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post #2056 of 2060

The K550s have really grown on me. I would like a little more bass, but I am admittedly a bit of a basshead and compared to the K702s there is a lot more low end. But the soundstage is really nice for a closed back and the detail is everything I would expect from AKG. 

post #2057 of 2060

Got the k550 today.

 

The way is presents it's self isn't like my other 15 headphones.

 

I just like the way the bass is as well.. sub bass and punching or whatever and a nice clear sound and everything else.

 

but not everybody's cup of tea but certainly mine.

 

bought that many headphones on my own headphone quest and really the akg k550 are a favourite of mine.

 

For many reasons why they are amongst my most favourite headphone.


Edited by lltfdaniel - 5/5/15 at 8:11am
post #2058 of 2060


Well, I am in the midst of suffering through Head-Fi "Hell".  My AKG 550s arrived today, and are in the process of burning in.  My AKG 545s arrived on Monday and are burning in nicely as well.  The torture is THE WAIT.  I want to pit them against each other in an A/B head-to-head, but it looks like I'm going to have to wait until this weekend to start that project.  It's like having all your toys downstairs waiting for you at Christmas/Chanukah/Whatever and you can't play with any of them until after you come back from visiting with family....  Sucks.

 

I'm hooking them up to my ASGARD 2 for the main evaluation, but will also test them both out with my iFi iDSD Micro, FIIO e17, and straight from my iPhones/iPads to see if they respond differently.

 

When I cheat-listened to both while setting up their song loops, they both put me in the mindset of the Grado SR225e set I had, VERY detail revealing, but the treble wasn't QUITE as pronounced, (Read as HARSH) to my ears as the Grados were, and both are infinitely more comfortable.  I guess I have a big head as neither set seemed to present a problem when it came to getting a good seal.

 

Can't wait to see what music I'll like the best with them.  I'm used to my HD-650s when critically listening, but I'm hoping that the AKGs will strike a balance between the fullness of my HD-650s and the fun/responsiveness of my Koss Porta-Pros.  (One of the most under-valued headphones I've ever listened to...)

 

I can already tell that the soundstage of both are larger than any of my other closed back headphones.  And they isolate sound pretty well unlike my Porta-Pros or my HD-650s.

 

Man, is it Sunday Yet?!?!? 


Edited by knorris908 - 5/6/15 at 10:53pm
post #2059 of 2060
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Originally Posted by lltfdaniel View Post
 

Got the k550 today.

 

The way is presents it's self isn't like my other 15 headphones.

 

I just like the way the bass is as well.. sub bass and punching or whatever and a nice clear sound and everything else.

 

but not everybody's cup of tea but certainly mine.

 

bought that many headphones on my own headphone quest and really the akg k550 are a favourite of mine.

 

For many reasons why they are amongst my most favourite headphone.


Best explanation I've heard!  I come from mostly "dark" (HD-650s) or bass-heavy headphones, (JVC HA-M55x, JVC HA-SZ2000, Photive PH-BTX6, and VMODA Bass Freqs) heck, even my Koss Porta-Pros seem to have a healthy amount of low end.

I really am looking forward to having headphones that will offer more detail and balance for critical listening.  I thought the Grados were going to fit the bill, but they just weren't right for me.  Looking forward to saying that I've found what I've been looking for.

While I'm still waiting for them to burn-in, I can say that what little I heard would be characterized by me as Bass "punch" as you said, but not Bass "kick" like the HD-650s or Porta-Pros.  And definitely not bass "THUMP" like the HA-SZ2000 dole-out without trying.  


Edited by knorris908 - 5/6/15 at 11:05pm
post #2060 of 2060

Just bought these at a nice price last week.  So far, my best pair of over the ear.  I really love them.  Better for me than the HD 598 (open was not for me, but the K550 sound better for me, better bass, very cool imaging) and way better than ATH M50 (more smooth, better balance and a bit less harsh).

 

I am using them with various sources, but ipod classic + Fiio e6 sounds awesome with these.

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