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Good: These are probably great.
Bad: The Effin price tag.
Comment: I'd seriously love these but how the hell can one justify spending 1k on a pair of flimsy in ear headphones.
I'd like to know where they got that price from??
Good: being "hand-made" in-earphone cool
Bad: the price!!!!!
Comment: westone 4, senn. ie800, b&w c5 nahhhhhhh
i vote for AKG K3003!!!!! hahahaha
Good: good sturdy build quality and good quality sound
Comment: most likely the best earphones around(better be for that price) but for £1000 you must be joking !
Comment: £1000! Someone is not right in the head if you ask me. Especially when you consider the lack of rock solid materials in the upper part of the cord. My experience is that most earphones eventually break, whatever you pay for them. For £1000 I would want these to come with a lifetime guarantee - fat chance of that eh.
Good: earphone case! er..
Bad: Price (Buy a pair of customs for less), no detachable cable!
Comment: I am starting to see why AKG are stalling as a headphone company currently.
I had the K702 headphones which I enjoyed very much in the two years I had them before upgrading and wished they would of made a 1K pair of headphones which they have not done for many a year, so thought maybe AKG where going to stay sub £500 territory with their can's and low and behold I see they bring out a pair of iem's costing a whopping 1K!
The only problem here is they have gone well into custom monitor territory and for less money you will get custom iem's that has better resolution and micro detail and if anyone is going to spend 1K on a pair of iem's even with a dap then you will not waste your time using mp3 files even @ 320 kbps.
So if anyone wants better sound in a iem for less money go custom with a wide choice from a variety of excellent custom manufacturers like JHAudio, Ultimate ears, ACS, Westone, Earsonics, Futuresonics and so forth, many more good ones to mention.
Which is why with AKG and the domain they are in knowing the advantages of customs over generic iem's especially at this price and AKG's own portfolio actually making a pair of iem's that are way more expensive than their best bread and butter headphone seems illogical to say the least.
Even with the build quality reportedly been sturdy looking at that cable I put money they will get wire breaks in them within a year to 18 months with daily commute use without mistreating them.
For £1k you want detachable cable for this reason alone (Shure now do this at half the price) not including been able to improve the SQ further by swapping out for a better custom cable. This is the reason I got the K702 over the K701 as I could swap out the cable to improve over the stock by quite a considerable margin.
Then lastly on the cable not every one is going to want a redundant in line remote if it is not compatible with non Apple devices, they should of at least made this detachable like Sony used to with their old in line remotes.
Been a AkG admirer from owning the K702 with lingering hope they would bring out a flagship headphone at this price point I feel AKG's board need to sit down and get their portfolio in order as I am sure the R&D/ production cost will be hard to claw back in sales.
......Unless they are ripping people off with extraordinary profit margins or maybe there are more bank bosses with bonuses out there than normal average Joe Brown who think Bose and Bang & Olfusen (style/price over substance observation) are the best thing since slice bread then AKG might be in luck with these ear buds.
Anyone who is contemplating these please go and treat yourself to some custom monitors unless AKG re-price the K303's to the £300-400 price point.
Like the earphone wallet holder though!!
Comment: Too expensive to be even considered by most. Music quality will not be of high enough quality when downloaded to make these headphones worthwhile as a portable option. However Apple seem to get away with charging way too much for something though so these could well be a runaway success if marketed as a 'must have' item.
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