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On-ear headphones with AKG-quality sound, smart styling, snug fit and detachable cable with in-line remote/mic

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AKG puts the fun into serious listening

AKG-quality sound is yours in a comfortable headphone built to withstand the rigors of the on-the-go lifestyle – lending an inspirational sense of styling edge to keep you looking as good as the statement you're making about what's important to you. Phenomenal sound is inspirational. So is a quality product constructed to take on the rigors of the real world? Add in complementary features to turn yesterday's listening device into a full-service means of connectivity and you've got yourself something you won't be able to let go of, let alone take off. Because AKG-quality sound is isolated and enclosed in a closed-back ear-cup design, which cancels out every other sound except the ones you want to focus in on. Lightweight and comfortable, yours is the perfect excuse to listen longer and switch between calls and music without ever getting out of your easy chair, if that's what feels good. A 1.2m detachable cable provides added freedom of movement and choice between devices while an inline remote/mic keeps things hands-free and easy. When you have to run, their fold-down, 3D-Axis design allows you to carry them in a soft pouch for safety while their bold new design platform allows you to choose from four cool colors while the iconic logo speaks to your good taste for anyone who wants to know. And they will want to know. Even before they give them a listen.

Item# Y50YEL

General Specifications

Type AKG on-ear headphones with bass-enhanced sound, advanced styling, a comfortable fit and the convenience of an in-line remote/mic
System Dynamic
Design Closed-back headphones
Maximum input power 100 mW
Net weight (without cable) 190g
Cable 99.99% oxygen-free cable, 1.2m
Main connection Jack plug 3.5mm, hard gold-plated

Audio Specifications

Speaker Sensitivity 115 dB SPL/V
Speaker Frequency Response 16 Hz to 24 kHz
Speaker Nominal Impedance 32 ohms


Speaker Weight (kg) 190 g

Control and Connection Specifications

Connections Jack plug 3.5mm, hard gold-plated
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Spec Sheet (EN)

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  • 1 pair of AKG Y 50 On-ear headphones
  • 1 detachable cable w. universal one-button remote/mic
  • 3.5 – 6.3mm adapter
  • Soft travel pouch

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Y50 is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 9.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Almost perfect I found about those when looking for a replacement to my previous aging "monitor" headphones from a certain popular taiwanese manufacturer. I saw the design, the price, and instantly wanted to try those in the shop I was in. I instantly fell in love with them, the sound was marvellous. For its price I've been insanely impressed of what it delivers since it's entirely passive. So I got them, and I loved them. I kept using them for music creation tasks and even use its microphone for calls on my computer since it's an excellent mike. They're quite comfortable unacordingly to most reviews I've read on the web. Sadly after arround eight months of use I broke its cable and no sound comes out of my pair of headphones. It started by randomly pausing music on my phone, then a morning the sound only came out of the right side, and then nothing anymore. I'm still sad this happened, because those are the best headphones I ever had. I'm definitely going to grab another cable, or completely replace my unit for a shiny new pair of Y50. Only complaint I have to do is that the paint gets scratched quickly on the hoop and ears, and scales after two or three months on the hoop.
Date published: 2017-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent quality Was looking for a pair of good AKG headphones to prevent over-using the K551 and stop taking the K551's so often on commute, etc ; after some thought went for the Y50. It wasn't a bad choice at all. (sure, sound spacial distribution is more refined on the K551) After few weeks of usage, I believe I take them off the ears a bit more often then I would with the K551, but then these are over the ear design and such is expected.
Date published: 2017-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very clear I bought these after reading the reviews from What?-Hi-Fi. Very Pleased with this purchase. I have been listening to CDs Iv'e had for years and I am now hearing detail I have never heard before. The detail through these is outstanding. very comfortable to wear too.
Date published: 2016-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfortable. Effective. Durable. Affordable! I bought them during Black Friday 2015 when I think they were 10% off. The flagship store in NYC has friendly staff and the headphones themselves are great. I had old AKG DJ headphones and they broke. These were a great replacement. Perfect for playing live sets, I like that AKG includes the adapter and I like the design where the size adjustment is because my old AKGs snapped because of the old design.
Date published: 2016-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome. Got these in yellow. Only way to go. Sound is great. Fit perfectly. Awesome value.
Date published: 2016-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it Got it, and don't regret a second of getting it. Excellent comfort, sound and build quality. Cable need improvement but its my favorite headphones i've used so far.
Date published: 2016-06-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Never heard of them before this. Got the Samsung S8+, and it said that it came with these, in a Bluetooth form, when you upgraded the Oculus bundle. They were sold out. So I went ahead and just got the headphones that were wired. Best sound I have heard so far from headphones, especially in the price range I will spend for headphones.
Date published: 2017-05-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Almost perfect. Got the blue pair about a year ago, and i love them. my only gripe is that the padding on the headband came off after only a few months of regular every day use, a little disappointing, but none the less, i am excited to try the y50bt.
Date published: 2016-09-21
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When I play music on my PC the volume is low! The volume on my PC is set to 100, but the volume is still low. When I look at the sound Equalizer for the headphones, the soundbar is not even resaching the middle - even though the volume should be 100%?

Asked by: Kath
We would like to work with you directly to help with your inquiry. I see that you are located in Denmark. Please submit a case request at https://eu.jbl.com/support-contact.html and the Customer Service Team will be more than happy to assist you.
Answered by: Steve S
Date published: 2018-02-02

Can you get a lightning cable to go direct into an iPhone 7 for these headphones

Asked by: Andy4444
Hi Thank you for your question. Sorry - It is not possible to get a lightning cable for the AKG Y50 headphones. You will have to use the adapter which comes with you iPhone.
Answered by: Mogens
Date published: 2018-01-25

Hi, I have two pairs of AKG Y50s. Unfortunately one ear on one pair has no sound. By swapping the cables round on the two pairs I have found that I have one faulty cable. Can you confirm if it is possible to purchase an official replacement cable?

Asked by: DaveKnights
Hi Yes, spare parts are available through select authorized Service Partners. Please contact our customer support by phone or email, so we can find out where you live, and we can refer you to the closest Service Partner
Answered by: Kay D
Date published: 2018-01-12

Hello, I need to buy a replacement cable for these headphones as I lost the original one. Could you recommend one? Thanks

Asked by: RachelCharll
You can find on amazon
Answered by: a1lady49
Date published: 2018-01-11

just bought these have noticed that the cable fits into the right hand can and not the usual left hand one .is there a reason for this ? I use it for my i pod and now the cable has to cross from the pocket of my shirt(left) to the can on the right

Asked by: rodg
Hi We can't say if there is a specific ( technical ) reason why the jack for the cable is on the right side. However, I can say that most headphones in the AKG Y series, have the jack on the right side as well, so it is a design choice of this series headphones.
Answered by: Kay D
Date published: 2018-01-05

Hi, I'm looking for a cable replacement. Could you give me details on where I can buy one?  Thanks in advance

Asked by: Hendrik93
Hi Hendrik, Thank you for reaching out to us. I will contact you by email with the contact details of the authorized Service Partner, where you can buy replacement parts/cables
Answered by: Kay D
Date published: 2017-12-25

Dear AKG, I want to buy a AKG Y50 for a Vegan person. She will accept them only if don't have any animal products, namely leather. So I would like you to know if you can confirm that no animal products are used in the Y50 model. Regards.

Asked by: VimaraPeres
Hello! This would be perfect for your friend then because these headphones were made with an animal-free protein leather.
Answered by: Zoe at Customer Service
Date published: 2017-12-17

how can the volume be adjusted

Asked by: egineer
Hi, You can only adjust the volume from the source device to which you have these headphones connected
Answered by: Kay D
Date published: 2017-12-09
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