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On-ear headphones with AKG-quality sound, smart styling, snug fit and detachable cable with in-line remote/mic

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AKG puts the fun into serious listening

AKG-quality sound is yours in a comfortable headphone built to withstand the rigors of the on-the-go lifestyle – lending an inspirational sense of styling edge to keep you looking as good as the statement you're making about what's important to you. Phenomenal sound is inspirational. So is a quality product constructed to take on the rigors of the real world? Add in complementary features to turn yesterday's listening device into a full-service means of connectivity and you've got yourself something you won't be able to let go of, let alone take off. Because AKG-quality sound is isolated and enclosed in a closed-back ear-cup design, which cancels out every other sound except the ones you want to focus in on. Lightweight and comfortable, yours is the perfect excuse to listen longer and switch between calls and music without ever getting out of your easy chair, if that's what feels good. A 1.2m detachable cable provides added freedom of movement and choice between devices while an inline remote/mic keeps things hands-free and easy. When you have to run, their fold-down, 3D-Axis design allows you to carry them in a soft pouch for safety while their bold new design platform allows you to choose from four cool colors while the iconic logo speaks to your good taste for anyone who wants to know. And they will want to know. Even before they give them a listen.

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Item# Y50TEL

General Specifications

Type AKG on-ear headphones with bass-enhanced sound, advanced styling, a comfortable fit and the convenience of an in-line remote/mic
System Dynamic
Design Closed-back headphones
Maximum input power 100 mW
Net weight (without cable) 190g
Cable 99.99% oxygen-free cable, 1.2m
Main connection Jack plug 3.5mm, hard gold-plated

Audio Specifications

Speaker Sensitivity 115 dB SPL/V
Speaker Frequency Response 16 Hz to 24 kHz
Speaker Nominal Impedance 32 ohms


Speaker Weight (kg) 190 g

Control and Connection Specifications

Connections Jack plug 3.5mm, hard gold-plated
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Spec Sheet (EN)

2 MB
  • 1 pair of AKG Y 50 On-ear headphones
  • 1 detachable cable w. universal one-button remote/mic
  • 3.5 – 6.3mm adapter
  • Soft travel pouch

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Y50 is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 7.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent quality Was looking for a pair of good AKG headphones to prevent over-using the K551 and stop taking the K551's so often on commute, etc ; after some thought went for the Y50. It wasn't a bad choice at all. (sure, sound spacial distribution is more refined on the K551) After few weeks of usage, I believe I take them off the ears a bit more often then I would with the K551, but then these are over the ear design and such is expected.
Date published: 2017-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very clear I bought these after reading the reviews from What?-Hi-Fi. Very Pleased with this purchase. I have been listening to CDs Iv'e had for years and I am now hearing detail I have never heard before. The detail through these is outstanding. very comfortable to wear too.
Date published: 2016-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfortable. Effective. Durable. Affordable! I bought them during Black Friday 2015 when I think they were 10% off. The flagship store in NYC has friendly staff and the headphones themselves are great. I had old AKG DJ headphones and they broke. These were a great replacement. Perfect for playing live sets, I like that AKG includes the adapter and I like the design where the size adjustment is because my old AKGs snapped because of the old design.
Date published: 2016-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome. Got these in yellow. Only way to go. Sound is great. Fit perfectly. Awesome value.
Date published: 2016-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it Got it, and don't regret a second of getting it. Excellent comfort, sound and build quality. Cable need improvement but its my favorite headphones i've used so far.
Date published: 2016-06-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Never heard of them before this. Got the Samsung S8+, and it said that it came with these, in a Bluetooth form, when you upgraded the Oculus bundle. They were sold out. So I went ahead and just got the headphones that were wired. Best sound I have heard so far from headphones, especially in the price range I will spend for headphones.
Date published: 2017-05-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Almost perfect. Got the blue pair about a year ago, and i love them. my only gripe is that the padding on the headband came off after only a few months of regular every day use, a little disappointing, but none the less, i am excited to try the y50bt.
Date published: 2016-09-21
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Is the earcup cover leather or plastic?

Asked by: Caro
Hi Caro, The material used in the earcushions are a organic ( protein based ) leather substitute. If you require further information, please contact us on customer.support@harman.com
Answered by: Kay D
Date published: 2017-04-25

As the cable is detachable is it possible to buy replacement cables or use any jack to jack cable. For example, I usually have to replace headphones because the wiring around the jack gets bent - just replacing cable would be great.

Asked by: Cazza
It it possible to have information about how to get one of these cables. Mine has been starting to act weirdly and only my right ear has any sound, i guess it's the same problem.
Answered by: Rung
Date published: 2017-05-20

Why is there included in the package a y50 to USB plug? What purpose does it serve? How would one use it? Instructions? I assume it means I can get a PC to recognize the headset as a headset/mic-- I assume a driver or software is needed.

Asked by: nnarth212
As shown on what's in the box, the Y50 comes with 1 detachable cable w. universal one-button remote/mic, 3.5 – 6.3mm adapter and a Soft travel pouch. You might be pertaining to Y50BT which uses the micro USB cable for charging the unit.
Answered by: Memen at Customer Service
Date published: 2017-03-25

Struggling with the one button. Trying to use my AKG-Y50 to talk on Skype but microphone only works if I keep pressing the button, what is very uncomfortable and even painful after some minutes. Thanks!

Asked by: Alba
Hi Thank you for your question. The AKG Y-50 is not Skype compatible - You need a headset with is produced specifically for Skype usage. If you have other questions regarding your product please contact our help desk.
Answered by: Mogens
Date published: 2016-11-02

Can I use the mic with my pc / macbook ?

Asked by: Rdoliv
Hi Thank you for the question. Yes it is possible to use the microphone for a pc/mac if you have other questions, please contact our customer help-desk.
Answered by: Henrik Harman
Date published: 2016-10-25

I know very little about portable/wireless headphones will i be able to buy these and get a wireless connection through my tv which is a recent buy because through reading a few reviews im not any further forward. thanks

Asked by: mn1967
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