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AKG K422 Foldable Headphone  

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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 ...Read More

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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 422’s 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’s mobile listener, order now.

SPECIFICATIONS

K422 Foldable Headphone

  • 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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5.0

K422 Foldable Headphone

By Scotty

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

Comment on this review

(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

      Comment on this review

       
      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

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      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

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Great! Comfort and Quality

      By cochepa

      from CURITIBA, BRAZIL

      About Me Audiophile, Gear Head

      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

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Good at First....

      By Rhythm Guy

      from Oklahoma

      About Me Gear Head, Teenager

      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

      Comment on this review

       
      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

      Comment on this review

       
      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

      Comment on this review

      (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

        Comment on this review

        (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

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