Earlier this year Samsung released a new pair of Bluetooth sound bars in the first partnership with Harman Kardon. Now less than a month later, the company is turning to another industry-leading audio manufacturer, AKG, to debut a triad of new variably featured Bluetooth headphones. Head below to get the full scoop.
The summer of 2018 has seen a variety of high-end audio-related releases, with Samsung’s latest announcement moving away from home theater-related gear. Today’s unveil is the second batch of new products from the company, of which pairs high-end audio with three different form-factors of headphones.
First up you’ll find Samsung’s feature-rich N700NC Headphones. Entering with a sleek over-ear form-factor, these headphones also bring Adaptive Noise Cancelling into the mix, which allows users to control just how much of their surrounding’s noise they want to let in. This means you can entirely cut out everything around you when on a plane, or help make that rowdy morning commute more enjoyable. You can expect to get around 20 hours of audio playback per charge.
If on-ear style headphones are more your style, designed with commuters in mind, the Y500 cut down on the N700NC’s bulk at the expense of adaptive noise cancellation. Despite lacking these features, Samsung has opted to include Multi-point Connectivity, allowing you to pair them with two devices as well as automatically playing/pausing content when putting on or taking off the headphones. Battery life is also improved, netting you 33 hours of use.
Lastly there’s Samsung’s Y100, which are your standard Bluetooth earbuds. You’ll only get around eight hours of playback here, but that’s a pretty typical metric across similar models on the market.
Both of Samsung’s lower-end models come equipped with a feature deemed Ambient Aware, which tame surrounding noise but without the fine-grained control of Active Noise Cancellation. All of the new headphone releases are said to rock the usual high-end AKG sound quality as well.
While the N700NC headphones are only available in a silver finish, the other two offerings each come in their own assortment of colorways. Both are available in black, blue, green and pink.
If truly wireless options like AirPods are off the table for your audio needs, both the Y100 and Y500 headphones are currently available for purchase at Amazon for $100 and $150 respectively. Those wishing to add Samsung’s more expensive $350 N700NC headphones to their audio arsenal will have to wait until sometime later this year.
Samsung Electronics America, Inc. today launched a new lineup of first-class wireless AKG headphones, including the N700NC, Y500 and Y100 – all optimized for balanced and studio-quality sound. Whether you’re an audio expert or a music enthusiast, the new series of AKG wireless headphones promises an unparalleled listening experience.
“AKG’s legacy of innovation and leadership in the audio space is second to none and at Samsung and we are proud to unveil a new lineup of headphones that will bring studio-quality design and engineering to consumers everywhere,” said Alanna Cotton, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Mobile Computing and Enhancements at Samsung Electronics America. “Our new series of AKG wireless headphones allow users to enjoy music exactly how it was intended to be heard by the artist – perfectly balanced and true-to-life.”
N700NC: Premium Over-ear Nose-Cancelling Headphones with Studio-Quality Sound
Combining the best in design with AKG’s award-winning sound technology, the AKG N700NC are the ideal over-ear headphones for music-lovers looking for best-in-class audio. With the N700NC, users will experience studio-quality sound thanks to a variety of premium, innovative features:
- Adaptive Noise Cancelling: Users can control how much surrounding noise they want to let in – so they can immerse themselves in the music or keep an ear open to the world around them – all with the push of a button.
- Perfect Calls and Talk Thru: World-class audio technology eliminates intrusive echoes, strikes the perfect balance between noise cancellation and ambient awareness, and results in crystal clear voice calls.
- Long-Lasting Battery: With battery life that lasts up to 20 hours, users can listen to their favorite music throughout the day without having to worry about charging.
Y500 and Y100: Powerful Wireless Headphones for On-the-go Listeners
With AKG’s industry-leading audio technology, along with hours of battery life and speed charging capability built-into the headphones, the AKG Y500 on-ear and Y100 in-ear wireless headphones promise uninterrupted musical indulgence all day.
For a more seamless connection, the AKG Y500 wireless headphones feature Multi-point Connectivity, allowing users to easily pair two Bluetooth connected devices at the same time. And with the play and pause automation feature, users will never miss a beat – the AKG Y500 automatically pauses content when the headphones are taken off, and resumes play automatically when placed back over the ears.
The AKG wireless Y100 are light and durable headphones that bring crisp, clean sound regardless of the environment – whether on a train, at work or even out on the town. Like the Y500, the Y100 headphones also have Ambient Aware that offers more seamless control of surrounding noise with just a single tap.
The Y500 and Y100 wireless headphones are available in the US starting today, September 14, 2018 at AKG.com, Amazon, Samsung.com, Sprint and US Cellular.
The N700NC will be available at AKG.com, Amazon and Samsung.com later this year.