Excerpt: For closed back headphones the AKG K551 is surprisingly open and airy. The precision and clarity on the K551 is through the roof. The AKG K551 sticks to its reference monitoring legacy to the tee. However, if you want your 20 to 150 KHz space bumped up, these are not the cans for you.
Summary: Built for outdoor use like jogging and walking because of the shortness of the cable and the remote volume control. I enjoyed listening to classical music, folk, rock music with it. Sounds were rich and well balanced, highly differentiated but with no overpowering bass.
Pros: Audio quality, comfort, short cable for outdoors, sound control on cable, powerful enough for iphone and ipods, no excessive bass
Cons: If you don't like the Princess Leia look also not suitable for cycling because of safety helmets issue
Summary: I'm a newbie to hi-fi headphones, but I'll do what I can.
The bass is fantastic, and I point this out because so many people complain about the lack of bass. It isn't this thumping and muddy sound, but very clear with an entire range to it. For bass-heads this might not be what you want.
Summary: Personally, this is my favorite headphone.
I gave this headphone a conservative 4/5 because I simply have not had the chance to try all the headphones in the world, so I'm sure there are some headphones that can hit 5/5.
Pros: Very spacious, tight bass with punch, sparkle treble region, easy to drive
Cons: Some people might not like the treble region, the cable seems flimsy
Summary: So, like all of us on this forum, I love music... couldn't live without it. Whilst I own some decent-ish headphones (Bose QC20i, Bose QC15, Sennheiser Momentums) I wanted something with a bit more musicality. The Momentums I never really liked.
Summary: Hello Head-Fi
It's been a while since I've participated here since I more or less found my end game and now I only have the urge to change my music player.
Today I'll be writing about the AKG K551 headphones.
In simple terms, these are superb headphones for all around use.
Pros: Great soundstage, good balance, accuracy and sounds natural
Cons: Sub bass is a bit lacking to my ears. Headband has a bit of discomfort.
Summary: I’m proud to announce I now have a new go-to pair of headphones (for this week anyway…). For someone who doesn’t mind big headphones, I feel these AKG K551s are just about as good as headphones get. With their lightweight and thin profile, they don’t feel nearly so big.
Pros: Great design, Good seal, Comfortable, Light, ControlTalk + Mic, Phenomenal sound stage and audio quality, Durable, Clear right and left ear cup indicators.
Cons: Cable is not removable, break in period, and headphone plug will be incompatible with most iOS cases. Expensive. No travel case. Low on bass and size of ear cups may not be suitable for all.
Excerpt: Last summer I had the opportunity to review a pair of over-the-ear Bluetooth headphones from Harman Kardon. ( Read the review .) I came away incredibly impressed by the sound, the build quality and the comfort. Judie read my review and was also impressed.
Pros: Big, well-built and comfortable; Sound great; Inline control is easy to find by feel and works well; Comfortable enough not to cause ear or head fatigue
Cons: AKG does not include a travel bag or case; Cord is permanently attached; Headphones do not fold up for travel