AKG's New Flagship IEM - N5005
Jan 10, 2018 at 1:00 AM Post #19 of 1,249

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Apparently the packaging has been finalized by the time of CES2018. We should expect it hit the market very soon.

 
Jan 10, 2018 at 1:29 AM Post #20 of 1,249

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I for one am ready!
 
Jan 10, 2018 at 12:52 PM Post #22 of 1,249

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I think those should be release end of Q2 2018, some wait...
 
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Available in March per this video.

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Jan 11, 2018 at 1:20 PM Post #25 of 1,249

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Classy-looking IEM, and the price is decent given the config.
This certainly does explain why the K3003i is currently heavily discounted (sub 500$ in many countries).

Shame no 4.4mm jack.
Unless you're willing to help AKG pay Sony some fees for their XXth proprietary connector, it won't happen.
4.4mm is NOT the next standard... :wink:
 
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Unless you're willing to help AKG pay Sony some fees for their XXth proprietary connector, it won't happen.
4.4mm is NOT the next standard... :wink:

Since when do Sony charge a fee for terminating with 4.4mm? think you’re misinformed. I was under the impression Sony were simply trying to help the industry find a better standard for balanced connections. Having used it I agree it’s way better than the alternatives.
 
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Available in March per this video.
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Great, I had read end of spring in the announcement, it will be earlier :)
Edit : not sure the video is an official source for the release date. All the official stuff says "Sprint 2018" pretty vague.

4.4mm is NOT the next standard... :wink:

Well, it might not be the new standard yet but It would appear that it is slowly being adopted by more and more (Sennheiser provides a 4.4 terminated cable with the IE800S) and becoming the new de facto standard for balanced. New amp for DX200 feature a 4.4 socket (amp4). As usual, practical aspect will prevail : 4.4 is sturdier than 2.5 for sure, people seem to like it, manufacturer will follow.

I wouldn't be surprised even Astell and Kern eventually come to this for future DAPs...


Edit : Interrestingly, AKG seems to use the same pattern as Sennheiser upon newlsetter subscription you get 10% off your next purchase... just valid one month though
 
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Great ! :gs1000smile: on my wishlist.
 

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