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Black On Ear Closed Back Mic Headphones

  • With What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision magazine's over 35 years experience in the industry it's easy to see why a What Hi-Fi? Award is one of the greatest honours that can be bestowed upon a product.
  • What Hi-Fi? magazine is the world's leading independent guide to home entertainment products. Any product they award with a 5 star rating is instantly marked out as one of the best around..
With What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision magazine's over 35 years experience in the industry it's easy to see why a What Hi-Fi? Award is one of the greatest honours that can be bestowed upon a product.
What Hi-Fi? magazine is the world's leading independent guide to home entertainment products. Any product they award with a 5 star rating is instantly marked out as one of the best around..

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"The Y50s don't put a foot wrong as a pair of portable cans - and they're now even more affordable" What Hi-Fi Sound & Vision Award Winner 2016

AKG signature sound quality

As you'd expect from AKG, the Y50s boast class-leading sound quality. Larger than the Y40 models, the Y50s are ideal for use both on the move and at home (a 6.35mm adaptor plug is included). The larger cup size ensures a deep, dynamic bass that still has the typical AKG precision and refinement. The closed-back design keeps both outside noise blocked and prevents leakage - making them a more commuter friendly pair of headphones.

Built-in mic for smartphone use
Featuring a built-in microphone and one-button remote control, the Y50s are the perfect partner for most smartphones. Receive and drop phone calls without taking your phone out of your pocket or bag.

AKG quality and comfort
The unique 3D-axis mechanism doesn't just make these headphones easy to fold and carry, it also ensures a perfect fit. The soft, padded, headband and ear pieces simply add to the long term comfort. Although light and comfortable, the Y50s are durable, too. A detachable cable and folding design helps when transporting the headphones, while a solid build quality is a step or two up from many rivals. A soft travel pouch is also included.

The perfect headphones for music on the go and at home, the AKG Y50s are another winner from AKG.

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In EarCan the headphones be used in the ear?No
Over EarCan the headphones be used over the ear?Yes
WirelessAre the headphones wireless? Optional requires a Bluetooth transmitter.No
Noise CancellingDo the headphones feature active noise cancelling technology to block outside noise?No
SensitivityHeadphone sensitivity is measured in dB. The lower the figure, the more powerful the driving amplifier needs to be. Headphones for use on portables need to be of higher sensitivity than home hi-fi ones.115
ImpedanceImpedance is measured in ohms and should be matched carefully to the driving amplifier for the best sound quality and reliability.32
Frequency ResponseFrequency response is measured in Hz and gives an indication of how low and how high the headphones will go.16 - 24,000
Cable LengthLength of cable supplied in metres.1.2
WeightWeight of headphones in grammes, without packaging.190
Plug sizeThe size and type of plug fitted and whether an adaptor is supplied. 3.5mm is standard on most portable devices whilst home hi-fi usually accepts 6.35mm (quarter inch) size plugs.3.5mm with 6.35mm adaptor
Open backOpen back headphones offer the most spacious sound but can leak sound, disturbing others. They also block less outside noise than closed back headphonesNo
Closed backClosed back headphones block out more background noise than open back ones. They also leak less soundYes
AKG Y50 is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 131.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good quality headphones for the price Very comfortable on ear headphones with a nice clear sound and good range. The bass is solid but not overpowering and the overall quality and build is excellent.
Date published: 2017-03-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great set of cans. A gift for a 9 year old. I can't get them of her head now!
Date published: 2017-03-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent design and very good sound quality. I chose black for my headphones and was very pleased when I opened the package. They are very smart and are designed beautifully. A small adjustment to fit my head and I was off into music wonderland. The sound quality is excellent allowing you to pick out individual instruments and the ear pieces comfortable. They do not let out sound so now I can wear them in bed without disturbing my wife.
Date published: 2017-03-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor Very bad product. Terrible service from richer sounds. Would not buy again. Would not buy from richer sounds again.
Date published: 2017-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great value over ear headphone with execlent sound quality Bought for travelling these are comfortable and sound great. the smartphone microphone facility is also a bonus.
Date published: 2017-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great service, great product. Needed some new cans for home and holiday use. These fit the bill perfectly. They fold down for packing, and the sound quality is excellent. Opted for the free delivery, and received them within 2 days.. brilliant service. Thank you for the recommend.
Date published: 2017-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent sound and build quality. I'm delighted with these headphones. Sound quality is excellent with good soundstage and tight bass. There is almost no sound leakage in or out, something that was particularly important to me. Build quality is pleasingly solid with no obvious compromises made for being so compact and portable. The phones are comfortable and easy to wear even for several hours at a time. Generally it's difficult to find fault with the Y50s: great product!
Date published: 2017-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product Amazing sound quality , get a lot of bang for your buck with this product . Very good delivery quick and I'm well packaged containment
Date published: 2017-03-06
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