AKG Headphone Review | AKG Headphone Price In Bangladesh
AKG might not be the best-known brand in the world, but anyone who loves live music or takes an interest in music will have seen AKG's logo on microphones and headphones. That means that headphones shipped with a phone have something with more cred than "Samsung" written on them. I'm not really a brand snob, but this might actually be a thing for the Beats generation.
Aside from that, the general style of the headphones is decent. There's an inline remote, the earbuds are compact and unfussy in their design.
Are They Really AKG Headphones Though?
No, no they aren't. These are Samsung headphones that have been AKG tuned. The messaging on this has been somewhat mixed, because at the S8 launch Samsung told everyone that they were "high-end AKG headphones". Since that time though the online details I can find say only "tuned by".
It doesn't matter anyway, because Samsung headphones are usually good anyway - especially the Level brand, which the firm was developing until it ended up buying Harman. I suspect it doesn't have much of a future now. But if you look at Level headphones, they share a lot of the design with these AKG-labeled earbuds.
How Do They Sound?
Good actually, really very good. The first thing I noticed was that they have a good level of bass. Not an over-the-top amount, just a decent thump when the music demands it. Now, I Iike some good low-end sound when it's called for, but too much of it gets very wearing very quickly. If you ever feel the need to take headphones out, and they aren't physically uncomfortable, it might well be that the sound is unbalanced.
Speaking of which, on my first listen I felt that the midrange was a bit over-emphasised. This is quite common on cheap headphones, and leads to a generally unsatisfactory experience. That said, once I'd spent a bit of time listening I didn't feel that was really the case anymore. There is, if anything, more of a bias to the high-end, but the mids feel competent enough - although not especially exciting.
The highs did also give me little concern on my first test too. In fact, treble is a little over-hyped on these headphones if I had to pin any real criticism on them. There's good news too though, because at normal listening levels the whole lot balances really well. Bass, mid and trebles are well matched and feel like there has been some form of care put into trying to make a better-than-average headphone.
I will say, however, that at higher volumes - and I feel outside the comfortable listening of most people - these earbuds do start to lose the plot a little. There's too much treble there, and it's quite painful to hear. But I really don't feel like this will be a big deal for most users.
The one thing I did really like about the headphones was that the vocals on songs were clear and crisp. If you're listening to music, you'll likely want to hear the vocalist clearly. That's very much the case here, which makes a lot of genres nice to listen to.
Here's one thing that's important - how the earphones feel inside your ear. Here I've got nothing but good news - at least for my specific ear canals.
Comfort was really good. The earphones, with their default buds, fitted me nicely and stayed in. There was enough contact to give good transmission of low-end sounds, and a really nice level of sound isolation too. I've struggled with a huge number of headphones in the past, even expensive ones, and these are just effortless. You get a couple of extra sizes in the pack too, in case you don't find the standard ones a good fit.
The cable provided seems about the right length too, for phone use. Not too long, and not frustratingly short. It's also wrapped in a sort of fabric, which I assume is to stop them knotting themselves up quite as badly. You'll still get them tied up, but the difference in material really means it's a bit easier to unpick the mess again after. Soft rubber is a problem here, because it grips itself well.