AKG announces wireless Y600NC and Y400 headphones

Studio quality design on the go

by Andy Bassett
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AKG announces wireless Y600NC and Y400 headphones
SRP: £199.00

AKG’s latest wireless headphones feature the noise cancelling Y600NC and the lightweight, foldable Y400 models.

Sporting the company’s signature studio-quality sound, AKG’s Y600NC and Y400 on-ear headphones have been optimised for a wide ranging listening audience, from audio experts to music enthusiasts.

The higher end Y600NC model features Active Noise Cancelling to ensure the amount of ambient noise that encroaches on the listening experience is under control, while still enabling awareness of the world around. The memory foam and protein leather ear-cushions are comfortable and also help to reduce ambient noise. 

Control of the headphone is accessed via the AKG app which lets the user set performance parameters at the touch of a button. Wearers can select the ambient aware level and enable or customise the equaliser settings. Additionally, the app allows future proofing for the Y600NC with automatic firmware updates.

Hands-free calling is made clearer with dual-mic echo noise cancelling technology and the innovative rotating control makes it easy to change volume levels.

Battery life should easily get you through a full day, with 25 hours of playback quoted, even with ANC and Bluetooth turned on. If you do find yourself running low, a speed charge feature qives you 4 hours of playback from a 10 minute boost.

Meanwhile the smaller Y400 mini headphone might find favour with more ‘on-the-go’ types, given its folding nature and, at 170g, it’s almost half the weight of the larger Y600NC.

AKG Y600NC
AKG Y400 headphones

The smaller size doesn’t impact the battery performance too much though and the Y400 can keep going for 20 hours with Bluetooth active and still bounce back for 4 more hours after a 10 minute speed charge.

Both models benefit from Talk Thru Technology and Ambient Aware which helps deliver clearer calls by striking the perfect balance between noise cancellation and ambient awareness while also eliminating unwanted echoes.

Additionally, both the Y600NC and the Y400 use Automatic Play and Pause technology to detect when the headphones have been removed thus pausing playback. Music automatically resumes when the headphones are placed back over the ears.

James Kitto, Vice-President of Sales for Samsung UK & Ireland, commented, “We’re proud to unveil a new pair of headphones which play homage to AKG’s legacy of innovation and leadership in the audio space. These will bring studio-quality design and engineering to customers everywhere, whilst allowing users to enjoy music exactly how it was intended to be heard by the artist – perfectly balanced and true-to-life.”

Specifications:

AKG Y600NC


Driver size
40mm
Frequency response
10Hz –24kHz
Impedance
32 Ohms
Sensitivity
110dB SPL/V @1kHz
Bluetooth transmitted power
0-4dBm
Bluetooth transmitted modulation
GFSK, /4 DQPSK, 8DPSK
Bluetooth frequency range
2.402 − 2.48GHz
Bluetooth profiles
A2DP V1.3, AVRCP V1.5,HFP V1.6
Bluetooth version
V5.0
Battery type
Lithium-ion Polymer (3.7V, 610mAh)
Charging time
2 hours
Music time with BT &NC on
25 hours
Talk time with NC on
35 hours
Weight
322g


AKG Y400


Driver size
36mm
Frequency response
20Hz –20kHz
Impedance
32 Ohms
Sensitivity
106dB SPL/1mW
Bluetooth transmitted power
0-4dBm (EIRP)
Bluetooth transmitted modulation
GFSK, /4 DQPSK, 8DPSK
Bluetooth frequency range
2402 − 2480MHz
Bluetooth profiles
HFP V1.6, A2DP V1.3, AVRCP V1.5
Bluetooth version
V5.0
Battery type
Lithium-ion Polymer (3.7V, 360mAh)
Charging time
2 hours
Music time with BT on
20 hours
Talk time with BT on
20 hours
Weight
170g

Available now, the Y600 NC comes in Black, Gold or Silver with an RRP of £199.00 and the Y400 has an RRP of £109.00 and comes in Black, Blue, Green, Pink or Rose Gold. 

Are you on the lookout for a new pair of headphone? Why not let us know what you think of this news in the comments section?

Source: Press Release
Image Source: AKG 



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