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alaTest has collected and analyzed 115 reviews of AKG K 550 MK II. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Reviews about the durability and bass quality are overall positive. The price and comfort also get good comments. Many are critical about the size and portability.

sound, comfort, price, bass quality, durability

portability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the AKG K 550 MK II is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: Xebedy (

Excellent in every respect


Bought the AKG550 mkII a few weeks ago, was apprehensive of the sound going from a UE6000 set, but was blown away by the clarity and Soundstage. On top of that the service in Cardiff was first class.

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: Appledoreblue (

Detailed and engaging


After my old Sennheiser headphones finally fell apart I thought I'd try some of these newfangled noise canceling types. I baulked at Bose prices for something I'd only use occasionally, so picked up some budget Kitsound jobs. They're great for air...

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: Bagels (

Bright and clear


The headphones themselves are massive due to the huge 50mm drivers, despite this they aren't all that heavy! I found them light enough to be comfortable after extended listening sessions and the cups are so wide and the foam just firm/soft enough it...

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: bass_bins (

Great sound, but uncomfortable


These headphones sound really good. But having used them for a few hours, my ear cartilage is sore. The ear cups are really soft but if they compress by about 1cm my ear extremities come into contact with a rigid driver cover (The components with the L...

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: Nooj (

AKG Over Ear Closed Back Headphones


Bought these as a present for the wife. They are absolutely brilliant

Sep, 2017

Consumer review by: Dale55 (

Excellent Build Quality


Despite their size, these headphones are extremely comfortable and lightweight and have excellent Build Quality and the sound once run in is also brilliant for the price. Very happy with my purchase.

Sep, 2017

Consumer review by: Disappointed69 (

My head is not big enough


I read the reviews before buying these so I was excited to buy them. Unfortunately it's impossible to get any decent sound unless I use my hands to push them onto my ears. I'm afraid my head is not big enough. It's not a particularly small head but the...

Sep, 2017

Consumer review by: paulofsounds (

sounds great


When I decided it was time I bought a decent yet affordable pair of 'phones, I was bewildered by the choice. But not only was this product recommended by What HiFi, it was also identified as a good product by my local RicherSounds outlet. It is...

Aug, 2017

Consumer review by: Thirst (

Great service by RS


Headphones block any outside sound and warm you up during winter. Long cable is good in some cases and bad in others. Very comfortable and fit nicely.

Aug, 2017

Consumer review by: Digginjim (

Superb product, great service


Bought these headphones in store. Great service as ever - tried before I bought. Very happy, thanks!

Jul, 2017

Product Specifications


Color of product:Black, Metallic




Acoustic system:Closed
Driver type:Dynamic
Driver unit:1.97
Ear coupling:Circumaural
Headphone frequency:12 - 28000
Headphone sensitivity:114
Maximum input power:200
Noise reduction:Y
Wearing style:Head-band

Packaging Data

Audio adapters included:3.5 mm, 6.3 mm

Ports & interfaces

1/4" connector:Y
1/8" connector:Y
2/32" connector:N
Cable Length:118.1
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Connector contacts plating:Gold
USB connectivity:N

Weight & Dimensions