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AKG K550 Closed-Back Reference Class Headphones
- Highly accurate AKG sound
- Closed-back design for a fully personal listening experience
- 50mm driver size for high output and detailed low frequencies
- Lightweight and comfortable for hours of continuous listening
- 2D-axis folding flat mechanism for easy storage and transportation
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|Item Dimensions||9.45 x 5.51 x 9.84 in||8.8 x 9.2 x 4.5 in||8.66 x 3.15 x 9.84 in||4 x 11.25 x 9 in||4.3 x 8.6 x 6.5 in||4 x 7 x 8.5 in|
|Item Weight||0.67 lb||—||0.62 lb||0.65 lb||—||0.5 lb|
|Additional Features||foldable, lightweight||foldable||foldable, universal-phone-control||foldable||3.0 m (9.8 ft.) straight cable (single-sided), Closed diffuse-field studio headphone, for recording applications within the studio, DT 770 PRO closed dynamic headphone, Frequency response: 5 - 35.000 Hz||Noise-Cancelling-Feature|
The K 550s deliver excellent sound quality, with a 50mm driver, the largest AKG offers in its headphone line. Thanks to their closed-back design, true AKG sound can be enjoyed without disturbing others. The K 550s' large ear cups and newly designed headband offer an amazingly comfortable fit. 2D-axis folding mechanism for easy storage at home. A reference class headphone at an attractive price.
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Honestly, if you're looking for a headphone that gives you thumpy bass and sweetened sound, then you might want to go with the Audio-Technica ATH-M50x or the Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro. However, if you're looking for a mobile headphone that can provide you honest, unsweetened audio reproduction with a lot of style and sound isolation, then the K550 is the perfect choice.
A small issue is the 3 meter cord when you want to use them on the move etc.
The awesome sound stage and detailed sound makes me forgive the lack of bass. I would highly recommend them to anyone who's looking for a detailed sound with a large sound stage. I couldn't live without them.
Closed style for private listening
Accurate enough for sound editing
Great build quality
Cons: cord is lengthy and not replaceable
Ear cups are huge and not for people with small heads
So I have waited about four months or so before publishing this review to give this product the best chance of survival, and it thrived instead. Easily, for $300 it is probably the best sealed headphone in its price range. I got irritated at how incredibly uncomfortable the beats pros were and frankly I am embarrassed I ever bought them. I am not against beats, but honestly the only product I like is the original beats box, which I believe is a fair system if you can find it around 250. However I do know sound quality, I do some modest studio work and video production, I've been in the presence of $5000 Gen-elec monitors, awesome privilege. Anyway, the k550 is a modestly flat frequency response which means you'll hear songs the way they should sound if your sound source is good enough quality. Even though you can drive these off an iPod for instance, every idevice I've plugged these into made them sound very harsh with no bass and shrill treble, if you don't have a portable amp, you will want to get one if you buy these. I use the digizoid zo2 and I love it, I would still like to feed these more power however, because I feel as though some frequencies are lower than should be with the combo.
Sound staging is some of the most realistic I've heard out of a headphone in this price range, sometimes it even fools me into looking behind me, honestly. Bass is deep when amplified yet not overwhelming, great for dubstep. Also the speed of these drivers is quite quick, could be better, but for $300 you get what you for. Vocals are smooth and buttery but on my setup lack some sparkle but not by much. Since instrument separation is pretty good, I don't mind that the vocals aren't perfect. I am very nit picky to say the least but all in all I love this headphone and would recommend it to anyone that is looking for sound quality at a semi affordable price. Again, don't buy this headphone and expect the world of it. Let it burn in and buy yourself the proper amplification and you'll love this headphone. Good job AKG!
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