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Audio Legend AKG Announces Four New Wireless Headphones with Personalized and Premium Sound

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IFA 2018--HARMAN
International
, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co.,
Ltd. focused on connected technologies for automotive, consumer and
enterprise markets, announces today a new series of top-class wireless
headphones, including the award-winning AKG N700NC Adaptive Noise
Cancelling Headphones which are optimized for balanced and detailed
sound. For all music experts and enthusiasts, the new series of AKG
wireless headphones promise the GRAMMY® Award winning sound
AKG is known for.

"HARMAN and Samsung believe in meaningful innovations that unlock
limitless possibilities and elevate the consumer experience," said Dave
Rogers, President Consumer Audio at HARMAN. "The AKG N700NC is for those
who demand the most premium experience, and the Y500 for stylish and
affordable audio excellence. Our new headphones allow people to enjoy
music exactly how it was intended to be heard by the artist with
perfectly balanced, true-to-life sound."

N700NC - Premium Headphones for First-Class Sound
Trusted by
musicians and sound engineers around the world, AKG combines the
best in comfort, design and ambient aware technology in the EISA
award-winning AKG N700NC Adaptive Noise Cancelling over-ear headphones.

Ideal for traveling, the N700NC features Adaptive Noise Cancelling
technology, to ensure users can instantly switch from full immersion to
environment awareness with the push of a button. They can listen to
announcements or engage in conversations then seamlessly dive back into
their music.

The AKG N700NC ‘Perfect Calls' and ‘Talk Thru' features make taking
calls on the go easy by eliminating intrusive echoes while striking the
perfect balance between noise cancellation and ambient awareness.

N200, Y500, Y100 - Powerful Headphones for Music Lovers
Designed
with high-quality fabric cables and magnetic ear buds for easier cable
management, the wireless AKG N200 delivers exceptional wireless sound
quality in an even higher rendition with its Apt-x technology/AAC audio
support.

With a combination of durable materials, AKG sound quality and stylish
design, the AKG Y100 and AKG Y500 are the ideal all-day companions for
music enthusiasts. Featuring Ambient Aware technology, the AKG Y100 and
Y500 ensure that users can instantly increase the level of environmental
awareness with the push of a button.

The AKG Y500 has an "Auto Play/Pause" feature, which pauses content when
the headphones are taken off and resumes play automatically when placed
back over the ears so listeners don't miss a beat.

Availability and pricing will be announced at a later date.

 

AKG N700NC, AKG N200, AKG Y500 and Y100 Specifications

        N700NC       N200       Y500       Y100
Form Factor       Over-ear       In-ear       On-ear       In-ear
Adaptive Noise cancelling       Yes       -       -       -
Ambient Aware       Yes       -       Yes       Yes
Aptx/AAC support       -       Yes       -       -
Automatic Play & Pause       -       -       Yes       -
Charging time       2 hours       2 hours       2.5 hours       2 hours
Music play time with Bluetooth on       23 hours       8 hours       33 hours       8 hours
Weight       270g       15.6g       230g       24g
                       

ABOUT HARMAN

HARMAN (harman.com) designs and engineers connected products and
solutions for automakers, consumers, and enterprises worldwide,
including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise
automation solutions; and services supporting the Internet of Things.
With leading brands including AKG®, Harman

Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is
admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where
they perform around the world. More than 50 million automobiles on the
road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. Our
software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are
connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and
home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 30,000
people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia. In March 2017, HARMAN
became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

© 2018 HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated. All rights
reserved. Harman Kardon, Infinity, JBL, Lexicon and Mark Levinson are
trademarks of HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated, registered
in the United States and/or other countries. AKG is a trademark of AKG
Acoustics GmbH, registered in the United States and/or other countries.
Features, specifications and appearance are subject to change without
notice.

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