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A Review On: AKG K55

AKG K55

Rated # 445 in Over-Ear
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Price paid: $35.00
andi85
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Pros: Light, inexpensive, durable, decent sound

Cons: Clamping force too low, distort with higher levels/dynamics

Those were my first headphones. At €35 they were affordable and my digital piano sounded way better than through my bad keyboard amp, but that was about it. I never listened to music to those, I liked my small hifi system better.

 

Coming back to them after a few years of storage, I was surprised that they sounded decent when simply listening to music. They had a rather pronounced bass and treble range, but otherwise they were rather balanced. Also, they are light as a feather and therefore pretty comfortable - almost too comfortable, though, because the clamping force on my head was way too low, which caused them to slide around.

I also found out that with higher volumes or high dynamics (like from a digital piano) they distort rather easily.

 

So, when I had a little collection of better phones, it was pretty easy to let this one go.

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