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AKG K550

AKG K550
alaScore 90

606 reviews

Jul, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 606 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the design and usability. The bass quality and comfort are also appreciated, but reviews are divided on the reliability.

sound, comfort, bass quality, usability, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the AKG K550 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 606 reviews)

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for AKG K550

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 228 user reviews of AKG K550 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.co.uk.

sound, bass quality, usability, comfort, value for money

94% 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 Closed-Back Reference Class Headphones - BlackAKG K550 Closed-Back Reference Class Headphones--Black

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Amazon.com review summary for AKG K550

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 131 user reviews of AKG K550 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.

sound, bass quality, comfort, design, usability

89% 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 Acoustics K550 Closed-Back Reference HeadphonesAKG K550 Closed-Back Reference Class Headphones (Black)

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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...

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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.

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AKG K550

 

Portable headphones that sound absolutely gigantic.

Huge soundstage ; Decent-looking

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

The claim that the AKG K550 are closed headphones that sound like open ones is right on the money. If wonderfully open and wide sound is among your top priorities, you won’t find a better closed pair at the price for the job. We just wish they were...

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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!

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K550 Headphones

 

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

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GREAT!

 

great, comfortable after long hours of editing, crisp clear detail & well balance sound.

Comfortable","Great Sound","Stylish

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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...

Great sound and portable

Price

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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.This product has... Perfect fitAbout me... music lover

Relaxed sound - not harsh

Weight. Not for mobile listening

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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...

Open back sounding on a closed design, earcups fit your ears perfectly

Cord length (the box comes with 6 twist ties so that should solve it)

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very neutral headphones. slightly lacking in bass.

 

Very great headphones, however if you listen to bass music I'd stay away.This product has... Perfect fit

extremely clear, great mids and highs

not so great on lower frequencies

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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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