AKG Y 50
On-ear headphones with in-line remote and microphone (Yellow)
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Crutchfield: AKG Y 50 headphones
Item # 039Y50Y | MFR # Y50YEL
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Our take on the AKG Y 50 by Crutchfield's David Brown
The AKG Y 50 headphones feature clear sound, deep bass, and a cool on-ear design (shown in Yellow).
Bold style, bold sound
When I first saw the AKG Y 50 headphones in our vendor training room, they caught me a little off guard. Most of their headphones feature styling that's more muted. That's no surprise, as AKG always puts sound quality first. But the Y 50 headphones flash a little more color and sport an oversized logo. With over 65 years of audio excellence under their belt, AKG has a right to be loud and proud. That doesn't mean these headphones are all style, no substance. Their 40mm drivers deliver clear, dynamic sound with a little extra punch in the bass frequencies. The compact on-ear design is ideal for on-the-go listening as well as being extremely comfortable. Prefer something more understated? They're available in all-black, too.
Universal remote and mic
Some headphones feature an in-line remote and microphone that are designed for one brand of phone. The Y 50 headphones feature a universal remote and mic, so you can control music playback and take calls with almost any smartphone. The cable is even detachable should you ever need to replace it. There's also a 1/4" plug adapter included for use with home stereo gear, as well as a travel pouch for easy storage of these folding headphones.
- closed-back, on-ear design helps block out external noise
- 40mm drivers are tuned for enriched bass response
- 47" detachable miniplug cable with in-line remote and microphone for controlling music and taking calls on a smartphone
- 3D-Axis folding design for easy storage
- includes soft travel pouch
- 1/4" plug adapter included
- frequency response: 16-24,000 Hz
- sensitivity: 115 dB
- impedance: 32 ohms
- weight: 6.7 oz.
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
What's in the Box:
- Y50 on-ear headphones (yellow)
- 4' Headphone cable with in-line mic/remote (right angled 3.5mm plug)
- 3.5mm-to-1/4" Adapter
- Padded storage pouch
- Warranty card
- Attention sheet
These headphones sound great, particularly for the price. I'm comfortable wearing them for hours at a time and would recommend to anyone.
BT, Topsham, ME
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Features and Specs
|Earcup Width x Height||2.95" x 2.95"|
|Mic For Taking Calls||Yes|
|Frequency Response||16-24k Hz|
|1/4-inch Adapter Included||Yes|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
Closed Back Design: The AKG Y50 on-ear headphones have a closed-back design to reduce ambient noise, allowing you to hear what you want to hear. These lightweight headphones feature soft ear cushions for hours of continuous use.
Color Options: The headphones are available in 4 bold colors: yellow, teal, red, and black. The headphones feature large glossy AKG logos on the outside of the earcups.
Drivers: The Y50's excellent sound originates with powerful 40mm drivers, which deliver precision sound with enhanced bass response.
Folding Design: The headphones' unique 3D Axis folding mechanism allows you to fold them flat for storage or to pack in a suitcase or briefcase. The Y50s come with a padded neoprene storage pouch with a drawstring closure.
Cable: The Y50s come with a 48" detachable straight audio cable for connecting to your music source. The 99.99% oxygen-free cable terminates into a narrow 3.5mm stereo mini-jack plug that can be used with most smartphone cases. A 3.5mm-to-1/4" adapter is included for those occasions when you want to listen to your home audio components.
One-button Remote/Mic: The cable has an in-line 1-button remote/microphone that is compatible with most smartphones. The button allows you to answer and hang up your phone calls, as well as control your music. While listening to music, you can press the button 1x for pause/play, 2x to skip to the next track, and 3x to skip to the previous track. When you press 2x and hold, your music will fast forward. Press 3x and hold to fast reverse your music. The remote does not have volume control.
- Frequency Range: 16 Hz - 24 kHz
- Sensitivity: 115 dB SPL/V
- Input Impedance: 32 ohms
- Maximum Input Power: 100 mW
- Weight: 6.7 ounces
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Why did you buy this?
because of the frequency response...I play bass in a church band and can not use ear buds because of canal infections, so I need phones, and needed a low end response for a 6 string bass...I believe from the review this pair will be what I need, as well as have used AKG sound equipment over the years and they never failed. [ Herb Oct 09, 2017 ]
Great sound quality for an affordable price! [ mark Mar 15, 2016 ]
The styling and the reviews. [ Titus D. Feb 01, 2016 ]
1 question already asked
3 answers Can I use any 3.5mm straight male/male audio cable to connect these AKG Y50 headphones to an audio source? I was told that the jack on the side that plugs into the headphones is smaller than the side that plugs into the audio source, so the cable cannot be reversed. Is this true? Thanks. [ ERIC Sep 11, 2016 ]
I purchased the same headphones in teal, so I can confirm that is true. The jack that plugs into the headphones is smaller than the side that plugs into the audio source. Therefore, you can't use just any audio cable. Hope that helps. [ Tatyana Sep 12, 2016 ]
Actually I have the k451s but the headphone jack is smaller than a 3.5mm. I'm assuming they carried that to the y50s [ Dale Sep 12, 2016 ]
That's true. The end that plugs into the headphone is smaller than a 3.5mm. [ Dale Sep 12, 2016 ]