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alaTest has collected and analyzed 145 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the portability and comfort. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed reviews about the treble quality. There are some negative opinions about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the AKG Y40 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

AKG Y40 review


Unbalanced, unrefined performance – these aren't the AKGs we're used to

Punchy, upbeat rhythm Decent amount of detail Sturdy build Foldable and easily portable

Rolled-off treble Overblown bass Earcups are not the most comfortable

You only have to look to the Award-winning AKG Y50s to find a more comfortable fit and far more engaging, dynamic and stunningly subtle performance. Which makes the Y40s’ unbalanced presentation all the more puzzling. The punchy, agile rhythms are...

Mar, 2015

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AKG Y40 review

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The AKG Y40 headphones are a pair of compact on-ear headphones designed for use on the move. While AKG produces some superb high-end headphones, we haven't been convinced by its more portable efforts. Promising surprising levels of sound for their...

Nov, 2014

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Headphones are falling apart!


Hi, I have been using AKG Y40 for almost 2 years only in the office and they are falling apart (see photo). The frame is durable and can fold easily as the ear pads just fall away. Price to quality rate is definitely not worth the purchase as now I...

Nov, 2017

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AKG Y40 Portable On-Ear Headphones - Blue



Aug, 2017

Consumer review (

Decent headphones


Nice sound for the price. Decent quality portable foldaway headphones. Do the job nicely.

Sep, 2016

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Falling off my head


I bought the pair for the excellent build and super portability. Audio quality is good, i like the bass BUT, when i lean over, even just a little bit, they are falling/sliding off my head and so i have to re-place them on my head every 2-3 minutes....

Sep, 2016

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Excellent value headphones


" Headphones better than expected & great value for there cost. Very comfortable, lightweight with great sound quality, keeps outside noise limited too. Added bonus how they fold up flat, great for travelling. Would recommend. "

Dec, 2015

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