AKG k370 - High end in ear headphones
All that music professionals demand from studio headphones – high sensitivity, a wide dynamic range and high sound-pressure levels – is also available in ultra light, ultra portable K 370 in-ear headphones.
** disclaimer ** All the above were extracted from the AKG website - including the wording "High end in ear headphones"
that was from the PDF specification sheet.
All this for just USD$100 or even below ?? you better believe this ! - i do..
because i bought one today .. and i was blown away !
Story continues :
i do not proclaimed that i'm audiophile, i'm just an average joe who loves music and happened to be messing & playing around with audio gear for the past 12 years. Today i was casually shopping around in town and happened to pass by a audio eq store. i didn't really have anything that i really wanted to buy with the exception of (the store carries the Denon D7000 and the beyer t1) - which i have been lusting for sometime.
in my casual routine window shopping within the shop , i came across this earphone in a box lying in a quiet corner . It was beautifully claded in a black box ( box size similar to an ipad mini) - AKG K370. In my mind, this is one of the rare product that was produced prior to year 2010 where audio manufacturers were not crazy about technical specifications comparing to the current era - where people are judging how good the iem are based on the number of BAs / hybrid BA dynamic and all sorts of marketing gimmicks. i took a close look at the price tag wrote - S$109 and the shop assistant told me there was a further 10percent discount. I bought this at S$100 (approximately $75USD). .. In my mind - at $75USD..you can not even get a single BA driver earphone -entry level from popular big brands ( and they look and sound crap for some of them) .
p/s : I did some research , it seem this product was probably launched in year 2008 - 2009 - retailing close to USD$200 - 5 years back , that would be a very expensive piece of audio gear for single dynamic driver earphone.
i'm glad that i bought this. This gem blew me away literally !
(even though i have a whole collections of iems that i'm still holding on- Senn IE80 , final audio fi-ba-ss , final audio piano forte ix , akg k3003i)
i have previously used , senn ie800 , audio technical ck90pro mkii , yamaha eph-100, t-peos, grado gr10 , tdk BA200, tdk ie 800 , UE 900 .. and even unique melody customs
Here's some unboxing photos to show you why this earphone is worth 3-4 X more !
A nice window box presentation showing the earphones. How i wish manufactures bother to package their product now when they are selling their earphones for 5x more ?
Unboxing it ... ( it has 3 sets of tips - small medium and large. the default fitted was medium. )
- it has a airflight 2 jack connector (what a bonus !!! )
- It has an "Extremely robust semi hard case !! " - i rate the built quality 10/10 !!
- it's pretty big - around the height of the iphone - slightly wider. It can fit an iphone.
it fits my portable DAP with ease - i like the pockets - i can place the earphones on the left.
Manufacturers doesn't bother to provide free cases nowadays.. it's all about commercially profitable for them now.
Okay.... last pic - the actual iem itself.