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Best AKG Headphones

Best AKG Headphones Buying Guide: Welcome to What Hi-fi?’s round-up of the best AKG headphones you can buy in 2021.

AKG’s bumper crop of in-ear, on-ear, wireless and noise-cancelling headphones can be overwhelming for first-time browsers and buyers. A number of them are acoustically very impressive – but which is the right pair for you?

To help you get straight to the good stuff, we’ve tested a number of AKG headphones and listed our top picks below. Each one comes highly recommended – you just need to decide which is best for you.

Best AKG Headphones

1. AKG Y50

AKG Y50 Review (2020): Budget-friendly But Missing Features | iTest

These hugely impressive wired headphones are six-time What Hi-Fi? Award winners. Excelling in sound and style, they’re blessed with aluminium ear cups, soft leather ear pads and dynamic sound on a grand scale. Thrilling levels of detail and near-flawless balance would be enough to set them apart from the competition. But factor in the sub-£100 price point, not to mention the portable design, and the Y50s are true show stoppers.

2. AKG Y500 Wireless

Y500 Wireless | Wireless on-ear headphones

Scoring highly across all categories, these impressive wireless headphones are durable and stylish. They’re small enough to squeeze into a pocket, yet sound spacious, rhythmic and detailed. A button on the ear cup connects you to your smartphone’s voice assistant, and the Y500s automatically pause music when you slip them off. Rich in features, strong on battery life and easy to control, the Y500s are great all-rounders.

3. AKG ProAudio K92

AKG K92 Closed-Back Studio Headphones 3169H00030 B&H Photo Video

Here’s the cheapest model of the whole AKG line. So what would you normally expect from $40 headphones? Not much, right?

And if you’re looking for heavy-bass sound, move on as these headphones do not over boost low frequencies, but rather replicate them as they were intended to sound.

Now, even though many reviewers describe treble as being the main weak point of these cans, they also highlight the fact that no distortion can be heard in the whole frequency range, which is extremely rare in this price range.

4. AKG K240

Tai nghe AKG K240 MKII | SAIGON HD

Now, just like for the K82, these are not bass heavy headphones, but are rather pretty neutral sounding and many people seem to enjoy mixing with them, which is a nice bonus if you happen to have to mix with earphones.

Another fairly important detail is the impedance on these cans: at 55Ω, these do not have a high impedance by any means but it is still higher than your average mobile headphones or earphones.

5. AKG K702 Headphones

K702 | Reference studio headphones

The AKG K702 are reference open studio headphones that are made for precision listening, mixing and mastering.  They cover a wide frequency range from 10 to 39800 Hz, Their flat-wire voice coil contributes to their high sensitivity, their impulse as well as their treble response.

The sound quality of the K702 is spacious, clean and very crisp. It has a level of sophistication that you would normally expect from higher end headphones, with spacious and airy sound that brings out the best in audio recordings.

6. AKG N40

Review of the AKG N40 High-Resolution In-Ear Headphones - Nerd Techy

These high-end AKG headphones are also some of the lightest. They weigh only 13.6 ounces, but their tech-specs and audio output will knock you off your seat The AKG N40 headphones have three replaceable sound filters that allow for bass, mid, or high frequencies to modulate into your ears while suiting your personal sound preferences.

The behind-the-ear headphones are designed with rounded ear tips for easy fitting and produce a robust 10 to 40,000Hz frequency range, 20 ohms of impedance and 115-decibel sensitivity.

7. AKG K240 Studio Headphones

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The AKG K240 Studio Headphones are semi-open professional studio headphones that deliver crystal clear and accurate sound. Their XXL transducers use the AKG’s patented Varimotion diaphragm to ensure accurate response at any listening level and deliver a wide and three-dimensional soundfield. Their low 55-ohm impedance provides high volume level when used with portable studios, keyboards, drum machines and they are efficient enough to be used with  lower level output sources. Their high quality components ensure loss-free transmission and reproduction of high-resolution signals from all types of digital audio sources.

In terms of sound quality, the AKG K240 has a very analytical and spacious sound signature – the headphones have a good level of soundstage which is great for orchestra and instrumental performances. Listening to the K240 headphones feels almost as though you are sitting in a real life concert hall with spatial separation and sound placement.