AKG N60 Noise Canceling Headphone Review



What is AKG N60?

The AKG N60 is a wired On-the ear headphone attractively designed for those who love listening to music for extra hours while traveling long distances or working out in the gym. The headphone has an outstanding sound quality, is portable, flexible, comfortable, light and also features active noise cancellation, which helps knock down the unwanted ambient noise. AKG N60 is is not a wireless headphone, but the wires ensures delivery of an outstanding sound quality.

The latest given price tag ($199.95) seems to be a lot to pay, while we assure you that this pair of headphone simply worth that money. It is among our best picks and we say, an excellent product that gives value for money. Let’s read more in the review.





In The Box


  • AKG N60 Headphone
  • Carrying Pouch
  • Flight Adaptor
  • USB Charging Cable
  • 3.5 mm detachable cable with universal mic/remote






Design & Features

AKG N60 is beautifully designed for travel and it is comfortable to wear as well. The headphone measures 2.6 x 7 x 8.5 inches and weighs 1.3 pounds making it compact and lightweight for use and carrying. Available in black, the stylish headphones feature super-plush and comfortable earpads with matte leather and plastic materials and metallic accents.



The headband is made of plastic but wrapped in a premium leather, very flexible and friendly while still could be fragile. The earpads are very soft and made of a hard plastic and has an aluminum trim while the padding is made of memory foam and is also covered with the same leather as the headband.


The compact headphones is lightweight and folds flat to fit in an included carrying pouch for easy movements and storage. Overall, the N60’s design is very beautiful and the construction is solid and durable yet very light. We honestly really loved the look and design.


Battery & Connectivity

AKG N60 has a solid 30 hours of battery life which means you can use it for a flight from Houston to Dubai and back. This is real and it has proved. The battery life and performance is out of question. If the battery runs out; you can listen to your music in passive mode without the headphone being powered. There is also a USB cable included in the box that plugs directly into the 3.5mm port on the left ear cup to charge the headphone when it runs out of battery.

Since the headphone is wired, so it simply connects to your devices through the included 3.5 mm detachable cable with universal mic/remote. The one-button universal remote has no volume controls but it works fine with both Android and Apple iOS devices. Turn it on, connect it and enjoy your playbacks.


Sound & Performance

What will surprise you in this headphone is the sound quality. It offers clean, well-balanced sound with smooth treble, soft mid-range and a very tight bass than most of other headphones of its category and range in the marketplace. Just plug the N60s into your mobile phone, MP3 player tablet to watch a movie or video, and you’ll find out it is giving you that added sense of immersion.

The noise cancellation feature doubles the excitement and quality of the headphone and it actually works great. It is mostly common with some headphones that you can lose a little bit of sound quality by activating the noise cancellation, while it is much different with the N60. 

Overall, this headphone’s sound is full, always detailed and composed, and better-balanced than most of the other on-ear headphones and there is nothing to upset in terms of sound quality.





AKG N60 got everything you could want from a set of headphones. Sound and performance is just amazing and the noise-cancelling feature is very impressive too. The headphone enjoys a beautiful compact design and is comfortable for use on longer hours and journeys. We admit that AKG N60 could be a bit expensive purchase for most buyers, but when compared to its active competitors in the market, the cost is still fair and affordable.

If you are looking for a wireless pair of headphone with the same great sound quality and if the noise cancellation feature is your high priority; then we think the Bose QC 35 would be the best option for you by spending some more amount of money.

Overall, AKG N60 headphones sound simply amazing with the active noise cancellation feature. We highly recommend it if you you are trying to buy a wired pairs of headphone with impressive sound quality, compact and stylish design with ANC feature.




  • Design - 9/10
  • Features - 8.5/10
  • Sound Quality - 9.5/10
  • Battery Life - 9.5/10
  • Price - 9/10

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