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alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 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. Reviewers really like the portability and durability. The price and comfort also get good feedback, but there are some critical comments about the bass quality.

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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 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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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

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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

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Excellent all round


Excellent sound, price, and service. Highly recommended.

May, 2019

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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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Great but get foam buds


These headphones need a good source, a dac and amp, if possible, to really get the best they can deliver. With good foam buds for a better seal, these AKG N40s are brilliant. I had ultimate ears triple fi 10s, shure se535, sennheiser momentums...

Dec, 2018

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Amazing sound small headphones


Got a hi res music player.ibasso.these were the recommended in ear phones.sound is fab They were on offer

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (

So so so good for £250!!


By far the best and most comfortable earbud I've owned. It's been 2 years trying out earbuds/headphones. I've owned Shure SE535, Phonak PFE 232, Shure SE425, B&W P7 and these are just so comfortable to wear which I'm starting to value more than...

Dec, 2018

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