Sony and Bose too pricey? These five-star AKG wireless headphones are now 65% off (and very worth it)

Sony and Bose too pricey? These five-star AKG wireless headphones are now 65% off (and very worth it)
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This deal has now expired. The headphones have returned to £59.99 on Amazon, though – good news – that is still a truly excellent price (less than half the RRP) for these superb five-star AKG wireless headphones, so in our opinion, they're still worth snapping up if your budget allows.

You've just landed on one of the best headphones deals we've seen this year – the five-star AKG Y500 Wireless are now only £44.92 at Amazon.

That's £25 cheaper than the price they were discounted to during Black Friday and, needless to say, the lowest price we've ever seen on these excellent wireless on-ears.

What's the catch? Beats us! The headphones launched at £129 in 2018, so you are getting an end-of-stock product as opposed to getting the latest cans on the market here. Still, these AKGs still cut the muster four years on – and for this discounted price, you still won't likely find a better-sounding pair. We'd be quick, though – at the time of writing, only 10 pairs of the discounted, black set are left in stock Amazon.

AKG Y500 Wireless headphones £129

AKG Y500 Wireless headphones £129 £44.92 at Amazon (save £85)
Juggling good sound quality, clever features, durable build quality and an attractive design in equal measure is no mean feat, but AKG pulls it off while making it look easy" – that's what we said of them in our five-star review. Make no mistake, this is a great deal on a five-star pair of AKG wireless on-ear headphones.

These impressive wireless headphones are both durable and stylish, smartly minimalist and small enough to squeeze into a pocket. A button on the earcup connects you to your smartphone's voice assistant, and the Y500 automatically pause music when you slip them off, too. Most importantly, their sound is pleasingly musical – spacious, rhythmic and detailed. Rich in features, strong on battery life and easy to control, the Y500 are great all-rounders.

In our AKG Y500 review, we concluded: "The Y500 Wireless headphones are hugely appealing to use and listen to – you won’t find a similar wireless headphone experience that wraps every element together so neatly at this price."

Now that the original price has dropped to as little as £44.92, they're nothing short of a must-buy.

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Becky Roberts

Becky is the managing editor of What Hi-Fi? and, since her recent move to Melbourne, also the editor of Australian Hi-Fi magazine. During her eight years in the hi-fi industry, she has been fortunate enough to travel the world to report on the biggest and most exciting brands in hi-fi and consumer tech (and has had the jetlag and hangovers to remember them by). In her spare time, Becky can often be found running, watching Liverpool FC and horror movies, and hunting for gluten-free cake.

  • Dom
    Hmm, just checking the reviews at Amazon. Some people are not pleased by the sound quality, build quality and features. I think I will give them a miss, even at that discount.
  • DegreesOfSeparation
    As of 16.00 on 28/04/22 they are actually £32.99 on Amazon and 4 pairs left.
  • doifeellucky
    Journalism at its finest.