AKG Y50 Foldable On-Ear Headphones Review

Rating: 4.5 (out of 5)

Anyone that knows about AKG knows that they build very good quality headphones, but they are AKG Y50not always the cheapest you can find. But they have now decided to build a range of headphones that provides the quality you want from a decent set of headphones, and at an affordable price. In this article we are going to take a look at the AKG Y50 headphones, and go over exactly what you will be getting if you decide to get yourself a pair.

The AKG Y50 headphones are aimed at the younger crowd, and have quite a bold style to them. They may not be to everyone’s liking, as they are certainly in-your-face with the loud design elements that AKG has incorporated with them, but most are going to love the look of these. Don’t be fooled in thinking that these headphones are just about the looks, that really isn’t in AKG’s thinking at all. They are built for performance as well, and they certainly deliver on that front too.

Key features of the AKG Y50 headphones

Foldable lightweight design

A lot of people carry most or all of their digital music on their mobile devices these days, and having a good pair of headphones to listen to their music is a must. The AKG Y50 have been designed for the mobile crowd, and they are extremely lightweight and comfortable to wear.

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They are compatible with most smartphones and use a 3.5mm jack, and also has a 6.3mm adapter too. With the foldable ear-pieces you can easily fold them away, put them in their soft carrying case that comes with them and keep them in your pocket when not being used.

AKG Y50 review

Due to the light weight of the Y50’s (190 grams) and the on-ear design, you will not feel much pressure on the ears at all, even when wearing these headphones for hours at a time. The soft material on the ear cups will mold nicely into the shape of your ears, and not overheat them when you have had them on for a long time.

Sound quality

AKG-Y50-5aThe closed-ear design of the AKG Y50 headphones keeps out any ambient noise, so you get to hear all of the quality audio they feed into your ears without any distractions. AKG has made improvements to the bass response, so if you want to crank up the sound and get the bass pumping through the headphones you can do so without them distorting in any way.

The bass has also been enhanced with the powerful 40mm drivers, and you get an excellent range of sounds though them too. The ear-cups have been designed in such a way that they stop any sound bleeding, so you get the full benefit of audio quality.

Additional information

The Y50 headphones come with a 1.2m detachable cable, and this is fitted with a 1 button in-line remote. This gives you complete control over the audio distribution in a convenient manner. You can switch between a call on your phone to your favourite tunes at the flick of a button.

There are four colors that the Y50’s are available in: Black, Yellow, Red and Blue.




Last thoughts on the AKG Y50 headphones

AKG has decided to raise the bar again with their affordable ‘Y’ range of headphones, and the Y50’s are for the mobile users that want style, convenience and sound quality all in one. The innovative design of these headphones makes them very easy to use with a wide range of mobile devices. The AKG Y50 headphones are a great option if you want a quality pair of headphones for under £100.

Click here to purchase the AKG Y50 headphones on Amazon.co.uk


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