Samsung’s Latest Wireless Headphones Are Built For Travel

Samsung AKG headphones

Samsung is launching three new wireless headphones through its AKG brand that’ll let you control how much ambient noise you can hear around you.

The priciest of the three models, the N700NC, will go on sale later this year for $349.95. The product tries to stand out from other noise-canceling headphones by giving you the power to fine-tune how much surrounding noise it can filter out.

“Users can control how much surrounding noise they want to let in —so they can immerse themselves in the music or keep an ear open to the world around them— all with the push of a button,” Samsung said. This helps make the product ideal for traveling around, the company added.

The over-ear headphones also promise studio-quality audio, and the ability to take clear-sounding calls from your smartphone. Samsung claims the N700NC can last up to 20 hours on one charge.

The two other headphones, the Y500 and Y100 models, have also been built to let in ambient noise with a single button tap. The Y500, which will retail for $149.95, is an on-ear headphone that Samsung says can last for up to 33 hours on one charge.

The Y100, on the other hand, will go on sale for $99.95. It functions as a pair of in-ear headphones connected together by a wire; on a single charge, the product can last for up to 8 hours.

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The Y500 and Y100 models are available in the US starting today. You can find them at the Samsung online store and over at Amazon.

In 2016, Samsung bought audio electronics maker Harman, which owned the AKG brand. You can find our recommendations for the best wireless headphones here.