Wednesday, November 30, 2011

First look at S$1,599 AKG K3003 Premium Earphones

AKG K3003
My hubby is a serious audiophile, so this post is dedicated to him and his craze for earphones.

When I first held these AKG K3003 earphones, they felt like precious gems. Yes, very beautiful S$1,599 gems. But it was only when I put them to my ears that I realised how priceless they are. It was like stepping through a portal into a magical realm, where you can still see things happening around you but you're in a crisp sonic cocoon. So cool it was, I couldn't help putting them on and taking them off a few times, just to experience that transformation. The sound is seriously clean and with incredible detail.

The K3003 are the world's smallest three-way reference class earphones. It comes with three pairs of sound filters for neutral reference, high boost and bass boost.

They are painstakingly handmade in Austria. Each earphone housing is finely chiseled from one piece of brushed stainless steel, so it's a solid piece that won't break at the seams (because there are none). Inside the housing is a work of mad precision and audio engineering excellence. It's a masterpiece with features and performance that have wowed some reviewers who have admitted it's one of the best. See it unboxed here.

Check out what other local bloggers have to say on the K3003 microsite, and then go have a listen for yourself at Stereo outlets at ION Orchard (#B4-23/24) or Plaza Singapura (#04-06). One of us will get to win this, and voting starts tomorrow! What an amazing Christmas present it will be!

Hubby will also give me his take on the K3003 later on. I am also going to do a giveaway of one of the three AKG ear/headphone sets (with warranty intact) that I received. I'll be putting up the reviews soon (first one here). So watch out for that!


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