CES 2014, LAS VEGAS – January 8, 2014 – HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated, is proud to present the versatile new AKG Y55 headphones, made to DJ standards, and offering affordable access to the renowned AKG sound quality with emphatic bass response. Designed for the rigors of the job, AKG Y55 headphones are perfect for those on the go, with a sense of style and a desire to own the house.

“AKG knows how to deliver professional sound quality in a consumer headphone that inspires both music lovers and players,” said Michael Mauser, president, Lifestyle Division, HARMAN. "With the AKG Y55 headphones, we've combined superb, detailed sound with innovative design that looks great and performs under the most demanding conditions, and with features that please the most demanding tastes."

AKG's Y55 DJ Headphones deliver legendary AKG signature sound with enhanced bass. Optimized for a fast-paced, on-the-go lifestyle, they feature a detachable cable, a 3.5 to 6.3 plug adapter and a 3D-axis fold-flat design that travels easily. AKG Y55 headphones take the job seriously, too, made to DJ specs: the closed back speaker design prevents sound bleed and ambient noise disturbance; and the snug fitting ear cushions are made to be comfortable on the job all night long. The ear cups rotate to allow DJ-friendly monitoring that won't slow you down. An in-line universal remote/mic gives complete control and accessibility without missing a beat. AKG Y55 headphones look as good as they sound, too, in 4 cool colors and a high-tech satin finish.

Features at a Glance


  • AKG signature sound with enhanced bass performance
    Customers choose AKG because they require concentrated listening across a wide frequency range with enhanced bass response. And nobody knows sound quality and overall accuracy in sound reproduction better than AKG.
  • Closed back prevents sound leakage and ambient noise disturbance
    AKG Y55 headphones let you focus on your sound, not on the sound around you. The snug-fitting closed-back design cancels ambient sound from both directions while delivering on long-term comfort.
  • Detachable cable with inline universal remote, mic and plug adapter means extreme versatility
    Mobility is key when you’re on the go and into your show. An in-line microphone with universal remote allows you access to phone calls without interruptions. Compatible with most smartphones and Apple devices.
  • Made to DJ specs with long-lasting comfort, snug fit and rotating ear-cups
    Consulting DJs asked for the features that AKG incorporated into the AKG Y55 headphones. The single-sided cable eliminates tangling, and the fit won’t shake loose yet stays comfortable past the two-hour mark. The included 1/4-inch (6.3-millimeter) jack adapter eliminates incompatibilities, and the fully rotating ear cup make one-ear monitoring a breeze.
  • 3D-Axis folding mechanism for easy transport and storage
    Wear and tear on your gear is always something to avoid when traveling. That's why the AKG Y55's cans fold down flat, easy to store and transport damage-free over the long haul.
  • A rugged, dependable headphone in four cool colors and a satin finish
    All this rugged design comes in four stylish colors and a satin-acrylic finish to keep you looking cool under pressure.


AKG Y55 Specifications


  • Entry-level DJ headphones with studio-quality sound and enhanced bass
  • Rotating ear-cups
  • Detachable cable with in-line microphone and volume control
  • Dynamic acoustics
  • Closed-back design
  • Satin finish in blue, red, black and white
  • Frequency range: 16 Hz to 24 kHz
  • Sensitivity: 115 dB SPL/V
  • Input impedance: 32 ohms
  • Maximum input power: 2000 mW
  • Net weight (without cable): 450 g
  • Cable: 99.99% oxygen-free, 1.2 m
  • Main connection: 3.5 mm hard gold-plated jack plug; 6.3 mm adapter included


Pricing and Availability


The AKG Y55 in-ear headphones are priced at (MSRP $129) and are available at www.akg.com.



HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets – supported by 15 leading brands, including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon® and Mark Levinson®. The Company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of 14,600 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $4.5 billion for the last twelve months ended September 30, 2013.  The Company’s shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol NYSE:HAR.