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post #166 of 320
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Will these be good for gaming because of their soundstage? Also, will these be good for rock and metal?


Absolutely. Of course there will be many opinions on how certain criteria compare with other competing products in the price range, but the K550 sounded great. I had a new one and with many AB testing with the Denon D2000, I thought there were similar on many levels. In fact, I like the K550 forward mids which are particularly favorably for all kinds of genres including movies. The K550 can definitely handle passages that drop them low notes. I read a bit here and there about glare. I'm not sure if I experienced it, but it seemed to occur on certain tracks with aggressive string instruments like violin/viola

 

 

My you can skip to the 1.40 mark where I believe glare is occurring. I don't know much about, but if anyone can chime in, I'm all for it. Thanks

post #167 of 320
Looking to trade with one of the posters in this thread for their 550's..... but now I'm confused Tyll says pretty good stuff about these and people seem to rave at the beginning of the thread then you skip to the end and it's like people are changing their mind......
post #168 of 320

Only thing I hate about mine are the ear pads.  

post #169 of 320

i like how soft they are,coming from stock s3 earphones.what abt them dont you like?

post #170 of 320
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Originally Posted by talisman42 View Post


Absolutely. Of course there will be many opinions on how certain criteria compare with other competing products in the price range, but the K550 sounded great. I had a new one and with many AB testing with the Denon D2000, I thought there were similar on many levels. In fact, I like the K550 forward mids which are particularly favorably for all kinds of genres including movies. The K550 can definitely handle passages that drop them low notes. I read a bit here and there about glare. I'm not sure if I experienced it, but it seemed to occur on certain tracks with aggressive string instruments like violin/viola



My you can skip to the 1.40 mark where I believe glare is occurring. I don't know much about, but if anyone can chime in, I'm all for it. Thanks

I read a review saying the k550 had slightly recessed mids, perhaps that happens if you get a baf seal. I,ll try to find a place with a good return policy so I can see if it works. Thanks for the help smily_headphones1.gif
post #171 of 320
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I read a review saying the k550 had slightly recessed mids, perhaps that happens if you get a baf seal. I,ll try to find a place with a good return policy so I can see if it works. Thanks for the help smily_headphones1.gif

 

Apparently Best Buy often has these available for pre-buy testing, so if you have a local store, see if they do and test them out.  They might have already gone through the burn-in process, if they've been on display and used long enough.

post #172 of 320
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i like how soft they are,coming from stock s3 earphones.what abt them dont you like?

 

they "stick" to my head after a while.  makes it uncomfortable and I have to remove it for a bit

post #173 of 320
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they "stick" to my head after a while.  makes it uncomfortable and I have to remove it for a bit
So they clamp hard? because I read several members said they don't clamp enough.
post #174 of 320
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So they clamp hard? because I read several members said they don't clamp enough.

 

no the pleather feels sticky.  the clamping is fine for my alien shaped head.  j

post #175 of 320
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no the pleather feels sticky.  the clamping is fine for my alien shaped head.  j
I see. Maybe use mum's/GF's/wife's stockings over the pleather?
post #176 of 320
mine are coming in prolly tuesday.

is there a baffle mod I should know about? If so can someone point me to it?

thanks.
post #177 of 320

it all depends on the shape of your head,lol.press to your head to know if you have a seal.i dont adjust mine at all since they fit right on but theres a little space on the upper right which doesnt bother me

post #178 of 320
im talking about inside the cups. someone mentioned adding padding inside the cups somewhere. is that a common mod for these or just someone's idea.
post #179 of 320
It's been said before, but bares repeating- a good seal is critical with these headphones. I have a small head and had to do some serious bending of the headband to achieve the desired results. The sound is amazing once the seal is perfect. I highly recommend these headphones, although people with small heads, please be advised.
Edited by Zuckfun - 10/25/12 at 7:41pm
post #180 of 320
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Originally Posted by Zuckfun View Post

It's been said before, but bears repeating- a good seal is critical with these headphones. I have a small head and had to do some serious bending of the headband to achieve the desired results. The sound is amazing once the seal is perfect. I highly recommend these headphones, although people with small heads, please be advised.


I'm not a fan of the K550, but for anyone who is and doesn't own them yet,
Best Buy has them on sale for $250.

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