Galaxy Buds and Galaxy Buds + are Samsung’s most popular wireless headphones. Now the Korean manufacturer introduced yet another TWS-headphone, but this time under the AKG brand. The AKG N400 has noise canceling and costs more than Galaxy Buds +.
As for the design, the new headphones have a matte surface, unlike the Galaxy Buds +, which are made of glossy plastic. AKG N400 is available in three color options: blue-gold, black and silver.
The headphones are equipped with a 8.2 mm driver and support touch control. The product page says that touch control is disabled by default for the left earphone, but it can be activated using the application. With the help of taps, you can activate the smartphone’s voice assistant (Bixby, Google Assistant or Siri), as well as control music playback and answer calls.
AKG N400 also have active noise reduction function, support Ambient Aware and TalkThru. Users will be able to control the active noise reduction settings through the AKG Headphone app. The earphones are protected against moisture according to the IPX7 standard.
The new headphones connect via Bluetooth 5.0 and have support for HFP V1.6, A2DP V1.3, AVRC, and P V1.5 profiles. AAC and SBC audio codecs are supported. AKG N 400 are equipped with batteries with a capacity of 55 mAh, which provide 6 hours of battery life with the noise reduction function turned off. When activated, the operating time is reduced to 5 hours. The case is equipped with a 220 mAh battery and supports both wireless and wired (USB Type-C) charging. Samsung claims that a 10-minute charge of the headphones can provide them with 1 hour of battery life. The AKG N400 comes with a set of four pairs of ear pads and three pairs of earplugs to secure the earbuds in the ear.
Currently, AKG N400 headphones are only available in South Korea for $ 187.