Y500 Wireless

Y500 Wireless

Wireless on-ear headphones

Getting started with your Y500 Wireless

Getting started with your Y500 Wireless

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Product Specifications

Driver size
Frequency response
16Hz - 22kHz
Maximum SPL
Microphone sensitivity@1kHz dB v/pa
32 Ohm
Bluetooth transmitted power
Bluetooth transmitted modulation
Bluetooth frequency
2.402GHz - 2.48GHz
Bluetooth profiles
HFP V1.6, A2DP V1.3, AVRCP V1.5
Bluetooth version
Battery type
Polymer li-ion battery (3.7V, 900mAh)
Charging time
2.5 hours
Music play time with BT on
Up to 33 hours
Talk time with BT on
Up to 33 hours

Awake your inspiration.

With its award-winning signature sound, high-quality streaming capabilities, built for durability with the finest materials and thanks to the AAC codec support, the AKG Y500 Wireless headphones deliver inspiration in the form of amazing audio. With a soft-touch headband and memory foam ear cups for comfort and aluminum highlights for durability, the Y500 Wireless also features Ambient Aware technology that lets you listen to your music while being aware of your surroundings, so that you can keep your inspiration flowing. And with up to 33-hours of battery life, a detachable cable with 1-button universal mic/remote for hands free calling as well as an auto play/pause function and multi-point connectivity, the AKG Y500 Wireless headphones will help elevate your artistry to new heights.

Award winning sound quality that lets you appreciate all the details of your favorite soundtrack.
Stay in touch with your surroundings while keeping your music and inspiration flowing, at the touch of a button.
The headphones will auto pause when taken off and resume playing automatically when placed over your ears.
Easily adjust volume and audio levels without removing the headphones.
The refreshed color palette, premium materials and subtle design ensure the headphones feel and look as good as they sound.
Stream your favorite songs wirelessly in high quality, thanks to the AAC codec support.
Enjoy more than a full day of musical inspiration without recharging.
With a quick 5-minute recharge, you can enjoy your music for up to another hour.
Effortlessly switch from listening to music on your portable device to a call from your phone, so that you never miss a call.
Conveniently control both your music and your calls with ease.

FAQs & How-Tos

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  • In order to activate the Ambient Awareness, press the AA button which is located under the power button on the RIGHT ear cup. A confirmation sound is heard and the ambient microphones are being switched on. The volume of the music will decrease and the sounds of the outside environment will increase so you can hear what goes on around you. When Ambient Aware is activated, the Blue LED on the power button will switch to a White LED light.
  • The Y500 headphones do not support Apt-X audio codec. However, they do support AAC audio codec.
  • The Y500 features the speed charge (5 min charging time = 1 Hour Playtime) In order to charge the headphones, use the micro USB charger that is included in the packaging. The charging port is located at the bottom of the RIGHT ear cup. Once the headphones are charging, you will see a solid red light next to the port. Once the headphones are fully charged, the red light indicator will turn off. Please Note: You cannot use the headphones via BT while they are charging. However, you can use the headphones via audio cable while charging.
  • In order to power on and pair the Y500, make sure that the device you are attempting to connect to has the BT on and is in search mode. Move the ON/OFF button from its OFF position to its ON position, which is the middle of the cutout located on the RIGHT ear cup. It will remain there, and the headphones are now ON. The blue LED will start blinking, indicating that Bluetooth pairing is possible. If you need to reset the BT pairing, move the ON/OFF button against the spring load button to the opposite position of the OFF position, and keep it there for 4- 5 seconds. Now the BT system is reset, and new pairing is possible. Please Note: The Y500 features Multi-point Connectivity which allows you to switch from two different devices.
  • In order to skip the tracks on the Y500 headphones, slide and hold Volume Up (to skip forward) or Volume Down (to skip backwards) for 3 seconds. These buttons are located on the LEFT ear cup.

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