IFA 2016: AKG introduces N40 in-ear headphones with customised sound filters

AKG claims that the N40s are capable of “reproducing every detail of a music track, from crystal highs to deep bass”. They are hi-res audio certified by the Japan Audio Society meaning they’re able to produce frequencies up to at least 40kHz.

The N40’s party trick lies in three selectable sound filters, letting you pick between increased bass, linear sound or boosting higher frequencies. The drivers are contained in a stainless steel housing.

AKG has opted for a behind-the-ear design to help improve comfort and ensure the in-ears do indeed stay in your ears.

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Michael Mauser, president of the Lifestyle Audio Division at Harman, says: “The AKG N40 embodies AKG’s legendary sound and refined design, while featuring patented technology to ensure a personalised listening experience.

“We are pleased to offer consumers the same high-resolution audio that is heard in sound studios, straight from their own portable device."

The AKG N40 in-ears should be available from September in silver for £349.

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Max is a staff writer for What Hi-Fi?'s sister site, TechRadar, in Australia. But being the wonderful English guy he is, he helps out with content across a number of Future sites, including What Hi-Fi?. It wouldn't be his first exposure to the world of all things hi-fi and home cinema, as his first role in technology journalism was with What Hi-Fi? in the UK. Clearly he pined to return after making the move to Australia and the team have welcomed him back with arms wide open.