AKG continues to give its costumers more reasons to celebrate as they deliver the unique AKG sound with each of their products. The AKG 550 is lauded as a closed back pair of headphones that sounds just like an open backed one. Music engineers and performers tend to be perfectionists in picking the right kind of headphones to use and with the AKG 550, they would not be disappointed. They are award winning, high end headphones that has been getting rave reviews ever since they came out. The AKG K550 Headphones have been touted as an excellent closed backed reference headphone that can provide a wide array of sound that would elevate the way you listen and enjoy music. It has on its own a different soundstage that sounds just like an open backed headphone.
AKG is counted as one of the foremost leading companies in terms of microphones, headphones, and other audio equipment. With the AKG 550, they present a closed backed reference headphone that it is perfect for fully appreciating tunes or songs for enhanced listening experience because in terms of noise isolation, there is very low sound leakage. Although the downside is that it is necessary to find the right fit for excellent seal in order to get the best quality of sound. The bass is deep, detailed and awesome while the sound stage is very detailed and precise. There is no glaring or in your face speed problems while laying tracks or mastering. It delivers a good bass punch that is very clean and not overpowering and it has more bass than the other generations. It also has a bit of a flat response making it more open to manipulation with the equalizer to get the desired sounds.
The AKG K550 Headphones are very sturdy, durable and very well-built. The theme of the AKG 550 is two toned: grey and black which is classic, simple, and elegant. What makes it unique is the size of the ear pads, they are larger than normal which might be an issue for some people but is extremely lightweight for everyday use.
Possesses 50mm drivers which is the biggest that AKG has to date to deliver a balance between the qualities of an open backed reference headphone on a closed back one. It can be connected to any device plus it comes with a screw on gold plated jack for connecting to amplifiers or other audio equipment. It also won the HI-Fi award for “Product of the Year” in 2014 for On Ear headphones.
All in all the AKG K550 Headphones are considered one of the best office or home headphones baring the long cable aside since it is best for enjoying music and relaxing because of it can isolate enough sounds. Plus, you can never go wrong if you are of a mindset of price to quality ratio with the awesome soundstage these provides. It is a great investment for the sake of excellent sound quality despite its mildly exorbitant price tag.