AKG K550 - High Performance Closed Back Reference Headphones - £99.90 @ Home AV Direct
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AKG K550 - High Performance Closed Back Reference Headphones - £99.90 @ Home AV Direct

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Found 23rd Jun 2014
High -performance headphones for use at home and on the go

Closed-back design with open sound
50mm driver for outstanding sound from any source
Real Image Engineering for accurate sensation of width, distance and depth
Lightweight, comfortable fit for hours of continuous listening
Outstanding passive noise reduction
Very low sound leakage levels
2D-Axis fold -flat mechanism for easy storage and transportation
3.5 to 6.3MM adapter (screw-on)

Key Specifications:

System: Dynamic
Design: Closed-back headphones
Colour: Matte black with black metal accents
Frequency range: 12Hz to 28kHz
Sensitivity: 114dB SPL/V
Input impedance: 32 ohms
Maximum input power: 200mW
Net weight (without cable): 305g
Cable: 99.99% oxygen-free cable, 3m
Main connection: Hard gold-plated 3.5/6.3mm jack

13 Comments

Original Poster

Available for £104.80 directly from Amazon with plenty of reviews
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how do these compare to the M50's?
I hear there's not much between them and that getting a good fit around the head with these is crucial.

Original Poster

Shootout :112 Portable Headphones reviewed on Head-Fi.org
Summary table is near the bottom
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Audio-Technica ATH-50 scored 4th only beaten by headphones with twice the rrp, scoring highly for comfort.
Sadly AKG K550 not reviewed here though reviews elsewhere are great.
Edited by: "gg1pl" 23rd Jun 2014

gg1pl

Shootout :112 Portable Headphones reviewed on Head-Fi.orgSummary table is … Shootout :112 Portable Headphones reviewed on Head-Fi.orgSummary table is near the bottomYour text hereAudio-Technica ATH-50 scored 4th only beaten by headphones with twice the rrp, scoring highly for comfort. Sadly AKG K550 not reviewed though here though reviews elsewhere are great.



cheers I have seen the list before, really dig head-fi. love my M50's I must say

I have a pair, they're great. Better than some more expensive shures and ferrari branded headphones I've had. They're not great for using about and about though as you get a bit of cable noise and you'll share what you're listening rather too well.

I'm interested in the K845BT which this shop have for £139. Anyone tried them?

Spend half as much and get some Aurvana's, best bang for buck cans you get your mitts on.

Do you have a link?

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powerbrick

Spend half as much and get some Aurvana's, best bang for buck cans you … Spend half as much and get some Aurvana's, best bang for buck cans you get your mitts on.



I had the Creative Aurvana Lives. Very good headphones that I got for sub £50 years ago.

Replaced with Sony ZX700 as the Aurvanas weren't available at a good price then.

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gg1pl

Audio-Technica ATH-50 scored 4th only beaten by headphones with twice the … Audio-Technica ATH-50 scored 4th only beaten by headphones with twice the rrp, scoring highly for comfort.

Scoring highly for comfort?!!! Wow, really?! Sound wise these two are nothing alike btw. unless you detest bass don't touch the K550, people will tell you otherwise, but they're wrong.

I have a pair of these headphones. They are absolutely brilliant. Very comfy, great sound quality and a well made cable. I wouldn't use them on the go though as the cable is rather long. Great for home use though and a great price here!

I have these and they are the best things I have had on my ears. Excellent reproduction of true sound from drivers unrivalled in the headphone world

quadpatch

Scoring highly for comfort?!!! Wow, really?! Sound wise these two are … Scoring highly for comfort?!!! Wow, really?! Sound wise these two are nothing alike btw. unless you detest bass don't touch the K550, people will tell you otherwise, but they're wrong.



If you want ridiculous excessive bass, you can always buy some Beats by Dre I suppose
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