The AKG N60 on-ear headphones is a great alternative for the much more pricier noise canceling headphones.
These Headphones are able to swivel and fold up for easy transport in a bag or the included carry case.
Let’s not beat around the bush here, the N60 headphones aren’t the best looking headphones on the market, the design is very basic with black and silver accents.
On the bottom of the left ear cup, you’ll find the 3.5 mm jack along with a micro USB port and the indicator light. On the right ear you have the volume controls, the track forward and back along with the power/ connect slider.
This is where the AKG N60 shines, this headphone will block out a ton of low-end sound way better than most of the more expensive noise canceling headphones making them the perfect noise canceling headphones for traveling on long journeys on a plane, bus or train. Wherever there’s long droning noise your audio will sound better on the AKG N60. It blocks out low-end audio like airplane noise, birds chirping etc..
It has deep leather earpads that are very soft but we all know on-ear headphones aren’t the most comfortable but the soft leather on the headband and earcups makes for a pretty comfortable experience when wearing for extended hour, but because it has a lot of leather it will start to feel a bit toasty after a few hours.
On a full charge you can expect to get around 16 hours of playback time and this is because you can’t actually turn the active noise canceling off. This along with the Bluetooth will drain your battery faster than the proposed playback time. So make sure to charge these headphones as often as you can and you will be fine.
Sound quality isn’t the best especially if you’re listening to music at home, you’re going to get some bleed in audio with echoes in the bass. This is a bit of a disappointment considering the $200 price tag you expect way better audio quality. But you’re not buying these headphones for its audio but rather because it cancels out all outside noise extremely well. So what this means is that the outside noise can’t mask your music as well so audio will sound better on these than even high end set of headphones on a airplane.
Another kool thing about the active noise canceling on the AKG N60 is that you don’t have to listen at high volume so you won’t suffer from induced hearing loss.
The AKG N60 is one the of the best active noise canceling headphones for travel. They don’t have the best sound quality in the world but its worth the $200 price tag especially considering it’s cheaper than its competition. They come pretty close to the BOSE QC 35 but are $100 less making them the ideal option.
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