Audio Legend AKG Announces Four New Wireless Headphones with Personalized and Premium Sound

HARMAN International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. focused on connected technologies for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets, announces today a new series of top-class wireless headphones, including the award-winning AKG N700NC Adaptive Noise Cancelling Headphones which are optimized for balanced and detailed sound. For all music experts and enthusiasts, the new series of AKG wireless headphones promise the GRAMMY® Award winning sound AKG is known for.

“HARMAN and Samsung believe in meaningful innovations that unlock limitless possibilities and elevate the consumer experience,” said Dave Rogers, President Consumer Audio at HARMAN. “The AKG N700NC is for those who demand the most premium experience, and the Y500 for stylish and affordable audio excellence. Our new headphones allow people to enjoy music exactly how it was intended to be heard by the artist with perfectly balanced, true-to-life sound.”

N700NC – Premium Headphones for First-Class Sound
Trusted by musicians and sound engineers around the world, AKG combines the best in comfort, design and ambient aware technology in the EISA award-winning AKG N700NC Adaptive Noise Cancelling over-ear headphones.

Ideal for traveling, the N700NC features Adaptive Noise Cancelling technology, to ensure users can instantly switch from full immersion to environment awareness with the push of a button. They can listen to announcements or engage in conversations then seamlessly dive back into their music.

The AKG N700NC ‘Perfect Calls’ and ‘Talk Thru’ features make taking calls on the go easy by eliminating intrusive echoes while striking the perfect balance between noise cancellation and ambient awareness.

N200, Y500, Y100 – Powerful Headphones for Music Lovers
Designed with high-quality fabric cables and magnetic ear buds for easier cable management, the wireless AKG N200 delivers exceptional wireless sound quality in an even higher rendition with its Apt-x technology/AAC audio support.

With a combination of durable materials, AKG sound quality and stylish design, the AKG Y100 and AKG Y500 are the ideal all-day companions for music enthusiasts. Featuring Ambient Aware technology, the AKG Y100 and Y500 ensure that users can instantly increase the level of environmental awareness with the push of a button.

The AKG Y500 has an “Auto Play/Pause” feature, which pauses content when the headphones are taken off and resumes play automatically when placed back over the ears so listeners don’t miss a beat.

Availability and pricing will be announced at a later date.

AKG N700NC, AKG N200, AKG Y500 and Y100 Specifications

N700NC N200 Y500 Y100
Form Factor Over-ear In-ear On-ear In-ear
Adaptive Noise cancelling Yes
Ambient Aware Yes Yes Yes
Aptx/AAC support Yes
Automatic Play & Pause Yes
Charging time 2 hours 2 hours 2.5 hours 2 hours
Music play time with Bluetooth on 23 hours 8 hours 33 hours 8 hours
Weight 270g 15.6g 230g 24g

ABOUT HARMAN

HARMAN (harman.com) designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers, and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions; and services supporting the Internet of Things. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman

Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 50 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. Our software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 30,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia. In March 2017, HARMAN became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.