the AKG N400:Wireless headphones with active noise reduction
Barely more than a month after the launch of its Galaxy Buds + , Samsung returns to the true wireless market with a new proposal via the AKG brand: the AKG N400. Even if the Austrian firm has already provided its expertise on the true wireless stars of chaebol, this is the first model in its catalog.
The AKG N400 opt for an original look, some elements of which vaguely recall the Galaxy Buds + from Samsung, in particular the design of the in-ear part and the stabilizer. AKG also supplies three pairs of stabilizers, as well as four pairs of tips of different sizes with its true wireless, including a pair of Comply memory foam, which is rare on models of this kind. We can therefore expect good support and significant insulation, especially since the AKG N400 incorporates an active noise reduction function. The manufacturer has obviously thought of those who would like to remain aware of their environment by integrating the HearThough function. AKG N400 earphones are IPX7 certified and benefit from increased water resistance (immersion at 1 m for 30 min max).
Like the Galaxy Buds + and the WF-1000XM3 from Sony, the AKG N400 opt for touch controls via the panels placed on each earphone. We can thus access a very complete list of commands: management of music playback, calls, volume, navigation between tracks and activation of the smartphone voice assistant. The assignment of controls can be done via the AKG smartphone app, which also provides access to an equalizer, for example. In terms of autonomy, the AKG N400 would provide 6 hours of use without active noise reduction and 5 hours when it is on. The product sheet, however, indicates only one additional recharge possible with the case – compatible with Qi wireless charging.
On the connection side, the AKG N400 communicate wirelessly via Bluetooth with support for SBC and AAC codecs. Two 8.2 mm speakers take care of the sound reproduction. Here is the technical information shared by AKG for its N400.
- Frequency response: 10 Hz to 20 kHz
- Impedance: 16 Ω
- Sensitivity: 96 dB SPL (1 mW at 1 kHz)
For now, the N400 have only been announced in South Korea at the price of 2,299,000 won, or around € 171 excluding tax. No availability date or official price for the Hexagon has yet been communicated by AKG or Samsung.