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New in-ears from AKG

post #1 of 34
Thread Starter 
Hi Guys,
Has anyone heard some of the latest offerings from AKG?
http://www.akg.com/personal/In-Ear,p..._psmand,1.html

The specification list says they are based around a dynamic driver. The design looks new and fresh.

Feel free to post!

Cheers,
Frederik
post #2 of 34
Haven't even seen any AKG in-ear reviews here. Are these all new models? Not that I need yet another flavor to try. I am good with the Sleeks and the X10s for now. But the k370s do have a cool design.
post #3 of 34
Interesting indeed. Unfortunately, because of AKG's limited distribution here in the US, I'll probably never be able to try any of these.

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Originally Posted by tstarn06 View Post
Haven't even seen any AKG in-ear reviews here. Are these all new models?
I think everything except K310P, K312P, K314P, and K324P should be new.



One thing I find really strange is on this page: AKG Personal Audio - K 321 - Specifications
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Frequency range (Hz-kHz) 13-22.5 (White) 13-22.6 (Blue)
Why does the blue version have different specs? Don't tell me the blue color improves high frequency extension.
post #4 of 34
Not bad on the AKG design department, shall look forward to the local release... hopefully soon.
post #5 of 34
The K317 and K370 look like interesting portable canalphones/earbuds. Anyone know of any places to buy them? [I'm in Canada, but could order online]
post #6 of 34
Thread Starter 
I have not seen them on any of the sites yet. Let us know if you find a retailer.
post #7 of 34
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Originally Posted by philodox View Post
The K317 and K370 look like interesting portable canalphones/earbuds. Anyone know of any places to buy them? [I'm in Canada, but could order online]
I have never seen the in-ears from AKG, but I know I have seen the K31x P's at HMV with the ipod accessories. The price for them aren't that bad (around.. 35-70 I think?)

I was actually waiting for someone on head-fi to give a review of them before I pursued them. haha
post #8 of 34
the K340 were fostex made, a bit more refined then the CX300 at the time, selling for about 1.5x-2x the price, the newer ones actually look like AKG went somewhere else or even did them in house (which i doubt),
post #9 of 34
LOL, I didn't notice that one of the models there is the 'K 340'. That's a bit confusing.
post #10 of 34
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Originally Posted by Aevum View Post
the K340 were fostex made, a bit more refined then the CX300 at the time, selling for about 1.5x-2x the price, the newer ones actually look like AKG went somewhere else or even did them in house (which i doubt),
It's interesting that you mentioned that, as I was wondering if Foster make s (the drivers for) these new canalphones as well. I wouldn't be surprised if Foster can implement their drivers in housing designs other than their own.

Also, isn't this at least the second AKG model called the K340? I thought there was another K340 that was a full-sized headphone. This will be even more confusing than the whole Super.fi 5/ 5 pro naming.

Edit: philodox
post #11 of 34
sorry, ment K324, excuse my mistake,
post #12 of 34
AKG also seems to have some new portable phones, including the K420 and K430. I wonder if these are just redesigns of the K12P/K412P and K14P/K414P, or if the designs (including the drivers) are entirely new.
post #13 of 34
If anyone finds a retailer for the K370 please post it. Those look nice as hell and if the price is right, I will just grab a pair. I mean akg IEM can't be that bad can it. But damn I want some k370s...

Post if you see it!!
post #14 of 34
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Originally Posted by Aevum View Post
sorry, ment K324, excuse my mistake,
There actually is a new 'k340' model though... we weren't calling attention to a mistake you made, we were calling attention to an apparent oversight on AKGs part.
post #15 of 34
Just returned my AKG K340 to the shop. I would give them 6.5/10 points.
I have ordered the AKG K370 instead, they should arrive next week.

The AKG K340 were nice, especially if you listen to R'n'B or Mariah Carey. But once you go to more complex sound like live concert or orchestra the driver's can't give you any detailed sound.

Good thing is that they are superlight. Looks good and have a low profile. Very good voice timbre and bass. Definitely alot of sound for the money (I paid 84 USD).

But remember that despite the fact that the earplugs only weighs 3g without cable, the cable contains a big fat 4cm volume controller of ~10g (stupidity in the design department?). It kept yanking my earplugs out of my ear when I was out running. So definitely not something you use in the gym.

So if the sound is so good, why only 6.5 out of 10?
1) if you need something small, low profile and ultralight for running - no good cause of big volume controller.
2) If you need small, low profile while you commute on the subway - not really, because the sound isolation is almost non-existing. You can hear other people talk unless you max out the volume.
3) Small stylish good looking while you are out in the city walking - yes.
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