AKG is one of the most popular headphones brands as well as being well known for its .
If you are wondering how AKG headphones compare to other brands, our guide below collates all the key info in a single place. We've compared over 1,900 headphones by objectively and impartially analysing over 61,000 user and expert reviews and over 1,700 awards from hundreds of different review sites.
AKG are recognised for their wide selection of premium and award winning headphones. Their headphones start at $20 for the Y500 which has a driver size of 40mm, is an on-ear headphones and a headphones that has a head-band style and go up to $1,099 for the K872 which has a driver size of 53mm, is an over-ear headphones and a headphones that has a head-band style. The average price of a new AKG headphones is $197.
AKG are recognised for their wide selection of premium and award winning headphones.
Is AKG the Best Headphones Brand?
So are AKG headphones any good? We give every headphones a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all headphones we are able to impartially rank all the headphones brands.
AKG is ranked the No. 4 best headphones brand.
Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that AKG is the 4th best headphones brand out there.
Let's look at how AKG headphones compare to the other headphones brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.
All headphones Brands
There's a wide selection of AKG headphones available compared to other headphones brands, with over 30 AKG headphones currently on the market in the US. AKG also have better reviews than the typical headphones brand, with the average rating of a AKG headphones being 74%.
The average review score for a AKG headphones is 74%.
AKG have a number of great features including Auto Pause and jbl talkthru which sets them apart from the competition.
However AKG headphones tend to be more expensive than most other headphones brands making them a less popular choice with consumers.
No. Of Headphones
Average Price $102
Price Distribution of All Headphones
No. Of Headphones
Average Price $197
Price Distribution of AKG Headphones
What Do the AKG Headphones Reviews Say?
We've added up all the reviews for every AKG headphones to work out the average distribution of reviews for AKG and then compared this to the other headphones brands.
AKG has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star user reviews for its headphones than most other brands. However the proportion of 4 and 5 star expert reviews are actually lower.
Over 90% of expert reviews and 90% of user reviews for AKG headphones are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 90% and 83% respectively across all Headphones brands.
In the table below we compare the average review score given to AKG headphones by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other headphones brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.
How Many Industry Awards Have AKG Headphones Received?
After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 29 industry awards for AKG headphones. The table below compares the number of awards received by AKG to other popular headphones brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.
We checked over 61,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of AKG headphones. 20 of these reviews mention reliability of which 80% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of AKG headphones owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.
80% of reviewers think AKG headphones are reliable.
So, most people think that AKG headphones are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for AKG headphones that mention reliability:
reliable ANC performance make the AKG N700NC an admirable addition to the noise-cancelling market
A solid pair of wireless headphones from AKG with good build quality
Excellent build quality
Well made as well
there are issues with headband design plus these headphones aren't rugged enough to survive some wear
although the detachable cable seems a bit fragile
Features to Look Out For On AKG Headphones
There's a number of great features to look out for on the latest range of AKG headphones that set them apart from the competition. These include Auto Pause and jbl talkthru.
If you're looking for a high end AKG headphones then the AKG Y600NC takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 75, but is a bit more expensive at $279.99.
Features We Love:
Big driver size (40mm)
Long battery life (25h)
An award winning and good spec 322g, 40mm driver headphones. It supports Bluetooth and noise reduction and is noise canceling and foldable. Multiple reviews mentioned that this headphones has superb features, it's quiet and compact.
11 Reviews + 3 Awards
Value for Money
Owners report that AKG Y600NC has good expert reviews with an average expert rating of 78%, based on 11 reviews.
AKG Y600NC Review
The cheapest price that we could find for the Y600NC in the US is $279.99 but in total we found only 1 price for it.