"Stylish, Well-Built With Excellent Fit And Finish"
As you probably already guessed, 'NC' stands for 'noise cancelling.' But it could also stand for 'no contest,' because when it comes to pure, undisturbed sound, the AKG K495 NC headphones deliver high-quality performance and active noise control that are second to none.
"The AKG K495 NCs are stylish, well-built headphones with excellent fit and finish," reports CNET.com in a February 13, 2012 review. "They sound good, offer effective noise cancellation, and are rechargeable via USB. They also fold flat and come with a nice carrying case and can play without the noise cancellation engaged."
Durable and easy to charge through a USB connection, these top-of-the-line headphones create a nearly perfect audio world; you get all of the sound that you want, but without the sound that you don't want.
Although a charged battery is needed if you're using the noise canceling circuitry, don't worry if walk out of the house with your AKGs and you forgot to recharge. You can still use the K495 NC in 'passive mode' without the noise canceling circuitry, and they'll still sound superb.
Comfortable, Convenient, and Cool
The AKG doesn't just sound great, it's incredibly comfortable, too. So you'll be able to listen longer. The super-soft headband and ear cups provide comfort for extended listening sessions.
For an extra dose of convenience, detachable cables in two different lengths are provided. And the brushed-metal parts add increased durability.
Headphones By and For the Experts
AKG headphones are designed by acoustical experts and used by experts, too. Since 1947, AKG Acoustics has produced technology for recording studios, touring musicians, radio stations, and TV stations. AKG engineers have accumulated more than 1,500 patents. They invented the condenser microphone, perfected high-quality digital transducers, and developed the Mir space station's sound-processing board.
AKG equipment has toured with artists such as Frank Sinatra, Eric Clapton, Peter Gabriel, Aerosmith, the Rolling Stones and Kanye West, and recorded studio albums with countless others. In 2010, AKG Acoustics received a GRAMMY® award for technological innovations and contributions to the music industry.
Easy Storage and Portability
The K495 NC has a unique 3D-Axis2 folding mechanism for easy storage and portability. They also saving space in a backpack or briefcase when you're on the road.
Compatibility with iPod, iPhone, iPad, and Android Devices
Wherever you take your music, the K 495 NC headphones can retrieve it. They are fully compatible with iPod, iPhone, iPad, and Android devices. They excel with computers, too, or any audio device that uses a 3.5mm mini-plug output.
"The AKG K495 NCs are stylish, well-built headphones with excellent fit and finish. They sound good, offer effective noise cancellation, and are rechargeable via USB. They also fold flat and come with a nice carrying case and can play without the noise cancellation engaged."
- CNET.com, February 13, 2012