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post #106 of 1493
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Originally Posted by obzilla View Post

US prices do not include tax, Euro prices include VAT... so deduct 52 Euros from that 270 and you get 218, which is $312.90 by today's exchange.

Add an average US state sales tax of 10% to the US price (or 15% here in Canada), and things begin to make a lot more sense.

 

 


Thanks, that actually makes me feel better! 

 

post #107 of 1493
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Originally Posted by obzilla View Post


US prices do not include tax, Euro prices include VAT... so deduct 52 Euros from that 270 and you get 218, which is $312.90 by today's exchange.

Add an average US state sales tax of 10% to the US price (or 15% here in Canada), and things begin to make a lot more sense.

 

Back on track, I am beginning to swoon for a pair. I think that they would compliment my Pro900s very well.


10% is on the high side.  At a regular brick and mortar you have to pay state+county+town sales tax but if you buy via the net its tax free as long as that company has no physical operations in the state you tell them to ship to.

post #108 of 1493
Wow, 10%? Locally for me it's a little over 5%(5.25). Lucky me. biggrin.gif

The price is looking wonderful so far. Now how about that release date? biggrin.gif
post #109 of 1493

Bear in mind the price came from a webpage of a Polish seller than has since been taken offline so not to get too excited. Equally non-confirmed is a late June release as mentioned earlier in the thread.

post #110 of 1493

If these things stay under 400 tax included I might actually bite the bullet and buy them sight unheard. The bad news is usually in Canada release dates for many products come a year later then in the USA. It's not always the case with headphones but for most other electronics it is. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

post #111 of 1493

Why isn't this the K750? If the K701 is the top of the heap at $250-300 street price, how is the K550 going to be more?

post #112 of 1493
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Originally Posted by tim3320070 View Post

Why isn't this the K750? If the K701 is the top of the heap at $250-300 street price, how is the K550 going to be more?



Closed Back?

post #113 of 1493

The design is superb. I really like it. The headband is much nicer than other AKG models.

Maybe I'll get a pair of these, just because I can.

 

No release date yet?

 

post #114 of 1493

Nah nothing yet, although earlier in the thread someone suggested a 'late June' release. Here's hoping!

post #115 of 1493

They look like Schwetty pads to me.

 

 

 

post #116 of 1493
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Originally Posted by tim3320070 View Post

Why isn't this the K750? If the K701 is the top of the heap at $250-300 street price, how is the K550 going to be more?



You answered your own question. " street price"    The K701 was released in 2002, and since then the price has gone up and down and the street price will continue to vary.  Additonally, the K702 and Q701 have been released.  You can never compare the RRP of a new release product with one that has been around for 9 + years.

 

Whatever the release price of the K550 is, I will bet that in 9 years time it will be different, even taking inflation into account.  That is of course, if it lasts that long.

 

post #117 of 1493

bump

 

lets see if we can bring the thread back to life. Anyone know any more news about the K 550

post #118 of 1493
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Originally Posted by DigitalFreak View Post

bump

 

lets see if we can bring the thread back to life. Anyone know any more news about the K 550



I have my very own imaginary Head-Fi posts in my mind, wondering about this new set of cans. Sometimes having no information is more fun. The mystery!

post #119 of 1493

And still nothing?

Hmhmhmhm...

post #120 of 1493

Found this photo of the K550 on a head, gives a good idea of size etc.k550_in_home.jpg

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