Samsung has revealed its newest premium over-ear headphones, the AKG Y600 NC, which it will likely be hoping may have the audio chops to knock the long-reigning king of noice cancelling cans, the Sony WH-1000XM3, from the highest spot in our greatest noise cancelling headphones desk.
The massive boys of Samsung’s Y-range, the AKG Y600 NC go on sale from at this time, in three premium gloss colour finishes (black, silver or gold), priced at £199 (with worldwide pricing to be confirmed).
The Y600s provide 25 hours of wi-fi battery life with noise cancellation turned on, and can provide four hours playback from a ten minute cost. Two hours is required for a full cost over the USB-C connection.
Characteristic-filled, they not solely provide energetic noise cancellation, however have sensible ambient conscious modes that may let exterior sound in via the mic alongside along with your tunes (good for, say, when zooming round on an electrical scooter), in addition to a TalkThru possibility that can mechanically dip the quantity of your tunes when the headphones recognise you are having a dialog. Music will mechanically pause if you take the cans off, and resume if you substitute them.
The over ears (which function reminiscence foam cups and protein leather-based ear cushions) even have some sensible controls in-built, too. Twist an ear cup to dial up the quantity, and double faucet the bodily play button for voice assistant entry, which helps Bixby and Google Assistant on Android, and Siri on iOS gadgets.
Weighing 322g, they’re packing in 40mm drivers, and provide a frequency response vary of 10Hz – 24kHz.
It is a strong spec sheet then, and we stay up for giving them a pay attention – and may’t wait to see what how the incoming Sony WH-X1000M4 cans form up subsequent to them.
Should you’re after one thing a little bit extra transportable and reasonably priced, strive the brand new AKG Y400 headphones, which Samsung’s reps describe as “light-weight and foldable,” providing “clear on-the-go sound”.
The “mini” headphones are on fairly than over ears, and are designed for consolation, weighing simply 170g. They’re going to be out there from at this time in black, pink, inexperienced, blue and rose gold shades.
Providing 20 hour battery life, you will get four hours from a 10 minute cost over USB-C, with quantity once more managed by the earcups. Auto-play and pause, plus ambient conscious and TalkThru modes stick with it over from the Y600s, however when it comes to options you are dropping the energetic noise cancellation and settling for barely inferior drivers and frequency ranges with a 36mm driver, and 20Hz to 20kHz response vary. However they will set you again a mere £109, once more with worldwide pricing to be confirmed.