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AKG K-550

AKG K-550
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RRP: €299
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item number 280640
sales unit 1 piece
available since June 2012
sales rank 12973
sales rank 12973 at thomann.de 95 in this category (Details)

AKG K 550 high-end reference headphones - dynamic, closed back, impedance 32 Ohms, efficiency 114dB, frequency range 12Hz-28kHz, max. input power 200mW, hard gold plated 3,5mm jack plug, 3m cable. Weight excluding cable: 305g,incl. srewable adapter 6,3mm

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38 customer ratings:

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4.6 out of 5 stars

Very nice headphones

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I've for some time felt the need for closed back headphones to isolate outside noise, but never liked the sound of closed back headphones, until I listened to these.
I think these sounds very open and airy with a huge soundstage. The sound is very balanced with good detail in the treble without getting harsh or analytical, but I can see why some people say they are a littel rolled of in the treble. The bass extends very low without taking over or getting out of control. And you can almost feel the extreme low notes vibrating your head.
The one drawback with these headphones is that they are very large. It's not certain that everyone will be able to get a good seal, which would make the isolation less effective. Also it could affect bass response. So it is recommended to actually test them before buying.
As for myself I'm very happy with them and for the price I payed here on Thomann they were a real steal.

Sound of silence

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The AKG K-550 is a very good sounding headset. I am mainly using it with my iPad listening to Spotify Premium. As a former Hifi-junkie I am very aware of sound quality and the AKG headset didnt disappoint me. The only drawback for me is that I sometimes can hear my heart beating because of the pressure against my ears. I dont know if its because of the pressure or if it is because the pads seal the air around my ears too much. Not a big problem, but after listening a while I have to take them off to avoid this.
The quality of the set seems good and sturdy. Pads are big, soft and cover the ears. The frame is made of some kind of thin, but broad metal. The 3m cable is handy if you are only using them inside, but can be too long for portable use. If you want a more portable set I think the AKG K-551 which is identical except for a shorter cable, is the thing for you :)

Great cans!

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Previously has a pair of K701's but traded them in for these. I will never look back. These are better in every way. Superb headphones, highly recommended.

Quality pair of Reference cans

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I searched around for a bit before finding these. The headphone market is a minefield and so I bit the bullet and went for these, safe in the knowledge they had What HIFI's seal of approval. I am very happy so far. Great overall feel, open sound and I like their look too.

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