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AKG K 551
8.4 out of 10

AKG K 551

Great Deal: $329.95

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Overall 10
10

Expert Review

head-fi.org
14 May 2013
  • 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
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Overall 7
7.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
14 May 2013
  • 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.
  • Pros: Extremely clear, amazing bass, dynamic range, nice earmuffs, seems easy to drive
  • Cons: Non-detachable cable, huge, cable could use an extra 6"-12"
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
14 May 2013
  • 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. First of all, these are closed back headphones with a good amount of isolation.
  • 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
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Overall 10
10

Expert Review

head-fi.org
14 May 2013
  • 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.
  • Pros: Dynamic range, spacious soundstage, clarity
  • Cons: short and flimsy cord, portability
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Overall 10
10

Expert Review

head-fi.org
14 May 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

AKG K551 Reference-Class Over-Ear Headphones…

iLounge
18 March 2013
  • Excerpt: A half-decade of active, high-profile in-ear earphone innovation began to stall out two years ago with the ascendance of Monster's Beats by Dre headphones, which were heavily marketed to consumers as large, highly visible fashion statements rather than on compact size or sonic quality.…
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Harman’s AKG Reference K551 Over-Ear Review

Chip Chick
18 March 2013
  • 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.
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AKG K551 Over-the-Ear Headphone Review

Gear Diary
1 February 2013
  • 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
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Overall 10
10

AKG K551

What Hi-Fi?
23 January 2013
  • Conclusion: Smashing all-rounders that really sing
  • Pros: Spacious sound, Well balanced, Very detailed
  • Cons: Big and not foldable, Not exactly portable
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Overall 10
10

AKG K 551

Audio
5 February 2013
  • Excerpt: Der Tragekomfort des K 551 von AKG überzeugt. Ob der HiFi-Kopfhörer klanglich mithalten kann, zeigt der Test.
  • Pros: klarer, offener, tief ausleuchtender Klang, schöne Verarbeitung, toller Tragekomfort
  • Cons: Kabel könnte länger sein
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