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If you're not a sound engineer, home studio aficionado, or professional DJ, the letters AKG might not mean much to you. The aforementioned group of music enthusiasts, however, knows that AKG, the Vienna-based recording equipment manufacturer, has long been synonymous with high-quality audio gear. In recent years, AKG has branched out into the consumer-audio realm, one of the most recent examples of which is the $79.95 (list) earphone pair reviewed here, the AKG K 350. Unassuming in-canal earphones, the K 350 is, nonetheless, a top performer, with deep bass response and articulate highs that are practically a steal at this price. The iOS device controls, which work with iPads, iPod touches, and, of course, iPhones, only bring more value. Incredibly lightweight and comfortable, the K 350's very minor distortion at maximum volume is our only gripe, but at this price, we can't complain much. DesignWith an overall sporty design, the earphones weigh in at about one ounce. Semi-transparent, flexible material partially encases the compartment that houses the K 350's earpiece's drivers. The silicon ear tips (which come in three sizes) match the earphone's overall color scheme. Our test unit was two different shades of purple, and there are several other options available, from a chrome to an arctic blue.
AKG does a busy line in in-ear phones and the K350 model is brand spanking new (this is its first UK test, indeed) and replaces the K330, a well-liked model that's been around for a while. AKG's marketing includes a prominent claim that these weigh only three grams (we're happy to accept that they are among the lightest around, if only by a gram or so), but we could hardly spot a difference in practice. More importantly, perhaps, they are well sculpted to fit a typical ear and come with a choice of easily removable soft earbuds. The cable is quite long at a little over one-metre and includes a volume control for iPod duty – that is, it controls the volume of the iPod itself rather than putting an extra volume control in the way of the signal. This is certainly a model that will appeal to lovers of loud music as it plays louder than most from a typical portable music device. We found its tonal balance a little on the treble-rich side, but there is certainly bass there. In fact, very deep bass turns out to be very good and initial impressions are a touch misleading because the overall balance tilt is something one very quickly learns to ignore. Detail is good, if not quite as revealing as some, except in the lowest bass where it is excellent.
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