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88 Global Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
88

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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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."
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Reviews

88
 
Average Critic Score
Critic Reviews 4
93
 
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User Reviews 4
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Specs

Key Specs

Type
Over-ear
Channels
Stereo
Drivers per ear
1
Noise isolation
Yes
Active noise cancellation
No
Connections
3 5mm, 6 25mm
Inline controls
No

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88 Global Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
88

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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User Reviews

90
internalogic
I am really pleased with these cans. Subtle design - no overblown logos and...read more
100
farangfrog
Very well defined sound across the spectrum with outstanding spatialization....read more
90
smkelly
I won a pair of AKG K240 MKIIs which I absolutely love. However, they are only...read more
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