AKG K 550 Review

AKG K 550

Excellent (A) 4 reviews 06/2013
209 opinions (Excellent)
Product specification:
  • Type: HiFi Headphone, Clamshell …
  • Design: Headphones
  • Shape: Over-ear, Closed
  • Extra Features: 3.5 - 6.3-Adapter, …
  • Weight: 305 g
  • Nominal impedance: 32 … more information

Home Cinema Choice
Place 2 out of 4
4.5 out of 5 points

Due to their slight lack of deep bass, the K550s don't have the authority of their rivals when it comes to reproducing explosions or high-energy music, but their superb midband makes them a great choice for dialogue-heavy films or music genres that benefit from openness and cleanness. Home Cinema Choice also praised their classy design and comfort.

Single test
8 out of 10 points

Value for money: 8 out of 10 points

The price tag of AKG's K550s seemed very reasonable to Trusted Reviews for what they offer: a solid and very comfortable build, a remarkably open sound and wide stage and a flat character that will delight some listeners and be a deal breaker for those more used to having more bass punch. The 3m long cable is not suitable for portable use, but that aside, they're a great buy.

What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision
Magazine 10/2012
50 products tested
"stunning all-rounder" (5 out of 5 stars)

"... these headphones are designed for at-home use. They are lightweight and comfy though ... a spacious, speaker-like delivery that excels in terms of fine detail, dynamics and punch."

What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision
Magazine 2/2012
Place 1 out of 10
"stunning all-rounder" (5 out of 5 stars)

"Test Winner"

"FOR: Beefy build; comfortable; spacious, detailed and natural sound.
AGAINST: Pretty big; sound more like £250-worth than they look." Info: This product was retested here 10/2012 by What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision and received the same final score.

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