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AKG K 550
9.1 out of 10

AKG K 550

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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
18 August 2012
  • Summary: Comparison Review: ATH-A9X, ATH-A900X, AKG K550 Edition 2 I have decided to update this review, not only because I've spent some more time with both the K550 and the A900X, but because I found frequency response measurements for both of them on Golden Ears.
  • Pros: Linear, smooth bass with great extension. Manages to sound fairly neutral while still maintaining good musicality.
  • Cons: Multiple issues in treble region. Mids are thin and lack body or presence.
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
18 August 2012
  • Summary: When I purchased my AKG K550, I was in the market for a closed-back headphone that gave me the best open-back sound while containing the noise so I could use them in a dorm room. The AKG K550 does that and much more.
  • Pros: Balanced response, Versatile, Closed-back with an open sound, Build quality
  • Cons: Lack-luster with classical, ears touch drivers, take a while to break in, lose some personality with time
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
18 August 2012
  • Summary: This headphone has a great neutral sound but I can see many people finding the bass a bit too lean yet not light. This can be due to poor seal which as mentioned earlier is a bit tough to get for some. I personally did find the bass very good however there are times where I feel it’s a bit lacking.
  • Pros: Looks sturdy, bass is tight and midrange is lovely
  • Cons: Hard to get a good seal. A bit-lean sounding. Treble is a bit odd but still good
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
18 August 2012
  • Summary: Along with the summary below, I have posted a Youtube video review of the K550. If you like the video, check out my channel for more reviews :) Summary BUILD The AKG K550 has excellent build quality, with a great fit and finish and a solid, durable feel to the materials.
  • Pros: Comfortable, spacious open sound, great build quality
  • Cons: Very sensitive to seal, overall lean sound, somewhat raw treble, slightly heavy
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Overall 8
8.0

AKG K550

Trusted Reviews
25 February 2013
  • Summary: Portable headphones that sound absolutely gigantic.
  • Pros: Huge soundstage, Decent-looking
  • Cons: Non-removable cable, Cable too long for portable use, Slightly flat-sounding
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Overall 7
7.0

AKG K550 : portable, mais pas nomade

Ere Numérique
23 February 2012
  • Excerpt: Le casque AKG K550 aurait été conçu comme un casque audio de luxe pour usage nomade. Avec son poids dépassant les 300 g et ses oreillettes de 11 cm de diamètre, il semble qu'il ait erreur de casting. Heureusement pour AKG, le fait d'être soi-disant nomade n'est pas son seul argument.
  • Pros: Construction et design luxueux, Excellent confort, Restitution sonore très précise, Définition et spatialisation stéréo
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