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Should You Buy an AKG Pair of Headphones?

Updated 30 July 2019 by Matthew
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should you buy an AKG Pair of Headphones?

AKG is one of the most popular pair of headphones brands as well as being well known for it's .

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 1,700 headphones by objectively and impartially analysing over 34,000 user and expert reviews and 930+ awards from hundreds of different review sites.

AKG are recognised for their wide selection of premium and popular headphones. Their headphones start at $32 for the K92 which has a driver size of 40mm, is an over-ear pair of headphones and a pair of headphones that has a head-band style and go up to $1,499 for the K872 which has a driver size of 53mm, is an over-ear pair of headphones and a pair of headphones that has a head-band style. The average price of a new AKG pair of headphones is $242.

AKG are recognised for their wide selection of premium and popular headphones.

Is AKG the Best Pair of Headphones Brand?

So are AKG headphones any good? We give every pair of 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 pair of headphones brands.

AKG is ranked the No. 7 best pair of headphones brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that AKG is the 7th best pair of headphones brand out there.

#1
Japan
95%
95%
2,429 reviews
#2
91%
91%
2,204 reviews
#3
JBL
91%
91%
305 reviews
#4
JVC
Japan
90%
90%
757 reviews
#5
88%
88%
1,873 reviews
#6
Netherlands
87%
87%
55 reviews
#7
AKG
86%
86%
210 reviews
#8
JayBird
85%
85%
345 reviews
#9
Bose
85%
85%
2,150 reviews
#10
Plantronics
84%
84%
1,212 reviews
#11
Beats
83%
83%
2,348 reviews
#12
Jabra
82%
82%
420 reviews
#13
Razer
81%
81%
869 reviews
#14
Focal
80%
80%
79 reviews
#15
80%
80%
1,048 reviews
#16
Urbanears
80%
80%
132 reviews
#17
Steelseries
80%
80%
814 reviews
#18
JLab Audio
79%
79%
2 reviews
#19
House Of Marley
79%
79%
475 reviews
#20
Beyerdynamic
78%
78%
104 reviews
#21
Bowers & Wilkins
78%
78%
428 reviews
#22
Marshall
77%
77%
16 reviews
#23
Audeze
76%
76%
75 reviews
#24
KitSound
76%
76%
8 reviews
#25
Monster
76%
76%
441 reviews
#26
JLab
76%
76%
38 reviews
#27
Shure
76%
76%
728 reviews
#28
Audiofly
76%
76%
55 reviews
#29
Wicked Audio
75%
75%
1 review
#30
Koss
75%
75%
99 reviews
#31
KRK
75%
75%
64 reviews
#32
Aftershokz
75%
75%
99 reviews
#33
Moki
74%
74%
19 reviews
#34
Bang & Olufsen
74%
74%
134 reviews
#35
Fitbit
74%
74%
26 reviews
#36
RHA
74%
74%
32 reviews
#37
Logitech
Switzerland
74%
74%
56 reviews
#38
Urbanista
73%
73%
61 reviews
#39
Apple
73%
73%
1,326 reviews
#40
Edifier
73%
73%
12 reviews
#41
73%
73%
26 reviews
#42
FiiO
73%
73%
31 reviews
#43
NAD
72%
72%
26 reviews
#44
Master & Dynamic
71%
71%
71 reviews
#45
SOL REPUBLIC
71%
71%
10 reviews
#46
Japan
71%
71%
3 reviews
#47
Libratone
71%
71%
115 reviews
#48
Denon
71%
71%
12 reviews
#49
Anker
71%
71%
79 reviews
#50
ifrogz
70%
70%
96 reviews
#51
Betron
70%
70%
589 reviews
#52
Braven
69%
69%
5 reviews
#53
Brainwavz
69%
69%
23 reviews
#54
HiFiMAN
69%
69%
17 reviews
#55
Microsoft
69%
69%
30 reviews
#56
Bragi
68%
68%
50 reviews
#57
Definitive Technology
68%
68%
9 reviews
#58
YURBUDS
67%
67%
60 reviews
#59
Samsung
South Korea
67%
67%
787 reviews
#60
Westone
67%
67%
3 reviews
#61
JAM
66%
66%
1 review
#62
Accutone
66%
66%
6 reviews
#63
EARIN
65%
65%
17 reviews
#64
Pioneer
65%
65%
10 reviews
#65
Yamaha
64%
64%
4 reviews
#66
JAYS
64%
64%
13 reviews
#67
Teufel
64%
64%
41 reviews
#68
Coloud
64%
64%
2 reviews
#69
B&O
64%
64%
7 reviews
#70
Nuheara
62%
62%
19 reviews
#71
Corsair
62%
62%
987 reviews
#72
Cyber Acoustics
62%
62%
0 reviews
#73
1More
62%
62%
72 reviews
#74
Scosche
62%
62%
1 review
#75
Nokia
62%
62%
6 reviews
#76
Sudio
62%
62%
34 reviews
#77
iHip
61%
61%
0 reviews
#78
61%
61%
5 reviews
#79
Mackie
61%
61%
0 reviews
#80
Motorola
60%
60%
5 reviews
#81
Cowin
60%
60%
5 reviews
#82
Veho
60%
60%
0 reviews
#83
Klipsch
60%
60%
0 reviews
#84
Huawei
59%
59%
6 reviews
#85
LG
South Korea
59%
59%
0 reviews
#86
Happy Plugs
59%
59%
1 review
#87
SOUL
59%
59%
4 reviews
#88
Kensington
59%
59%
0 reviews
#89
Cygnett
58%
58%
7 reviews
#90
Adesso
58%
58%
0 reviews
#91
Tascam
58%
58%
0 reviews
#92
PureGear
58%
58%
1 review
#93
Stax
56%
56%
0 reviews
#94
Sephia
56%
56%
0 reviews
#95
Califone
56%
56%
0 reviews
#96
AIAIAI
55%
55%
0 reviews
#97
Sentry
55%
55%
0 reviews
#98
Modecom
55%
55%
0 reviews
#99
AWEI
55%
55%
3 reviews
#100
Hamilton Buhl
55%
55%
0 reviews
#101
Grado
55%
55%
0 reviews
#102
DearEar
54%
54%
0 reviews
#103
DEFUNC
54%
54%
1 review
#104
Verbatim
54%
54%
0 reviews
#105
Tracer
54%
54%
0 reviews
#106
Direct Sound
54%
54%
0 reviews
#107
Senso
53%
53%
0 reviews
#108
Wraps
53%
53%
0 reviews
#109
onanoff
53%
53%
1 review
#110
Aluratek
53%
53%
0 reviews
#111
Vivitar
53%
53%
0 reviews
#112
iLuv
53%
53%
0 reviews
#113
Vic Firth
53%
53%
0 reviews
#114
Avid
53%
53%
0 reviews
#115
Supersonic
United States
53%
53%
0 reviews
#116
Numark
52%
52%
0 reviews
#117
iHome
52%
52%
0 reviews
#118
Puro Sound Labs
52%
52%
0 reviews
#119
Blue Microphones
52%
52%
0 reviews
#120
Xblitz
52%
52%
0 reviews
#121
Lindy
52%
52%
0 reviews
#122
Logic Concept
51%
51%
0 reviews
#123
BuddyPhones
51%
51%
0 reviews
#124
Rockville
51%
51%
0 reviews
#125
Inland
51%
51%
0 reviews
#126
Reloop
51%
51%
0 reviews
#127
Samson
51%
51%
0 reviews
#128
Kicker
51%
51%
0 reviews
#129
Vivanco
51%
51%
0 reviews
#130
Roland
51%
51%
0 reviews
#131
SMS Audio
51%
51%
0 reviews
#132
HP
United States
51%
51%
0 reviews
#133
VisionTek
51%
51%
0 reviews
#134
Altec Lansing
51%
51%
0 reviews
#135
Noontec
50%
50%
0 reviews
#136
Xqisit
50%
50%
0 reviews
#137
Quad
50%
50%
0 reviews

Let's look at how AKG headphones compare to the other pair of headphones brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection
All pair of headphones Brands
AKG Headphones

AKG have better reviews than the typical pair of headphones brand, with the average rating of a AKG pair of headphones being 74%.

The average review score for a AKG pair of headphones is 74%.

There's a smaller selection of AKG headphones available compared to other pair of headphones brands, with only 18 AKG headphones currently on the market in the United States. AKG headphones also tend to be more expensive than most other pair of headphones brands making them a less popular choice with consumers.

No. Of Headphones
Average Price
$107
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $3,699
Price Distribution of All Headphones
No. Of Headphones
Average Price
$242
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $3,999
Price Distribution of AKG Headphones

What Do the AKG Pair of Headphones Reviews Say?

We've added up all the reviews for every AKG pair of headphones to work out the average distribution of reviews for AKG and then compared this to the other pair of headphones brands.

AKG logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
19
4 stars
19
3 stars
6
2 stars
0
1 star
0
AKG logo

User Reviews

5 stars
94
4 stars
26
3 stars
11
2 stars
1
1 star
0
AKG has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star user reviews for its headphones than most other pair of headphones brands. However the proportion of 4 and 5 star expert reviews are actually lower.

Over 86% of expert reviews and 91% of user reviews for AKG headphones are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 90% and 85% respectively across all Pair of Headphones brands.

Looking at just the expert reviews, 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 pair of headphones brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.

Average Review Score Sennheiser Bose Plantronics Jabra Beats AKG
CNET.com logo
78%
19 reviews
82%
29 reviews
78%
6 reviews
75%
9 reviews
77%
21 reviews
Lydogbilde.no logo
83%
27 reviews
78%
17 reviews
76%
9 reviews
83%
9 reviews
83%
8 reviews
67%
3 reviews
PC Mag logo
82%
13 reviews
83%
7 reviews
77%
6 reviews
73%
4 reviews
75%
4 reviews
70%
2 reviews
Techradar logo
92%
7 reviews
80%
2 reviews
82%
6 reviews
85%
2 reviews
72%
6 reviews
80%
4 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
88%
8 reviews
88%
5 reviews
85%
4 reviews
75%
4 reviews
67%
3 reviews
80%
2 reviews
whathifi.com logo
84%
11 reviews
97%
6 reviews
60%
1 review
60%
1 review
60%
2 reviews
92%
5 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
77%
9 reviews
76%
5 reviews
80%
1 review
35%
1 review
58%
3 reviews
80%
1 review
altomdata.dk logo
90%
3 reviews
87%
3 reviews
83%
7 reviews
80%
4 reviews
soundguys.com logo
77%
1 review
82%
4 reviews
83%
5 reviews
83%
4 reviews
75%
3 reviews
Pocket Lint logo
86%
5 reviews
90%
4 reviews
80%
1 review
90%
1 review
85%
4 reviews
90%
1 review
stuff.tv/my/ logo
100%
1 review
100%
2 reviews
80%
5 reviews
100%
1 review
80%
3 reviews
100%
1 review
tomsguide.com logo
70%
1 review
88%
4 reviews
75%
4 reviews
95%
2 reviews
70%
2 reviews
Digitaltrends.com logo
84%
6 reviews
75%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
78%
4 reviews
01net.com logo
73%
3 reviews
86%
4 reviews
100%
1 review
78%
3 reviews
60%
2 reviews
stuff.tv logo
100%
2 reviews
95%
4 reviews
90%
2 reviews
80%
4 reviews
100%
1 review
Expert Reviews logo
90%
6 reviews
80%
4 reviews
80%
1 review
80%
2 reviews
gadgetguy.com.au logo
80%
1 review
91%
2 reviews
89%
6 reviews
92%
1 review
84%
3 reviews
hifitest.de logo
78%
5 reviews
100%
3 reviews
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
80%
2 reviews
M3.idg.se logo
90%
2 reviews
76%
5 reviews
75%
2 reviews
70%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
tweakers.net logo
96%
5 reviews
92%
5 reviews
100%
1 review
Other Expert Sites
74%
190 reviews
79%
207 reviews
74%
116 reviews
70%
121 reviews
72%
95 reviews
84%
20 reviews
Average
84%
325 reviews
86%
324 reviews
81%
184 reviews
79%
173 reviews
75%
167 reviews
82%
44 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have AKG Headphones Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 7 industry awards for AKG headphones. The table below compares the number of awards given to AKG to other popular pair of headphones brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

AKG has won 7 awards for its headphones.

Compare all award winning headphones

Number of Awards Sennheiser Bose Plantronics Jabra Beats AKG
Lydogbilde.no logo
15
7
3
5
4
altomdata.dk logo
2
2
5
3
PC Mag logo
3
4
2
1
1
Pocket Lint logo
2
3
1
1
1
1
innerfidelity.com logo
4
4
Techradar logo
4
2
1
1
Digitaltrends.com logo
4
1
3
M3.idg.se logo
2
2
1
1
1
Expert Reviews logo
4
1
1
1
01net.com logo
1
3
1
2
tomsguide.com logo
3
1
2
Les Numeriques.com logo
2
1
1
1
1
gadgetgear.nl logo
3
1
1
avforums.com logo
4
1
Trusted Reviews logo
2
2
1
Mobil.se logo
2
1
2
hardware.info logo
2
1
1
1
onheadphones.com logo
4
1
soundandvision.com logo
4
1
digitallife.se logo
1
2
1
1
Other Expert Sites
42
36
25
27
7
4
Total
105
78
47
47
20
7

How Reliable Are AKG Headphones?

We checked over 34,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of AKG headphones. 10 of these reviews that mention reliability of which 84% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of AKG pair of headphones owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

84% 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

well made
whathifi.com
even more impressive price -build quality is excellent
amazon.co.uk

NOT RELIABLE

My main gripe about the build quality is the fact the connection to the headphone unit is very sensitive
amazon.co.uk

What is the Best High End AKG Pair of Headphones?

AKG K701

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40mm
DRIVER
235g

If you're looking for a high end AKG pair of headphones then the AKG K701 takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 74, but is a bit more expensive at $171.98.

Features We Love:
Long cable length (3m)
Big headphone sensitivity (105dB)

A good spec but only average value for money 235g, 40mm driver earphone.

79
Features
Good Features
66
Popularity
A Less Popular Choice
62
Value for Money
Good
74
Kagoo Score
Very Good
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What is the Best Budget Choice AKG Pair of Headphones?

AKG Y50BT

$75.23
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AKG Y50BT
40mm
DRIVER
190g
20h
BATTERY LIFE

At only $75.23 and with a Kagoo Score of 79 the AKG Y50BT makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
Big driver size (40mm)
Supports Bluetooth
Long battery life (20h)
Foldable
Supports noise reduction

A fully featured and excellently reviewed 190g, 40mm driver pair of headphones. It supports Bluetooth and noise reduction, is foldable and has a detachable cable. Our review analysis indicates that it has excellent sound quality, a good sound quality and it's very comfortable to wear.

95
Reviews
42 Reviews
80
Features
Fully-Featured
68
Value for Money
Good
79
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Our review analysis indicates that AKG Y50BT has fantastic user reviews with an average user rating of 93%, based on 42 reviews.

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