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Akg K550 Closed-back Reference Class Headphones by Review Summary ,  Jul 25, 2015

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Akg K550 Closed-back Reference Class Headphones
Report Date: 12/31/2015
Based on 95 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.3
Returned or considering to return: 3.2%

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Individual Feature Rating
Price4.6   average
Comfortable4.5   average
Fit4.4   average
Listening4.4   average
Quality4.3   average
Sound4.1   average
Music3.4   below average


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Comfortable

Comfortable:
"They're not only physically comfortable, but the sound is not harsh, just very clear."
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"NAD VISO HP-50:Excellent sound, portability AND comfort, but the right side DID FAIL after only 48 hours."
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"Pretty comfortable."
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"The slight increase in sonic richness and sound-stage was notable when I first experienced it, but nothing worth chasing-it-about when I can simply lay-down, get comfortable, and enjoy the best sound I have heard in 35-years."
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":P I really like these comfort wise and sound wise you can't go wrong, unless you really feel that you need some exotic planar drivers and and open back design."
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"These are comfortable to wear and the sound is outstanding for an under $200 pair of headphones."
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"They're comfortable, discreet, and sound excellent."
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Fit

Fit:
"Sound quality is so-so and fit is a little uncomfortable."
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"Was concerned the K550s would be too bright and or not fit (not be able to get a good seal)."
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"Please be advised of a fit issue if you have a smaller head."
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"The K550's look cooler and are actually a little more comfortable but the fit is just too loose."
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"These sound great but I'm taking off a star for fit."
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"In regards to fit, they fit me quite nicely."
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Listening

Listening:
"They are very large on the head as well (i. e. you look a little ridiculous wearing them).That being said, I enjoy listening to these at home on my computer."
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"It's not too bad, but it causes some discomfort after several hours of listening (nowhere near as bad as Grado 60-80, for example.)"
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"As is tradition for these reviews: My listening arrangement is a FireStone Cute Beyond headphone amplifier powered by two UB1280 scooter batteries."
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"It has been a few months of amazing listening pleasure with my AKG-K550s so I here offer my thoughts in gratitude for the many others who came before me, and therefore helped guide me to these gems."
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"They are very large on the head as well (i. e. you look a little ridiculous wearing them).That being said, I enjoy listening to these at home on my computer."
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"AKG K550 have earned a spot on our list of Top 5 Headphones Under $200 with features like 50mm driver size for high output and detailed low frequencies and they are lightweight and comfortable for hours of continuous listening."
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"Excellent for isolated private listening while the family watches something on TV in the same room."
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Music

Music:
"If you want to listen to music painfully loud without being rude to the guy next to you, these are the pair."
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"Maybe the higher-priced K701s or 702s would bring this BUT it's really a minor quibble and for me doesn't detract from enjoying the music."
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"I would routinely avoid some of my favorite music with them because I knew they wouldn't sound very good."
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"If your head hurts, it's hard to relax and enjoy the music or other content, and that's not an issue with the k550s."
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"It's hard to explain but I liked the 701's so much, I'd want to listen to music just to enjoy that clarity."
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"The performance of the human voice is perfect, maybe I should try some classical music later."
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"This make it possible for me to enjoy the music at night while all my families are sleeping."
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"Excellent headphone for classical music (primarily baroque instrumental and choral)."
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"There isn't a lot of details I need to go in, it's basically the signature AKG sound, mostly flat and accurate, but clear and fun midrange, great to listen to for music with vocal, acoustic, piano, symphony and such."
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"in certain situations with certain types of music they are wonderful sounding cans."
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Price

Price:
"But I am not so sure about the 4x or 6x greater benefits at normal street price; especially when one cannot know what they are missing."
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"Needless to say, I found out pretty quick that I could easily (and more cheaply) find a nice pair of cans with better sound reproduction, and since I don't actively travel the amazing sound-cancellation of Bose would be a waste of money."
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"From cheap and inexpensive to incredibly expensive and well made."
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"There are a great deal of headphones in the $200 price range and I haven't listened to many others in that price range."
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"Outstanding value at its current 2015 price."
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Quality

Quality:
"Sound quality is so-so and fit is a little uncomfortable."
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"Quality amazing, but the bass isn't good, dont have power."
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"if you don't have high quality recordings you will probably hate the sound of these cans."
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"V-Moda M-80:Same as M-100 - but sound quality is not as good... but less expensive."
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"The BadPostioning - If I have one criticism of the K550's is how critical their position is on your head and the sound quality."
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"I love the quality of these headphones, but most of all the twist off adapter."
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"I recommend these for anyone looking for proffesional studio quality headphones."
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"Excellent quality."
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"However, the quality of the sound is fantastic."
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"Build quality is excellent and they are not heavy to me."
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Sound

Sound:
"Sound quality is so-so and fit is a little uncomfortable."
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"They are also not that great at keeping the sound in isolation - I think my ATH-50's do better."
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"Since I can hear quite well in that range, but apparently many people cannot, I was anticipating an extraordinary clarity of sound."
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"As others have said, it is important to get a good seal from the outer edge of the ear cups against your head, or the bass response will be missing and sound will leak."
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"My criticism of the sound is that it's too spacy sometimes and why I can only give it a 4 out of 5 stars."
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"While holding them they had awesome sound but once I let go they were horrible."
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"Needless to say, I found out pretty quick that I could easily (and more cheaply) find a nice pair of cans with better sound reproduction, and since I don't actively travel the amazing sound-cancellation of Bose would be a waste of money."
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"Excellent sound, not too muddy or bass heavy, and they're extremely well insulated."
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"However, the quality of the sound is fantastic."
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"Great sound."
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"I'm a musician as well - covering both live sound and recording."
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