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K550MKII

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Closed back reference class headphones with amazing comfortable fit.

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Closed back reference class headphones with amazing comfortable fit

"With the K550s, AKG engineers have struck a masterful balance between the noise-isolating qualities of closed-back headphones and the spacious, dimensional sound of an open-back design creating reference-class headphones ideal for private listening both at home and on the go. 50mm drivers, the largest in our product line, deliver great AKG sound from your hi-fi system or virtually any portable device.The large ear cups and new headband design ensure an amazingly comfortable fit, and the 2D-axis mechanism folds flat to stow or go."

Item# K550MKIIBLK

General Specifications

System Dynamic
Design Closed-back
Color Matte black with black metal accents
Maximum input power 200mW
Net weight (without cable) 305g
Cable 99.99% oxygen-free cable, 3m

Audio Specifications

Speaker Nominal Impedance 32 ohms
Speaker Sensitivity 114 dB SPL/V
Speaker Frequency Response 12 Hz - 28 kHz

Dimensions

Speaker Weight (kg) 305 g

Control and Connection Specifications

Connections 3.5/6.3 mm hard gold-plated jack plug and contacts
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  • 1 pair of AKG K 550 BLACK
  • 3.5 - 6.3 jack adapter
  • AKG warranty card

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K550MKII is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 11.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound quality These headphones sound great with all kinds of music. They are worth it.
Date published: 2017-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound and comfort I purchase this a month ago and love the sound I get from them. Very comfortable my go-to headphones going forward.
Date published: 2017-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I was a bit worried about the price tag...but The headphones went on sale and I go them because - I miss listening to music on LPs. The sound was so rich and the headphones made it better; back in the day. Now with all the compression, we miss the good in music. I wanted to get a pair of nice headphones, paired them with a FIIO Amp/DAC and OMG. I am back! I am loving music again. These headphones are amazing. :)
Date published: 2017-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great pair of closed-back Cans These are simply the best Closed-back "open-back-sounding" Headphones I've heard. The sound stage is incredibly wide and great. You'd benefit from powering them with a good AMP/DAC combo to add some extra umph, even though they're 32 Ohms. VERY clear with .FLAC files and good Bass response. PS. Beats by Dre were not meant to be used with Beats by Dre. Stop buying that garbage and listen with incredible clarity like these AKG's. Also, the durability of these cans is great! Plus they fold flat for easier storage or travel without fear of bending/breaking. Oh, and.... I've used them for 5+ hours straight with no "pressure" issues on the top of the head band. These are insanely comfortable, compared to the Q701 Quincy's which I wish had the same Headband style. Q701's really start digging into the top of your dome after 10 minutes of listening and it's quite unpleasant.
Date published: 2017-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great build, quality materials, fantastic fit The sound out of this set is so balanced and enjoyable I wish that I could take them everywhere. I have nothing to say bad about the things that make this a headset. The pros are in the title. Cons - Extremely long cable that is not detachable Ear cups could be a smidge deeper (this is because I have large stick out ears) That's all.
Date published: 2017-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sonic Heaven Well like others I searched for headphones that are reasonably priced, sound great, and are comfortable. Taken advantage of Haman sales, I purchased the AKG wireless 50 BT for my office and daily commuting and could get over the sound quality for a wireless headphone. When the K550 went on sale, I immediately researched the reviews and found out quickly how good these were. Plop down my money and after careful break in, I put on some hi res music. What!!?? Wow!!! On a very old recording that I have listen to for over 40 plus years I could hear the buzz of the amplifiers! The details inside the music was breath taking. With a little sum of money my vast music collection was re-born. Bass heads look elsewhere. But, if you have properly heard music presented in HIGH fidelity than these are for you. These totally immerse me in the music regardless of the source.Faannnntttaaaassssttttiiiiccc!!!
Date published: 2016-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect headphones for what I was looking for Returned a well reviewed competitors headphones due to comfort issues. This set is comfortable for hours and the audio quality is incredible to boot!
Date published: 2016-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great HeadPhone it is really a great headphone with good sound stage. This headphone definitely NOT for BASS heads,,! This is for audiophiles who need great sound without any artificial ingredients.
Date published: 2016-12-13
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how would these be like for listening to a hi-res sony walkman? -- is there enough to power these

Asked by: jimm
Hi Jimm, Thank you for your question. The AKG K550MKII has a lot of power and good bass performance. They will differently be able to provide you with a satisfying music experience.
Answered by: Danny HARMAN
Date published: 2017-09-26

I have the K551 with inline controls. Purchase a QED 2m headphone cable to sit on the couch and watch late night tv. But when I plugged it in, the sound from my K551 was very different, uneven, downright sonically disturbed. What gives?

Asked by: polskasweetie
Hi. Your K551 has remote control on the cable. This means that it has a 4-pole plug, where the extra pole is used for the remote commands. Any normal extension cable will usually be made for hifi use, which is always standard 3-pole. A 4-pole plug in a 3-pole socket will short-circuit two of the poles. You will need an adapter from 4-pole to 3-pole to use your K551 like you want to, and the sound will be like you are used to hearing it.
Answered by: Henrik Harman
Date published: 2017-10-04

What are the differences between this and the original K550? Is there a compelling reason to upgrade to this from the original K550? Also, what kind of cable do I need to buy to be able to use this with my tv (for late night watching)?

Asked by: polskasweetie
Hi. There are no differences that would justify preferring the mkII. Since the K550 has no remote control on the cable, it should work with any normal 3-pole stereo headphone output, in a TV or a stereo system. But of course your TV could be different. Also, you have both 3.5mm and 6.3mm plugs as standard equipment.
Answered by: Henrik Harman
Date published: 2017-06-19

Could you please tell me what material the ear pads on the K550 MK2 is? Thank you

Asked by: Garry
Yes, of course. They are made of protein leather, also known under its popular name Pleather. This material is bonded to a fabric base material.
Answered by: Henrik Harman
Date published: 2017-12-08
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