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The AKG Y50s represent a new breed of exceptional on-ear headphone for people demanding more: more quality, more convenience, more flexibility. Their inspirational performance is matched by a bold styling and a lightweight, comfortable fit that redefines the categoryTheir closed-back design eliminates any other sounds beside the ones you want to he...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

The AKG Y50s represent a new breed of exceptional on-ear headphone for people demanding more: more quality, more convenience, more flexibility. Their inspirational performance is matched by a bold styling and a lightweight, comfortable fit that redefines the category

Their closed-back design eliminates any other sounds beside the ones you want to hear, providing a snug, comfortable fit. Choose a look and color to complement your personal touch.

Signature AKG-quality sound with enriched bass performance
AKG sound originates from powerful, 40mm drivers delivering an enhanced, punched-up bass response with minimal disturbance from the outside world thanks to their bleed-resistant design.

On-ear headphone with closed ear-cup design for reduced ambient noise
Removing those external sounds you’d rather not hear allows for a distraction-free environment with which to fully concentrate on the acoustics you’d prefer to hear – as it should be.

Long-lasting, comfortable fit with rugged, lightweight design
Headphones may sound great but unless they’re comfortable, they won’t wear well over time. The AKG Y50s lightweight construction and closed ear-cup design are engineered to feel like they’re barely there – yet provide you with a listening experience to fit your discerning tastes like a glove.

Detachable, 1.2m cable with inline, one-button remote/mic
Keep connected for work or for play while you choose between taking a call or riffing on a favorite tune – all without skipping a beat. Compatible with most smartphones, AKG Y50s address your on-the-go lifestyle but leave the decisions of what to do next up to you.

3D-Axis folding mechanism and pouch for easy storage and safe transport
AKG Y50s adhere to your on-the-go lifestyle, designed to fold down neatly for safe storage in a compact, protected pouch. This keeps them safe when you’re not using them – but ready to come into play whenever you need to take them with you.

Four cool color options with emphasis on smart, tasteful design and AKG branding The AKG brand is something you can be proud to wear as they represent the very best in sound quality, making an overall statement that speaks highly of your personal taste and standards. There’s no reason why something that sounds so good shouldn’t look the part – so choose the color and overall look that best complements your personal style.

Features

Type		
Ear coupling: On ear
Primary application: Listening for pleasure
Secondary application: N/A
Operating principle: Closed back
Audio
Frequency response (TX): 16Hz - 24kHz
Max SPL: 113 dB
Driver size 40 mm
Noise cancelling: tes
Other
Weight: 190 g.
Cable type: Straight
Length: 1.2 m
Connector: 3.5mm gold, 1/4" adaptor
Built-in mic: Omnidirectional
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Manufacturer's Warranty
AKG Acoustics, U.S. Limited Warranty

Amended July 19, 2005

AKG Acoustics warrants AKG products against defects in material or workmanship for a period of two years from the date of original purchase, and agrees to repair or, at our option replace any defective unit without charge for either parts or labor. AKG grants a three-year warranty covering selected products (C 12 VR, C 414 B-ULS, C 414 B-TLII, C 414 B-XLS, C 414 B-XLII, C 426 B, C 451 B, C 480 B, C 391 B, C 1000 B, C 2000 S, C 3000 B, C 4000 B, C 4500 B, SolidTube) against defects in material and workmanship.

Warranty is valid for AKG products purchased and delivered within the United States for the original purchaser only. The purchaser's Bill of Sale will serve as proof of sale and warranty validity in the U.S. Shipment of defective items to AKG for repair will be at the customer's own risk and expense. AKG will assume the return shipping cost for all items repaired under warranty.

IMPORTANT: This warranty does not cover damage resulting from accident, misuse or abuse, lack of reasonable care, the affixing of any attachment not provided with the product, loss of parts, or connecting the product to any receptacle other than specified.

This warranty is void unless AKG Acoustics, U.S.'s service center performs the repair. No responsibility is assumed for any special, incidental or consequential damages caused by the consumer. However, the limitation of any right or remedy shall not be effective where law prohibits such.


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AKGY50 On-Ear Headphone
 
3.8

(based on 42 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Update from last 2 star review

I dont know how to update my old review (The 2 star review)
got help from my local dealer and he exchange the my defected cable for a new one.
so,...Read complete review

I dont know how to update my old review (The 2 star review)
got help from my local dealer and he exchange the my defected cable for a new one.
so, im writing a new one instead

anyway this headphone is great in every aspect.
-They didnt advertise it has noise isolation but i cant here what ppl are talking about when i put it on.
-sound great and vocal , guitar (i can hear each individual string of guitar sound in some songs) and it also works well for asmr.
-and the battery life is really really long I bought it for a month and i've only charged it 5 times

There is also a small flaw in the design i wanna point out:
-sometime when I fold the headphone.The edge touch each other and bluetooth button gets push and turn on the bluetooth accidentally.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Hugely disappointed as the bluetooth didn't work

I had been a huge fan of AKG for a long time but was a little worried when I read the other reviews reporting malfunctioning bluetooth / wireless as soon as they received the...Read complete review

I had been a huge fan of AKG for a long time but was a little worried when I read the other reviews reporting malfunctioning bluetooth / wireless as soon as they received the product. However, given great experiences I had previously with other AKG headphones (not purchased in the US), I thought maybe this wouldn't happen to me.

It turned out that the same thing happened again. I got the box which was slightly broken (probably due to pressure) and found the bluetooth / wireless function not responding at all even after charging. The most disappointing part was that the online customer service representative took more than 1 week to come back with a solution (which was simply refund or replacement). I was so hoping to carry this new headphone with me on my business trip but was not able to do so and had to deal with anxiety of not getting any response from the customer service during my business trip!

I'd urge AKG to check your stock of Y50BT in the US especially because it seems like there's consistent problem with bluetooth function so you should really stop selling more defected products!

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(20 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Update from last 2 star review

By Sakal2

from PP, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Verified Buyer

Comments about AKG Y50 On-Ear Headphone:

I dont know how to update my old review (The 2 star review)
got help from my local dealer and he exchange the my defected cable for a new one.
so, im writing a new one instead

anyway this headphone is great in every aspect.
-They didnt advertise it has noise isolation but i cant here what ppl are talking about when i put it on.
-sound great and vocal , guitar (i can hear each individual string of guitar sound in some songs) and it also works well for asmr.
-and the battery life is really really long I bought it for a month and i've only charged it 5 times

There is also a small flaw in the design i wanna point out:
-sometime when I fold the headphone.The edge touch each other and bluetooth button gets push and turn on the bluetooth accidentally.

(18 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love these

By tlfoster2

from Winder, Ga

Verified Buyer

Comments about AKG Y50 On-Ear Headphone:

I purchased these headphones based on the sound qaulity from the headphones which came with my phone, which are ear buds. I figured that the sound quality would be great as well, and they definetly are.

(18 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Really good sound, quick bluetooth sync

By coffee_buz_buz

from Singapore

Verified Buyer

Comments about AKG Y50 On-Ear Headphone:

I have to say, for the price point the AKG Y50BT are a really good set of cans. Pairs up quickly on bluetooth, sound is really good, not much leakage and the ear sponges are a comfortable fit. Battery lasts for a long time. I use them for my weekly flights. Highly recommend them, well worth it.

(12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I LOVE it ...

By iff11x

from Qatar

Verified Buyer

Comments about AKG Y50 On-Ear Headphone:

i brought it a month ago ... i love this product ... really its my first time to review some thing ....

(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Headphones I have ever had

By Jimmie

from Arizona

Verified Buyer

Comments about AKG Y50 On-Ear Headphone:

They sound amazing and the calls on them are clear. These were really the best headphones I have ever had.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Charging Specification

By Hyunibba

from S.Korea

Verified Buyer

Comments about AKG Y50 On-Ear Headphone:

I am very satisfied with this overall.
I'm curious about the charger specification.
Is there any damage to the battery in the charger specification below?
- DC9V 1.67A (or DC5V 2A)

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Almost perfect

By PointR

from France

Verified Buyer

Comments about AKG Y50 On-Ear Headphone:

I found about those when looking for a replacement to my previous aging "monitor" headphones from a certain popular taiwanese manufacturer. I saw the design, the price, and instantly wanted to try those in the shop I was in. I instantly fell in love with them, the sound was marvellous. For its price I've been insanely impressed of what it delivers since it's entirely passive. So I got them, and I loved them.

I kept using them for music creation tasks and even use its microphone for calls on my computer since it's an excellent mike. They're quite comfortable unacordingly to most reviews I've read on the web.

Sadly after arround eight months of use I broke its cable and no sound comes out of my pair of headphones. It started by randomly pausing music on my phone, then a morning the sound only came out of the right side, and then nothing anymore. I'm still sad this happened, because those are the best headphones I ever had. I'm definitely going to grab another cable, or completely replace my unit for a shiny new pair of Y50.

Only complaint I have to do is that the paint gets scratched quickly on the hoop and ears, and scales after two or three months on the hoop.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

After reading several ...

By VeryParticular

from Jacksonville, FL, United States

Comments about AKG Y50 On-Ear Headphone:

After reading several professional reviews stating that this is the best set of headphones in its class at this price point, I purchased this pair of headsets as a gift for my 27 yr. old nephew who is in computer networking and somewhat of a techie. He said that the headphones are great sounding and very comfortable.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Mine don't work :(

By jayz1013

from Tampa, Florida, United States

Verified Buyer

Comments about AKG Y50 On-Ear Headphone:

I received these as part of the galaxy s8+ experience. Brand new, out of the box they didn't work. It seems to be an isolated issue, but it is my experience nonetheless.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Spoil your ears!

By Justin

from Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Verified Buyer

Comments about AKG Y50 On-Ear Headphone:

These are simply one of the best things you will ever listen to. They will definitely spoil your ears to the point where loudspeakers will sound sub standard unless you invest in a really high end system. These are able to handle absolutely any type of music with finesse and class. The WhatHiFi 5 star review is definitely justified!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Finally amazing sounding bluetooth headphones!

By pmosh

from NY, United States

Comments about AKG Y50 On-Ear Headphone:

I had tried many pairs of bluetooth headphones prior to getting the Y50's and every time i listened to them it was such a compromise in sound quality just to have the bluetooth feature. When i tried the Y50's i was shocked that it was really bluetooth as all my other experiences were so poor. I am an audio engineer so i am very aware of what my music should sound like and the Y50's nailed the perfect tonal balance and audio quality. It seems like they are using the latest bluetooth specs and codecs so that what I'm hearing back is excellent with no artifacts. Battery life is great too. No downsides so far....... Only wish they came out a few years ago

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great sound

By iloveHarman

from Cheney WA

Comments about AKG Y50 On-Ear Headphone:

i love everything about it except the looks when i put it on my head

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome.

By Prophet4profit

from New York

Comments about AKG Y50 On-Ear Headphone:

Got these in yellow. Only way to go. Sound is great. Fit perfectly. Awesome value.

 
4.0

great sound

By rocksteadyeddie

from United Kingdom Newcastle Upon Tyne

Verified Buyer

Comments about AKG Y50 On-Ear Headphone:

i bought these today 3/04/2018 but do you have to attach the wire from your phone to the headphones if they are wireless? I'm a bit confused by this

 
3.0

good quality and good battery life

By sinan

from Newton, MA

Verified Buyer

Comments about AKG Y50 On-Ear Headphone:

I have been using the headphone for a few weeks. Sound quality not as good as my older over ear AKG headphones but for me it does the job. Good material and moving joint quality. And satisfactory battery life. The problem I have (like I read from the other reviews) when you fold the headphone and put it in its bag it pushes the "on" button itself. You can not fold it to its minimum volume as it is shown. That kind of very basic design error is actually unacceptable for such big brands.

 
3.0

Sound great - big design flaw though.

By J Fly

from Toronto

Verified Buyer

Comments about AKG Y50 On-Ear Headphone:

The power button on these great sounding headphones is in the very worst possible location. When the cans are folded up, the button on the right cup lines up absolutely perfectly with the left so that it almost always hits the button and turns them on - so when you go to use them the battery is dead. All good if you never fold or pack them away. Also the neoprene storage bag is too small.
Hard to recommend these as a result, even though they are awesome otherwise.

 
2.0

Y50 Headphones

By Mushie

from Seattle Washington

Verified Buyer

Comments about AKG Y50 On-Ear Headphone:

I bought the refurbished Y50 Headphones in turquoise. The headphones are stylish and look nice. However, I found them to be very uncomfortable on my ears and head. I cannot even listen to music with them for more then an hour because of how much the headphones hurt my ears. The sound quality of the headphones is also decent at best. Personally, I didn't find these headphones to be worth the money.

 
4.0

Excellent sound

By Khan

from Winnipeg Canada

Verified Buyer

Comments about AKG Y50 On-Ear Headphone:

Bought this unit for my some who was looking for a replacement unit. Excellent sound at a competitive price with a builtin Bluetooth connectivity.

 
3.0

Good quality for the price

By mag1973

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about AKG Y50 On-Ear Headphone:

I've been using them for a month now and they've been very reliable so far with good sound. The fact that you can use them either blutooth or wired is a good thing for me.

You can fold the headphones to carry them in a bag (included) but, there comes my major grip: the power button on the right earpiece comes in contact with the left earpiece when you fold them. You just need a small pressure and the power button is activated. This is very annoying and I still can't figure out how they could miss that in their user tests. To me, this is a major design flaw and should not have made it through lab testing. Moving the power button only half an inch would have solved this... I'm quite disapponted with this because I have to be extra careful not to turn them on everytime I put them back in the bag...

 
3.0

Great for music, audio sync issues with video

By KaChow

from Toronto

Verified Buyer

Comments about AKG Y50 On-Ear Headphone:

Music sounds great, but the wireless audio is out of sync with video on my iPhone X, which is super annoying and unusable for watching YouTube or Netflix

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