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AKG K430 review

Closed-back so you sacrifice a little spaciousness but you'll get loads of detail and a deep bass. Tested at £50

Our Verdict

Neat, attractive and comfortable closed-back design. Music sounds exciting and you'll get a deep bass


  • Comfortable, loads of detail and very deep bass


  • Bass overpowers the mid and treble a touch

These AKGs have been doing the rounds for a couple of years, yet they still manage to make an impact.

For starters, they're a neat, attractive and comfortable closed-back design. It's hard not to like their cute appearance, whether they're in gloss white or gloss black guise.

Music sounds entertaining and exciting through the K430s. Bass notes have a warm, weighty prescence and go surprisingly deep, although this emphasis on low frequencies does tend to overshadow midrange and treble elements.

Still, a mighty fine effort, particularly at this price.

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General Information

Manufacturer Website Address
Brand NameAKG
Product TypeHeadphone
ManufacturerHarman International Industries, Inc
Manufacturer Part NumberK430
Product NameAKG K430
Product ModelK 430

Technical Information

Sound ModeStereo
Minimum Frequency Response12 Hz
Connector PlatingGold Plated
Connectivity TechnologyWired
Impedance32 Ohm
Cable Length1 m
Maximum Frequency Response28 kHz


Package Contents
  • K 430 Closed Back Dynamic Headphone
  • Carrying Case
  • 6.3mm Jack Adapter


Earpiece DesignOver-the-head
Earpiece TypeBinaural

Physical Characteristics

Form FactorEar-cup
Weight Approximate110 g


Host InterfaceMini-phone