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!
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.
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.
Summary: I don't do geek speak or all that tecky jive but I will say, these are awesome. I got them 3 days ago and haven't heard the wife nag since. I've seen her lips move and her finger wagging but I'm wrapped in perfect sound with a smile on my face. Stick on Born Slippy (live version from Everything Everything) and turn it up full.
Summary: Pros: Neutral/flat response, soundstage, design and looks, lightweight, removable wire Cons: Highs are rolled off, benefits from an amp Packaging & Accessories: 6/10 Build Quality: 10/10 Design & Look: 10/10 Isolation: 7/10 Comfort: 9/10 Audio Quality: 9.5/10 Value: 8/10 My final Rating: 10/10 Review Price: £230 The AKG K545′s also come in four different finishes: -White -Black -Black with Turquoise -Black with Orange Packaging, accessories, box content, overall first...
Can't fault the sound, however they look bulky when wearing.
7 May 2014
Summary: They sound fantastic, however when I put these on my head for the first time I knew they weren't for me. The sides were way too emphasised, making my head look very square and clumpy, which was a huge shame considering the sound is so good. I returned these headphones and ordered the Sony MDR-1r which are much more aesthetic and discreet when wearing while also offering sound quality on par with with the akg headphones (bass is a little more prominent with the sony's).