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AKG K550 Reviews

Spykerv

Amazing

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Pros: Pretty much everything, great sound quality

Cons: Cups are a bit flimsy and the headband never feels very secure

Owned these headphones for close to a year. Just wanted to add my own thoughts to the other great review about these headphones. I needed something with decent isolation, and with decent comfort as I was forgoing my comfy DT990Pros which were open back. Source files: 320kpbs, FLAC, ALAC Used with a Fiio E7 primarily These were thankfully easy to drive, used them with my HTC One a lot. They are quite comfortable for extended hours of use but like any closeback, they leave my ears super sweaty. I still have some reservations between purchasing this or the Ultrasone 900 but this is a great easily drivable, comfortable and a headphone with the sound signature I wanted. But holy crap,...
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xstarscream

The most open sounding closed headphone you are going to find.

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Pros: Neutral, clear sound, sleek sturdy metal design, very comfortable, rivals more expensive headphones, great isolation.

Cons: Not the best fit for smaller heads, non-removable cable.

This review will be geared more towards the average user and not the hardcore audiophile. First off, the equipment I have used these with. My current set up is a Schiit Audio Magni & Modi. I have also used these with a Maverick Audio TubeMagic D1 DAC/Amp, Simaudio Moon 100D DAC + Magni, Moon 100D + Little dot I+ , iPhone 5.. all with lossless files. They have all sounded amazing. My favorite setup was the Moon 100D DAC paired with my Magni amp. I say this because I think the 100D is slightly more transparent than the Modi.. slightly. Worth the price gap between the two... no, not to me. These are driven fine with an iPhone. I find the volume on the phone has to be around 3/4 level to...
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