AKG N5005 earphones

Earphones and in-ear monitors
AKG Acoustics N5005

Comparisons are interesting, as I put this up against two known benchmarks: the Sennheiser IE800 and the Noble Audio Katana universal fit. The IE800 was perhaps the most coherent of the three, but lacked the extension and dynamism of the AKG, while the Katana went in the other direction; incredible neutrality, but not as deft as the AKG. They really are that good!

Theatre critics have a cliché phrase that’s used for many hits – “Kill to get a ticket!” I’m not a big fan of this phrase as I’m fairly convinced that sooner or later someone will take this as a command in our insane world and start opening fire in a box office. But the sentiment fits. The AKG N5005 – Kill to get a set!


System: Hybrid technology

Driver size: 9.2mm + four balanced armature

Dynamic frequency response range: 10–40kHz

Sensitivity: 116dB SPL/V@1kHz

Impedance: 18 ohm

Bluetooth transmitted power: 0–4dbm

Bluetooth transmitted modulation: GFSK, π/4 DQPSK, 8DPSK

Bluetooth frequency: 2.402–2.480GHz

Bluetooth profiles: A2DP V1.2, AVRCP V1.4, HFP V1.6, HSP V1.2

Bluetooth version: V4.1

Battery type: Lithium-ion

Polymer rechargeable battery: 120mA/3.7V

Charging time: Around 2 hours

Music playtime with Bluetooth: 8 hours

Talk time with Bluetooth: 8 hours

Weight: 11.4g

Price: £799.99

Manufactured by: AKG

URL: akg.com

Tel: +44(0)1612 223325 

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