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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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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

Dimensions

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 4.4 out of 5 by 9.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Almost perfect 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.
Date published: 2017-09-23
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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Hello, I need to replace my y50 cable please. I understand you can send me an e-mail with reseller contact details. Thanks if you can help.

Asked by: skw43
Hi, Thank you for your question. A customer service agent will contact you shortly with details for buying a new cable.
Answered by: Danny HARMAN
Date published: 2017-11-13

Hi I have lost the audio cable for my headphones and I was wondering what recommendation you have for a replacement?

Asked by: sugscott
Hi We would recommend that you would order a new original cable. Please contact our customer support ( by email, phone or contact form on our website ) so we can refer you to one of the authorized resellers of original spare parts
Answered by: Kay D
Date published: 2017-10-22

Hi there I currenty have a pair of yellow Y50s which I love, but have lost the cable. Can you tell me how I go about getting a replacement?. Thank you.

Asked by: SKelso
Hi we will contact you by email with you local spare-part supplier contact information. have a nice day
Answered by: Mogens
Date published: 2017-09-14

Hi, I need to buy a replacement cable- can you tell me how to do that please? Thanks James

Asked by: james harrison
Hello! Thank you for your message. For a better assistance with your inquiry, you will shortly receive an e-mail from us.
Answered by: Mar1us
Date published: 2017-08-29

Are the y50s or the BT version compatible with a Microsoft Lumia 640 cell phone?

Asked by: Drakthir
Hi Thank you for your question. The Bluetooth version should work. But the cabled version I more in doubt since some of the windows phone used a different headphone plug system in some of the models (they had exchanged some connections) We must admit that we do not support windows phones and have for this reason not tested this. I hope you find the answer satisfactory.
Answered by: Mogens
Date published: 2017-07-07

Concerning the detachable cable, where it plugs into the headphones, does it have a lock, where you twist to secure them? Or is it a simple push/pull? Thanks

Asked by: GLEIGH
Hi, The cable does not need to be twisted to lock into place, you simply press the plug into the input on the headphones, until you feel and hear that it clicks into place. I hope this answers your question. If you require more information, please don't hesitate to contact us on customer.support@harman.com
Answered by: Kay D
Date published: 2017-09-25

Do you have to charge these before it will turn one? Cannot get them to turn on.

Asked by: ws22
It is not necessary to charge the headphones as soon as you unbox them. Press and hold the power button located under the right ear cup until you see the blinking LED light turn on and going into pairing mode. If you are still having issues with powering on the headphones please reach out to your local Harman Audio Customer Support, thank you!
Answered by: Joe G at Customer Service
Date published: 2017-06-15

Hi,Do you have to allow for a break in/ burn in period to get the best sound out of these please.If so what do you have to do?Many thanks

Asked by: AMaguire
Hi No, there's no need to burn in the Y50 headphones. You may hear a slight difference in quality in the first 50 hours of playback, but after that there won't be much change in the quality. If you require further information, please don't hesitate to contact us on customer.support@harman.com
Answered by: Kay D
Date published: 2017-06-09
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