Three new headphones from AKG offer a splash of color and sound worthy of the modern audiophile.
Whether you're out listening to your MP3 player or out at home with your high-end stereo, your headphone choice is critical. Here we've picked our five favorites across every style and category, but if you already know which type of headphones you want, use the links at the left to get more options.
The AKG K551s are closed portable headphones with an open, airy sound, but their relative lack of bass means they're actually better for use at home.
The AKG K495 NCs aren't as comfortable and don't sound quite as good as the Bose QC 15s, but they're built better, offer very good noise-cancellation, and recharge via USB.
Mate these in-ear headphones with a great amplifier, and prepare to be astonished!
Headphone specialist AKG has set its sights on beating Beats with the Y40, Y45, Y50 and Y55 cans.
Thanks to their uncharacteristically open sound, the AKG K 390s are a fine set of earphones for the price; however, there are better buys that provide improved audio and a more comfortable fit.
AKG takes its time developing high-end headphones so new models are rarely introduced, but the new K812s are a doozy!
The AKG K 518 headphones are a good value for eclectic listeners who want a portable earphone that needn't be stuck into the ear.
The AKG K 830 BT headphones offer a simple wireless solution for music lovers sick of tangled headphone cords, but the underwhelming Bluetooth audio fidelity isn't worth the overambitious price.
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