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AKG K390 noise-canceling earphones

Been using this premium earphones from AKG for a couple of months now and it’s mostly very useful when I’ve traveling and on long flights. The AKG K390 features a dedicated noise-canceling module that got me really interested.

The in-ear earphones looks fairly premium with an alternating matte and glossy finish.

The cord feels rubbery, pretty long especially when hooked with the noise-canceling module. There’s a remote along the cable line for the microphone and voice call control.

The ear buds are a bit bigger than usual but luckily, the alternative buds that came in the box had a smaller bud to fits right well.

The tips are soft and rubbery but prolonged used can be a bit uncomfortable (I couldn’t use it for prolonged periods of time but it could be just me).

Sound performance is really good. The volume range is very wide and sound profile is fairly even although the bass can get more oomph at times.

AKG K390:
Headphones Type Headphones: Binaural
Headphones Form Factor: In-ear ear-bud
Headphones Technology: Dynamic
Connectivity Technology: Wired
Sound Output Mode: Stereo
Active Noise Canceling: Yes
Response Bandwidth: 12 – 24000 Hz
Sensitivity: 125dB
Impedance: 32Ohm
In-Cord Volume Control: Yes
Connector Type: 1 x Headphones ( Mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm )
Cables Included Headphones cable, Headphones extension cable: 1.6 ft
Included Accessories: Carrying case, Airplane adapter

The noise-canceling module is very interesting — it’s able to reduce ambient noise once activated. While on a plane, I noticed over 70% of the engine noise was canceled-out when the module is turned on. This could pose very useful when you’re in an noisy environment.

The module does feel a bit big and cumbersome because they used a AAA battery to power it. Also, the length of the cable from the module is a bit short and I’m finding it impossible to clip the module in my trouser pocket when using it.

The AKG K390 has a suggested retail price of PhP7,590 but I’m thinking it could be lower by now.

Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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