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AKG K403 Closed Back Mini Headphone  

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    Great sound, great price!

    The AKG K 403 headphones are an elegant choice for serious listening with home entertainment systems, portable players and multimedia devices of every description.

    With a proprietary AKG folding mechanism, they make ideal traveling companions. But the big surprise of the K 403 may be the price. You won’t be able to find any other headphones that sound this good for less!

    Features

    • Comfortable fit
    • iPhone-compatible
    • 3D–axis folding mechanism
    • All-purpose headphones
    • Lightweight
     

    K403 Closed Back Mini Headphone Specifications:

    • System: Dynamic, on-ear
    • Design: Semi-open
    • Color: Black
    • Frequency range: 16Hz to 21kHz
    • Rated impedance: 32 ohms
    • Max input power: 30mW
    • Sensitivity: 118dB SPL/V
    • Connection: 3.5mm (1/8") stereo mini plug
    • Cable: 1.5m
    • Weight: 63g (without cable)
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    AKGK403 Closed Back Mini Headphone
     
    3.8

    (based on 8 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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    • 3 Stars

       

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      (1)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact (4)
    • Good value (3)
    • Lightweight (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Music (3)
      • Portable devices (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (4)

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      4.0

      Smooth sounding at a great price

      By Funkydoctor

      from Houston, Texas

      About Me Audiophile

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Compact
      • Good Value

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Music
        • Portable Devices
        • Traveling
        • With My Computer

        Comments about AKG K403 Closed Back Mini Headphone:

        I bought these to replace my B&O Form 2's that finally bit the dust. The AKGs fold up to a similar size, sound very similar, and are half the cost. I use these for learning songs off my computer and for monitoring my electric bass live. I have to switch quickly between upright and electric so I need a small, lightweight good sounding set that's easy to get on and off. The K403's work very well in this regard.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Lightweight / Decent sound

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Good Value
        • Lightweight
        • Stylish

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Music
          • Portable Devices
          • Relaxing
          • With My Computer

          Comments about AKG K403 Closed Back Mini Headphone:

          Nice product for the price. These are small and lightweight...Ibought for my wife as she does not like in ear phones, she loves these. The sound quatity is very good for the pricepoint. Only had for a couple of weeks so can't say much for durability yet.

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

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          4.0

          Good value

          By Da LG

          from Lake Jackson, TX

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Compact
          • Great Sound
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Audio
            • Music

            Comments about AKG K403 Closed Back Mini Headphone:

            Will be a good deal if they ever get the pricing situation corrected

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

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Excellent

            By J-dawg

            from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

            About Me Audiophile, College Student

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Uncomfortable

            Best Uses

            • Portable Devices
            • Traveling
            • Working
            • Working Out

            Comments about AKG K403 Closed Back Mini Headphone:

            To summarize what was already said, yes, these are fantastic headphones for the sale price. The Bass is punchy and well rounded, however, it is not overpowering. So if you are a "Beats by Dr. Dre" fan, (groan...) these are not for you. The mids and highs are pretty balanced and smooth sounding. It makes for very comfortable listening.

            Unfortunately, yes they can be uncomfortable if you wear them for a long period of time--Usually about an hour. It is made worse if you wear glasses.

            I use these are secondary headphones for traveling/anywhere I'll be listening to music in public. I use studio monitors for listening at home. They work perfectly for this purpose.

            If you are buying these as your primary headphone, you may consider looking elsewhere. The comfort can be an issue depending on how big your head is. Nonetheless, these are really great for the price. Almost a steal.

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

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            perfect for casual use

            By lionz

            from minnesconsin

            Comments about AKG K403 Closed Back Mini Headphone:

            i prefer my sennheisers for tracking/mixing, my triports for listening, and i use these for casual/sport but they are an all around great headphone.

            better than anything you'll find in the price range guaranteed.
            i used these headphones to listen to music when i go skiing, the in-ear buds i was using before would get really cold and hurt my ears (and they're bad for your hearing anyway), but these 'phones were perrrfect. comfy and solidly built, they fit snug and are easily adjustable and they dont move around unless you're trying to adjust them. they can be folded up small enough to fit in my jacket pocket with my zune if i'm not using them, and they're stylin' in a nice subtle way. they adjust to any size, i can wear them over my winter hat. akg makes great stuff. i even took a tumble while wearing them (haaa), and they stayed on in perfect position the whole time.
            they sound great and are pretty solid. they do color the sound a bit so i wouldnt consider them studio 'phones but they make great listening headphones.
            such a great price! i got them as the stupid deal of the day and it worked out great. affordable enough not to be bummed if they bust but solid enough not to worry that they will bust at all xD

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            (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Nice headphone

            By Qian Wang

            from Columbus OH

            Comments about AKG K403 Closed Back Mini Headphone:

            The quality is very good for its price. The only problem is its sound my disturb others around you.

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            OK sounding, better than earbuds.

            By Fendermike

            from Massachusetts

            Comments about AKG K403 Closed Back Mini Headphone:

            I bought these during the "stupid deal of the day" figuring that, for the price, I couldn't go too far wrong. I wanted an alternative to earbuds, which I've grown uncomfortable wearing while walking around at lunch break. These AKG's fit me OK and are lightwieght enough to kind of forget about after a while. Which is good. Sound quality is surprisingly acceptable, given the low cost. I had low expectations, but these exceeded those. At least as good as my earbuds, but nowhere near the head-filling sound from a good pair of closed-back cans.
            There are not many features on this simple pair of headphones. They do fold up nice and small, the cord is long and sturdy looking, and there seems to be plenty of room to adjust to fit most normal heads.
            Seem to be built in typical fashion for a product in the price range. They're lightweight, the cord is plently long enough for even a very tall person to tuck an iPod in a pants pocket while wearing the phones. The spongy ear pieces seem like they may not last that long. It's a very open-cell foam, and I'm already wondering what I do if they start to disintegrate.
            A really good value at the stupid deal of the day price. Less value at full MF price.

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            (1 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Not up to AKG standards

            By Butcher

            from midwest

            Comments about AKG K403 Closed Back Mini Headphone:

            I was expecting much more from these... and honestly they don't even live up to off-brand standards in terms of sound. Very dissapointed.
            Maybe I got a bad pair, but these are some of the worst sounding headphones I've ever bought. I was very surprised because I've had several pair of AKG headphones in the past including their studio quality and their portable ones and have enjoyed them. I did not expect this from something with AKG on the outside.

            These have absolutely no bass response and an uncomfortable design. I tried them on my laptop, my iPod, my pro audio mixer and my work PC - all sound the same... bad.

            I bought them on a Stupid Deal of the Day... now I need to find a stupid deal on return shipping.

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