Headphones AKG N20 are made of aluminum, well with all kinds of music, and yet there is a switch on the remote control – this switch allows you to control devices on the iOS and Android.
Design, construction AKG N20
Very nice packaging is made, everything else is surprising – inexpensive model, but an adapter for aircraft made in the style of headphones, there is cover, for each individual nozzle slot. Such an approach is encouraged and immediately sets up a positive way. Moreover, all the rest is made worse. Miniature headphones from a single piece of aluminum, there are two variants, black and silver, I like the one on the test. The metal pad on the remote control, there are a number of metal with gold-plated minijack.
Braid made of cloth, rigid enough, unraveling problems have arisen. This material is less susceptible to metamorphosis in the cold, so that our country can use the AKG N20 all year round, although the cable – this is always a sore spot, and its integrity depends entirely on the host. On the headphones did not find signs of the left and right channel, I think that should be placed so that the remote control is on the left.
Wear comfortable AKG N20 like any other headphones with conventional nozzles, I recommend to spend a few minutes on the selection of nozzle size.
Remote control AKG N20
Headphones themselves are interesting, but here there is also a very unique feature, at least I have not seen the kind. The fact that many of the remote set, created for devices Apple, does not work with devices based on Android. Moreover, a variety of Android devices makes headphone manufacturers to do one-stop solution for Samsung, for Sony, and HTC – different pinout, different consoles in general confusion and vacillation. For example, Bose made a model QC-20 specifically for smartphones Samsung, but did not speak about the possibility of use with Sony – with Sony because these headphones are not working. Checked.
And in AKG solve the problem fundamentally. On the panel there is a switch that allows you to change the behavior of buttons. If you Gadgets Apple – switch on the letter i, if on the basis of Android – choose A. But it is interesting to analyze the remote so see what was changed when switching. The fact that the pinout is still important, it will not change any switch. So, AKG N20 can work with many devices based on Android – but hardly all. It must be borne in mind, try before you buy.
In my case, everything worked as it should. On the panel are three buttons, volume control, multi-function, there is a good microphone sensitive. With iPhone 6S Plus typical behavior, you can control playback, answer a call, to run Siri. With the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium also did not have any questions. In different program by pressing a button starts or stops playback, two presses – the transition to the next track. Answering a call works too. If you switch on the i, volume control stops working – in general, this is not fake, something really changes the remote switching. Although the response to the call and playback control work.
I stress, with each individual device on Android work AKG N20 should be checked. Unfortunately, in Google did not do for the standardization of connectors in the devices, and it is, of course, the trouble. Headset for the iPhone, bought five years ago, I can use any device with Apple, and the remote will work with your tablet, and even with the iMac (yes, it is easy to answer the call FaceTime). And who knows what will happen with headphones bought for Samsung Galaxy – most likely, you will not be able to use the remote control to the full because of a change pinouts or for other reasons.
Sound AKG N20
I listened to a lot of things on different devices, for example, Nigerian Marketplace – Oscar Peterson Trio, the album has in iTunes. Used iPhone 6S, I want to note that it is possible as much as necessary to experiment with the material by setting different players to FLAC, the best, in my opinion, Vox.
The sound quality is generally good, but I was listening to the above composition, recorded during the execution, alas, AKG N20 scene passed not too good, not enough volume of detail. Interesting middle, and high frequencies, while the melody is not too dynamic, but during difficult moments everything falls into mush. In general, AKG N20 for jazz, and if appropriate, only when it is your first headphones and you are ready to compromise.
But there is no problem with techno. My only comment is that the stock volume is not too large, I listened to music at a value close to the maximum, that is, the stock is virtually nonexistent. With all the latest tracks to SoundCloud headphones coped with a bang, I enjoyed.
You can also listen to rock.
Actually, if you really You ought to buy headphones, I advise to choose to spend a certain time, to listen to different models with their favorite music. I would choose the AKG N20 for electronic music, but it is generally a normal situation for many plug-modern models of this category. Jazz can not cope, but all is well with low – and AKG N20 is God’s truth.
Conclusions AKG N20
Good design and materials, the ability to work with devices based on iOS and Android, a microphone, a great package, comfortable fit, the quality of sound interesting (listen for yourself before you buy) – should pay particular attention to, if you in the arsenal there are devices on the basis of both another operating system, you can use AKG N20 with almost any modern smartphone.