Summary: These are my first impressions and not a full review as such. '. The headphones look very sexy and the build feels quality. Moving parts are stiff and feel robust. Although, the headband feels flimsy compared to the rest of the phones. All in all satisfying enough. The cable with the smartphone controls is embedded in the plastic packaging. I'm trying not to tear the crap out of the packaging in-case I need to return them.
Pros: Musical, versatile and satisfying bass, excellent separation, responds well to most genres.
Cons: Can sound a bit bright and harsh at times, shaky seal, problematic with glasses, needs a little juice.
Summary: Background: While at college, I needed a high quality closed back set to drown out all of the ambient noise in college dorms. I have been using Sennheiser's exclusively for the past three years but the Momentum's did not interest me. I like a more industrial look for headphones and I wanted to progress into a more neutral signature to lift that Sennheiser veil. I was down to the Nad HP50's and the K545's and decided on the K545's (I thought the HP50's were ugly).
Pros: Expansive Soundstage for closed backs, rich warm sound, accurate sound signature, detachable cables!
Excerpt: The AKG K545's can be bought on Amazon UK, and other resellers worldwide. The review will be conducted at the £230 price tag, even though they can be bought at around £200 from certain places.
Summary: AKG K545 K550’s little brother isn’t so little!
First off I want to give a huge thanks to RazerDog Audio! I inquired about buying the K545 and they were kind enough to contact AKG about my interest in reviewing this headphone, they are a class act and great example of Online retailing done RIGHT! I also want to thank AKG for giving me this opportunity to review their FLAGSHIP Portable! (It’s a flagship portable in my mind anyway).
Pros: excellent full bass response with comfortable yet portable size plus almost all of the K550's sound!
Cons: The cables are a bit short and the thinner pads are a bit less isolating.