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alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 reviews of AKG N40. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. People really like the usability and durability. The comfort and bass quality also get good feedback. There are some mixed opinions about the portability. Many are negative about the price.

sound, bass quality, comfort, durability, usability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the AKG N40 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

AKG N40 review


With the right source, these AKGs are awesome

Excellent build ; Comfortable as in-ears get ; Capable of stunning sound

Need a serious source to get more than mediocrity from them ; Swappable filters seem unnecessary

The demanding nature of these AKG earphones makes then a niche option, but the N40s sound awesome if you treat them right

Sep, 2016

Consumer review (

Excellent quality.


Certainly a pleasant experience they are really Very Good using them with my high res, player I am totally satisfied with their performance they are detailed have a good tight bass,neutral and comfortable to wear over long periods. Plus the choice of...

Jun, 2018

Consumer review (

Great sound and so good and comfortable to wear


Superb headphones and the extra options are excellent

Apr, 2018

Consumer review (

Brilliant sound with the right source


Fantastic in ear phones. Reference filter provides reference sound, with great detail and punch to the bass, smooth mids and a detailed, shimmering treble. Sound ok from a phone, but really come alive when paired with a good source or DAC (like the...

Apr, 2018

Consumer review (

Earphone quality taken to the next level


I have been using Shure SE425 earphones for a number of years now and was blown away at their clarity and overall performance, but stepping up to the AKG N40's was something else. I have the Pioneer 100R digital music player with which I uses these...

Nov, 2017

Consumer review (

Excellent value for money


The sound is warm yet very detailed. Sounds good before burning in but after burning in it sounds amazing. The stainless steel scratches easily but the scratches should not be visible under indirect light. Also very comfortable IEMs, you could sleep in...

Jul, 2017

Consumer review (

Great Sound


After having these for around three months now after buying them to listen to my DAP I'm very happy with them. The sound is clear and detailed at all levels and boy can they produce good low ends. I'm no bass head but I love low end on these and the...

Jun, 2017

Consumer review (

Very impressive after burn in


I was after a new set of earphones after recently purchasing my first DAP. I wanted something that would do justice to the hi res music library I was starting as well as the 16Bit flac files I was using from my CDs. I also preferred the idea of...

great detail ; great quality build and sound ; tuning inserts if needed for personal preference ; comfortable

probably won't need bass boost tuning tip ; need a good source to get the best from them ; ^ not really a con ^ ; a bit scary on the bass side until they burn in ; also not really a con for some people

Mar, 2017

Consumer review (

Excellent sound


Pulled the trigger on these today and haven't regretted it since. Very strong bass but not overpowering. Mids and highs are very crisp and warm.

Aug, 2016

Product Specifications


Buttons quantity:3
Color of product:Black, Silver
Headset type:Binaural
Wearing style:In-ear


Ear coupling:Intraaural
Headphone frequency:10 - 40000
Headphone sensitivity:115

Packaging Content

Extra earbuds: Yes

Packaging Data

Audio adapters included:Flight
Ear pads: Yes
Package type:Box
Packaging type:Box
Storage pouch: Yes
User guide: Yes


Connectivity Technology:Wired
Maximum input power:10
Wireless technologies:Wired

Ports & interfaces

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Detachable cable: Yes
Interface Type:3.5 mm (1/8")

Weight & Dimensions