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AKG K 550

alaTest has collected and analyzed 956 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. Opinions about the usability and design are on the whole positive. The durability and comfort also get good opinions, but there are some mixed opinions about the portability.

sound, comfort, durability, design, usability

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 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for AKG K 550

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 user reviews of AKG K 550 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the price and bass quality. The comfort and usability are also mentioned favorably, but there are some less positive reviews about the mids quality and size. Reviews are divided on the portability.

sound, usability, comfort, bass quality, price

size, mids quality

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for AKG K 550

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 229 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. Opinions about the design and durability are generally positive. The portability and comfort are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed comments about the reliability.

sound, comfort, portability, durability, design

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

Nov, 2019

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 : Brent Butterworth (soundandvision.com)

Review: AKG K550 Headphones

 

But there are other trade-offs with open-back phones. Usually the bass is relatively tame. Also, there's almost no isolation from outside sound — any sound around you will come right through the drivers to your ears. And the sound from the headphones...

Jul, 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.

Expert review by : Jez Ford (avhub.com.au)

AKG K550 headphones REVIEW

 

A great idea, successfully delivered - a closed design that sounds open!

Consumer review (head-fi.org)

I've never heard music like I did with this headphone?

 

INTRODUCTION few months back my friend tried these headphones. Few days ago she wanted to buy it from me. And I quote her to start this review off "I've never heard music like I did with this headphone" Hello ladies and gentlemen. I am a hobbyist that...

great sound stage. reasonable tasteful bass. Great MIDDD range

Pads wear out and they do not sell replacements. it can be too big and fall off.

Mar, 2017

Consumer review (head-fi.org)

[$200 & Under]Best Beginner $200 Headphones

 

I've constantly said I wanted to try these. I've seen the price tag stay at $200, and it's appropriate. It's big, but has elements. It's sound is stand out, Class A, $200 Sound. The AKG K550 I've been wanting to try these since I seen the price tag,...

Sound, Fit, Style

Ears Can Get Sore

Apr, 2015

Consumer review (head-fi.org)

Superb closed back option

 

Been a while since I bought some new headphones. The HD800's put an end to that for the last couple of years... But I wanted some closed back for certain times and so snapped these up. The balance of these is very good indeed, as is the tone. The AKG...

Comfort, Isolation, Balance, Detail

Nothing at this price.

Mar, 2015

Consumer review (head-fi.org)

Big sound....as the size suggests

 

Well, the infamous K550 was there. Big, comfort at an incredible price. I had to wait for one week before I got mine so I put it on. Absolutely better than K701 I had a while ago. However, the overall quality is killed by zero presence of the bass....

Clear high band, acceptable mid tone

Absolute lack of bass

Dec, 2014

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