We continue to tout the benefits of quality headphones here at Appletell, and a good place to go for quality is Harman International. A good place to see their latest offerings is CES 2012, where they’ll be showing off two new AKG active noise-cancelling headphones. The technologies in the AKG K 490 NC and AKG K 495 NC are powered via USB so these headphones don’t require batteries like other models; just plug them right into your laptop or other available USB port and you’re ready to go.
The AKG noise-cancelling headphones block constant noise generated by traffic, trains and airplanes. Each model ships with an adapter for in-flight entertainment, and the K 495 NC include an extra-long audio cable to plug into a stationary component.
AKG K 495 NC – $349.95
These premium active noise-cancellation headphones deliver high-quality audio defined by a clarity of sound across all ranges, from crisp highs to deep lows. The headphones are charged via USB—not batteries—and continue to block noise in passive mode, unlike other noise-cancelling headphones. The stylish on-ear headphones feature brushed-metal parts, leather ear cups and an adjustable leather headband to ensure a snug, comfortable fit. The K 495 NC headphones ship with a small carrying case, two audio cables, a USB charging adapter and flight adapter.
AKG K 490 NC, $249.95
A high-performance active noise-cancelling headphone, the K 490 NCs feature exceptional audio balance at an attractive price. The headphones are charged via USB – not batteries –and continue to block noise in passive mode, unlike other noise-cancelling headphones. These lightweight, on-ear headphones are adjustable and designed specifically for lengthy listening periods. The K 490 NC headphones ship with a small carrying case, flight adapter and USB charging cable.
For additional information on the AKG noise-canceling headphones or to purchase, visit harmanaudio.com or visit them at CES at LVCC Central Hall, booth #12438.