Our Verdict Affordable, but the AKGs don’t do enough to make themselves a no-brainer upgrade For Cheap enough, comfortable, good tonal balance Against Pretty much everything else Reviewed on 2nd December 2010 When it comes to in-ear headphones, not every one likes a little bud burrowing into their ear. These affordable AKGs simply nestle in your ear. The downside is that you aren't isolated from outside noise as well and bass notes aren't as taut or clear as they could be. They're also not the final word in terms of dynamics or resolution, although the overall tonal balance is inoffensive enough. This can't gloss over the fact that the 315s sound very average. See all our headphone Best Buys More after the break Follow whathifi.com on Twitter Join whathifi.com on Facebook Related News The best What Hi-Fi? deals of the month Fri, 15 Sep 2017, 02:56pm The 10 most popular reviews on What Hi-Fi? Wed, 06 Sep 2017, 01:27pm Philips launches True Wireless earbuds and BASS+ headphone range Fri, 01 Sep 2017, 02:55pm JBL Free wireless earbuds lead affordable headphone line-up Thu, 31 Aug 2017, 03:07pm Sony announces new 1000X-series of wireless, noise-cancelling headphones Thu, 31 Aug 2017, 12:15pm AKG Headphones K315 Stay on top of your sound with What Hi-Fi? in your inbox every week Thank you for registering for our Newsletter We will send you relevant emails and updates.