Really great deals can be hard to come by, so when one pops up, grab it with both hands and don’t let go – like this deal on AKG’s fantastic Y500 wireless headphones, now seriously reduced to just $29.99.
Not all heavily discounted products are worth investing in, but such fears should be allayed with the AKG Y500 headphones. A five star Which Hi-Fi? favourite, these excellent tins are now common $29.99 (opens in new tab) at Walmart, an 80 percent discount off their original price.
AKG Y500 wireless headphones deal
It’s a deal that should be hard to resist. After all, the AKG Y500 really impressed us, even at full price, for their sleek design, great functionality and really nuanced sound, not to mention some really nice features for what seemed like a relatively budget pair. In the five or so years since the original Y500 was released, we haven’t found many that impressed us as much at that price point.
However, the Y500’s age is probably why it’s now seeing significant price cuts. Approaching your fifth birthday in the tech world is like becoming a geriatric old-timer somewhere else, with newer, glossier models displacing the Y500 from the market. With AKG switching to other products, it’s no surprise that the Austrian manufacturer is eager to sell its older stock for a fraction of the original price.
Not that the Y500 is really showing their age. The five-star cans don’t offer ANC or any other luxuries, but they do have an impressive 33 hours of battery life, responsive on-ear controls, voice assistant capabilities and a nifty (if erratic) auto-pause system.
The Y500 really blew us away with how great they sound. Hardly anything came close for the money at the time, and while we’ve seen plenty of headphones make their respective debuts in the meantime, the Y500 is still bold, roomy and powerful all at once, not to mention a good hand with timing and tricky bass lines.
It’s not easy for a pair of headphones to earn our full five-star seal of approval, but it’s an accolade that remains well-deserved. Walmart’s asking price of just $30 (opens in new tab) because such a quality pair really feels like a real bargain.
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