The Galaxy Buds and Galaxy Buds+ are Samsung‘s most popular TWS earbuds. However, the manufacturer has announced a new pair of earbuds that do not carry the Galaxy branding but AKG’s. The AKG N400 with noise cancelation is its latest earbuds and it has some really nice features and a price tag higher than that of the Galaxy Buds+.
With respect to design, the earbuds have a matte finish unlike the Galaxy Buds+ that has a glossy finish. It comes in three color variants – Blue, Black and Silver though the Blue has a touch of gold and silver.
The earbuds have an 8.2mm driver and support touch controls. The product page says the touch control of the left earbud is disabled when shipped but you can activate it using the app. With the touch controls, you can activate your phone’s voice assistant (Bixby, Google Assistant, and Siri) and also control playback and answer calls.
The AKG N400 also has Active Noise Cancelling, Ambient Aware, and TalkThru. Users will be able to modify ANC settings with the AKG Headphone app. It also has an IPX7 waterproof rating.
Samsung’s new earbuds connect via Bluetooth 5.0 and support the following Bluetooth profiles:
HFP V1.6 A2DP V1.3 AVRC P V1.5
It also supports AAC and SBC audio codecs.
The AKG N400 has a 55mAh battery that lasts up to 6 hours on a single charge with ANC turned off. However, when ANC is turned on, battery life drops to 5 hours. The case has a battery capacity of 220mAh and doubles the battery life of the earbuds to 12 hours.
AKG N400 accessories
The case supports Qi wireless charging and Samsung claims a 10-minute charge can provide up to 1 hour of battery life. It also supports charging via USB Type-C. The AKG N400 ships with three ear tips and three wingtips. Samsung also includes a Comply™ Foam Tip in the box.