By Andrew Liszewski
Walk into the booth at pretty much any recording studio on the planet and you’ll find a pair of AKG over-the-ear headphones sitting on the script stand. While not the most expensive headphones you can buy, they’re extremely well respected in the music industry, and the company has now decided that they want a piece of the consumer market as well. Except that they’re maybe not going about it the right way.
While you can find more high-end and expensive earbuds from the likes of Monster for ~$200, the AKG K3003’s will set you back close to $1,200. (€1000) In their defense I have no doubts the earbuds sound great, and from what I can tell they use a triple driver system to provide a frequency range of 10Hz to 30kHz. They also feature a brushed stainless steel housing for added durability, a matching inline remote and microphone and a reinforced steel ‘Y’ connector where the cable splits apart for each ear. But I suspect they’ll be attracting the deep-pocketed audiophile market before the general consumer, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing.