AKG N700NC Review – Foldable Headsets with Adaptive Noise Cancelling

AKG N700NC Review – Foldable Headsets with Adaptive Noise Cancelling

Because of the ever-increasing popularity of smart devices, and an abundance of features, users' demands for wireless headphones have also increased. With the development of Bluetooth technology and wireless codecs, there has been a Bluetooth headphone craze between headphone manufacturers. Bluetooth headphones are widely embraced because of their portability, convenience, and sound quality that will soon match wired headphones. AKG presents you with their active noise-canceling wireless headphone, aptly named N700NC.‚Äč

AKG N700NC Foldable NC Wireless Headphones Review

AKG N700NC Foldable Headphones
AKG N700NC Foldable Headphones with ANC (Active Noise Cancelling) | Source: AKG

Type: Closed-Back Over-Ear Noise Cancelling Wireless Headphones | Bluetooth: 4.1 | Latency: 230 ms (average) | Battery: 23 Hours (Up to 36 Hours with wires) | Charge-Time: 2 Hours | Drivers: Dynamic | Drivers-Size: 40 mm | Impedance: 32 Ohms | Frequency-Response: 10 Hz – 20,000 Hz | Weight: 261g

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AKG N700NC offers great sound, excellent balance, and realistic bass response. These noise-cancelling headphones are quite popular both in the audiophile realm and for music lovers. The sound quality is the most critical aspect, and for a noise-canceling headset, AKG N700NC enjoys a formidable sound reproduction. The headset is simple to use, fairly intuitive and elegant despite its unique angular aspect. The ANC cannot be turned on or off, and also doesn’t benefit from any adjustments. The headset can be used with wires and ANC enabled, but never without Active Noise Cancellation

Overall 5/5
5/5

The N700NC Wireless headphones are sleek and smooth, with oval-shaped earcups covered with faux leatherette, and a metal finish on the outside. The memory foam, along with the leather earpads are incredibly comfy. On the head, they offer a comfortable feeling, and in addition to full metal headband, the overall angular shape of AKG N700NC embodies a unique personality. Its appearance remains modern, the fit is firm and exceptionally comfortable, while the internal frame enjoys enthusiastically paddings filled with memory foam beneath the headband and earcups.

The weight of these AKG N700 is low, only 270g, which is relatively similar to Sony WH-1000XM3 of 255g. The weight distribution is correct, and one can say that helps improve the feeling of comfort after long wearing sessions. With such a low weight, the headset earns the title of lightweight, and thanks to the proper distribution of the weight, it allows the user to listen to music comfortably while traveling.

N700NC uses aluminum keys. The whole embodies a very sleek design with each earpiece providing maximum utility. The left ear cup equips buttons that allow the user to adjust the volume and manage music playback, whereas the right ear cup includes the power button and other function controls.

4/5
4/5

In terms of battery life, AKG N700NC offers approximately 23 hours of playtime when paired via Bluetooth, or 38-40 hours when connected via cables. For commute or long-distance travel, it is a reasonable quantity.

The headset is simple to use, fairly intuitive and elegant despite its unique angular aspect. However, what needs to be mentioned the high customizability of the N700C via the app. AKG’s smartphone application allows you to adjust most settings and set up the headphones based on your liking. The AKG N700NC can also set the multi-functional buttons as ambient sensing through the app, a quite user-friendly method to access the function that lets you hear your surroundings.

Ambient Aware mode allows you to be aware of your surroundings without removing your headphones by letting you hear around you, which is quite handy, whereas Talk Thru boosts the frequencies of the vocals to better hear people talking.

The ANC cannot be turned on or off, and also doesn’t benefit from any adjustments. The headset can be used with wires and ANC enabled, but never without Active Noise Cancellation as a regular wired headset. Indeed, that’s quite unfortunate, also for the incompatibility with aptX Bluetooth codec. Though, the headset supports AAC, SBC, and Samsung Extensible Bluetooth codecs.

The AKG Headset app provides occasional firmware updates and customizable controls. Included is also an EQ with customizable user presets.

4/5
4/5

The N700NC uses AKG’s Adaptive Noise Cancellation feature, a noise canceling system that analyzes the ambient noise to provide the best noise cancellation solution under the form of an antiphase sound.

As opposed to Bose’s QuietComfort 35’s noise canceling, which blocks a large quantity of noise in the mid-range and high frequencies, AKG N70NC’s noise reduction is slightly softer, though, has a wider frequency range of reduction. Whether it’s below 100Hz, sounds that come from the loud cars, or mid and high-frequency sounds, the noise attenuation effect is considerably more stable.

5/5
5/5

These headphones are top ANC headphones. They are quite popular both in the audiophile realm and for music lovers. The sound quality is the most critical aspect, and for a noise-canceling headset, AKG N700NC enjoys a formidable sound reproduction.

The headphones use 40mm drivers to produce a frequency range of 10Hz to 20kHz. The impedance of 16 Ohms is low, ensuring compatibility with all devices. Starting with the low-end of the spectrum, N700NC’s basses are very striking. The excellent tuning and well-designed ear cups result in an outstandingly clear low frequencies. The bass and drums’ slight impact is easily noticeable, with abundant sound details, and equally as beautiful sounding mid-frequencies, and trebles. The vocals are clear and natural, high-frequency appear pleasant without being harsh.

Among most noise-canceling headphones available today, AKG N700NC also features the best performance in terms of sound quality. Because of AKG’s perfect tuning, each frequency band is reproduced in high resolution and vividly. As opposed to conventional noise-canceling headphones, the N700NC is also more prominent in sound quality performance, especially in the low-end of the sonic spectrum, where the low-frequency performance is excellent.

Overall 4.5/5
4.5/5

The headphones offer great sound, excellent balance, and realistic bass response. Most noise-canceling headphones are very effective in blocking low-frequencies sounds; headphones such as Sony WH-1000XM, Bowers & Wilkins PX7, or Bose QuietComfort 35. All be regarded as top-tier products, and we can see that the AKG N700NC is a highly effective noise-canceling headphone as well, reducing external noises across a broader range of frequencies. Therefore, AKG N70 Noise Canceling can help you isolate outside noise to a large extent in most scenarios.

All in all, the high-end ANC headphone from AKG N700NC features active noise cancellation, lightweight portability, Bluetooth 4.1 stable wireless transmission, fast charging, and support for long-range communication.

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