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Originally Posted by Cupup View Post

k550 is on sale for $199 in canadacomputers!! $20 cheaper than dt770 Is it a good deal?

Yeah it is a good deal, I'd go for it. The only problem you might have is fit because the ear cups are very large and not everyone gets a good seal against the head.
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post #12 of 17
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k550 is on sale for $199 in canadacomputers!! $20 cheaper than dt770 Is it a good deal?

I don't know much about us/cad prices, but it looks like a decent deal.
post #13 of 17
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I went to the store this afternoon, they dont have DT770 neither m50, but they do have cop and k550(which is on sale).
cop for $170 and k550 $199(normal price $299).
I pick up a k550 just because i think it is a great deal whit $100 off the regular price.

Now im listening with this big helmet:D
super happy with this headphone, the sound from this headphone is just amazing. im super impressed.
i have not listen to many headphone,what i have are some gaming headphones, u know those with a mic!!

i dont know how dt770 or m50 sounds, but i think i did a smart choice today.thumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gif
post #14 of 17
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quick update... the headphones sound insulation is not as good as i expected. My 7h has better sound isolation, i think this because the ear cups are not as close as it can be to my face compare to the 7h. Maybe the ear cups are just too big to cover my ears i dont know, im not a pro to this. But other than this nothing complain about, it just sounds 50 times better than my 7h....lol biggrin.gif:D:D
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If you sorta press the cups against your head does the isolation get noticeably better and bass improve? That would indicate you aren't getting a good seal around your ears.
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If you sorta press the cups against your head does the isolation get noticeably better and bass improve? That would indicate you aren't getting a good seal around your ears.

quote from head-fi
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5. Fit
5.1 Clamp
The second least in my list. Denons have the least followed by these. Or is it.......

Q2. These are way too loose for my head. Only for big heads is it?
The following paragraph may be the most important thing for you in this entire review, so please read it carefully:
Out of all of these headphones, the k550 is very unique in one aspect. The clamp is adjustable. Yes, I'll say that again. Without any mods at all, the completely new out of the box akg k550 allows, by design, for us to adjust the clamping force the headphone exerts on our heads.

How and why?
This is simple. You see the actual earcups can be moved in both the up/down and right/left directions (read below) BUT each 'change' you make to the inclination of the pads require application of actual force- using your hands. This is especially true for the up/down movement. Unlike other headphones where the cups are attached to a loose swivel hinges, these won't change shape once on your head as the force required to make this change, to make the earcups move, is far greater than the outward (normal) force that your head can provide- so there is no movement.
All this is largely independant of how you use the headphones left and right size meter (how big your head is!). 3 clicks on either side or 5, you can still change the clamp of the headphone by moving the earcups.

Importance?
Getting a good tight fit is crucial for good sound. When I first got these I thought they sounded awful. I had them ready to send back to amazon. The next day however, I couldn't believe my eyes when the earpads moved up and down after I pushed them. THEN I had the fit. THEN I realised what headphones these are. Gone were the tinny mids and highs, the bass deficiency and the grating highs. A few experienced headfiers I suspect haven't really played with the fit- as their final impression of the k550 is exactly what I thought of it when I first tried it out.
Look at my profile and see the closed headphones I've owned. I'm not embarressed to say that I got fooled at first with the k550, as it's just so unique in this regard. You know what- I doubt that there is another full size headphone that functions like this...
post #17 of 17
And if that doesn't work,

Another quote from head-fi
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In my initial impressions of the K550, I implored owners to "man up" and bend the metal headband to create a better fit and increase clamping force. However, I also cited the very top as causing some initial discomfort. That being the case, I decided to bend the headband further.

The Process

-Align the very center of the headband across your wrist like a watch. This will avoid creating a peak or crease.

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-Place the thumb and fingers of your other hand on the plastic adjusters on both sides. Judiciously apply pressure. It will bend the most at the very center, but since this is the segment that will flex outward the most upon putting it atop your head this is desired.

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The Goal

Even exertion of pressure/weight across the entire headpad. Before bending and also after my first (admittedly reserved) attempt, there was a focal point in the very center. The way to ensure proper fitment is to put the headphone on at your ideal position and press down on the points at which the metal headband meet the plastic adjusters. If there's space between your head and these parts of the headband, then further bending is required. Keep going until there is no "give" and every part of the headpad is touching your cranium. The end result is both improved comfort and clamping force. A picture of how my headband appears post-tweaking:

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http://www.head-fi.org/t/613707/the-akg-k550-appreciation-discussion-thread
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