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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-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

Control and Connection Specifications

Connections Jack plug 3.5mm, hard gold-plated
  • 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 3.8 out of 5 by 14.
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 Good sound, cable stopped working after few years The sound is really great but without anything happening to the cable, it stopped working. I have them only for around 4 years and have taken really good care of them. Now I need to replace the cable and hopefuly can find one...The price was really expensive so I've got to say I'm a bit disappointed about the cable situation.
Date published: 2018-10-30
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
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Hello, does mine have some sort of design fault? if I ofld them the 2 cans rub together and switch back on!

Asked by: SammyG
Hi SammyG, and thank you for supporting AKG! Yes, this may happen with the BT version of Y50. The on/off button is placed where the two pods meet, if you curl them up as tightly as they can be. This is the way the model was designed, and it is sort of a flaw. The best solution is to place something soft between the two pods, could be foam rubber or polystyrene with a small hole dug into it, where the button is. I am sorry about this inconvenience.
Answered by: Henrik Harman
Date published: 2019-03-04

Hi, i´d like a replacement cable for the Y50.

Asked by: Jimmy
We would like to work with you directly to help you with your issue. Please submit a case request at https://www.akg.com/support-contact.html and the Customer Service Team will be more than happy to assist you.
Answered by: Mario at Customer Service
Date published: 2018-11-25

Hi, have the headphones been used before and also are the ear plugs for the headphones cleaned?

Asked by: sabz456
Hi, You can rest assured that the headphones have not been used by another person, and it will like new. Refurbished products are products that have been returned to us by our dealers or retailers. These products have been thoroughly checked and tested to meet the high standards that are set by HARMAN. A refurbished product contains the same features and functionalities as a new model, and we supply the same warranty with these products as with similar new ones. You may see some minor cosmetic imperfections, and perhaps the product has been repackaged, but you can be assured that these products will perform perfectly.
Answered by: Kay D
Date published: 2018-05-29

Hi! I'm looking for a replacement cable with the audio control talk

Asked by: missoperatunity
We would like to work with you directly to help you with your issue. Please submit a case request at https://www.akg.com/support-contact.html and the Customer Service Team will be more than happy to assist you.
Answered by: Mario at Customer Service
Date published: 2018-03-10

Hi I need to replace the cable for my Y50’s please can you advise where I can get one from?

Asked by: JoshF
Hi. This is a special cable that is not available in electronics shops, but you have found that out. The service centers, authorized by Harman, can sell the cable to you as a spare part. Please connect Harman Helpdesk to get the contact information for the right service center. Harman Helpdesk email form and phone number are found on the JBL web page, under Support.
Answered by: Henrik Harman
Date published: 2018-04-25

When I play music on my PC the volume is low! The volume on my PC is set to 100, but the volume is still low. When I look at the sound Equalizer for the headphones, the soundbar is not even resaching the middle - even though the volume should be 100%?

Asked by: Kath
We would like to work with you directly to help with your inquiry. I see that you are located in Denmark. Please submit a case request at https://eu.jbl.com/support-contact.html and the Customer Service Team will be more than happy to assist you.
Answered by: Steve S
Date published: 2018-02-02

Can you get a lightning cable to go direct into an iPhone 7 for these headphones

Asked by: Andy4444
Hi Thank you for your question. Sorry - It is not possible to get a lightning cable for the AKG Y50 headphones. You will have to use the adapter which comes with you iPhone.
Answered by: Mogens
Date published: 2018-06-20

Hi, I have two pairs of AKG Y50s. Unfortunately one ear on one pair has no sound. By swapping the cables round on the two pairs I have found that I have one faulty cable. Can you confirm if it is possible to purchase an official replacement cable?

Asked by: DaveKnights
Hi Yes, spare parts are available through select authorized Service Partners. Please contact our customer support by phone or email, so we can find out where you live, and we can refer you to the closest Service Partner
Answered by: Kay D
Date published: 2018-01-12
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