May 7th 2012 9:40 pm

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The claim that the AKG K550 are closed headphones that sound like open ones is right on the money. If wonderfully open and wide sound is among your top priorities, you won’t find a better closed pair at the price for the job. quote


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Critic reviews

8.7
4 reviews
  • Sound quality
    8.4
  • Design and form factor
    8.0
  • Comfort
    8.0
  • Noise isolation
    8.0
  • Durability
    8.7

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9.2
4 reviews
8.0
Sound+Vision Jul 13, 2012

The K550 sounds extremely detailed, with above-average (although still not open-back-quality) spaciousness. And except for that little apparent lower/mid treble peak, it sounds extremely neutral and, as Will aptly put it, “accurate."

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9.0
Inner Fidelity Mar 14, 2012

The K550 will now be my go-to recommendation for audio pros and headphone enthusiasts alike needing both good isolation and solid audio performance. These will find a place on my Wall of Fame due to very good overall performance on all fronts.

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8.0
TrustedReviews Feb 25, 2013

The claim that the AKG K550 are closed headphones that sound like open ones is right on the money. If wonderfully open and wide sound is among your top priorities, you won’t find a better closed pair at the price for the job.

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9.0
Ron89 Ron89

First of all, this piece of art is built for home enjoyment. Its every design simply lacks of the consideration for mobility(gigantic ear cup, extremely long and thick cable, loosely binding headband, etc.). So if you're looking for a headphone of mobile use, this is probably not for you. K551...

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9.0
internalogic internalogic

I am really pleased with these cans. Subtle design - no overblown logos and pointless bright trim and flash. It's about time someone offered serious sealed headphones - good for environments where noise leakage would be a problem - with good sensitivity for use with a lower power device like...

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10
farangfrog farangfrog

Very well defined sound across the spectrum with outstanding spatialization. The headphone is very comfortable to wear and the closed cup design provides reasonable sound isolation. The overall build feels very durable. It's quite bulky, so these are headphones geared more towards home listening...

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9.0
smkelly smkelly

I won a pair of AKG K240 MKIIs which I absolutely love. However, they are only semi-closed. I wanted something closed to use at work without having to worry about the sound leakage. Plus, the headband on the K240s was a bit odd looking to wear in the office. After doing some research, I grabbed a...

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