AKG is one of the most respected brands in terms of headphones and portable music monitors. In fact, most music studios use AKG headphones as part of their recording equipment. But outside of the music community AKG is not that well known, especially in the mass market. AKG has released a number of headphones that are targeted towards consumers but their presence is still not that strong, neither is brand recall. [Read more…]
Audiophiles have their particular standards when it comes to what captures their passion most. I have always loved music, and my entire life, there has always been music in the background. (Now, whether the music was imagined in my head or it was actually streaming through speakers of one kind or another is debatable.)
Recently, I have been introduced to audio equipment that upped the level of my listening. I am a far cry from being a hardcore audiophile – I wouldn’t even dare claim that I am one, but I now accept the need to shell out a few more bucks (okay, maybe more than a few bucks) to get really good sound out of headphones, earbuds, or speakers.
Then I saw the AKG K3003 Headphones on Colette. ((Source)) I should have known better than to allow myself to want a pair when I knew that the headphones are being sold by Colette, but hardheaded me, I checked it out anyway.
At first glance, once can’t deny that the headphones do look nice. Having a propensity for things that have a brushed steel finish, I don’t find much that is not to like with the AKG K3003 Headphones. These babies are handmade and were developed using new technology that improves the sound that comes out of them. The headphones are supposed to provide listeners with totally undistracted listening, thanks to “sealing out most ambient sounds”. That sounds like noise canceling earphones to me, yes? The AKG K3003 Headphones also has an in-line mic and volume control, so they can be used with your favorite mobile phone.
I think that the most interesting things about these earphones are the design details, though – brushed stainless housing, steel remote face, steel “Y” connector, rubberized upper cable, and cloth lower cable. And the box. Oh my, what a box!
All those things being considered, I still would say that I want one. That does not mean that I will get one, though. Not now. Not in the future. Not even if I won the lottery and had €1000 ($1187.71) to spare – because that is how much this thing costs!!! Oh, the dollar value is VAT exclusive, by the way, so at the end of the day, you need $1420.50. As much as I want a pair, I think Sennheiser is more than good enough for me.
I love listening to music. In fact, I bring my music player and a couple sets of earphones with me wherever I go. I’m a music aficionado so it’s my personal mission to listen to new music as much as I can. Besides, music relaxes me and gives me a great sonic environment when I’m working outside. The problem though is that there are certain environments where the ambient noise is just too loud that even if I wear in-ear phones, I can still hear the noise intrude into the music I play. It is so annoying and it really breaks my train of thought when I’m working. [Read more…]
Get them while they’re on sale! Logitech is taking $100 off the regular price of the Ultimate Ears SuperFi 4 Noise Isolating Earphones, dropping the cost down to a mere $29.99! If you are particular about the sound that comes out of your earphones, then you know just how expensive good earphones can be. This sale is definitely something that you cannot afford to pass up on.
Logitech is one of the more trusted manufacturers out there, and while they may not always have the best products, they do make their customers happy. And just so you know, these earphones have not gotten 100% stellar reviews, but they are better than many other earphones out there – especially for the price that it is going for right now. More so, I think that you ought to consider getting these earphones as a secondary pair – not for your everyday use. The thing is, I have read a number of reviews which basically say that the earphones were great – until they broke. So these earphones may not be able to withstand frequent and heavy use. Other than that, you’ll be assured of blocking out noise from your surroundings and enjoying your favorite music.
Technical specs for the Ultimate Ears SuperFi 4 Noise Isolating Earphones:
- Type: In-ear
- Frequency response: 20 Hz-15 kHz
- Impedance: 29 ohms, 1 kHz
- Sensitivity: 105 dB SPL/mW, 1 kHz
- Speaker type: Precision, balanced armature
- Weight: 0.57 ounces (16.1 grams)
- Noise isolation: 26 dB
A note of warning – these earphones are not compatible with the 3rd generation iPod shuffle so if you are thinking of getting these for that mp3 player, forget it.
So how do you get the earphones? Visit LogicBuy and apply this coupon code: superfi4_42611. The deal is valid only till tomorrow, so you have approximately two days to take advantage of it.