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AKG K 550
9.1 out of 10

AKG K 550

Great Deal: $299.99

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Overall 9
9.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
18 August 2012
  • Summary: Introduction I got these headphones around the national holiday. These came out about 2 years after I had got my K701. I was first attracted by its classy design and colour. I thought I would never get another pair of AKG headphones since K701 has been my favorite all the time.
  • Pros: Open Stage, No Congestion at High Volumes, Quality Built, Reference Response Curve, Comfort
  • Cons: Artificial Treble (can be improved with burn in & DAC/amplifier), Earcups Maybe Too Large For Some
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Overall 9
9.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
18 August 2012
  • Summary: This a review, as well as bit of a comparison to the Focal Spirit One, as those are the last headphones I owned and I absolutely loved them.  Man, where to start with these; right off the bat let me tell you that I absolutely love them.
  • Pros: Sound, Overall quality, Comfort, Closed-back but they don't sound like it, Bang for the buck
  • Cons: Non-removable cable, Cable is very long (3m), Can be hard to drive from small devices, not recommended for small heads because of sealing issues
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Overall 10
10

Expert Review

head-fi.org
18 August 2012
  • Summary: I've constantly said I wanted to try these. I've seen the price tag stay at $200, and it's appropriate. It's big, but has elements. It's sound is stand out, Class A, $200 Sound.   The AKG K550 I've been wanting to try these since I seen the price tag, after searching for an upgrade, looking at the...
  • Pros: Sound, Fit, Style
  • Cons: Ears Can Get Sore
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Overall 9
9.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
18 August 2012
  • Summary: Been a while since I bought some new headphones. The HD800's put an end to that for the last couple of years... But I wanted some closed back for certain times and so snapped these up.    The balance of these is very good indeed, as is the tone. The AKG sound in a closed back pretty much.
  • Pros: Comfort, Isolation, Balance, Detail
  • Cons: Nothing at this price.
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Overall 9
9.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
18 August 2012
  • Summary: Excelllent headphones, coming after ss 9h headset, senn's 429 558 598 and i love these most, i differentiate details better in vocals now, i can say if vocalist is blowing into microphone while singing, there are more details in vocals which i cannot explain in english,  coz i'm not good at this...
  • Pros: Non-overwhelming bass, detailed vocals, great soundstage
  • Cons: Can't find yet
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Overall 10
10

Expert Review

head-fi.org
18 August 2012
  • Summary: I have been using AKG K550 for past few weeks and enjoying them pretty well. This is my first foray into mid fi and I think its a solid contender for getting into mid fi sound especially as it has very low barrier for entry (whole setup).
  • Pros: imaging, clean sound
  • Cons: no carrying case included
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Overall 9
9.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
18 August 2012
  • Summary: Introduction I got these headphones around Christmas time in 2012. I loved the design at first sight, I find it understated and classy where others find it hulking and ugly, it's all a matter of opinion.
  • Pros: Great detail especially in the treble, Well defined bass, Outstanding soundstage, Extremely comfortable, Built like a tank
  • Cons: Treble can be harsh at louder listening, Not enough bass for bassheads (Not a con for many)
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Overall 9
9.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
18 August 2012
  • Summary: AKG K550 [Price $160 Used]   Test Process   Source Win 7[Foobar2000 WASAPI] -> oDac -> MonoPrice Premium Coaxial Cables -> Matrix M Stage [0  [w1000x Akg K550/+18 db Gain Lme 49990 OpAmp]   Will be compared again'st my w1000x and my Beyer Dt 990, since I intend to use this headphone as a portable,...
  • Pros: Neutral Sound, Tight Bass, Full Bodied Mids, Isolation, Comfort
  • Cons: Lacking Mid Weight, Poor Treble Attack, Too Little Bass for Some
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Overall 10
10

AKG K550

What Hi-Fi?
29 February 2012
  • Conclusion: Best home over-ears £150+, Awards 2014. Rousingly musical headphones with no obvious deficiencies
  • Pros: Beefy build, Comfortable, Spacious, detailed and natural sound
  • Cons: Pretty big, Sound much better than they look
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