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Originally Posted by Rainmaker91 View Post

Totally agree with you if we are talking closed back headphones, but they do fall short of some open backed ones in the mentioned price range. Still though, the K550 does have an amazing sound stage for it's form and price.

Well my Audio Technica ATH-AD700s were 87GBP vs 129GBP that I paid for the K550s and the sound is way better in every way on my AD700s other than the quantity of bass. But then it is a little unfair to compare open and closed in this way.
Edited by TheGiantHogweed - 11/13/16 at 12:41pm
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Well mmy Audio Technica ATH-AD700s were 87GBP vs 129GBP tht I paid for the K550s and th sound is way better in every way on my AD700s other than the quantity of bass. But then iit is a little unfair to compare open and closed in this way.

My point was that he mentioned 300£ and up, and while the K550/551/553/MKII does perform REALLY well within their price range, they do get beaten by open back headphones in the 200£+ range. But then you actually need an open back headphone to really beat them in soundstage in that price range.

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As for anything in the same price range... The DT990 Pros does go head to head with them, but they both have their downsides and upsides.
Edited by Rainmaker91 - 11/10/16 at 7:20am
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This vs DT770 ?

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Originally Posted by fuzun View Post

This vs DT770 ?

The DT770 is at least in my opinion a bass heavy headphone, and really does not reach up to K550 when it comes to soundstage which is really apparent in the high notes. They are two different headphones that honestly appeal to two different groups of people, but both are excellent at what they do.

edit: The DT770 has supperior build quality though, but th Beyerdnamics DT series is well known for that.
Edited by Rainmaker91 - 11/12/16 at 6:57pm
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Has anyone moved away from these and gone wireless?

I have a pair and im very happy with them but im not looking at some wireleas headsets which would suit my needs better.

Im worried about a downgrade in sound quality though in general so if anyone has any thoughts the headsets im currently looking at are -

Sony mdr 1000x
B&W p7
Sennheiser momentum 2.0
post #2451 of 2455
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Originally Posted by 3mps View Post

Has anyone moved away from these and gone wireless?

I have a pair and im very happy with them but im not looking at some wireleas headsets which would suit my needs better.

Im worried about a downgrade in sound quality though in general so if anyone has any thoughts the headsets im currently looking at are -

Sony mdr 1000x
B&W p7
Sennheiser momentum 2.0

While I'm looking at wireless headphones as well, I really don't see them replacing my wired ones. Or at least not my full sized cans, they are simply to big for me to use them comfortably while on the move and that's honestly the only time I like using bluetooth.

Now as for sound quality... I have only really tried the Momentum and the B&W of the ones you mentioned, and they sound more or less the same as the wired version. Personally I don't like the sound of them, but you might. The P7 is better in my opinion, but sennehiser is the way to go for wireless audio (Tehy have been the go to choice for wireless audio for decades), just like Bose would be the way to go for noise cancelling headphones (again they are the go to option for professional noise cancelation). As for comparing bluetooth headsets with wired ones... They have different use areas, so I doubt youll see studio and "hi-fi" headpones in a bluetooth version anytime soon.

I would personally much rather go for a more expencive wired headphone than a bluetooth option (the bluetooth option usually cost 100-200$ more anyway) for full sized cans, or perhaps a better amp/dac rig for my setup.
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Originally Posted by 3mps View Post

Has anyone moved away from these and gone wireless?

I have a pair and im very happy with them but im not looking at some wireleas headsets which would suit my needs better.

 

I have the AKG K845BT as well as the K550.  IMO it's a very nice wireless headphone.  It shares a lot of sonic signature with K550.  But it is not a wireless K550:  the top end is rolled off a little and is not as airy, and the bottom end is inflated somewhat — it's far from "boomy," but it's turned up more than in the K550.  Both of these make it less to my taste than the K550, but both are arguably more "popular" tunings than the K550's.

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AKG Official Store through NewEgg is selling the AKG K550 - Closed Back Reference Class Headphones for $89.99 until Wed 7 Dec 2016.

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Hello,

 

Can you help me chose my next headphone.

 

I currently have the AKG K550 MKII.

 

I recently have buy the DT990 and the Fidelio X2 from Amazon.fr , but when compared to my AKG K550 I think they are worst indeed.

 

The voice in songs is so much present on the AKG.

 

Do you have any other sugestion?

 

I what another Headphone but it need to be way more better that the one that i own right now....

 

Thanks

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How much better really depends on your budget and what you intend to use them for, more details needed. Closed or Open, Amp or Not, Classical music or EDM....

 

Beyerdynamic T90 is a great headphone that can be had for around $300 new. Bright sound signature, clean mids, nice punchy bass with excellent extension. Pair with a tube amp and these sound very nice. Soundstage is on par with the k55x

 

Hifiman HE-500 is one of my favorite all-around headphones. The bass and mids on the he500 are spectacular, and the treble has a nice amount of energy without causing fatigue. These are a heavier set and have an smaller soundstage. Amp is needed to run these

 

Audeze LCD2 Fazor (2016 version) is the best headphone I have listened to. Vocals are natural sounding, bass reaches all the way down, and treble is present without fatigue. There is too many good things to list about this headphone. The bad: heavy, need amp, stock cable is noisy

 

other good options koss esp950, k7xx, he560, hd800

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