In March 2017, Samsung acquired Harman, the business behind AKG headphones. With Harman underneath the Samsung banner, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3, Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus appear with a pair of AKG headphones in the box.
Harman also includes perfectly-recognised names like JBL and Harman/Kardon, but the AKG brand name isn’t as perfectly recognised outside the audiophile group.
AKG does most likely have earned far more consideration than its siblings however, as it’s the only brand name to have won a number of Grammy Awards and been utilized by artists like Rod Stewart, Frank Sinatra, Peter Gabriel, Beyoncé and Madonna, to title just a handful of. Yes, we mention Frank Sinatra – AKG has been all around that long, since 1947 in point, when the to start with AKG microphones were utilized in radio stations, theatres and jazz golf equipment.
Harman has reinvented AKG’s line-up to (it hopes) far better suit the mainstream customer marketplace, with a selection of AKG Lifestyle sounds-cancellation headphones, the to start with underneath the AKG banner to hit cabinets in Australia. That line-up includes a quality pair of expert studio headphones – the AKG N90Qs – that were created in partnership with Quincy Jones and (in Australia) charge a a little eye-watering $one,999.
But though those people professional headphones are not priced for every person, far more affordable solutions are also portion of the selection.
The N60NC wireless on-ear cans are aimed at the regular traveller, and that does not just necessarily mean air journey. Harman reckons it’s just as perfectly-suited to currently being taken on your frequent commute as it is a long-haul flight. The N60NC’s feature lively sounds-cancellation at the flip of very small button and claims up to fifteen several hours of battery everyday living. They’re foldable and turn into a neat very little offer and appear in their very own journey scenario that includes each a flight adaptor and charging cable. They’re priced at $449 a pop.
The AKG N30s are one particular of two in-ear headphones in the new selection, showcasing hello-res audio aid and a removable cable. In accordance to Harman, they’ve been created for the great suit to impart the finest seem – the acoustic tube is tilted to suit the ear perfectly, plus the earphones appear with four different measurements of rubber ear ideas. There’s also what Harman calls “customisable audio”, this means two exchangeable filters allow for you to switch among bass and reference seem (the latter for making the most of the songs the way the artist meant). The AKG N30s retail for $399.95 in Australia.
Lastly, the AKG N20NC, one more pair of buds that feature lively sounds cancelling and guarantee up to 20 several hours of battery, market for $299 a pair.
The full AKG Lifestyle selection is (for the time currently being at minimum) solely obtainable at Harvey Norman.