Sony WH-1000MX2 Noise Cancelling Wireless Headphones with Google Assistant
Category: Audio > Headphones

Sony WH-1000XM2 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones Review

The Swift Summary

Pros

Cons

  • Clean minimal design
  • Superb audio performance and noise cancelling
  • 30hr battery life
  • Audio customisation (via app)
  • Optimised for travelling on planes
  • Gesture controls not for everybody

Features list for the Sony WH-1000XM2 headphones

  • Superb high resolution sound
  • Wireless connectivity (via Bluetooth or NFC)
  • Foldable design
  • Over-ear cup design
  • 30 hour battery life
  • Rechargeable battery via USB
  • Remote audio control via touch interface (gesture control)
  • Integrated microphone
  • Detachable mini jack audio cable for wired use
  • Integrated Google assistant
  • Available in two colours: black or gold (as shown below)
  • Adjustable padded head strap
  • LED status indicator
  • 1 year manufacturers’ warranty

Swift Thoughts

Design

The Sony WH-1000XM2’s have a clean, modern, minimalist design. I’m not sure they look particularly high-end, but the features built in certainly make up for this. I especially love the touch controls for audio playback and taking calls. A really neat feature that helps eliminate visual clutter around the ear cup. They’re not what you’d call ‘ear candy’ and wearing them you’re certainly not making any brand statements. If you’re looking for more subtle sophistication than a trendy statement – these are the headphones for you.

Audio Performance

The Sony WH-1000XM2 noise cancelling headphones offer an excellent all-round audio experience that are ideal for those who love listening to more bass-favouring tracks. The noise cancelling feature is exceptional and really eliminates intrusive ambient noise.

The headphones use an Adaptive Sound Control system that automatically adjusts the ambient noise depending upon your situation. Whilst you’re WALKING the noise cancellation is on its lowest setting and the ambient noise is most noticeable. Presumably this is a safety feature so you can hear cars and the people around you. Whilst you’re WAITING the ambient noise reduces to a middle setting, so the ambient bustle of an airport or train station is reduced, but you can hear the all important announcements. Then thirdly, whilst you’re TRAVELLING, the noise cancellation really kicks in and you get the full immersive audio experience.

You can manually adjust the ambient sound setting as well using the Sony Headphones Connect app.

Comfort

As with a lot of headphone designs the Sony WH-1000XM2’s can feel a little tight when you first use them. But once you’ve worn them a few times and you’ve correctly adjusted the headstrap they are a really comfortable set of headphones.

Build Quality

I have no complaints about the WH-1000XM2 in terms of build quality. If you look after them well they’ll last a long time.

Functionality

The touch controls can be a little fiddly, but once you get used to them they’re very satisfying to use. You simply double-tap the centre of your right ear cup for play/pause and taking calls. Swiping up and down over your right ear cup changes the volume and swiping left and right changes the track.

Noise cancellation and ambient sound adjustment can be switched on or off by cycling through the second (NC/Ambient) button around the left ear cup.

Battery Life

With a whopping 30 hours of claimed battery life you won’t be recharging them often.


Swift Scores

Design
85%
Audio Performance
95%
Comfort
90%
Build Quality
95%
Functionality
85%
Battery Life
95%

FAQs

Q: Does the WH-1000XM2 come with an adapter so I can use them with aeroplane headphone ports?
A: Yes, they come with a standard 2-pin adapter plug for flying.

Q: How long is the wire for connected use?
A: Approx 150cm (1.5 metres)

Q: Do they come with a case?
A: Yes.

Q: Are they suitable for use whilst running?
A: Yes they work fine. Once the headphone band is adjusted properly, they clamp over your ears with enough force to not move about.

Q: Can you completely turn off Active Noise Cancelling (ANC)?
A: Yes.

Q: Do they come with a case?
A: Yes.

Q: Do I need to download the Sony Headphones Connect app to use the headphones?
A: No. The app is just an additional nicety. It provides an alternative way to manage your connected devices as well as some audio customisation options. For example you can manually set the Adaptive Sound Control setting, pick a virtual surround sound effect and use an EQ tool where you have sliders to boost the bass, mid, treble to the exact levels you prefer.


What’s in the box?

  • Sony WH-1000XM2 headphones
  • Detachable audio cable
  • Micro USB charging cable
  • Semi rigid carrying case
  • 2-pin aeroplane adapter plug

Tech Talk

What is aptX HD?

The Sony WH-1000XM2’s are aptX HD compatible! But what’s aptX and why is it important? Well, essentially aptX HD is a modern audio codec that transmits data at higher bit rates than standard Bluetooth or the original aptX codec. The result is better quality wireless audio.

What’s a codec? A codec is a type of digital algorithmic program. It compresses and encodes data going out then decompresses and decodes the data at the other end. The main purpose is to allow for quick and efficient data transmission.

Although with aptX HD the data is still compressed, Qualcomm, the aptX creator and developer, say it is capable of transmitting 24bit high definition audio that is ‘better than CD quality’.


Sony WH-1000XM2 – Colour Options

The Sony WH-1000XM2 noise cancelling headphones are available in two colours – black or gold.

Sony WH-1000XM2 Black Headphones
Sony WH-1000XM2 Black Noise Cancelling Wireless Headphones
Sony WH-1000MX2 Gold Headphones
Sony WH-1000XM2 Gold Noise Cancelling Wireless Headphones

Download the manual

If you’re interested you can download the Sony WH-1000XM2 Manual.

Alternative headphones

The Bose QuietComfort 35 II wireless noise cancelling headphones are a good alternative and often compared with the 1000MX range from Sony.

Recommended accessories

Avantree Priva III Bluetooth Audio Transmitter. This neat little gadget gives your TV or PC Bluetooth capabilities so you use it with your wireless Bluetooth headphones.

Bose QuietComfort 35 Series II Noise Cancelling Headphones - Black
Category: Audio > Headphones

Bose QuietComfort 35 (Series II) Noise Cancelling Headphones Review

The Swift Summary

Pros

Cons

  • Superb audio performance and noise cancelling
  • Very comfortable
  • Premium materials and finishes
  • Google Voice Assistant integration
  • 20hr battery life could be better
  • Taking calls in noisy places is a struggle

Features of the Bose QuietComfort 35 wireless headphones II

  • Volume optimised EQ
  • Wireless connectivity (via Bluetooth or NFC pairing)
  • Acoustic Noise Cancelling technology (with three levels of noise suppression)
  • Foldable design
  • Over-ear cup design
  • 20 hour battery life
  • Rechargeable battery via USB
  • Integrated remote playback controls
  • Integrated dual microphone system (with noise rejection)
  • Detachable audio cable
  • Voice control (with Google Assistant built-in and Amazon Alexa coming soon)
  • Enhanced experience with Bose Connect App
  • Carrying case included
  • Available in two colours: black or silver
  • Adjustable Alcantara® cushioned head strap
  • LED status indicator
  • 2 year (EU) or 1 year (non-EU) manufacturers’ warranty

Swift Thoughts

Design

Like all Bose products the QuietComfort 35’s have a sleek, sophisticated, timeless design. For an over the ear headphone design the ear cups are just the right size and the emblazoned Bose logo is subtle but not completely inconspicuous. Whilst the button placement and their ease-of-use is perfectly functional, their chunky feel is a tad dated, in my opinion. More function over form in that respect.

Audio Performance

In one word, the QuietComfort 35 II sound quality is just superb. Even with the noise cancelling function on, I couldn’t notice any compromise in audio clarity or performance.

Comfort

Comfort is great. The luxurious materials used and velvety soft finishes make them headphones that can be worn for hours, no problem.

Build Quality

When you pay premium, you get premium. These Bose headphones boast both impact resistant materials and corrosion resistance finishes.

Battery Life

The battery has a 20 hour life cycle which is more than enough for most users.

Functionality

Overall the functionality of these headphones is very good. The noise cancelling feature is excellent – by far the headphone’s best feature. If you want that sensation of pure isolation when listening to your favourite playlist, then I can’t recommend the QC35’s enough.

I found the wireless connectivity worked well and taking calls easy and intuitive. Some users have mentioned that Bluetooth connectivity gets a little flaky at longer distances to the device, but I didn’t notice any such issues. It’s possible these sort of problems occur with devices that use older Bluetooth firmware.

Now to the less good bits – taking calls. In order to take calls or listen to conferences you need to be able to hear your own voice, right? But how do you do this with noise cancelling headphones? It doesn’t sound like the two features should go together. Well, the answer is using the microphone to pick up your voice and amplify it through your headphones. It’s what’s called the sidetone feature. Unfortunately myself and many others have experienced poor results when you take a call in noisy environments. The sidetone feature literally amplifies too much of the outside noise making it hard to hear – and unfortunately you can’t adjust or turn the feature off. Boooo Bose Boo. 🙁 In order to remedy this situation you either look for an alternative that’s specifically designed for taking calls, like headsets or you could purchase a Bose compatible cable with an inline mic. This cable works with both Apple and Android devices.

I should also mention that making calls in quieter situations works perfectly well so this issue may not be a deal breaker for many people.


Swift Scores

Design
90%
Audio Performance
95%
Comfort
90%
Build Quality
95%
Functionality
70%
Battery Life
85%

FAQs

Q: What does the Bose Connect App do?
A: Whilst the app is not necessary, with it you can manage wireless connections, update software for your headphones, adjust the noise cancellation setting, use the volume-optimised equalizer settings, disable voice prompts or change the voice prompt language.

Q: What’s the difference between QuietComfort 35 series I and QuietComfort 35 series II headphones?
A: The series 2 headphones have an Action button on the left earcup that connects to Google Assistant. You can also keep noise cancelling on using both wireless and wired connections.

Q: Can it connect to Apple’s Siri or Android Assistant instead?
A: Yes. The Google Assistant connectivity is just an additional integration for the series II.

Q: Do the QC35’s come with a case?
A: Yes.

Q: Are these headphones suitable for people who wear glasses?
A: Yes, they are very comfortable.

Q: Do they leak sound?
A: Nope.

Q: Will they work with my iPad, iPhone, iPod etc…?
A: Yes, as long as they have Bluetooth connectivity.

Q: Are they suitable for wearing in the gym or exercising, running etc.?
A: No, not really. They are not water/sweat resistant.

Q: Can this be paired to multiple devices?
A: Yes. The QC35’s can hold up to 8 devices in its memory.

Q: Will they connect to an Amazon Echo?
A: No. I believe the Echo only has one way wireless connectivity. So it can be a speaker, but not connect to wireless headphones.

Q: Do they make your ears hot?
A: Nope. Never experienced heat issues.


What’s in the box?

  • Bose QuietComfort 35 ii wireless headphones
  • Audio cable
  • USB charging cable
  • Carrying case

Tech Talk

Voice Assistants – Siri, Android and now Google Assistant

Using the new action button on the left earcup you can now connect to your preferred mobile voice assistant. The Bose QuietComfort 35 II helps you connect to Apple’s Siri, Android Assistant and new for the QC35 series II, Google Assistant. The Google Assistant feature is a little better integrated as you can get notifications and reply to messages hands free.

It’s worth noting that although the headphones connect to these voice apps (via Bluetooth), the headphones themselves don’t have network connectivity (WiFi nor Cellular). Your connected iphone/Android/Pixel/device will need internet access.

How to pair your Bose QuietComfort 35 headphones to a Bluetooth device

First make sure your device has Bluetooth connectivity switched on. Then turn the headphones on by sliding the power/bluetooth button to the right for two seconds. You’ll hear a voice prompt saying “Ready to connect another device” and the Bluetooth indicator will flash blue. Then select your Bose headphones from the device list on your connecting device. Once connected you’ll hear another voice prompt stating “Connected to …” and the indicator light will glow solid white.

What does NFC touch pairing mean and how does it work?

The Bose QuietComfort 35 II headphones allow you pair them with NFC compatible Bluetooth devices. NFC stands for Near Field Communication which is a short-range wireless technology in which pairing starts by simply touching the two devices to each other.

To pair your QC35’s to your device, first make sure your device has Bluetooth and NFC connectivity switched on. Then turn your headphones on. Next, touch your NFC-compatible device to the left underside on the headphones. Once connected you’ll hear a voice prompt stating “Connected to …” and the indicator light will glow solid white.


Bose QuietComfort 35 II – Colours Options

The Bose QuietComfort 35 II wireless noise-cancelling headphones are available in two colours – black or silver.

Bose QuietComfort 35 Series II Noise Cancelling Headphones - Black
Bose QuietComfort 35 II Black Wireless Headphones
Bose QuietComfort 35 Series II Noise Cancelling Headphones - Silver
Bose QuietComfort 35 II Silver Wireless Headphones

Download the manual

If you’re interested you can download the Bose QuietComfort 35 II Manual.

Alternative headphones

Maybe take a look at the AKG N60NC headphones or the Sony WH-1000XM2 – both are excellent noise cancelling headphones. The AKG’s have an on-ear design and the Sony’s an over-the-ear design.

Recommended accessories

Geekria EJB29 UltraShell is a well designed hard shell case suitable for your QC 35 headphones. Unlike cheap softer cases you might be recommended, this one will give your headphones better protection whilst travelling. It comes in eight different colour/material options and features an internal mesh pocket for accessories. It’s definitely worth investing in a case if you plan to travel with your headphones!

Avantree Priva III Bluetooth Audio Transmitter. This neat little gadget gives your TV or PC Bluetooth capabilities so you use it with your wireless Bluetooth headphones.

Audio Technica ATH-AR3BT White Wireless Headphones
Category: Audio > Headphones

Audio-Technica ATH-AR3BT Wireless Headphones Review

The Swift Summary

Pros

Cons

  • Gorgeous aesthetics
  • Impressive audio performance
  • 30hr battery life
  • NFC touch pairing
  • A firm fit compromises long session comfort

Features of the Audio-Technica ATH-AR3BT headphones

  • Impressive sound quality with rich, full-range audio
  • Wireless connectivity (via Bluetooth or NFC)
  • Foldable design
  • On-ear cup design
  • 30 hour battery life
  • Rechargeable battery via USB
  • Integrated remote playback controls
  • Integrated microphone
  • Remembers up to 8 previously connected Bluetooth devices
  • Detachable mini jack audio cable for wired use
  • Activate speech recognition software on connected devices (ie. Android assistant / Siri )
  • Available in two colours: black or white (as shown below)
  • Adjustable padded head strap
  • LED status indicator
  • 2 year manufacturers’ warranty

Swift Thoughts

Design

There’s no denying the ATH-AR3BT’s are a great looking set of headphones. I love the fluid curves from the cups to the headband as well as the metallic soft gold trim. The folding ear cup design is also a welcome addition for a compact travel option. The button design and positioning are also well thought out and I like the fact that they labelled the buttons for additional clarity.

Audio Performance

The ATH-AR3BT’s sound rich and immersive. The sound produced is a full-bodied, but natural sound that’s neither too thin nor too bassy. Unless you’re a nerdy audiophile, most users won’t want anymore from them in terms of sound quality.

Comfort

Comfort is good… and here’s the but. They have a firm fitting design, which is great for that sense of security whilst you’re moving or exercising with them. The only downside to this is that comfort is compromised a little when wearing for extended periods of time.

Build Quality

I have no complaints about the ATH-AR3BT’s in terms of build quality. If you look after them well they’ll last a long time.

Functionality

The headphones are really easy to use and the overall functionality is great. The manual is substantial and very helpful in covering all the features. The button placement is intuitive and the cables are a good length for most people’s needs.

Battery Life

With a whopping 30 hours of claimed battery life you won’t be recharging them often. This is definitely one of the features that sets the ATH-AR3BT’s apart from other wireless headphones.


Swift Scores

Design
95%
Audio Performance
90%
Comfort
75%
Build Quality
90%
Functionality
95%
Battery Life
95%

FAQs

Q: Are these headphones suitable for people who wear glasses?
A: The ATH-AR3BT’s do have a slightly tighter fit than some other headphones. Whilst this is great for those wanting to run or exercise with them, they are not so great if you plan on wearing them for long periods of time, especially for those who wear glasses.

Q: Will they fit larger heads?
A: They fit most head sizes, but if this is a specific concern then take a look at the AKG Y50BT’s instead.

Q: Are the Audio Technica ATH-AR3BT’s noise cancelling headphones?
A: Technically no, but they do block out a lot of ambient noise.

Q: How large are the ear cups?
A: Approx 7cm (2.8 inches)

Q: How long is the wire for connected use?
A: Approx 120cm (1.2 metres)

Q: Are they suitable for use whilst running?
A: Yes they work fine. Once the headphone band is adjusted properly, they clamp over your ears with enough force to not move about. We also noticed no problems with Bluetooth connectivity.

Q: Is there an audible hiss during quiet moments?
A: No.

Q: Do they come with a case?
A: No. Take a look below in our recommended accessories section.

Q: Do they leak sound?
A: Nope.

Q: Will they work with my iPad, iPhone, iPod etc…?
A: Yes, as long as they have Bluetooth connectivity.


What’s in the box?

  • Audio-Technica ATH-AR3BT wireless headphones
  • Detachable cable
  • Micro USB charging cable

Tech Talk

What does SonicFuel® mean?

You may have heard the term SonicFuel® in related to the Audio-Technica ATH-AR3BT wireless headphones. The term is a registered trademark created by Audio-Technica to describe a particular range of headphones that they sell.

The idea is that music is energy, or ‘fuel’ for the heart and soul – hence Sonic Fuel. SonicFuel® headphones are specifically designed for active daily use with a natural sound that isn’t artificial or filtered.

How to pair your ATH-AR3BT headphones to a Bluetooth device

First make sure your device has Bluetooth connectivity switched on. Then turn the headphones on by sliding the power switch on the right ear cup. The indicator lamp will light in blue, and then flash in red and blue. You’ll hear a confirmation tone when pairing begins. When you’re syncing for the first time, you’ll need to select ATH-AR3BT on your device’s Bluetooth connection page. To confirm the two devices are connected you’ll hear another confirmation tone. Some devices may ask for a passkey. In this case, enter “0000”.

Once set up with your favourite device all you should need to do is switch the headphones on and connection will happen automatically.

What does NFC touch pairing mean and how does it work?

The Audio-Technica ATH-AR3BT headphones allow you pair them with NFC compatible Bluetooth devices. NFC stands for Near Field Communication which is a short-range wireless technology in which pairing starts by simply touching the two devices to each other.

To pair your AR3BT’s to your device, first make sure your device has NFC connectivity switched on. Then turn the headphones on by sliding the power switch on the right ear cup. Next, touch your NFC-compatible device to the N-Mark on the headphones (left ear cup) and then use your NFC-compatible device to complete the pairing process. To confirm the two devices are paired correctly you’ll hear another confirmation tone.


Audio-Technica ATH-AR3BT – Colours Options

The Audio-Technica ATH-AR3BT headphones are available in two colours – black or white.

Audio Technica ATH-AR3BT Black Wireless Headphones
Audio-Technica ATH-AR3BTBK Black Wireless Headphones
Audio Technica ATH-AR3BT White Bluetooth Headphones
Audio-Technica ATH-AR3BTWH White Wireless Headphones

Download the manual

If you’re interested you can download the Audio Technica ATH-AR3BT Manual. It’s a multi-lingual product guide in PDF format.

Alternative headphones

The AKG Y50BT are a superb alternative for on-ear wireless headphones. This award winning product gives an exceptional audio experience and has a looser fit for larger heads.

The Lindy BNX-60 are also a great alternative if you want noise cancelling headphones. Audiophiles may notice a small compromise on sound richness and quality though.

If you need noise cancelling headphones without compromising on sound quality then we recommend taking a look at the AKG N60NC headphones. Just expect to pay a little more for them.

Recommended accessories

Geekria EJB29 UltraShell is a well designed hard shell case suitable for your ATH-AR3BT headphones. Unlike cheap softer cases you might be recommended, this one will give your headphones better protection whilst travelling. It comes in eight different colour/material options and features an internal mesh pocket for accessories. It’s definitely worth investing in a case if you plan to travel with your headphones!

Avantree Priva III Bluetooth Audio Transmitter. This neat little gadget gives your TV or PC Bluetooth capabilities so you use it with your wireless Bluetooth headphones.

AKG Y50BT Yellow Wireless Headphones
Category: Audio > Headphones

AKG Y50BT Wireless Headphones Review

AKG are renowned for producing high quality, award winning audio products and the Y50BT wireless headphones are no exception. Great sound, comfortable to wear, super build quality and they’ll connect to your Bluetooth device with one click of a button.

The Swift Summary

Pros

Cons

  • Industry leading audio performance
  • Very comfortable
  • Unique compact folding design
  • Six colours to choose from
  • Flawless connectivity and ease-of-use
  • Branding not so subtle
  • 20hr battery life could be better

Features of the AKG Y50BT headphones

  • Superb AKG quality sound with enriched bass performance
  • Wireless connectivity (via Bluetooth)
  • Bi-directional folding design
  • On-ear cup design
  • 20 hour battery life
  • Rechargeable battery via USB
  • Integrated remote playback controls
  • Integrated microphone
  • Included soft pouch for storage and transportation
  • Available in several colours: black, silver, red, blue, teal and yellow (as shown below)
  • Detachable mini jack audio cable for wired use
  • Adjustable padded head strap
  • LED status indicator
  • 1 year manufacturers’ warranty

Swift Thoughts

Design

Personally I love the design of the AKG Y50BT’s. I’m a huge fan of the punchy colour options. The Blue versions I own have a beautifully speckled metallic paint finish that isn’t easy to see from the manufacturers’ photographs. The thin chrome trim around the ear cups is also a neat touch.

Audio Performance

As with all AKG products I’ve tested, the audio quality of the AKG Y50BT’s is second to none. They offer a full-spectrum audio experience with a superb balance that feels just right.

Comfort

Comfort is really good. They didn’t clamp onto my head unlike other firm fitting designs. This makes them ideal for extended periods of usage. You may initially think that the joints between ear cups and headband are a little loose. But after wearing them a few times you’ll realise that this actually makes them supremely comfortable without fatigue issues.

Build Quality

I’ve owned my pair of Y50BT’s for over a year and not noticed any build quality issues. If you look after them well they should last a long time.

Functionality

The headphones are really easy to use and the overall functionality is great. The button placement is good and the labelling is minimal for a clean unfussy look. My only tiny gripe would be that when using them wired to an iPad for watching videos, the cable awkwardly crosses from my right ear over the left bottom edge of the iPad. :/

Battery Life

The battery has a 20 hour life cycle which is more than enough for most casual users. It’s not class leading but certainly not a deal breaker.


FAQs

Q: Are the AKG Y50BT’s noise cancelling headphones?
A: Technically no, but they do block out a lot of ambient noise.

Q: How big in diameter are the ear cups?
A: Approx 7cm (2.8 inches)

Q: How long is the wire for connected use?
A: Approx 120cm (1.2 metres)

Q: Will they fit larger heads?
A: Yes. They don’t clamp onto you head unlike some other brands which makes them really comfortable when using them for long periods. The only downside is that jogging or exercising with them is a big nope.

Q: Is there an audible hiss during quiet moments?
A: No.

Q: Do they come with a hard carry case?
A: No, just a soft neoprene draw-string pouch. Take a look below in our recommended accessories section.

Q: Are the Y50BT’s suitable for use whilst running?
A: No, probably not. Earphones/earbuds would be best.

Q: Do they leak sound?
A: Nope.

Q: What’s the battery life like over time?
A: Great. I’ve had mine for over a year and not noticed any diminishing of battery life.

Q: Are these headphones suitable for people who wear glasses?
A: Yes. I’ve experienced no problems.

Q: Will they work with my iPad, iPhone, iPod etc…?
A: Yes, as long as they have Bluetooth connectivity.

Q: Will the AKG Y50BT headphones work with a PS4?
A: Yes, absolutely. Just connect them via wire to the controller and update your PS4 audio settings to send all audio through your controller.


What’s in the box?

  • AKG Y50BT wireless headphones
  • Detachable cable
  • Micro USB charging cable
  • Soft neoprene carry pouch

Award winning headphones

The AKG Y50BT won the ‘What Hi-Fi? Best wireless on-ear headphones under £250’ category in 2015. The non-wireless versions of these headphones, the AKG Y50, also won the What Hi-Fi ? Sound And Vision 2014 headphone product of the Year Award! Now that’s mighty impressive and just goes to show how good AKG are at producing superb quality audio products that punch well above their weight for the price you’ll pay!

Whilst the term ‘award-winning’ can be a phrase used a lot when it comes to marketing speak, the fact that the product had two consecutive wins from a highly respected authority in the field made my purchasing decision easy.


AKG Y50BT – Colour Options

The AKG Y50BT headphones are available in six colours.

AKG Y50BT Black Headphones
AKG Y50BT Black Wireless Headphones
AKG Y50BT Teal Headphones
AKG Y50BT Silver Wireless Headphones
AKG Y50BT Blue Headphones
AKG Y50BT Blue Wireless Headphones
AKG Y50BT Red Headphones
AKG Y50BT Red Wireless Headphones
AKG Y50BT Yellow Headphones
AKG Y50BT Yellow Wireless Headphones
AKG Y50BT Teal Headphones
AKG Y50BT Teal Wireless Headphones

How to connect your AKG Y50BT headphones to a Bluetooth device

First make sure your device has Bluetooth connectivity switched on. Then switch the headphones on by clicking a button on your right ear cup. You should hear a double beep as confirmation. When you’re syncing for the first time, you’ll need to select AKG Y50BT on your device’s Bluetooth connection page. To confirm the two devices are connected you’ll hear another higher pitch beep. Job done.

Once set up with your favourite device all you should need to do is switch the headphones on and connection will happen automatically. Once you hear the third beep, you’re good to go!

Download the manual

If you’re interested you can download the AKG Y50BT Manual. It’s a quick start guide in PDF format.

Alternative headphones

The Audio-Technica ATH-AR3BT are a great alternative for on-ear wireless headphones. They will clamp over your ears a little firmer making running or exercising a possibility. The only downside is that they may be less suitable for larger heads.

The Lindy BNX-60 are also a great alternative if you want noise cancelling headphones. Audiophiles may notice a small compromise on sound richness and quality though.

If you need noise cancelling headphones without compromising on sound quality then we recommend taking a look at the AKG N60NC headphones. Just expect to pay a little more for them.

Recommended accessories

Geekria EJB29 UltraShell is a well designed hard shell case suitable for your ATH-AR3BT headphones. Unlike cheap softer cases you might be recommended, this one will give your headphones better protection whilst travelling. It comes in eight different colour/material options and features an internal mesh pocket for accessories. It’s definitely worth investing in a case if you plan to travel with your headphones!

Avantree Priva III Bluetooth Audio Transmitter. This neat little gadget gives your TV or PC Bluetooth capabilities so you use it with your wireless Bluetooth headphones.