me, No at [$] (their regular price). I gave them a four, and that't totally from my perspective (paying [$]). If I had paid [$] for them it would be no higher than a three. I had one other issue, the product description says "For additional versatility the K 422's come with two different lengths", I still haven't figured out what they meant by that. The come with only one cord (lengths?), and that's too short.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Honest Headphones

I run an audio production company and commercial recording studio. My studio is for making commercials not recording bands. I needed extra headphones when other voices are recording with me and when I saw...Read complete review

I run an audio production company and commercial recording studio. My studio is for making commercials not recording bands. I needed extra headphones when other voices are recording with me and when I saw these as "Stupid Deal Of The Day" it looked like an excellent deal. It is! They sound really good but ... they certainlly don't work as phones for recording because so much of the sound bleeds into the mic. They are not as "closed ear" as they look. Other than that, I have no compaints.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Top of the line frequency response...

By TecA

from New York

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about AKG K422 Foldable Headphone:

      Compared side by side with K450 & Q460 and same...
      Used FLAC, Amerie, Sansa Clip Zip with equalizer in custom (two lowest bands flat (0) and 3 other bands to the highest settings).

      The Q460/K450 has a more closed ear so it protected a bit more from the outside. The Q460/K450 were also more efficient (I had to raise volume two bars on the Clip Zip to get the same volume as in the Q460/K450). Not an issue but probably means that you will deplete the battery on your player a little sooner when using your K422's.

      Comfort is really nice. The cloth ear covers are a nice advantage (less perspiration for your ears) as compared to the Q460/K450 which have fake leather.

      Overall for price/frequency response (high/lows/mids) and compared to their almost identical but expensive brothers Q460/K450, these are keepers!

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

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Good at First....

      By college future

      from oklahoma

      About Me Gear Head, Teenager

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Compact
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Cord Too Short
      • Flimsy Construction

      Best Uses

      • Portable Devices
      • Traveling

      Comments about AKG K422 Foldable Headphone:

      I bought these for twenty dollars as the stupid deal of the day, and was very pleased with the value for the first three weeks until the cord came loose at the jack. Now the sound cuts out if i don't hold them at the right angle.Hoping these have a warrenty.
      In summary, save yourself time and money, buy sennheisers instead.

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

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Fits my portable headpho needs perfectly

      By musicjeff

      from Detroit michigan

      About Me Audiophile

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Music
        • Portable Devices
        • Traveling
        • With My Computer

        Comments about AKG K422 Foldable Headphone:

        I bought these for a cross country train trip. The in ear headphones that I have hurt my ears so I thought I would try these out. They fold up nice and compact and they sound great. I also like the fact that the ear pads are fabric and not leather or vinyl, so my ears don't get too hot. As a bonus my ipod classic fits in the included carrying bag. The only con I found is the cord is not as long as the cord on my in-ear headphones but I could still put my ipod in my pants pocket and wear these.

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

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Surprisingly Good!

        By Weijianwee

        from Orlando, FL

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Compact
        • Good Value
        • Great Sound
        • Lightweight
        • Well built quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Audio
          • Music
          • Portable Devices
          • With My Computer

          Comments about AKG K422 Foldable Headphone:

          Clarity, well-balanced and not overtly bass emphasized, very comfortable to wear. Got a great deal.

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

          K422 Foldable Headphone

          By Scooter

          from Olean NY

          About Me Audiophile, Frequent Traveler, Gear Head

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • NA

          Best Uses

          • IPod
          • Music
          • Portable Devices
          • Relaxing
          • Traveling
          • With My Computer

          Comments about AKG K422 Foldable Headphone:

          These are a great item. I love that they fold up and the tone these little things put out is phat!

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

          Nice headphones - great value!

          By tumbleweed

          from Front Range Colorado

          About Me Audiophile

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable earpads
          • Foldable design
          • Open balanced response

          Cons

          • Cord Too Short

          Best Uses

          • Home Audio
          • Music
          • Portable Devices

          Comments about AKG K422 Foldable Headphone:

          Read a lot of good reviews for these, and at this great price decided to give them a try. I'm not disappointed at all; they have a very nice open sound, comparable to my Sony MDR-v6s, but they're much more compact. The knit covering is much kinder to my ears than the vinyl you find on similar models. Not crazy about the cord, but it's adequate.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          Excellent value portable headphones

          By Big Frank

          from Minneappolis, MN

          About Me Gear Head

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Good Value
          • Great Sound
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Cord Too Short

          Best Uses

          • Music
          • Portable Devices
          • Traveling

          Comments about AKG K422 Foldable Headphone:

          These are the first portable AKG headphones that I have purchased. I own a 30 year old set of AKG K240 that I enjoy very much and when this daily deal came up I took a chance and am very satisfied.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Great! Comfort and Quality

          By Bruno Beatriz

          from Curitiba, Brazil

          About Me Audiophile, Gear Head

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Cord Too Short
          • Falls Off/Out Of Ear

          Best Uses

          • Home Audio
          • Music
          • Portable Devices
          • Relaxing

          Comments about AKG K422 Foldable Headphone:

          Great product. Really nice design, sound and comfort. But as tha back is open, it must be used at home.

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

          "Stupid Deal (Not) = Excellent Value"

          By willyt31

          from Mission Viejo, Ca.

          About Me Non-Audiophile

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Cord Too Short

          Best Uses

          • Portable Devices
          • With My Computer

          Comments about AKG K422 Foldable Headphone:

          I mostly listen to MP3s and for this purpose the K422s are excellent. I find these comfortable, but I could see someone with a larger cranium having some comfort issues. With the Stupid Deal these were one of the best values in headphones I have ever purchased.

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

          Decent/Good for price

          By ADBrown

          from Naples, FL

          About Me Frequent Traveler, Gear Head

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Compact
          • Good Value
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Poor Sound

          Best Uses

          • Music
          • Portable Devices
          • Relaxing
          • Traveling

          Comments about AKG K422 Foldable Headphone:

          I was trying to replace a pair of JBL headphones that were very similar to these. The JBL's had fantastic sound with deep rich bass which is the key factor I was looking for. These headphones are ok, but they are lacking the bass response I had in my JBL's which left me a little disappointed. These will do for now, and I really can't complain for the price.

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

          Decent/Good for price

          By beatman

          from Hawaii

          About Me Music Production

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Good Value
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Uncomfortable

          Best Uses

            Comments about AKG K422 Foldable Headphone:

            I produce/compose hip hop and R&B music. I bought these as a pair to carry around on the go. They work fine for this, they are open back (leakers) but that is fine as long as you are aware. The ear cups are small for me, thus not too comfortable.Either way I got these for [$] (including shipping) through the stupid deal of the day. Great buy for the price, hard to beat that.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Great Lightweight Headphones

            By roast_bevo

            from Dallas TX

            About Me College Student, Gear Head

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Compact
            • Good Bass
            • Lightweight
            • Stylish

            Cons

            • Too Much Ambient Noise

            Best Uses

            • Music
            • With My Computer

            Comments about AKG K422 Foldable Headphone:

            These are great headphones, but they do not block out hardly any ambient noise and they are kind of noisy for people around you. Don't get me wrong though I love these headphones. Great sound for the money and super comfortable. Overall great listening experience and would highly recomend these.

             
            5.0

            Surprisingly good quality

            By Weat Mattis

            from Charlotte, NC

            About Me Audiophile

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Compact
            • Great Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Audio
              • Music
              • Portable Devices
              • With My Computer

              Comments about AKG K422 Foldable Headphone:

              I'm not sure I would pay[$] for these, but the Stupid Deal was just too good to resist. The sonic quality is very impressive and the fact that they collapse flat and store in the provide bag is a real plus. I was looking for a decent set of cans for my PRS (Portable Recording Studio), and this fits the bill perfectly.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Crisp, clean, clear

              By rhj

              from East Coast

              About Me Gear Head, Techie

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clarity
              • Comfortable
              • Compact
              • Great Sound
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Music
                • Portable Devices
                • Traveling

                Comments about AKG K422 Foldable Headphone:

                Three words crisp, clean, clear.

                All instruments have distinct voices.
                High, Mids and Lows are distinct and clean with no artifacts. Bass is not overpowering unless you clamp for a better seal.

                Mesh cloth ear pads are comfortable without getting sweaty after extended periods.
                However since they are cloth they leak sound so others in a set might be distracted by what you are hearing.

                They fold up for travel into a small cloth bag. These are not noise canceling or sealing like an ear plug/bud so they are not the best for Air travel.

                Cord is short for use with a mobile device. You will need an extension to use with any instrument or computer for a little more breathing room.

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

                Such a good vaule

                By tokyojay

                from reddding, ca

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Value
                • Great Sound
                • Great sound for the price
                • Stylish

                Cons

                • Cheap storage bag

                Best Uses

                  Comments about AKG K422 Foldable Headphone:

                  These are the second pair of AKG's I've owned. I'm very happy with them considering the price I paid. I do wish they had headphone jack controls but once again for the price these are fantastic.

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

                  Sound great - StupidDeal bargain

                  By rsturner

                  from Anna,Tx

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about AKG K422 Foldable Headphone:

                  They sound great. They also can be heard by everyone else in the house too - they do not isolate at all...

                   
                  5.0

                  Great headphones!

                  By Scottinpa40

                  from Hollidaysburg, PA

                  About Me Gear Head

                  See all my reviews

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Cord Too Short

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Audio
                  • Music
                  • Portable Devices
                  • With My Computer

                  Comments about AKG K422 Foldable Headphone:

                  I took a chance and bought these for [$] on the Stupid Deal Of The Day recently. I think they sound really good and I'm impressed. The cord is a little short but I already had an extension cord. Now I wish I would've bought 2 of these for the price!

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

                  Amazing sound plus light and comfortable

                  By Nater Tater

                  from Mulliken Michigan

                  About Me Audiophile, Gear Head

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Audio
                  • Music
                  • Portable Devices
                  • Relaxing
                  • Traveling
                  • With My Computer
                  • Working

                  Comments about AKG K422 Foldable Headphone:

                  Best sounding Affordable light compact headphones I have found.

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

                  On sale so excellent value

                  By greycat

                  from Wisconsin

                  About Me Regular person

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Good audio
                  • Good Value
                  • Great Sound
                  • On sale

                  Cons

                  • Cord Too Short
                  • No Volume Control

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Audio
                  • Music
                  • Portable Devices
                  • Relaxing
                  • Traveling
                  • With My Computer

                  Comments about AKG K422 Foldable Headphone:

                  I purchased headphones on sale at a very good price. Very good value. Good sound. The cord is a little short but I knew that before I purchased by reading the reviews. A volume control would of been nice. An excellent value at sale price

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

                  Very Nice Open Headphones

                  By Raymond

                  from Houston TX

                  About Me Audiophile

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Compact
                  • Deliver good details
                  • Good Bass
                  • Good Value
                  • Great Sound
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Cord Too Short
                  • Flimsy Construction

                  Best Uses

                  • Music
                  • Portable Devices
                  • Relaxing
                  • Traveling

                  Comments about AKG K422 Foldable Headphone:

                  The phones are easy to drive without amp and deliver good details.
                  Traditional AKG sound signature.
                  I prefer open phones when listen at home, can hear my family talk while enjoy songs.
                  It's a good deal.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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