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post #136 of 1493
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Originally Posted by Anaxilus View Post
Is that Quincy Jones?  blink.gif

 



Are you being sarcastic?  Not to be condescending, but that question was like asking if that man in the picture was Micheal Jackson, unless of course you really don't know who Quincy Jones is.

post #137 of 1493

Is that David Schwimmer? tongue_smile.gif

 

ross.jpg

 

They look...I don't know. I mean I'm incredibly excited for this, but reading about the newer AKG headphones, they seem to be going more towards the K81 than the K501.

post #138 of 1493
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Are you being sarcastic?


What do you think?

 

Are you Quincy Jones?  I guess it's not odd the comment would be lost on someone w/ an AKG avatar.

 

post #139 of 1493

Bumping the thread to life to see if anyone has heard any more details about this can

post #140 of 1493

The more I look at them the more I feel an instinct that I will like them. The easy to drive aspect is another exciting bit of news. Not even a full dressed man sitting with pillows in an old bath-tub can derail me.

post #141 of 1493
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Originally Posted by Redcarmoose View PostNot even a full dressed man sitting with pillows in an old bath-tub can derail me.


x2

 

hehehe

post #142 of 1493

I've contacted Harman five days ago to find out the official release date. No answer yet. A site called Tech News Up states the K550 to go on sale "in August".

 

post #143 of 1493

I want a pair!

post #144 of 1493

I have ordered it a week ago from a German webshop for EUR 181 (http://www.meintrendyhandy.de/shop/akg-k-550-52356p.html). They have no idea about the availability though.

post #145 of 1493
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I have ordered it a week ago from a German webshop for EUR 181 (http://www.meintrendyhandy.de/shop/akg-k-550-52356p.html). They have no idea about the availability though.

at that price, count me in.  an improved K271 would make me a very, very happy.
 

 

post #146 of 1493

Looks interesting.  I enjoy the AKG sound signature, but I don't enjoy the AKG comfort with the self-adjusting headbands.  They just don't work for me, but they finally realized that putting some PADDING on the thing might be a good decision.


Edited by krameriffic - 7/9/11 at 4:23pm
post #147 of 1493

I hope this doesn't wind up being vaporware. At 181 Euro thats not even 250 Canadian, that's a nice price point.


Edited by DigitalFreak - 7/10/11 at 1:31am
post #148 of 1493

That would be a great price. There are going to be much talk around here about this headphone!

post #149 of 1493

There was a review in a German magazine I read while waiting at the train station.

They'll cost 300€ over here and had a show-off against other new headphones like the "Beyer T70P" and the LCD-2

 

There were no graphs or measurements for any phone but a quick summary and two scores.

Price/Quality... bleh, and Sound Quality.

 

SQ-Score (from memory but quite(+-5%) accurate)

 

LCD-2 91%

T70P  81%

K550  73%

 

It was described as quality built, expensive, more bass than the K601 but still on the shy side, and a bit to bright...

Sounds like you'll like 'em if you own a pair of K27x?


Edited by roBernd - 7/11/11 at 8:25am
post #150 of 1493

The test in the magazine "Stereo" was poor. No in depth descriptions of the sound, no measurements and some very strange statements like the K550 being the successor of the K601 or the Shure SE215 having a not so strong bass.

 

The ratings were almost within the predicted accuracy wink.gif:

 

LCD-2 91%

T70P  87%

K550  76%

 

BTW, the Monster Beats Pro got 75% rolleyes.gif

 

EUR 300 may be the list price but they can be had for EUR 215 (EUR 185 w/o taxes).


Edited by chi2 - 7/11/11 at 9:24am
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