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alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 reviews of AKG N40. The average rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. People really like the durability and portability. The price and comfort are also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the bass quality, and there are some mixed reviews about the design.

sound, comfort, price, portability, durability

bass quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the AKG N40 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

AKG N40 review


With the right source, these AKGs are awesome

Excellent build ; Comfortable as in-ears get ; Capable of stunning sound

Need a serious source to get more than mediocrity from them ; Swappable filters seem unnecessary

The demanding nature of these AKG earphones makes then a niche option, but the N40s sound awesome if you treat them right

Sep, 2016

Consumer review (

Get a decent music player!


Took my time deciding which in ears to get, I think I made the right decision, I'll admit I did listen to a friends pair through an Astell & Kern ak70 mark 2, and that prompted me to also invest in an A&k SR15, these headphones are wasted paired with a...

Aug, 2019

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Great headphones, and great sound


I bought this headphones nearly three weeks ago, so far they have been really great. The sounds is amazing and the quality of the physical parts, the cable and the electronic parts, seem to be of high quality.

Jun, 2019

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AKG N40 - top notch balanced, open-sounding IEM


Using with Hidizs AP80 dap and after market Yinyoo cable. Listening to 16-bit flacs and 320 mp3s. Once the fit is sorted, these can be worn for long listening sessions, and they stay put. The most comfortable earphones I have owned for sure. Have had...

Jun, 2019

Consumer review (

Great sound and comfort, and versatile to boot


I bought these as a step up for listening to flac files on my phone via a Dacmagic XS. First, they sit comfortably and securely in my ears. Needs a bit of experimentation to get them perfectly placed but once done the sound improvement is clear. I have...

Jun, 2019

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Fantastic sound and amazing service.


I'd recently bought a new mp3 player and wanted some quality headphones to get the most from the player. I haven't really spent this kind of money before and found some reviews a little confusing especially when it came to compatibility with my player....

Jun, 2019

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Value for Money


I bought this N40 as an additional spare one for my Shure 535. I have not yet tried all the sound filters but for the Reference filter the bass is not as good as Shure. Will try the other filters in the coming days.

May, 2019

Consumer review (

Excellent all round


Excellent sound, price, and service. Highly recommended.

May, 2019

Consumer review (

Faithful IEM


Worth every penny for what these little monitors can do. And I haven't even tried them with a portable amp yet (I'm playing them through an Astell & Kern AK70). The supplied silicone tips are fine but I invested in some foam tips anyway. The monitors...

May, 2019

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The best I've heard


I'm a bit of a buff when it comes to listening to music. I choose what I listen to based on mood and what feeling I want it to generate in me. When it's something I like it generates a passion within me. So I want to hear it as near to perfections I...

Apr, 2019

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