Additional InformationCombining High-Resolution audio and a hybrid acoustic solution of dynamic + balanced armature drivers, the N40 in-ear headphones replicate the sound quality musicians and engineers were working with in the studio: clear, superior quality sound with a warm bass response, that is the epitome of pure sound enjoyment. Sound that is customizable thanks to three tuning filters that enable bass, mid or high frequencies to be modulated directly into your ear according to your personal preference. This ultra premium audio offering also provides listeners with a fully accessorized travel package, 2 tangle-free and easily detachable cables and soft, rounded ear tips that were crafted to follow the ear’s anatomy. Elegantly accented with premium materials and a sleek black and silver color combination, the AKG N40 headphones provide a pristine sound experience you won’t soon forget.
Combining High-Resolution audio and AKG expertise in sound reproduction, the N40 delivers reference sound like never heard before.
At a Glance:
The AKG sound expertise
High-Resolution audio playback perfected
3 replaceable sound filters
A fully accessorized travel package
Detachable Cable Construction
Rounded ear tips and behind-the-ear construction
What's in the box:
3 x sound tuning filters
4 pair of ear sleeves (XS, S, M, L)
Universal remote/mic cable
- The AKG sound expertise
- A clear, world-class acoustic signature with a warm bass response that will take your musical enjoyment and appreciation to new levels.
- High-Resolution audio playback perfected
- N40 features a hybrid driver system that includes a Knowles® balanced armature and dynamic driver. The carefully selected combination of both drivers allows you to enjoy High-Resolution audio content from your music devices, just as musicians and engineers intended it when working in the studio.
- 3 replaceable sound filters
- Allows for bass, mid or high frequencies to be modulated directly into the ear according to your personal preference.
- A fully accessorized travel package
- A stylish carrying case holds the flight adaptor as well as the mic and remote cable for unparalleled ease of use on-the-go. To complete the package, a cleaning tool, a straight cable and 3 replaceable ear sleeves.
- Detachable Cable Construction
- Made of stainless steel for durability, soft rubber for the maximum comfort and provided with 2 tangle-free detachable cables for hassle-free convenience these in-ear headphones are an experience, beyond the sound.
- Rounded ear tips and behind-the-ear construction
- Closely follows the ear’s natural anatomy for a comfort fit and increased listening pleasure.
Manuals & Downloads:
- 20 ohm
- 115dB SPL/V @1kHz
- Frequency response
- 22 g
- MAX input power
N40 is rated out of 5 by 15.
Rated 5 out of 5 by StefanC from Warm and accurate I bought the N40 a couple months ago and have time to really break them in. The highs are clear but not taxing, mids are warm and robust, and the low ends definitely can produce but are not overwhelming. They have an overall very pleasant frequency response. They aren't made for reference but enjoying Hi-Res music and being immersed. However, they really shine with a good DAP and Amp. They really shine with a good DAP and Amp. I use a fiiox5 gen 3 with them. The one flaw I've had is the original cable, without the controls, have malfuntioned on the right side causing and intermittent connection.
Date published: 2017-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by Juss B Fly from Exceptional These are a stunning earphone without a doubt. Right out of the box with an hour or so of run in time they produce a smooth and detailed sound, namely in combination with a decent DAC (AQ Dragonfly Red makes them sing so sweetly), and they are very comfortable. The only con I would say is that the cable it a bit too short - a few more inches at least would make a big difference. Hopefully some replacements/options will be available as accessories at some point in the near future.
Date published: 2017-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by Paulc35 from Detailed, Great buy I am very happy with the n40. Resolution is great across the entire frequency, but a good source is paramount. This is a case of "garbage in garbage out" You can listen to your phone through the N40, but these are for more serious listening. You benefit from a high resolution player and amp, or an external DAC
Date published: 2017-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by somosteve from great sound i got these headphones a week ago i did have shure 425 (ive set them back) ,the n40' s are alot better fit and the sound is better balanced the bass is better than the 425's thank god i thought it was me i am alot happier now the only thing i have noticed is you can hear the wire tapping a bit when doing gym workout ,i use a pioneer 300 hi res player you need something like this player to get the best out of the n40's
Date published: 2018-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by Your Nan from Excellent value for money The sound is warm yet very detailed. Sounds good before burning in but after burning in it sounds amazing. The stainless steel scratches easily but the scratches should not be visible under indirect light. Also very comfortable IEMs, you could sleep in them with no problem.
Date published: 2017-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by Teeii from good sound quality but the inbox cable is not good The sound is amazing. It have clear backgrond sound and the sound stage is pretty good. If you upgrade the cable it's sound quality are improve a lots because the in-box cables are not good at all.
Date published: 2017-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dave M from Great Sound After having these for around three months now after buying them to listen to my DAP I'm very happy with them. The sound is clear and detailed at all levels and boy can they produce good low ends. I'm no bass head but I love low end on these and the extra detail I'm getting all through the ranges. I've had many in ear headphones and these are the most expensive I've ever had but I'm so glad I spent the extra on these.
Date published: 2017-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jean Marc from Just WOW! I bought it few weeks ago. After break in and a new pair of ear foam (for better comfort and noise isolation) they sound Amazing. Base is tight, a lot of detail but less sound stage than my AKG 702. One of the best earbuds you can buy!
Date published: 2016-11-17
Do the detachable cables on the N40 use a standard MMCX Connector on the headphone end? I'd like to try a longer cable from a competitor that seems like it would work better with my In Ear Monitor system.
Yes, the detachable cable does use a standard MMCX connection.
Date published: 2017-10-07
Does this earphone has noise cancelling ?
Unfortunately, the N40 does not feature a noise cancellation option, it does have three customizable tuning filters that enable bass, mid or high frequencies to modulate directly into the ear.
Date published: 2017-05-17
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