AKG K 495 NC $349.95 eu.akg.com
Sometimes, when you want to look good, you have to take a small hit on personal comfort. That’s certainly the case with this AKG headset – it’s attractive, minimalist and stylish, but its on-ear headphones (rather than encasing the ear) can get uncomfortable after a while. In terms of noise, however, it’s incredibly hard to beat, creating near-silence in most noisy situations. It also boasts an impressive battery life of over 40 hours, and cancellation being activated by turning a ring on the left earcup, coolly cutting yourself off from the outside world.
PROS Stylish, easily foldable, USB-rechargable
CONS Not the most comfortable pair here