AKG Introduces New High Resolution N-Series with Marquee N5005 Headphones

January 18 2018, 03:00
One of the highlights, among the many Harman announcements at CES 2018, is undoubtedly the new AKG N5005 headphones, a high-end, in-ear model, engineered according to Harman's own research on listeners' target curve preferences by Sean Olive, Todd Welti, and Omid Khonsari. The new AKG N5005 combine one dynamic and four balanced armature drivers with four exchangeable sound filters to enable customized sound, letting music enthusiasts fine-tune their listening atmosphere.

Building on AKG’s decades of breakthroughs in audio technology, the AKG N5005 is a perfect combination of stunning design and natural, undistorted sound that "will immerse listeners in every detail of every track," according to Harman. Based on the ongoing research led by Harman's expert team on loudspeaker and headphone preferences, which found that a targeted sound curve and frequency response is linked directly to optimal sound quality and listener preference, the new AKG N5005 was engineered targeting the demands of the most discerning listeners.

The new top of the range in-ears deliver clear audio and a warm bass response thanks to the hybrid design that combines one 9.2 mm dynamic and four balanced armature drivers. This creates "a perfectly balanced 5-way in-ear headphone with ultra-low distortion, accurate mids and crystal-clear highs. Audiophiles have the option to increase bass, linear sound and boost a song’s highs according to their personal preference," as Harman states.

Certified for Hi-Res Audio by the Japan Audio Society, the audio experience of the N5005 is enhanced with AKG-patented sound filters technology. The Hi-Res Audio Support means the user can enjoy the subtlest nuances of studio-quality sound in higher-than-CD quality resolution.

"The AKG N5005 embodies AKG’s legendary studio sound and stunning design for today’s sophisticated listeners and audiophiles,” says Jessica Garvey, Vice President, Headphones and Wearables, Lifestyle Audio Division at Harman. “Excellence is in the details with this headphone, as it’s able to reproduce the same audio quality artists and sound engineers achieve in the recording studio, while conveniently connecting users to the music source of their choice.”

Additionally, each headphone is elegantly crafted in a scratch resistant, high gloss black ceramic and individually awarded a unique serial number, displayed through its sophisticated packaging and the premium carrying case. Should music lovers prefer a wire-free experience, an interchangeable Bluetooth dongle is also included. The dongle is outfitted with a 3-button remote and microphone for phone calls and provides 8 hours of battery life for wireless use.

The package also includes the four exchangeable Sound Filters (Bass Boost, Reference Sound, Semi-High Boost, High Boost), two sets of high-quality detachable twist cables, four sets of ear tips and three sets of SpinFit ear tips, carrying case, cleaning tools and flight adaptor.

The AKG N5005 will be available in Spring 2018 for $999.95 on AKG.com and at select retailers.
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