AKG, certainly one of Samsung’s many audio manufacturers, has quietly introduced its first pair of true wi-fi earbuds, the AKG N400, through a product web page posted on Samsung’s South Korean web site. Based on TizenHelp, which noticed the web page, the earbuds characteristic noise cancellation, and may run for 5 hours on a single cost (or six when you flip off ANC). They’re accessible in black, white, and blue, and likewise assist wi-fi charging.
It’s an fascinating time to launch a brand new pair of earbuds, particularly since Samsung has solely simply launched its personal $150 Galaxy Buds Plus true wi-fi headphones, which it advertises as having sound that’s been tuned by AKG. Nevertheless, there are a variety of variations between the 2 pairs.
As its increased worth would counsel, AKG’s true wi-fi earbuds are the marginally extra premium of the 2 pairs. They’ve received higher IPX7 water resistance which means they need to survive being utterly submerged, in comparison with the IPX3 that the Galaxy Buds Plus have. They’re additionally noise-cancelling, which isn’t the case with the Galaxy Buds Plus.
Nevertheless, the Galaxy Buds Plus have the benefit of significantly better battery life. Whereas the AKG N400 high out at simply six hours with noise-cancelling turned off (with the charging case providing an additional six hours), the Galaxy Buds Plus provide 11 hours, and get an additional 11 hours from their case.
In any other case there are a number of similarities between the 2 pairs of earbuds. They each assist wi-fi charging, and each assist the Siri, Google Assistant, or Bixby voice assistants.
Samsung is but to announce a launch for the earbuds outdoors of South Korea. We’ve contacted the corporate for remark and can replace this piece if it responds.