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AKG K 550

alaTest has collected and analyzed 968 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. People really like the usability and design. The durability and comfort are also mentioned favorably. Comments are divided on 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 84/100 = 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. Reviews about the price and bass quality are overall positive. The comfort and usability also get good comments. There are some mixed views about the portability. The mids quality and size get critical comments.

sound, usability, comfort, bass quality, price

size, mids quality

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

Jun, 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. Reviewers are impressed by the design and durability. The portability and comfort are also appreciated, but views are divided on the reliability.

sound, comfort, portability, durability, design

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

Jun, 2019

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 : 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 : Jez Ford (avhub.com.au)

AKG K550 headphones REVIEW

 

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

Consumer review (tesco.com)

Excellent as always!

 

Great the standard apple great quality... recommended!!!!

May, 2015

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

AKG K 550 Closed-Back Reference Class Headphones

 

I am listening to all my music again and am hearing it quite differently.I become totally immersed in it with these phones

Could do with extra padding over the top of the head to make it more comfortable.

Mar, 2015

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

AKG K 550 Closed-Back Reference Class Headphones

 

They are very comfortable to wear and sound quality is very good. They do show up poor quality audio files for what they are! As with any headphone, they are only as good as your source allows them to be. I purchased a headphone amplifier in order to...

A carrying case would be nice!

Mar, 2015

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

AKG K 550 Closed-Back Reference Class Headphones

 

Quite clunky looking but once you put them on, they feel and sound great. I have a fairly small head and the headband, which has numbered adjustments on both sides, actually fits really well. I guessed that What Hi Fi tested a few more than I was going...

Nothing I've found yet.

Feb, 2015

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