AKG – a successful story

AKG, now part of the Samsung Group, are among the best-known brands in the studio world with their headphones and microphones.

AKG History

Radio stations, theatres, jazz clubs: microphones from the Austrian manufacturer quickly spread the word in the middle of the last century, and the first headphones were released as early as 1949. Alongside Sennheiser and Beyerdynamic, the Viennese dominated the prosperous market of the radio and television (high) times almost at will. Since the mid-1990s, AKG has belonged to the Harman Group and has also held its own in this illustrious group of companies with flying colours.

In 2016, Samsung finally bought Harman, AKG as part of the Harman Group thus also went to the Korean tech giant. To promote awareness of the brand, Samsung includes headphones labelled “Tuned by AKG” with some smartphones.

How good are AKG headphones?

AKG headphones are still among the best headphones you can buy in the studio sector. The AKG K702 (to the review), for example, are reference studio headphones with crystal-clear sound, designed to ensure the most precise sound reproduction possible in mixing and mastering situations.

But there are also gems in the hi-fi segment: for example, the AKG K701 (to the review) with its linear frequency response brings out audio nuances with crystal clarity.

What are the best headphones from AKG?

If you want to know which AKG headphones are the best, check out our list of the best AKG headphones: “The best AKG headphones”“ checken:

The best AKG headphones


The latest reviews: AKG

Bluetooth by Numinos 3 years ago


Closed studio headphones with Bluetooth

The K371 and 361 – the new additions to AKG's 3 Series – have already fully convinced us in our tests. Now there is a Bluetooth version of both these headphones, identified with "BT" in their name.


Studio by Numinos 3 years ago

AKG K361

Closed Studio Headphones

AKG launched the duo of K361 and K371, two closed studio headphones which are characterised by nice design, moderate pricing and good sound. The more expensive of the two already gave us a lot of pleasure when we reviewed it in this test. Now their...


Bluetooth by Maike Paeßens 4 years ago

AKG Y500

Portable Bluetooth On-Ears With Sensor Controlled Playback

AKG's wireless on-ears Y500 have powerful performance, are equipped with a fast charging, very durable lithium polymer battery and support multipoint connections that can seamlessly be switched between two devices. A 3-button remote with integrated microphone is used for control, while the Ambient Aware function...


Studio by Numinos 4 years ago

AKG K371

Closed studio headphones

After three new additions to their 2x series (K175, 245, and 275), AKG by Harman have added two new releases to their series of three - the K371 and 361.


Bluetooth by Maike Paeßens 4 years ago

AKG Y100

Bluetooth-in-ears with neck bracket and magnetic lock

AKG's fast-charging wireless in-ears Y100 support simultaneous connection with two devices that can be seamlessly switched between, and controlled by, a 3-button remote with built-in microphone. The universal headphones are also equipped with an Ambient Aware function, which allows you to hear ambient sounds at...


Bluetooth by Maike Paeßens 4 years ago

AKG N200

Ultra-Lightweight Bluetooth In-Ears with Magnetic Closure.

With the N200, AKG has expanded its range to include fast-charging functionality in a pair of wireless in-ears intended for everyday use. These headphones utilise both aptX and AAC codec support and do so without ever glossing over the sound with an unwanted neutral adjustment....


Studio by Numinos 4 years ago

AKG K245

Foldable, open studio headphones

The K245 is the open-back addition to AKG’s new range of foldable studio headphone models, which also includes the K175 and K275. All headphones from this fresh series are specifically designed for use in the studio, with the open-back version particularly suited for long production...


Studio by Numinos 4 years ago

AKG K275

Closed Studio Headphones

The K275 is the premium model in AKG’s new studio headphone series (K175, K245, K275). It is a closed headphone model with unusually large 50mm drivers, making them an ideal choice for all monitoring tasks, both in the studio and in live situations. With a...


Studio by Numinos 4 years ago

AKG K175

Closed Back Studio Headphones

The K175 serves as the entry-level option in AKG's newly unveiled studio headphone series, alongside other models including the K245 and the K275. These closed studio headphones are particularly well suited to monitoring applications, both in the studio and in live situations. What's more, a...


Noise Cancelling by Ulf Kaiser 4 years ago


Wireless Over-Ear Headphones with Noise Cancellation

With the N700NC, AKG is now stepping in the fray with noise cancellation headphones at the upper end of the consumer market. These silver over-ear headphones make a great first impression, with a sturdy design and modern aesthetic making them incredibly easy on the eye.