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Fast forward to present. This newbie/novice just happened to stumble over this thread, and stumbled over that Harman Kardon have AKG K550 on sale, refurbished, with full warranty for $129.95 free shipping... Plus, Harman Kardon have a nice return policy,.. Free shipping on exchanges (30days), and buyer pays shipping for a refund (30days).

 

From reading the thread, the non-detachable cord seems like the only snag for me...But, for this price, and option to return, I think I am going to bite..

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Great price. These are really love or hate headphones...really depends on what music you listen to. For example, nothing I've heard beats it for dub. The sparse highs, looow lows that are reproduced with incredible accuracy. Other headphones would smudge the same music. Also, these are the best headphones for mixing that I've used. Better than the HD600.

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Originally Posted by d3r1d3x View Post
 

Great price. These are really love or hate headphones...really depends on what music you listen to. For example, nothing I've heard beats it for dub. The sparse highs, looow lows that are reproduced with incredible accuracy. Other headphones would smudge the same music. Also, these are the best headphones for mixing that I've used. Better than the HD600.

Thanks for that feedback. I am a novice/beginner/newbie, and just getting into headphones from following my mobile devices..Also, price along with performance are my main goal.  From that standpoint, and being a beginner with no clear listening styles,  I think these will fit right in with my loose style of doing things and be my 3rd set of headphones. My job allows me to have on headphones, look at movies, and listen to music all at the same time I am doing my job, plus, I am stationary too. Sol the wired part is okay. But, I still can use these with my mobile devices, if I so desire. So, my other headphones are bluetooth, to work mainly with my mobile devices.. I just happened to take a pair of the bluetooth headphones to work, and discovered a new world of enjoyment, and that is why I am here and onto these... :)

 

Back to these AKG 550, it seems for the price, the return policy, and the reviews, I can't go wrong here..

 

Thanks again,:beerchug:

post #319 of 320
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Thanks for that feedback. I am a novice/beginner/newbie, and just getting into headphones from following my mobile devices..Also, price along with performance are my main goal.  From that standpoint, and being a beginner with no clear listening styles,  I think these will fit right in with my loose style of doing things and be my 3rd set of headphones. My job allows me to have on headphones, look at movies, and listen to music all at the same time I am doing my job, plus, I am stationary too. Sol the wired part is okay. But, I still can use these with my mobile devices, if I so desire. So, my other headphones are bluetooth, to work mainly with my mobile devices.. I just happened to take a pair of the bluetooth headphones to work, and discovered a new world of enjoyment, and that is why I am here and onto these... :)

 

Back to these AKG 550, it seems for the price, the return policy, and the reviews, I can't go wrong here..

 

Thanks again,:beerchug:

The main thing that will determine your experience with these is your head size. I'm 6'3" with proportional head size (not a lot of hair though), and I'm using the smallest headband setting and I still have to squeeze the headband time to time to make the fit tighter. But it does the trick to me.

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Originally Posted by d3r1d3x View Post
 

The main thing that will determine your experience with these is your head size. I'm 6'3" with proportional head size (not a lot of hair though), and I'm using the smallest headband setting and I still have to squeeze the headband time to time to make the fit tighter. But it does the trick to me.

I have a backup plan... :)

 

From reading this and other threads, they all state that a larger head size is preferable..I think I have an average head size maybe on the big side. Plus, I noticed that a lot of owners were recommending doing the gentle squeeze thing too. Well, I just pulled the trigger on them, will get a order confirmation and tracking number tomorrow.  The back up plan is this, when I get them, sample how they perform, if they are say better than my Harman Kardon BTs, they will be keepers, and most likely I will get past the fit thing.  I am almost 98% sure they will not be better than my Sony MDR 1RBTMK2s, but, if they are, and I am that lucky, they will be super keepers, and I will have a lock grin for about a month!! 

:)  Now, if they turn out to be sub par to my novice listening ears, then I have a exchange plan to try out another pair. BTW, Harman Kardon, offers FREE shipping back for exchanges..And exchange time is 30 days..Great policy if you ask me.. The pair I will exchange them for, and I have no idea what reference and open back mean,which these will be. I am going for the style and what they originally cost, I will be exchanging for the AKG Q701 in black. They have these on that same web site for $199.95 refurbished.. However, these are referred to as reference phones, and I have no idea what the reference or even the open back does.. Just  going by the looks, the same way I judge cars and women... :)  

 

So far, this is a fun thing I have latched on too.. :beerchug: 

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