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AKG Y500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 reviews of AKG Y500. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and usability. The comfort and portability also get good views. Some have doubts about the size.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the AKG Y500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Theo Nicolakis (

AKG Y500 Wireless headphone review: Ultra-compact on-ear headphones for audiophiles


These on-ear wireless headphones sport an ultra-compact, folding form factor and good wireless features, but their wired performance is where they really shine.

Folds to an ultra-compact aize that's ideal for traveling ; Great sound for an on-ear headphone ; Light and comfortable for long listening sessions

Quirky play/pause automation ; Wireless performance is inferior to wired performance ; Ambient-aware's enable/disable notification sound is loud and annoying

AKG has another winner with the Y500 Wireless For the price, these cans are sure to be a sweet-sounding, no-frills, audiophile favorite. The folding, compact footprint makes it an ideal travel companion. The ambient-aware and play/pause automation are...

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AKG Y500 headphone review

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The sleekly designed AKG Y500 headphones feature automatic play-pause technology, so music conveniently pauses when you take them off and resumes when you put them back on. They also claim a massive 33-hour battery life and feature a soft-touch...

Jan, 2019

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Great sound and value


I needed a pair of portable headphones for travelling and after a bit of research (and some great advice from the Watford store) settled on the Y500s. Great balanced sound, comfortable and do a decent job of blocking outside noise for on-ears. Great...

Jun, 2019

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Great sound and nice feature


I had some AKG tuned headphone with my phone which were great, that made me buy these. Crystal clear and comfortably with a neat feature of turning the music off when you take them off and starting again when you put them on. Great build quality and...

Jun, 2019

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Great sound quality at a great price


Always used an i-pod in the gym but now switching to these wireless earphones the difference is amazing.

Jun, 2019

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Great sound and clever features


Only bought these a week ago but been really impressed. Sound is great (not hi-res when wireless but is supplied with a detachable cable which won't use battery and will give hi-res). Really comfortable and lightweight. The only minor negative (would...

Jun, 2019

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Quality and comfort at a mid-range price


Purchased wireless AKG Y500s to replace my wired ones (YC60s) when I upgraded iPhone to one without an earphone jack. Robust and comfortable design and good quality sound. Noise cancellation is unobtrusive and the ability to temporarily turn it off to...

Jun, 2019

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First on-ear headphones


Bought as an alternative to in-ear headphones. Great sound and good features.

May, 2019

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Bluetooth headphones


This is the first wireless headphones that I've bought and was so glad that I did. Absolutely amazing.

May, 2019

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Great sound, easy to live with


Great clarity and depth of sound. Very comfortable for extended use and the battery life is great; also have a cable for backup if you run out of juice. Easy and intuitive to use as a wireless headset, i never need to use the phone to control music...

May, 2019

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