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AKG K 550

AKG K 550
alaScore 85

1112 reviews

Feb, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1112 reviews of AKG K 550. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the durability and design. The bass quality and comfort also get good opinions, whereas views are divided on the portability.

sound, comfort, bass quality, design, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the AKG K 550 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for AKG K 550

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 438 user reviews of AKG K 550 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the price and bass quality. The portability and comfort also get good reviews.

sound, comfort, portability, bass quality, price

95% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: AKG K550 High-Performance Closed-Back Reference Class Headphones - BlackAKG K550 High-Performance Closed-Back Reference Class Headphones - BlackHeadphone carry case for AKG K550 K551 K540 K240 K240S K242 K601 K701 K702 Q701 K121S K142HD K272HD K242MK k271mk2 K501 Sony MDR-CD780 CD1000 CD1700 M

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for AKG K 550

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 230 user reviews of AKG K 550 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.com. Comments about the bass quality and design are on the whole positive. The durability and comfort are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed comments about the reliability and portability.

sound, comfort, durability, design, bass quality

90% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: AKG K550 Closed-Back Reference Class HeadphonesAKG K550 Closed-Back Reference Class HeadphonesAKG Acoustics K550 Closed-Back Reference Headphones

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Vic (technoodling.net)

AKG K550 Headphone Review

 

Expensive leather shoes.”

Any headphone that brands itself as “Reference Class” better be damn good. This one is ; Build quality is very good. Smells like fine leather, if you like that sorta thing ; Great seal and isolation

There are cheaper (though not necessarily better) headphones out there ; Smells like shoes, if you’re not into that kinda thing. I assume the smell disappears after a while ; Not very portable. No mic, if you needed one. A little short on accessories...

I get to play with a lot of neat stuff as a Technoodling reviewer. The K550 earns a spot on the list of review items that I wish I didn’t have to send back. It’s well built, it’s classy, it’s good looking, and most importantly it sounds great. Yes...

Aug, 2012

Expert review by: Mike (headfonia.com)

AKG’s New Reference: The K550

 

To be honest I was never a big fan of AKG headphones. The K240 "Sextett", the K340 Hybrid Electrostatic, to the legendary K1000. Before the K550, the K701/K702/Q701...

Mike. I interest to read classical music review with any audio gear from you.

May, 2012

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

AKG K550

 

Portable headphones that sound absolutely gigantic.

Huge soundstage, Decent-looking

Non-removable cable, Cable too long for portable use, Slightly flat-sounding

Feb, 2013

Expert review by: (whathifi.com)

AKG K550

 

Rousingly musical headphones with no obvious deficiencies

Beefy build; comfortable; spacious, detailed and natural sound

Pretty big; sound more like ?250-worth than they look

Reddot design award winner 2010!

Expert review by: reddot (red-dot.de(UK))

K550 Headphones

 

A clear design and the utilisation of geometric forms lend these headphones a unique and unmistakable appearance.

Consumer review by: Nukum06 (bestbuy.com)

Unleash your inner audiophile on a budget

 

First, let me start by saying that I have owned a number of different headsets for a number of years, and these have been by far my favorite in the price range. These cans outed a pair of Sennheisers that I had on to for a number of years. There a...

May, 2015

Consumer review by: QBoQBo (head-fi.org)

PROBABLY ONE OF THE BEST SOUNDING CLOSED HEADPHONES < $300

 

Introduction I got these headphones around the national holiday. These came out about 2 years after I had got my K701. I was first attracted by its classy design and colour. I thought I would never get another pair of AKG headphones since K701 has been...

Open Stage, No Congestion at High Volumes, Quality Built, Reference Response Curve, Comfort

Artificial Treble (can be improved with burn in & DAC/amplifier), Earcups Maybe Too Large For Some

Sep, 2014

Consumer review by: Adayinparis (bestbuy.com)

Great headphones

 

I thought these headphones had great sound and they folded up easily. I compared them with a different pair more than half the price and actually loved the sound so I exchanged them. It really depends on your needs and I only needed them for mixing...

Apr, 2014

Consumer review by: BlueTrain (bestbuy.com)

No listerner fatque with these.

 

If you just like sitting down and listening - you will love these. They aren't the most detail, but they wont wear you out either. The over the ear design is comfortable. Great for Jazz and Classical.

Jul, 2013

Consumer review by: Qwertacious (bestbuy.com)

Did the research, it paid off.

 

I am in love with these headphones, the style on them are just absolutely gorgeous. I haven't even owned these headphones for more than a few hours and I can't get enough of them. The sound quality is perfect, I am hearing things in songs I've listened...

Jul, 2013

Product Specifications

Configuration

Active Noise Cancellation: No
Dolby PL / AC3: No
Earclip: No
Neckband: No
Noise Cancellation: No

General Features

Ear Canal Headphone:Not Applicable
Indoor/Outdoor :Outdoor
Product Type:Headphones
Signal Connection:Wired
Type:Traditional Headphone
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