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
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
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...
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.
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
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).
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)
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