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Hi, looks like as AKG also releases a new top of the line closed headphone - the K550 with 32 ohms / 1/4" gold jack .

 

It's listed in their new official 2011 catalogue, which can be downloaded here:

 

http://de.akg.com/akg-produkte-de/brand_akg/akg-headphones/home/hifi.html?file=tl_files/content_resources/akgshop/AKG%20Brochures/AKG_brochure_2011.pdf

 

It is positioned above the K701, as you can see here in exerpts from the brochure:

 

Bildschirmfoto 2011-05-14 17-00-27.tiff

 

Bildschirmfoto 2011-05-14 17-01-41.tiff

 

Bildschirmfoto 2011-05-14 17-02-26.tiff

 

i have no info about prices or release date, just stumbled about it by chance. looks interesting, though.

 

 

post #2 of 1493

What the...they changed the headband?! All they needed to do, really, was get rid of the humps on the elastic. That elastic and headband didn't last that long for no reason; but if people the last ones were uncomfortable, it was those humps, not the original design.

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Originally Posted by ProtegeManiac View Post

What the...they changed the headband?! All they needed to do, really, was get rid of the humps on the elastic. That elastic and headband didn't last that long for no reason; but if people the last ones were uncomfortable, it was those humps, not the original design.



Evil !!!!  I'll this one and call it quit. 

post #4 of 1493

When I first saw the thread title I had hoped maybe they had re-released the K501 again or updated it. Maybe it sounds similar to the K501? Who knows.

 

Hopefully it's not too expensive.

 

Why is everyone suddenly comparing it to the K702? We don't even know anything about and even if it's supposed to be "better" than the K702.

post #5 of 1493

awwwwww whens it commingtongue.gif

 

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post #7 of 1493

Well it's a closed phone, so I'll predict a much smaller sound stage than the K701 yet with a similar sound signature with the addition of bass.

post #8 of 1493

interesting indeed.

post #9 of 1493

I also had seen it yesterday, and asked in AKG facebook. No any information given from AKG though...

550 looks like closed-back, but they call it open-sound.

I predict it semi-open... maybe something like S-Logic gives wider stage?

Earpad seems to be REALLY HOT. I'll not use it during summer if i buy it.

post #10 of 1493

pads look very nice, unfortunately no detachable cable

post #11 of 1493

Ooh, call me intrigued.

post #12 of 1493

Finally they have got rid of those nasty bumps in the headband. Maybe the closed design adds to the bass punch. Intresting phone...

post #13 of 1493

i think it looks great.. very sharp. hopefully it sounds as good as it looks

 

post #14 of 1493

The elasticated headband within the dual arches assembly AKG are famous for is not very practical for portable use. This lower profile version looks more suited to wearing out, and its specs suggest it'll work well with a portable device. Keeping an eye on this one...

post #15 of 1493

No way I'm buying a $300+ headphone without a detachable cable. I think it's too early to know for sure if it's really the "top of the line" AKG headphone.

I'm very curious about this and hope it's not too expensive.

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