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AKG K551

alaTest has collected and analyzed 97 reviews of AKG K551. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the usability and price. The size and design also get good views. There are some mixed comments about the durability, and some have doubts about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the AKG K551 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for AKG K551

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 user reviews of AKG K551 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the size and price. The bass quality and usability are also appreciated.

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72% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: AKG K551 Reference-Class Over-Ear Headphones with In-Line Remote and Mic - WhiteAKG Reference-Class Over-Ear Headphones with In-Line Microphone - Black/Silver

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AKG K551 Review

 

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...

Surprisingly open and airy for closed back cans, Great clarity, Eye catching design

Big and chunky - not really portable, Folds flat, but not further

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Harman’s AKG Reference K551 Over-Ear Review

 

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...

Great design, Good seal, Comfortable, Light, ControlTalk + Mic, Phenomenal sound stage and audio quality, Durable, Clear right and left ear cup indicators

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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Reviews: AKG K551 Reference-Class Over-Ear Headphones With In-Line Microphone

 

Normally, the arrival of a pair of high-end headphones would be cause for some excitement around our offices—it’s always interesting to see what an audio company can do when it’s less constrained by price considerations and able to...

If there’s any modestly bright spot in K551, it’s the three-button remote, which is the only part that works as expected. It’s basically identical to the latest Apple remotes in functionality, button, and microphone performance, with the mic hole...

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AKG K551

 

Smashing all-rounders that really sing

Spacious sound ; Well balanced ; Very detailed

Big and not foldable ; Not exactly portable

Product Specifications

Configuration

Active Noise Cancellation: No
DECT: No
Display: No
Dolby PL / AC3: No
Earclip: No
Integrated Amplifier: No
LCD Display: No
Mute Control: No
Neckband: No
SCREEM: No
Sound System:STEREO
Speakers:STEREO
Volume Control: Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth: No
Connection:3.5 mm Plug
USB: No

General Features

Compatibility:Not Applicable
Ear Canal Headphone:Not Applicable
Form factor:Headband Headset
Product Type:Headband Headset / Headphones
Signal Connection:Wired
Type:Headphones
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