AKG Y50BT Headphones Review

Our Verdict66

These wireless headphones are tough to beat in this price range. It is among those few rivals which managed to have such a powerful and high-resolution sound on a budget. Along with the great quality sound, the dynamic bass, the noise isolation, great inbuilt microphone, and great battery life adds to the package. The AKG Y50BT headphones are best suited for those audiophiles who are looking for great-sounding and sleek headphones. The bright-colored variants will make you stand out from the crowd as you enjoy your music or call. Their prices vary according to the color variant with average pricing of 10-15k in India. With such an exceptional sound at an affordable price range, the AKG Y50BT leaves us with no second thoughts before buying it!

For

  • Value for money
  • Great bass emphasis
  • Clean and balanced sound
  • Comfortable
  • Sturdy built and lightweight
  • Sleek design and bright colors available
  • Good battery life
  • Intuitive controls

Against

  • May cause discomfort during long hours of use
  • Disconnects at times 
  • No headband padding

With the increasing popularity of wireless Bluetooth headphones, many reputed brands are coming with their spin-offs. This simple and sleek pair of AKG headphones are an addition to their signature Y series of In-Ear and On-Ear headphones. The AKG Y50BT are budget wireless Bluetooth headphones that shine out without compromising the sound quality.

These are on-ear wireless headphones carrying an astonishing bold look due to bright & colored ear cups. With a remarkable sound quality at an affordable price range, it came out to be better than most wired rivals in the market! 

AKG Y50BT Key Features

Style On-Ear
Connectivity Wireless, Bluetooth 
Bluetooth  Music and calls
Frequency range 20-20 kHz
Impedance  32 ohms
Sensitivity 113 dB SPL/V
Battery life More than 20 hours

Sound Quality

Rating: Rating:
Audio Clarity
Excellent
Bass & Tone
Good
Gaming Sound Enhancement
Good
Frequency Response (Hz)
20-20000
Noise Cancellation
Yes
Surround Sound (7.1)
No

The sound quality of the Y50BT is crystal clear with punchy bass to please heavy music listeners. Considering its price range, the headphones do not fail in delivering quality audio. With 40 mm audio drivers and a low impedance of 32 ohms, the wireless headphones succeed in producing high-resolution natural sound.

The sound profile sounds cohesive with a good mid-range emphasis and soft trebles. Unlike many wireless headphones, the AKG Y50BT does not sound awful even on a wired connection. However, it may lack some crowd-pleasing bass emphasis when listening to electronic music. Coming to the noise isolation, it does a good job and beats many rivals at a higher price range too. This significant feature also adds to the clarity of the audio delivered. Also, the firm headband adds to the audio isolation. 

The microphone is a vital part of a headphone and thankfully the Y50BT has a really good mic. It manages to catch accurate voices and we found that it sometimes even worked when whispered! The headphones have a great sound quality for both leisure and hardcore audiophiles. Also, the array of cables and adapters provided make it easy to plug these into your studio equipment too.

Microphone

Rating: Rating:
Available
Yes
Voice Clarity & Compression
Good
Sound Isolation
No
Detachable
No
Mute Button
Yes

The microphone is a vital part of a headphone and thankfully the Y50BT has a really good mic. The headset comes with a built-in microphone hence it is not a boom mic or detachable mic. It manages to catch accurate voices and we found that it sometimes even worked when whispered!

Design

Rating: Rating:
Look & Shape
Excellent
Colour
Blue, Black, Grey, Yellow, Red, Teal
Material
Aluminium, plastic
Headphone type
On-Ear Headphones
Earpads Replaceable
No
Earpads Material
Foam
Durability
Good

The big on-ear cups look great and the aluminum to plastic ratio helps with the premium look. The design looks urban and attractive with the AKG logo all across the face of earcups. The Y50 BT comes in various colors like black, silver, and bright youthful shades like yellow and blue. The headphones don’t need any separate controlling device as it has inbuilt buttons for usual functions. Also, the earcups feel extremely comfortable which are made of thick memory foam and are covered with synthetic leather.

The overall built is quite sturdy but is lightweight at the same time hence, eliminating discomfort usually associated with in-ear earphones. The Bluetooth pairing is quite easy and fast and you can enjoy both music and calls with these AKG headphones. There is a Micro USB port for charging purposes and comes with a 3.5 mm to 6.3 mm adapter and 2.5 to 3.5 mm headset jack making it versatile. Not to forget, the AKG Y50BT comes in a foldable design which makes it compact and easy to travel with. 

Compatibility

Compatible Devices
Xbox, Playstation, PC, Mac, Smartphones
Plug & Play
Yes

The headphones come with an array of cables and adapters. Some of them are 3.5 mm to 6.3 mm adapter and 2.5 to 3.5 mm headset jack making it versatile across devices. You can use the AKG Y50BT with Xbox, Playstation, PC, Mac, and smartphones.

Connectivity

Rating: Rating:
Wireless
Yes
Length/Range(m)
8
Number of Ports
0
Type of Jack
3.5 mm mini-jack
Playtime(hours)
20
Charging time (min)
300

The headphones support both wired and wireless connections. The Bluetooth pairing is quite easy and fast and you can enjoy both music and calls with these AKG headphones. With 5-6 hours of full charging time with a 5V charger, you get up to 20 hours of playtime.

Control & Comfort

Rating: Rating:
Comfortable to Use for Long Hours
Yes
Volume Wheel
No
Earpads Memory Foam
Yes

The easy interface makes it quite easy to pair and operate. In terms of comfort, there is no doubt that these lightweight wireless headphones are comfortable. The ear cups have memory foam pads that are covered by synthetic leather ensuring a snug and comfortable fit on your ears. These ear cups won’t get too hot or sweaty even after long hours of usage. You can easily carry out your daily chores or go out for a walk in these AKG headphones. However, it is not recommended to use them for vigorous exercise and workout sessions as they are not sweatproof or waterproof. Also, just like other on-ear headphones, it may get a bit uncomfortable while having it on for extended periods.

Warranty & Support

Rating: Rating:
Headphones
1 Year
Wire
1 Year

The AKG Y50BT Headphones come with a 1-year manufacturer warranty.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. Does it have a detachable mic?

No, the AKG Y50BT comes with a built-in mic.

2. How do I know my headphones are in pairing mode?

The lowest button is for turning on/off Bluetooth pairing. When turning on the headphone, press, and release that button very quickly. A rapidly blinking blue led shows it worked. As soon as the headphones are paired, the blue led winks slowly.

3. How is the BlueTooth range of these headphones?

You get a decent BlueTooth range of about 33 feet.

4. What are the new colors on AKG Y50BT?

The headphones are available in six bold colors- White, Black, Red, Navy Blue, Light Blue, Yellow, and Red.

5. Does it have active noise cancellation?

No

6. Are these headphones suitable for workouts? Are they waterproof or sweatproof?

Although they are lightweight and sleek, we don’t recommend them for workouts and sports as they aren’t waterproof or sweatproof.

About Nikita Swargiary

Hi, I’m Nikita from Delhi, India. I am a content writer and a Tech enthusiast who acquires good knowledge of an array of gadgets and devices. I am working on writing technical reviews on products that all of us rely on in our daily lives. I aim towards quality content and unbiased reviews to come up with a reliable platform for all. Nevertheless, I am willing to explore beyond my comprehension and looking forward to embarking on entrepreneurial marketing.

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