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Review of the AKG Y50 portable on-ear headphones

Pros: Design and looks, portability, comfort, physical weight
Cons: Overall sound quality, isolation, lack of non-mic cable

Packaging & Accessories: 9/10
Build Quality: 8/10
Design & Look: 10/10
Isolation: 5/10
Comfort: 9/10
Audio Quality: 6/10
Value: 6/10
My final Rating: 6.5/10

Purchase Date: September 2014
Purchase Price: £80

AKG Y50 - Pouch and headphones

I was very much intrigued when AKG released their latest headphones, the Y50 range. This for me was an interesting leap into portability by AKG – often you see audiophile brands such as AKG, sky away from these types of models, as they tend to be cheaper and therefore have quite shoddy sound quality.
I was thus looking forward to reviewing the Y50 and hoping this wasn’t the case with this particular line – I was also intrigued to see how it fairs against its more expensive brothers the AKG K551’s and the AKG K545’s which I’ve previously reviewed. The AKG Y50s can be bought for around £80 on AmazonUK & AmazonUSA for $100.

Here’s my video review:

Now let’s get into this written review!

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