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post #181 of 320

Picked up a pair from Best Buy today to try out. I was very impressed with the build quality and comfort of these headphones. I ran the headphones straight off an iPhone 4s and 2010 Macbook Pro and wasn't too impressed with the bass. I felt the bass was lacking... (compared to my Audio Technica ESW9) Take my review with a pinch of salt.. still a newb to Head-Fi! Just wanted to give my 2 cents.


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post #182 of 320
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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.

Thanks... but I just checked it... no sale

In store or something? Was gunna put that in the deals thread but I couldn't find it.
post #183 of 320

i find the bass pretty nice when equalized or called upon in the track

post #184 of 320
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i find the bass pretty nice when equalized or called upon in the track

i agree.  the 550s take on the personality of the recording.  if its a lauryn hill song, you can feel the air of bass, for example.

post #185 of 320

Brand new K550 owner here. Man these are great. Tripping balls right now on some nice jazz recordings, long time since a pair of headphones gave me a smile as big as this beyersmile.png

post #186 of 320

The K550 does sound very decent. It is sadly not as comfortable as I hoped. My ears touch the insides of the cups and the headband can give me a headache after a couple of hours.

 

Maybe it's just because I am used to the Denon AH-D2000...

post #187 of 320
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Originally Posted by DamageInc77 View Post

The K550 does sound very decent. It is sadly not as comfortable as I hoped. My ears touch the insides of the cups and the headband can give me a headache after a couple of hours.

 

Maybe it's just because I am used to the Denon AH-D2000...

I used to own the D2000. I actually find these slightly more comfortable. I think I have a small head, since my K550's are fully "collapsed" (as small as possible) so my ears do not touch the inside of the cups.

 

I think the K550 has somewhat softer pleather, and they are about 50g lighter as well.

 

This of course does not mean that the Denon's aren't clouds on your head also ;) 

post #188 of 320
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Thanks... but I just checked it... no sale
In store or something? Was gunna put that in the deals thread but I couldn't find it.


must be in store where they have Magnolia.

post #189 of 320
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Originally Posted by heyalbert View Post

Picked up a pair from Best Buy today to try out. I was very impressed with the build quality and comfort of these headphones. I ran the headphones straight off an iPhone 4s and 2010 Macbook Pro and wasn't too impressed with the bass. I felt the bass was lacking... (compared to my Audio Technica ESW9) Take my review with a pinch of salt.. still a newb to Head-Fi! Just wanted to give my 2 cents.

You need to burn these in.  The longer they are played the better they keep sounding. I was like you at first. but once I put that Headstage Arrow to them they just hit right where it's needed.

post #190 of 320
Yup they just get better and bettee. At first since im a noob i had no idea what soundstage really sounded like but now ita bright as day with a live recording that ive listened to countless times on my stock buds. Sounds almost completely diff

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post #191 of 320
Listened to an Enrique Iglesias (sorry Enrique if I butchered your name) from my wife's playlist it was insane. Not normally my cup of tea but man that song was produced well. Male and female vocals, lots of instrumentation, just a full sound with lots going on and the K550 handled it beautifly. With a good seal I believe these are neck and neck for the number one spot on my shelf.
post #192 of 320

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post #193 of 320

is the k550 considered lo-fi or mid-fi?.its my first pair of headphones so i dont know how to categorize it

post #194 of 320
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is the k550 considered lo-fi or mid-fi?.its my first pair of headphones so i dont know how to categorize it

 

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lol good to categorize so i can do better for my next purchase

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