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AKG N60NC Wireless

On-ear Bluetooth® headphones with active noise cancellation

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Overview

Our take on the AKG N60NC Wireless

I feel comfortable recommending the AKG N60NC Wireless headphones, "sight unseen." I haven't gotten my hands on these 'phones yet, but I have tried the wired version. They were among the best on-ear noise-canceling headphones I've ever tested.

Woman wearing AKG N60NC Wireless headphones

The AKG N60N Wireless headphones give you freedom and focus with Bluetooth and noise cancellation.

Wireless on-ear noise-cancellers with a sound rep

I feel comfortable recommending the AKG N60NC Wireless headphones, "sight unseen." I haven't gotten my hands on these 'phones yet, but I have tried the wired version. They were among the best on-ear noise-canceling headphones I've ever tested.

I found the wired version to be light and comfortable with a rich, mids-focused sound and super-effective active noise-cancellation. Here, AKG promises those excellent attributes and also gives you built-in Bluetooth — so you can play music wirelessly from your phone.

Designed for travel — but works well anywhere

These lightweight 'phones are ultra-portable, thanks to their on-ear design and swiveling ear cups. The unique 3D-Axis folding mechanism makes for a relaxed fit, and allows you to fold the headphones flat for easy storage. They are a slam-dunk choice for travel, but I could also see grabbing them for the commute to work — and using them when you get to the office.

Likewise, AKG's noise-canceling circuitry is tailored toward air travel. The noise cancellation is powerful enough to neutralize the droning sound of a plane's engine. But I've found it does a good job minimizing loud conversation and office HVAC units, too.

AKG's studio sound profile

AKG headphones and mics are staples in professional recording studios. So their gear is always tuned to sound detailed and balanced across all frequencies. AKG has gone to great lengths to preserve that sound over Bluetooth. The N60NC Wireless headphones boast the same memorable midrange and deep, punchy bass that makes AKG so popular here at Crutchfield.

15 hours of battery life, and a wired listening option

On a fully charged battery, these headphones offer up to 15 hours of wireless use with noise-canceling operation. If you use the included cable, you can listen wired for up to 30 hours with noise cancellation. That's plenty of time for most plane or train trips while you watch movies, binge shows, listen to tunes — or just zone out in silence.

You can also listen in passive mode without noise cancellation — saving some battery life.

Product Highlights:

  • lightweight, on-ear design with active noise canceling
  • Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity for wireless music listening and phone calls with compatible smartphones
    • aptX® decoding provides high-quality music streaming from compatible devices
  • built-in rechargeable battery offers up to 15 hours of wireless use with noise cancellation
  • compact design with 3D-Axis folding mechanism for relaxed comfort and portability
    • fold-flat design for easy storage
  • detachable 3.5mm headphone cable with one-button remote/mic for wired use
    • up to 30 hours of noise cancellation with wired listening
    • wired music playback with or without noise canceling
  • USB charging cable included
  • airline adapter and carrying case included
  • frequency range: 10-22,000 Hz
  • impedance: 32 ohms
  • sensitivity: 111 dB
  • weight: 7 oz.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Wireless on-ear noise-canceling headphones
  • 22" USB charging cable (Type A USB on one end and Micro-B USB on other end)
  • 51" Audio cable with in-line remote/microphone (2.5mm sub-mini plug on one end and straight 3.5mm plug on other end)
  • Airline adapter (3.5mm female jack-to-dual male 3.5mm plugs)
  • Soft padded storage pouch
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Warranty Card
  • Attention booklet
  • FCC and IC Statement

I found that the simplicity and ease of process, was second to none. And the product surpassed expectations, which is surprising, with regards to the noise cancellation aspect. I would definitely recommend this company and product, if asked.

Mark, Saint Peter, MN

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Features and Specs

General
Fit Style On-ear
Earcup Type Closed
Earcup Width x Height 2.663" x 2.663"
Noise-canceling Yes
Mic For Taking Calls Yes
iPhone Control Yes
Lightning Connector No
Android Control Yes
Frequency Response 10-22k Hz
Sensitivity 111 dB
Impedance 32 Ohms
Weight 7.1 ounces
Cord Length 51"
1/4-inch Adapter Included No
Storage Pouch
Charging Case No
Volume Control Yes
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year

Product Research

Features

Overview: The AKG N60 NC Wireless noise-canceling headphones are designed for travelers who want to hear their music, and only their music, and enjoy wireless convenience as well. With Active Noise Canceling technology, the distracting noise you encounter, from other travelers talking to the drone of airline engines, simply disappears. The headphones come with an audio cable with in-line remote (when you can't or don't want to go wireless), a USB charging cable, and an airline adapter for plugging into on-board entertainment. The N60 NC Wireless features a unique folding design for storage in the included compact padded pouch.

Bluetooth 4.0: The N60 NC Wireless headphones are equipped with Bluetooth 4.0 technology to give you wireless access to all of your music, and allow you to make and receive calls on your mobile device wirelessly. With aptX and AAC, you can experience high quality lossless audio while streaming from your devices. The headphones support A2DP (v12), AVRCP (v14), HFP (v16), and HSP (v12) profiles.

Active Noise Canceling: The N60 NC Wireless features high-performance, active noise-canceling technology to reduce ambient noise and create a quiet environment inside the headphones. This active circuit picks up ambient noise, reverses its polarity, and re-introduces the noise into the headphones to cancel out the external distractions. You can turn the ANC circuit on or off as needed, using the slide switch on the back of the right ear cup.

Rechargeable Battery: The Active Noise Cancellation circuit is powered by a built-in Lithium-Polymer rechargeable battery (3.7V, 610mAh) in the left ear cup. An LED inside the switch indicates the circuit is turned on, and lets you know when the battery needs charging. The battery charges while the included USB charging cable is plugged into a 5V USB power port. A fully charged battery provides approximately 15 hours of playback with both Bluetooth and Active Noise Cancellation, and up to 30 hours of playback with only ANC turned on. You can listen to the headphones in passive mode using the audio cable at any time, even if the battery is exhausted.

Construction: The headphones are made of premium materials, such as aluminum, memory foam, and leather. The padded ear cups rest comfortably on your ears, while the closed back design keeps out much of the external noise.

Cable: The N60 NC Wireless comes with a 51" detachable straight audio cable for connecting to your music source. The cable terminates into a narrow straight 3.5mm stereo mini-plug. The cable has a universal, in-line 1-button remote/microphone that is compatible with most smartphones. The button allows you to answer/hang up your phone calls, as well as play/pause your music, and skip to the next track. The remote does not have volume control, however you can raise and lower the volume on the headset when in wireless mode.

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 N60 NC Wireless comes with a padded neoprene storage pouch with a zippered closure.

Specifications:

  • Frequency Range: 10 Hz - 22 kHz
  • Sensitivity: 111 dB SPL/V @ 1kHz
  • Input Impedance: 32 ohms
  • Maximum Input Power: 30 mW
  • Weight: 7.1 ounces

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Excellent sound quality and comfortable to wear for extended periods [ Chris  May 29, 2018 ]
An online review of the best noise cancelling headphones (Sound Guys, 3 Nov 2017) indicated that these AKG headphones have decent sound quality and excellent battery life -- 15 hours on Bluetooth and 30 hours in wired mode. [ Chris  Mar 07, 2018 ]
I have the AGK N60 NC wired version and love the noise cancelling capabilities. Long car trips are less stressful when I cancel out the road noise. [ Curt  Nov 27, 2017 ]
this will be my 2nd pair of AKG headphone. Got these for my son. [ Greg  Aug 11, 2017 ]
My Sony wireless headphones blew out its "flip-flop" and I wanted to step up into higher fidelity. Liked the specs and light weight of the AKG's. Ready to put to use daily in the office, walking trail and occasional plane trip. [ G  Aug 09, 2017 ]

1 question already asked

Unfortunately noise cancellation can't be disabled in wireless mode, but you can turn it on or off when using the headphones wired. [ John  Jul 07, 2017 ]
Active noise cancellation is always on when using Bluetooth. There is no Bluetooth without it. When using a wired connection it can be turned off using the same that is used for Bluetooth. Slide it to the off position. The headphones will still work as wired headphones, but without ANC. [ Ron  Jul 07, 2017 ]
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