AKG Y500 (Black)

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AKG Y500 (Black)

On Ear Closed Back Mic Wireless Bluetooth Headphones
£59 .95 Our price history: £99 .95 from 22/04/22 to 24/06/22
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”Fantastic design, good audio performance and clever features ensure these Y500s are a crowd-pleasing hit.”– ‘What Hi-Fi’ – 5 Star review. Tested at £129.

Top quality AKG sound

With many decades of award-winning history, AKG are leaders in sound quality. One listen to the Y500s and you’ll hear why. Dedicated AKG drive units produce a powerful and detailed sound. Not only do they effortlessly drop to pick up the deepest bass notes, they also produce a crystal-clear clarity at the top end, making them true all-rounders.

Connect to any phone or tablet, with wireless Bluetooth
Using wireless Bluetooth connectivity not only makes these headphones more comfortable but also lets you connect up to a wider range of smartphones and tablets. Simply pair with any Bluetooth equipped music device and you’re good to go – no need to worry about socket compatibility.

Ambient Aware technology
Ambient Aware technology lets you keep in touch with your surroundings without pausing or stopping the music. At the touch of a button, the music decreases in volume, letting you clearly hear announcements and other speech. Take off the headphones mid flow and the music also automatically pauses, resuming when you put the headphones back on.

Effortlessly switch between music and calls on different devices
Multi-point connectivity lets you easily switch between music and calls. Simply create a link between your portable music player (such as a Hi-Res portable) and smartphone and switch effortlessly between them. The on-cup controls adjust the volume and audio with a built-in mic fitted for calls.

33 hours battery life and speed charge
A generous 33 hours of battery life gives these headphones a week’s worth of commuting music. Recharge time with the supplied cable is 2.5 hours but a quick 5-minute recharge is enough for a whole hour’s playback – perfect for when you’ve forgotten to charge the headphones overnight and you’re late for work.

Comfort on the move
It’s not just the lack of wires make these headphones comfortable but also the softly padded, memory foam ear cups and headband. Swivel fit ear pieces adapt to make the perfect contact with your ears, giving even pressure and optimised sound quality.

With a perfect blend of sound, style and comfort, the AKG Y500 headphones lead their class.
Overview
Type
Bluetooth, Wireless, Closed Back, On Ear
Plug size
3.5mm
Audio
Sensitivity
117
Features
Closed back
Yes
On-Ear
Yes
Energy Consumption
Battery Life
Up to 33 hours
Weight
Weight (KG)
230g
Rated 5 out of 5 by from They know what they're talking about. Been to Richer sounds before and was very happy so I went back when I wanted a new headset. Sales advisor was knowledgeable and courteous.
Date published: 2022-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb! Very comfortable on ear headphones, I am no audiophile but have found both music and audiobook performance to be superb.more than happy with my purchase.
Date published: 2022-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product quality. Great value for money. Bought this in Feb 2022 and was amazed with the quality of sound and the value for money
Date published: 2022-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good sound I am so happy that I purchased these head phones. Fantastic price and a true bargain.
Date published: 2022-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent all around Great sound quality, build and ease of use. Highly recommend.
Date published: 2022-02-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product Great product with amazing sound highly recommended
Date published: 2022-02-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic sound These headphones came with the Yamaha RX A2A, and give you a great sound in all ranges, and they are easy to store in the bag that comes with them
Date published: 2021-12-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from worthless it keeps losing bluetooth connection and customer service is worthless, would never buy a product by them again
Date published: 2021-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AKG y500 headphones I was worried buying these as AKG are now a brand owned by Samsung. I have been buying AKG headones since the 1970's and these do not dissapoint, good sound, very comfortable and a good replacement for my worn out y50bt's
Date published: 2021-12-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not worth the money Good points: fairly robust. Long battery life. Bad points: poor sound quality even when used with a hi end amplifier. Lacks bass, harsh sounding higher range frequencies, mid range frequencies poor quality sounding too. Awful ear piercing tone when switching on and when connecting Bluetooth. Ambient aware facility is a total waste of a feature, it just reduces the sound level. Auto play/pause is hit and miss, usually doesn't work. Headphones fall off when walking, poor design. Overall I regret purchasing due to the poor sound quality. I'll stick with my sennheisers and give these to charity.
Date published: 2021-11-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very comfortable, good sound I bought this two weeks ago and have used most days since. It was charged on arrival and fairly simple to set up and connect to my device. I was really impressed with delivery and delighted that I got a slightly cheaper prove than I expected. I’d gone in-store as I wanted to check the Headphones would fit and the staff were very helpful and friendly
Date published: 2021-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good build, great sound Bought these to replace some y50bt's that had broken, and chose these over other makes because I like the sound of AKG headphones. I was not disappointed. They just sound great, and slightly better than my old set. Very pleased with my purchase, and I look forward to many hours of listening pleasure ahead.
Date published: 2021-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing The only important thing to note is that you have to hold down the buttons on both sides for 5 seconds to stop them from pausing what you are watching/listening to because you are moving
Date published: 2021-08-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great, but too tight. I think they're great... But they aren't suitable for usage over long periods of time. They are too tight and hurt my ears. I actually almost regret getting them because of this. I wanted to be able to use them while I work, and I can't.
Date published: 2021-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AKG Y500 (Black) I purchased this for a birthday present for my brother who is very pleased with them
Date published: 2021-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Greate sound and style Purchased for my son who permanently seems to have them attached to his head. Excellent sound quality for the price and a style he is more than happy with and obviously comfortable the amount of time he wears them.
Date published: 2021-07-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Sound great and comfy but bad at reconnecting I owned a pair of wired AKG on-ear headphones for years and loved them. When I went to wireless I just used a cheap pair of over-ear and generally they were fine. I decided it was time to upgrade and bought myself a pair of AKG Y500 (and a pair for my husband as well) I was very excited when they arrived and generally impressed with the build quality, sound and comfort. Unfortunately, as I discovered the next day, when reconnecting to my laptop in the morning, the connection is really bad! I have no idea why. But when I turn the headphones on, they reconnect with my laptop fine, but the sound stutters in and out. I can replicate it again and again, turning the headphones off and on, playing different sources (Spotify, YouTube, local files) The only solution I've found is to disconnect and reconnect from my laptop Bluetooth. Which is really annoying and sometimes I have to repeat to get it to work. I want to be able to just switch the headphones on, connect and away we go. I shouldn't have to disconnect and reconnect from my laptop to get the connection to work properly.
Date published: 2021-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good quality Expensive good quality feel, great sound and simple and effective features. Highly recommended
Date published: 2021-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great pair of headphones Really comfortable to wear, lightweight but sturdy, amazing sound for Bluetooth headphones. They last an incredible amount of time before needing to be charged too. Highly recommend, especially for this price.
Date published: 2021-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from smooth with best Quality Rich sound and smooth with best Quality. Comfortable to wear on ear.
Date published: 2021-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good for late night TV I bought these for late night TV viewing as they were recommended for me to be good with voice. They are very good indeed for the price, and I can certainly turn the volume up without disturbing the rest of the household.
Date published: 2021-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice sound. I have a pair of AKG Y45s which I've had for over 5 years and are falling apart. These I think sound a bit better, and pretty good for the price. Bulkier than the Y45s. Too many functions and buttons, though. Overall, very nice.
Date published: 2021-03-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Unnessarily loud notification sound The notification sounds are way too loud and cannot be turned off. I cannot understand how this product got through the design/QA phase. I purchased as an upgrade from AKG Y50BT which was an excellent product and I wanted the same experience.
Date published: 2021-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best value headphones on the market Excellent value, you won't get better than these for the price.
Date published: 2021-02-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great headphones, good noise cancellation Bought these a few weeks ago and they are great. The sound of great, work well in the strong Scottish winds, and look good too. Can be a little sore on the ears after a while however.
Date published: 2021-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound and value of money I bought these for my son for his birthday and he loves them. The sound quality is excellent, they are very comfortable to wear and easy to use. Compares very well with more expensive brands
Date published: 2021-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality product Bought for my son. Home learning & wanted good quality headphones. He’s very pleased.
Date published: 2021-01-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great sound and well built A great pair of headphones that give the sound quality I expect from this manufacutrer. The flat sound is spot on and Bass just right, not overpowering. I love the simple pairing to 2 devices at the same time, when Vinyl record finishes it straight over to streeming. Just 2 nagaitives for me, 1) the hard wire chord is flimsy and could be better quality. I like to connect without bluetooth and have a quality extension chord which is compomised by the supplied chord. 2) These are on ear and quite heavy so can move about when you move you head.
Date published: 2021-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality sound long lasting charge Excellent across all types of music from dubstep to classical and everything in between compact they go everywhere with me
Date published: 2021-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good performance, good price. Replaced an old pair of Sony RF phones with bluetooth adaptor for TV and these to go with it. They do the job nicely, build quality is very good and at a reasonable price. They can slip on the head a bit but not too badly, I can't do in-ear and didn't want big over ear ones, so I am happy with these.
Date published: 2021-01-18
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