57points

AKG K 430

59points

AKG K 495 NC

AKG K 430
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AKG K 430 vs AKG K 495 NC

AKG K 430
AKG K 495 NC
AKG K 430
AKG K 495 NC
57
points
59
points

Why is AKG K 430 better than AKG K 495 NC?

  • 8Hz lower low-frequency
    12Hzvs20Hz
  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • 125g lighter
    110gvs235g
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Has an on-ear form

Why is AKG K 495 NC better than AKG K 430?

  • 6 Ohms lower impedance
    26 Ohmsvs32 Ohms
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • 0.3m longer cable
    1.4mvs1.1m

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
AKG K 430
AKG K 495 NC

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

2.has a detachable cable
AKG K 430
AKG K 495 NC

With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.

3.has an over-the-ear form
AKG K 430
AKG K 495 NC

Comfortable full-size form with earcups that fully enclose your ears. This model is loved for its increased sound isolation and the fact that it won't leak sound to your neighbors. It offers potential for maximum bass and loudness levels.

4.weight

110g

235g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
AKG K 430
AKG K 495 NC

Folding devices are good for transporting as they take up less space in your bag.

6.travel bag is included
AKG K 430
AKG K 495 NC

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

28000Hz

20000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.

Best

Sony MDR-Z1R

120000Hz

2.lowest frequency

12Hz

20Hz

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.

Best

Sony MH1CBLK

1Hz

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
AKG K 430
AKG K 495 NC

The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.

4.sound pressure level

125dB/mW

121dB/mW

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

5.impedance

32 Ohms

26 Ohms

Impedance is the device’s electrical resistance to the current being pushed through it. The lower the impedance, the easier it is to get higher volume and requires less power.

Best

Flips Solo 2 Social

4 Ohms

6.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
AKG K 430
AKG K 495 NC

This type of device allows you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the volume to overcome background noise. Ideal for plane rides and morning commutes.

Connectivity

1.has a 3.5mm male connector
AKG K 430
AKG K 495 NC

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

Features

1.has an in-line control panel
AKG K 430
AKG K 495 NC

There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.

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