Cracking performers at the price, with an attractive if unusual design best suited to home use.
The treble has been carefully kept sweet but mild, its openness assisted by the semi-open headshell design.
We just don’t understand the sonic choices here, particularly when other AKG designs have ranked among our all-time favourites.
Reasonable value for those who are forever stuck on noisy public transport commutes, then, but perhaps not a pair likely to please the picky at home.
A very hi-fi sound, while high sensitivity means masses of available volume on tap.
KEF's first ever head-borne musicmakers took them straight to award-winning status
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