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AKG N200 Headphones [Review]

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AKG N200 Headphones [Review]

The AKG N200 Wireless are wireless in-ears that sound better than normal. They have a neutral and flat audio reproduction that makes them suitable for a wide range of musical genres. They’re reasonably convenient, as they don’t go too far into your ear canal and are well-made. Unfortunately, they don’t block out as much ambient noise as other in-ears, making them unsuitable for driving or office usage. They don’t leak much, though, so you’ll be able to block out more noise while listening to music at higher levels without disturbing anyone around you. These headphones should satisfy the majority of users.

Price

Last updated on September 25, 2021 10:03 am

Style

The AKG N200 Wireless are in-ear headphones with a compact bud configuration and a low profile. They have tiny stabilisation fins, giving them a sporty look without being too flashy. Although their cable is braided, their in-line remote tends to be more plasticky than the rest of their setup.

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Comfort

These headphones are a good deal of fun to wear. They don’t go too far into your ear canal and come with a variety of tip choices. The tips are also color-coded, making it easy to locate tips of the same size. The earbuds are tiny and fit comfortably in most ears, but there are no different fin size choices.

Controls

The AKG N200’s in-line remote is fairly straightforward. Call/music management, volume control, and track skipping are all standard features. Double-tapping the middle multi-function button would also bring up your device’s voice assistant. The remote is simple to use, and the physical buttons provide strong, clicky feedback. You’ll also hear audio signals for full volume and when your voice assistant is enabled.

Portability

They’re very compact, like most in-ears, and can fit in most pockets and bags. Since the buds are magnetic and clip together, they are easy to wear around your neck. You can also store them in the included case, which is small enough to fit in your pocket.

Case

The case for the AKG N200 Wireless is excellent. It’s a compact case that does a good job of protecting the headphones from scratches, slight water exposure, and impacts. It’s small enough to fit into most pockets and bags.

Build Quality

The AKG N200 wireless in-ears are well-made. The tiny earbuds sound sturdy enough to withstand a few drops, and the braided cable appears to be well-made. The in-line remote is a little plasticky, but it’s nothing to be concerned about if you use it carefully. There’s even a cable cinch that deals with cable management. Furthermore, the buds are magnetic, giving them a more high-end feel.

Stability

The AKG N200 wireless in-ears are well-made. The tiny earbuds sound sturdy enough to withstand a few drops, and the braided cable appears to be well-made. The in-line remote is a little plasticky, but it’s nothing to be concerned about if you use it carefully. There’s even a cable cinch that deals with cable management. Furthermore, the buds are magnetic, giving them a more high-end feel.

Noise Cancellation

They work mediocrely in isolation. They reach around 2dB of separation in the bass range, where the rumble of bus and aeroplane engines can be heard, which is barely audible. They isolate by 13dB in the mid-range, which is above-average for cutting out expression. They isolate by around 24dB in the treble range, which is also above average, and is occupied by sharp S and T sounds and A/C systems.

Battery

They have just over 6 hours of continuous playback, which is significantly less than the advertised 8 hours. Most people should be able to get through a full workday on this, but they may need regular charging. They do not, however, have any power-saving features. AKG also claims a 1-hour playback period with just 10 minutes of charging, which may be useful for last-minute commutes or workouts, but we haven’t tested this.

Bluetooth

Although these headphones are Bluetooth compatible, they cannot be combined with NFC, which would have made pairing simpler and faster. They still can’t connect to several devices at the same time, which is helpful when switching between your phone and your work machine.

The N200 has a low latency compared to other Bluetooth headphones, which usually have a delay of 200-220ms. They also support aptX and AAC codecs, but we weren’t able to test AAC because our dongle doesn’t support it in our current test bench. As a result, the delay should be less noticeable than with other headphones. Furthermore, some devices and apps may provide compensation, so you may not even notice it for videos.

Although these headphones are Bluetooth compatible, they cannot be combined with NFC, which would have made pairing simpler and faster. They still can’t connect to several devices at the same time, which is helpful when switching between your phone and your work machine.

The N200 has a low latency compared to other Bluetooth headphones, which usually have a delay of 200-220ms. They also support aptX and AAC codecs, but we weren’t able to test AAC because our dongle doesn’t support it in our current test bench. As a result, the delay should be less noticeable than with other headphones. Furthermore, some devices and apps may provide compensation, so you may not even notice it for videos.

Verdict & Ratings

Rating: 2.5 out of 5.

The AKG N200 Wireless are well-built headphones with good audio reproduction for vital listeners, but they don’t isolate ambient noise as well as other in-ears, making them unsuitable for commuting or office use. On the plus side, they’re extremely stable and breathable, making them ideal for sports. Their latency, like that of most Bluetooth headphones, can be too high for watching TV and gaming, and their microphone is inadequate for playing online games with friends.

For neutral listening, this is above average. They’re one of the most neutral-sounding in-ears we’ve ever tested. Their bass is solid, reliable, and extended, and their mid-range is excellent and flat. Their treble is well-balanced as well. However, their mid-range is slightly recessed, pushing the vocals to the back of the mix, and their S and T sounds are uneven at higher frequencies. They’re adaptable to a wide range of musical styles, but they don’t have an app to tailor their sound to your preferences.

Last updated on September 25, 2021 10:03 am

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