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Akg-k551.34000384
9.2 out of 10

AKG K 551

Great Deal: $249.99

Reviews and Problems with AKG K 551

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Overall 10
10

User Review

Chiek, head-fi.org
7 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.   The head phones do justice to Noah and the Whale's music for their complex string orchestra and rock music mix.   Great jogging companion.
  • 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 10
10

User Review

shepscape, head-fi.org
7 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. I also wanted an all round set of phones that I could use in the house or when out and about, which ruled out open back.
  • Pros: Dynamic range, spacious soundstage, clarity
  • Cons: short and flimsy cord, portability
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

SonyMDRer, head-fi.org
7 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. With that said, it is amazing how 'airy' these headphones feel. They offer tight bass with punch which is quite unique to its class.
  • 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 7
7.0

User Review

partyHat24, head-fi.org
7 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. Although, when I sampled dub step on them (not really a fan of the genre) I could get the bass poppin' by changing the EQ.
  • 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 10
10

a really decent product

seth ferguson, Amazon
4 days ago
  • Summary: the quality of these headphones cannot be underestimated. for the discount offered at the time of purchase i really don't think i could have got a better set of phones. the issue some may have is the lack of bass, but this is because these phones are designed to give even response across the frequency range. personally i don't like oodles of bass, so these are the right set for me. for others, who listen to bass heavy tunes, they might not be the right set.
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Overall 10
10

Fantastic. Exactly what was described and was exactly what ...

CLASSICTVFAN, Amazon
2 weeks ago
  • Summary: Fantastic. Exactly what was described and was exactly what was wanted.
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Overall 10
10

AKG K551

David C., Amazon
15 May 2014
  • Summary: Love them ,i find them perfect ,sound is great especially when i give them an extra boost with my Fiio E7K ,great for planes and buses , 10 out of 10
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Overall 8
8.0

Very nice... does the job and more.

Derek Wise, Amazon
9 April 2014
  • Summary: Perfect for the office... no one can hear the noises in my head (the voices are there and they never stop!!) The only negative is the base is pretty low on these and I need to use an EQ to get the sound I really like out of them and an amp would probably be better.
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Overall 2
2.0

Awful ! Just awful !

Jp Smith "The Real JPS", Amazon
15 February 2014
  • Summary: Poor sound quality , big, cumbersome and ill fitting , of all the many headphones I have bought over the years these are the worst by an awful long way , even AKG,s little K451's put these to shame , don't waste your money !!!
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Overall 2
2.0

DO NOT BUY THESE HEADPHONES !!!!

dannenhaus, Amazon
13 February 2014
  • Summary: These Headphones do not even have a small bit of bass. Just don't buy them, you can get way better headphones for less money.
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