Samsung launches AKG N400, AirPods Pro-style active noise canceling headphones

Samsung’s official website in South Korea has unveiled the N400, the new headphone designed by AKG, an Austrian audio company that was acquired by Samsung in 2016. Unlike the Galaxy Buds+ that were launched with the Galaxy S20, the N400s are equipped with an active noise reduction function. .

Obviously, the headphones will first analyze the surrounding sounds and then generate inverted sound waves that can cancel out the ambient noise. An app lets you adjust the intensity of the reduction or choose a transparent mode that allows surrounding sounds to pass through. in the earphone, touch controls lets you switch from one song to another or summon a voice assistant like Siri, Google Assistant or Bixby.

Lower battery life than Apple AirPods Pro

Samsung promises 5 hours of battery life when noise reduction is enabled on its website. Users can get one hour of battery life by disabling this option. without surprise, charging box compatible with wireless charging This feature, which accompanies the N400, makes it possible to increase the autonomy to 12 hours.

It takes up to 2 hours for a full charge. The firm promises an hour of listening with just a 10-minute charging session. The earphones offer better theoretical battery life than Apple’s AirPods Pro (only 4 hours of continuous listening). On the other hand, the AirPods case offers an additional 24 hours of battery life, which is double the charge promised by the AKG case.

N400s IPX7 certified : therefore the earphones will survive 30 minutes immersion in 1m of fresh water. For now, AKG N400s are only available in South Korea. Headphones 230,000 won or Around 170 euros. For comparison, AirPods Pro retail for 279 euros. What do you think of AKG’s offer? We look forward to your feedback in the comments.

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