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AKG K 550
Item # 039K550 | MFR # K550
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Our take on the AKG K 550 by Crutchfield's Dave Bar
Closed-back headphones with a wide-open sound
Most headphones with a sealed earcup design let you hear your music better in noisy environments, like at a club or in a busy office. But they can also bottle up the sound, making it feel as though it's coming from inside your head. Not the AKG K 550s. These advanced closed-back headphones deliver the spacious, realistic soundstage of an open-back design, while providing blissful relief from the outside world. And because they're sealed, you can enjoy truly private listening without sound leaking outside to those around you.
Large drivers for outstanding performance
AKG has been making high-quality headphones for music enthusiasts and professionals for over 60 years, and that experience really shows in the K 550s. They use big 50mm drivers, the largest in the AKG headphone lineup, to crank out powerful, crystal-clear sound from your hi-fi system or virtually any portable player. No matter what type of music you listen to, these 'phones will give you sparkling highs, engaging mids, and dynamic bass.
Carefully designed inside and out
The K 550 features a padded adjustable headband and ultra-soft around-the-ear earcups for a comfortable fit. The single-sided oxygen-free copper cable supports a clean signal from the source to your ears, and comes with a convertible headphone plug that works with both mini- and full-sized jacks. And its 2D-Axis earcup design folds flat for easier storage and transportation.
From our review of the AKG K 500 headphones
"The AKG K 550s are a good high-end headphone choice for less-than high-end listening situations. Although slightly warm, I felt I was getting all the musical detail my sound sources were delivering. And they were comfortable enough to wear all through the work day. And that's more than good enough for me!"
— Ralph, Crutchfield Blog and Product Review Editor
I got these as a gift and they are thrilled with them.
What's in the Box:
- Over-the-ear headphones (with attached audio cable terminated by a male 3.5mm connector)
- 1/4" Adapter (installed)
- "Important!" note
- "Attention!" booklet
- Warranty Card
- over-the-ear, closed-back design
- large cushioned earcups and adjustable headband
- large 50mm drivers for a realistic soundstage and powerful sound
- 2D-Axis fold-flat design for easier storage and transportation
- frequency response: 12-28,000 Hz
- impedance: 32 ohms
- sensitivity: 114 dB
- 9-foot single-sided cord with stereo mini plug
- comes with full-sized 1/4" adapter
- weight: 8.3 oz.
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
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Features and Specs
|Earcup Width x Height||4.375" x 4.375"|
|Mic For Taking Calls||No|
|Frequency Response||12-28k Hz|
|1/4-inch Adapter Included||Yes|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
Reference Series: The AKG K550 over-the-ear headphones combine the advantages of closed-back headphones (no sound leakage for a truly private experience) with the open sound of open-backs (typical speaker sound); making it ideal for both home and street use.
50mm Driver: The 50mm (2'') driver, the biggest driver in the AKG headphone range, delivers a realistic soundstage far beyond what other headphones typically deliver.
Comfortable Fit: With large over-the-ear cups and a new, lightweight adjustable headband design, the K550 offers an amazing, comfortable fit allowing for hours of continuous listening.
Single-Sided Cable: The single-sided, 99.99% oxygen-free cable provides pure sound transmission. The headphone cable is terminated by a straight 3.5mm gold-plated connector.
1/4" Adapter: The AKG over-the-ear headphones come with a 1/4" adapter to plug into your home stereo.
3D-Axis Folding Design: The AKG K550 features a unique 3D-Axis folding mechanism for ease of handling, storing, and transporting.
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